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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Templar Knight Costume on: November 12, 2012 08:07:18 PM
It's all about the simplicity and I just love bias tape.   Thank you for your comment  Smiley
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Scary Well from the Movie "The Ring" on: November 12, 2012 12:20:02 PM
Hurricane Sandy made it very hard for kids to go trick or treating.  We did get a lot of requests for pictures though  Smiley
So far, no kids cried as a result of our halloween decor.  However, next year we may go more traditional...
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Templar Knight Costume on: November 05, 2012 09:27:01 PM
Every year I sew a costume for my 3.5 year old son and usually it's a superhero of some sort.  This year we deviated from action figure superhero and he trick or treated as a Templar Knight.  I found a really cool tutorial for a Knight's costume (http://bit.ly/PzAhvh) but unfortunately it was in Dutch and I ended up winging it.   

We decided on Templar Knight because I knew it would look awesome on the shield.

The best part is that we can use this costume again!  Yippee!

Thanks for stopping by!
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Scary Well from the Movie "The Ring" on: November 05, 2012 09:15:56 PM
This is how our family decorated our well for Halloween.  We love the movie "the Ring" for being scary as all you-know-what.  We watch it several times a year and it's still so awesome!

Here's what we used to make her:  wig, kid's batman face candy bucket, long sleeve shirt, long dress, plastic bags, floral foam, 2 hockey sticks, 2 halloween hands, and white masking tape

First, we had to empty out our well and say goodbye to our fall flowers.  The dress was thrifted but torn so I used my trusty sewing machine to fix any problems and to sew in some plastic to make the arms a bit puffier.  Then two hockey sticks went in the arms to ensure that she looked like she was crawling out of the well.   We then stuffed more plastic bags into the dress and half buried it under the soil.  Last but not least, Batman's head was taped with white masking tape so the face doesn't look like Batman.  Then we nailed floral foam to the wig and then placed the foam into the Batman bucket opening.  

We really liked having something a little different than the norm.  We pulled it out on Nov 1 but the kids kind of miss it.

Thanks for looking!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pretend Mailbox made from Pampers Diaper Box on: September 27, 2012 07:41:58 PM
With 2 kids still in diapers, we go through many many diaper boxes.  I hate to send them to the recycling bin before making something so hubby and I constructed a pretend Canada Post Mail Box for the kiddies.

Diaper boxes are so good because they are super sturdy

It started off as a fun thing

Here's what it looked like after it was covered with red poster board

We even made sure the logo was included

What goes in must go out so we never lose anything too important

So much fun!

6  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Milky Jello Jigglers - My ode to Jell-O week on: February 17, 2012 06:07:31 PM
They look fun!

I personally can't stand the feel of jello in my mouth...but the idea of using milk sounds intriguing...and I love how solid they look...what do they taste like?

When I was a kid, my dad mixed jello with melted ice cream and re-froze it into a mold...he added fruit cocktail on paydays! I am sure your kids will also have some fond food memories...

Happy Jello Week!

These are totally fun!!!  I think for me, they are more fun to make than eat.  My Jello days are waaaayyy behind me.  Must've been the jello shots or something.  Anyway, I rediscovered Jello with my kids. 

The interesting thing about the milk is that it makes the Jello less sweet.  I always feel like I'm eating a mouthful of sugar when I eat Jello so this was a nice surprise. 

I have also tried putting cool whip in there but it didn't turn out.  I will definitely try the ice cream.  Thanks for the tip!
7  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Valentine's Cake take 2 on: February 17, 2012 11:27:16 AM
So nice!  Thanks for sharing - it's very inspiring!
8  COOKING / Dessert / Milky Jello Jigglers - My ode to Jell-O week on: February 17, 2012 11:26:12 AM

This week is jello week.  Yes, it's true!  It's a nice holiday to celebrate, especially when you have kids.  In an effort to try to make it a wee bit healthier, I used milk to make some Milk Jello Jigglers!

What do you think?  Would you like to see a tutorial?

Have a nice day!
9  COOKING / Dessert / Re: How to make Valentine's Jello Jigglers using an ice cube tray on: February 06, 2012 07:38:03 PM
Just substitute the cold water with ___(you pick what you like!!)___ and you will have some very nice jello shots!  Enjoy  Wink
10  COOKING / Dessert / How to make Valentine's Jello Jigglers using an ice cube tray on: February 02, 2012 08:43:23 PM

When I used to live with my sister CT, we used to throw a lot of parties in our little home.  One of our favourite things to serve were jello shots.   We made all kinds of shapes:  hearts, stars, circles, flowers and made them in all kinds of flavours:  cherry, grape, blueberry, lime, lemon...

Now that we are older and wiser (haha), we make these for the kids (alcohol free of course!)

Here's what you need:
1 pkg Jello
1 flexible ice cube tray
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup cold water
Pam cooking spray

I used a flexible ice cube tray from Ikea and cherry flavoured jell-o (le yum!)

Spray Pam cooking spray into your tray.   Make sure you blot the tray and remove any excess cooking spray.  You just need enough so that it doesn't stick.  

Combine 1/2 cup of boiling water with jell-o.  Stir until the crystals have melted.
Next add 1/4 cup of cold water and stir.

Pour into your tray and let it set for approx 2 hours.  

Turn out and enjoy!

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