Thursday, November 12, 2015

Finger, Foot and Hand Print Turkey Crafts

Finger, Foot and Hand Print Turkey Crafts

There is something very special about hand print art, but adding footprints and fingerprints into the mix makes for an art project made by your kids that you will cherish forever. These small touches take a craft into a way to preserve a moment in time. I found 5 great ideas for finger, foot and hand print turkeys for Thanksgiving that I can't wait to try with my kids. I think you are going to love these ideas too!

Thumbprint Turkey Prayer Cards
Footprint Turkey Craft for Baby
Hand and Foot Print Turkeys
Stained Glass Footprint Turkey
Hand and Foot Print Canvas

I think we will try the Stained Glass Footprint Turkey first! Which of these 5 ideas do you think your kids will have the most fun with? If you have a favorite finger, foot or hand print turkey craft idea I would love to hear about it!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

20 Easy to Make Halloween Costumes

Easy to Make Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching! Do you need a last minute or a quick DIY costume? Here are 20 super easy different ideas to help you out! 

1. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom - DIY Angel Costume  
2. R and R Workshop - No-Sew Charlie Brown Costume 
3. Lil Luna - Mary Poppins Hat Tutorial
4. 365 Days of Crafts - Mermaid Tutu Tutorial
5. Cherished Bliss - Princess Wedding Dress Costume
6. Ruffles and Rain Boots - FROZEN-Inspired Princess Anna Dress-Up Apron
7. Delineate Your Dwelling - DIY Planet Halloween Costumes
8. Uncommon Designs Online - Easy Greek Goddess Costume
9. Design Dazzle - No-Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume
10. 365 Days of Crafts - 15 Minute Badger Mask
11. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom - Ratchet and Clank Costume
12. R and R Workshop - No-Sew Poodle Skirt Tutorial
13. Oh My Creative - Glitter Spider Web Shoes
14. 365 Days of Crafts - DIY Skunk Mask
15. Ruffles and Rain Boots - DIY Mermaid Costume With No Sew Option
16. Delineate Your Dwelling - DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume
17. Made to Be a Momma - Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume 
18. Design Dazzle - Mike Wazowski Inspired Costume
19. Dream a Little Bigger - Super Quick Grape Costume
20. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom - Ninjago Ninja Costume

Isn't the Monsters Inc Mike Wazowski costume too cute? 

There are some great ideas, do you have a favorite? Tell me about it! 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

9 Easy Pumpkin Crafts

9 Fun and Easy Pumpkin Crafts

I LOVE this time of year, and that is no lie! The cool crisp air, and PUMPKIN everywhere! Are you feeling crafty? Halloween is right around the corner, so go ahead, and get your pumpkin craft on! 

Jack O Lantern Trick or Treat Bag - Creative Green Living
Beaded Pumpkin Craft - Glue Sticks and Gumdrops
Easy Fabric Pumpkin Treat Bags - It Happens in a Blink
Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin - About Family Crafts
Kid Made Pumpkin Decor from NewspapersMe and My Inklings
Decoupage Pumpkin Treat Cup - About Family Crafts
How to Make a Book Page Pumpkin - DIY Candy
3D Paper Pumpkin - Crafts by Amanda
lil Pumpkin Button Card - Me and My Inklings

Do you have a favorite? I simply adore the cure little Easy Fabric Pumpkin Treat Bags! What a sweet and easy little craft to do with the kids to share with their class! Easy, peasy! Which one do you think would be fun to make?

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Turn It Up Tuesday #110

Turn it Up Tuesday Link Party

Hello, Welcome and Thank You for stopping by!

Halloween is approaching at a rapid pace! 
I am not sure if I am ready, so I better hurry up and get ready! 
I hope you all stay safe and have a Spooktacular Halloween! 

It is time to get this party started!

Welcome to the Halloween Edition of Turn It Up Tuesday! We'd like to wish you all a spooky Halloween with loads of family fun! Feel free to share all of your Halloween-inspired posts, old or new, with us this week! We can't wait to check them all out!

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We had a spectacular time reading all of your posts last week - and we welcome you to share some more amazing posts this week!
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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen's Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do | Tina from Kidz Activities

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for October!

