Thursday, October 30, 2014

Three Not so Blind Mice

          Three Not so Blind Mice


1 (16 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained dried on paper towel

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag miniature chocolate chips (optional for the eyes)
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate
  • ounces paraffin wax
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag sliced almonds
  • ounces white icing
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag Hershey chocolate kisses


  1. 1
    Melt chocolate and paraffin double boiler.
  2. 2
    Dip whole cherry holding tail, set on waxed paper.
  3. 3
    Attach one kiss to opposite end of tail, it`ll be the head.
  4. 4
    Make sure the tail lies along the waxed paper.
  5. 5
    Don`t forget it`s to be a mouse.
  6. 6
    Then put almonds for ears between chocolate kiss and cherries.
  7. 7
    Tube tiny eyes above the nose then apply mini kisses over icing.

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Diabetic Breakfast Receipes

Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

20 delicious recipes will wake up your taste buds and cut carbs too!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hand Print Poem Gift Craft

Materials Needed:
Make a homemade card or a wall hanging with a hand print on it, and print this poem on it. You can use whatever paper or other base you like. Print out this poem by hand or using your printer. Make sure you leave room for the hand print.

Gift Card Holder Craft

Gift Card Holder Craft

Materials Needed:
Cut out two pieces of craft foam, approximately 3" x 5". You can cut these with the regular scissors or make fancy edges using pinking shears or other decorative scissors. Hold these two pieces together and stitch 3 of the sides together using 3 strands of embroidery thread and the needle. Leave one of the 5" sides open. Sew about 1/4" from the edge.
Put an eyelet in one of the corners of the un-sewn side of the purse. This will be used to insert the key ring, clip, or ball chain. You can now personal the craft foam envelope if desired. Write the recipient's name or a special message. You can embellish it with craft foam shapes, dimensional paint, rhinestones, etc.

Footprint T-Shirt Craft

Footprint T-Shirt Craft

Materials Needed:

This homemade t-shirt was a hit with my husband on Father's Day, although this would also make a great gift for mom for Mother's day or any occasion. Change the wording a bit and it would also be great for grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.
Start out by laying the t-shirt out on a flat surface. You will want it on the ground or on a low surface because you will be stepping on the shirt. Cover the area around your t-shirt with newspaper or something else that will protect it from paint covered feet. Place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so the paint doesn't leak through to the other side. You might want to keep a large container with warm, soapy water and towels near where you are making this t-shirt.
Squeeze some fabric paint onto the styrofoam plate or shallow dish and spread it around so a thin layer covers the entire plate. Simply step onto the paint, making sure it covers the entire bottom of the foot. Carefully step onto the t-shirt. In the t-shirt pictured here, I used a different paint color for each one of my kids. Let the paint dry completely before you move the shirt.
Once the footprints are dry, use a black fabric paint and write "My Kids Walk All Over Me". You can also do the back side of the shirt once the front dries.

