Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Soap Container

Its almost October and we are starting to say goodbye to summer and pull out all our fall decorations. I made this soap container yesterday and it came out super cute, so I thought I'd share. 

To make this start with an empty soap container. Take the label off and remove the extra glue (I suggest goo gone). Take the pump off  the top and prime the bottle. I used a spray paint primer. Very easy and dries quickly. Then paint with black paint. After the paint dries, I used and ink stamper and letter stamps to stamp Boo onto the front. Fill back up with soap and tie with a fun ribbon! Very Easy, Cheep and Super Cute for the holidays!  

I think you could make fun soap containers for almost every holiday!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

We got some new kicks for the kiddos this week.  

And since Logan finally learned to tie his shoes (or more like mommy finally had the patience to teach him how to tie) he got his first pair of running shoes. He loves them. But boy do they make him look like a big boy…I guess at 8 that is almost inevitable though.

The other shoes that we got are not quite as sophisticated, but sparkles and glam are well loved in our house too!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

I love going to picnics or parties where I can try out a new recipe, especially a dessert or appetizer, since I don't really make those things at home to often. This weekend was Michael's hotel picnic and all of the mangers had to bring a dessert. I decided to try these Peanut Butter Chocolate bars from Six Sisters, because who doesn't like Peanut Butter and Chocolate together?

I made a double recipe and I was tempted to take a picture, but I thought, well, let me see how people like them…well, as you can see this is what was left after the picnic. They were even voted best dessert. Although, I do not have a picture, I thought I'd share the recipe since they were so very easy and obviously well liked!

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

1 cup butter melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (use the boxed kind, or grind them in a food processor. Tiny granules.)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar (aka powdered sugar)
1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan. In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring every 30 seconds until melted until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.


Monday, September 24, 2012

School Spirit!

This weekend was Homecoming for our school district and the kids were excited about it, so we decided to take part is some festivities. I took the kiddos to the parade on Thursday night. While it was small, the kids had a FANTASTIC time! They knew a lot of people, got a handful of candy, and enjoyed the parade immensely! 

Then on Friday night Michael took Logan and Melina to the football game. They only stayed until half time because of how late is was and the fact that is started lightening. Logan was interested in the game at first... until he found his friends. Melina had ants in pants the entire time according to Michael, and to her. Sitting still, is not her thing I guess. But they were so happy to have gotten the chance to go, and it checks one thing off our Fall Bucket List: Go to a Football Game. 

This is a whole new era in growing up…
going to Friday Night Football.

Watching the first things in the parade appear in the horizon.


1st Football Game!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pre-Dinner Activity: Foil Drawing

I am always in search of short (30 - 45 min), not very messy activities that the kids can pretty much do themselves, or with a small amount of assistance, while I cook dinner. I saw this on pinterest and I immediately thought it would fit perfectly into my pre dinnertime activity search criteria. So we tried it today and the kids had a BLAST as they drew rocket ships. 

Everyone drawing their ships!

Melina’s ship

Logan’s Beavercreek Beaver Ship