October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Munchkin Pants was sick pretty much all last week and this past weekend.  He's finally getting better and is excited to go trick or treating today.  We're in the process of switching his preschools to a 5 day pre-k morning class from a 3 day afternoon class.  It hasn't been easy- new forms, new fees, leaving old friends and teachers.  I didn't really expect it to go as badly as it did but hopefully when he officially starts it'll be fine.  I know in the long run it's a better choice but that doesn't ease the guilt as mentioned in the last blog post.

Onto Halloween costumes...we had it all set up- friday night he would go to his new school's harvest festival as Bumble Bee the transformer (yea I know really appropriate), then to our gym's PJ Party saturday night as a Ninja and today trick or treating as Gnomeo.  Well with the sickness and cough from hell it put a wrench in everything.  No harvest festival or pj party.  Guess what he picked to go trick or treating?  Not the totally cute gnome outfit put together by mom...oh noooooo... he picked the cheesy target Ninja outfit!  I guess it's my fault because I bought it but that's a whole other story.  So he'll be happy as a clam and I'll be silently sulking...lol just kidding...sort of.

Let's talk caramel apples!  I don't think I've ever made them at least I can't remember ever making them so I thought we'd give it a whirl.  I melted a package of caramels with 2 tablespoons of water and it worked out perfectly.  We had some m&m's hanging around so we rolled them in those.  I think when we were done each apple weighed a pound.  Not lying!  We got a little carried away with the m&m's.  They were delicious, you can't really go wrong with caramel and chocolate.

Happy Halloween!

October 28, 2011

it's been...

one of those annoying weeks.  You know the one I'm talking about?  Where nothing goes right?  You have mom guilt over everything?  You're tired and coffee doesn't help?  Yea it's been one of those...

Here's to hoping next week is better!

October 25, 2011

just in case you need a bike bell...

they make one shaped like a cupcake. awesome.

October 23, 2011

halloween cards & treats

My son picked out his favorite Party Box Design Halloween invite and Jess converted it to a Halloween card for his classmates.  We also included some googly eyed treats! 

October 22, 2011

gettin' crafty

Any guesses on what I'm going to make?

catch of the day

The hubster left this morning in the pouring rain while it was still dark to go fishing (crazy).  He came home with three silvers...looks like we're having salmon for dinner!

October 20, 2011

the popcorn factory

Have you checked out The Popcorn Factory? I received their catalog last week and OH MY GOODNESS everything looks so tasty!!

You can check out there site HERE

October 19, 2011

October 18, 2011

halloween cookies

I wanted to make some cookies for a playdate on friday...so the inspiration came from The Decorated Cookie and I put my own spin on them.

October 17, 2011

2nd trip- Double Coupons

I was able to sneak away tonight to Albertson's once more.

Stocked up with 4 tubes of toothpaste/ 4 shampoos and one hairspray for a retail value of $38.31 (without tax) with my coupons it came to $6.25 with tax.


Double Coupons

Double coupons in the Albertson's ad this week.  I actually got two in one paper for a total of six (18 double coupons)- lucky me!  Our local store only lets you do 3 transactions at one time, so I'll head back tomorrow and cash in on the rest.

Pardon the poor cell phone picture- but I bought 4 boxes of cookies/ 3 bottles of shampoo and 2 tubes of toothpaste for a retail total of $34.31 (not including tax).  They were on sale and I used my coupons so my grand total with tax was $7.15. 


October 16, 2011

you can't deny it...

it's annoying but catchy!

October 15, 2011

the farm

We headed to the pumpkin patch today...it was a great day- cold and cloudy!  There was lots of pumpkins to be had, mud, animals, yummy treats and TONS OF PEOPLE!!  We came home with three *perfect* pumpkins!

October 14, 2011

October 13, 2011

scary movies

I went for a walk today and started thinking about scary movies...is that weird?  Well maybe it was because I was by myself, and we live out in the country so there's no sidewalks or that many people driving by...perfect storm for thinking about all the bad things that could happen to you right?  HA!  I used to love scary movies when I was younger, but not anymore.  The problem with seeing all of them is now they're in my memory banks. 

So my top 3 scary movies of all time-- just in time for Halloween I suppose.  Now you might not think these are scary but I can be a total wienie...

The Strangers
The bad guys harass a couple (out in the country) for no reason and wear masks...really creepy masks.  It's supposedly loosely based on a true story- that makes it worse in my opinion.

The Ring
After seeing this movie how can you ever get the image of the gross lady crawling out of the tv out of your mind?  You can't!  And that scene where she comes out of the well thing?  UGH!

The Grudge
Eck...the little hissing boy...the thing coming down the stairs?  oh boy...wish I never saw this one.

Notice all the movie titles are two namers?  Weird- I guess any movie that starts with "the" is bound to be scary!  What movies give you the heeby jeebies??

October 10, 2011

*free* halloween party printables

Check out these super cute Halloween Party Printables for Party Box Design...and they're FREEEEEEE!

Just click on image to download!

October 8, 2011

cookie exchange party

I have to admit I'm not a huge halloween fan.   I think there are a lot of great party ideas out there as well as crafts but I'm more of a Christmas gal.  I love everything about Christmas and have all ready been working on Christmas lists.  This year I've decided to host a holiday cookie exchange.  I've never done one before-- I think I've been to one but I was young and I don't count that since my mom did the baking.

I'm definitely going to be getting my invitations from Party Box Design, Jess has a cute invitation up on her site that would be perfect...
I love the colors, not only do they incorporate the traditional red & green but I love the pink and turquoise.  Perfect!

Since I've never hosted one I did a little online research because I wasn't sure what the do's and don'ts were.  I just googled "cookie exchange rules", this site came up Cookie Exchange.  I think there are a lot of great tips on it, especially the rules or guidelines.  I'll be including these with my invitations.  If you have any other tips, feel free to share especially if you have first hand experience.

I thought it would be also fun to host a Party Lite party during the cookie exchange, so that's all set up.  Girls afternoon with wine, cookies, appetizers and shopping- what could be better?

October 5, 2011

October 1, 2011

Bye Bye Facebook

I decided to deactivate my Facebook account- personal and the page for this blog.  Of course Facebook doesn't make it very easy so I guess it takes up to 14 days to delete permanently and that's only if you don't click on anything related to Facebook.  We'll see if it works I guess.  There were many reasons why the main one being it doesn't enhance my life in any way!  I may go back eventually but not anytime soon.  Just wanted to let you know.  That being said you can still find me here, Twitter and Pinterest.

Have a great weekend!
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