Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Menu

I have organized my Thanksgiving Menu! And I made the twice baked potatoes this morning. Tomorrow morning I am going to chop up the celery and onion for the stuffing.


Turkey breast


Cranberry sauce

Twice baked poatoes

Rolla and butter

Green beans wrapped in bacon

Bundt cake (ordered from Nothing Bundt Cake)

Vanilla ice cream

We are planning on going for a hike tomorrow or playing a little family tennis.  We are planning to eat around six. At first I was going to make some pies - then I decided to order dessert! So we could enjoy the day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fall Themed Bracelets - Thanksgiving Party Favors

I started making some Fall themed bracelets for Thanksgiving party favors. These could also be made into napkin rings,

These are so fun to make - I spend the afternoon beading.

Supply List:

Stretch Magic elastic 

Beads in fall colors

One large bead for each bracelet


Clear nail polish


Cut a 10 or 11-inch piece of Stretch Magic and tie an odd bead about one inch onto the end of the string.

Start with the large bead and then add the fall themed beads. remove the odd end bead. When the bracelet is the desired sized tie off several times as close to the big bead as possible.

Add a dab or two of clear nail polish to the knot. Let the nail polish dry. Test the bracelet on your wrist. Then cut the ealastic as  close to the big bead as possible.

I also made some peace sign bracelets.

I was thinking of making some Christmas bracelets and tie them onto packages.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mini Turkeys Made with Hershey Nuggets

These little Turkeys are so easy to make and I had a lot of Hershey nuggets leftover from when I made bats for Halloween and Bibles for religion class.

Supply List:

Hershey nuggets

Brown lunch bags

Brown card stock

Orange card stock

Brown printed scrapbook paper

Orange printed scrapbook paper

Green printed scrapbook paper

1 1/2 inch round punch

2 1/2 inch scalloped punch


Google eyes

Small glue dots

Scotch tape


Lay out your Hershey nuggets.

Cut strips of brown lunch bags - and cut into 1-inch by 3-inch strips and tape around the Hershey nugget.

Punch the brown card stock with the 1 1/2 -inch circle punch. Using small glue dots affix the goo ogle eyes and an orange beak.

Using a loop of scotch tape affix the head to the front of the Hershey nugget.

Cut out the patterned scrapbook paper with the scalloped punch. 

Cut the scalloped circles in half and tape them together in a staggered pattern. Using a tape loop apply the scalloped circles to the back of the Hershey nugget.

These were so simple to make and would be cute on a Thanksgiving table or to bring to the classroom for a little treat.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Indian Corn Candy Party Favor

I love making Thanksgiving treats. And I feel like Thanksgiving is an important holiday and often overlooked. The minute Halloween is over - Christmas decorations are everywhere! I am like Nordstrom - I will not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.

Supply List:

Fall colored Sixlets

Pretzel bags

Brown lunch bags





Fill each pretzel bag about 1/2 way with the sixlets and tie with twine.

Cut lunch bag into 5" square pieces.. Roll the brown lunch bag into a ball and flatten several times.

Cut lunch bag into strips leaving 1/2 inch connected at the bottom of the square.

 Wrap the brown paper around the pretzel bag and tie with an additional piece of twine.

 Tie the tag on and knot the twine. The tags can be store-bought or homemade.

Instead of Sixlets you could use Reese's pieces or fall colored m&m's.


Cream colored card stock

Orange patterned paper

Round punch

Scalloped punch

Double stick tape

Black pen

Hole punch


Punch circles in cream card stock and scalloped circles in an orange pattern scrapbook paper. Add the two circles with some double stick tape. Write on the tag anything about Thanksgiving or being grateful. You could even use these for place cards and write your guests names.

Punch the tags with a hole punch.

Happy Thanksgiving! These would make fun classroom, sports team or neighbor little gifts.