I don't know about you but I think my dad is the hardest person ever to shop for. I'm going to give you guys some ideas (including a few cliche ones) to give your dad this year.
(This is a picture of my dad showing off the ties we got him a while ago)
This snack is so adorable, it's delicious and pretty much healthy compared to most snacks available. This would be a cute breakfast side in addition to being a cute snack. If you are interested in learning how to make the heart toothpicks it's pretty much self explanatory but if you want to have instructions just click read more!
Hello girls and guys today I am going to be showing you some fall room decor I threw together with stuff I already had. I am going to try to do an update of more decor this week.
For the Foodie Dad (or any dad basically who likes sweets)
For the dad who loves your artwork
For the dad who loves pictures (or would like some on his desk)
Try to incorporate as many bright springy colors as you can. Also try not to wear dark colors such as gray, black, and brown. Usually people wear fancier things too. A Dress is probably best, but if you're like me and you don't have one that's not black and white here are some ideas from polyvore. (The last one has 3 pairs of shoes for examples)
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Hot Cross Buns
Strawberries and Cream Cake
Coconut Pecan Strawberry Shortcake
If you're still wondering what you should make for dinner on sunday instead of buying things from the deli here are some recipes I got off of the internet.
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I made an adorable fruit flower set using the Pop kit I got from Ross for $4 on sale
You can basically see how I did it (below) and you can use cookie cutters instead of the cutting set.
3 lemons, squeezed
Sugar to taste
1 quart of water (or less or more depending on how tart you like)
5 mashed strawberries
Make a regular brownie recipe and after it cools cut it into hearts or circles and then frost hearts and put sprinkles. I recommend chocolate frosting.
How I decorated my room
On my bed I put my hot pink comforter and pink decorative pillow, and heart pillow. I also put a giant pink dog because it seemed appropriate for the theme and it's pink.
For my desk I got these cute buckets from Target in the $1 section, I put all my pens and markers and pencils in there, These are good for year round too, I am probably leaving them there all year. I also could have gotten pink and red ones but I liked the blue one.
Another thing on my desk is this paper organizer that has random things in it, I put a pink polka dotted XOXO sign in front of.
On my bed side table (a.k.a my mini fridge) I was going to put this cute little bowl with some candy my friends gave me and some that I was going to make which I was going to show you how I did in another post but never actually happened, sorry. Picture coming maybe next year.
I feel like Christmas is soon but I know Thanksgiving is sooner and I'm just really excited about it and I am already thinking up some crafts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I really like giving presents but buying a present for so many people would be so much money so I'm thinking that I can use recycled materials and make something fabulous for people's presents. An example is making a doll house with an old book shelf and some art supplies. Plus homemade crafts are the best for sentimental people especially if you really put time into the present to make it perfect. But then there's people who you can't give a present to because they live far but if you're an artsy person like me you could make them a virtual Christmas card with maybe a song or poem attached that you wrote. You're probably wondering why not just send them a paper card? Well a moneyless card is usually not a smile send unless you're someone they don't talk to alot and just seeing that you remembered them on Christmas is awesome. As for grandparents giving to their far away grand kids packages are so exciting and if you want to save money send them a creative collection of stuff from the dollar store. Picking people out gifts is much better than giving them $20 because you can find stuff worth $20 that is actually much less. For example I found a pillow pet at goodwill for $4 which was originally $20 and all I had to do was wash it. I'm not saying everyone has to do this I just think it's a nice idea for anyone who's into saving money. Sorry for such a long article but I think it's worth reading it all if you want to give more presents this year!
With fall right around the corner I thought I'd introduce some unique fall items that have hit the shelves and tables of restaurants and shops! (Btw if you do not agree with what I say below please forgive me we all have our own opinions, which make us who we are)
Pumpkin Spice Soap
I don't know about you but I have never heard of pumpkin smelling good. I mean this is not a candle. It's soap. And I think it would be kind of creepy having someone smell your hand. I guess it can be used like a decoration when people come over for thanksgiving but seriously I've seen people come out the bathroom smelling their hand and it's weird. (Especially if they're so fascinated they want you to smell their hand)
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Sometimes I wonder if anyone really likes pumpkin lattes or if they are just drinking them to be mainstream. I mean, if you really liked them wouldn't you drink them year round? Like hot cocoa is usually drank when it's cold but people still drink it sometimes in other seasons. It could be because of pumpkins being in season in fall but seriously this is a pumpkin obsession! Okay, Okay, maybe I should try a pumpkin latte before judging but pumpkin and coffee sounds strange.
Pumpkin Spice Bagels
This one sounds like it could be good... but just think about it... Why would you buy a whole bag of pumpkin bagels. These are like the kind of thing you try and either like or don't like and I wouldn't waste money buying the whole bag with the risk of wasting so much. Also If I was THOMAS I wouldn't make these because I'm positive very few people buy these but I guess seeing as the picture is taken in someone's house somebody did buy a bag.
Pumpkin Spice Margarine
Perfect for topping your pumpkin spice bagels! This is just... I can't even think of how to describe this stuff. You just tell me in the comments what you think of the idea of pumpkin margarine
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Last Saturday my friend came to our house and we had such a good time! First we went to Congo river mini golf and we got to hold a baby gator!! and we had so much fun playing mini golf and doing the scavenger hunt. Then we came home and made pizzas (I think we all made one) and talking about things teen girls like talking about and doing a little bit of internet (all together not separate) and we decorated a cupcake and hand-sewed barbie clothes (if we did actual clothes it'd be a waste of fabric and take too long) and then we ended the day with a movie and fell asleep. The next day we went to church then after church we went to Jason's Deli and we all got soup and salad. I got chicken chili, C.C got french onion soup, and our friend got Seafood gumbo. The french onion soup was waaaaaaaaaaaaay too salty so she had to trade it for seafood gumbo. After we had Jason's free ice cream and then went home. After we got home we were just lounging around and then not too long after she got picked up.
(more pics coming soon)
Fall is starting supposedly, 28th of September I see
That is, for Canada and United States
But who should set such dates?
I say the fall is here when the leaves start to die
And all the cold breeze starts to blow them down
When they all are heading to the ground
Then the children start to run and play
Throwing the leaves high and in the air
And who could forget about the Fall Fair?
Rides, Music, Treats, and Lights
Oh what a sight!
Fall is when Summer waves goodbye
and all the kids with swimming pools cry
for it is getting much to cold to swim
About time to put on jackets before heading to the jungle gym!
But most important of all..
Fall is the season of harvest when the farmers pick their pumpkins
All kinds of foods we eat to live
Farmers have spent many hours perfecting and caring for our food, that they have
God has given them water seeds, and soil
Which they use! That we need!
That is why we give thanks on one very important day
The day we call Thanksgiving
A day when family and friends come together
Feast and Fun going all around
Though some have such fun on this day they do it just for tradition
Forgetting about the real reason
Look at the blessings all around you
If only shoes on your feet
Though life may have it's ups and downs
The sun is sure to come around with a smile for your face
So be Thankful this season and Give God Thanks!
Hi I'm Kelsie, I started blogging Dec-2013
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