Saturday, October 9, 2010

the winner is....

Thank you all for participating in my guess the candy corns on the wreath contest. Alot of you were close to the actual amount! The one that guessed the closest and wins their very own candy corn wreath is Pam Saves. Please email me your contact information Pam and I will mail your wreath. :)

I have been working hard on my Halloween costume I will post more later on my Queen of Hearts costume. I'm really excited about it since I'm making most of the costume this year. Have a great day all!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Super easy pasta salad

My pantry is looking alittle dry lately so I've been coming up with snacks/dinner ideas with what I can find, lol! Anyway, I came across what is my favorite pasta salad.

Here's what you need:
parmesan & herb dressing ( I used Safeway brand Select)
optional items if you have them:
 red peper flakes
 parmesan cheese
 green olives

I'm a sucker for pasta and I came across these noodles at safeway and I didn't feel guilty buying them since 4oz of pasta has a full serving of vegetables!!

First you start by bringing a pot of water to a boil. Once it's boiling add your noodles and cook according to the directions on the box and drain. Then depending on how much pasta you made start adding the dressing. Start with 1/4 cup and add more as needed. You don't want to over do it! Then add any of the optionals and serve hot or cold. I prefer it cold.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

making of candy corn wreath

I first saw this idea in Woman’s Day magazine and thought it was sooo cute.

Candy Corn (I used generic because I didn't want to waste the good stuff if I wasn't eating it!)
Ribbon (the magazine said use black duct tape to wrap it.)
Glue Gun
Clear spray paint (optional)

1. Optional Step: Wrap your styrofoam circle with black duct tape or ribbon.
2. Start hot gluing your candy corn on going in a reverse pattern for each row.  When you make it back around and it doesn't match up you can always cover that with the ribbon.

3. Optional Step: When you’re done gluing on the candy corn, spray the whole wreath with a clear gloss spray paint.
4. Hang it up using some ribbon and enjoy!

win this candy corn wreath

I am posting the candy corn wreath giveaway contest today.  All you have to do is 1) Become a follower if you are not already and 2) Guess how many candy corn are on the wreath to win. To guess please email your guesses to  Whoever guesses the closest without going over wins the wreath. I made this wreath from a 10in foam ring and the candy corn is only on the front and sides. This contest will run through October 8th, 11:59 pm MST and I will announce the winner of the wreath and the number of candy corn on October 9th.  If more than one person guesses the exact amount or the same amount, I will use random org to determine the winner. Thank you and Good Luck!!

catching crabs...

A few years ago we went to Maryland. We saw some locals at the pier with just a piece of string and chicken. We thought what the heck are they going to catch with that. So we waited and saw them pull up a dungenous crabs!! If you want to try this at home or on your next beach trip follow these steps:

  1. Buy some turkey or chicken parts from your local grocery store. Necks, wings and legs work best, but crabs aren't all that picky about their bait. Whatever's cheap and available will do fine.

  2. Tie the bait to a long strand of string. Wade out into the water and cast your line. If the bait doesn't seem to sink, reel it back in and tie a small fishing weight to the string's end. This will keep the bait down where the crabs can find it.

  3. Wait patiently for a crab to grab onto your line. If you've picked a good spot, you'll hopefully get a nibble or two in the first half-hour. If not, pull in your line and cast it out somewhere else on the beach.

  4. Maintain tension in the string as you pull the crab in, but don't pull too hard. Keep a dip net handy for catching the crab when it arrives.

  5. Scoop your dip net into the water and seize the crab. This can be tricky with rushing currents and especially waves, so it helps to have someone else nearby to work the net while you watch the string.
Have fun!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Orchard bound

The sun is shining, the air is crisp, we're packing a picnic and heading to the orchard!  While I'm sad to see summer go, fall is fabulous!  Happy Saturday, hope you have a good one too!