Halloween Vampire Teeth Napkin Holder

enhanced-buzz-12754-1381586918-0-600x450What a cute and simple (and cheap) way to have your napkins held for your dinner guests around Halloween time. These can be fount for five or ten for $1,00and would make nice little take homes – especially for the kids.

Small Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders

1175240_10151838918645266_1921587918_nSuper creative – just cut the top section out of a small gourd or pumpkin. To do this place tea light candle on top and trace the perimeter with a sharpie marker. Cut just with in this line and you want to be able to push the tea light candle down into hole for a tight fit so it won’t go into the pumpkin or gourd. Also, this would have to be done in a short time before a party or dinner as once cut the pumpkin or gourd will shrink which will make the tea light go into the pumpkin or gourd.

Halloween Floral Bouquet

1150293_10151838607720266_20330505_nWhat a simple idea for a quick floral arrangement idea. Fill the bottom of large pitcher or bowl with jelley beans, Place smaller vase inside and sill gap with marshmallow characters, candy corn and black jelly beans. Arrange floral bouquet in the inside vase.

Icing On The Cake – Different Styles

icing a cake treatment treatments finishes finish1st: ice the cake and make random 1/2 swirls  with a tip of a spoon and rotate them as you go

2nd: ice the cake and use a fork and run the tips of prongs into icing to make squiggle/straight lines (squiggle is more forgiving)

3rd: ice cake and use tip of spoon and  dig little trenches going around the edge and random on top

4th: ice cake and use a butter knife tip and drag it from bottom to top around edge and from edge into the center on top

Now you never have to worry about making the icing all nice and smooth (which will give you a quick headache). Use these designs with butter cream or any soft icings like cool whip icing. I hope you enjoy!

Past and Future Lessons

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I love the thought of past and future when you talk about lessons because that’s what I believe life is about – Lessons. We learn lessons everyday, some hard and some so small we barely notice. We make decisions and then the outcomes reflect a positive or negative experience. Our brains seem to be hard wired to remember those end results and we should make better decisions in future situations. It is for those destined to repeat those lessons that did not learn from them the first times.

I have always believed that life is like this very long road. This road has many forks in it that represent decisions we must make. One of the roads from this fork is a straight shot with no ups and dons and no obstacles. The other fork leads to mountains and hills, streams and rivers that we must cross. Either path comes to the same main road that we call life.

Destinies happen on the main road like marriage, birth of a child and sadly death but it is up to us to make the right decisions and learn from the outcomes both good and bad. If we do not learn from them then we are destined to repeat the vicious cycle until we learn from them.