Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

November 05, 2013

Tuesday.

I had a post scheduled for today.  I have NO idea what happened to it and I'm slightly annoyed by that, but today you're going to get overloaded with crappy Iphone pictures that David took of the kids while he took them trick or treating to include the selfie he took. HA!

Oh and they found a firetruck and they kids were so super excited to get to sit in it.

October 23, 2013

JELL-O fun!




This past weekend we had some friends (with kids) over for dinner and I thought it would be fun to make them little desserts. The kids and I whipped up some MMMMonster JIGGLERS and let me just tell you, not as easy as you'd think! Thankfully the kids aren't picky and still loved the "monster jellos" we made and their friend, Johnny did also! Phew. I got mom points for it but in my eyes, they were just not as good as they could/should have turned out.

They're SO easy to make too.
If you don't wanna read my version, click HERE for the real JELL-O version.
Otherwise, here you go...

You'll need:

1-2/3 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
1/4 cup (1/2 of 3-oz. pkg.) JELL-O Grape Flavor Gelatin (I used Black raspberry because our store didn't have grape)
32 pieces red string licorice (1/2 inch)
1 tube black decorating gel. (I used purple, our store was out of black)

  • Spray 24 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses with cooking spray. Add 1-1/3 cups boiling water to lime gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. (Do not add cold water.) Refrigerate 12 to 15 min. or until slightly thickened.
  • Add remaining 1/3 cup boiling water to grape gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon about 1-1/4 tsp. into each shot glass. Let set 5 min.
  • Spoon lime gelatin over grape gelatin in glasses. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • Unmold JIGGLERS onto tray just before serving. Insert 2 licorice pieces into opposite sides of JIGGLERS for the neck bolts. Decorate with gel to resemble monsters as shown in photo.

Now doesn't that just sound super simple?!
Here's ours.  HA!


Fin was SUPER excited to help out! Usually he misses out on all the fun because he's at school.


Poor creepy JELL-O JIGGLER monster.


Thankfully my cuties don't care that his face slide down before they got to eat him.

Do you see Fin picking the top of his poor head off?!

I considered making some of these for Maddie's snack day but after seeing how mine turn out, I might try something easier instead, like the Halloween JIGGLERS hands!  They seem pretty fool proof!

Also, be sure to check out my Halloween Pinterest board for more Halloween Decorations That Will Spook.

Either way though, my kids loved helping make them and definitely loved eating them.


Mini tip: Substitute boiling tonic water for half of the tap water. The quinine in the tonic water will illuminate the JIGGLERS under black florescent party lights to get your JIGGLERS to glow in the dark!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

October 16, 2013

The great carving adventure of 2013



I am SO flippin' excited to share today's post with you! Halloween is hands down one of my favorite holidays (it's a family favorite really, the kids are just as crazy about it, David too)! I love to decorate the house inside and out! I love to carve pumpkins, especially with the kids! Back in September, David and Fin had already sat down and picked out everyone's pumpkin; mine was going to be the Starbucks symbol, Maddie's would be the Monster High symbol, Owen's would be Elmo, David's would be a pentagram and Fin's would be a stormtrooper! So much fun! It's always so funny watching the kids dig into the pumpkin. They were hesitant last year to actually get their hands dirty but this year was a lot messier and I loved every bit of it!

Pumpkin Masters was kind enough to send us some kits to work with this year and let me tell you, AMAZING! The shaving kit worked wonders on my pumpkin! The kids loved not having to share (we usually just buy one kit) and they especially loved the LED lights to put in their pumpkins! They traded back and forth all night with each other between the colored one and the white one.



Some things you should definitely know about Pumpkin Masters:

Pumpkin Masters is available at your local grocery, drug, or craft store, and nationally at Target and Walmart.
The kits provide the perfect economical activity for the family to enjoy together as well as an easier and safer carving experience than kitchen knives! (The kids used the carving kits and had NO issues with them).

Watch the video below for a sneak peak into how our carving night went!




AND Pumpkin Masters is hosting a contest via Instagram or Twitter (Use the hashtag #PumpkinMasters2013 when uploading your image). You can also upload it using the Facebook app or even just send an email to: social@pumpkinmasters.com
to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin.
The contest runs from October 1 - 31, 2013.
Contest details and official rules: HERE.

AND AND AND Pumpkin Masters has so graciously offered one of you guys a kit of your own (Valued at $35).
Good luck!!
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

November 20, 2012

DIY window decals





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You'll need Wax paper and puff paint!!

I made a candy corn
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Fin copied my candy corn!
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David made a spider!
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Maddie actually made a rainbow of every color but I can't find the picture of that.

I forgot to take pictures of them actually hanging on the window, but no joke.... they DID!!!
Let them dry, peel them off and stick em to a window!

I was amazed!

October 22, 2012

Two giveaways and this week's Top clicked TPP.

What up bitches?!
Yea, I really don't know why I said that.
Anyway.

Let's just pretend that didn't happen, K?! k!. Thanks.

So.
Hey guys. Hey!!
Today I wanna talk about Halloween and it's awesomeness.
I love Halloween. I love dressing up the kids and letting them help decorate the house.
They get super excited.
And it's just fun to be a bit spooked sometimes.
It's fun to dress up.
Fun to decorate.
I love Halloween!
And just wait until you see the bittles' costumes. Oh my goodness, cute!

On that note, I also asked these awesome ladies to tell me their favorite thing about Halloween as well.
Ready?!
Of course you are.
Otherwise you wouldn't be here.

