Friday, November 21, 2008
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
This little piggy has roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
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.
PINK PIG FOR SALE: Free
Friday, November 14, 2008
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:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
AND Antique Mommy is too!
I found my idea here and loved it so much I made Halloween platters.
So easy. Creative. Fun!
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
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The infamous snacks:
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!
Hope you all had a spooktacular night with your monsters!