Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Day 28

Doll Diaries October Challenge


Day 28 - Candle

I went the fun route with the different candles in our house.
A few LEDs and a few real wick.
The medium LED changes color.
The one has a wooden wick so it sounds like a campfire.

What is your favorite candle scent?

Best wishes,


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October Day 25

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Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Melody, Xyra2 or more


Day 26 - Witch

Yard

This witch goes in the yard. She's funny, but she has a cute kitty.



Books

These are our favorite witch themed books.
Of course, Harry is included.
Even though..."You're a wizard, Harry."
(giggling)


TV and Movie

Our favorite witch themed movies and TV shows are Bewitched; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch...
Did you know Sabrina was based on a character from the Archie comic book series?
Really?! Cool!
We also like Charmed; Wizards of Waverly Place; Once Upon a Time; Harry Potter; Practical Magic; Bell, Book, and Candle; The Witches; 
Hocus Pocus is kind of funny...
The Halloweentown movies are on this month.
No true horror items on our list. Just the fun stuff.
We want to check out the Good Witch on the Hallmark channel - Gramma Enne likes it.

What is your favorite movie or TV show you only get to see in October?

Best wishes,


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October Day 24

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LanieKirsten, both

Day 24 - Ghost

A long-time neighbor made these great ghosts for us. Makes it very easy to decorate the house for Halloween and lets trick or treaters know we have treats to give.
Woohoo! Decorating the yard! We didn't think we would be home this year. Yay to not missing Halloween this year!
(laughing)


Books

Do you like ghost stories?
We do, but not the super scary ones.
The fun ones first and then the ones like you tell around the campfire.
These are a few of the ones we like.
There are quite a few modern books about ghosts too. Xyra read one in 2010 and let someone borrow it. It's called Ruined; check out her review below.

Xyra's Ruined Review (PG, maybe PG-13)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a very good ghost story - it gave information in bits and pieces keeping it mysterious.  However, it could have had deeper development especially with the characters [I find this to be an issue with third person limited point of view - in staying vague].

I truly enjoyed learning the history and social order of New Orleans as well as a peek into its traditions and past.  Though the story is fiction I have no doubt something similar took place in reality.

It's a good read and kept me rivoted from the first page. (Even ignoring another book I'm working on.)  I was not disappointed in the end - though I do wish it had gone just a bit further.

Sometimes the main character seemed spoiled and hot headed and peevish; and we did not get enough of her romantic interest.

Quite enjoyable - would like to know what happens after everything is truly sorted out with the families or if they decided to let the authorities declare everything accidental.



Have you ever dressed like a ghost for Halloween?

Do you have a favorite ghost story?

Best wishes,


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October Day 22

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Day 22 - Homework

There are lots of different ways to do your homework. The best thing is to do it as soon as you can so you're not behind or caught off guard. 
When doing homework you should be comfortable.
I like to sit on the couch and use the lap desk*. I have the laptop, my pen, worksheets, folders, composition book, and a snack. Yum, cupcake. We don't always have cupcakes. Sometimes its pretzels, cheese and crackers, carrots and celery, or Lebanon bologna roll ups.
Almost done! Yay!

Where do you like to do your homework?
What's your favorite "brain food" snack?

*If you like our lap desk you can get one at The Shop On Leighton Avenue. Thank you, again, Amaya and Elizabeth! 

Best wishes,

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Day 27

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Day 27 - Spooky


This was fun!
Instant spooky, don't you think?
Super easy - just a sheer scarf and one of those LED candles.

Do you decorate for Halloween? If yes, do you go scary spooky or cute spooky?

Best wishes,


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October Day 23

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Melody, Haley, both


Day 23 - Monster

There are lots of different monsters. I don't like the really scary ones. But the ones on Sesame Street, Monsters, Inc.and others like that are fun - especially the ones at Monster High! 
We were brainstorming ideas about the monster theme when Xyra came home with one of our favorite Monster Cereals.
Booberry!
It makes a great snack. 
Even dry like a snack mix. You could mix in some Cheerios if you wanted.
Our other favorite is Count Chocula. Poor Frankenberry...just not a favorite.
After watching Monster High Freaky Fusion we may need to try it again.
See if there is new spark.
(giggling)

Have you ever made a snack out of dry cereal? Which is your favorite?

Best wishes,

#dolldiariesoct14

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October Day 21

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Day 21 - Funny


I thought I'd take on this challenge. At least, I think I can be funny sometimes. So I found these great candy corn socks an tried a couple of poses.
Argh! (laughing ) I lost my balance! (laughing)


Do you like candy corn? Or do you prefer honey corn? 
(Candy corn is bright orange, yellow and white; honey corn is tan, yellow, and white.)

Best wishes,


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October Day 16

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Melody, Kaya, both

Day 16 - Dog
It turns out we have more dogs than cats. 
So just as easy.
Really?
Well, they obey the "stay" command better than cats.
True.

Have you ever dressed your dog up for Halloween? If yes, what did he/she wear?

Best wishes,

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