Monday, October 20, 2008

More small gifts ...

I love this adorable idea from Chick'nScratch! These adorable little paper purses hold a Kit Kat inside! What a fun and simple gift for friends! It would be so easy to transform these for any occasion too.
Here is the linkyloo.

pumpkin party favors

So here is the results from my paper pumpkins on a stick :) I think it turned out really cute and it was really quick to put together. I simply hole-punched the bottom of the strips of paper so that I could slip them over the sucker stick and then used a little hot glue to hold it together on top. Fun stuff :)

hooray for MONDAY

Ok, so the recipe for today is simply another shoutout for I LOVE their pumpkin bread. Really I love any pumpkin bread, but this one was dang good.

Here is the LINK, go enjoy :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

I can't believe she is giving away this costume. AMAZING. Hurry and enter!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

more giveaways

The blogging world is full of giveaways people! I should share the love and come up with something to give away ... hmmm...
In the meantime check out THIS BLOG for a hairbow giveaway :) It' s a new blog started by some SAHM's looking to create some crafting synergy. That's my kind of blog ;)
Good luck!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's not halloween yet I'm blogging Christmas...

Ok, so I know it's WAYY early, but we're starting to plan our Christmas Super Saturday for church so I'm already thinking Christmas crafts. And I have news so exciting it just couldn't wait :

You may have seen this ADORABLE nativity set floating around on the web, or at places like the Quilted Bear. The only problem is that this sticker set, by Me And My Big Idea (MAMBI), was DISCONTINUED. Sad stuff. Well, good news everyone! There is a website where you can purchase the clip art for this very same sticker set! For $5 you can download the clip art and print it on paper and use mod podge or print it on sticker paper and you're good to go. Awesome. I love having a lot of nativity sets around my home -- especially ones that my children can handle without breaking. So far I have 4 breakable and only one unbreakable -- the one made by Fisher Price! haha I'm excited to make these this season. Plus, they would make a really inexpensive gift or 12 days of Christmas suprise.
Here is the LINK for the clip art
Here is the LINK for the blog that shared the project.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

halloween treats

I love the halloween ideas on Martha Stewart. Here is a really simple idea for treat bags. Doesn't this make you want to host a halloween party for your kids?? haha ... maybe not.

Here is the LINK.

Easy halloween craft

I'm always looking for new uses for scrapbook paper ;) Here is a really fun craft from Chic'n'Scratch that I really like:

Her version is really simple, but I bet you could have a great time with patterned paper, and a cute stem and curly vines :) Get creative -- even your kids could make a cute project like this. In fact, I'll be making a version of this around lollipops for church on Sunday, so I'll have to blog the results :) Enjoy!!



Seriously, I know my chances are always SLIM, but I don't mind entering a giveaway ;) My cousin blogged about this site
I was AMAZED at the talent of this sewing chic, but also that she would GIVE her amazing creations away. Wow. So check it out :D

Late recipe

I love this time of year, even though it has been ridiculously cold the last couple of days, there is something so wonderful about it all :) One of our favorite side dishes this time of year is baked yams with apples. It makes your house SMELL like fall and warm apple pie. It tastes so good that we eat it a couple of times a week -- usually as a side dish with oven fries and gardenburgers (yes, yams and potatoes in ONE meal. YUM YUM CARBS).
Here is the easy peasy recipe:

1 yam
4 small apples
pancake syrup

Preheat oven to 425. Slice your (peeled) yam starting at one of the pointy ends, so you should end up with circle slices (about 1/4 inch thick). Cut your apples into halves or fourths. Spread yams and apples evenly on an pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. It doesn't matter if your apples are face down or sitting on their skins, you will still get the flavor to juice out and spread, but make sure to have them spread with the yams, not separated on different sides of the cookie sheet. Drizzle syrup over your pan, lightly sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake for about 15- 20 minutes. They smell amazing and taste great too :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Giveaway time...

Hey guys! Sorry so long since I last posted, I've been on a mini-vacation. I'm taking a break from all of my relaxing to mention another awesome blog giveaway!!! I love those don't you? I think it's so awesome when people giveaway great gifts for us bloggies :D

This blog is a hairbow site, and for anyone that knows me, they know I have a thing for hairbows -- comes with having a daughter I think :)
Here is the link:

Enter by Saturday for a chance to win some adorable halloween bows for your little girls!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Fall!!

I LOVE this time of year. There are so many fun crafts to do for the holidays :)
Here is one of my favorites.

These super cute fabric pumpkins would be a great addition to your fall decor! If I knew how to sew, and if I had a sewing machine, I would totally make these today ;) haha.

Here is the tutorial.

(you'll have to scroll down just a tad).