A Little Bit of Blog Neglect...and a Halloween Craft!

I have been a blog neglector!
There is a story behind this, its full of excuses, but I'll tell it anyways!
Last week was October Break for my kids, and we had been planning a big trip to Oceanside with the Taylor side of the family for over a year.  Well, the week before was craziness, so I didn't have time to write a bunch of posts before we left.  I did, however, have time to organize my photos and put them on a thumb drive so I could post while chilling on the beach.  Um, yeah....the thumb drive didn't make it to the beach!  Of course I forgot it!!  I was bummed for about a minute, then decided not to worry about it, and to just enjoy my time with my family.  So that's exactly what I did!!!

We played by the beach:

We panned for some gold, and rode a covered wagon at the 
Mormon Battallion Memorial Site:

We got our fill of Legoland:

 And I even managed to do a little shopping!  First at this gem of a store:
Architectural Salvage in San Diego
This little store is a MUST if you are ever in the area!  It is full of so many fun treasures!

Then on our way home we stopped at the Kobey's Swap Meet, where I found some items that will keep me busy for a while!

I really think I needed this time to relax and be with my family and not worry about anything.  But I'm still struggling to get back into the swing of things.  Remember when I said the week before we left was crazy?!  It was crazy because I was watching my sister's 3 kids, one of which is the same age as my baby!  I love her kids, the hard part is that they are moving to Michigan on Saturday!  My only other sister is leaving me, and I start to cry every time I think about it.   So I'm trying not to, but as Saturday gets closer, it seems to be the only thing I can think about!

Well, thats the end of my story!  But since this is supposed to be a DIY/Home Decor/Craft blog, here is a little project I whipped up for Halloween.
I made this little Spooky sign the same way I made my Family sign (full post and tutorial here)
I am not a huge fan of Halloween, and I'm always thrilled when its over and can put away what little decorations I actually put out!  (My poor kids, haha!) But this is my buffet all ready for 


Party Links:
From My Front Porch to Yours, Shabby Nest, Love of Family & Home, Savvy Southern Style, Oh My Creative, By Stephanie Lynn, Nifty Thrifty Things, Life on Lakeshore Drive, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Not Just a Housewife


  1. That's great that you could relax with your family! I always have a hard time getting back in the swing of things too.

  2. So glad you had time with family! Sometimes forgetting can be a blessing in disguise. :) And I feel the same about Halloween!

  3. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the “Fun Friday“ blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com

  4. It does look like a fun trip and my son would have just wanted to stay at LegoLand, period. :)

    Visting today from Fun Friday.

  5. Hello Therena! I love your pictures. The Halloween decorations are so cute. You have an awesome blog. Thank you for hosting the "Fun Friday Blog Hop". It's so nice to meet you. I'm following you via Bloglovin'. Please follow me back. Have a great weekend!


  6. What a great trip! Love all your finds and your signs you made. Thanx for joining THT!

  7. I love the Spooky sign! Great idea for Halloween decor!


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