Fleece Tied Blanket

                                         Fleece Tied Blanket

Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this fleece blanket project you will need:
  • 2 Coordinating Pieces of Fleece (the size of the pieces of fleece will depend on how big of a blanket you want to make)
  • Ruler
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Scissors
Now we can get started...
Start out by laying the piece of fleece that will be the back of your blanket, right side down, on your work surface. I was making a baby-sized blanket so it fit on my work counter, but it works better with a larger blanket to lay it out on a floor. Smooth out the piece of fleece using your hand.
The next step is to prepare the front piece of fabric...
Now, lay the piece of fleece that will be the front of your blanket, right side up, on top of the first piece of fleece. Again, smooth out the piece of fleece with your hand so it lies flat.
Next you need to trim your fabric...
Make sure you cut through both piece of fleece and trim your fleece to whatever size you want your blanket to be. The cuts do not have to be perfectly even. Please keep in mind, the finished blanket will appear about 8- to 10-inches smaller than the size you cut because of the fringe!
Now you need to measure the corners...
The first thing you want to do is to is prepare your corners to be cut. The key here is to measure in, from the corner, the same length as what you will make your fringe. I am cutting my fringe about 4-inches long, so I measured in 4-inches from each side in the corner. Mark your lines and repeat this for each corner.
The next step is to cut your corners...
Next, simply cut off each corner square that you marked. Hold both fabrics together and cut through both layers. Don't worry about the lines being perfectly even. Once they are tied together you will never notice any differences.
You are now ready to cut fringe around your blanket...
All you do now is cut fringe along each edge. Make sure you cut through both thicknesses of fleece. My fringe is about 4-inches long and 1 1/2- to 2-inches wide. You can make your fringe longer than this, but I would suggest not going much smaller. Anything too much smaller than what I cut would be hard to tie.
Once your fringe is cut, you can begin tying it..
To attach the top piece of fleece to the bottom piece of fleece, you simply tie the fringe together. Grab a set of fringe pieces (a back and front piece), and tie a simple overhand knot in them.
Now your fleece blanket is almost done...
Continue tying the pieces of fleece together until you have worked your way all around the blanket. Your fleece tied blanket is now done. You can, of course, add some personal touches if you like. You can embellish your blanket using fabric paint, buttons, or even heat activated crystals

Candy Kiss Rose Bud Craft

Candy Kiss Rose Bud Craft

Materials Needed:
  • 2 Hershey's Kisses Candies
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Colored Cellophane (You Can Use Clear)
  • Floral Tape
  • Craft Foam or Silk Flower Leaves (optional)
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Scissors

Cookies In a Jar

        Cookies in a Jar

Gathering Supplies

Start off by gathering these basic supplies. You will use the same basic supplies no matter what cookie recipe you choose.
  • Quart Size Canning Jars with Lids
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Recipe and Required Ingredients (below)

Filling the Jar

Follow these simple instructions when you are ready to start filling your jars with the cookie ingredients.
  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the jars and lids.
  2. Pick a recipe from below and gather your ingredients.
  3. Use the instructions and tips from the recipe you choose and fill the jar.

Choose a Recipe and Printable Tag

Bath Salt Recipe

       Bath Salt Recipe

  • Bottle or Jar
  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Perfume or Essential Oil
Measure out enough Epsom salts to fit in your bottle or jar. Combine the salts with food coloring. Mix it well so the color is even. Add your perfume or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours. Once it is completely dry, put it in the bottle or jar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Mother Nature

Mother Nature Silk flowers and silk plant leaves in a variety of shapes and colours an old skirt and vest a face mask € twigs (collected from your nearby park or in your own backyard) to make a nest € a foam bird that you can find at any craft store € glue gun and wire Decorate the vest & skirt with the silk leaves in a random pattern and glue into place. Decorate the skirt with flowers growing out from the leaves already put in place.Use the remaining leaves and small flowers to decorate the face mask. Gather your twigs and secure with wire to make a nest. Place your bird on the twigs and secure into place with the wire. You can add some leaves and peat moss as a filler. The child can wear a dark coloured turtleneck and leggings under the vest and skirt for the evening walk to get treats.

Train Enginner

Train Engineer A pair of blue jeans, a blue Jean jacket, a red and black bandana. a blue and white engineer hat, a whistle, and play lantern

Crash Test dummy

Crash test dummy - After! There is a commercial costume for this, but a good one can be made with sweats and tape to make the markings on it like the crash test dummies. Use bandages and fake blood to decorate. Fashion a seat belt out of webbing and an old buckle and pin in place. (or go to a junk yard as ask for an old seatbelt).


Pirate Form a fake aooden leg by wrapping your bad one in brown felt. Wear sailor pants or jeans with a striped top. Tie a bandana around your head, wear an eye patch, carry an empty bottle marked XXX (for the "rum") and mutter "aargh" a lot. Ask for "Trick or treat, matey!"

