Monday, October 13, 2014

Toddler Pumpkin Fun

We got our first batch of pumpkins, and since Brody picked out his own - I figured why not let him decorate it for our table centerpiece :)

First a little finger paint...
 
Then some sprinkles, sparkles...
 
Lots of feathers...

 and TADA!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Elephant / "Little Peanut" Baby Shower

YAY!!!  It's Baby Rose / Linda shower day!!  Momma Linda is doing sort of an elephant / gray, turq, cream theme for the nursery, so we got busy coming up with the "Little Peanut" theme.  Had so much fun celebrating both of them :)
 
First the invitation (which we got off Etsy)

 Then the decorations...
 
Elephant Pom Poms!!
How to make: Tissue Pom Pom
 
Little Peanut Banner!
 
Elephant washcloths!
 
The guest book!

and then the FOOD!!!!  I used the invite format and tweeked it to make the food labels!  Check out how creative those label names are :)
 
Can't forget the "Watering Hole"...
Punch Recipe
 
 ...with the cutie mason jars!  Made those little elephants from my cricut and attached to straws!

 We played 2 really fun games:

1. Price is Right
2. Memory Game

Baby Shower Memory Game


Supplies
2 Poster boards
Cardstock
Candy (found a lot of mine at Oldtimecandy.com)

Basically just write the baby term name below on both poster boards (not in the same spot of course).  Need 15 letters covering on one side / 15 #s covering on the other side.  Then make sure you buy the candy bars for each baby term.

To play the game - just have guests guess 1 letter and 1 # (one from each poster board).  Then if the terms match, pull the cover off and give them the candy that associates with it!

Running nose – goobers
Time alone – zero bar
Night of Conception – SKOR bar
Breastfeeding – milky way
Umbilical cord – twizzler pull n peel
Doctor – butterfingers
Engorgement – milk duds
Dirty laundry – mounds bar
Hospital bills – 100 grand
Epidural – lifesavers
Baby giggles – snickers
Contractions – whoppers
Boy name – mike & ike / Girl Name - Baby Ruth / Baby Name - whatchamacallit
Baby fat – chunky
Poopie diaper – tootsie roll

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY Mummy

More Halloween fun at our house!!  Brody LOVED this :)  He had a blast helping me put the tape on, and patting it tight!!!  Then he carried his mummy around with him the rest of the night!!

Supplies:
Black paper
masking tape
scissors
Eyes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Apple Art!

B and I decided to get crafty tonight!!  He had a blast making this cutie apple tree :)
 
Supplies:
Finger Paint
Cardstock
Paper plate
Cotton swab

 

Adding the apples...


Fall Leaf Art

It's the BEST time of the year!!!  Brody and I collected some leaves tonight, and then we decided to make a little art :)
 
Supplies:
Leaves
Cardstock
Glue

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Melting Pot Cheese Fondue

Prego sleepover in the house!!  We decided to fulfill ALL our cravings into one - and we fondued!  This was SO, SO, SO yummy!!  We ended up making another whole batch cause it was gone before we knew it!
3 servings
 
Ingredients:
4 ounces beer or 4 ounces broth (**we used beef broth since we were prego)
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
8oz sharp cheddar cheese
pepper
mustard powder
Worcestershire sauce
Dipping: Loaf French bread, apples, any fruit...
 
Start with 4 oz of base (beer, milk or broth).  Then add garlic. Add 3 shakes of mustard powder and stir.
 
Add small amount of cheddar cheese.  Mix thoroughly (using whipping motion until cheese is melted).
 
Add five turns of pepper grinder. Add three to four shakes of worcestershire sauce.  Fold in pepper & worcestershire.  Remove mixing fork.