12.27.2012

Country Supper

This recipe is another one of my momma's, and is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day. It's long been my best friend Krystal's favorite dish, and she requests it every time she comes down from out of state for a visit. It's a one-skillet meal, easy to prepare and is flexible enough that it has tons of variations (different veggies, using chicken instead of sausage, etc.) I usually prepare mine with broccoli, however I didn't have any tonight so I substituted sugar snap peas instead. It was still delish! I hope you enjoy!



What You'll Need:
1 Polish Kielbasa sausage, sliced into bite size pieces
1/2 cups chopped onion
2 tbs. olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen sugar snap peas (or other veggie, such as broccoli)
3 cups hot water
1/3 cup milk
1 box Au Gratin Potatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation:
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage and onion in olive oil. Add the hot water, milk, powdered cheese and potatoes (from Au Gratin box). Cook and stir until boiling. Add chopped carrots, cover and cook 10 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. Add sugar snap peas, cover, cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Top with cheese, reduce heat and cover to allow cheese to melt.

Click below to download and print this recipe!

Country Supper

12.13.2012

Starbucks Giveaway {Winner Announced}

The Starbucks gift card giveaway was a great success! I'm so appreciative to all that entered, and glad to have the chance to get to know all of you. With that being said, I've chosen Random.org to select the (random) lucky winner of the $10 Starbucks gift card!

And the winner is........



Congratulations, Ashleigh! I'll be contacting you soon so you can claim your gift card!

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered my Starbucks Gift Card giveaway! I love all of my readers, and it is all of YOU that continue to inspire me to write each and every day. YOU'RE THE BEST! That's why you deserve coffee...or lattes...or chocolate chip cookies! Thanks, lovlies!





12.10.2012

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

We had the first of many Christmas get-togethers this weekend, and since we were hosting, we decided to do brunch in place of a traditional Christmas dinner. I tried many new recipes, but this one was the biggest hit by far. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm in love. I'd tell you I've been eating leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner ever since, but that may make me sound like a weirdo. ;)

And the best part about this recipe? You make it ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. This gives the same affect to the English muffins as it would with a bread pudding, and everything just kind of collides in a beautiful mess of the-best-thing-that-ever-hit-your-taste-buds. Long story short, this recipe is the perfect ratio of fluffy eggs, perfectly seasoned sausage, soft, buttery English muffins,  and melty cheese. YUM!



What you'll need:

3-5 English muffins, split
2 TBS. butter
1 Pound bulk sausage, crumbled, cooked, and drained on paper towels (you can use regular, or half regular and half spicy depending on your taste preference - I used Jimmy Dean Country Mild)
7 oz. can chopped green chiles, drained
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1¼ cups Sour Cream
12 eggs

Spray a 9"x13" casserole dish with cooking spray. Split English muffins in half and butter the inside of each slice. Lay slices buttered side down in casserole dish, covering the bottom of the dish. (Break up an extra English muffin to fill in gaps if need be). 

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until combined. Add sour cream, whisking until combined. There may be some lumps at this point, but after a minute or so of whisking everything should combine just fine. 

On top of English muffins, layer half of the sausage, half of the green chiles and half of the cheese. Pour entire egg mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle remaining sausage, chiles and cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 

In the morning, remove casserole from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Allow to rest for  10-15 minutes before serving. 

Download and print this recipe below!
Sausage, Egg, ad Cheese Breakfast Casserole

12.07.2012

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12.06.2012

Super Simple Skillet Lasagna

Can we have a moment of total honesty? Ok, good. I've never...ever... made lasagna before. *gasp* I've never even tried. And let me tell ya - I love me some lasagna. I've always looked up to a woman who can prepare the perfect lasagna, but the process looks long and I just picture myself spending hours preparing a gorgeous lasagna just to have it fall apart into a goopy mess when I cut into it. Lasagna...well, it intimidates me.

