Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MAGIC Monday ( a day late): Mummy Lights

Today's Magic Monday craft is so easy and fun you could even do with your kids!

Lets's dress up some empty canning jars Halloween style!

Supplies you'll need:

Empty canning jars, various sizes
Battery operated tea lights
Googling eyes ( could use different sizes or colors too)
A box of gauze bandage roll. I was able to cover 3 big and 3 med jars with one roll.
Also not pictured, some tape regular and double sided or photo splits


Unravel and unfold the gauze roll

Attach one end to the jar with a piece of tape. I used masking as didn't have any clear on hand.

For the smaller jars I cut the gauze in half

Wrap the gauze around a few times, but not too thick otherwise the light won't flicker through as well. Cut off desired length and press down. The gauze will stick together

 Next are the eyes, I used photo splits to attach to the jars

Add the "candle" and you are all set!

Here's my inspiration for this simple craft found on Pinterest:


Enjoy! And thanks for reading, Julie

Monday, October 14, 2013

MAGIC Monday...tasty fall treat

Today my family and I shared a special and quite easy fall treat as we shared this nice day "off"

Inspired by many pins on Pinterest about MINI CARAMEL APPLE BITES, we decided to give it a try.

I saw some that used a melon scooper, or just cut apples into chunks, we opted to do spears.

I also read reviews and ideas of caramel not sticking to the juicy inside of the apple. Which found was true. We created a mini caramel apple bits to eat right away, so that didn't much matter to us, but I could see how if you were making these for a party, it might not look so appealing.

A simple how to:

We blanched our apple slices in ice cold water for several minutes as we melted caramels and I also had a hand some dipping chocolate. 

I dug out a variety a toppings, all nut free for our house and whatever I had on hand. We used different sugars, coconut flakes and sprinkles. 

I prepared the dipping and sprinkling area with some parchment paper and we used cupcake wrappers to hold our apple slices in.

Toothpicks were used as the apple holders and we go to it! All I can say is YUMMY!

Have some fall fun this week, thanks for reading and ENJOY! Julie

Monday, October 7, 2013

MAGIC Monday: a Halloween Memory Window

It's October and time to bring out the pumpkins, fall colors, trick or treat candy bowl and more...
I especially love looking back at Halloweens and seasons past's pictures of my children dressed up, enjoying the pumpkin patch, or taking a walk in the fallen leaves.

Here is a super cute way to showcase those memories:

A Memory Window!

My husband curb picked this great window and I get to use it again for Halloween. Even if you don't have a window pane, how about decorate a simple poster board and hang it up as you get in the Halloween Spirit of dress up and fun?

Enjoy! Julie

All you need are photos, some fall or Halloween themed card stock and tape!

Arrange your photos

And there you have it!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Post Disney Magic!

Happy October all!

Are you enjoying the tease of fall weather yet? Or the tasty favors of fall? I personally love FALL! It's my favorite season and I'm looking forward to sharing some fall things with you all this month. 

But first a wonderful picture that captures all that Disney Magic from my special Mommy and Daughter trip to Walt Disney World two weeks ago...