Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Punch Recipe

Quick post cause I want to share this yummy Halloween punch recipe. We love this stuff at our house, so hopefully you will too! It's orange so we let the kids draw pumpkin faces on the goblets with a black Sharpie--it comes off with a little glass cleaner--and then we have a festive little drink with our Halloween dinner:
Here's the recipe:

1/2 can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1 cup sugar
2 quarts water

That's it! --I always double it so I can just use the whole cans of concentrate. Enjoy and have a great Halloween! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Sewing Projects

Hey I finished my Halloween table runner! Just in time, I know, I'm so on the ball! Hey, I still had like 2 days. Nothing like a few last minute projects to fill your Friday night right?! Here's my runner:

And since I had so much leftover fabric, I was able to make a Halloween skirt for my daughter, and a Halloween apron for me. Cause you totally should have an apron for every occasion right? That's right.
 Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and a Happy Halloween!!!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

The Big Red Barn

Oh how I love Fall...I wish it could be Fall all year. There are so many fun things to do, like a trip to the Big Red Barn! Love, Love, Love this's some pics:

Now, when at the Big Red Barn, there are some things that you must do. First, you must take the Hayride out to the pumpkin patch.

 You must ooh and ahh at all the yummy apple trees.
 You must pose for pictures in front of the miniature Red Barn.

And also in front of the maze.
Now, dance on the Hay Pyramid. That's right, dance.
Now, Search for the PERFECT pumpkin!

The best part of the pumpkin? The stem of course! Love these!

Say "Hi" to the animals wandering near.

Gather your pumpkins and ride back to the barn. Take some pictures along the way.

 Then you get some ice cream for the ride home. Such a perfect fall day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Spider Scavenger Hunt

Ok, I have to show you this because it actually turned out to be HILARIOUS! Every year I take my kids on a Fall Scavenger Hunt up the canyon, but this year I wanted to try something different. So while my kids were at school, I went and bought a few packs of those cheap plastic spider rings. Then I went out in my backyard and scattered them EVERYWHERE. I put them in the bushes, on tree branches, in the garden, in the grass--all over the place. Then I waited for it to get REALLY dark. We don't have any city lights where we live, so when it gets dark, it gets really dark. Then I told my kids to go grab a jacket and a flashlight. I handed them each a ziplock bag and sent them outside. I told them to collect as many spiders as they could. They were like, "WHAT?!!" It turned out to be SO funny because they were suddenly terrified of the backyard! They held onto each other and just giggled. Once they figured out what they were looking for, they went nuts.

You would not believe how scary it is to see a big spider at night and not know if it was real or not! They kept kicking the spiders before they would pick them up, just in case they ran away!
It was SO creepy!
When they had gathered all they could find, we came inside and had brownies and chocolate pudding with white chocolate spider webs!

I think we will make scavenger hunts in the dark a new tradition at our house! Happy Hunting!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Let's Have a Ball--Party Feature!

Today I'm featuring a party put on by the lovely Heidi and Melissa: Let's Have a Ball! After seeing this party, I wish I had a little boy again! (Now I have a BIG boy!) Although, maybe I can get away with doing a sports birthday party for my husband--I bet he would LOVE it! Check out this fantastic party:

The printables for this party are available in my Etsy shop HERE!

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