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of recipes around for Skillet Lasagna, and they all look so dang good. I figured this would probably be my safest option, so I started scouring the internet for the perfect one. They all looked amazing - but I had this picture in my head of how easy this process needed to be. I didn't want to add eggs to the ricotta, cook the noodles, drain the noodles, add the noodles and still have another 20 minutes 'til meal time.  I'm more of a "one-pot meal" kinda girl. Or maybe you could call me a "dump-everything-in-a-pan-and-pray-it-turns-out-well kinda girl. Either way, I decided to wing it. And folks, it turned out soooo well. It may not *look* as pretty as classic lasagna, but it is every bit as decadent. It's simple, saucy, cheesy, ooey, gooey, and just...well, heavenly. *sigh*



What You'll Need:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I like Ragu Chunky Garden Veggie)
1/2 cup water, divided
5-6 no-boil lasagna noodles, broken in half
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation: 
Season and brown ground beef and onions over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add 1/4 cup of water and 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce to skillet. Stir to combine. Layer half of the lasagna noodles and top with another 1/3 of spaghetti sauce. Layer the rest of the lasagna noodles. Pour remaining water into spaghetti sauce jar and swirl around, then pour over the top of noodles, being careful to cover all surfaces. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Evenly dollop ricotta cheese and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Cover and continue simmering until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

I'm already looking forward to leftovers for tomorrow's lunch! Download and print this recipe below!
Super Simple Skillet Lasagna


'Tis the Season


We decorated for Christmas last week. Have I mentioned yet that I love Christmas? Well in case you missed it the first time, I love Christmas. By July I'm making a list of everyone I need to buy for, setting a budget, and planning out which goodies we're going to bake. In late September, as the weather starts to get chilly and fall rolls in, I start itching to get my Christmas bins (all twelve of them, heh heh heh) out of storage and start rummaging through them. I manage to hold off, though, because  I like to stop and enjoy each holiday as it comes. I'm not the one who start decorating for Christmas the day before Halloween, but once Thanksgiving comes and goes, it's on.

Like many others, I feel that Christmas has been over-commercialized, over-sold, and the hype around material goods can easily take away from it's magic - but only if you let it. My reasons for loving Christmas don't come from any of those things. I don't go crazy with excitement over receiving and opening presents (although I do love giving them and watching others open). Christmas to me is about Christ, His love, our love for one another - and sharing and celebrating that. 

Christmas-time is very sentimental to me in other ways, too. Dusty and I fell in love over Christmas. During this season of spirit, generosity, and giving, I got one of the greatest gifts - someone who not only loves me so very deeply, but also walks by faith in Christ.

Dusty and I met in October of 2007, at a Halloween party. We had great conversation and lots of laughs, and for the next few weeks we talked on the phone for hours every night. I kept wondering if this guy was ever going to ask me out on a date! So, finally after about three weeks of waiting, I asked him out. Of course he said yes (he was just too shy to ask), but he wanted to plan (and surprise me) with the details of what we would be doing.

By the end of that (amazing) first date, it was like my soul was overcome with a peaceful feeling. Looking back now, I realize that I already knew that this man was going to take me somewhere beautiful in my life. I knew I never wanted to be without him, and from that moment on we were completely inseparable. 

By the time early December rolled around, we were crazy about each other. We would sit and talk for hours, laugh, and just be silly. This gave us an amazing foundation of friendship that is incomparable to any other relationship I've ever experienced. It wasn't about a physical attraction (although it was definitely there!) - we talked about the deep stuff. We had both been through a lot of hardships and pain in the recent years, which gave us a deep understanding of each other and only strengthened our bond. I found out that Dusty had nearly stopped celebrating Christmas all together. He hadn't even put up a tree the past few years because he was in such a dark place. It made me incredibly sad that this  wonderful man, who had so much life and kindness in his heart, had nearly stopped believing in the magic of Christmas altogether. 

Then one evening, as I showed up at his door, he announced with the biggest smile I've ever seen that he had a surprise for me. I didn't know my way around his neck of the woods, so I had no clue where we were going or what we could possibly be doing. After what seemed like forever, we pulled off the road and into a parking lot. I looked at him with curiosity as he pointed behind us. I hadn't been paying attention as we'd passed it, but it was right then that I realized there was a huge billboard that read "Kiser's Christmas Trees". And there they were - there were hundreds of them. 

