Monday, November 29, 2010

Chocolate Gingerbread Men

When I saw this post, I knew what I was going to decorate my tree with.  They were just too adorable to pass up.  But I started getting my ingredients together and took a closer look at the recipe.  1 cup of cinnamon!?!  I don't have enough!  So I looked in my pantry and found a GIANT container, full of cocoa powder.  Perfect!  Same color without having to go to the store!  Granted, it wouldn't give the same smell, but with all the Scentsies all over my house, what difference would it make?

So I whipped up their recipe, substituting cocoa powder for the cinnamon.  When that came out too dark, I made a batch of white salt dough and mixed them together.

I may not have the cinnamon smell, but my house sure smelt like brownies while they were baking.  Yum!
Yes, they look pale and sad now, but once you seal them, they darken up nicely.
 Add some puff paint for eyes, buttons, and ric rac, but they still needed something...

 Ah!  Much better!  Aren't they adorable?
 String up the Gingers and give a good hose down with top coat.
 (Maybe shed a tear or two for the casualties on the garage floor) Let them dry and admire your work.
 Then let your kids decorate the tree...
 ...and do a little rearranging once the munchkins go to bed.

Did you know that Sharpie markers run when you spray them with sealer?
I didn't.
But Hubby did.
Maybe I should have waited until he was home to spray them...
Oh well!  Their still cute!
Now I just have to go shopping find a fun topper!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Finally Gettin' to the Costume

I know, Halloween was almost a month ago.  My sister asked me to take some pictures of her little girl in her costume, but we couldn't ever seem to get our schedules to match up.  We finally got to it this weekend.  Want to see one ADORABLE pixie?
Isn't she just the sweetest?  Look at those curls!  And those big brown eyes!  Couldn't you just eat her up???

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shutter Love: Birthdays

Another fun photo party!
When I saw the theme for this one, I couldn't help but dig up Cassy's first birthday pictures. She is just too cute to resist!


Go check out the other fun entries. Feel free to vote for me!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

I Heart Faces: Silhouettes

Another fun Photography contest.
This one's theme is silhouettes this week.  I took this picture at the end of the summer.

It started out looking like this:

I cropped it in Picnik, then added a focal soften.  And just like that you have a fun, Goodbye Summer silhouette!