by Sharon | Oct 8, 2017
October is scooting by quickly.
We had some cooler temperatures . . . and then it got warm again . . . Anticipating cooler temperatures again.
There is something about autumn and getting ready for Halloween.
I found this image and just had to use it. It is a bit spookier than I like, but as you look closely, there isn’t a skull moon, but it is made from the tree branches. I think this is quite clever along with the children walking along in their pursuit of candy.
Initially I didn’t see the children walking. My focus was captured on the moon.
That may have been the whole point, but once we begin to look around, it needed to be more of an All Hollows Eve picture . . .
This is something I need to keep in mind when I’m doing my paper crafts. It is great to draw the eye into the card initially, but there does have to be a complete “picture” once one decides to look around.
This reminds me to get your Halloween Treat Boxes together and ready to fill with delicious treats.
Remember our friend Ray O’Bannon over at Ravensblight Paper Toys . . .
Remember all of his great treat box coffins?
This year I’m favoring the weathered crate for my Halloween Treat Box. I can decorate it with pumpkins and may have a spooky cat or a witch . . . maybe her feet sticking out of it or at least have her hat on the crate.
The weathered crate can be made spooky by having a skeleton trying to get out . . .
What’s great is that all of Ray’s paper toys are free to download and assemble — he has excellent instructions.
I do love Ray’s Haunted Houses.
I especially like The Ghost House.
It has a secret chamber under the house that is a great place to put some treasures.
If you’re into building a paper craft Haunted Ship, Ray O’Bannon has a collection of them along with cars and trucks and even a train. You can have some great fun exploring everything he has available to download, print out and assemble.
Click the image of the Ghost House to the right to be taken to the PDF and click here for the assembling instructions.
It would be best for you to begin right away with the Ghost House or one of the ships — this will take some time to assemble.
Depending upon the number of “coffin” treat boxes you have to make, time is of the essence.
Thanks for stopping by!
by Sharon | Nov 4, 2016
Snack recipes are always welcome for Thanksgiving . . . Or between Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Here are my suggestions for making this delicious snack for your family and friends.
Harvest Chex Mix
- 1 box Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 bag Bugles
- 4 cups Pretzels
- 1 cup Candy Corn
- 1 cyo Candy Corn Pumpkins
- 1 bag Reese’s Pieces
- Feel free to add pieces of your favorite left-over Halloween candy
Yes, there is a buttery brown sugar sauce that goes over the mixture before popping it in the oven.
- 3/4 cup melted Butter
- 3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 275°F
- Melt the butter in the microwave
- Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract to the melted butter and whisk until combined and dissolved
- In a large bowl, add the Chex, bugles and pretzels
- Pour the sauce over this mixture and toss gently until evenly coated
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
- Divide the mixture on the two baking sheets, spreading in an even layer on each baking sheet
- Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Put the cooled mixture into a large bowl
- Add the candy
- Toss to combine evenly
- Store any left-overs in an air-tight container
Well, there you go! It’s a great treat that will give you a fun Fall taste.
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