Thursday, September 30, 2010


A surprise box in the mail ... is there anything better in the world?!
You open the mailbox expecting to find bills, junk mail, campaign literature, catalogs,
and, in my case, geckos (that's a story for another day) ...
and you find a box!
A box!!
A box of fun from a dear friend!!!
Malt balls (yummy!) ...
pumpkin spice coffee (mmm!) ...
a darling ceramic ornament (perfect!) ...
and a beautiful card (such talent!)!
Sue ... you made my day and I can't thank you enough!!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Gourds!

I have a thing for gourds! Painted .... carved .... sculpted ... I love them all!
Here are a couple of my favorites...

Love this Jack! He was made by my friend, Kim Lance. He's not a gourd, but I still love him to pieces!

These carved gourds are wonderful lit up at night!

My Annalee witch...

...and her apothecary!

Best witches,
♥ Vicki

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Fall is in the air! It's cooler ... and safe to turn on the oven again!
Thought I'd share my favorite coffee cake recipe with you. Bon Appétit!

Wellesley Coffee Cake
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
½ teaspoon almond extract 
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with each addition.
Add sour cream, vanilla and almond extract; beat well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture and beat.

In separate bowl, combine sugar, pecans and cinnamon for filling.
Place 1/3 batter in well-greased and floured tube pan. Sprinkle with 3/4 of filling mixture.
Spoon in rest of batter and sprinkle with remaining filling. Bake 1 hour.


♥ Vicki

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Goodbye, Summer!

Thanks for the fun! See you next year!!
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

What every fashionable witch is wearing this fall!

Best Witches!
♥ Vicki

Sunday, September 12, 2010

And the winner is...

Thank you so much for taking the time to enter my giveaway!
I smiled when I read every single comment!

Then I printed the entries out ... folded them up ... and went in search of a hat to put them in.

Since this is a Halloween giveaway, I thought it only fitting to use my favorite witch hat!

You're not surprised, are you ... knowing my penchant for leopard print ?!


I placed the entires in the hat and asked my trusty assistant (hubby) to draw a name.

And the winner is...

Congratulations, Sue!
Please contact me with a mailing address so that I can send your goodies to you!

This giveaway was a lot of fun! Can't wait to do it again!!
Until next time...

♥ Vicki

Saturday, September 11, 2010

pi = 3.14159265

Not that kind of pie ... Witch Penelope prefers pumpkin!
If you happen to run into her on eBay, ask her for a taste!

And speaking of which,
I'm serving up a piece of humble pie to my darling hubby
who was convinced that my alma mater (James Madison University) 
didn't stand a chance against nationally-ranked Virginia Tech!
Wonder if he'd like his slice à la mode?!

Best Witches!
:::cackle, cackle:::
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Under Glass

These glass vials are filled with Halloween sentiments...

Trick or Treat

Smell my Feet

Give me Something

Sweet to Eat!

Happy Halloween!

Still need to work on that house cleaning potion ...
♥ Vicki

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Giveaway!

is hosting a giveaway!!

Enter to win an 11" black scrunchy witch hat which is embellished with glittered metal letters spelling out B-O-O,
a 6" prim pumpkin with a real twig stem and rusty curly tendril,
and a mini B-O-O paper banner!

To enter:
♥ Leave a comment for 1 chance.
♥ Become a blog follower for an extra chance!
♥ Post this giveaway on your blog or Facebook wall (linking back to this blog) for 2 extra chances!!

Last day to enter is September 11th.
I will draw
one lucky winner on September 12th.
Good luck!
Don’t forget to leave an email address when you comment so that I am able to contact you should you win!

♥ Vicki