The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365: Week 42 and 43 October 30, 2012

Sunday was the formal captains dinner

Monday we arrived at Half Moon Cay

Tuesday I was in Nassau

Wednesday was our last fun day at sea

Came back home on Thursday and the trees had already changed colors


This is what happens when you left a husky alone


My package arrived from my secret Halloween gifter. I think they got it right 🙂


Making some Halloween cookies. I love these!


Oh my, I found another Frankenweenie shirt for Mr. Mal to wear


Found my last piece for my Halloween costume


Subway is giving these out in their children meals. I have 2 as of today.

Making the huge tutu’s. This is mine on top of my friends. That is 500 years of tule!


Burr it is cold. Someone does not want to get out of bed.

Halloween Party time! This is my Witches Brew

More pictures to come!


Project 365: Week 41 October 19, 2012

I am late this week due to being out of the country and soaking up the sun in the Bahamas. Now that I have returned, here are last weeks pictures!


Mr. Mal is Frankenweenie! Oh my, I love this costume! Found this number at the Wal-Mart.


Get it? 10,11,12…


I did the Reddit Halloween Gift Exchange and my person received my gift and posted the pictures.

Finally found a makeup that doesn’t make my face oily and lasts all day long. Just in time for the Bahamas!image

The long road trip has started. Drove over 5 hours and took  a nap here in GA on Friday.


Saturday, and we are off to sea!

Sunday: Our First Fun Day at sea


Project 365: Week 39 October 1, 2012

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I guess I have been too busy to notice that I have been posting the wrong week in my title for awhile now. I started typing Project 365: Week 49 and was like “wait, there are only 52 weeks in a year.” I’m a dweeb, should of been 39. Sorry! I guess I was lost but here they are!


My Halloween Display


Sorry for the window screen, this was Mr Blackie hunting for birds sitting next to the pumpkin display. Looked better in person.


Finally cleaned up my flowerbed and planted 3 mum plants.


It was a cloudy night but I could see the Full Moon!


This is my Witches Brew for the Halloween party recipe. I tried it out to make sure it tasted good before hand and it did just a bit strong. I think I will need to tone it down a bit for the party.


Found this at the package store. Haven’t tried it yet but I think it would go great with coffee.


Cleaned and organized the liquor storage. I always tell people I am not an alcoholic and one people said “I know, if you were they would all be empty.” On a side note, I keep my cleaning supplies on the other side of cabinet, thus we don’t drink Drano.


Project 365: Week 47 September 16, 2012


Taking pictures of the Tanning bed. Selling it on Craiglist because I never use it.


Mr. Z treated me to dinner and dessert in the mountains last Sunday.


Cleaned up my dining room, finally.


Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster. I think he had about 65 of them, me none.


 UT vs. Fl football game.


Getting the fall decorations out.


I purchased these paintings at an art auction about 3 years ago and never hung them, finally did!


The Count Down Begins to Hallows’ Eve June 1, 2012

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I know it seems a little too early to be thinking about, but I am looking for Halloween crafts for our annual Halloween party. I only have 152 days left until the big day and I don’t want it to thrown together. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I want it to be great this year. I have already planted my pumpkin patch in hopes of having a heaping load of Jack-O-Lanterns this year. I have been searching on Pinterest crafty ideas and even been shopping on eBay for extra strop lights but the main thing I have been pondering on is my costume.

I don’t like to dress up in a pretty, slutty, costume like most girls on Halloween. I like mine to be scary looking.  Last year my friend and I dressed up as vampires from Twilight. Not the pretty ones, the ones that have fangs and red eyes (we did put glitter all over us  for kicks) however the fangs we got wouldn’t stay on and we ended up looking like zombies. I have been throwing around a few ideas but still not dead set on anything yet and it is driving me crazy.

.Halloweenhalloween makeup Halloween MakeupHalloween makeup agridulceAmazing halloween makeup.

I found some really sweet makeup ideas. I don’t know if I am that talented to be able to mimic them but I would love to give it a try.

I also found some pretty good craft ideas for the party on Pinterest. It’s not much but it is a start. Oh I cant wait it is going to be great!

Owl + HalloweenYou have to love scary not-scary-at-all decorations for Halloween

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Halloween fun fact:

The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die.


Half-off Date Night October 10, 2011

This Friday was our half-off double, (triple) date night and we happen to snag tickets for Dead Man’s Farm in Lenoir City from Deal Chicken for $13 for 2 people. We love Halloween and all the things that go with it. Since, we had so much fun last year at Fright Night Manor, scared-to-death, we really wanted try another haunted house. Dead Man’s Farm was said to belong to the Bludgeon family who used to practice black magic. In doing so, they would and mutilate their livestock and farm hands. The house is rumored to be haunted by their evil spirits, and two paranormal teams have investigated the phenomenon and said it was indeed truly haunted. I didn’t see any scary ghost hanging around the place but there were a few frightening costumes.

We had to wait in line for about 30 minutes before we were permitted to enter the house. They were splinting the large crowd into small groups and since we had a group of 7 we got to go unaccompanied. Once, we entered the house they told us the legend of the Bludgeon family and how they experimented with black magic. They said the house is haunted by the evil spirits of those that died at the families’ hands. As we started our tour we came across different rooms, each showing a horror scene; however, it was so dark in the house you couldn’t see were you were going. We ended up, twice, in the back of the house and not on the tour at all. The tour took about 20 minutes and was a combination of outside and inside. I would stay it is a decent haunted house it had a scary parts but for the most part mainly just people jumping out to scare you.


I would get this house 3 out of 5 stars.

Pros: Cost, you can get 50% off discounted tickets online and if not it was only $13/person. Wasn’t overly packed. A lot of parking. They had entertainment outside while you were waiting to enter the house.

Cons: Too short for me, the parking lot needed some grass, it was just dirt. Distance, it was about 45 min drive.


Happy Fall Y’all September 29, 2011

Filed under: postaday2011,Uncategorized — Sheena @ 4:48 pm
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When I walked outside for the past few mornings I get a chill that runs down my spine and I know summer is leaving me and Mr. Winter is on his way. I am not gloomy about the changing of the seasons because I am not a summer or winter person per se. Out of the four seasons my favorites are spring or fall. Spring is the rebirth, were everything is coming back to life but fall is the total opposite, it is the dying off of summer but welcoming the upcoming Holidays. I am pleased to welcome the fall this year because it gives me that warm fuzzy sensation in my soul. When I think of fall I think of camping, grill out with our friends, watching football, and the lovely change that occurs in the trees in east Tennessee. However, the main reason I adore the change in the seasons is I know the holidays are slowly approaching.

With fall you have October and with October you have Halloween and I love this holiday! Why? Mainly because it is the only time of the year you can go back to your childhood and dress up in costumes and act crazy and no one cares. Halloweens brings out the haunted houses, corn mazes, and most important the Halloween parties.

Then following October is this its brother November and in November you have Thanksgiving.I truly enjoy this holiday nowadays, primarily because I have starting cooking dinner at our house. No more running here and there, at last we have a holiday we can relax with our family and friends without watching the clock.

When Mr. Winter makes his début in December, you have the Christmas season. This is my all time favorite time of the year for many reasons but the main one would be I love how everyone is in a good and cheerful mood. I enjoy putting up the tree, decorating the house, and wrapping gifts for family and friends.

I always welcome the change in the seasons. It gives you a chance to put the past behind and look forward to what is to come. I just wanted to take the time to say to everyone: Happy fall y’all