Monday, October 31, 2011


These are the first photos of Tiger's 1st Halloween!
They love to decorate!

Lily and Eddie Munster!  

I hope there are more photos to come! 

Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 30, 2011


When Debbie announced the next copy cat party and I realized I would still be at my Mom's in Texas, I didn't think I could participate.  I don't have my 'stuff' and no magazines to look at.  Debbie told me to get a photo from an online magazine and that she knew I could do it!  So I looked and found a VERY simple photo I could copy and not spend much money on!

From Country Living Magazine
  Cute and simple idea

Here is my copy cat version

I used a green checked hand towel instead of black that I found at GW for 49 cents, the pumpkin was 50 cents and we had a tea light.
Not bad!  

Thanks for encouraging me to join in Debbie.

Now everyone go check out all the fun 
October Magazine Copy Cats
at Debbiedoos 

Happy Halloween,



I don't show a lot of funnies on my blog, but his one cracked me up so I thought I would share it!



You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
9.  You have to have another kid chew the candy for


8.  You ask for high fiber candy only.

7.  When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, 
you lose your balance and fall over. 

6.  People say: 'Great Boris Karloff Mask,' 
    A nd you're not wearing a mask.
5.  When the door opens you yell, 'Trick or...' 
  A nd can't remember the rest.

4.  By the end of the night, you have a bag full of

3.  You have to carefully choose a costume that

dislodge your hairpiece.

2.  You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood

with a walker.

And the number one reason Seniors should not go 
Trick Or Treating...
1.  You keep having to go home to pee.

No matter, have a H A PPY H A LLOWEEN anyway.
I'm joining Seasonal Sunday's Here

Thank you all for entering my Shutterfly giveaway!  The three winners are!

The Cat Guy @ Four White Paws

Please email me and I will send you your code for 25 free Shutterfly cards!  

Have a wonderful fun and safe Halloween!


Saturday, October 29, 2011


Since I am not home to do a new Halloween tablescape I thought I would share last years once again.  I hope you enjoy!
This is my first Halloween tablescape!
It was so much fun to put together!  Inspired by some plates found at a thrift (of course) this is a tablescape using only thrifty finds! 
This tablescape was inspired by the cute desert plates found at the thrift store
The plates feature ghosts so that's the theme
I started with a white charger, black plate & the Halloween plate
Orange napkins found again at the thrift topped with a 'ghost'
Where is the silver ware??
Tucked into these cute black witches shoes
These were on clearance after Halloween last year
Each place has a crow wine glass
The centerpiece features one of my favorite decorations
This Ghost with a little peek-a-boo!
A closer look!  
 Another clearance item (75%) from
Cracker Barrel several years ago!
This cute ghost dish was found a few weeks ago thrifting sitting on a tea towel found in a Texas thrift
I have added a few vintage items to the table
Cute sheet music for 50 cents
Black depression glass creamer
Black & white vintage Pyrex 

Vintage black vase 
with an orange candle 

I am very happy with my Halloween table!!

I'm joining Sunday Favorites
with Chari


Friday, October 28, 2011


I must say I am missing home today!
Glad to be here with my Mom but still there is no where like home! 

I did check out a couple of thrifts here in Texas and found some fun stuff to show you!
I found these cute 'stampin up' stamps at the Goodwill for 99 cents...I might try to make some tags or cards
I found this orphan salt shaker also at GW 
Old?  Weird?  59 it joins the other orphans

This next photo is one of my favorite finds last week
Another orphan salt shaker...cute pink pig and only 20 cents at Value Village
It has the old cork and a marking, anyone know what this means?  

These next two items my Mom had waiting for me when I got here...she knows my junkin taste!
I love this milk glass pretty

These are not old but perfect to add to one of my tablescapes! 

No new updates on my brother.  It's a waiting game right now.  I am trying to visit and spend some time with him.  He sleeps a lot.
  I am not sure when I will return home.

You still have time to enter my Shutterfly photo card giveaway HERE!

