Thursday, August 13, 2009

*It's the MOST Wonderful Time of the Year!*

Nooooooo, not Back to School, silly....

HALLOWEEN!

And of course the weeks leading up to it, when we get to completely immerse ourselves in all things wicked fun; bright colors, parties, dressing up, parties, scary movies, tricks and treats...and did I mention PARTIES?!

As you can tell by the latest eBay offering, I have Halloween parties and entertaining on the brain this week....

Eight whimsical coasters, which live in their very own Halloween box. :)

My favorite is the little kitten surprised by the mouse, hehe....

I can't even tell you how many hours went into this one. Enough that all my other plans for the day went right out the window. Seriously. My long suffering husband is at Best Buy as I type this, picking up a new vacuum cleaner, which I've been promising to buy for DAYS now. The old ones died (both of them) and with two Aussie dogs and three cats, waiting until the weekend is just not an option. ;)

I did however manage to pull dinner together, so when he gets home, he'll be rewarded with one of his favorites, baked ziti. Doesn't it look yummy?

Check out the old formica boomerang pattern on my kitchen counters, haha. :)

LOTS of projects in the works tomorrow too, including a plan to do something with half a peck of very ripe peaches. Cobbler, pie, pound cake - not sure yet, but I'll try to share a photo.

In the meantime, I'm off to throw together a salad to go with that ziti. I'll be back soon with new photos and more Halloween goodies!

♥ Carolee

15 comments:

Michelle Eaton said...

I love all of the coasters! Such a great idea for halloween :)

Lisa said...

Your painting is so amazing. I love the coasters and the box. Your counters are fun and I love that squiggly baking dish! I think I may have to bake some ziti as soon as the humidity goes down. :)

Carolee said...

Thanks!

Lisa, the baking dish is from Sur la Table (online) - not sure if they still have this one, but they have an adorable set of them in bright red (covet!) :)

~ Carolee

queen-of-nostalgia said...

very cool! I love Halloween too! I am working on some cards :) Your painting is beautiful!

Girl Interrupted said...

I don't know what Ziti is ... but it looks absolutely delicious!!

And I just love the coasters ... the jolly little skeleton who looks like he's tap-dancing is my fave :)

There's a definite hint of Autumn in the air, my favourite season ... I'm so excited!

Have a lovely weekend.

Pixie_Allen said...

You never fail to astound me, your work is amazing, your coasters are fantastic - and if I knew how to give you a blog award I'd just like you to know I'd give one to you lol Keep up the fantastic work xx

Kathleen Coy said...

Wicked fun coasters, Carolee! Oh, and I'll take a slice of peach pie, please... :-)

Susan said...

Okay...so you tantalize us with the picture of ziti and don't share the recipe! Shame on you!!
No, really it looks delicious. But the recipe WOULD be nice???
I LOVE the coaster set!!! So many cute designs!!!

Carolee said...
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Carolee said...

No real recipe for the ziti through - just a lb of pasta, a jar of your favorite sauce, whatever sauteed veggies you have on hand (onions, peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, etc), cooked meat if you eat it (John likes sausage) - toss it all together and top with a mixture of mozzarella and smoked mozzarella. Bake at 350 until golden on top. :)

Susan said...

Thanks for the recipe Carolee! I'll have to try soon!!

William Bezek said...

My stomach just growled looking at that Ziti! As well as pet hair, I bet you are knee deep in work for Ghoultide Gathering!

Miss Holly said...
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Miss Holly said...

Thanks for the "recipe". The presentation dish from Sur la Table makes it look like you slaved for days, too.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

WOW, does that look divine!!! I love pasta........any and all pasta! YUM!
Darla