Thursday, October 29, 2009


Ok, this will have to be my last Halloween post since my favorite holiday is only two days away! I made these cute letters a while ago and forgot to post them. I just found some cute halloween paper and modge podged it onto the letters. A fast and easy project that turned out pretty cute, I think!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bat Puppets

The boys and I made these cute bat puppets together the other day. They had a lot of fun and were pretty proud of them. We just used black socks, felt, yarn, and to make the wings not so flimsy I used foam sheets. Pretty easy and pretty fun. They kept them occupied for rest of the afternoon at least. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Candy Corn...

Wow, aren't these cute! I really want to make some of these. Pretty easy too! Here is the tutorial.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thankful Tree

Every year I try to make something during this time of year to remind us of the things we are thankful for. Last year I cut a branch off of our tree and stuck it in a pot filled with rocks. We cut out colorful leaves and tied ribbon on them. Then we would fill them out every day with things we are thankful for and hang them on our "tree." We do it every day or at least every F.H.E. until the Thanksgiving comes around. The kids loved it and soon the tree had thankful leaves hanging all over it.
I found this cute idea today on Roots and Wings Co. I might have to try it out this year. I bet the kids would have fun with this one too. I love her idea how she has the leaves falling onto the ground with the things they are thankful for. Or you could start with a bare tree and fill the tree full with thankful leaves too.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How to preserve leaves fast

Here is a neat and fast way to preserve leaves so you can use them for a beautiful craft and not have them fall apart!

Mummy Suckers

Aren't these fun! And so stinkin' easy. Go here to find out how to make them.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall is in the air...

Today is nice and chilly and I love it. It makes me want to snuggle up with a blanket and drink a cup of hot cider from Starbucks. I was so excited when I found this recipe from Roots and Wings Co. It sounds so yummy!

Caramel Apple Cider

Cinnamon syrup (You can buy it from Starbucks)
Apple juice or Apple cider
Whipped cream
Carmel syrup drizzled on top

Pour Apple Juice or Apple Cider into your mug and stir in about 1 teaspoon of the Cinnamon syrup. Heat in the microwave to desired temperature. Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel syrup on top. Enjoy!
This recipe is from CDKitchen for Starbucks' Caramel Apple Cider serves/makes 1

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ghostly Trick or Treat Bag

Here is a cute idea from Mama Thompson. I just think it's adorable! If you are not a sewer, you can just by a cheapo bag from Michaels and put your kids cute little feet on that. I was actually thinking about just putting their feet on black paper and framing it. I can stick it on my entryway table for all to see! If I ever get around to making this I will post a picture of it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spider Web Balloons

Oooh, these are so spooky! I love 'em! Wouldn't these be so cool hanging all over your porch? Go here to find out how to make them.

Monday, October 5, 2009

File Folder Games

I just found a great website where you can get free File Folder Games. I don't know about you but it is so hard to get my kids to sit still anywhere we go. These are awesome things to throw together and carry around with you whenever you need them so they will sit still for a while. I use these at church and they just love them! Here are a couple of websites to check out:
Crafty Chic
File Folder Fun
The awesomest thing about these is that they come in color so you don't have to color them yourself! That makes it totally worth it for me. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beautiful Christmas Quilt

Wouldn't you just love to make this quilt for the Holidays? Well you can download the free pattern here! I would just love to have this hanging on the back of my couch this winter.