I'm joining Diann for her


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I have collected creamers for a long time
They have an appeal that I can't resist
I'm sharing a couple of new additions

Two restaurant creamers, both found at the same thrift on half price day
I love how they look together....

I'm joining Suzanne for

Just a reminder you still have time to enter my Holiday Photo Gift Card Giveaway
You can win 25 free photo cards of your choice from Shutterfly
This giveaway will end Saturday 10/29 and the winners (Three of you!!) will be announced on Sunday 10/30

Tiger says...'I ain't fraid of no ghost'


Sunday, October 23, 2011


I can't believe how soon it will be Christmas!  Yes I said Christmas!  I'm already thinking about Christmas Cards this year and of course I would love to send out photo cards of Tiger!
 My daughter and I used Shutterfly for Tiger's birth announcements and we were so happy with them.  
Sara was able to create her cards online and order them with ease.  They were delivered quickly and the quality was fabulous!
 Sara had lots of compliments on how wonderful the birth announcements were and my niece who had a baby a couple of months later also used Shutterfly for her announcements.
   So of course we are turning to Shutterfly for some photo Christmas cards.  
I went to Shutterfly 2011 Christmas Cards....
so many to choose from it was hard to pick

This has the sweetest message on it
I love the red
Oh I can just see this with Tiger's photo
Maybe a close up
The whole family! 

They also have other photo products that would make great Christmas gifts!
Photo Calendars  or how about a Coffee Mug or Bag with your favorite photo on it!

Shutterfly has offered me some free Holiday cards and
Guess what?  Shutterfly has offered three of my readers 25 free photo cards also!

All you need to do is the following!
You MUST be a follower of A La Carte 
Visit Shutterfly Holiday Cards and come back and leave me a comment telling me the name of your favorite card for one entry (mandatory)
for additional entries visit
Shutterfly Calendars and tell me which style you would choose and come back and leave a separate comment
Shutterfly Photo Gifts and tell me your favorite gift in another separate comment. 

That's it, three chances to win!
This giveaway will be open until Oct 29th
I will use to pic 3 winners
Make sure I have an email to contact you!
Good Luck,


PS: If you are a blogger and would like a chance at 25 free cards just go HERE to register

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers for my brother and family.  I don't have much news to report.  I will be staying in Texas awhile with my Mom.   We have been told my brother has only a couple of months.  I am needed here for now.  Blogging lifts my spirits so I will post when I can!  

Before leaving home I spooked up the cubbies! 
Lots of Ghosts
Mostly thrifted and clearanced items
 Lots of S&P shakers...they look cute in the cubbies
More Ghosts!
I love this little display with Halloween black cats!
A Ghost with a 'peek-a-boo' bear

Lots of cute witches!
I love this jack-o-lantern led candle
I hope you enjoyed my little Halloween display!

I'm joining these fun parties
Diann for Thrifty Things Friday
Honey for Potpourri Friday


Monday, October 17, 2011


I am having some tough times here in Texas
My first night here I came down with a nasty head cold and I have not felt well at all

Mom's 81st Birthday is tomorrow 
and she is doing okay.  I wish I could say the same for my brother
Yesterday was the first chance I've had to see him since he took a turn for the worse and it was sad
We have a hard path ahead of us and we are trying to prepare ourselves
It is not easy

If I had one wish.....

Please keep my brother and my family in your thoughts and prayers


Thursday, October 13, 2011


I am in Texas, but before leaving home I was able to do a little fall decorating!
This corner in my dining room is where I love to set up my seasonal vignettes.  I started with three main pieces: grapevine pumpkin, witch and a fall felted cat!
These four plates were found at a thrift shop and I really like them in this plate rack
I added some Dollar Tree leaves and faux pumpkins to the vignette
This adorable cat was made by my friend Susan last year and I love it
Of course my favorite Witch waits for Halloween each year 
I bought nothing new for this vignette, just used items I already had
Wishing you a wonderful fall ya'll!

I am joining these parties this week
Honey for Potpourri Party
Sherry for Fall Open House Party 

And the winner of the Breast Cancer Awareness giveaway
Congrats and please email me your address!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!