Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern Bowls

Today I made a relatively easy craft, it took mostly patience on my part.  There was a period of time during the making of these where I swear I had little squares of tissue paper stuck to every finger lol.

While a little bit messy, these would still make a cute Halloween project for kids.

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Sandie

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Soft & Chewy Gingersnaps

Yesterday I made some Gingersnaps. When I make them I always think of our late Grandad.  These were his favourite “biscuits” and always remind me of him and how much we all loved and still all miss him. With our first Grandbaby on the way, Grandad has been forefront in my mind, hoping we can be as good of grandparent’s to our new grandbaby as he was with all of us!  He was one of those people that everyone loved, they just couldn’t help it…. that was our Grandad! As Kim would tell you, he spent many an hour in his last years with her on his lap, as a 4 and 5 year old having him read to her, reciting nursery rhymes to her and singing the alphabet backwards and forwards, something I don’t think I could even do now but he did without hesitation in his nineties!

Grandad approached everything he did with optimism, humour and love and is still so missed and thought of often! I don’t ever remember him not greeting us with a smile and a hug.

So, here’s to you Grandad, we will enjoy your favourite biscuits with a cuppa and a salute to all the good memories you left us with!

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Sandie

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Picture Frame Lantern 

I have been wanting to try this project for quite a while but haven’t gotten around to it until now. 

Sandie 

This project requires 4 picture frames and a top and bottom.  I again had Dillon cut the top and bottom pieces for me out of a wooden fence board that was laying around. 

I removed the glass and back of the frame and then painted all the frames.  I also base painted the top and bottom the same colour. 

I waited, and waited, my least favorite thing, for the paint to dry. 

Once it finally dried I hot glued the 4 picture frames together to form a box.  A box without a top or bottom but still a box.


Next I hot glued the bottom to the “frame box,” and the little handle Dillon cut me out of a piece of 1 x 1.
I wrapped some elastics around the box to hold everything in place while I ran a bead of glue over all the seams.

When the glue was well set, I painted over the glued seams so they matched.  When that was dry, I applied a coat of sealer and let that dry. 

Now all I needed to do was put the glass back in the frames and fill the lantern!

Mickey Mouse Cake Stand

I decided it would be fun to make a Disney fan on my Christmas list a Mickey Mouse Cake Stand. I figured I just needed a bowl, a plate and some buttons.  That and patience lol. I couldn’t find a black plate and red bowl at the dollar store so I bought white ones and painted them!

Sandie 

Here is what I started with 

Because they are shiny, I used a sanding sponge to rough them up a bit to help the paint adhere better. 

I started painting them.

I didn’t have yellow buttons so I had to paint them as well. 

Once dry I applied a few coats of sealer. 

I used a construction adhesive to attach the plate to the bottom of the bowl.
Glued on the painted/sealed buttons. 

And this is my completed Mickey Mouse Cake Stand! Another gift off my to do list all done!

Crock Pot Tater Tots Casserole Recipe

Have you ever tried one of the tater top recipes in the crock pot?  When I made it the first time I was really concerned the tater tots would be really mushy.  Chris even suggested I cook them a bit before adding them to the crock pot.  I usually bake them for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees, just to crisp them a bit before adding them.

The whole mixture when you put it in the crock pot does not look very appetizing, but does it ever taste good!  The first time I had to taste it, just to see what exactly it was I was feeding them and it was awesome!

Sandie

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My best creation yet…

You may have noticed that I’ve been absent from the blog lately. I’ve referenced in several posts the fact that I haven’t been feeling well. I am finally starting to feel better and wanted to take an opportunity to share with the blog where I’ve been and where my time and energy has been invested recently.

Thankfully, I am happy to share that my being sick has been for a very good reason. You may have noticed that my mom referenced in recent posts, like the Crocheted Diaper Cover for Baby, that someone in our lives in expecting a baby. That someone is me!

Now that I’m waving goodbye to the not-so-fun first trimester, I am excited to share the news that I am expecting my first little one in April of 2018! And since I’m slowly starting to feel less sick and more human again, I will be returning to the blog more regularly. I look forward to sharing all my DIY adventures, because even sick me found time for Pinterest, as I transition from not only being a daughter on this mother-daughter blog to also being a mother.

Kim