Sunday, October 31, 2010

Have a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Paper Goodies

On Thursday I bought a package of Halloween goodies! It was marked down to $1.99. Just look at a little sampling of what was in the bag! I just had to make a few more cards!
These cards practically made themselves!

A pink broom? Too cute!

The attention to detail is amazing!

I may have to go and buy a few more packages! If you are interested they were at Michael's. The brand name is K and Company.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Treats Treats Treats

I had fun papering the boxes and making the chocolate treats to go inside them. I really do like making all these treats. But, we have had enough of them, it is time to share! I guess, you can have too much chocolate! I mailed these to my where my daughter works.

Before it was covered with orange paper, this was a popcorn box. I was in a hurry to cover this, I thought two large stars would be okay. I hot glued a few fake leaves to the back. Chocolate covered pretzels are inside!

This was an oatmeal box, it is my favorite shape to cover. Inside they will find white chocolate bark made with candy corns, milk chocolate chips and Oreos.

Last but not least another popcorn box. My daughter likes owls. She is the reason I started making all my owl related creations. You can see white chocolate covered Nutter Butter ghosts peeking out of the top.

She called to let me know the box arrived and the treats were well received! I am done making chocolate treats for a while, otherwise they won't really be treats!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The darkside of fall

The not so colorful view of fall.
Gone are the pretty floral cushions, the multi colored toss pillows and the red and white flower pots. Gone is the bright morning sunshine. I will not be having my first cup of coffee out here for a while. No more reading at night until I hear a noise in the woods. Give it a few months and this deck will be covered in snow! You do not want to know the adjectives I could use to describe snow.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ready to fly

I finished all my Halloween cards.

It seems like this little owl is ready to be put in an envelope. The one behind him, is not so sure!

Okay, now they are all ready! That is what I like to see!
Now where did I put the envelopes?
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Colors of fall

Here is another way to enjoy the colors of fall. A dish of candy corn is always somewhere to be found in our house. I will admit this and I can not believe that I actually said it out loud, I have had enough candy corn! I am the one who buys it and I only have myself to blame. This will be the last little dish of candy corn. The cake is pumpkin of course. I was going to make a two ingredient pumpkin cake. All the recipe calls for is a can of pumpkin and a boxed spice cake. I did not have a spice cake so I made another recipe that called for a golden cake mix. I was going to share that recipe with you. I know it is somewhere in my computer. I know I saved it! Now, where is it? I have been looking for ten minutes. I can not find it. To make matters worse, I was going to make a few more for the bazaar! It was very easy, not two ingredient easy, but still easy. I will find it and when I do I will share it with you. It is a very nice pumpkin cake!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Santa Ornament

I made this Santa ornament from a pattern a friend gave me. I thought it would be a little too much for me. It has glitter and fake fur! But I knew I had to try and make at least one. I have made six of them so far. I love them! Now, I have to decide if I want to share them. The jury is still out on that one!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall from the inside

Yesterday I shared with you what I see outside my house. How about a little bit of what fall looks like inside my house. I love the base of this lamp. I have had the rooster for years. It just seems to move from room to room.

These four bird votive holders sit neatly on my kitchen windowsill. The leaves underneath them are from my yard. When they get too dry I just go outside a pick a few more off the ground. The leaves, not the birds.
A garden glove I received as a Christmas gift a few years ago. It is full of this and that and then some. It works in the kitchen and I still love it.
My soap dispenser on kitchen counter. It sits on a small cake stand and a blue saucer.
Fresh out of the oven corn bread! I found a corn bread stuffing recipe I would like to make for Thanksgiving.
The back of my dinning room chairs. I love the nail heads. I love the fabric. I love the chairs! I had to go to three different stores to get four matching chairs. I better love them, they will be here for a very long time!
A carving my great grandfather did on a chest of drawers that is in the kitchen. I love it against the mustard color wall. I am thinking of painting the wall a deep rust.
The glow of candle. I just have to remember to blow them out before I am all cozy in bed. That happened last night. Note to self, blow candles out at 9PM, very important!
New curtain panels and blinds. I love the texture of the blinds.
This picture is in the kitchen. The warm gold tones and rich shades of blue are beautiful. I love this house.

An orange pitcher with a fake sunflower. This is not all that special. But it adds a little something to a corner cabinet.

A curtain panel from dinning room/living room. I can not believe I actually found curtains with all the colors I needed. I usually don't like long panels 84", but I love these! They were worth the wait.

Three Dollar Store birds that my father bought. I really liked them and now I have them! Thanks Dad.

A silver and gold platter that is in the center of the dinning room table. I am not usually a fan of bright and shiny things ,but I love this platter.

This is some of what I see everyday. I am always moving things around. But for now I am happy with what I see and where it is.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

This is what I see

I spend a lot of time on this side of our house. It is where the kitchen is and it is also where I do most of my crafting. It faces the south and during the fall, the sun can create some great shadows. This window faces the front yard.

This is the same view but without the lace panel.

This is our gravel driveway. Where did I park my car last night? No, it's there. Way over to the right. My younger brother gave me the park bench for Christmas a few years ago. I treasure it more than I can say. I wish you could see the three solar lights that are in the ground to the left of the bench. It makes me feel good to know that at night when it is dark, the glow from the lights let him know that we are still thinking of him.

I know that soon all these leave will be gone. You can not stop the seasons from changing. For now I am just enjoying the view.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I did not plan to make cards today

I did not plan to make any cards today, but after I visited a few blogs I was inspired to take a few minutes and get out a few supplies and make some cards.

No matter how many times I make these flowers I love how the way they look. It is the decorative edge that really makes the flower too cute.

This is the little piece of art work that made me be creative this afternoon. I found it at "Kim's Treasures". I love the colors! I love red and blue together! I made my cards more fallish looking. Is fallish a word? I guess spell check will let me know soon enough! But the next batch will be brighter! I did not have any cute red paper. It is probably buried deep in my craft closet. It was nice to get my glue gun out and make something. Now, it is supper time and the fun has to stop for a little bit. I hate when that happens. By the way fallish, is not a word according to spell check!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Nutter Butters gone Ghoulish

I made these Nutter Butter cookies for the past two years. This October is no exception. They are really easy to make. I melt white chocolate chips in the microwave. I use a shallow dish when I melt the chocolate, this way I can dip the entire cookie at one time. Just dip the cookie flat side down. Move it around a bit, it should cover very easy. I only cover one side of the cookie with chocolate, they look just as good this way. The eyes are chocolate chips.
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Monday, October 4, 2010

A Candy Corn Treat Redo

I made this candy corn earlier in the week and I forgot to take a picture of it. I knew I made it last year, so I did a little looking in my older posts and found it. That is why I am calling this, "A Candy Corn Treat Redo".
I was looking for Halloween paper craft ideas the other night. There are many! But this little candy corn creation moved quickly to the top of the list! It is so simple to make and easy to eat!

I melted white chocolate candy melts according to the package. Poured a layer about 1/4 to 1/2" inch thick on a flat dish lined with a sheet of parchment paper. I then added the candy corn, pieces of broken pretzels and Oreo cookies. Next, I drizzled a little more white chocolate over everything. I made sure the pieces were secure and then topped it off with white sprinkles. I put it in the fridge for about twenty minutes then broke it into big bite size pieces. The possibilities are endless. How about few M and M's or Reese's Pieces. Peanut Butter flavored candy melts instead of white chocolate!

I hope you try making this little treat!
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