Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spirit Jugs and More

I finally got enough jugs to make our "Spirit Jugs" for Halloween. These were actually very easy to make. After drawing the faces on them, I cut little flaps on the back with an X-acto knife and inserted the clear Christmas lights. The directions called for 50-count, but I put in 20-count and I feel it was enough. Katie's mouth flew open when she first saw them on top of the entertainment center. She seems to really like them.

Colton's Caught A Cold
Both kids have been fairly sniffly since the big change in temperatures recently. Poor Colton's been fairly puny with what I call a low grade temperature of 99.3 degrees. Without drugs, all he wants to do is be held and grunt at everything. We are still trying to get him to talk. A few weeks ago, he would say "Pa-pa" and yesterday I got him to saying "bye-bye." So, there is hope yet.

This afternoon, I was so hoping Colton's temp would come down to normal and he would be feeling better after his nap.  No can do. So poor Peggy came to the rescue.  I really didn't want Katie to miss a day of ballet and I didn't feel Colton would do well waiting for sissy to get finished practicing.  Peggy was sweet enough to stay with him, while we were gone.  Thank goodness Colton took a long enough nap, in order for me to cook a huge pot of chili for supper.  As a thank you, I gave her and Millard a nice bowl full for tonight's supper and tomorrow's lunch.  She ate a bowl before she left this evening.  She seems to like my chili.  On top of Colton not feeling well, his humidifier was giving me fits.  Doug came to the rescue when he got home from work.  Things are always so simple for him.  He said all he had to do was reset it.  Ugh!  That's all.  I'm so hoping baby Colton will sleep better tonight than he did last night.  Bless his heart, I kept hearing him coughing and sneezing in the middle of the night.  It's just a thought, but I'm afraid he and Katie definitely have my genes.  I noticed the other day the beautiful golden rod and rag weed's a bloomin'.  I've been sneezing and coughing (scratchy throat) myself, but that's because of the WEEDS bloomin'.  Of course, the dust in the DRY air doesn't help either.  My poor babies!  I feel for 'em. 

Picture Special
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Very Busy Month
The month of October is very busy for me.  I promised Katie that we would stop by the German Festival aka "Oktoberfest" this coming weekend.  When my nieces and nephews were little, they always loved going to the festival because of all the games, cake walks, jumping in the bounce house and etc.  I think Katie will enjoy it.  I also promised Katie that we would go through the Col. Kullmann museum.  For some odd reason, she really enjoys looking at everything in this museum.  Plus, we can't forget the famous "Haystack People."  The Haystack People marks the first day of Fall.  I'm hoping to get a few Fall pictures made this weekend as well.

Katie's class has a field trip to the zoo planned soon.  I am the "Field Trip Mom."  LOL!  I got my list the other day with all suggestions and phone numbers to contact parents.  As of this afternoon, I got everything lined up and organized.  You never know what will happen, when it comes down to it.

The school has a Fall Festival with loads of games, inflatables, and other fun lined up in the next couple of weeks.  Each class was responsible for their own gift basket to be auctioned off during the festival.  Our class' basket theme is "Christmas".  I've heard that it's got some really neat stuff in it.  I didn't sign up to help out just yet because it is scheduled during Katie's ballet class.  We'll have to wait and see because I have enough chaos in the evenings. 

Katie is invited to one of her friends' birthday party.  She is so excited because we don't get to see this friend that much and they will be having it at the local Gymnastics center, which means inflatables and tumbling mats.  YAY!  Katie went to a birthday party last year at this very place and loved it.  I've asked her if she would like to give ballet a break for awhile and take gymnastics.  Nope, she won't do it.  She loves her ballet!

Our Sunday School class has agreed to sponsor a birthday party for a local nursing home for 6 people (3 men and 3 ladies).  I get to go around and help gather up a few items to make someone's birthday special.  It is such a blessing to do something special like this, I just get all getty.

Lastly, I need to get ready for Halloween.  Our church has decided to have a Fall Festival again this year.  So, I've got to get lots of candy for the many booths.  Colton and Katie have their costumes for this year.  They tried them on the other day just to make sure they still fit.  Colton will be a pumpkin and I'm not too convinced that his stem hat will stay on.  He has his daddy's head after all.  Poor baby!  LOL!  Katie will be Thumbelina and looks fairy-ulous.

