Thursday, 30 September 2010

Halloween Decorations

Yes you have to look closley but there are really cute halloween signs that I made that were so fun for the whole family to make!! I had the kids go find 12-14 sticks. then got a box and cut it up and painted the peices black or orange. Then after they dried I wrote words on them: scary, eek, keep out, boo, danger, go back. Then I used my glue gun and glued a stick to them. Let them sit over night to make sure they were on really good and then stuck them in the ground! I have to say they really turned out cute! Here is the link that I got the idea from: Good luck and Happy decorating!!

Halloween Advent

So I found this idea here under halloween crafts. It is so easy to make. I went to Home Depot and had them cut me a 4x4x8 into 4x4 and 4x8 then I picked out halloween paper. First I sanded down the blocks so they were smooth and then I modge podged the cute halloween paper to the wood. Then I used my slice die cut machine to cut out the letters and the numbers! It turned out so cute I just love it!!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Fruit 3 Ways

We have a nectarine tree in our yard which has yielded a bucket load of fruit this year. So this past weekend we picked the remaining fruit, and made Fruit Leather, Baby Food and Peach Cobbler. Click the links for the recipes. They tasted so good and it was great to use up all this great fruit in a variety of ways - and you could do it with all fruits, i.e. Berries, Apples, Plums etc. etc. etc. Yummo!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Pumpkin Bread

Today at church we had a "Munch and Mingle" I decided to make pumpkin bread. I mean it is nearly October. I think this time of year is all about the pumpkin. Everyone absolutely loved this recipe and was asking for it. So not only for members of my ward who look at this blog but for everyone else out there who would like a really GREAT Pumpkin bread recipe this is for you!

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.

*Note ifyou cant get tins of pumpkin you can make this very simple and you can use pumpkin or butternut squash. Simple boil the flesh of either fruit and mash*

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Shes here and shes perfect

I thought I would introduce you all to the newest addition to our family. Siena was born on August 13 weighing 4lbs 12oz and 18 inches long. It was unexcpected in the sence that I showed up for a routine Dr appt and was informed that due to infection I would have to deliver immediatley. So I rang my husband and within 2 hours I was on the operating table. Siena was then in the NeoNatal unit for 4 weeks and is now home where she belongs. There are still a few small issues with her and I but for the most part everyone is Healthy and for definite sure everyone is Happy. I can not thank everyone who reads this blog enough for all the kind words, your thoughts and your prayers. When my waters broke at 19 weeks I never expected to bring home a Healthy baby. But I put my faith and my trust in the Lord and as he has done so many times before he provided me and my family with a miracle.
I am now itching to get back to my crafty self and have a million ideas floating around my head. I can drive starting Saturday and the first place I'm going is to the craftt store. So watch this space because loads of exciting crafts are about to come your way.
Also I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I am thinking that I will start a weekly Family Home Evening post. I know there are loads of FHE sites out there but a few more ideas never hurt anyone. Let me know what you think.