Friday, November 21, 2008

A Blessing Mix

No picture for ya'll because...we already ate it all!

J got a blessing mix snack bag from school that was very cute. All the ingredients were mixed together and then this label was on the ziploc:

Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation's abundance.
Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.
Candy corn: The sacrifices of the pilgrims' first winter. Food was was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts & Seeds: Promise of the future harvest, one we will reap if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.
Dried fruit: Harvest gifts from our bountiful land.
M&M's: Memories of those who came before us to lead us into a blessed future.
Kisses: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oink! Oink!

This little piggy went to the market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy has roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy could only be loved by its mom creator.

J and his class made pink-paper mache-pigs last week. Can you guess what letter they were working on? This so called "project" was quite an adventure that took all week and one I got to hear about daily. So you can imagine my excitement to see the infamous piggy!
Will I put it in the living room for display? Take it to work for all to see? Keep it in Jayden's room where he can admire his masterpiece?

For those of you with less then a keen eye for the OBVIOUS, Mr. pink-paper mache-piggy has a tail by his nose, the world's smallest-beadiest (totally a word) eyes on his rear end, and ears for wings!

Hmmm...critical parenting moment here folks.

M: J, did you make this like this? Notice the unspecific questioning.
J: Yes I wanted it to be funny.
M: What do you mean?
J: I put his tail by his nose and his ears are wings.
M: Oh. An Auguste Rodin he is not.


Friday, November 14, 2008

My pilgrimage.

So I don't have much to contribute to the Thanksgiving festivities because I'll be here on Monday:

and here on Thursday:

But don't worry I'll be thinking about you and your traditional Thanksgiving dinner, really, I will!

Here is my Thanksgiving contribution:

Photo and recipe from Taste of home

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FREE snapfish book

hurry HuRrY HURRY!
Edit: I went here and up loaded my pictures and waited 26 hours~aka 20 minutes~ and never got out of the loading stage. Grrrrrr...


Have you seen this commercial?

I think I peed, just a little, the first time I saw it!

I can laugh with all honesty because this would totally be me if I EVER attempted to prepare a turkey!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Chris over at Just a girl (which really should be Just a girl who does it all and then some...) is having a I can do that! party.

AND Antique Mommy is too!

Love, LoVe, LOVE this idea!

I found my idea here and loved it so much I made Halloween platters.

So easy. Creative. Fun!

Photo from kisses of sunshine

Take a plain white plate, one that is ovenproof, I found mine at Wal-Mart for $3.47. Wash it, decorate it with permanent sharpie pens and bake it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Think platters, bowls, coffee mugs, plates!

I've hand-washed mine and didn't have any trouble with the ink coming off but GiBee at Kisses of sunshine suggested using Porcelain Paint Markers or ceramic paint pens at Michaels and AC Moore if you have any trouble.

Here is my Halloween one:

(the spider has since grown the correct amount of legs)

Thank you Chris, Kiss of Sunshine, and everyone else who is contributing!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A SHOUT OUT for Shandy!

Who can take this:

and make it look like this?

Thank you Shandy you were a true pleasure to work with!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Because I KNOW you all have been checking everyday just waiting for my update, here's the run down of my week:

The infamous snacks:
Witch's hands (popcorn, candy corn for nails, and a spider ring all stuffed into a plastic food service gloves).

Mummy cup cakes. Got the idea from here.

Fabulous treat platters. Got the idea from here, which I totally love!

So don't be surprised if you all get something hand made for Christmas!

(Edit: Spider has since grown correct amount of legs)

Hope you all had a spooktacular night with your monsters!