Monday, October 29, 2012

EAT, SHRIEK and BE SCARY Halloween Traditions

My brother lives back east and was telling me about some of the traditional haunts he visits in Pennsylvania and New York around Halloween.  One of them is the very famous
Crypt Crawls:  A Halloween Tour!
"Shake your spirits loose this Halloween!  Creep into the Cathedral's crypt, hear the stories of the entombed, and learn the origins of Halloween as the Celtic New Year celebration and later transformation into All Hallows Eve."

Joe said that after you crawl through the crypts you come out into a grand room in the midst of fog and find ghoulish masked character puppets flying around.  He says, "It's all very cool and creepy."

The traditions around my house are not quite so cool and creepy but oh so much fun!
We love to share Halloween treats with our neighbors and friends on Halloween.  

Tonight is the night for the 
Doorbell Ditch Halloween Blitz!  
My kids love to spook our neighbors by leaving ghostly goodies on the doorstep.  We run through the streets in the moonlight, drop goodies at the door, ring the doorbell, (giggle ALOT) and then off to the next unsuspecting door step.  We must complete this partying prank in under 30 minutes. 

How can this not be fun!

This year the ghostly goody happens to be disguised in a Halloween Pop Top.
Idea inspired by Best Bites Tin Can Treats    


Start by creating a label.  
(Or email me at and I will send you a jpeg version of our Halloween labels.) 




Follow the directions given by Best Bites.  I used an 8 1/2 oz. fruit can and it was perfect.  You can also re-size the label to fit larger cans.  Just make sure they are pop top cans.  Best Bites suggested using tissue paper, I've also used paper crimps and they work great.


...and be safe. (I'm a mom, I get to say that!)


Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Poppin Good Halloween

Need a quick, super easy teacher, neighbor, friend gift for Halloween? 


Just pick up a Jiffy Pop popcorn tray at your local grocery store (for under $2.00), add the desired label and tag, a little ribbon and get ready for Poppin Great Halloween!

The label can go right over the top of the Jiffy Pop label.

To download just click on picture below, right click and save to your computer.

Watch for our next post...Eat, Shriek and Be Scary can labels.

Only 6 more days till the Ghosties and Goblins come out!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Eddislyn and Junk Bows

Last year my sister Connie and I decided to sell our Chocolates for Breakfast stuff at the annual Swiss Days in Midway, Utah.  We spent 8 hours a day for several days selling, chatting and eating the scrumptious food there.  

One of the best things that came from our time at Swiss Days (besides the money!) was Eddislynn and Junk Bows!

Things started out a little tense.  We arrived at our tent and low and behold it was already set up...with Ed's stuff!  What!  The next hour brought a little rearranging and a few attitude adjustments.  Once that happened we began to get acquainted with our booth buddy and WOW...did we ever have fun!

Ed kept us entertained for hours and we realized that she had lots of experience in the sales field.  She shared a few sales secrets with us and then started selling our stuff along with hers.  One of her items just happened to be called Junk Bows...something we had never heard of before.  Junk bows are several styles (colors, sizes and textures) of ribbons tied together to make one attractive topper.  Ed started teaching us about bows and we've been watching and practicing ever since.

Junk bows topped gumball bags, sugar sticks, gifts and probably would look fabulous on just about anything.

The craft fair turned out to be our best event yet, both financially as well as friendly.  We decided our friendship with Ed needed to continue so we've been lunching and crafting together for months...and then she decided to move to Arizona! We were so sad when we heard the news. 

I'm thinking it's time for a ROADTRIP!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkin Biscuits

Looking for a great fall recipe?  
This is it...just add soup.

Absolutely fabulous!  If you've ever made Baking Powder Biscuits...well same idea but they are pumpkin.  Super easy, too.  Enjoy!