Saturday, October 22, 2016

Happy 70th Birthday Grandad!!!

Last night, we went out to dinner, with my in-laws, in honor of my father-in-law's 70th birthday! I am so grateful to be a member of the Bolling Family.  I don't think one person has a cross word to say about Reid.  He's so humble, kind, generous, hard-working, loving, and just a true gentleman.  My children LOVE him!!! He has been in my life since I have been 16 (and I am about to turn 40).  I am thankful that he has been such a positive influence in our lives and our children's lives.  Grateful to know him and to be able to celebrate with him.  Turning 70 is a huge accomplishment.  LOL!
We celebrated at Shula's Steakhouse and I brought 6 large and 6 mini Bubblecakes to enjoy after dinner.  The kids were nothing but smiles the entire time (minus Ty's lack of patience as he waited for his food to arrive, LOL).  They really enjoy being with their grandparents.  
These two twins are so goofy! Lilah was enjoying trying on grandad's glasses and getting grandad to test out her vision as she wore them.  LOL!
 Reid, we love you and wish you a very blessed day! I pray we have a good 30 more years with you.  "And many more..."

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Trick Or Treat Ideas!

All of my followers are going to have access to a "sweet" & free Halloween gift today. I am sharing a printable with you! I am going to ask my children if they would be willing to forfeit trick or treating this year.  I am not really in the spirit to go crazy, creating unique costumes, and stressing out about it all.  SO, the alternative is for my kids to agree NOT to go trick or treating AND in return they can pick an item of their choice from any store they wish.  I DO NOT think they will agree to it. Sigh... BUT, if they DO agree to it, we will pass out candy as a family. I designed two labels today: Ghost Poop and Witches' Warts.  I plan to buy tic tacs, in bulk, at Sam's Club and attach these adorable labels to each pack of tic tacs.  So fun, right?  If you like the idea, then please do mimic it.  All you have to do is click on the links above, download the label, and PRINT! I cut each label out with a pair of scissors and attached the label using scotch tape.  These would also make adorable party favor gifts.  
If you cannot find green or white tic tacs, you could also consider making your own labels for the following:
Red: Vampire's Blood
Purple: Monster Scabs
Orange: Jack-O-Latern's Teeth
 Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Green and Gold Football Snacks!!

Tonight, I am responsible for the snack for Ty's football team.  Their team colors are GREEN & GOLD.  Guess what time my husband told me we were responsible? 10 a.m. TODAY!! Eeeeeek! Yes, most parents just go ahead and buy a bag of assorted chips and BAM, DONE! BUT, I can't do that, haha, hence the reason I get up at 4 a.m.  I quickly decided that I would buy (2) dozen Krispy Kreme donuts! Who doesn't enjoy a donut after a hard game of football?  BUT, I wanted to make it a little more special and fun to receive.  I wanted to enhance the donut.  Find out what I did with it (below).  

What do you do with green and gold double bubble? (Thanks Fresh Market)
 Green and Gold Monster Eyes? (Thanks JoAnn Fabrics - 60% off)
 Green and Gold Vampire Teeth? (Thanks Captain Party)
 AND (2) Dozen Krispy Creme Donuts????
 So fun!!!!! Right?!?!
I adhered the eyes with Marshmallow fluff, inserted the teeth, and dropped a double bubble inside of the mouth.  
I hope the boys enjoy these green and gold monster donuts.

Halloween Goodies!!!

STOP your endless searches for Halloween Party food ideas.  I have PLENTY of snacks that I have baked, created, designed, and served that I know you will LOVE!!! They are simple, affordable, unique, creative, fun and definitely impressive.  
From left to right:

1. Mummy Apples: A healthy treat and sweet treat all combined into ONE.  Wrap fresh apples with fruit roll up "foots!" Adhere Wilton candy eyes with frosting or peanut butter.

2. Edible Band-Aids: Graham crackers, cream cheese, and red frosting gel.  So fun!

3. Witch Hands: Fill up some plastic gloves with cheese popcorn and candy corns, creating the look of a witch's hand.

4. Jack-O-Latern Veggie Platter: Arrange some broccoli, carrots, and cucumbers on a circle platter to replicate that of a jack-o-later.  I added some ranch dip for the eyes and nose!

5. Apple Faces: Apple slices, peanut butter, caramel, or fluff, and mini marshmallows.

6. Frankenstein Sandwiches: Cut your out your sandwich using the frankenstein cutter.  Add embellishments or use edible ink markers to create your own fun face.

7. Jack-O-Latern Oranges: Draw, with a sharpie, a pumpkin face onto your mandarin orange cups.

8. Monster Donuts: Buy a dozen donuts, adhere Wilton's candy eyes, insert plastic vampire teeth and a piece of bubble gum! So spooky and fun!

9. Ghost Cheese: Scare your little munchkin by drawing a spooky face onto a white string cheese's wrapper.

10. Pumpkin Cuties: Peel a bag of clementine oranges and insert a piece of green licorice.  I found mine licorice at the Dollar Tree.

11. Jack-O-Latern Sandwiches: Using a pumpkin cutter, create a sandwich in the shape of a pumpkin . Draw a jack-o-later face and stem with edible ink markers.

12.  Pumpkin Pretzels: Orange chocolates, original pretzels, and green m&ms.  A candy store or the Fresh Market will carry bulk colored candy!

13. Mummy Juice Boxes: Wrap ordinary juice boxes with sports tape or gauze.  Adhere googlie eyes.  My favorite to date!!!

I hope the has helped you.  Be sure to use our blog's subject box to see ALL of these ideas in DETAIL!  Have a safe Halloween.