Friday, November 20, 2009

Toilet Paper Pumpkins

I love these little pumpkins made from a roll of toilet paper and some cute fall fabric!

First you will need a 22 inch square piece of fabric, and a roll of toilet paper.
I cut mine in a circle but you can leave it as a square.
Set the toilet paper in the middle of you fabric!

Next you will start tucking the edges of you fabric into the center of your toilet paper roll!

Tuck all the edges into the roll!

For the stem you will need about a 8 inch square of a brown paper bag, crumple up the bag as if you were going to throw it a way. Then you will uncrumple the paper and fold in have and roll it up and put it in the center of the toilet paper roll to create your steam!
Use a 6 inch piece of green pipe cleaner and curl it a round your finger and place along side your stem!

Now you have a cute little pumpkin!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Brothers Wedding

A few weeks ago I was able to see my baby brother get sealed in the Los Angels Temple to his lovely Bride Kristen! I am so happy for the two of them!

The Los Angeles Temple

Bryan and Kristen Sealed for Time and Eternity

This is my Family! From left to right, My brother Jeffery, Me, My brother Bryan and his new wife Kristen, My Sister Amie, and My Mom and Dad!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mini Pumpkin Muffins

These are so yummy! My kids just gobble them down! Hope you enjoy them too!

Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line muffin tins.

Combine in a small/medium bowl:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt

in large bowl beat

2 eggs
stir in to eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup melted butter

Blend well. Add dry ingredients, stirring until moistened. stir in:

1 cup chocolate chips (the mini's work best if making mini muffins).

Spoon into muffin cups. Bake 20-25 minutes for regular size or about 15-17 minutes for mini size.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I received this recipe from a lady in my ward and I want to make it all the time it is so good! Hope you enjoy it too!


1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter (use the real stuff)
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla (real not the imitation stuff)

in medium sauce pan combine everything EXCEPT vanilla. cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until syrup forms a soft to medium soft ball in cold water or if using a candy thermometer around 230 degrees F. Add vanilla, stir. let cool till warm, enjoy with sliced apples, or just eat it by the spoonful!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Easy Homemade Microwaveable Popcorn!

I am so excited I just found out here how to make my own microwaveable popcorn! I tried it and it actually worked! Now I need to find some recipes to flavor it! Enjoy!

  1. Put 1/4 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few times and tape it.
  2. Place in microwave folded side up for 2 to 3 minutes or until there is 5 seconds between pops.
  3. Eat plain or add flavors (such as salt, butter, sugar, etc.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seasonal Blocks

We are making these cute blocks next week in Relief Society! I found them here and thought they were cute! These 7 wood blocks spell at least 16 different words (and you might be able to find more, I did, Be Mine) that cover every season and almost every holiday.

Here are all the words they can spell:



-4x4 post, cut into 4 inch squares.
-craft or spray paint
-vinyl letters

BLOCK 1- H, Y, E, D
BLOCK 2- A, C, R, S
BLOCK 3- R, P, E, T
BLOCK 4- V, N, L, O
BLOCK 5- E, O, M, D
BLOCK 6- S, M, K, I
BLOCK 7- T, F, B, W


-sand rough edges of blocks
-paint blocks
-distress edges if desired
-apply vinyl lettering

I am looking forward to making these next week, it will be a lot of fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


We had a very nice Halloween. We had a ward Halloween party, a Fall Festival at school and then the traditional trick or treating on Halloween night.Needless to say we have a huge bucket of candy! Do you want some?

Beautiful Little Red Ridding Hood

Ben 10
He is a cartoon character from a cartoon called Ben 10.
"Pear" and Dad enjoy watching it together!

A cute little Frog!

I have the cutest kids!

Thanksgiving Jar

I found this cute idea and decided to start it during our Family Home Evening last night. I am very excited to give thanks for all that we have been blessed with!

1. Cut out each of the thankful countdown ideas (print out pages 1, 2, 3, 4 ). Fold them in half or roll them up and tie with a ribbon.Place all strips in a jar.
2. Every day draw out one strip and do what it says

I hope you have a Thankful Thanksgiving this year as each day you show gratitude for something in your life!
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