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Random October

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for more randomness....but with a little bit of an October theme.

1.   Apparently Finlay has decided that he can't nap unless he's sleeping on a pillow.  Here, he's on the swinging bed in the classroom.

2.   Are you looking ahead to CHRISTMAS BAKING yet?   I love the look of these vintage sugars and sprinkles.  I found these at The Fresh Market.

3.   I'm loving the stippled look of my late season rose trees.  So pretty!

4.   I won, I won, I WON!  Check out the booty I won from Mary's giveaway @ Home Is Where The Boat Is.  I love the skeletal servers, Halloween napkins and straw, dog treats for Finlay, candy eyeballs, pie pocket press, and Halloween potholder.  Come back Thursday and see the projects I'll make with some of them!

5.   Check out my new Etsy crush.  The artist sells cards and prints from her original oil paintings.  I love her loose style!  You can check out Amy's Etsy store HERE.

6.   Vanessa @ A Fanciful Twist is hosting a Witch's Tea Party.  Will you be there?  I can't wait....*squee*

7.   I want to carve a few pumpkins like the one below.  How much fun is that!?!?  I just started a Halloween board, BTW's......You can see it on Pinterest HERE.

8.   Last but not least, if you've been blessed enough to attend an NFL game this month, then maybe you've seen my Zeta Tau Alpha (Zeta) sisters passing out pink ribbons.

Support Zeta's partnership with the NFL....

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I am SO looking forward to holiday baking this year. I think it's because we're actually doing a budget, so I can allow myself money for baking and wrapping supplies without worrying about paying the bills.

  2. Ricki, I love the sprinkles...cause they go on my favorite cookies....sugar cookies. Love the painting, so pretty. Your rose is beautiful. Blessings for a fabulous day, xoxo,Susie

  3. It's fun to catch up with you a bit. I have noticed lots of pink at the football games...very nice! And I love the things you won! What FUN! I've been reading....oh my! I read a LOT on our trip with no internet! lol HUGS!

  4. What a fun post- I always love a random post with a bit of this and a bit of that. I need some of those Christmas sugars! xo Diana

  5. Ohhhhh so cute little Finlay taking his nap. Adorable. I love those vintage sprinkles I am going to have to go to Fresh Market and find those. I have not seen those anywhere else.
    Have a great week.

  6. RJ, so happy you were one of the winners @ Mary's giveaway. She is always beyond generous. I've been on the receiving end more than once. Mary is a very special lady! Can't wait to see what you cook up.
    Finlay is adorable snoozing away. Sadie is spread out on the sofa next to me as I type. ;-)
    Thanks for the heads-up about the party at Fanciful Twist. Sounds like fun!

  7. I start thinking about Christmas foods in November, just saying and Finlay looks so relaxed taking a nap

  8. How fun, I do love your Randoms. :-))
    I love the Christmas sprinkles, how fun!!
    Looking forward to all you have up your sleeve.

  9. Ricki,
    Cute post and congrats on your win. Finlay is so adorable on his pillow and I'm sure he's enjoying his doggie treats you won. Your Rose is absolutely gorgeous. The witches tea party sounds like fun, I'll be visiting and checking it out. Holiday baking I love, last year I discovered chunky white glittery sprinkles and when they were applied to the star cookies they looked like ice crystals had formed. Love the vintage look of your sprinkles and bottles and I would display them like d├ęcor until baking time.

  10. This is such a great post of randoms. I do love the Vintage Christmas sugar sprinkles and the rose I agree is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your win! Your Finlay is so adorable. I had such high hopes to participate in this tea party but I do not have enough time with everything else I want to get done this month. I had to cross it off my list, next year, I am taking a day off just to prep and participate. I will enjoy by joining your party and visiting the others.

  11. okay, Finlay is adorable! His little face, omg!
    I think those vintage Christmas sugars and sprinkles look amazing...oooh, make cupcakes with them soon! The sugar looks like glitter:)
    the rose is gorgeous, it really looks like you put paint on it..
    Congratulations on winning all that fun stuff..
    Gonna go check out Amy's etsy..she's fabulous!
    The pumpkin looks beautiful.. we always do the jack o lantern face..or get a silly spooky stencil. might have to do a pretty pumpkin this year.
    We've not been able to attend any games yet, it's a shame too cause we live pretty close to the never know though :)
    have a great evening.

  12. Congratulations on your win....way cool! Finlay looks so adorable on the pillow!

  13. Finlay looks so sweet sleeping on that pretty sham! My girls prefer to sleep on a pillow too! Enjoy your treats and thanks for the shout out. This witch is looking forward to a tea party <|:>)

  14. Sounds like Findlay has a good idea! ;) Congrats on your win, and I can't wait to see your adorable witches tea party!


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