Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Counting Our Blessings

I thought I would post our Thanksgiving treats while I'm on a bow making break! 
Natalie started school in August and she loves it but even more they love her!  Couldn't ask for more!  To show them how thankful we are for them I sent in the following:

Some Thanksgiving Love
So this includes the following:
A brown paper bag I picked up from JoAnn's. 
I created the tag at Wordle- WHICH I LOVE!  You type in words and then you can choose the layout, color, etc.  You can print it and frame it.  Or you can print, scan and make smaller versions of them like I did.  SO CUTE!  I used all kinds of Thanksgiving words: turkey, feast, thankful, grateful, celebrate, harvest, family, Thanksgiving, blessings, pies, home.
Those are pecan bars that are quickly disappearing in my house.  I saw the recipe on 5 Ingredient Fix and they were easy to make.
I threw in a bag of fall colored M&M's I sorted myself.  I was going to add the Thankful buttons I did below but they were all smushed in the bag.  So M&M's it is!
Natalie wanted to draw a picture for each bag.  She's is all about the Handprint Turkey!

I made some extra Pecan bars and threw together some Thankful Buttons for the staff at her school.  I wanted to make this treat at first but I couldn't find round pretzels except online AND I wasn't too keen about their name...  There's alot of little steps for this one- unwrap all of the kisses- laying out all of the pretzels.  So make sure you have enough time and enough patience!

Love these colors!

Nat's down for a nap- but when she wakes up we're in full blown Thanksgiving mode.  I need to make my Bourbon Pecan pie and we have some Handprint Turkeys to make. 
As Natalie would say, "Happy Turkey Day!"  
Enjoy your family, friends and whoever you are blessed to be around tomorrow!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Hectic Halloween!

I can't believe it's been 3 months since I posted anything.  Ahh!
Here are a few Halloween crafts I did...
Every year for our school's Fall Fest, each class makes a pumpkin and then they are raffled off.  Now that I am with 3rd graders- I was able to do a really cool one.  Thanks to Martha Stewart for her great ideas!  Instead of the seeds- I used felt and googly eyes.
The sign says, "Hoooooooooooooo, are YOU calling a pumpkin?"
Next, my friend sent me a picture like this one from Etsy.  And as creepy as this one is- I liked the concept. So I start searching for one with a heart and not a baby skeleton- NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!  So I picked up a black tee, red and white paint, and downloaded a rib and heart stencil.  And this is how it turned out...
I wore this to our Fall if you didn't know- now you do!
And finally, for Natalie's annual Halloween craft- we added a treat this year.  I found these adorable Mummy Cookie Pops and fell in love with them!  Just a tidbit- stretch the work over 2 days- there are a lot of intricate details...
Don't I look yummy?
Dj Inkers font (Spider Web) & clipart
Natalie's mummy print
Now to get started on Thanksgiving...