Healthy Halloween Snack (Monster Cheese)

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Nope, I don’t have preschoolers….yes, they are in high school….does that stop me from making really fun, cute halloween treats…NO! Sadly this is how my brain works….while in the grocery looking at string cheese…I thought, “hey it would be so cute to make that into a ghost for a preschool Halloween snack.” Have I seen this somewhere and it is just … [Read more...]

Cheap update for plastic planters

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Thanks for all the kinds thoughts and prayers about my friend's son...this I know...Prayers WORK! He continues to improve everyday and I will keep you posted.... So I was hanging onto 1/2 of a yard of burlap FOREVER….I mean like FOREVER…I have had it for probably 3 years….and yet I still moved it to the new house. Time to put that burlap to … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Planter (Outdoor Fall Décor)

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Good gravy we made it to Friday! My boys have big sports plans this weekend that include an NBA exhibition game...an NFL game and a huge rival high school football game. The peanut and I are looking forward to PUPPYTIME with our Stella girl who will be coming home on Saturday:) Plus, the weather is turning cooler...whoot!!! I wanted to share this … [Read more...]

Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Sticky Chicken Legs (slow cooker chicken legs)

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I’m recouping today after a fun fall break. Lots to share with you…but today…I am going to share a really easy recipe that would be perfect to whip up for Halloween night. Yet another slow cooker recipe that I promise will not let you down. If you want to be all gory you could call these “Sticky Bones”….up to you;) Whatever you call them….call them … [Read more...]

DIY Claw Machine Kids Costume

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I have to say….this is not be finest moment as a photographer….these pictures were taken last September…at night…many by kids….we were in a “getter-done” mode if ya know what I mean. But….the costume turned out so cute that I wanted to share. I was visiting Melissa last September…and we had planned to do these costumes all weekend…but like usual … [Read more...]

DIY Jellyfish Halloween Costume

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I am popping in today to be apart of my blogging buddy Jamie’s handmade costume series. She has a complete website dedicated to handmade halloween costumes! It is so fun to peek around on there and get some great ideas to make your own…and your kids costumes. I am sharing this one that Melissa (bff) and I made last year for her daughter. Melissa … [Read more...]

Cookie on a Pan: Halloween Costume

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I went on a quick trip to see my bff last week. We got busy working on homemade Halloween costumes. 3 little girls wanting 3 unique homemade costumes….we were worn out! The oldest wanted to be a claw machine (like the kind you see at the arcade), the middle girl wanted to be a jelly fish…and the youngest wanted to be a Cookie on a … [Read more...]

Halloween Spider Cheese ball and Platter (appetizer)

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BOO! Halloween post are popping up all over the web...so I thought I would share this one with you. I was excited to participate over at eighteen25’s Spectacular September this year. I shared this spider web platter. In case you missed it…I have the directions below on how to create your own spider web platter. What could be cuter on a web platter … [Read more...]

10 ideas for Fall

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I know…I know…Labor Day hasn’t even past us yet….but on blogland Fall is starting to bloom. I wanted to give you some ideas for Fall decorating that I have shared in the past. I am excited to show you some things I have been working on for this Fall…it is my favorite season. The smells, the jeans, the firepits….the leaves changing. I love it … [Read more...]