breakfast muffins

October 28, 2012 § 5 Comments

I love having good friends in my life who aren’t afraid to give me a little kick every now and then. My friend Stephanie had been telling me about these delicious breakfast muffins she’d found on Pinterest – so easy to make and her family was loving them. I gave her a little yeah yeah and added it to my to-do list of future ideas. Friend that she is – who loves my family and knew that we could not go another day without this tasty breakfast – decided to remind me with an insanely early morning text (hey, who doesn’t love being awakened by the ding ding from their iPhone at 6:47 a.m.!?!). How could I not be compelled to act? My family’s happiness was on the line. So I took the hint, dragged myself out of bed, and made these quick and easy little breakfast muffins. And you know what? She was right of course – she knows us so well. Drew and the girls went crazy over them, and I got to feel like the best mom ever for the rest of the day. Thank you friend for always looking out for me, and here’s the blog post you were expecting:

Breakfast Muffins
(originally from Martha Stewart)

In a well-buttered muffin pan, layer white bread (cut into circles or with the crusts cut off), grated cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, and one cracked egg. Salt and pepper to taste and bake at 350 degrees until egg is cooked. Variations can include other breakfast meat, cheeses or a scrambled egg, which my girls prefer. Delish!

gourd ghosties

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well Halloween is almost here, and the annual ghosties have appeared on our front porch. I have made these clever squash ghosts with my girls every year since they were little using white paint and Sharpies. We look forward to it and have fun picking the sizes and shapes of our squash (the largest for Mom, middle for Bella, and smallest for Sophie) and deciding on the faces we’ll draw. It’s our favorite Halloween crafting tradition. Boo!

 

chalkboard pumpkin

October 16, 2012 § 4 Comments

I am trying out some new Halloween projects this year, and here’s one of them. Such an easy craft, I spray painted a pumpkin with chalkboard paint, embellished with black ribbon and a spooky bird, and wrote my message with a chalkboard pen. This cool countdown-to-Halloween pumpkin is going to look perfect on my front porch!

 

spooky signage

October 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

I don’t know how it went so fast but another year has flown by, and I’m back around to the start of my absolutely favorite time of year and crafting season. From Halloween to Christmas, I’m full of project ideas and in the perfect mood to curl up in my house cozy and crafting. This time last year my friend Stacy and I began our obsession with making banners, and we started with our awesome Trick or Treat Halloween banner. Stacy even inspired a few more of her friends to join in, and she hosted a craft night for them a couple of weeks ago. We both had fun coaching but, of course, needed our own new project to tackle.

This BOO sign idea was at our Ben Franklin Crafts store. We “Modge Podged” Halloween papers on each of three wooden plaques and stained the rims of the plaques black by sponging on stamping ink. We used more Modge Podge (I love this stuff!) to attach the die cut letters and seal the top, and then we hot-glued on some cool embellishments. Getting the plaques – strung together with ribbon – to hang straight down is a little tricky, but the finished project is the perfect size for a door. The creative wheels are spinning, and I’ve got several more fun Halloween projects in mind (not to mention a Greek Goddess and a Cindy Lou Who costume to work on for my girlies). Now I just need to carve out a bit of time from my busy life to get busy crafting, and I’ll be a happy girl!

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