Tuesday, October 18, 2011


A Gluten Free Cooking Blog

My daughter Lisa served us this wonderful Orange Chicken last night.  My granddaughter Kelly has to eat gluten free meals and this one was awesome.  I hope you take a minute or two and go check out the recipe.  Just click on the Jenn Cuisine link above.  It's a great meal for those of us who don't have to eat gluten free, try it!!

xoxo Karen Lee

Friday, October 14, 2011

Trick or Treat Banner

This is my first attempt at making a banner.  The only item that I had to go out and purchase was the Halloween print paper from KC&Company.  Everything else I already had, even all the cute wooden bats, cats, etc.  I found them in a plastic bag, I don't even remember buying them.  I must have thought they would come in handy at some point in my crafting.  It was a lovely surprise!!  I dug out my Cricut, punches, buttons, ric-rac, ribbon and ink and got to work.  It looks really cute hanging from the mantel of my daughter's fireplace.

xoxo Karen Lee

Saturday, October 8, 2011


WOW........I LOVE THESE!  I love how creative crafters are when it comes to pumpkins these days.  No more bright orange pumpkins with cut out eyes, nose and mouth!!!  I was never very good at carving, but I can decoupage!!  I will be trying this technique very soon.  Did I say I LOVE THESE!!


xoxo Karen Lee

Friday, October 7, 2011


Just melt Hershey's kisses onto tiny twist pretzels
(place in oven at 275 for 3 minutes)
remove from oven and immediately press a 
single M&M on top of melted chocolate

Refrigerate until time to eat as to make sure they are
deliciously solid.  Enjoy!!

These would be so much fun to make with the grandkidlets!

xoxo Karen Lee

Monday, October 3, 2011


My daughter Lisa and I finished making these adorable pots of pumpkins today.  I had found one of these the other day over at Pineterest and we made some changes to the original and made these our own. 

This was our inspiration pot of pumpkins.  As you can see we kicked it up a notch!

We started out by spray painting our terra cotta pots black.  While they were drying I used my Cricut machine to cut out 1 1/4 inch circles.  We thought it would be much easier to mod podge on the paper circles, so we didn't have to stress out trying to paint perfect circles all around our pots.  We don't like to stress!!

We applied each dot to the pot using mod podge on the backs of each paper dot.

Once the dots were dry, we applied mod podge over the entire pot.  You really don't need to be careful when applying this stuff.  We just kind of slapped it on.  When it dries it looks wonderful.

We bought unfinished wooden letters at Michael's, painted them black and then covered them with halloween print paper.  We also applied mod podge to each letter and then glued them together.  

We cut the stems off the bottom two pumpkins so that we could stack them.  We just used a steak knife, no fancy tools needed.

Now we are getting excited......its time to start the fun part of putting them all together.

We bought leaf garlands, bunches of sunflowers, 2 big black spiders and autumn colored ferns to add around the bottom of the stack of pumpkins.

and every crafter needs a special helper!!  

XOXO Karen Lee


Oh my gosh!!  I so love these painted dot and felt dot pumpkins.  Just how cute is that caterpillar!  Once again I found these while snoopin' around 

XOXO Karen Lee

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Candy Corn

Now I know what to do with candy corn!!!

xoxo Karen Lee

Saturday, October 1, 2011

More BOO finds!

      I found these over on the UNCOMMON design blog

 and I found these boo pumpkins over on the
                      REINVENTED blog

I just love all my BOO finds!!!

xoxo Karen Lee