Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Decor!

I found a perfect way to display Brody's festive Halloween costumes year to year!!!  :)

Festive Halloween Meal!

Mummy Juice Boxes & Raisins

Truck Driver Costume

I'm always looking for creative / DIY Halloween costumes, and this was a HUGE hit wherever we went this year!!  Brody is obsessed with trucks so figured we would make him a truck driver...and being prego myself, I was his "bumpy road".  

Diaper boxes
Spray paint
Colored Duct tape
Paper towel tubes
Suspenders (or Dad's old belt)
Peterbuilt toddler hat

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bat Glasses

Black Ribbon
White puffy paint

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats!!!  Perfect for my Mom's / Erik's bday celebration :)

Frosting Recipe

Deviled Eggs

Taco Dip

Banana Ghost (choc chip eye/mouth) & Clementine (celery stem)

Witch Broom Rollups

2 zucchini
slices of ham
Monterey jack cheese
string cheese
green onions
toothpicks / pretzels

Trim ends of zucchini and discard. Using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini lengthwise into 16 paper-thin slices; place in a single layer on a work surface. (Discard first slice of peel and seedy center.) Wrap and chill remaining zucchini for another use.

Stack ham slices and cut into 4 long strips. Repeat with cheese slices.

Sprinkle zucchini slices with pepper. Lay a ham strip in center of a zucchini slice and top with a cheese strip. Starting at one end of zucchini strip, roll it into a tight spiral; secure with a toothpick. Repeat.

For "brooms" - just cut string cheese and tie with green onion.  Insert either pretzel or toothpick - DONE!

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

2 Poster boards
Candy (found a lot of mine at

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!!

Black paper
masking tape