Archives for October 2012

DIY Lotion Bars

What in the heck is a Lotion Bar?  I had never heard of these before in my life until I pinned this from Little House in the Suburbs. Why would you even want to make a lotion bar when you have a Bath and Body Works close by?  I mean, seriously, how can you beat […]

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Halloween is tomorrow.  What will you be serving to your children before they gorge themselves on candy? When my kids were little, I always tried to force encourage my kids to have a good meal before they left to go Trick-or-Treating.  It was not always an easy task!   However the perfect dinner is something […]

Head in a Jar illusion

Do you need a quick Halloween decoration idea? I know that there are only a few days left before Halloween but there is still time to make these great spooky specimens in a jar that I pinned from They are super easy and super fast. Here is what you will need: Quart mason jars Printed […]

Sister’s Retreat in Boston

In my last post I mentioned I was in Boston with my sisters. This is our first official bi-annual sister’s retreat. We have talked about doing this for several years and finally got around to making the trip happen. We brought our darling mother (75) along with us. We head home tomorrow afternoon after a […]

Candy Corn Cupcakes

How do you feel about Candy Corn? I have a love-hate relationship with it. I love it. Therefore, I eat too much of it and make myself sick. Every single time!  Recognizing I have this problem, some years I force myself to stay away from it all together. This is not one of those years. […]

Skeleton Fridge Magnet

This little skeleton is a fun Halloween craft you and your kids can whip it fast! All you need is white computer paper, black cardstock, scissors, tape and self adhesive magnet strips. The big question was will mine look at good as the one from BH&G? Instructions   Go to BH&G site, register with them […]

Tomato Cage Halloween Trees

I love all the tomato cage ghosts that I’ve seen on Pinterest. I’ve  considered making several for our front porch. Then I remembered that we have 2 good sized “urns” that would work great with the tomato cages. I’ve done ghosts before in my front yard and wanted to do something different this year. Then […]

Improving a cheap plastic cauldron

Last year I bought a nice sized plastic cauldron for Halloween but I got it too close to Halloween to really do anything with it so it has been enjoying being crammed between my christmas boxes and my husband’s golf bag in our garage.  Imagine my excitement when I saw this on Pinterest! Doesn’t this […]

Glitter Pumpkins

Glitter.  Everything goes better with Glitter.  Even a scary holiday like Halloween!  I personally love Glitter.  The blingier the better.  So what could be better than a little bling on your pumpkins? I made these last year and absolutely loved them.  My daughter also made one which lasted until almost Christmas.  When Halloween was well […]

Twinkie Mummies

  Next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I love the colors, the candy, the fun decorations and especially some fun food.  Even though my kids are grown and out of the house, we have an annual Halloween dinner complete with the grossest food. This year one of our family members is expecting a […]