Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Donna White Magic

Check out this candy box made by craft guru Mrs. White.
See the pile of bones on the top? Love it!
She embellished it with Jolie's Stickers and other Halloween decorations.
And it was filled with GOOD candy. This will be prominently displayed --maybe next to the Mad Scientist lab in the house.


Here's a neato bag I made out of some fabric called Skullduggery. The rose is black velvet with skull and crossbones metal charm. Perfect for Oct 31 !

Monday, October 27, 2008

Huffman Halloween!

Here's a few shots of my Halloween vignettes. Special thanks to Annabelle and Grandma Sue for the Mad Scientist supplies and artwork.
Mwwahhhh aaaa aaahhhhhhh !!!

The coolest cookie cutter EVER

Love, Love, Love it !!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Here's a link to my most recent column. I called it Bonjour.

People have been leaving blog comments about the column online. One of the comments to the column was written in french:

mdr! Elle m'a appris tout ce que je sais, et ├ža n'est pas une mince affaire!

Translated by a computer it comes out like this:
Mdr! She learned me all that I know, and that is not a thin matter!

I think that's a compliment :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday KC!

One great thing about October birthdays? Halloween themed birthday cards!
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Kevin.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's all about Mike

Our dear friends Mike and Michelle came to CA for a little visit and Mike's 30th high school reunion.
We met up in San Francisco at Scoma's restaurant for dinner and more than a few laughs.
Mike and Michelle are raising an adorable young man, who happens to be autistic. They aren't able to take many vacations on their own, so this was a rare trip across country alone.
During the night, we debated over wine, seating arrangements, and whether to order appetizers and salads, or both.
"Mike, since it's your vacation and your reunion, it should be all about YOU," I said.
In that spirit, I have documented several key moments of our meal on Fisherman's Wharf.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Introducing The Fabulous Mike K., all the way from Spearfish, South Dakota.
Mike: Planet Claire salutes YOU.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

DJ Rocks

My husband rocks. Look at the beautiful flowers he sent me today for our 19th anniversary!
Awwww..... I love that guy.

Thanks Michelle!

Check out this cool Barbie scarf my friend Michelle sent me as a belated birthday gift. Love it! Thanks Mk!

Monday, October 06, 2008

I surrender.

Here's something new I am doing at work....

From the October 6 Napa Valley Register:

Surrendering to motherhood
Resistance is futile

As a mom to three girls ages 8, 11 and 14, I find myself dashing through life like an endurance event — an Olympic decathlon 24/7, 365 days a year. It’s a daily race over hurdles and obstacles, often ending by collapsing on the couch sometime after 9 p.m.

But there’s one thing I could do that would make my life so much easier.

Surrender to motherhood.

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