Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Cupcakes

I played around with some Halloween Cupcakes for a work party. 
I had about 7 different designs on my Halloween Cupcake treats. 

        It was fun to make the "Purple People Eater" cupcakes with little eyeball superballs.

 My favorite Halloween treats were these brownie skeletons made from white chocolate disks for the heads and yogurt covered pretzels for the bodies. I had to put chocolate icing on the walnut brownies too.
Here is a plate of my finished cupcakes. Love the chocolate vampire cupcakes with M & M eyes and candy corn teeth. The bloody smiles are made from red fruit snacks cut into strips.

I had some spider rings at school I added to the spiderweb cupcakes but forgot to take pics afterwards. The mummy cupcake was super easy with M & M eyes
 I added a small box of vanilla pudding, 3/4 cup of sour cream and some butterscotch chips to the batter of the cupcakes. I also added half melted butter, instead of 1/2 the oil. It just tastes better. I hate cupcakes where I can taste the oil! Yuck!
 Finished Halloween cupcakes and treats on top. They were very colorful and very yummy too.
 The easiest Halloween cupcakes were the spiderwebs and pumpkins. Just chocolate chips for the jack-o-lantern faces. I  just added chocolate chips for the face and some pretty sprinkles over the orange and green icing.
This vampire cupcake was so cute. I thought it turned out cute with the brown sprinkles for the chocolate iced hair, and the M & M eyes. I made some eyes brown chocolate chip eyes  too. I couldn't decide which one looked better.

Notice the 2 colors of spiderweb cupcakes too. I think they both look really pretty. It would be a cute plate to just have the 2 flavors of spiderweb cupcakes for a party.

 I also made a pan of brownies too. They were skeleton brownies. I added candy corn to the square brownies.
 I added pretzels and white chocolate candy melts for the faces. The rest of the body I used just white buttercream icing and made the legs and hands with a pastry bag and a decorator icing tip.

Here are my 2 little pirates at the Halloween Party. Argh! Matey! Have a Happy Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Soap Gifts

I LOVED these pump soaps that were made into cute Halloween gifts or just bathroom decorations. How easy is that?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gardner Village Witches

We took the girls to Gardner Village on Wednesday. 
                   We shopped around in the candy store, the fabric/quilt shop, and the decor stores there.
    Then we looked at the ducks and things in the water....It was such a sunny, lovely October day too! I love Gardner Village!.
Here's a witch on a raft in the water! lol. There was another one riding a bike overhead. Everywhere you look were WITCHES!  
I think Meg wanted to feed those pretty ducks. She was pretty mesmerized by them. 

We loved this witch in the shady corner. And I loved this picture of 3 happy girls! 

                   Josie was Minnie Mouse. So cute!

Josie loves her big girl cousins too! 
Here's a great photo Tiffany took of all of us. I loved it. 

 Marisa and Meg were witches. Pink witch and purple witch. They left their brooms at home.

                     Cutest picture of the day at Gardner Village; all 3 girls smiling AT ONCE!
                         They must have had a good photographer.....NOT! I just got lucky.

And there I am. I had to get a picture with my little cuties.By about this time They probably got sick of me snapping pictures nonstop. I would get sick of me!

I had to put this one on my Facebook page. It was too cute! Love this witch too. 

 I loved hanging out with my daughter, my daughter-in-law and my granddaughters. We have a few more on the way. I'll have 5 in a few more months. Not telling whose babies they are though.
I snapped a really sunny picture...nobody liked it at all. Too much glare! 
So we stayed in the shade. Little Meg, so cute. LOVE her. She just twirled and danced around the whole quaint shopping village entertaining everybody. 

                                     Wendy and Josie. Pickin pumpkins at the little patch.
                                       They are standing next to the upside-down witch with the big...bazooms!
      Minnie Mouse liked the pumpkin patch and the witches too. She kept calling them "SILLY!"
          I got this cute close up of my little purple witch......

 Meg just had fun wherever she went. She is at that fun, everything I discover is amazing age. She just turned 4 years old.
This witch and spider web just asked for us to sit down and take a picture! 
We sure had fun at Gardner Village. Everybody got a giant sucker and some Halloween jewelry to wear home. Then we all went out to dinner and met all the hubs too. It was a fun day spent together......Thanks you guys! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

When Bad Crap Happens

If you ever have a bad day, (or a bad month :D) like we all do from time to time, read this poem. You'll feel a lot better. Perspective is everything.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012



Look at this old, ugly little end table thingy. I didn't even know if it would be worth saving!

I was using it in the basement and had topped it with some leftover granite that we had after
redoing our basement guest bathroom. It was so heavy we kept thinking it would fall over
and land on somebody's foot! EEK!
Plus the edges were rough since it was a leftover piece. So last week I decided to paint it and see if I could do something with it.

So I sanded it and primed it....and then painted it with black RUSTOLEUM SPRAY PAINT.
I just sprayed it out in the backyard on the grass. Heck, when the hubs mows it again, you'll
never know I was there! Well, maybe after 2 mowings....snicker.....
It took about 2 coats of paint before it looked about right.
Here's my paint. I like this ULTRA COVER RUSTOLEUM PAINT in combination with the VALSPAR PRIMER underneath.
So here is my finished little table.  It looks a lot better than when I started! 

I got the top as a tray from HOBBY LOBBY and glued it on top with LIQUID NAILS.
 I used a coupon and got the tray for $11.00! What a steal! It's a little dusty because we
just got done with these new wood floors and all the wood dust is everywhere in my house!
I'll have to find a nice little spot for this repurposed little table, 
won't I? 


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