Monday, October 31, 2011


I hope you had a spootacular weekend and a great time trick or treating, we sure did!!
Here are my two little treats!
My "bee"utiful bee
My rockstar (*This is him and his friends from the school Halloween bash, he's on the far left as Gene Simmons.)They were a HUGE hit and had a blast, we're really going to have to come up with something good for next year!
Happy Haunting!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

"I Want My Mummy!"

I may have a new fun treat to make and the possibilities are endless!!

Can't wait to try and make more of these super fun cookie suckers from How Does She there are so many options!! And they're delicious!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Shake

Looking for something yummy and delicious??
Something uniquely fall?
Well I have just the treat for you!
One of the fun blogs I follow led me to this fabulous site How Sweet It Is which has some truly incredible recipes!
Since my hubby LOVES his pumpkin pie we decided to whip this up!
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cream or half and half
1 Tbsp vanilla
2/3 pureed pumpkin
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
*We skipped the pumpkin pie spice and the bourbon, since we were making them for the kids too!
Mix all ingredients in the blender and ENJOY!!!
Even I who doesn't LOVE pumpkin so much liked these shakes!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pinterest Projects

As we have already discussed I am OBSESSED with Pinterest!! I just can't stop pinning!!
Well the other day a friend on facebook showed a project she just completed from Pinterest and right then and there I knew that I had to give it a try. I followed the lead of More Design Please and got right to work.
No Sew T-shirt Scarf
To Begin:
To start take a t-shirt...I got mine from Salvation Army for .99!! BARGIN!!
Lay the shirt out flat and begin by cutting the bottom hem off the shirt. Throw this away and then begin to cut 1" strips.
Once you have about 7-8 stripes cut you can begin to stretch them. As you stretch the fabric will curl and create tubes. When all are stretched double up and match up any seams. If ones breaks as you are streching, just knot together and put with seams.
To vary loop length you may want to use some of the sleeves to make loops or cut a loop and shorten it then knot back together. When you have desired amount of loops, connect together with a strip by wrapping it around and tying off.

Now you have the perfect accessory...and if you are like me you will be making lots of these!! There are many variations I can't wait to try:

I think there might be a ladies craft day in my future!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

{Tutu Cute}

As part of Emmah's Halloween costume a tutu was needed so I went on my usual hunt on Pinterest for a easy tutorial! I find just what I needed with a super easy trick included at treasures for tots. (She has a great site, with lots of fun stuff!!)

Here is what you need:
2-3 25 yd spools of tulle (multi colors are fun!)
2-3 yds of 1" or larger grosgrain ribbon

To get started you will want to get a piece of card board about 7-8" wide and then depending on what size tutu you are making 15-25" long. Then wrap tulle around the cardboard lengthwise. Continue til all colors are complete. Next you will want to add rubber bands about 4" from the end of the cardboard. Then proceed to cut at the ends of the cardboard, this gives you all your tulle strips perfectly measured!!

Next it is time to start slip knoting on he stripes! You'll want to cut your ribbon about 1 1/2-2 times the waist measurement. Then tie one end to a chair leg, table leg (it just helps when slip knotting) about 15" in. Then begin by slip knotting. You'll want to choose a pattern, I chose to do 2 blacks 1 yellow.

Continue until you have enough to go around your subject...You'll want the tulle to go all the way around tight.
Once this is done...tie a bow at the end and VIOLA!

Now we just have one more part to complete this Halloween costume...can you guess what she is going to bee??


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pen Pals

Pinterest addiction has gotten me again!! I just keep finding these great ideas!! So when I found this one I just knew that I had to start it!! I want to encourage the kids to write, share their happiness and sadness, and just become closer to them. Well, I found the perfect way, now I just hope it works!!
To start I gathered a couple of things:
2 notebooks & 2 pens
Here is what I made:
Mom & Me Journals 
I got the idea from Mama Jenn, who actually got it from another blogger! Gotta love sharing the blog love! So...I'm guessing you'd like to know what exactly a Mom & Me Journal is...well basically it is like being pen pals, only no stamps, no mail, and fun journals!!

To start I used the same model that Jenn did:

                 Dear Emmah,
          Would you like to be Pen Pals? I thought it would
       be fun! Instead of mailing letters, we'll write them
       in this special notebook!

       I'll write to you and leave the notebook on your bed.   
       Then, when you want to, write back to me on the next
       page and leave it on my bed. Write ANYTHING you like. It  
       can be funny, serious, or sad, whatever. Sound like fun?


                 P.S. Write Back Soon

I can't wait to leave it on their beds!! I have so many hopes and dreams with this. I hope it becomes a book we all can treasure!!

I'll keep you posted on how things are going!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mmmm Pie!!

 Trying to do new things and have some fun memories with my I put pie on the list of MUST TRY'S!! To get started I found this fun recipe on Weight Watchers and knew it was a must!
Apple Crumble Cake
For the crust
1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp table salt
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
2 Tbsp water, or more as needed
For the filling
1/4 cup(s) sugar
4 medium apple(s), peeled, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick*
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp water, at room temperature
For the crumble
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup(s) rolled oats
5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar

Place oven rack in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
To make crust, combine flour, sugar and salt in bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade; whiz to combine. Scatter butter over flour mixture; pulse until dough resembles coarse meal. Slowly add water, adding another tablespoon if needed, until dough comes together. Place dough in prepared pan and press dough up sides and around bottom to form a crust; prick bottom of crust with a fork 5 or 6 times.

To make filling, combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and toss gently to combine; evenly spread filling over crust.
I used a combonation of Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples for the perfect combo of sweet and tart!

To make crumble, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Add oats, flour and sugar; stir to combine and scatter over apples.
Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350ºF and continue baking until crust and crumble are golden and apples are juicy, about 30 to 40 minutes. If pie crust or crumble is getting too dark, cover with foil for last 20 minutes of baking. Let rest at least 30 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces and serving. Yields 1 piece per serving.
Yummy and delicious!!


Kickin It

Soccer season is in full swing and we have been busy!!

Emmah played offense for most of the game this past Saturday, and she was on fire and fierce! Mind you the entire time she had a smile on her face!!

Having a great soccer season all around!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gettin Ready to Haunt

To keep my love of wreaths going I of course had to make a fun Halloween wreath!! So in my many searches on Pinterest I came across this beautiful wreath idea on Something To Do and decided to go for it and add some extra flavor!
Embroidery Hoop (any size)
Tulle (I chose 3 colors)

Gather your hoop and tulle. Cut the tulle into strips. I have 3 colors, glitter orange, glitter black, and black. I cut them about 12" long. I cut the whole spool of glitters and just about 12 of the regular.

Then begin to loop around your hoop. I took each strand, folded it in half, then folded it again. (This does give you a looped end on the outer part of your wreath, but just cut it when done)
You can either loop it around or tie it. I looped. Continue the patter all the way around the hoop til your wreath is as full as you would like. Then I looped a longer piece around the hoop to hang it from.

There you have it...a perfectly spooky door!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

{Fall Fun}

Well today we finally went out and did one of my most favorite fall activities...Apple Picking!!
I just love to go and even though this year our fall has been busier than ever I knew we had to make time to go. So today we headed to a local orchard, Cranes and had some fun. We sampled some apples to make sure we got just the right ones. And to my delight my favorite kind....HONEYCRISP were still available!!

 We had so much fun and just love this fun fall tradition!! We are even going to give making an apple pie a try this year!! I can hardly wait to enjoy all our yummy apples!!