My daughter made a comment yesterday about the Halloween decorations and costumes she saw at our local grocery store. She said, “It’s not even September and there is Halloween stuff out”! It made me remember that us bloggers run on the same “super early” schedule the stores do. So, I sat down and started to think of what I could do for a Halloween post. I realized I have SO MUCH Halloween awesomeness on here already I decided to create a single post highlighting it all. Ya know, easy to find, easy access!
Some are my own, some are amazing Halloween coolness I’ve found on the web!
Is it just me or has this winter seemed like the longest one yet? I live in the south where it’s normally unbearably warm. As crazy as it sounds for a born and raised Texan, I cannot wait for the heat!!! Summer means picnics at the park, outdoor BBQ’s, beach days, hiking and then some. Alice loves to play outside. She loves to create and build and always has dirt under her nails. I’m a proud mommy of a messy girl that loves to get dirty. To me, it means she’s using her imagination, expanding her brain, getting some sun and exercising her body.
At the park, beach or the backyard, getting her clean before she eats is easy with Wet-Nap wipes! Alice and I thought of a cute and fun gift idea for those family picnics at the park or backyard BBQ parties we are sure to be invited to this summer.
We made a fun Clothespin Wreath that will hold the individually wrapped Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes. You can give this as a gift or put up at your own party or picnic. It’s a perfect and convenient way to ensure your guests can keep there hands clean!
Creating the Clothespin Wreath is really easy. First you’ll need either a wire circle or cut out a circle from a sturdy piece of cardboard. To create the pretty clothespins, I cut strips of paper and glued them onto the clothespins. Then I positioned them and hot glued them into place. You can position them in any fashion.Once finished, I attached a strip of burlap and a box to use as a hanger. Added my new Wet-Nap Hand Wipes and hung up our new messy summer fun decor piece!
After Alice and I made our Clothespin Wreath we decided we need to get messy! Ya know, so we could try out our new wreath.
Alice LOVES to cook and so I came up with an easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe that kids can make and enjoy!
Easy delicious barbecue sauce that kids can make and enjoy!
Author: Ami Allison
Recipe type: Sauce
1 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Pickapeppa Sauce
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon mustard powder
½ teaspoon salt
Mix ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. (If you don't have Pickapeppa Sauce you can use any steak sauce or Worcestershire sauce.)Then transfer sauce to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium to low heat. Once it simmers remove from heat and let it cool a bit before using.
We decided to test Alice’s new homemade BBQ sauce!! Alice wanted BBQ’d Hot Dogs and so that is what we had.
I must say, her new sauce was DELICIOUS!! We loved our BBQ’d Hot Dogs!! Cleaning up before and after eating during our backyard BBQ was easy with our new Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes and if felt good knowing my families hands were nearly germ free!
I found the Wet-Nap Hand Wipes at Walmart for under $2, for either the canister or box of individual packets. They are a MUST for any outdoor summer fun. Throw some in your beach bag or take them along in your hiking backpack. They are a great way to keep your kids hands clean and your own, too. Click this LINK for fifty five cents ($.55) off of any Wet-Nap product!!
Seriously, can there be too many Christmas wreaths? I think not. I saw Susan with BNOTP had all her glorious Christmas wreaths out ready to decorate her gorgeous home and I realized…..NO you can never have too many Christmas wreaths!
With that being said here are 50 WONDERFUL Christmas wreaths that I think deserve a share!
I made this bright, colorful, whimsical Christmas mantel and argyle wreath last year. I was so busy with my new job as an early childhood teacher that I never got around to writing up a post about it. It was such a colorful fun mantel I just had to share it with y’all this year!
It really was so much fun to create. First I painted my wood fence board .
Well, I painted over the board for my Christmas mantel.
Then I added some glittery ornaments I found at Walmart, a small felt bunting banner, yarn wrapped pom pom Christmas trees, a yarn wrapped argyle Christmas wreath, yarn garland, glittery snowflakes, Christmas tree candles, a wire wrapped Christmas tree and a Santa and Alice picture.
The yarn wrapped pom pom Christmas trees were easy to make and SO CUTE!
The yarn and felt argyle Christmas wreath is my favorite! I love the bright fun colors.
I loved the traditionally colored Argyle Christmas wreath I made the year before and thought to make a bright fun colorful one in non-traditional Christmas colors.
I made felt diamonds, wrapped over in turquoise yarn then added felt rosettes in coordinating colors and a few ice crystallized red berries.
Here are some more shots of my Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel.
Isn’t it so much fun? Do you decorate in traditional Christmas colors or do you like to venture outta the box and go for something a little different?
The year before I went with a very traditional Christmas mantel.
I love it, I do, but the next year I thought to go with some whimsical bright fun colors and my family and my baby girl loved it!
I would love to know what you think! Traditional or non traditional Christmas decor and colors?
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