Great Finds
I've always had oily hair, so I hardly ever put moisturizer or conditioner in my hair.  Well like most women, my hormones have done some tricky things to me these past couple of years.  Especially after giving birth to my son, my hair has felt very dry (like hay) on the ends.  I've already been struggling with Katie's hair because hers is more dry and has lots of body in it.  These are things I'm not familiar with or have ever had to deal with. So like all hair issues, I went to my hair genie, Theresa.  She may have a sign above her station in the salon that she works, which reads: ". . . I can't create miracles."  Well, I think she can make miracles happen.  As soon as I told her my dilemma and all she said was "cyclicone" for hair.  She told me to get any hair product with the ingredient cyclicone.  Just apply a little on the ends of your hair and comb through.  I purchased Biosilk from Biolage hair products. 


Wow!  After towel drying my hair in the mornings, getting out of the shower, my hair is like a huge rat's nest.  As soon as I apply a small dab to the ends of my hair and pick it through, it calms down immediately.  The same thing for Katie's hair.  We've gone from tears (both me and her) to smiling faces and singing. 

Christmas Around The Corner
Can you believe there are only 85 days til Christmas? 
I know you probably don't want to hear about Christmas or thinking about Christmas shopping right now.  The only Christmas shopping I've done so far this year has been for Katie.  I've bought a few things for her just because I've stumbled across the items and it screams out KATIE.  Of course, I've mentioned the "Pinkalicious" doll from Walmart.  I think she will love it!  Now they have the "Fancy Nancy miniature dolls for $12 in stock, which I thought would make a great stocking stuffer.  Well, the other day I had to get Colton some new shoes (size 5 now).  I passed by the toy department on my way to the Halloween department and noticed this Angelina Ballerina doll . . .

I think she is adorable and I know Katie would love her because she is a big "Angelina Ballerina" fan. Then, I noticed the small (like Polly Pocket size) Angelina Ballerina playsets, including the dolls. PERFECT! I can't show you a picture because the ones I saved from Target doesn't want to show up, must be a security measure. Anyway, you'll have to go to Target's website in order to see the playsets HERE!!!!!!

I have a few ideas for Colton, but I haven't purchased anything yet.  He's main love it BALLS and I'm sorry, but there are enough footballs, baseballs, basketballs, large balls, small balls, super bouncy balls, and softballs with ball pit in our house.  NO MORE BALLS!  He also likes cars, trucks, and along that line.  I'm thinking about getting one of the "Chuck" playsets to go along with his Chuck vehicles.  He likes his jumbo Legos, so I thought about getting him more Legos.  This past week, he has shown interest in puzzles.  I've had a couple of Katie's old peg top puzzles out for him to play with, but received nothing.  So, they have been just laying in the entertainment center waiting for him to come play.  Well, Monday he decided to show some interest.  Once I showed him where to put them, he grasped ahold of it pretty good.  Now, he likes to take his puzzles apart and put back together, with help of course.   

Mirya

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

We've Got SPIDERS!!!!!!

It looks like we are making a new Arachnophobia movie around here, there are so many black spiders every where. LOL! Normally, I can't stand spiders along with any creepy crawly creature. Around me, their lifespand isn't very long.

When I made our Black Widow Spider, above, I didn't go by any directions. I just went by what I thought. HAHA! Trial and error.

To create, you'll need:
1 medium sized styrofoam ball
Black spray paint
Red Acrylic paint
Small paint brush
Fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners
2" Black Pom, Pom

Directions:
Outside, lay a piece of plastic down on the ground (to protect your floor/ground). Spray paint the styrofoam ball black. Don't get too close to the ball and don't spray lots of paint in one focus point. Or you'll end up with this problem.
The lacquer in the spray paint, apparently ate away at the styrofoam. Oops! Like I said, trial and error.

Instead, make nice even coats. You may have to apply a second coat. The spray paint on the ball dried really shiny, which I like the effect. Once finished, make sure it dries completely.

Practice painting an hour glass on a piece of cardboard or a damaged styrofoam ball from spraying too much spray paint on one side. LOL! Once you get the desired size, I liked the big hour glass the best ~ SCARY, paint it on the ball with the red acrylic paint. Allow it to dry completely.

Next, hot glue the pom pom and fuzzy sticks onto the body to form the head and legs. See picture for an example. Once they are dried, bend the legs.

I took a long needle and upholstery thread and pulled the thread through the dried hot glue and legs, tied it into a knot and strung {is that a word} it up on a nail. I adjusted the back legs to make it look like the spider was coming down from the ceiling to grab her next victim. HAHA!

