I finally got my Halloween/Fall Banner Garland listed in my Etsy shop. I feel a little sense of sccomplishment. I have been working on this banner for quite some time. I wanted to make it reversible. In doing that it had to be put together just right. I really love how it turned out. I only wish I had a fireplace to put it on. I have to admit again, I wouldn't mind holding on to this one. I liked how it looked hanging of my peg shelf. LOL
In other news...I went to the doctor with my daughter yesterday. We were able to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. It was oh so cool. Here are a couple of candid shots that I took during the visit. She & baby are doing well.
The hubs, Travis & I ventured up to Eureka Springs over the weekend. It was so gorgeous up there. I took so many pics that there is no way to list them all. We visited Thorncrown Chapel which is breathtaking. It sits in the woods & is mostly made of glass. My pics dont do it justice. Travis even spotted a deer on the outside when we were inside the chapel. We then ventured on up to Holiday Island to see the mini replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was so cool. Up on the hill from the bridge & river sits a castle. The Castle Rogues Manor is an absolute must see. I want to stay there but it is outrageously expensive. On our loop of the area we stopped on the side of the road to see what is supposed to be The World's Largest Windchime. It was quite large. My pics are a lil dark due to the sun setting. The location this was in looked a little hippyish. It was a hoot! Our last stop of the day was a castle (I use that term loosely) called Quigley's Castle. Now mind you this home & land were so pretty & I would kill to live on this hill but castle is not what I would call it. The story told by the grandaughter was that her grandmother built the home over several decades. She loved the rocks of Arkansas so she dug up rock & quartz & wheeled it up to the property. The outside & inside of this home are covered in rock. She has even made benches, birdbaths, garden arches from all the beautiful rock. Oh and more bottle trees. It must be a thing of the south. We saw our first one when we went to a plantation in Memphis, TN. They are supposed to ward off evil spirits. It was one of those things that I was glad we did but wouldn't pay money to do it again. I even got the whole back to nature experience using the outhouse for a restroom emergency. LOL I will post some random pics to share the day with you. If you get a chance visit the links & check out the sites.
Well now that I got my banner done & listed I want to start working on a blog giveaway. So please check back. As soon as I get it ready to put up we will have us a contest.
Have a great week. Happy Hump Day ~Toodles