Jack O Lantern Cookies

Jack O

These cookies are so cute…and so easy to make. 1.  Take two chocolate chip cookies, homemade or store-bought from your favorite bakery or the bakery department of a grocery store. 2.  Make some decorator frosting.  My favorite frosting to use for this is my mom’s buttercream frosting.   Put aside a small amount of the frosting […]

Halloween Cookies, Candles & Pumpkins

I love the Pillsbury Ready To Bake sugar cookies.  Even when I don’t have time to bake from scratch I can still bake something cute & tasty for the kids.  I made these this morning and….gasp….let the kids have a few for breakfast {then a nutritious breakfast afterwards-but cookies for breakfast was fun!}. I also […]

Happy Halloween

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. – – -William Shakespeare (a quote from “Macbeth”) Happy Halloween! hugs, mb

Halloween Lantern

Completed Lantern

Pictures Glued to Streamers Crepe Paper Glued to Top Halloween Art Paper Lantern Today’s quick and inexpensive {cheap} Halloween craft is a paper lantern.  I started with a paper lantern from the Dollar Store (One whole dollar–I just love the Dollar Store), crepe paper, Halloween clip art printed out on card stock and a glue gun.  I opened the […]

Pumpkin Bread ~ In a Can!

Pumpkin Bread in a Can

I wanted to bake some pumpkin bread today but also wanted to make some to give away.  In an effort to continue my love affair with cans…yes, cans…. I used some that were left from the green beans we had for dinner the other night.  I removed the labels, washed the cans well, rinsed them out and […]

Halloween M & M Test Tube Favors

Halloween M & M Favors Complete

  Super Simple and Quick- I purchased the test tube favors {8 in a package} at Michael’s { Martha Stewart Crafts with the 40% coupon} and Halloween M&Ms and that is all that was needed for this basic favor.  I had some strips of card stock left from the cards I made a few weeks ago {Debbie Mum} […]

Halloween Bat Luminary

Bat Luminary

Here is a very easy Halloween decoration…… a luminary.  You can use any size can you would like….soup can to super sized can.  I had a can of potatoes from Sam’s Club (a big can) that I had saved and that is what I used.  First, remove the label from your can and then spray […]

Cute and Scary

Little Sweetie in His "Nest"

I have been a fan of Somerset publications for years.  When I purchase an issue, and there are so many niche issues to choose from, I look through its contents again and again.  I always admire the art and the artist and have never attempted to make anything that I have seen….intimidation.  But, in the […]