I could hardly contain my excitement as we walked hand in hand looking for the perfect tree. We found one, loaded it up and headed back to his house to set it up. It was short, stout, and extremely cock-eyed, but it was ours, and it was perfect. We strung the one strand of lights we had, but we didn't have any ornaments. I took the Christmas tree tag, wrote our names and the year, and hung it by it's twist tie onto our tree. It was our only ornament, but  I remember so vividly as we stood together and looked at our tree exactly how full my heart was that night. We sat by the tree, a fire in the fireplace, just talking. He kissed my forehead, and all at once I knew what this meant to him - it meant Christmas was worth celebrating again. I also knew what it meant for me - I was in love with this amazing man. 

To this day, we still have that tree tag, and it is proudly displayed on our tree every single year. This is why I look forward to Christmas. Christ's love is amazing. It brought me a beautiful daughter, and then to the man who is my forever and is the best Daddy to our daughter. 

Decorating the tree has become such a wonderful way to not only celebrate Christ's love for us, but also our love as husband and wife and our love as a family. 

Here's a picture of our family tree, compete with Kenzie's many hand made ornaments, both mine and Mackenzie's "Baby's First Christmas" ornaments, and yes, that beloved tree tag.



Mine - 1984                                                 Kenzie - 2002
We also have a decorative tree in our living room, which has more "grown up" ornaments and a rustic theme.



I hope this Christmas fills you with the spirit of the season this year just as it has me. Merry Christmas.

12.05.2012

50 Cheerful Christmas Crafts



It's that time of year again! Time for CHRISTMAS! Christmas crafts, Christmas decorating, Christmas baking....I love it all. I look forward to (and plan for) it all year - it's like a crafter's paradise. Here's some Christmas crafts to get your holiday cheer juices flowing. I think I just died of cute and went to crafter's heaven.





                                                1. Baby Sock Advent Calendar          2. Candy Cane Mice         

                                                3. Christmas Cookies in a Jar            4.  Button Snowman Cards               

                                                5. Card Garland                               6. Christmas Flower Gift
                     
                                                7. Citrus Slice Ornaments                 8. Cookie Cutter Ornaments




                                                     9.  Cozy Tea Holder               10. Doorknob Stockings

                                                    11. Embellished Tea Towel      12. Felt Christmas Theme Ornaments
                                                    13. Felt Holly Corsage             14. Felt Purse

                                                    15. Festive Envelopes              16. Framed Inspirational Sentiment



                                                17. Garland Trick                      18. Gift Monograms
                               
                                                19. Gumdrop Pops                    20. Handmade Santa Pillow     
                       
                                                21. Holly Leaf Place Cards         22. Holiday Cookie Mailing Tubes

                                                23. Holiday Coffee Sleeves         24. Holly Napkin Holders


                     
                                            25. Joyful Banner                        26. Mitten Clips

                                            27. Paper Plate Angels                 28. Monogrammed Candle

                                            29. No-sew Holiday Apron           30. Paper Snowflakes 

                                            31. Paper Stars                           32. Peppermint Ornaments



                                         33. Pinup Wreath                                34. Photo Frame Calendar 

                                         35. Poinsettia Blanket                          36.  Pretty Paperweights

                                         37. Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes              38. Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Ornament



                                                39. Snowflake Lights               40. Pretty Pincushion 

                                                41. Snow Globes                     42. Snowflake Tea Towel

                                                43. Sparkling Towels               43. Stamped Sachets



                                       45. Thoughtful Note Card Gift              46. Typewritten Gift Tags

                                       47. Tin Box Organizer                          48. Tinsel Stars

                                       49. Toy Ornaments                             50. Winter Wonderland Candle Trio
                       

There ya have it! I'm totally in love with the No-Sew Holiday Apron, Felt Christmas Theme Ornaments and the Snowflake Lights.Which ones are your favorite?

