Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Guest Post: Lizard & Ladybug

Hi everyone...I'm Staci from Lizard & Ladybug.  
I can't tell you how excited I am to be here!  
I a huge stalker fan of Kelli so I was THRILLED 
when she asked if I would 'guest blog'.   
What The What..was my first thought :)  
After I told everyone I knew that someone else was interested in what I had to say...
I had to come up with something to share.

I don't know about you but I LOVE Halloween.  Having 2 little ones really pushed me into "Halloween crazy town".  This year, my son began preschool (& loves it) so he wanted to invite his entire class to our Halloween party.  I decided that this year's theme would be 'Halloween Carnival' complete with games (sack races, eyeball toss, pumpkin bowling etc) and lots of treats (candy, candy and candy).  
I wanted something a little extra but I didn't want to spend too much extra moola.  
Candy skewers are what I really wanted for the carnival..and even though they are SO cute, it doesn't really fit in my budget when I need 25+.  

So I made my own!  And here's how you can too.  
So easy (and so versatile). 

Start with your supplies.  Candy (preferably gummy candy) & skewers 
(I intended on using the 10" ones but went with the 6" skewers).
I wanted to do a 'creepy' candy skewer and a 'gross' one.  
I bought gummy worms, bugs, spiders, body parts and sour gummy dots.  
Then it's time to get to work.  Slide your gummies onto the skewer.  
*I will tell you that the gummy worms were the easiest to slide.*
Here's a shot of the 10" skewer...

I realized that a longer skewer meant MUCH more candy..
I switched to the shorter one...
Here are the shorter ones with eyes, a finger and worms

I am really happy with how they turned out.  
If you were giving them as 'takeaways', 
put them in a clear cello bag & tie with a cute ribbon.  
If you want to display them..stick them in a floral foam brick covered with candy.

I tested these out on the kids...I passed with flying colors.
Looks like I'll be making more :)

Thank you for letting me share these creepy/gross little treats with all of you.  
BIG Thanks to Kelli for trusting me with her SUPER blog!!
Your bouquet of eyeballs, spiders and worms is on the way :)

Thanks so much Staci for sharing such a fun {and kind of creepy} Halloween idea with us!
Make sure to head over to Staci's SUPER cute blog Lizard & Ladybug and check all of her other really great ideas!

Here are just a few of my favorites:
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Friday, October 1, 2010

National Homemade Cookie Day

I'm not really big on keeping up with obsure {aka celebrate for no reason} holidays, but when I saw that October 1st was National Homemade Cookie Day I knew I had to share some of my favorite cookie recipes with you....and maybe even make a couple dozen too!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are my favorite cookies, and the ones that I make the most!
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar {I always add more}
1 cup of butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups of all purpose flour
12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla on medium until sort of fluffy...about 2 minutes.
2. Gradually add in all the dry ingredients and mix for about 2 minutes.
3. Add in chocolate chips and mix for about 15 seconds.
4. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

What is your favorite kind of homemade cookie?
Link up any cookie recipes that you have posted on your blog so everyone can check out your yummy homemade cookies!

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