Bright Eyed Monster Cookies

With Halloween officially over, most store have their items 50, 60, and even 80% off. I wanted to make these cookies during my 31 Days of Halloween but changed my mind at the last minute. So I decided to make it a tutorial when using some leftover items that you can get for little to nothing. Since this is a baking item, you may have a lot of the materials on hand. First, your shopping list:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 8oz packet of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • Vanilla
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  • Candy eyeballs
  1. Beat everything together until fluffy
  2. Add the food coloring. I used a few drops of green and yellow to balance out the color. You want a light, monster-like green.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes
  4. Roll into balls and dip in powdered sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Push the eyes in while still warm.
  7. Allow them to cool and…..
  8. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Circus Party: My favorites

Here are more of my favorites. This was a very cool idea. Lots of fun DIY projects; super easy, super fun.

 

8Prize for the Ball Toss; simple and cute.. and I found the idea on http://www.thoughtfullysimple.com/step-right-up-its-a-circus-party-theme/

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The photos above is of my favorite decoration. I saw a video for the cute centerpiece. Super easy to make, I got everything from the Dollar Tree, and it really was a fun project. All you need is a plastic popcorn box (2 for a dollar), a bag of gum balls, a 6-pack of suckers, a Styrofoam ball, yellow paint, glue dots, super glue, and rocks to weigh down the box.

(In the background is the photo booth and popcorn machine)

Don’t forget the music; there is great circus music to use on YouTube. It really ties everything together!

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Happy Birthday to You…

Wow, a year has flown by, and you are already doing and learning so much. You are special and unique, from the top of your head to the tip of your little toes. There is no one like you. And there never will be. You add a light and sparkle to this world that no one else can reproduce. My love for you cannot be measured.

Know that you are loved. Your grandparents look on at you in awe. They hold you in their arms, beaming with love as they marvel at the wonder that you are. Your aunts, uncles, and cousins love you, dearly. You are the gleam in your father’s eye. He loves you more than words can express. We would all do anything for you. Every time I see you, every time I hear your voice, I feel more alive, more in love and more inspired to be a better, kinder person, more moved to show my gratitude for this blessing to be able to love you. You were worth it all. You are worth it all.

I Love You, Quinny Poo-Poo Nose

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Circus Party: The Cake

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I made her bunting with Red Cardstock and the polka dot straws. I got 10 straws for 10 cents from Wal-Mart. I used the Plaque shape for the letter tickets, including her date of birth as the ticket numbers, twine, and tape to put it all together.

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