11.29.2012

24 Days of Christmas Surprises



I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was super cute, so I knew I had to try it out my own version this season. I'm nearly done Christmas shopping, but I have to say this simple and inexpensive 24 Days of Christmas Countdown is the thing I've been most excited about so far this season. I can't wait for Kenzie to get home from school and not only see all of the little gifts under the tree, but to see her face when she finds out they're ALL for her is going to be priceless. Who doesn't love to watch their child's eyes light up as they open something special? Now imagine how excited they would be that they get to open something new every day until Christmas!

Now, I know what you're thinking: 24 days of presents? There's no way that's budget-friendly. But it totally is! You could also do this with multiple children very easily - just pick things that are share-able and stick to activities everyone can do together.

Here's how I did it:

About half of my little surprises were things that we usually do at Christmas anyway, and the rest were free or of little cost. I made a list of as many fun Christmas themed activities I could, with some of the ideas coming from the original blog poster for this idea. Some of the things I chose were making fireplace s'mores, putting on a Christmas play for Mom and Dad, and baking gingerbread cookies for Santa. You could do as many or as few free activities as you'd like depending on your budget, but I did about half and half. I looked up cute clip-art to go along with each activity then printed them out on card stock and put each in an envelope I decorated with leftover wrapping paper.

Christmas activities:

  • Create a Christmas scripture chain (here is the link to the Google Doc, by The Things I Love Most)
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Put on a Christmas Play for Mom & Dad
  • Go shopping for your Secret Santa 
  • Make Christmas playdough (homemade in red & green)
  • Sip hot apple cider by the fire
  • Create snowflake cutouts and decorate the house
  • Homemade hot chocolate  & toast before bed
  • Make fireplace S'mores
  • Go look at Christmas lights
  • Make homemade ornaments (salt dough)
  • Bake Gingerbread cookies for Santa


As for the gifts, here's what I came up with:

  • Mug decorating "kit" (white $ store mugs, Sharpies)
  • 2 Christmas movies (found these in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart)
  • 3 $1 Christmas crafts - (I got mine from A.C. Moore)
  • Red & Green Nail Polish ($1.38 each at Wal-Mart)
  • Gingerbread House (we do this every year, so why not wrap it up? it was on sale for $7)
  • Phineus & Ferb Jell-o Mold & Cherry Jell-O (also on sale at Wal-Mart)
  • Christmas slipper socks ($2.88 at Wal-Mart)
  • Christmas themed Fun Dip ($1)
  • Mini Santa shaped chocolates ($1)

I was so excited to get wrapping that I got dumb and forgot to take pictures of all of it unwrapped! Oops. Once I had everything laid out, I numbered each item 1-24. We're a busy family so I even went an extra step and looked at a calendar to make sure the more time-consuming things fall on a weekend if it's before Winter Break for school (such as decorating the ginger bread house). I used the activity  "make a Christmas scripture chain" for Dec. 1, since there are 25 bible verses, one for each day leading up to Christmas.




Can you find the number on the penguin package? 




For the Christmas activities, I simply cut them from the printed card stock and stuck them in some envelopes I'd decorated and numbered with leftover wrapping paper. Some of the gifts I wrapped and others are in bags. The gift bags I got at A.C. Moore 3/$1 and the lunch-sack type bags I got for $0.25/each at Wal-Mart. The numbers are just extra wrapping paper taped to the bags/gifts with a square of card stock that I decorated and numbered. Once I was finished, I put the gifts under the tree and nestled the envelopes within the branches.

One of the things I love most about this project is that you can be as creative or a simple as you'd like. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did, and I hope your kiddos love it, too!

P.S. Click below to download and print the Christmas activities list. :)
Christmas Fun

11.28.2012

Goodbye is Never Easy

Today we said goodbye to our sweet Dixie. She gave Dusty 15 wonderful years of love and loyalty, and we couldn't have asked for a better furbaby to love. My heart will forever have a space reserved just for her. We love you so much sweet girl. ♥




“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” - Hilary Stanton Zunin

Dixie-girl, you were well worth the risk. 

