Tuesday, November 27, 2012


That's one thing I love to do...give!  I love making things and giving them away.  I can spend hours on the internet, find a good recipe or creative craft and I want to go right out to buy the supplies and try it out.  Then, if I love it, I'll make a bunch of them and give them away.

This has been one of my favorites, lately.  Actually, I've blogged about it before, but I love it so much....it's a do over!   (Now pay close attention, because it's quite difficult!) It requires the following ingredients -- 1 can of pumpkin and 1 box of Spice Cake mix and, oh yeah, that's it.

Mix together, bake and voila!

This year I found a recipe that included a good icing to go on top, so I guess it did require a few more ingredients.  Delicious!

Wrap it up all nice and pretty and deliver to a neighbor...one that you are especially thankful for!!!

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Monthly Post

It's my new trend...monthly posts.  It makes me feel like a slacker, but it's the best I can do!

Halloween is always a fun time in our neighborhood!  So many kiddos and lots of decorations--and who can overlook the mega-load of candy!  This year I was informed that my decorations were too "cute" and not scary enough.  So, I had to upgrade to skulls and headstones.

And with the scary decorations came scary costumes.  Gone are the days of puppy dogs and mermaids.  This year brought a zombie and a vampire princess.

Yep, he looks gross, but I was a bit proud of my make-up job!

This was taken prior to smudging dirt on me....a Dirt Devil! Ha!

Unfortunately, Halloween played a trick on Lily Clare as she fell victim to the local stomach bug the day before.  John took her around to a few homes, but she didn't feel very good and wanted to come home.  But look at this....some friends brought the trick-or-treating to her and shared some of their candy!  What great boys!  (Even big bro Sam took along a second bag and asked for treats for his little sis!  So sweet!)

And for a little more Halloween fun, I made some treats for Sam and Lily's classes at school...

Cute little witches hats....

and some "bloody band-aids"!  I know, gross, but do you think the kids liked them?!?! Oh, yeah!!!

Fun times~