Quasimodo the HunchBack of Notre Dame

Quasimodo the Hunchback of Notre Dame Build the "hunchback" out of foam or cardboard. Find an old coat several sizes too large to accomodate this. Old, ratty clothes are great! Wear a snaggly wig and keep putting hand up to ear and muttering "eh?"


Mummy Wrap yourself in white bandages (rolls of gauze) Use splotches of green paint for "mold". Use white make-up on face with "age lines" drawn on. The stiff-legged gait works perfectly.

1950's Sock Hopper

1950’s “Sock-Hopper” It’s quite simple, just a round skirt, a white short-sleeved shirt, and some saddle shoes. (If you don’t have saddle shoes, plain buckle shoes are fine.) You could add some cat-eye glasses if you want. Tie their hair in a ponytail, and wrap a scarf around it.

Static Cling

Static Cling Wear anything a solid color is good all white or all black. With safety pins pin anything to yourself i:e: socks, underware, bounce sheets, etc. You can also spray your hair straight up in the air.

Soda Pop Can

Soda pop can: Use a round barrel, cut a hole in the bottom. You cut holes for arms and your head. Paint it the colors of a pop can. Presto! You have a pop can!!! -

Miss America

Miss. America Use a old bridesmaid dress of formal, add a pair of gloves, a tiara, some oversized jewelry, and heals. For the banner, a piece of wide ribbon, and write "Miss. America" in glitter.

Japanese Doll

Japanese Doll: My daughter won with this costume! Her face was painted white, she had red rosy cheeeks all shaped in a circle, Hair in buns, thoung slippers, and a kimono.


real nerd. Slick back the hair, grab some paints that are too short, white shirt, white socks, penny loafers, or lace up oxfords, pocket protector, with lots of pens, dark rim glasses (don't forget to tape the corner, or at least paper clip it) briefcase, or backpack for treat bag.

Old Woman

Old woman: Old style dress, just below knee, knee-hi stockings rolled down a little, oxfords, large black purse.

Old Man

Old man: Dark paints (cuffed), and jacket, most any dress shirt, mans flannel hat, walking cane. Gray the hair, with any of the commercial temporary colors, or dust with a little flour.

1960 Hippy

1960s Hippy: This one is hard, after all its all back in style! What is real, and what is costume? ;-) Tie die clothing, long wig (in the old days we called a "fall", sandals, headband, anything with fringe on it (vests, purse...) light colored sun glasses.

American Tourist

The American tourist: Guys loud Hawaii shirt, shorts (if weather permits), Large straw hat. Gals bright loud dress, flats, big sun hat, straw bag. Don't forget to have a camera, and maps hanging out, and that look of being lost. Guys can use a tourist bag, (like you get from travel agents, and gals can use the straw bag for their treats.


Scarecrow: Over sized flannel shirt, faded blue jeans with patches, rope for belt and to tie at the cuffs of his jeans and sleeves, stuff the shirt and jeans with plastic grocery, or paper, a little bit of straw to hang out of jeans and shirt. Add a little bit of make-up.


Clown: Sweet clothes that are too large. Decorate by using either fabric paint, or markers. For those who dare try tie-die. Tack on some large pop-poms, add a cheap wig, hat, and make-up. You may also stuff the extra space in clothing with tissue. However this could be messy, if you need to make a "pit-stop".

Hawaiian Punch

Hawaiian Punch Supplies: Beach wear A lei Boxing gloves A jug of Hawaiian Punch Directions: Put on the above supplies and carry the jug of Hawaiian Punch with you

Identity theft

Identity theft Supplies: Black attire Sticky name tags Marker Directions: Write a different name on several sticky name tags Put them all over your shirt Bonus: Write “Identities” on a black bag and carry it around with you

Formal apology

Formal apology Supplies: Formal wear A piece of paper Marker Directions: Dress in formal wear Carry a sign that says “I'm sorry”

Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge Supplies: Bucket White tulle (around $5 at Walmart) Ice images (print out images or use aluminum foil to create your own) Empty ice tray Directions: Cut the tulle into strips of different lengths and attach it to the inside of a bucket (any bucket will do). You want the tulle to be long enough to where it resembles water flowing out of the bucket. Print out some images of ice cubes or cut squares out of aluminum foil to represent ice. Glue the “ice” sporadically to the tulle. Hold the bucket over your head or attach it to a hat to represent a participant of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street Supplies: Formal wear Money in front pocket or money glasses Directions: Wear a formal suit, stuff fake money in the front pocket or wear money glasses. Bonus: Wear a head band with wolf ears

Nigiri Sushi

Nigiri Sushi Supplies: White dress or white shirt and pants/tights Black fabric to form a belt Small pillow for your back White or gold ribbon Directions: Get a small white pillow or sushi-colored pillow (light pink, hot pink, red). Glue ribbon on the pillow, either diagonally or zigzagged. Place the pillow against your back and tie the black ribbon around it, tied in the front, to represent seaweed wrap.

Hash tag

Hash tag Supplies: Poster board of any color String Directions: Cut two large hash tag shapes out of poster board (big enough to cover half of your body). Connect the two hash tags using two strings that will go over each shoulder. Put the finished product over your shoulders. Bonus: Tape popular hash tags on the main design.

Google map

Google map Supplies: Red poster board Scissors Yellow duct tape A printer Directions: Cut the red poster board into a large upside down teardrop shape to mimic the marker on Google maps. Cut a circle in the middle that is big enough to fit around your face but small enough to stay on. Tape the yellow duct tape to your shirt in crisscross shapes, to resemble streets and intersections on Google maps. Print out street names and Google map symbols to fit on the duct tape and tape them to your shirt.

Olaf from 'Frozen

Olaf from 'Frozen' Supplies: White dress, onesie, sweater and pants, etc. White hat White fabric or poster board Black fabric or poster board Orange fabric or poster board Directions: Cut two large oval shapes out of the white fabric/poster board to fit on the front of the hat. Cut the black fabric/poster board in two smaller circular shapes. Glue the black circles on top of the white ovals to create Olaf's eyes. Cut the orange fabric/poster board in a triangle with the largest part being around 3” in width. Glue the edges together to make a carrot nose. Glue the eyes and nose to the hat. Cut out three large black circles to make buttons and tape to the front of your outfit.

Star Bucks costume

Supplies: Beige dress or beige shirt and beige pants Starbucks logo White feather scarf Empty paper towel roll Green paint or spray paint A printer n Directions: Print out a large Starbucks logo. Cut out a circle from a piece of cardboard or poster board and tape it to the back of the logo to help it maintain its shape. Spray paint the empty paper towel roll green and attach it to a headband to represent the straw. Wrap a feather scarf around your neck to represent foam. Thank You

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pom Pom Pets

Pom Pom Pets

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  • Pipe cleaners, googly eyes and stickers to decorate your pom pom pets
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Free Salada Green Tea sample

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Johnsonville® Smoked Chicken Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rigatoni


Original recipe makes 6 servings   :)
  • PREP
    15 mins
  • COOK
    15 mins
    30 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. During the last 3 minutes of cooking time add broccoli, continue to cook; drain. Pour into a large serving bowl.
  2. Using the same saucepan, add bell pepper, sausage and dressing; cook and stir until heated through. Pour over hot pasta mixture. Add cheese and toss to coat. Serve.

Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage Casserole

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) packageJohnsonville® Smoked Split Rope Sausage, diced
  • 3 cups frozen cut green beans, cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (6 ounce) box chicken-flavored stuffing mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock

  • PREP
    30 mins
  • COOK
    30 mins
    1 hr


  1. In a non-stick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until lightly browned. Add prepared beans to skillet; remove from heat. In a small bowl, combine soup and sour cream. Pour over sausage mixture and stir gently.
  2. In a bowl, combine stuffing mix and butter. In a greased 2-1/2 quart baking dish, spoon one-half of stuffing mixture; cover with sausage mixture. Top with remaining stuffing mixture. Drizzle with chicken stock. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve.

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