Friday, October 31, 2014

Pin Me Linky Party 109

Happy Halloween! Enjoy my favorite Halloween features!
Tic Tac BOO! from What Happens at Grandma's - Lots of fun!
Halloween Bundt Cake from Love Bakes Good Cakes - So fun & yummy!
DIY Spider Goblet from Our Peaceful Planet - Great for a party!!
Halloween Bookmarks from Art Club Blog - I love these!!
Ghosts and Pumpkins in a Candy Corn Patch from Tumbleweed Contessa -Yum Yum!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pin of the Week: Pumpkin Jar Luminaries

Pinterest Pin of the Week
This week's Pin of the Week is actually something I featured at my Pin Me Party last month.
It's Painted Pumpkin Jars from Meatloaf and Melodrama. I needed a prize for the best decorated campsite (at last weekend's camp out) and I decided to make a few of these jars. I wanted to make mine into luminaries, so I decided to put the paint on the inside. I had seen another tutorial that squirted paint into a jar, and then shake with the lid on to coat the inside with paint. I tried this but the paint was too thick. Oops! I should have thinned it out with some water. I just used a sponge brush to coat the inside. It just took a few days to dry! Then I painted the Jack-o-Lantern face on with a black Sharpie and hot glued green ribbon around the rim. I purchased 2 battery-operated tea lights from Dollar Tree ($1 for a pack of 2), so I ended up with a cute prize for under $2!

The winner send me these photos of the jars in use.
You can make out the paint streaks in these photos, but they are still cute!
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Low Carb Snack: Cranberry Goat Cheese Celery #Aldi

I'm still on the low carb bandwagon, but I struggle with snacks. I don't want the same thing day after day, so I need some inspiration! I just noticed that Aldi had some Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese that only had 4 grams of carbs per ounce. I thought it would go great with celery.
Aldi Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese Celery Low Carb
Aldi Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese Low Carb
Yes, the cranberry is sweetened. Sometimes you just need a little sugar! I used a half ounce for the 2 pieces of celery.
Aldi Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese Celery Low Carb
It was fantastic!! The combination of cranberry and cinnamon was great.
Low Carb Aldi Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese Celery
This would be a perfect party snack! I want more now!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Camping

We went camping over the weekend. It was a camp out that I organized and 10 families showed up. We had such a good time sharing food and laughs. I was a little concerned that it was going to be cold so late in October (we've been so busy it's the only time we've had to go since August), but the weather was PERFECT! The fall foliage was at peak colors.
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The sunsets were great too!
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It's time to store the camper for the winter, but we are already planning camping trips for next spring!