Monster Trick or Treat Bag DIY for a Kid Friendly Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. I hope your family’s costumes are ready for trick or treating. I was thinking of a cute way for kids to collect candy. Many people use those plastic pumpkins, but those are just asking to be spilled all over the road. I want to avoid the tears and candy carnage; so I decided to make a better treat bag.¬†Your kids will love feeding candy to this friendly monster treat bag, and it is perfect for keeping candy safely inside.


This treat bag is cheap, easy, and quick to make. You can even involve the kids in making this little cutie. But I recommend you apply the hot glue for obvious reasons. ūüôā This also makes a¬†great kids project for a Halloween party.

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Wickedly Delicious Chocolate Fudge Recipe

The season of desserts and sweets has officially begun. Between pumpkin spice fever and stocking piling¬†Halloween candy, there is no escaping the sugar rush. With Halloween parties coming up, everyone is bringing out their sweetest concoctions. But I don’t have any candy recipes of my own. So I turned to my great grandmother’s recipe box and found an awesome recipe for chocolate fudge. She called it “Million Dollar Fudge”. I call it wickedly¬†delicious.

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

The fudge disappeared so fast, I suspect there are sugar gremlins lurking about. ūüėČ This is a really simple one pot recipe. So whipping up more for Halloween won’t be a problem. And it’s perfect to bring to your next Halloween bash.

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Make Halloween Classy with this Mini Top Hat DIY

Happy October everyone! I am thoroughly enjoying sipping some hot tea while looking at the beautiful fall leaves outside my window. It may seem early in October, but¬†I’m starting to get ready for Halloween. I really want to get a head start this year; so I can enjoy time with my family. Costumes may be the most time consuming of my Halloween preparations.¬†I’m not into scary or creepy stuff, but I do love my tea as much as any Victorian. So I decided to embrace my inner Mad Hatter and create an adorable mini top hat as part of my costume this year.


One of the many things that I love about this mini top hat is that it doesn’t take much fabric or trim to make. It turned out so well. So I just had to share it with you. Because who doesn’t need a mini top hat this Halloween? ūüėÄ

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Chocolate Mocha Cake Recipe with Fudgy Frosting

Finally it’s starting to feel like fall and it’s perfect weather for a nice hot¬†beverage. So it’s perfect that today is national coffee day and national mocha day. While pumpkin spice has invading coffee shops across the country, I still prefer traditional chocolate mochas and dessert. So I decided to make a chocolate cake from my great grandmother’s recipe box with a coffee twist.


The fudging frosting is rich and delicious. It might be too rich, but the coffee in the chocolate mocha cake helps the cake from becoming too sweet. It goes great with coffee too!

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Great Products to Bring Comfort and Warmth to Your Fall

Hello! How are you? I’m very well, and I had a great vacation. I’m also glad to be back blogging with you. Now Fall has officially began which makes me so happy because fall is my favorite season. Nothing sounds better than snuggling in to enjoy the changing fall weather. It’s time to break out the cozy blankets, sweatshirts, and enjoy the crisp outdoors.

Looking through, I found a lot of great products to enhance your autumn experience. I put together a few collections of awesome items that I hope you enjoy.

Let’s start making your home cozy and comfortable.

Cherry Side Table, Down Comforter, Wood Grain Floor Mats, Red Apex Rug Set

Here is a stylish place to set down your hot coffee with a Cherry Side Table. The lovely turned legs add traditional style and the drawer will keep your remotes in one place.

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Cookies ‘N Cream Funnel Cake: a Delicious State Fair Treat

One of the best¬†things about¬†the end of summer here¬†is the Minnesota State Fair. Otherwise known as the “Great Minnesota Get Together”. Through the twelve days of the fair, there are animals, concerts, activities, and lots of food. You can pretty much find anything on a stick and many things deep fried. Most Minnesotans eat their¬†way through the fair walking it off as they go. I must confess I am one of these people. French fries, cheese curds, and all you can drink milk for $2 are always on my list of what to eat. Also on my food list are deep fried Oreos¬ģ and funnel cake. So yummy!

I wanted to be able to enjoy and share a¬†sweet, fair treat throughout the year. So I decided to not only make these desserts but combine them into a decadent dessert. This recipe for Cookies ‘N Cream Funnel Cake is a sweet tribute to delicious¬†the¬†State Fair food.

Cookies 'N Cream Funnel Cake

These are actually easy and quick to make. Depending on how big you like your funnel cakes, this recipe will make a enough for at least 4 people and easily 6 people. The crushed chocolate cookies in this funnel cake adds yummy, rich flavor.

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Repurpose DIY: T-Shirt Pillow

Are you ready for fall yet? I¬†can’t wait! I’m kinda over summer.¬†If you have a student going into college, they are experiencing a¬†mixture of excitement and nerves. The thought of living in the dorms is especially fun and a bit scary. When I was in college, my roommate and I made our room one of the cutest on that floor. Making the dorm room a comfy oasis is a must for students that are away from home. But that can get expensive, so this week I decided to do a budget decor DIY for any dorm room or bedroom.

T-Shirt Pillow DIY

These pillows can be made very cheaply or even free. You can customize these t-shirt pillows for anyone with the right shirt. I am currently on a t-shirt pillow making spree, as you can see. They are fun to make, and you can make your own in less than an hour.

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Watermelon Ice Cream Bombe: 4 Ingredient Summer Treat

Summer is winding down, and it’s nearly time for the kids to go back to school. But before that happens, my extended¬†family has an¬†annual family reunion. Despite the fact that fall is just around the corner, the weather is still hot and sunny. So I volunteered to bring a cool, summery dessert for the whole¬†family to enjoy. I looked through my great grandmother’s recipe box and nothing seemed to fit. So I asked my mom and as always she had a fun and yummy recipe for a Watermelon Ice Cream Bombe.

Watermelon Ice Cream Bombe Recipe

It is super easy to make,¬†and¬†it¬†only uses four ingredients. You can make it days ahead of time and leave it in your freezer until you need it. My family loved it, and I’m sure yours will also enjoy this clever play on a favorite summer melon.

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Cute Cookie Tray: an Adorable DIY for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Did you know that August 4th was National Chocolate Chip Cookie day? I’ve been researching fun and weird holidays lately, and I used this opportunity to bake some delicious¬†chocolate chip cookies. While no one actually needs a¬†holiday¬†to make cookies, especially when you make these cookies, it is fun to know that¬†there is such a holiday. After baking up some cookies, I wanted to display my yummy treats for all to enjoy, but I just wasn’t in the mood to throw them on a regular plate. So I made a cookie tray that is just too adorable, and you can easily make one too.

Kawaii Cute Cookie Tray

Isn’t it just too cute? A giant cookie to hold other cookies for all to enjoy. I even made a template with three options so you can choose which adorable face you want on your cookie try.

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Get a Headstart on Back to School Shopping

The summer has been flying by. It is the beginning of August but school will be starting before you know it. Instead of running around trying to get everything ready at the last minute, I want plenty of time to get the best deals on school essentials…and non-essentials. ūüôā Thankfully¬†Heartland America has a variety of items that you can check off your back to school list. I have put together some great ideas for back to school, especially if your children are headed off to college.

Start out getting back to school the right way with a great computer or laptop.

Hewlett Packard by Compaq Desktop Computer, Asus Detachable 2-in-1 Laptop, Hewlett Packard ProBook Notebook, Lenovo Desktop Computer

With 250GB of hard drive space, DVD burner, and fantastic graphics and sound, this HP desktop computer can handle all your family’s photos, music, and files,¬†not to mention¬†tackle homework¬†with ease.

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