Pom-Pom Googly Spiders

Katie absolutely loves these little creatures and they are so fun to make. Unfortunately, this is mostly an adult craft as well, but they have some much character.

I didn't have any directions to go by, but I've seen them some where when I was a child. They are pretty much universal (their every where!).

To create, you'll need:
2" Black Pom-Poms
Fuzzy sticks
Googly eggs (size: .4")
Wire cutters

Directions:
I folded two fuzzy sticks in half and cut them with the wire cutter to make 4 smaller fuzzy sticks. Eventually, these sticks will look like 8 spider legs. Twist all 4 sticks twice.

Hot glue a pom pom on the twisted sticks. This forms a body onto 8 legs.

Glue 2 eyes onto the pom pom body.

Lastly, bend the legs to give them character.

Very simple!

Katie has already named them!



Mirya

eBay Auction

Well 5 1/2 hours later, I finally got all 9 outfits posted on eBay. They are up for auction, so take advantage. You better hurry though because there are only 7 days to bid on these items. I'm really going to miss a few of them. I've got lots of memories, but thank goodness for a camera because I've got loads of pictures. My auction direct link is HERE: Katie's Clothes up for auction on eBay



Mirya

Friday, September 24, 2010

Praise Report

I have a couple praise reports to pass along to you this Friday night.

I've asked for your prayers for my niece, Liz. She's been having problems (physical) and had to go through a tough ordeal to search for answers. Well praise God, her pain has gone away. Doctors went ahead and did the procedure and it went well, but she hasn't had any pain since then. The dear Lord heard the prayers and granted his mercy on her. Please continue to lift her up in prayer. Thank you!

My friend, D, with colon cancer got some great news this week. Her doctor reported that the treatments worked and the polyp has shrunk. Of course, we know it was because of the grace and power of our Lord God that shrunk the polyp. What a Big and Mighty God we serve! She is to go back next month to review all test results and the doctor should easily remove the polyp without any problems. Thank you so much for all your prayers! God is TRULY GREAT.

Mirya

Katie's Progress

We received Katie's first Progress Report the other day. Mrs. M didn't tell me anything that I already knew. She is doing good in school. The only area where she needs work is still her letter recognition and rhyming words. Bottomline, Katie has trouble paying attention. She gets in a hurry because all she wants to focus on is playing, which is to be expected at this age. You have to make sure to get her full attention before asking her any questions or showing her anything. Of course, I would never hear this from Mrs. M.

The report shows she knows 17 out of 26 letters. We have been working on the letter recognition by using flash cards most everyday. When I go over them with Katie, she knows all the letters except for 2 or 3. We go over upper and lower cases.

According to the report, she got 5 out of 10 words incorrect when rhyming. She has some trouble with rhyming words. She gets confused between the same sound at the beginning of words and rhyming words.  She thinks stink and sit rhymes because it has the same first letters.  We're working on it though.

Guess what social development she has trouble with in class? Listening! Listening! Now who would have guessed that. LOL! Mrs. M wrote on the report a note that reads: "Occasionally, I have to speak to Katie about listening a little better." So, guess what? Doug and I both had the same talk to her when we read the report. People laugh at me when I refer to Katie, when she's not listening, as being in Katieland. She drifts off into her own little world until I have to wake her up, back into the real world.

Mirya

Cleaning Out

As you know, I've been cleaning out closets and our storage building.  Was able to pass down 4 garbage bags full of clothes to other moms with small children and expecting mommies.  The clothes they didn't get and clothes I can't wear anymore went to a local center for the homeless and needy.  I have a few nice dresses and outfits, I'm hoping to get something out of them.  Today, I finished getting them ready to list on eBay.  Take a look.  If you're interested, I'll let you know when they will be listed for auction. 

Bonnie Jean Corduroy jumper dress ~ Size 5

Colton, of course, helping me out

New with Tags ~ Bama Cheerleader dress ~ Size 4  ~ I hate it that Katie never got to wear this, but she went through a huge growth spurt at during the time

Rosalina Football Smocked Dress ~ Crimson Red, White gingham ~ Gray megaphones & football ~ Great for a Bama football fan ~ Size 3T

Bonnie Jean Navy Corduroy jumper dress ~ green frogs with red hair bows ~ Size 2T 

2 Piece Bama Cheerleader Dress ~ Size 4

Rare Edition Scottish Terrier and Apple Corduroy Jumper Dress ~ Size 2T

Gymboree Autumn Polka Dot Jumper Dress ~ Size 5

Smartie Britches 2 piece Autumn Outfit ~ Size 4 ~ Would be great for Fall pictures ~ I absolutely LOVED this outfit ~ but this is when Katie went through her growth spurt, so she didn't get to wear it much

Chantily Place Green Corduroy Butterfly jumper ~ Size 3T

I started to put this costume on the market, but Peggy talked me out of it.  It was Colton's 1st Halloween and I just think it's precious.  I might decide to sale it later, I don't know.