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Kayla from Scatterbrained Mom | Lyn from Mid Michigan Mom | Donna from Two Chicks and a Mom | Nancy from NY Foodie Family | Glenda from Mommies Point of View

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

Kayla chose Nickelodeon TMNT Costume and Spooktacular Extravaganza at Party City from Logan Can... "My Nephews LOVE, The Ninja Turtles, made me think of them when I seen this!"
Kayla chose Totschool: Baking with Toddlers from Year Round Homeschooling. "Always looking for ways to get my little girl involved in things at home! This is terrific!"
Mari chose 15 Mason Jar DIY’s – Halloween, Christmas from Mom 'N Daughter Savings. "I love DIY projects with Mason Jars so Jody's share was a nice treat to add to my Must try collection."
Mari chose Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Annie's Noms. "My sweet Annie got me again with this yummy looking French Toast dish that I can't wait to try!"
Lyn also chose this post. "This recipe couldn't have come at a better time. I have fresh pumpkin puree that I need to use!"
Melissa also chose this post. "Annie had me at Pumpkin, but Pumpkin French Toast... YUM!! I love that this recipe is a bake, making it look pretty easy to put together all in one dish!"
Kelly chose Strawberry Watermelon Infused Water from The Not So Creative Cook. "Drinking water is so much healthier than sugary drinks, but I strongly prefer flavored water options."
Kelly chose Free 25 Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack! from The Multi Taskin' Mom. "I love this Thanksgiving printable set. I love having things for the kids to do on Thanksgiving while I am finishing up dinner."
Lyn also chose this post. "What a fantastic printable package for the upcoming season"
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Bev chose Pumpkin Napoleons from A Sprinkle of This and That. "Wow, these pumpkin napoleons look absolutely fabulous. The puff pastry makes them light and fluffy with a nice pumpkin pudding filling and the caramel drizzle. Let's eat!"
industrial mail holder title photo
Bev chose Fan Repurposed Into Industrial Mail Holder from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. "What a great reuse of a fan. I think everyone will be on the look out for broken fans to make their very own mail holder."
Stacey chose Keeping Organized with your Life from 2 Chicks Blogging. "Some days, I feel so completely unorganized, between kids, school, and regular day to day life. Maybe I need to incorporate some of these amazing tips. Thank you for sharing!"
Stacey chose Easy Brown Sugar Pinwheel Cookies from Do It All Working Mom. "These cookies look so quick and amazingly easy. I can't wait to give them a try. Thanks so much for sharing!"
Silvie chose How to Easily Make Ghost Boogers with Homemade Gummies from Heaven is Smiling Above. "My boys picked this one, all 3 agree that this recipe is awesome!!!"
tote for for Halloween
Silvie chose Hello Kitty Halloween Tote Tutorial from Eclectic Red Barn. "I love Hello Kitty and this tote is super cute!!"
Donna chose DIY Halloween Bat Candy Holder Tutorial from Lou Lou Girls.
Donna chose No-Carve Family Halloween Pumpkins from Five Marigolds.
Tina (Happy Creations) chose Want to Help Your Child Have Fewer Hard Times? from Spoil My Family. "Wonderful post,very informative and helpful,I'm sure many mommies can relate to this:) Thanks so much for sharing!"
Tina (Happy Creations) chose DIY Halloween Candy Cat Party Favors from Mid Michigan Mom. "I love this project,easy to make and great for kids favors-table decorations!Thanks for sharing this lovely project with us."
Natasha chose 6 Classic Scary Movies To Watch This Halloween from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. "What a great list of scary movies - thanks for sharing!"
Natasha chose Forget Zombies and Haunted Houses: 12 Things That Scare You If You're A Mom from Fun Money Mom. "I just love this post! It's so true! Thanks so much for sharing with us!"
3 Reasons why your blog doesn’t make any money.
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Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Annie's Noms
Easy Brown Sugar Pinwheel Cookies from Do It All Working Mom
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Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Cookie Recipe

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Cookies

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Many of us have been touched by either a family member or a friend who has fought and won, and sometimes lost the battle to this disease. There are new breakthroughs in treatment and treatment options each year, as they get closer to a cure. 

You can help bring awareness to the fight with these cookies. 

Cookie Ingredients:
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 1/2 C powder sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 C softened unsalted sweet cream butter

Cookie cutter:

Royal Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
pink gel food coloring

Cookie Directions:
-cream butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixing bowl until well combined.
-in a small bowl add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
-gradually pour in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix until well combined.
-once all ingredients are mixed and a dough ball has formed. (if still sticky add in a half cup of flour and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.) place dough into a ziplock bag or in a bowl with foil to place on top.
place in fridge for 2 hours so that the dough can rise. it won't double in size like bread dough.
-pull out of fridge and let it sit on the counter for 1 hour.
-preheat oven to 350
-roll dough out and using the ribbon cutter upside down, cut out cookie. 
-place on parchment covered cookie sheet.
-bake for 8 minutes.

