Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I made this tonight, and I think it turned out really cute! 
Got the pattern here but left off the handle as I'm just gonna use it as a candy bowl at work :)

Sorry for the long link but the blogger app won't let me hyperlink to my text!! Happy Halloween :)

http://www.yarnspirations.com/pattern/crochet/skull-trick-or-treat-bag?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Yarnspirations.com%20Home%20Decor&utm_content=


Sunday, December 9, 2012

I've been HO HO HO'd!!

So in the tradition of the "I've been BOO'd" game, (info here if you've never heard of it), I wanted to create an office version of the "I've been HO HO HO'd" game. Our office was taken in by the ghosties before Halloween to BOO each other with anonymous treats, and usually at Christmas time we have a secret pal where everyone draws names and then you leave treats or do random nice things for your secret pal until the reveal day, when everyone goes for lunch and trades one last larger gift with their secret pal. I never participate in this for two reasons, first of all I'm usually too busy and don't want to put my name in if I can't put the time and effort in to do it properly and two, I've often seen people put their name in, get awesome gifts from their secret pal and yet do nothing for the person whose name they have drawn. That being said, this year our office is slacking and hasn't drawn names for the secret pal, so I've decided to spread some Christmas cheer around and couldn't find a "I've been HO HO HO'd sign, so made this one up. The Santa Element is from Sahlin Studio's collab kit with Jenn Barrette Kitschy Christmas.
I'm hoping it gets everyone in the Christmas spirit of giving. Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We carved our pumpkins tonight, the kids were so cute, Chase carved "Frankie" all by himself except for the eyes! He even carved his name into it, he's pretty proud of it. Rayna didn't
want anything to do with cleaning it out, it was "totally gwoss, totally, totally gwoss" lol!


So of course since we cleaned out the pumpkins, we had pumpkin seeds, which I roasted using the yummiest recipe! Check it out:



Here is the recipe:

Pumpkin Seed Roasting
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
6 tbsp white sugar, divided
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 250F. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted.

In a large bowl stir together 2 tbsp white sugar, salt and pumpkin pie spice, set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pumpkin seeds and sprinkle remaining sugar over top of them. Stir with a wooden spoon until sugar melts. Stir seeds into bowl with the spiced sugar and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container. 

That's it! It makes these wonderful almost candied pumpkin pie seeds that are sweet but a little salty too, and very crunchy! I wish I could remember where I got the recipe, it's from someone's blog or something from the net, but I've been making them for a couple of years now and have no idea where I found it now! If you know please leave it in the comments, so I can link it up! Thanks, enjoy them if you try them, happy Halloween!

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!