10.28.2013

Autumn weekend (brought to you by pinterest...)

Here's a brief post with a couple things from our weekend.

As I was walking out the door to the grocery store on Friday, this post popped up on my facebook newsfeed, and I immediately added the necessary items to my shopping list.  C was, of course, curious as to why I was purchasing so many sugary items, so I told her about the project and that we would make the houses sometime over the weekend....which meant that for the next 24 hours she asked every 5 minutes if it was time to make them yet....

oy.

So I finally had to say, we will make them Saturday morning.  Fast forward to Saturday morning at 4:00a.m....and our heat is not working on the coldest night so far, so it is 58* inside our house.  C woke up cold, so I got in bed with her and snuggled to warm her up.  We both fell back asleep until about 7, at which point she woke up and the first thing she said was, "Can we make the houses NOW?????"

We managed to hold her off until we could get some coffee and warm up a bit.  It was a lot of fun and super easy.  I absolutely recommend using graham crackers and the sugar glue from the previously (and now again) linked to post.

Here's what we used for decorations (not the bananas)...


And, here we are in the process...





You can never have too many candy pumpkins, and apparently C's house was at the pumpkin patch.  We each made a house, and here they are all finished...



This was a very simple and fun Autumn project, and I'm so glad that I saw it in time on Friday.  We just might make this a family tradition.

We headed to a church event Saturday night, and I'm always looking for creative ways to display healthy foods...it seems that all the really cute stuff is full of sugar and bad-for-you foods (see above...).   Since I had signed up for a veggie tray, I was thrilled to find a cute idea on pinterest and here is the finished product.


Hope you had a lovely Autumn weekend -- happy Monday!

linking up at Women Living Well

2 comments:

wastelandtograceland.com said...

Cute idea! I wonder if I could fit that in yet before the end of the day tomorrow! Visiting from Women Living Well...blessings with your preschooler. I have one too!

wastelandtograceland.com said...

Cute idea! I wonder if I could fit that in yet before the end of the day tomorrow! Visiting from Women Living Well...blessings with your preschooler. I have one too!

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