I put lots of things back for my nieces and nephews to use, if they decide to start their families.  I packed away the first coming home and special outfits up for Katie and Colton. 

I've been one busy little bee and the storage building doesn't look so packed anymore.  I did my annual spraying for bugs.  Did a little reorganizing, to make more room and swept it out.  Looks nice and clean.  It's too bad I didn't loose any weight doing it.  HAHA!  You would think as much sweat that poured out of me for the past few days, out in the 90 degree heat and inside a building for several hours, that I would have lost at least 10 pounds.  LOL! 

I went to Belk and picked up a few Fall/Winter outfits and dresses that Katie could wear both to school and church (leggings).  I can't believe how much she has grown, she wears a size 6 in most clothes.  Yesterday, I had to take back a couple of outfits because they were too small (size 6) across the shoulders and get them in a 6X.  She hasn't tried them on yet, but I hope they fit because they are really cute.

I've needed a new comforter for our King size bed.  I love our King size bed, but hate paying the price for the comforter, bedskirt, shams and sheet sets.  Pricey, pricey.  I knew Belk was having a sale on select items for bedding.  I decided to get a bed spread instead of the comforter this time around.  I really like it and it's not so big and bulky.  Well picking out the matching shams to go with the bed spread, I had a brain fart.  I thought I double checked everything at the cashier, but a standard size sham slipped past me.  I thought I got two king size sham, instead I grabbed a king size and standard size shams.  I didn't realize it until I was putting the king size pillow stuffer inside the shams and the pillow wouldn't fit.  Ugh!  I blame it on the lack of sleep lately.  The bad news, I had already thrown away the bag and paper the sham came in.  Oh well!  I guess I've got to make another trip to Belk and get another King Size Sham.   


Mirya

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all!

I've got lots and lots going on right now. That's why you haven't heard from me recently. I'll have tons to post about in days to come. I just wanted to FINALLY wish everyone a very . . .
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!
I love it! Of course, this is probably one of the warmest first days of Fall I've ever experienced. The temps are still around the middle to upper 90s with a high high humdity. If I had to guess, I would think the heat index today was close to 100 degrees. So hot! God willing, according to our local forecast, things are going to be changing around here very soon. We haven't had a good rain in at least two weeks, so everything is wilted, brown and dying off fast. We have a good chance of showers Saturday and Sunday. Cooler temps (mid 80s) are supposed to arrive on Sunday and it looks good the rest of the week. YAY! The 80s and 70s are very welcome to come and visit.

Like I said earlier, I'm currently working on a lot of different projects. Peggy and Millard kept Colton for the day. They enjoy taking the kids from time to time and spend the day together. Meanwhile, it helps me out tremendously. I got so much accomplished in one day that would probably take me two to three days with the children. I've worked really hard and I'm wore slap out, but it was so much fun.

Aren't you excited to find out what I've been up to now? You'll just have to wait darlin's.

Mirya

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Gummy Situation


How To Get Gum Out
I had a problem with gum in Katie's hair a while back and I posted about it, but forgot to link the post under an easy tab or label.

How To Get Gum Out Of Hair
Anything slippery like cooking oil or peanut butter works well. The only thing to remember is when washing the substance out of your hair, be sure to wash with shampoo that doesn't contain moisturizer in it. This just makes the oil feeling worse.

