Happy Halloween-M&M bag costume

I whipped up this little M&M bag costume when I decided at the last minute that it would be fun to have our little one match us. I made it by blowing up a picture of an M&M bag and modge podge/taping it to a black plastic bag that I trimmed to look like the edge of an M&M bag. I even photoshopped the image to say Net wt. 27 lbs.

I also covered a baseball cap with plastic bag and glued M&Ms to it to look like the “bag” spilled. I had a basketball Easter basket that perfectly matched the orange in the peanut butter M&Ms bag so we threw that in the mix too.


Oh, and I got our M&M costumes for $3 each at a garage sale. Score!

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Feature Friday-Craftaholics Anonymous

I had so much fun with the blog swap last week, that I was so excited when Linda contacted me to swap with her. She has such cute ideas, I’m sure you will find something you love! And don’t forget to swing over to her blog to see me sharing some of my all time favorite projects. Now for our Feature Friday…

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Hi there! I’m Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous and I’m stoked to be swapping with Michelle today. Love her blog!!

Michelle had a quick interview for me:
What is your favorite crafting tool or secret weapon?

Definitely my fabric measuring tape!! I’m always measuring something round or curved and this flexible measuring tape works perfectly to get an accurate measurement.
What is the funniest costume you ever had for Halloween?
I grew up in Northern Utah where it snows almost every Halloween. And every year, except one, I was a Princess and wore a dress. But after my mom was done putting snow pants, thermals, a hat and gloves on, I sure didn’t look much like a dainty Princess any more!! :)

What is your favorite day of the week?
Tuesday. Because it means I got past Monday!!

For this swap, Michelle and I decided to share a few of our fav posts. This makes me giddy because I get to share one of my all time fav makeovers….an old Crib Spring as part of my Staircase Transformation!!

And here’s the Before pics:

Another fav project of mine is my Mod Podged Handbag. I gave my $1 thrift store bag a facelift with some pretty paper:

My Witch Broom made with around the house supplies like a dowel, spray paint, and one of those free paint stir sticks.

I’m addicted to wearing cute hair accessories! Here’s my fav right now, my Burlap Flower clip:
Old tennis balls transformed into a Simple Fall Accent using twine.
And right now I am currently giving away one of these cute Pumpkin Tassels I made:

Be sure to stop by and enter to win!!
Thanks for letting me visit today, Michelle! Happy Friday everyone!

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Great ideas Linda! You are now entered in to the Hall of Fame as Tipster of the week!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Here’s a fun little Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcake recipe that is pretty darn healthy (I think it’s like 1 weight watchers point, no I am not on Weight Watchers, but my former co-workers who were loved these) and ridiculously easy! Oh, and did I mention yummy! My husbands co-workers (aka computer geeks) loved these!

Ingredients:
1 box spice cake
1 small can Pumpkin
1/2 bag of chocolate chips

Mix it up, put in cups and bake for 22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. This will make about 20ish pumpkin cupcakes depending on how big you make them.
Easy peasy. Seriously, if you mess this one up I don’t know what to tell you!

I put them in paper cups, but also borrowed this awesome pumpkin shaped pan from my sis. I think she may have purchased it at Ikea?

I added a little green frosting swirl to the pumpkin shaped ones. I did not have an fall themed plated so I used two of the generic ones to make a little container and drew a pumpkin on top with markers.

Hmmm. I gave them all away. Maybe I need to make more. :)

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Mirror Makeover

Mirror, mirror on the wall who did the spookiest mirror makeover of all? I found this Golden beauty at a garage sale for a whole 50 cents. Yes, you read it right, 50 cents! Was the seller blind to its fabulous character? Apparently. I had grand plans to paint it some wild color, but that took a backseat to the Halloween spirit oozing from it. We had to take a detour to a dark place.

That made great strides, but it still needed a little something to push it over the edge. Enter the spider webs and a little friend my little one and I made (tutorial for spider) and it has just the right sense of “look in to me and you may see someone else in the mirror with you.” It reminds me of the Haunted mansion at Disneyland. Where we get to go next month. Yay!!!

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