Thursday, 20 October 2016

Potion Book

Recently a friend of mine and I decided to do a craft night. She is super crafty, like I mean SUPER crafty!! Not only that but she is like SUPER kind, SUPER awesome and like SUPER everything. Lucky huh!! I mean who doesn't want a friend like this in your life.

So back to the Potion Book.... Tiffany told me about a potion book that she had made with some friends previously and I knew I needed one. I mean I LOVE Halloween. I am not sure why. Maybe because it is the start to the holiday season, but regardless of the reason I always go way over board for Halloween. I love it so much. Anyway. Tiffany has created these very cool pages that you can print so you can make your own Potion Book. Here is what we did!

To start you will need an old book, like a dictionary. I found mine at a thrift store for 25 cents, bargain!! The pages that you will print are 8.5 x 11 so you will need you book to be about that size.

I wanted my book to look aged so I took a water bottle and sprayed and crumpled random pages. I did this to a lot of the pages to be honest. I also burned some of the edges of my book. I then took a brown ink pad and rubbed that over the edges of the pages so that it looked dirty and very used.

To attache the pages I used modge podge. I opened the book to the middle or somewhere near the middle and put mode modge podge on each page. I did crumple the pages just a little before I put them in to make them look aged and used too.

Here are what the pages look like. Aren't they so awesome!!

Lastly we glued a thick black ribbon to the inside of the book with hot glue. I glues it behind the binding of the book so it looked like it was made that way.

This book sits on an end table in my formal living room. I keep it open to the potion pages all October so there is no need to worry about what the cover of the book looks like. No one sees it :)

Here is a link to my friend Tiffany's blog and the pages that you will need to make your own book. I would love to see what you create if you make one yourself. Enjoy!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Pumpkin Bread

This recipe is one of our all time favorites and is one that so many of you have enjoyed too. In fact a friend of mine recently messaged me and said I NEED YOUR PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE, ASAP!! I thought I had better share it again with you all just in case you missed it in the past.

Pumpkin Bread

1 (15oz) can of Pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 c. water
3 c. Sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ginger
1 tsp ground cloves

Preheat Over to 350F or 175C. Grease and flour three 7x3inch bread pans

In a large bowl mix together the Pumpkin, Eggs, Oil, Water and Sugar until well blended. Sift all the dry ingredients together and then mix with the wet ingredients. Por into pepared bread pans.

Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let rest for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes wrap the pumpkin bread in plastic wrap and let it cool in the wrap. This will make your break so moist and so delicious. 

You can add a bag of chocolate chips or 2 cups of pecans to this recipe which make it extra yummy too. 

*Note ifyou cant get tins of pumpkin you can make this very simple and you can use pumpkin or butternut squash. Simply boil the flesh of either fruit and mash. You can also roast the vegetable to use the flesh too. Both options work well.*

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Spiritually Speaking


Thursday, 6 October 2016


YAY!!!! Its time for Pumpkins!!! I have been looking for cute fun Pumpkin Carving or Decorating ideas and thought I would share some of my finding with you. I hope you have fun starting to decorate for Fall and Halloween. I know we will be enjoying it here!!

Here are a couple links with some really fun ideas.

These are adorable Carve Disney Pumpkins

101 Pumpkin Ideas.... YES PLEASE!

Pumpkin Carving Stencils are AWESOME

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Spiritually Speaking

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This weekend is our Semi Annual General Conference. A weekend for our church leader to speak to us. To give us guidance and help us to understand better the teaching of our church as well as remind us how very much our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ love each of us.

If you would be interested in learning more or hear what modern day prophets have to say to you please join us. The live stream of this wonderful conference is available on . You can also watch it live on BYU TV. May God continue to bless each of you and may you have a blessed day.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Witch and Her Little Monsters

It's almost October! Do you know what that means? It's almost for me to put out my Halloween decorations and for it to be socially acceptable. YAY! Here is a cute little sign I've made. I've seen the saying all over Facebook but wanted to "jazz" it up a little. 

I do have a sign making business and this sign is for sell in my shop. Feel free to visit my page and see what other awesome things I have created with my silhouette cameo.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Pumpkin Soup

Its this time of year when I enjoy cooking with pumpkin the most. We can find pumpkin spice in just about everything around us this time of year. From our favorite chocolate bar right down to our lip balm. But nothing says autumn more to me the the smell of fresh baked Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies. Or a nice warm bowl of Pumpkin Soup. Here is one of our families favorite pumpkin soup recipes. It is so delicious and perfect comfort food.

Pumpkin Soup
Serves 4 - 6

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 brown onion coarsely chopped
1 clove of garlic crushed
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
1 large butternut pumpkin, skin and seed removed and roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon curry powder
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup cream
Salt and Black pepper
parsley, natural yogurt to serve


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium - high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, stirring, or until soft and golden. Add cumin and coriander. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.

Add pumpkin and stir to coat. Add stock and curry powder. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer, partially covered for 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.

Stir in cream and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth or as desires. Season with salt and pepper.

Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of yogurt and fresh parsley.


Sunday, 18 September 2016