Welcome HLN Weekend Express Viewers!

I would like to give a great big bright cheery HELLO to everyone that saw us on Weekend Express and decided to pop on over to our little corner of the internet.  I’m so glad you’re here!!

If I had to guess, you’re probably here to get another look at our Mummy Pumpkin that was featured on the show.

Mummy Pumpkin Complete

He’s soooo cute, right?! To make your lives simple, you can **CLICK HERE** to head on over to that post for directions on making this quick (seriously) and easy (super seriously) Halloween decoration.  If you are interested in any of the other Halloween-y stuff we’ve done, you can **CLICK HERE**.  If you just want to take a look around, please feel free to do so.  Mi casa es su casa.  Or, Mi website-of-delightfulness es su website-of-delightfulness.

Well, I’m glad you stopped by, and I hope you stay a while.  If you want to keep coming back, you should sign up on the home page to get our posts by email.  That way you don’t miss out on all the fun things we have coming up!

Hope to see you back soon!

 

Lizz

 

Mummy Pumpkin Outside

We’ve Been Featured on HLNTV.com!!!

I’m SO EXCITED to share with all you that one of our crafts has been featured on HLNTV.com!! Yeah!!

HLN (Headline News, a sister network to CNN) has been challenging its anchors to create some Halloween crafts they found on Pinterest.  Check out what they found on our site…

Mummy Pumpkin Complete

It’s the Mummy Pumpkin!!

This project was so quick and easy to make, and I can’t wait to watch one of the anchors recreate it on HLN’s Weekend Express this Saturday!

Hopefully these cuties will grace many doorsteps this Halloween.

Make sure you check out all of the other fun crafts over at HLNTV.com!

Mummy Pumpkin Outside

So tell me… what do you think of our Mummy Pumpkin?  Would you attempt it?  I’m “dying” to know!

Lizz

Halloween Mummy Pumpkin

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

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I bet you have all been ready with beautiful carved pumpkins sitting on your doorstep for the past week.  Me?  Not so much.  If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a bit of a procrastinator…Okay, that’s an understatement…I leave absolutely everything to the absolute last minute.  Including this year’s pumpkin.

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While I love the toothy grin of a jack-o-lantern, I’m not the biggest fan of touching gross stuff.  Pumpkin guts definitely qualify as gross stuff.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate my mother who loves to carve pumpkins with her granddaughter.  This way, Skylar gets the pumpkin carving experience, while I get to be all arts and crafty with ours.  This year’s inspiration came from Pintrest (as all recent good ideas have).

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I give you…. The Mummy Pumpkin!!

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Duhn Duhn DUUUUHHHHHH!!!!!!!

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This pumpkin took me all of 10 minutes to do (uh, at 8:00 last night).  Perfect for a last-minute-aholic like me.  (who still needed to hem a Halloween costume before school the next day…I told you I was a procrastinator!)

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Here’s the skinny…

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Get yourself a pumpkin. (or have your daughter bring one home from a field trip)

You will also need large googly eyes and cheese cloth (both can be purchased at Michael’s).  Since we had a free pumpkin, this whole thing cost about $3.

Also, you will need to come packin’ heat, in the form of a hot glue gun.

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Start by gluing the eyes to your pumpkin

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Since you will probably not be bringing your pumpkin in to the store you will need to “eyeball” the size of your googly eyes (hehe!).  I think my eyes were a tad to big for our small pumpkin (40mm), so our mummy looks a little surprised.  No biggie though, it is Halloween after all!

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You will need to cut your cheesecloth into strips.  Mine were about 1 inch wide.  They don’t need to be perfect, and actually look a little better if they aren’t.  Then wrap the cheesecloth around the pumpkin, leaving the eyes uncovered and a few exposed spaces.  Carefully use the glue gun as you go to secure the strips on the backside of the pumpkin.  Once finished, use dots of glue all around the front and bottoms to finish securing the strips.

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And there you have a very quick, last-minute, (slightly startled looking), no-carve mummy pumpkin.

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Okay, enough about pumpkins….let’s go get some candy!!….I mean, let’s take the kids to get some candy!!

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Happy Halloween!

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Lizz

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P.S.  I think this is a great project to use on one of those plastic pumpkins (also available at Michael’s).  That way you could save this guy for many Halloweens to come.  No gross guts to deal with either.  It’s a win-win!

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I will be sharing our Mummy Pumpkin at these awesome link parties:

Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou

Craftastic Monday @ Sew Can Do

Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds

Playdate @ Beneath the Rowan Tree

Made It Myself Monday @ You Had Me At Craft

I was featured on Momnivore’s Dilemma!

I’m so excited!  I have been featured on this week’s Creative Juices over at Momnivore’s Dilemma!

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It seems that the lovely Nicolette (who also writes about some gluten free stuff for those who are interested) really like the wreath I made.

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I hope you all get a chance to check out Momnivore’s Dilemma, and see the other goodies over there today.

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Have a great day!!

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Lizz

I Was Featured on Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy!

Wow!  I’m on a roll!

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Apparently, Skylar wasn’t the only one that loved these Yum Yum Brownie Muffins

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Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy thought they were so yummy looking that she included them in her featured items post (from her Tuesday Confessional Link Party). Yay!

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Confessions of a Stay At Home Mommy

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To see the features post, with several other AMAZING looking desserts, *Click Here*

To see the original link party, and all of the outstanding crafts, recipes, ect there, *Click Here*

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Have a great day everyone!

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Lizz

I Was Featured on Beneath the Rowan Tree!

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I recently shared this First Friendship Bracelet post…
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…on Beneath the Rowan Tree’s Monday Playdate.  And she loved it enough to feature it on today’s Monday Playdate!

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Beneath the Rowan Tree

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Thank you Beneath the Rowan Tree!  I’m glad you liked our bracelet!

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If you want to see the other amazing projects that were featured, and linked up, *click here*

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Have a great day!

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Lizz