9.30.2015

Halloween Series | Halloween Cake Pops & DIY Plate



Time for part three in my Halloween Series! I am going to share with you how to make these cute no bake cake pops and the cake platter to go with it. Nothing says yummy goodness like a platter spelling out BOO! 


Be sure to watch my video below for step by step instructions. 

You will start by using your chopper and mixing 20 Oreo cookies and 4 oz of cream cheese. Mix until it is in a ball. Before you can start making them into smaller balls you must get a good chill on your cookie dough ball. Place the one large cookie ball in the freezer for about 45 minutes. This will help you be able to handle it and make smaller cookie pops. 

Then make several small ball size cookie cake pops. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes before you dip in the chocolate. Also do not stick your straws in the just yet. 



Melt your white chocolate chips in a double boiler setup to allow you to dip your cake pops in. Its always very important that you never get water in your chocolate. Make sure to not fill your pot to full or it will splash.


I dipped mine with this stick on since these will be sitting on the cake pop and the straw will be straight up. You will want to make sure you are able to cover the top completely without getting your straw to covered.



See how easy this is so far! Anyone can do this and your guest will just love them! Who doesn't love Oreo's and chocolate! Once your cake pops dry then go pack with a soon and spread chocolate over them in a very messy way to create lines like a wrapped mummy would have. 


Now lets make this awesome platter to serve your cake pops on. I purchased mine from HomeGoods for $3.99. I picked up my glass chalk paint from Hobby Lobby and used the online coupon for even more savings.

Again be sure to watch my tutorial video below for detailed instructions on how to make your plate. I tapped off the bottom of my plate and painted it to allow me to be able to write Boo...!! You can of course write anything you would like.



This plate is perfect for Holidays or just serving a sweet dish with your family. I have so many ideas on how I will use my plate for all types of events during the year.



Look how cute our pops turned out on our new platter. I am so pleased with how this turned out and I can not wait until my guest get to see this on Halloween night when I make these again. My family was able to eat this round and they loved them! It was so easy to put together.



I hope you enjoyed taking a look at this fun idea! Be sure to stay in touch as I bring more ideas your way for this fun time of year!



See you next time! 




9.28.2015

New Series | Halloween Table Tour



Happy Halloween and its time for more things wrapped around Spooctacular Halloween fun! Lets start with a dinning room tour that you can easily find the items from and put your table together. In my video below I explain where I purchased everything. 

Lets start with each table setting. Having layers is what makes this really look good. I started with the orange runner from Hobby Lobby and it was only $1.99. Next I started my place settings. I put the black spider web as the bottom layer. Then I used a black charger and next placed a white plate. One top of that I put my new paper plate that you can pick up from Hobby Lobby. 

Everything can be purchased from Hobby Lobby, HomeGoods, and Michaels.


The rest of the pictures do not all need an explanation but in my video I do tell you where I purchased everything. 









As you can see I just love the sweet part of Halloween. I love the pops of orange in my house with sweet pumpkins all around. I am not into skeletons, skulls, or scary things! Just sweet pumpkins.


Be sure to join me all month long as we add more to our room with food items you can use as decor or just as yummy weekend treats.







Be sure to add Halloween accents in every spot possible like I did with my bows on my lamps. Such a sweet touch.





I hope you enjoyed a look at the starting point in my dining room. Next we will continue making DIY items and yummy Halloween food goodies. Hope you enjoy this video of the tour!






9.26.2015

New Series | DIY Halloween Napkins



Happy Halloween Everyone! 

I am very excited about this new series that I have put together for you on all things Halloween but best of all you can find them all now! Lets get started with our first project and its our DIY Halloween Napkins! 


Adding this cute napkin to your table layer is such a great touch and can be used again and again.

The best part is this is a no sew project. You will be cutting your ribbon to size and pin it to the napkin. This allows you to use the napkin for other holidays. Be sure to watch my video below at the end of the page to see step by step instructions.


This is a perfect afternoon project and I love the end results. Just imagine all the different types of ribbons you can pick from.




I just love having fun with Halloween from October 1st to October 31st and thats what I can't wait to share with you this month!


Here is a look at the napkins set out on the table ready to go. My next video will be an entire tour of the dining room so you can purchase your items!




This dining room set up is ready for all of my guest to come and enjoy! When they do arrive I will pick up the napkins without anyone noticing and put them away. We will use the very cute napkins that match our theme which are on the table.



I love the look that these napkins add to my table setting. Be sure to watch the video below to see the instructions.



So what do you think? Be sure to leave me a comment! See you in the next video when I share the room tour with you!




9.25.2015

Whats for Dinner Series | Week 8



Hello and welcome to my blog! Lets start out with the fact my blog has a new look, so what do you think?




I felt like it was time to give it a new and fresh look. Funny part is I am getting my hair cut tomorrow and going with the same thought. Something new and light so we will see!

This week when I did have a free minute I went straight to my favorite spot and worked on my upcoming blog post for October. I am so excited about what I will be sharing with you for Halloween!



This is a post for week 8 of my weekly series and it was a little different than normal. Our week was all over the place from school events, late nights at the office, night time events, and more. I focused on a few of our meals and I have added a look at what is for lunch.


I still think the most important part to keep track of your meal plans is to log it in a book. I find some weeks I can come up with really creative meals and then some days I feel like I have never cooked a meal in my life. If I go back and look at my notebook I can find inspiration for ideas.

This week I shared in my video a look at my Buffalo Crockpot Chicken. Here is what you will need and be sure to watch the video link so you can make it!

Boneless chicken breast
Buffalo Hot Wing Sauce
Ranch seasoning packet
Ranch dressing
Cheese
Lettuce
Soft Taco Shell

My video will give you step by step directions and its perfect to take to work for lunch.


I hope you enjoy this weeks video! Be sure to check back from my Halloween Series that starts tomorrow!

I have to leave you with this photo I took today. How cute is he?






9.23.2015

Taco Soup Recipe



This is one of my families favorite recipes and its so easy to make. Its my Taco Soup Recipe and I can't wait to share it with you!


Ingredients:

1 can black beans drained
1 can pinto beans drained 
1 can corn drained
1 can rotel
1 32-64 oz chicken stock You need at least 32 oz but add as much liquid as you would like. 
2 pounds hamburger or ground turkey
1 pack taco seasoning
1 pack ranch seasoning

You brown your meat, drain, the pour everything together and let simmer. That easy and that yummy! Hope you enjoy. 


This is perfect to serve with other type of Mexican items such as emponadas. 
No mater what time of the year this is great to serve. My favorite thing is to make this at night and put in containers for lunch the next day. It makes the perfect lunch item for Eddie and I to take to work and enjoy!



Thank you so much for taking a look at todays post. I can't wait to bring many more post your way with yummy recipes we enjoy! 







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