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Lime-A-Ritas, Snacks, and a Bit of Halloween Art

Hello friends, I missed being on time for my Tuesday post because this has been a crazy week (linking up late to Elizabeth's blog anyway).  I didn't want to miss posting a drink for the week even with all the craziness.  My cousin and I use to have a ritual where a few nights a week we would sit on my deck, drink Line-A-Ritas, and solve the world's problems.  She moved away and we didn't have a chance to do it any longer.  She moved back a month ago so we met up for a few Ritas. It was too hot to sit outside so we sat inside.

We also snacked on some Doritos and Strawberry Cake (if we do it again we will have to leave off the snacks as I gained a pound that day - lol).  The drinks were also way sweeter than I remembered but the man at  our local country store told me how to fix that and even gave me one of the ingredients for the fix free.  I love that little store.

Why was this week so crazy?  Football practice, birthday party planning, two LARGE family gatherings, watching grandkids, and several sleepless nights worrying about our remodeling project next door. Looks like it will start soon but now we have limited time to clean it out before the remodelers come....

Here is some recent art - all of it a big scary....sorry but I love Halloween. 

The Danger Window is new from DRS Designs as are the sentiments.  I made this first background using and ink/spray/smash technique and then running it through an embossing folder lightly touched with black ink so the lines would show better.

This next background was done by sponging white paper ran through the same embossing folder as above.  The ghosts and spider web are Tim's Halloween Thinlets from few years back. 

This one was made using a lot of different leaves from Tim Holtz sets and the funky wreath die. I covered the leaves with inks and paints to get a spooky effect.  The spider is from Dollar Tree. 
Hope you have a great weekend!




  1. I like this ritual you have with your cousin Nancy. It sounds like a fun time! And I'm also into making some fall and Halloween art. It's always exciting to get to this point in the year, isn't it? Have a great weekend. hugs-Erika

  2. What great memories to share and have with someone! I've tried those Ritas and they're really good! Better with a friend though! Oh my goodness am I in love with your Halloween makes here! You always make some very fun and creative ideas for this season I love seeing what you come up with! These are brilliant my friend! Have a great weekend!

  3. SO SORRY I am late visiting. Just happened to notice you and Violetta had linked. Wow, those mango-ritas look interesting, but so do the snacks. I'd gain a pound too, I suspect.

    Those Halloween cards are fun. That one with the leaves on the wreath is out of this world!!!! Thanks for sharing your ritas and snacks, and your cards with us for T this week, dear Nancy. Again, sorry I was late visiting.

  4. That sounds like a fun ritual and I'm sure you both came up with better solutions than governments :)
    Great Halloween cards, the ghosts and pumpkins are so cute xx

  5. Dear Nancy,
    how wonderful that your cousin returned and you were able to resume your ritual. I don't know any Line-A-Ritas (and if possible I don't drink anything out of aluminum cans because aluminum mining destroys rainforests), and I also think that more and more sugar is being added everywhere anyway - but I really like your ritual. I would probably just stick to the snacks ;-DD
    Your Halloween cards are great!
    I hope you can recover from the crazy week!
    Hugs and all the best from Austria, Traude
    🌺🪶🍂 🪶🌺

  6. Getting together for a fun visit sounds wonderful! Any eats and drinks would make it great too.
    best, mae at

  7. Thanks for being so open and honest with us in your posts


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