this is Halloween, this is Halloween. Halloweenie?

by Kristina Sloggett

in Basil is a Young Sportsman

Saturday night…

We are all at home, having cancelled some really fun plans with my sister, her husband, and a group of friends. I also had to cancel a girls night out last night… I’m still sick.

So tonight we are catching up on Jon Stewart and decorating for Halloween. I have my lighted skulls out, and am finishing up my painted pumpkins. I’ll share when they are complete – I chose a fun theme this year.

The Halloweenie is sporting his second costume of the season.

In case you missed his first one, it’s a bit scarier:

Okay, no it’s not scary at all. It is just so dang cute.

Some of you may remember his previous costumes:

turtle dachshund, 2011


sub-pup, 2010


One bright spot that cheered me up while sick? A super awesome package in the mail! I love getting mail. I participated in Lindsay’s Care Package Swap this year, and I was lucky enough to have Lindsay herself as my swap partner.

She sent some awesome things:

Tomato paste, apricot paste, stuffed leaves (yum!), maple bitters (so excited about this), pepper jelly (you know I am excited about this!), tapenade.

Jalapeno pepper mini pops (does she know what I love or what?), ranch dip (yes, yes she does), green magma and blue algae – wait, blue algae nut butter!! So very intrigued, I cannot wait. I see cashews on there. Fun napkins, hibiscus tea (LOVE!), and seaweed snacks.

Baking cups and cooks twine (I’ve already used the twine, for a non food project!), apricots, soya powder. I am intrigued again – really excited to use the soya powder.

Perfect breakfast right here – french vanilla coffee and chocolate chia. So excited for this!

and oh my gosh, Sweet Gratitude! A a cookbook of Cafe Gratitude’s raw desserts – this is perfect for me and I already have so many pages bookmarked.

Gratitude. I have so much right now – thank you Lindsay, so much! This gift definitely made my day.

Hope you are all having a great weekend… I’m enjoying some couch time with Jason and Basil, and a piece of brownie bottomed cheesecake

so, have you ever seen a turtle without his shell?


{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 the 3volution of j3nn October 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Halloweenie! LOVE IT! We have a HalloChiweenie. So adorable. Last year, we got him a cliche hot dog costume. But it was too small and he looked like a butterfly, LOL.


2 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

haa – I can imagine! so cute.. what will the ChiWeenie wear this year?


3 the 3volution of j3nn October 17, 2012 at 4:30 am

Not sure yet! We better figure that out soon. :)


4 spabettie October 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

pictures!! :)


5 Julie Hasson October 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

How fun! Care packages are the best.

I hope you feel better soon!


6 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

thanks, Julie! getting there…


7 lindsay October 14, 2012 at 4:46 am

is that a turtle in a half shell? just kidding. I love basil. He is such a looker.


8 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

hee hee, isn’t that turtle just so cute?? I was looking through old photos the other day, and found the one of Basil sitting with James while we were using those leg pumped up pants things- so cute! :)


9 lindsay October 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

awwww, i miss you guys.


10 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I know, me too! <3


11 Gabby @ the veggie nook October 14, 2012 at 6:47 am

Wow that’s a seriously great haul! I loooove stuffed grape leaves and that chia cereal is AMAZING!

That blue algae nut butter sounds so intriguing! You’ll have to let us know what you make of it!


12 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I will definitely report back about the blue algae nut butter… and probably many other things also! :)


13 Cara October 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

LOVE the puppy pics!


14 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

thanks Cara πŸ˜€ we kinda like this guy πŸ˜‰


15 Shirley @ gfe October 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

So sorry you are still sick, dear! Sending healing hugs to you!

Basil is cute in that new costume, but obviously he was framed. There’s no way sweet Basil (pun intended) committed a crime! πŸ˜‰



16 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

thanks, Shirley! I’m getting better – this was a LONG cold!! and yes, Basil was definitely framed πŸ˜‰


17 Cathy @ Noble Pig October 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I want that pup at my house immediately. Our lab grew up with a dachsie but the owner couldn’t keep them any longer. So they went to two separate families. My point is…my lab would love up Basil as she loved Bowman.


18 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

awww… they need to meet! :) perhaps our next trip to wine country will include Basil… πŸ˜‰


19 Kelly Klepfer October 15, 2012 at 5:25 am

Could Basil be any cuter? Uh no!


20 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

πŸ˜€ hee hee. thanks, Kelly!


21 nik October 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

lol…love the canine-convict-on-the-run costume!
Lots of yumful booty…hurray for Lindsay for organizing such a cool swap! All good stuff!


22 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I know – I love these kind of things, so fun to send and receive packages…


23 Eileen October 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

Yeah, there’s definitely some sickness floating around at our house too. I hope you guys feel better soon! Also: PUPPY.


24 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

thanks, I am getting there, hopefully just another day or two… finally went out and about today :) and yes, PUPPY. πŸ˜€


25 Lindsay October 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

So glad you like all of your things!!


26 spabettie October 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I LOVE it all! I feel like I need to send you a holiday package as well πŸ˜‰


27 Karista's Kitchen October 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

I’m laughing so hard my eyes are tearing! Love, love that sweet dog! Saw this feed on Heather’s Twitter (Farmgirl Gourmet)


28 spabettie October 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

hello Karista, great to “meet” you! :) so happy to have you here, glad you like Basil and his shenanigans!


29 Richa October 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

awww. the halloweenies are super super cute!


30 spabettie October 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

πŸ˜€ thank you!!


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