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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Feathers for My Little Turkey

I wanted a belt of some kind to accompany the headband I made. I used some left over felt and a hand drawn pattern of a leaf. I took 5 different colors of felt and cut around the leaf that I made.

Materials: felt sheets, scrap paper, scissors, hot glue gun, straws, suede cord


Take you suede cord and cut three equal strands.


Knot one end and then braid the cord.


Try to make the other end as equal as the first when creating the knot.


Now its time to construct. Take your straws and hot glue one to each leaf so that it stands up straight.



The easiest method I found is to only glue the straw down do a certain point. That way to can slide the braided cord under the straw.


After you have the braid in place, glue the rest of the straw down.


For extra hold, hot glue each feather to the next. Here is your finished product!




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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

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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!


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