Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Keely as Werewolf
'80s girl group

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goblin Goo

Crayon on Canvas Art

Regretfully, my normally trusty hot-glue gun did not realize this was the newest trend and failed when it came to crayons. The just melted inside and leaked out, but would not come through the gun on command. As Plan B, I melted the crayons in a double boiler and and just poured the wax on directly.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Medieval Times

Amia caught a carnation thrown by a knight on horseback. This is just setting her up for disappointment.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Farm daycation

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is schedule a trip to the farm or orchard. We used to go to Alstede Farms in New Jersey every season.

Corn field maze

Friday, October 7, 2011

Candy Indian Corn

Made with Kix/marshmallow/raisin/craisin corn and wrapped with a fruit roll-up husk.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Slime-Covered Bat Wings

Really just chicken wings with barbecue sauce, and a bit of blue food coloring.

Giant trashbag spider

What to do with all those leaves you've raked up? Fill some trashbags to create a front-lawn arachnid sure to garner some double takes. We just used construction paper to give him that slightly unhinged visage.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Whole Wheat Chimichanga

Make a Scarecrow

Hurray for fall! Keely built this barrel-chested scarecrow a couple of years ago with old clothes, straw, twine (to hold the pants up and the shirt down) and a burlap bag for a head (that was a bit of a fail). And of course, a few foam stickers on the shirt, because, why not?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Honey Bun Cake

Linen Closet

And my mom told me I couldn't fit all my toiletries into a one-bathroom home. I even had enough room to take out a few shelves and fit in my hamper.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

NYC hurrah

One year to the day since we moved. A day to look back...
It looks as though we traveled to the midwest via boat.

Keely tracing our ancestry at Ellis Island. Sorry dear, the French came down from Canada.
Amia also looking up...Lady Liberty's skirts.
Aww. Clearly not from the above day trip, but Keely's first Broadway show. Look at how little she was!