How To Get Gum Out of Clothing
About a month ago, she got gum all over her brand new Ariel night gown. What is it with her and gum getting all over her? Afraid that I might ruin her new gown with cooking oil, I tried freezing it in the deep freeze first. It didn't work, so I froze the gown for 3 days and still nothing. It was some tough gum. Knowing the gown would be ruined anyway, I decided to rub a little olive oil on it. It didn't take much effort before the gum was gone. I put the gown on a regular cycle in the washing machine and it washed all the oil out. Spotless! I recommend this treatment to any of your gum problems.
Mirya

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Fair's In Town

I've never really been the kind of person that just can't wait to go to the fair. It's a tradition for a lot of people, but they just seem so dirty and unsafe to me. I mean, have you seen some of the people that run these over night death traps. The last time, I went to a fair was when Doug and I were first married. We decided to take the chance and check it out. I wanted some cotton candy and he wanted a candied apple. Well the cotton candy filled maybe 1/3 of the bag and the apple had a really bad spot on it. I did enjoy viewing the exhibits from local folks, but that's pretty much it.

About a week ago, Katie brought home her free pass to the fair this coming week. She asked me if we could go. I told her that I would rather us do something different, but fun. I have no idea what we'll do, but I'd do just about anything to avoid the county fair. I would rather us go to Six Flags than go to a county fair. She didn't fuss about not going, we'll see how it goes this week.

Today, Katie had the opportunity to go to her first fair parade in town. Doug reminded me as Katie and myself were heading out the door. I wanted to stop off at a couple of places before we went to Walmart. When we finished, I began noticing people parking and lining up the sidewalks with their chairs, umbrellas and coolers along the main strip. It wasn't even noon and the parade didn't start until 2PM. I asked Katie, if she would be interested in watching the parade. Not really knowing what to expect, she agreed, but first we needed some food in our bodies. We stopped off at our favorite sandwich place, but it was so packed that I couldn't find a table open to sit down. So, we made our way to DQ to see how crowded they were. Would you believe we found a spot by the window, exactly where the parade would be coming down the road? Jackpot! Katie ran into a couple of school friends, while we were inside the restaurant. I figured we would stay inside, because it was smoldering outside, and watch the parade make it's way down. Nope! Katie was tired of sitting. After she had to go hug "A's" neck, we were out the door looking for a spot to claim by the street. Oh my gosh! We stayed out there, watching the parade come through for well over an hour and there were still people and floats coming. At that time, Katie and I both agreed to call it quits and head for the air conditioning at Walmart.  LOL!  Our faces were red as beets and I have sandal marks (sunburn) on my feet.








I think the limelight of the whole event for Katie was that she got to see characters from "The Toy Story 3" movie and grabbing candy off the streets that were thrown out. I was getting nervous about a few of the children, getting out in the street too far.  I don't know where their parents were, but Katie kept wanting to follow the bigger kids out in the street.  I'd have to grab her shirt and pull her back to the sidewalk.  At first, she was getting a little upset with me, but after I explained about kids getting run over by floats or band members, she didn't say anything more.  It was so hot that some of her candy, tootsie rolls, were getting a little soft. As soon as we got home, I told her put her sack straight into the fridge to harden up that candy, so she can eat it. You talk about being bushed.  We were dead on our feet when we finally made it back home.  Ugh!  So tired.  I did get a lot accomplished and that's what matters. 


Mirya

Fantastic Party Ideas and Lots of Pinkalicious Fun


Who has seen the new "Pinkalicious" toys at Walmart? Me, me, me! {raising my hand} Katie has been a fan of the "Pinkalicious" books for a couple of years now. We own the following "Pinkalicious" books: Pinkalicious, Purplilicious, Goldilicious and Pinkalicious, Tickled Pink. She loves them all, but I think her favorite will always be "Pinkalicious." She loves the fact that Pinkalicious turns pink from eating all the cupcakes. Katie wishes she could turn pink as well.

Santa has been shopping early, while supplies last

I say this because The Celebration Shoppe posted a great "Pinkalicious" Birthday Party.  It is precious!  I love finding out how she got all the ideas.  If Katie's birthday wasn't so far out in the future, I would love to propose the idea to Katiebug. 



Cookies are from The Cookie Jar

Think Pinkalicious has some fun printables, games and other activities for your little "Pinkalicious."  I plan on printing out the activities for Katie.  She loves for me to give her print outs like this, she says that they are a lot of fun. 

I also found HarperCollins Children's Books website has several great online and printable activites for your storybook readers. I haven't had the opportunity to show it to Katie yet.  She will think that it was Christmas with all the fun games and activities, she could do. 

Sweet Bambinos that The Celebration Shoppe featured on her Pinkalicious post, got a lot of her party supplies and gifts from a few neat shops, including The Celebration Shoppe.  I really liked a couple of the places, purchased from like Bday Bears and Halo Heaven, which has some very reasonable priced costume accessories such as tutus, wings, halos, wands, etc. The next princess or costume party I host, I will definitely be going here first. As much as Katie loves to play dress up, I'm tempted to get her some tutus and wings to replace the items she out grows. Really neat website. Check out Sweet Bambinos blog to get additional ideas and vendor information. 