11.06.2012

Thirty Days of Thanks - Day Six


Today, on Election day, I'm thankful for our freedom as a country. I'm thankful for those who have fought, those who are still fighting, and those who have died for that freedom. I'm thankful that as I woman I have a say in this country's future with a right to vote. I'm honored to call the United States of America my home, and that we are "One nation, under God, indivisible - with liberty and justice for all."



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11.05.2012

Thirty Days of Thanks - Day Five


Today I'm thankful for my dad. He's worked hard for as long as I can remember to ensure he could give us everything he possibly could, making sacrifices most would be unwilling to make in order to provide for us. He always has a joke to tell, and his impersonations are gut-achingly hilarious. Thanks Dad, for the life you've provided for us and for always keeping us laughing.




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11.04.2012

Thirty Days of Thanks - Day Four


My momma is the one person I know I can go to any time I need advice, understanding or just a good laugh. I remember when I was little climbing into her lap, stroking her face and breathing in her scent - she always smelled so good to me and her hugs brought me so much comfort. Or watching countless hours of I Love Lucy reruns and laughing until we cried (Esagebah!!) I strive every day to be more like her, and if I'm even half the mother she is to me I will consider it a victory. 




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11.03.2012

Thirty Days of Thanks - Day Three

Today I am thankful for my lovely, spoiled fur-babies, Dixie and Layla. Dixie is fifteen years old; noble, calm, quiet. Layla is two years old; crazy, goofy, and boisterous.

Dixie always knows when you need her most and has a very comforting soul. She has these big doe eyes that are so kind and understanding. She sleeps on the blanket I made her next to our bed every night, and loves to give kisses and cuddle up - she thinks she's a lap dog!



Layla is goofy, playful and full of puppy energy. She sleeps snuggled up to Mackenzie every night, and her cooky ways always keep us laughing. She adores her Princess Ariel cell phone toy (which Kenzie lovingly gave her after she became attached to it) , and carries it around for hours. She even pushes the buttons with her nose!




As far apart in age as they are, and also as different, they sure do love each other, and we are so grateful for them!



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Pasta Alfredo w/Peas & Crab

Fettuccine noodles, creamy Alfredo sauce, crisp green peas and sweet lump crab meat will quickly make this dish a family favorite.



What you'll need:
1 (12 oz.) package Fettuccine Noodles
1 jar of your favorite Alfredo Sauce
1/2 bag frozen sweet peas
1 1/4 cups fresh cooked or imitation pre-cooked lump crab meat (Such as Louis Kemp)
Sprinkle of fresh Parmesan Cheese

Preparation:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a medium saucepan, add Alfredo sauce, peas, and crab meat. Warm through over medium heat. Toss with cooked pasta, plenty of black pepper, and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese. Serve hot. 

Halloween

I know I'm kinda late in the game {hubby had surgery on Thursday and we've been a tad busy} but I'm finally getting around to sharing some of our pictures from Halloween. Kenzie decided she wanted to be a "pretty witch" this year. I pondered how we would pull this off for a bit, then while shopping at Wal-Mart one afternoon I came upon a pair of purple and black striped tights and immediately had a vision for her costume.

This is the third year I've put her costume together myself, and I have to say this one is by far my favorite. Last year she was a purple unicorn, and I still have nightmares of my attempts at hand-sewing a massive mane and tail onto the back of a hand-dyed purple hoodie sweatshirt. Can you say stressful? It was so bad, Dusty bought me my first sewing machine for Christmas that year in hopes he would never have to deal with me in that kind of situation again. ;) Things went much smoother this year.

When she came back from trick-or-treating she said she must've gotten "a hundred million" compliments on it, and she was proud that when asked where she got it she could smile and say, "My mama made it!". Hearing that sure did make my heart smile. Those are the kinds of memories I'll remember most, and it makes the time and effort put into a handmade costume 100% worth it.











