Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Pinterest - Gifts, Comfort Food, Laundry

Pinterest, Pinterest Oh how I am addicted to you!

Here are a few things I did this week from Pinterest:

I made 30 of these gifts for all of the Primary workers who serve in our church.
They were cheap, easy, and turned out so cute!
In the bag there was a hot chocolate mix, little bag of marshmallows, and Pirouette cookies.

This meal turned out really good! 
I changed it a little by cooking the meat and vegies in 1/2 cup white wine and 1 cup chicken stock.
 It was a very simple meal, but very good!
I served it with a green salad and homemade rolls.
I will be posting this recipe on my recipe blog soon, hut until then you can click on the link.
This will be a Sunday Staple at our house. 

When I saw this idea, I LOVED it!
I wanted to make my laundry room look a little prettier.
It is so simple, but makes it look so much nicer 
then having a big orange box of detergent on my Dryer. 
I bought the glass container at Hobby Lobby for 50% off it was $13.99.
I already had the ribbon. 

This is one of our families favorite comfort foods in the fall.
I had some left over Turkey from a Turkey Breast I Cooked on Sunday.  I think I was more excited about using the leftovers for this pie then I was having just the Turkey breast.
This recipe was amazing!
Instead of cooking two smaller pies i made one big pie.  My family ate the whole pie in one night.  Even Seth my picky eater had 2 big pieces.  
I will for sure make this again!

The First Snow Fall of The Year!

Yes, we have seen the first snow of the season!
The kids were SO EXCITED.
I was excited until I remembered that I would  not see green for another 6 months.  . . winter in Michigan lasts FOREVER.
We are going to make this the BEST snowy winter EVER.  It is our last one here in Michigan,  next year we will be in Arizona with no snow.

This was the first time Kate has ever really seen the snow.  It really was pretty to watch that snow fall.  I think she liked it.

As soon as the snow starting falling,
Seth started looking for his snow suit, gloves, and hat.
He wanted to go sledding.
I had to brake it to him that it was not snowing that much (thank goodness) for a sledding day.

Isaac and Seth went out and tried to catch the snow on there tongues on our deck until they realized that it was COLD.
Go put your coats on boys! 

They spent awhile playing outside in the snow falling.
Isaac then told me later that the only reason he was excited about the snow falling was that Christmas is almost here!  I feel the same way.  Here come the holidays! 
One fun thing about living here in Michigan is that we always have a White Christmas!

9 Months Old!

where did the time go?
My baby girl is 9 months old now!

We are so grateful for Kate.
Our family would not be complete with out her,
we all love having a sweet baby girl in our home.

I tried to get Kate to smile for these pictures,
but she was more interested in my camera light.
So these are her serious poses.

Love this girl so much. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Leaf Pile

This leaf pile entertained my boys all afternoon!

Outside with our neighborhood gang of boys, 
 they were raking and jumping
 into this pile of leaves for a good couple of hours. 

Awwe. . .to be a kid and jump into a pile of leaves.
I love IT!  

Balloons and Green Lantern

My sweet Seth is in 1/2 day Kindergarten this year.
So that leaves the other 1/ 2 of the school day at home with me!
He gets SO bored  during that time, so I do try to make it fun for him.

This week we made Balloon animals!
He did a great job, and actually ended up figuring out how to do it on his own then he taught me.
He now wants to be "Balloon maker when he gets older".

Have you ever seen a Green Lantern Turkey??
Well, that is what Seth wanted to make with his school project Turkey.
He is so proud of it! 
He will take it back to school now and it will be hung up in the hall by his classroom. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011


We had a Great Halloween.
 With lots of pumpkins, 
apple cider, 
and Candy.

Here are some pictures of our 2011 Halloween

Our very own little "KatieBug" Lady bug!

The Force of Star Wars was with Isaac and Seth.
Isaac was Han Solo
Seth was Jango Fett

It is SO nice living only 15 minutes away from a really nice pumpkin patch.
We had fun picking out our pumpkins and putting them in our little wagon.

We had to do the corn maze.  I thought it would be an easy one.  BUt we got stuck in that corn maze for at least 30 minutes.  I have never been so happy to get out of a corn maze in my life! :-) 

I was able to go to Seth's Kindergarten class and help the kids carve pumpkins.  It was so FUN!  We carved a scary cat, if you couldn't tell.

Had a lot of fun with the kids this Halloween!  Each year gets better!  

Thursday Pinterest - Halloween Style

Just like many of you,
I am addicted to 

I thought it would be fun and a good way for me to actually do these fun ideas I find on Pinterest and to Post about one thing I did from Pinterest once a week.  So, every Thursday I am going post on my blog an idea I got from Pinterest and actually tried. 

Here are a few Ideas I did this last month for

These cute quesadillas were a fun lunch for my kids around Halloween.  They were so EASY to make and my kids really loved them.  

I had so much fun making these bowling pins.
I was in charge of the games at a Church Halloween party, I made these for a pumpkin bowling game.
The kids at the party had a lot of fun with it.
Now my boys keep playing with them.  
They cost me $0 to make.  My friend gave me her empty soda bottles and I already had the paint and black marker.

These turned out so cute!
I had SO MANY compliments on Trick-Or-Treat night.
They were very easy to make and hang up.  I did it all in about an hour!
I used Black poster board to make the bats and they help up really well.
I will for sure do this again next year for Halloween.