Sunday, May 5, 2013

My daughter's 2nd birthday!

It is so hard to believe that my daughter is 2 years old already, it feels like just yesterday when I was bringing her home as a new mommy. Life has been crazy wonderful.

So my daughter is a funny little thing. She doesn't like cookies, cakes or sweets in general. However, if you give her bacon or potato chips, and she is a happy camper. {that's not all I feed my daughter- I promise} I was trying to be a bit creative when it comes to her birthday cake. There is a weakness for one type of sweetness and of course I turned to that when it came to her "cake"
 That's right, it's a Krispy Kreme Tower. 
I'll tell you what, easy to assemble, easy to "cut", and easy clean up, it was a perfect faux cake! And she absolutely love it!

 Cheers to my baby girl!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Wreath

I have been on a wreath kick lately, but finding a reasonably priced wreath in stores is very difficult. I don't know of many people that want to drop $80-$100 on a single wreath.

I have to say that this is was a perfect afternoon craft. It was very inexpensive, which is written out at the end of the post, and it took absolutely no time at all.

  • 24" Grapevine Wreath
  • 7 sprigs of fall leaves/flowers with pumpkins
Given that it is a grapevine wreath, it was just as simple as sticking each sprig within the wreath. You can tack it down with hot glue if you choose.
 Easy Peasy!
Cost Breakdown:
  • Grapevine Wreath, regularly $8.99- with 40% off coupon $5.39
  • 7 sprigs (or groupings) of leaves/flowers, regularly $1.99 each ($13.93), on clearance for $0.59 each ($4.13)
Total Cost: $9.52 before tax - not too shabby!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away?!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today is the big day!

In the interest of being impartial, I will not disclose what side I am rooting for today. But I would like to share with you all something that my Aunt wrote on her facebook page:

A great and important event takes place tomorrow...election of a president. Let's not do a disservice to each other if our candidate does not win. The race is too close to establish a clear and victorious win. One party cannot wipe out the other, just because it wins. Take joy if your choice wins, because it reflects your hope and personal desires, but be gracious. Don't forget that in this race, the other selection also reflects the hopes and personal desires of the other party. One's personal feelings and emotions do NOT invalidate or trump the other. Our president represents our country and hopefully he will remember that when he is elected. But if he doesn't, lets help being tolerant and kind to each other. Kindness and love (however you define it) supercedes any election. Meanspiritedness is a temporary satisfaction that will somehow come back to haunt you...even if you don't recognize it! Karma doesn't always identify itself, but it does visit us!
If you are an American citizen, DO something today that is a privilege for you but a dream for millions.

Happy voting day America!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Need a quick and easy appetizer? This recipe will take you five minutes to assemble and you will most likely already have these ingredients in your pantry. Can't get any easier than that!

What you need:
  • 1 box (14oz) of plain Oyster crackers
  • 1/2 cup of Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp of Parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp of Ranch dip mix
{If you are a big fan of Dill weed, swap it with the Italian seasoning}

Step one:
Mix all of the ingredients together except the crackers.
Step two:
Put in the crackers, and fold it all together.
Step three:
Then into a container and you're done!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Painting

Since the little one is still a bit too small for pumpkin carving, we have the next best thing... Pumpkin Painting!!
Use one of Daddy's old white t-shirts for a easy artist's smock. Just chop off a few inches so they are not tripping over themselves.
Okay, time to dive in!
The final result!!
Such a proud mama!


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