The witch hat was purchased at Target ($2.50), the tights from Wal-Mart ($3.99), the tulle (8 yards for $16) as well as the elastic waist band (about $2.49/yard) came from Hancock Fabrics. I purchased her black long sleeve shirt ($6.99) and the transfer paper (about $2.00/sheet - I used 1) from Ben Franklin. I'm sure I probably could have found most of this all in one spot, but I just picked it up little by little as I came across it or was out and about. Maybe I'll set up a tutu tutorial (say that five times fast!). I love the way it turned out and I'm so glad she loved it, too. :)

Hope your Halloween was Happy!

11.02.2012

Thirty Days of Thanks - Day Two

Today I am thankful for my beautiful, intelligent, and witty daughter. I love how Mackenzie is her own person - she's passionate and strong willed. She knows what she likes and she stands up for what she believes in. She continues to impress me each and every day with her caring nature, creative mind, abounding energy and  artistic talent {something she definitely didn't get from me}. I am so honored to be her mama and to have the privilege of watching her grow into such a fantastic young lady. I love you, Kenziebear!







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11.01.2012

Thirty Days of Thanks - Day One

This month, I've decided to do a series of Thirty Days of Thanks. Each day, I'll be sharing with you something I'm thankful for - not just in the month of November, but always.

It still amazes me that I am one of the lucky ones. I think back now and it's actually kind of sad - I had stopped believing in the possibility that real love existed. I had convinced myself that when it came to romantic relationships, true, long lasting love was an illusion. I had stopped believing it was even possible to find someone who not only said they loved you, but proved it on a consistent basis by treating you with dignity and respect.


Dusty came into my life when I least expected it, and within two hours of knowing him, I knew that no matter what became of the the two of us, I was changed forever. I will be forever grateful that God brought us together. It was as if we belonged together all along - he was an immediate best friend and support system, he makes me laugh, but always knows when to be a serious and provide support. Through him I've found a comfort that I never knew. With him, I have a life that I once only dreamed of, yet had stopped believing in. So today {and every day} I'm thankful for my amazing husband.



What are you thankful for today?




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10.29.2012

Mission: Organization - Week 2

Hello my lovelies -it's almost November! Can you believe it? I've been workin' hard on some menu plans for y'all, and I've managed to compile three menus, each with a month's worth of recipes. It took awhile but my weekly shopping has already become so much easier having the menu plans out of the way. I used to sit, research, and contemplate what to eat for the week for hours before shopping, and each week was a struggle. I would get frustrated, give up and just buy the same 'ol things - so we ended up eating the same meals week after week. I plan on whipping up a few more menus, and I'll continue to post recipes as well.

You can find last week's printable menu here.


Now, onto......



Now that you've created a menu, the hardest part is out of the way and you can write out your grocery list. Wonder why I'm dedicating an entire week towards writing out a simple little grocery list? It's not always so easy - I often forget what I do or don't have in my pantry already, or heaven forbid I go to the store without a list and completely blow my budget buying a bunch of junk we don't need and won't eat.

Mission: Create a Weekly Grocery List
Action Steps
  • Compile all of the recipes needed for this week's menu. 
  • Double check your pantry for any items you may already have.
  • Create your weekly grocery list. I have certain order I always shop in - so I always write my list in order by section so I don't miss anything and have to walk all the way back to the other end of the store - and that's just plain ol' annoying if you ask me.
  • SHOP! Stick to your list and never shop hungry. Diverting from your list is the #1 thing that will blow your budget.
To participate in this week's mission:


1)  Complete the mission (and blog about your experience, if you'd like - I'd love to hear how it works for you). I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
2) Grab a Button (below) post into your blog post by copying the code below it, or simply inlude a link back to my blog in your post..
3) Link up your mission so others an see your progress and participate, too!


Grab button for mission organization

***New to Mission: Organization? You can find all of the weekly missions here. Start anywhere and share your progress - the linky parties will remain open!***





10.26.2012

155 Halloween Crafts, Treats, and Decorations




 If you're looking for Halloween crafts, treats & decorations you've come to the right place! From cute to downright creepy, this list is to die for! 
















































































































































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