Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Congrats Grad!

I am so proud of my oldest step son! He graduated high school! Congratulations Dillion! 


We celebrated him this past weekend and I had such a blast going through old photos and looking at how much he has grown! I am so excited to watch him grow in this next adventure in his life!












 

 I hope you enjoyed it Dillion!

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I wanted to share what we did to give him his graduation money and the story behind it.  I was putting this pizza money gift box together the night before his party.  I walked away to go get some tape and come back and noticed he was headed to the pizza box! He asked "why is there a pizza box on your bed?!" I yelled at him to STOP! DON'T OPEN IT! Obviously he didn't listen and opened the box and ruined the surprise lol.  So we decided to add it to the food table as decoration since he had already seen it :).


I have to toot my mom and dad's horn a little here too.  They came up with an amazing way to give him his money! I am so glad I come from a crafty family!! My dad came up with the idea to give him money in empty shot gun shells and my mom executed the idea amazingly! 





Love ya Dillion! :)




Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

Aww Halloween ......

Ever since I can remember my parents always had a pumpkin carving party around Halloween.  We would get together with a bunch of family and friends, eat food, carve pumpkins and line the driveway with carved pumpkins! My fondest memory is when we lined the driveway and deck with almost 100 carved pumpkins!  When my mom decided one year she wasn't up for throwing a pumpkin carving party by brother and I were devastated.  After a bit of talking we said no problem mom, we will throw the party!  The thought of not having one was just not an option for us.  So we carried on the party and each year it has gone smoother and smoother.  Here are a few photos of the party from last year.  I am getting more and more into the decorating of the party while my brother helps in the field growing the pumpkins, picking them, and bringing them up to the house.



Here is what my parents garage looks like when we are setting up.  I love their garage! I love having our gatherings there.  There is good lighting, plenty of space, and just an overall great place for our events!




They have a pool table that I love to decorate and spread tons of candy, goodies, and more on for all the kiddos to have!



I LOVED putting old face masks into jars of water! I just love how creepy they look!





I made some Ghost, Bat, and Witch Hat cutouts and placed them on lollipop sticks and put them in different jars with candy and such.








 This is one of my most favorites decorations.  Devin and I made this years ago.  It is a black box, wrapped with toilet paper and has 2 googly eyes :)






Every year I love freezing spiders in ice cube trays and water in gloved to put in the punch!



I also love making pumpkin face veggie platters :) Top one is carrots, broccoli and olives and bottom one is carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, and ranch :)


I print a bunch of patterns out just in case someone wants to use them.



Here is a spider rings I wrapped in some web around a candle



At home I placed a wood BOO sign on an old ladder


And here is a burlap wreath I made and attached witched feet and a witches hat.

Hope you enjoyed! 














Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Crockpot Sausage Dip! Only 3 ingredients!

Easiest crock pot dip recipe! 


Everyone loves this dip and asks for the recipe. If they only knew how easy it is! Well, now they will:

Ingredients:
16oz jimmy dean sage sausage
16oz la Victoria salsa
16oz cream cheese

Directions:
Brown sausage, drain fat if you would like (we just leave it). Add salsa and cream cheese and mix until blended. Leave in the pan or transfer to crockpot and leave on low. Enjoy!