Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Picnik Photo Editing Site for Halloween

I have mentioned how much I love Picnik before, 
but the more I use it the more I find to love!
It is so easy to use and it is FREE!
For some reason, most of the pictures I take are lopsided.  
Who knows why I can't hold a camera straight?!  
But Picnik has an easy fix that lets me rotate the pictures just enough to account for my bad photography skills.
They have some awesome spooky effects that you can add to your pictures for Halloween.
Here is one that my kids and I put together.
  Vampires and Zombies! 
How creepy!
Seriously, go try Picnik!  I'll bet that you love it too!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LOTS of Halloween Fun!

Every Wednesday I share one of my many book marked sites that really inspire me.  I am running out of time to post all of the great Halloween projects, so today I am showing three great projects by Be Different Act Normal

The first is so easy, but so cute!  

The second project takes a little more work, 
but I think that even I could handle it.

The last project is the most difficult, 
but it would make your house look very spooky this Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Family Room

A before and after of our family room.  We spend a lot of time in this room, especially in the winter when we get a fire going in the wood burning stove!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Annie Chun's Roasted Seaweed

I got my second sample from Moms Meet.
This time we got to try Annie Chun's Roasted Seaweed.
 Once again they were very generous!  We got a lot of great samples for our family to try.  We had the rice noodles, brown rice and thai sauce for dinner this week.  We LOVED the rice noodles!  They are definitely something that we will buy!
We were given lots of the Wasabi and Sesame Roasted Seaweed to share.  My daughter's friend loved it!  My neighbor thought that it would be really good sprinkled on rice.
It was a good opportunity for my kids to try something new!
Thanks again Moms Meet!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Spider Jello

Jello is a favorite around our house.  We have it every Sunday.  My daughter and I have become obsessed with this Spider Jello Recipe that we found on Brett Bara.
There is even a great tutorial link on how to make a jello mold.
We have to try this!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Basement Bathroom

Another before and after of our house. 
This room went through a HUGE change!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Turkey Pot Pie

This is my son's favorite dinner, he even chooses this for his Birthday meal!  It is pretty easy, especially if you are using refrigerated pie crust.  It is also a great way to make a new meal of left-over turkey or chicken.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spelling Word Necklace

Cap Creations has a great idea for practicing spelling words and turning them into a necklace.
I think that this would be great as a bracelet too.
Love it!  I need to make a trip to the craft store and buy some alphabet beads!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Basement Playroom

We added a cute little play room under our basement stairs.  My kids like to call it the clubhouse.  The cousins (especially the girls) love to play in here.  We even cut down a door and have a half size entry, so it is meant just for kids!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Disneyland Butterfinger Brownies

A year ago we were in Disneyland, so I am having a little bit of a withdrawal right now!  I wish we were there celebrating Halloween again.
A neighbor of mine told me about the Butterfinger Brownies that their family loved to get at Disneyland.  So after doing a little research and finding nothing I emailed Disneyland's customer service.  They were so nice and replied back to me quickly.  They told me that the recipe was not available but a cast member gave me her recipe.  It is so simple and yummy!
Don't you just love Disney?!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Place Mats

Every Wednesday I try to share one of the many projects that I have book marked.  a little of this, a little of that made these cute Halloween place mats last year and I have been obsessed with them ever since!
She even tells how she protects them with clear acrylic protectors.  
I love her blog and I'm always inspired by it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Basement Kitchenette

It was kind of hard to find a before picture of this area of the house.  We moved so many walls and changed things so much.  Basically we gutted the basement and started over.  This corner of the basement became a small kitchen.  I will be so grateful to have this when we start the remodel of our upstairs kitchen!