Icing Directions:
-separate the egg yolk from the whites. put the egg whites into a mixing bowl and trash the rest of the egg.
-add the sugar, cream of tarter and vanilla extra to the egg whites.
-beat on medium speed for 6 minutes.
-if the icing has a yellow color and looks like soup add in more powder sugar. about 1 cup.
-once the icing is done, pour it into a container that has a lid to it.
-divide the icing into 2 bowls. Put the white icing into the first bowl.
-add in a few drops of pink coloring into the second bowl and mix until combined.
-scoop a small amount of the icing colors into 2 different piping bags that have a #2 icing tip on the bottom.

Cookies/Icing Directions: 
-outline each color in either the pink or white icing. Allow a few seconds to dry before filling them in.
-Squeeze out the majority of the remaining icing into a bowl.
-Add in 1-3 tablespoons of water to thin the icing out. you want it to be thick and runny, not soup like. If it is soup like add in 1/4 cup of powder sugar to thicken it.
-Spoon some of the thinner icing onto the ribbon cookie (the icing should match the outline color) then using a butter knife spread the icing throughout the cookie.
-Using the opposite icing color remaining in the piping bag dot a small amount of the icing and using a toothpick dipped into that dot to drag it out to look like a heart.
-Allow the iced cookies to dry for 5-10 hours.

Grandma, I still think of you, Gloria Ellen Capdepon Bolin each and every day. You are missed and loved, and will live forever in my memories. XOXOXO

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Food Lion Pumpkin Contest #ShareYourPumpkin

Food Lion Pumpkin Contest

Pin It To Win It!

Do you have what it takes to win the ultimate pumpkin decorating contest?!
Show off your hidden talent! 

Share a photo of your best pumpkin carving or decoration for your chance to Win Big!  


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Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

No Carving Required! 

Are you like me and have your Pumpkin, or Pumpkins, but they are still in their natural state? Halloween is right around the corner, and we have yet to decorate ours! So with time running out, we need some Pumpkin decorating ideas that won't take a long time and also get us super messy. So here are 9 ways to decorate, with no carving required!

Mod Podge Rocks Blog - Duck Tape Halloween Pumpkin
Meaningful Mama - Pumpkin Decorating Idea for Kids
Artsy Momma - Painted Halloween Pumpkins
Empress of Dirt - Asparagus Pumpkin Head
Meaningful Mama - Two toned Polka Dot Pumpkins
Family Fun Journal - Painted Pumpkins
The Gardening Cook - DIY Sunflower Pumpkin
Club Chica Circle - Neon Painted Pumpkin Mustache Monsters
Meaningful Mama - Sesame Street Pumpkins

I am in love with the Sunflower Pumpkin! 
Do you have a favorite? Tell me about it!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

20 Creepy and Crafty Halloween Decorations

Creepy and Crafty Halloween Decorations

With Halloween fast approaching, these Creepy and Crafty projects are great for a little Spooky Fun!

1. Crafts by Amanda - Bleeding Place Cards for Your Halloween Party
2. A Pumpkin and a Princess - Cheesecloth Mummy Lanterns
3. R and R Workshop - Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns
4. It All Started With Paint - Mummy Mason Jars
5. Mason Jar Crafts Love - Spider Mason Jars
6. It All Started With Paint - Bats Flying Across a Pumpkin
7. Craftulate - Halloween Window Decorations
8. Uncommon Designs Online - Halloween Candy Wreath
9. 365 Days of Crafts - Halloween Door Decorations-Monster Mouth
10. Dream a Little Bigger - Halloween Skull Garland
11. Crafts by Amanda - Halloween Monster Treat Bags
12. Tried and True Blog - Floating Halloween Candles
13. A Pumpkin and a Princess - Mercury Glass Halloween Mason Jar
14. Mason Jar Crafts Love - Candy Corn Mason Jars
15. A Bird and a Bean - Halloween Wreath
16. Aunt Peaches - Spider Web Luminaries
17. Craftulate - Spooky Eye Halloween Wreath
18. Uncommon Designs Online - Haunted Birdcage for Halloween
19. Dream a Little Bigger - Bloody Candles
20. A Pumpkin and a Princess - Halloween Tags and Coffin Treats

Do you have a favorite Creepy Craft for Halloween? Share it with me! 

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