Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Visit from the Halloween Cupcake Goddess

   My friends, Alexia and Missy, decorated Halloween cupcakes and used the leftover muffin cups as inspiration for an unusual costume.  Both will join us on Saturday night for some trick-or-treating and handing out candy.  
    Last year, Alexia made good use out of my karaoke machine by turning up the echo and making ghost sounds for visitors.  After the trick-or-treaters went home, we dug into the candy, loaded some CD's and sang Elvis songs for each other.  
    Looking forward to another sugar-fueled Elvis-a-thon this year, too.  Hey, I think we have holiday tradition in the making!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On location (in my living room)!

     The television show, Criminal Minds, is taping some scenes in my home today.  All my living room furniture went to a warehouse yesterday so that our California house would be transformed into the home of a Virginia sheriff.
     Above, see the picture my husband snapped of Joe Mantegna and co-stars, readying themselves to remove a body on a gurney from the O'Dell-Smith household.  The crew is professional, friendly and efficient, and the whole episode has been a lot of fun!