Christmas Questionnaire 2011

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1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping? I'm done. I should be as it's three days away. I've been done for awhile though. 2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions. I buy the kids Christmas themed jammies and wash them and wrap them. The night before Christmas they get to open them and go to bed in new cozy fleece jammies. 3.) When do you put up your Tree? We put it up … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Glittered Ornaments! DIY!

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Last year I ended up with extra red garland from my tree that I didn't need and didn't want it to go to waste. I cut it in half and decided they were the perfect length to twirl around my curtain rods. My regular curtains in the living room are green colored so it made them look really festive. I thought adding red glittery ornaments would be the perfect touch but the problem was when Christmas … [Read more...]

Chocolate Tree Bark #Recipe

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For years my step mother has been making this chocolate bark that has been to die for. Last week I spent the day with her and we did a ton of baking for the holidays and she agreed to let me share her recipe. It keeps in the freezer so essentially you could make this one WAY in advance before the craziness of the holidays hit.  Doesn't this look good? This is the peanut butter version? … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Ideas with Wilton

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As you already know my favorite thing to bring to snack for Gavin's class is cupcakes. Finding new ways to decorate them and showcase each holiday is always a favorite part of the process for me. You'll never see me turn down a chance to make the perfect cupcake. First of course you need to start with cupcakes. In the spirit of Valentine's Day I made strawberry cupcakes. I used Wilton's … [Read more...]

Chocolate Candied Brownies for Valentine’s Day

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Last week when I made the Heart Shaped Fudge Brownies they were such a success that I couldn't help but start going through the pages of Wilton's Brownie Fun book for new ideas. They have so many ideas and uses for brownies that I don't know how I'm ever going to go back to working with cake. I love when Wilton puts all their ideas together in their books. Not only is it inspiring but I love … [Read more...]

Johnny’s Halloween Spooktacular Birthday Party!

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Saturday night we celebrated Johnny's 10th birthday with his friends. His actual birthday isn't for a couple of weeks but he really wanted to have his friends over (we normally have his party out of the home). We decided a Halloween party would be lots of fun and hopefully before the cold came so we could have it in our garage. Luckily for us Saturday remained fairly cool (well compared to … [Read more...]

Anytime Costumes -Adult Super Mario Luigi Deluxe Costume – Review & Giveaway!

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I can't believe that Halloween is right around the corner. Anytime Costumes has you completely covered if you have yet to decide on a Halloween costume for your kids! As you know Gavin has been Mario crazed and lives in his Mario Child Costume. Johnny thought it would be fun to dress up as Luigi when they go trick or treating. Since Johnny is a very tall ten year old I definitely needed the Luigi … [Read more...]

Mailboxes & Handmade Valentine’s!

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So many thanks goes to The Berry's Patch who gave me the heads up on these mailbox kits at Walmart for only $4! I couldn't resist and went out and got my boys one too! I did have a bit of trouble finding them though LOL! I ended up going to 3 different Walmart's before I found them. And they weren't in the main Valentine's Day isles with all the candy. They ended up in the back of the store in … [Read more...]