Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat?

I answer treat! I made these brownies two days ago and they were soooo good! I think it might be the fact that the are covered in milk chocolate frosting! I am still on my Halloween candy making tour! That accounts for the cute white chocolate owl.
I wish everyone could stop by for a brownie and a hot cup of coffee.
Have a safe Halloween!
I hope the treats far out way the tricks!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009


A few years ago, I discovered the wonderful world of blogging. I had heard of blogging, but I never thought it was something I would find interesting. Was I wrong! One blog led me to another, then another and then another . I never knew there were so many creative people out there. I have small group of friends that love to make things but most people I know, do not even own a glue gun! Really, a house without a glue gun!

The pumpkin on my computer screen inspired me to make this Halloween card. The card does not really resemble the pumkin. It was all about inspiration.

Then I made another card.

Then I made another card.
All the cards were made, because I was inspired by a cute pumpkin I found while looking at all the creative blogs out there.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Look closely what do you see?

There is not a lot of contrast of colors in this picture to see what is going on here. It is a bottle of hand sanitizer that I bought last week. As it sat on the counter I thought, boring! I bought it to go in our bathroom. I already have a soap dispenser in there and I thought that transferring this into another dispenser would be confusing. So, I left it in the not so cute bottle as is.

That did not last long, it had to be made pretty! I really should be doing many other things around the house. But, as I have learned over the years the dishes, laundry and dust will be waiting for me no matter how hard I try to ignore the house cleaning. I may have gone a bit overboard with this project but, this little owl makes me smile and what is the harm in that!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

I first saw these cute little treats about two years ago at a local art festival. I am not sure why it has taken me so long to try and make them. They are so cute and very easy to make!

I bought a bag of marshmallows, dipped half of a marshmallow in melted white chocolate (I dipped about 8) put them in the fridge for about 5 minutes to harden. Dipped the other half in peanut butter chocolate. Again, I put them in the fridge to harden. See, very easy. Nice little treats for the trick or treaters.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Pencils

My youngest daughter is in her senior year of college, she is majoring in elementary education and psychology. This semester on Tuesdays she observes a class of second graders.

She thought it would be nice to hand out a little something to the students for Halloween. She bought 48 Halloween pencils, I tied two together and then hot glued paper pumpkins and ghosts to the ribbon.

They came out pretty cute! We will probably do the same for Christmas.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween This and That

I usually do not make anything the least bit creepy for Halloween, but I found this mason jar while looking around the Internet the other night. I feel so bad that I can not give credit to the creator, I thought I saved her name. If you recognize your creation, thank you for the idea! It was fun to make! Of course, I filled mine with candy corn! I found the skeleton heads at The Dollar Store.

I made two Halloween cards for my spooky little friends Haley and Nate. I have two more to make for my spooky nieces Chloe and Abby.

I covered a paper mache box that will hold some sort of treat. I think it is big enough to hold a few pieces of candy!

What could startle a witch? She looks quite scared!

This ghost looks quite at home here in the dark woods. Maybe he scared the witch!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The fall treats just keep on Coming!

I bought a scone pan at TJ Maxx last week. I love scones!
I would rather eat a scone than a muffin. The pan can also be used to make corn bread.
I also love corn bread!
These are maple scones, with a peanut butter chocolate drizzled over the top.
The combination sounds crazy, but it works. The peanut butter gives the scone just a little bit of sweetness. So far the comments have all been positive!
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sweet Treats

Last fall was the first time I made these chocolate covered Nutter Butter ghosts cookies . They were both cute and delicious! Oh, and very easy to make! Now, they are a must have fall treat! I made this batch earlier today. I will be bringing a few little ghosts to a dinner party tonight.

All you have to do is microwave candy melts for 30 seconds and stir, repeating until candy is smooth. I melt about a third of a bag at a time. Then dip the cookies in the candy melts and add the chocolate chips. I only do the front, the cookie becomes way too sweet otherwise.

I dipped a few Oreos and added two eyes and a candy corn nose. I was hoping they would look like owls. Okay, maybe they resemble owls! I also plan to make more of the pretzels. But, I think there is enough sweetness in the house at the moment!
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Friday, October 9, 2009

A little Tour

Come for a little tour around the outside of our humble abode.
I had to buy this cute witch the other day at AC Moore, it was less than $4.00.
She now hangs from a tree in the front yard.
My friend Lorraine made me this beautiful chair about 8 years ago. It stays on the porch until Thanksgiving, or the first snowstorm, whichever comes first. A few friends have mentioned that they would like to take it home.

This wind chime, is always moving! I am not sure how though, we live at the bottom of a hill surrounded by very tall trees. But, it makes the most wonderful sounds. I love it! To top it off, my father gave it to me, always nice!

An oldie, but a goodie. I bought the wreath at Jo Ann's and then added the black birds, scarecrow and ribbon.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It is always nice to Share

It would be a crime not to share the candy corn treats with others! And I seem to be enjoying the treats a bit too much! Therefor, the candy has to go and go now! Candy corn is big in our house! It would not be Halloween without it!

I covered this cute little paper mache box with my new favorite paper and cut out a rather sweet little pumpkin. Filled the box with purple shredded paper and tied a few pieces of calico on the handle. Oh, then I added the candy.

The candy corn filled box has been delivered to my parents. I get my sweet tooth from my father.

I wanted to show a close up picture of the purple calico, but the picture just does not do the color justice. But, the candy peaking out does look sweet!
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

National Card Making Day 2009

It has been a little while since my last post, all is well. I have been doing some redecorating and well, not much else. I could not let National Card Making Day go by without creating at least one card. It is my first Halloween card for 2009. I love the new pad of K&Company fall inspired paper I bought last week. I might not be crafting but I am still buying paper. I have a lot of ideas so maybe I will be blogging more often. I hope so!
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