Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Just wanted to do a quick post to wish you all a happy (and safe!) Halloween. :)

And I also wanted to share a few pictures from Trunk or Treat yesterday (Sunday)..

Micheal and the girls getting started!

I so wanted to MAKE the girls costumes this year, but there just wasn't time. The girls are in love with unicorns right now, so I figured these costumes would be perfect.. I was right. :) They were so excited!

Couldn't get a smile out of them. They just wanted to go get more

They both got their faces painted. :)

The girls with (some of) their cousins. :)

Lauren and I.

Today we are going to make our rounds at our parents and grandparents house. After that we will go to another church for a second run of Trunk or Treating. :) Can't wait!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Make your own Halloween crayons

 Hello there! Today I thought i'd share one of my favorite projects to do with my girls: making crayons! I love it because it is simple, the girls can help me, and the finished product is so cute. :)

First, you (or your kids) will need to gather a bunch of crayons and peel the wrappers off. Don't mind the perfectly lined up row of crayons - my daughters have my OCD tendencies..Ha!


And peel some more. :)

Now you will need some silicon molds. I found these ones at Dollar General for a DOLLAR! :) Can't beat that. These were actually labeled as ice trays, but they work the same. Just make sure whatever molds you are going to use are oven safe!

Next you break up your crayons into little pieces and randomly put them into the molds. Don't be afraid to fill them up! As you can see it looks like I put a LOT in there, but in the end I could of added more.

Now you are going to put the molds onto an old cookie sheet (or in my case a pizza pan). This is just in case some of your crayon spills over. It would not be fun to clean crayon out of the oven!! The oven needs to be set at 250 degrees.

Leave them in there for ten minutes, or until all of the crayons have melted together.

If you're like me, you will keep turning the oven light on the check on them.. :)

This is what they will look like when they are done!

When you pull them out of the oven, put them into the fridge until they are solid.

 Take them out of the fridge and (carefully) pop the crayons out of the molds.As you can see, the skull and crossbones crayons aren't pictured. They kept cracking when I was trying to take them out of the molds. :( The pumpkin ones all came out fine, and look how adoralbe they are!

My original plan was to put the crayons in the cute bags shown below, with some Halloween candy.. But all of the candy was eaten before I got to that step, lol! So I will be buying more. :)

At first I was hesitant to share this, since Halloween is only a few days away, but seriously this is SO easy and inexpensive. You can use crayons you already have, and pick up the molds at DG for a dollar!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I probably won't be back until after the wedding (which is only EIGHT days away, might I add!!) Talk to you then! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Crazy busy

So I've been meaning to get on here for a few days and do some crafty blog posts, but the wedding has taken over my life! Ha.. At any given moment I have about thirty thoughts in my head and most are wedding related..

Right now I am thinking..

I hope the suits we ordered fit the guys..
Can I win the lottery now?
When is the last bridesmaid's dress coming in?
Please, please, PLEASE don't let it rain on November 5th
I wonder if it's too late to elope (Ha!)
I still haven't found shoes that I like..
Why didn't anyone send their RSVP cards back?
Need to get my ring sized.
What if I completely forget something??
But seriously, can I win the lottery? ;)

And just when I start to feel like this..

I remember the reason for all of the stress..
It's so that I can marry my best friend. The one I have been waiting for almost six years to marry.
As sappy as it may sound, when he tells me that everything is going to be fine, I believe him. :)

19 days to go until our big day! I can't wait to be Mrs. Katy Apicello!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pinterest is evil

Don't get me wrong.. I love me some Pinterest (I mean, really.. I have over 1100 pins!). I will admit, though,  that sometimes I find myself pinning a recipe that I would not eat, but would still make it because it looks pretty..

Example? These stinkin' cute candy corn waffles that have been all over Pinterest lately..

After seeing the previously mentioned waffles, I went straight to our wedding registry and added a waffle maker. Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, actually there is.. I put a waffle maker on our registry and I don't even LIKE waffles (or any breakfast food that you would pair with syrup for that matter.).

What is even better is that we received not one, but TWO waffle makers at my bridal shower! 

It's all good, though. Even though I do not eat waffles, Micheal and the girls do.. So I will still be making the adorable candy corn waffles, and probably the rainbow ones. And let's not forget the watermelon ones! Ugh, I just love your blog, Kelli!

Thank you Kim and Aunt Karen for the waffle makers!! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

My bridal shower

This past Sautrday my best friend Ashley hosted a bridal shower for me. She and her Mom planned the entire thing without me knowing any of the details. I was so happy when I came in and saw the room (it was held at a cute, local cafe).. They did an awesome job and I feel like I cannot thank them enough. :)

Here are the pictures from the day..

Would you believe me if I told you that Tracy (Ashley's Mom) made these?? 'Cause she did! Amazing..

The other cake (store bought).

Our wedding colors are pink and orange so that was the theme for the shower. :)

 The flowers were SO pretty.. I brought some home with me. :)

Ashley got me this tiara/veil to wear for the shower. Lauren had to test it out for me. ;)

Me, the bride to be!

Ashley and I.

Tracy and Mom.

Getting ready to open presents.

See those cups? They are amazing and you need some! Go here and get them now. 

This picture makes me laugh.. You'll find out why tomorrow. :)

Opening my gift from Ashley. I was blushing so bad..Ha!

 Me thinking "Oh yeah, chocolate fountain!". :)

Mom and I.

Ashley, Tracy and I.

My friend Alysha and I.

Myself and Micheal's Sister, Tiffany.

My friend Kim and I.

Me with my soon to be Mother In Law.

Grandma, me and Mom.

Myself with my bridesmaids, minus one who was sick and not able to attend. We missed you Neisa!

Aunt Tamy, me, Aunt Marcia and Aunt Karen.

Me with my (flower) girls. :) 

Me, Edie (cousins wife), my cousin Stephanie and her friend Michelle.

And the amazing hostess, Ashley.

Phew, that was a lot of pictures!

Before I end this post, I would just like to say thank you again to Ashley and Tracy. I love you both and now it is time for Ashley and Randall to get married so I can return the favor! :)

Thanks for coming by my blog everyone, and come back tomorrow to find out why I find  that picture of me opening the waffle maker to be oh so humorous. ;)