Pumpkin Party Favors

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pumpkin favors


If you are looking for something out-of-the-ordinary for a party or school treats, looks no further.  Martha Stewart has some really clever ideas for this, including these awesome little favors.  You can get the instructions here.

  1.  small balloons
  2. orange and black tissue paper
  3. dilute glue
  4. pop balloon and pull out from hole
  5. fill with treats
  6. cover and glue with orange tissue

Frosty Country Morning Pictures

I was driving the kids to school and came across this awesome photo op. I tried to get a picture with my phone, so I hope I did it justice. The frost was so heavy, it looked like a white paint dust just hovering about 4 foot from the ground. It was about 19° outside at about 8am. I know I did not capture the frost well but I am in the process of learning how to take better photos. I would love for some of you to share your tips with me!
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This photo was of a farm that was heavily covered with the hovering frost!  Not sure if you can tell, but the frost is why the photos look so blurry in the background.


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Love Note Tote

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This adorable little purse can be made in under an hour and with things you already have in your home.  We have made so many of these over the years that I started thinking of other uses for them.  😉

The original idea came from familyfun.com in 2007.  Since then, the company has gone through changes so it is hard to find this cute little craft so I am providing it from my stash of cool kid crafts!

Love Note Tote


  • 2 paper plates
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • colored paper
  • ribbon
  • glitter


  1. Fold both paper plates in half, placing one inside the other on an angle to form a heart. Staple together.
  2. Round top edges with scissors. Then punch holes in the top center of heart, front and back.
  3. Decorate as desired.
  4. Add decorative ribbon, tying knots on inside of heart.