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This is Blaire.
Blaire just opened an Etsy shop and is offering 10% off with the code
NEW10SHOP and FREE USPS shipping!

I am a photog/blogger trying to make my place in the world. I live life with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other...while chasing after my toddler. I just opened an Etsy shop to sell some of my prints.

My favorite thing about Halloween is definitely the candy - I have a major sweet tooth! I have never been into dressing up but now that I have a daughter I am excited about picking out her costumes. I also love the cooler weather this time of year :)
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Stop by her shop and check it out.
Be sure to favorite/heart it.
Whichever you call it.



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This is Kelly.

I'm a wifey to one, a mama to 4 little ones age 3 and under.  I blog about our little life.  Come join us!

My favorite thing about Halloween...well it's simple for me!  CANDY!  I'm a sugarholic even though I hate to admit that.  My favorite treat?  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!  #totallyaddicted #needanintervention
PinterestFacebook. Twitter.

Kelly even has a Halloween board
where she's pinned some really awesome pumpkins and
some cute costumes!
She also Co-hosts a "Look Back" link up!



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This is a cupcake.
The maker of this cupcake is Sarah.
Hi Bittle-ites! I'm Sarah E. - I'm an army wife and mom of two, who is obsessed with cooking, baking, and eating. Fantastical Sharing of Recipes is my outlet for sharing how I try to feed my family a variety of foods with as many fresh, non-out-of-box ingredients as possible.
My favorite thing about Halloween is everything. It's my favorite holiday. I love the tricks and the treats. I love dressing up and can't wait to actually get a house where I can decorate outside. I love carving pumpkins. :) Halloween is awesome!
BlogPinterestFacebook.

Sarah's so awesome at her food blog that
she even has a page dedicated to
meals BY labels.
Ex: Snacks! Appetizers! Beef! Etc etc.



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This is Ali.

I'm Ali. 20 Years old. Raised in Texas. Lover of wine baking and photography. I'm a small town girl with big dreams who loves coffee dates, sunshine and a good book!

My favorite thing about Halloween is the super fun Halloween inspired desserts!
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Twitter. Facebook.

Ali is a super cute Texan with a
great 30 before 30
list.



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This is Carissa with a C.
Hi! My name is Carissa. I live in British Columbia with my husband Jon and our 2 dogs and cat. My days consist of three things coffee, creating for my shop, and klutziness. So stop by and say hi!

My favorite thing about Halloween is that my small town all gets together and decorates the park trail with carved pumpkins. Volunteers give out candy and hot chocolate and the night is topped off with fireworks!


Blog. Shop. Twitter.

Carissa is amazingly talented! I'm completely obsessed with her jewelry.
Most specifically, these rings!


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This is Karissa with a K.
Hi I'm Karissa from A Fresh Start On A Budget. I blog about my life with my husband of eight years, Blake  and our daughter, Isabella. My blog also has some DIY projects and home organization on a budget. 

My favorite thing about Halloween is getting a costume for my daughter, This year she is going to be Merida from the movie Brave, it's going to be so cute. 
Blog. Twitter. Facebook.

Karissa



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This is Madison

Hey I'm Madison. My blog was started to off my 'overly ambitious' self since I always start projects but never finish or fail miserably at the ones I do try. Craft projects and I just don't get along but I really do try! It's also where I like to be my usual, quirky, dorky self. Harry Potter, Pokemon, and internet memes are some of the things featured regularly on my blog. Hope you come stop by and geek out with me :)

My favorite thing about Halloween is totally the candy. This is our second year in our house so I'm excited to be able to pass out candy again. Previously we always lived in apartments so we never had anyone stop by(but we still bought a bucket's worth of candy for ourselves, of course!). Seeing all of the neighbor kids dress up in their cute costumes and say "trick or treat" is just the best thing ever.
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Madison is a dork but in a good way! She's Harry Potter obsessed which I love and
she even has a little craft fail section. Check it out.



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This is Emily

What's up Little Bittle readers?  My name is Emily but call me E-Ho.  I live in Canada.  I blog over at Hope Squared about life. design.  and travel.  But sometimes about my cat.  Usually about my cat.  I also like sewing.  And aprons.  And sometimes baking.  Basically I am your average potpourri blogger.
Favourite thing about Halloween: The candy!  Especially Rockets - thought in America I think they are called Smarties. Smarites in Canada are chocolate covered candy.  Why is that? 

Blog. Facebook. Twitter

Emily is just the sweetest! She is the one that designed my blog look. (Awesome right?!) She
does blog design, you should definitely check her out.
Plus she's Canadian and everyone loves a Canadian.


Oh and before I forget...


Hey hey!!
Today is group giveaway day!
Whoo hoo!!

For you, we have

Melissa is giving away a Large ad on her blog for 3 months.
Rima is giving away a medium ad on her blog and a $5 starbucks e-card.
Autumn Bee is giving away a Large ad on her blog.
Blaire is giving away a print from her shop. Winner's choice. ff
Sarah is giving away 2 months ad space on her blog.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm also a part of THIS giveaway on my friend Carrie's blog.


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Oh and before I forget....
This week's most clicked from The Pinspiration Project.

#1 Emily of Hope Squared and her Apple Caramel Cupcakes.


#2. Tyler of Rays Of Purple and her DIY statement necklace.


#3. The Amateur Librarian and her DIY coloring pages!


My favorite of this week was:
Laugh out Loud and her Fool Proof Pumpkin Spice Cake.


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