Sweet Bambinos created the cutest tier trays for her Pinkalicious party.  I suppose you could find a lot of the items at a General Dollar or Family Dollar store.  She basically purchased mix-matched candlestick holders and bowls or platters, spray painted them (first with a primer and then desired color) and glued them together to either make a tier serving tray or individual as shown in the pictures.  Check out her website for more information.  Currently, I stack my cake stands if I need a tier, but this idea sounds less breakable.  LOL! 


Mirya

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gettin' Stuff Done

Colton Update
He is such a little booger these days. He is definitely keeping his nickname "Flash" 'cause this child is everywhere within seconds. He absolutely wears me completely out.

It's amazing how much he catches on to what I'm saying, but won't talk. It's funny, you ask him a question and he shakes his head up and down for "yes" and side to side for "no." Tonight, I asked him if he was ready to go to bed. He looked up at me so serious (passy in mouth) and shook his head "no." He is a character. I'll have to make a video soon because it is so hard to put on paper (type) the funny things he does. He is showing more love than he has been. Of course, you had better watch out for the incoming (head butt).

I've never seen him react to other small children, his age, until today.  Allison and her baby girls came by to visit.  Oh my goodness.  I don't think Colton really knew what to do.  I think he wanted to hold "A" or hug her, but didn't know how to go about it.  He took up to Allison right off the bat.  Bless her heart, she was holding him and "A" at the same time.  Colton and A are about three months apart.  Me holding A, you could definitely tell the difference in the weight.  Colton is so much heavier than A.  She is such a petite little thing.  She reminded me a little of Katie.  Katie was such a little bitty thing until she turned 2 years old.  It seemed like over night, a light switch went on with her appetite.  We were so glad to see them again.

Cleaning Out The Storage Building
For the past couple of days, I've been one busy momma.  I'm in need of some plastic boxes to organize and store clothes and toys.  Well, I probably have more plastic boxes in stock inside my building than on Walmart's shelves.  LOL!  Unfortunately, they are all full of the clothes I tried to sell this past May.  I had hoped to get out there soon and take some of the clothes to our local charity organization.  The Summer's heat has kept me beat down to where I never got to do this job.  Recently, the humidity has been fairly decent, so I've taken the opportunity to get this task knocked out.  Shew!  For me to have sold quite a bit of girls and boys clothes this past Spring, I sure have got a whole lot of clothes still left to give away.  I was so glad to have found several coats and jackets to give to charity because I know they will need them this Winter.  I'll be so glad to get a lot of things out of the building.  There will be so much room left, it will be great. 

Fall Cookie Idea
I love Scarecrows!  I just think they are so cute and sweet.  I smile as soon as I see a sweet welcoming smiling faced scarecrow.  Katie has a life sized scarecrow named "Daisy."  She gets real sad when I have to pack her up after Thanksgiving is over.  The Celebration Shoppe has a cute scarecrow cookie pop idea for us scarecrow lovers to make this Autumn.  I think they are adorable.  Check them out.
The Celebration Shoppe got the idea from Skip To My Lou, which is another great blogger that I like to keep in touch from time to time.  Skip To My Lou got the idea from Disney's Family Fun Magazine, which is closely becoming my favorite websites ever. 



Above is the original ideal scarecrow cookie from Family Fun Magazine

Scarecrow Cookie Recipe
What You Need:
Cookies (ours were about 2 1/2 inches in diameter)

White frosting
Assorted sugar wafers (ours were about 2 1/2 inches long)
Candy corn
Mini chocolate chips
Bran cereal (we used Kellogg's All-Bran Extra Fiber)
Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions:
Frost the top of each cookie.


Cut a sugar wafer in half. Add a dollop of frosting to the top edge of the cookie and stick a wafer half to it for a hat top, as shown.


Place a whole sugar wafer just below the hat top for a brim. Use a little more frosting to decorate it with slices of candy corn or mini chocolate chips.


Press pieces of bran cereal hair into the frosting around the hat.

For the face, press on a candy corn nose, mini chocolate chip eyes, and a chocolate sprinkle stitched mouth.

I hope to have a chance to make a few of these this Autumn.  

Mirya