Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Last minute Halloween craft & a great fall dip recipe ~

WELCOME! Thank you for stopping by. It's hard to believe that Saturday is Halloween. Fall is just flying by. Tomorrow is supposed to be a magnificent day here in northern Ohio ~ sunny and mid-60's. I do love that kind of weather.
Here's a super easy Halloween craft. This is made with one of those little peat pots from the garden center. Just sponge on some orange paint, add the facial features and outline with a thin black marker. Antique lightly if it's too bright. Add a wire hanger and you're done ;-)
Today was "dip day" at work. This must have been quite yummy since I had 4 people request the recipe ~ and it's super-easy to make (my kind of recipe!).
5 oz package instant vanilla pudding (I used sugar free)
15 oz can pumpkin
1 1/2 T pumpkin spice
12 oz Cool Whip (I used low fat)
Mix the first 3 ingredients together.
Add Cool Whip and mix well.
Serve with vanilla wafers. I think graham crackers would be good too.
(The original recipe called for 16 oz of Cool Whip (that's a lot of Cool Whip!) and 2 T of pumpkin spice, but I thought that was way too much to make.)
Pug hugs :)


  1. That's a cute little decoration ~ and easy! The dip sounds good ~ maybe not for the hips but I wish I had some right now!!!!

  2. Very nice Halloween decoration!
    I am mailing you winnings out today. Sorry it took me so long!
    Have a great day today...and enjoy the wonderful weather, because I heard that it is suppose to rain all weekend! UGH!

  3. What a great lil' Jack O'Lantern...simple enough for even kiddo's to do! The dip sounds YUMMY!

  4. Lauren, Thank you so much for the kind words and prayers on my blog. You know I love ya. Even little Jimmie Dean knows something is going on around here. I cryed for three day and nights then made a vow to wake up the fourth day and start the fight of my life!!! I don't usually play games I know I can't win, so watch out breast caner. You don't know who you're messin' with. AND...I've brought God with me for this fight. na na...

  5. Lauren ~ Cute jack-o-lantern project! They would make great place markers for a halloween meal or adorable candy "favor cups" for a kids' party!! Your dip recipe sounds delicious. The pictures in your emails were adorable!!! Thanks for the many smiles they gave me. :-)


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