Eyes In Your Bushes ,Holloween

My mom found this really cool idea . take out all of your  toilet paper rolls ,then cut out holes (or any other shape that looks like eyes) in the middle, stick a glow stick in them . And now for the final effect , put them in you bushes ,trees ect… And at night the glow stiks light up  and look like there are eyes in your bushes !

I am sorry I did not put this out sooner so you could save the toilet paper rolls …but maybe I am just early for next year ! hahah!

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Birdy’s Favorite Pumpkin Spice Muffins

his is by far my favorite muffin recipe ! And to tell you the truth I only like pumpkin in pies , but this recipe  really brightens up my perspective ! So if you like pumpkin you’ll love this recipe !!!!! you can also use this recipe for dessert !

So I found this recipe on “The Pioneer Woman” . She has a really cool blog ! So click here! she post TONS of recipes !

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this is what mine looked like this morning
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thees are filled! yum yum :D

So enough talk , here is the recipe :

  • Muffin Ingredients:
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • _____
  • Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • _____
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup Softened Butter
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously grease 12 muffin tins.

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender until it is fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg, and vanilla. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Add raisins. Fold gently until mixture is just combined.

Pour into a greased muffin pan—batter hardly ever fills all twelve unless you keep it down to 1/2 full. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar-nutmeg mixture over the top of each unbaked muffin.

Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and allow to cool. Ice with cream cheese frosting.

To make the frosting, mix all ingredients on high until soft and whipped. Spread onto completely cooled muffins, or place into a large pastry bag with a large star tip and go crazy! Store in the fridge, as icing will soften at room temperature.

I love the frosting ! What I do is push my star point tip into the cupcake and then squirt it out so that it fills the muffin/cupcake  , and you can also decorate the top! I love to decorate , it is actually my favorite part about cooking.

hope you enjoy !

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Muffins

Here is an AWESOME gluten free muffin recipe ! The one thing i love about them is that they are moist ! You don’t find a lot of gluten free muffins that arn’t stiff .  I like to mix in the topping  to give the whole muffin some sweetness!muffins

Cook time: 15 minutes

cup nut butter
2 medium sized bananas
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons of raw honey
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Toppings: pecans , and chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. You can also use a stick blender if you have one.
Blend until well mixed.
Pour batter into a greased muffin tin. You can also use a mini muffin tin to make 24 mini muffins.
Add additional toppings of your choice to each muffin and lightly stir into each cup

Cook time: 15 minutes

All credit goes to Halle from Whole lifestyle Nutrition

how to water marble your nails

I love to do my nails!   So I figured that I would tell you how to water marble your nails .  I like to put vasoline on my fingers  and around the nail but NOT ON YOUR NAILS!! if you do the polish will not stick . If you don’t have vassoline then just put some tape around your finger and around your nail.  Now you can drop drops of paint in a bowl . Then shape the piant with a toothpick and make a design you like , but don’t take too long or it will dry and, will just not work . Here is a video:

North Carolina

So last month we where blest to go to a beach house in North Carolina !It was right on the sound and when I say that I mean that our back yard WAS the sound !(the sound is a beach that is really shallow and does not have any waves )

So you might be wondering “How?” .Well this pastor there ,inherited a beach house ,And instead of selling or renting it he thought it was a good idea to lend it to pastors or missionary’s who needed a vacation .

This vacation was so fun ! We had a fire on the beach and roasted marshmallows. What was so cool, was that if our hands where dirty we could just rinse them off in the ocean !

OK so I am not a fish person but I went clamming !(I did not eat the clams) Clamming like digging for fish you just sit in the sand and dig and when you find a shell that has not been opened yet… you found a clam! So guess  how many we found all together in one day (4 hours)….199 !!!!!!!  it was so fun to find free food !

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sunrise on the beach !

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clams one they are open

Our family’s friends, the Huggins live there and so we would always hang out with them ! It was so fun to see them ! :). while we where there it was there granddaughters birthday we made an awesome FROZEN birthday party for her ! she loved it !

PRICKLES!!!!!

IMG_6615So I just got PRICKLES !!!! she/he (it is too young to tell ) is only 4 months old today ! I got her/him when it was 8 weeks  old ! she( I am just going to call it a girl )  is sooo… tiny and very cute and is so curious I love her so much and she is a very good pet ! I highly recommend  a bearded dragon as a pet they are so easy to take care of .

 

 


luke’s 15 th birthday

15!!!!

My brother is so awesome !! i could never ask GOD for a better BRO then LUKE ! Like twice  every day  LUKE takes me and my sister (thejewelscase.wordpress.com) basically what I am trying to say is that my BRO    ROCK. Now why does my Brother ROCK well cuz one He is a Christian and he LOVES his family and serves very hard and cuz he is sooo… SWEET <3 and I love him soo… much ! 

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This was us 4  years ago !!! i am the one in a choke hold ,luke is the one choking me (not really ,though ! ) and alexis is the one who is just smiling.

 

thistle is gone ;(

So on Monday Luke was outside and caught 2 lightning bugs ! And well he thought that he should feed them to thistle so he put  them in Thistle’s cage and then thistle ate  them ! It was sooooo…. cool but probably the biggest mistake I ever made !!!!!!!!!!!

The next day Alexis (http://thejewelscase.wordpress.com/) went up to feed her and noticed that her beard was BLACK (which means that she was mad )  Saddly I thought nothing about it ;(  then that night I went to the pet store to buy her some sand .

When I came we came home I ran up to my room and set down the sand and said ”Hey Thistle ! How you doing ? ” She she had her eyes half-open and half closed and that looked very wired . So I tapped the glass and she did not move I tapped it harder and she didn’t budge !! What was wrong ? I started crying immediately and was yelling ” THISTLE!  THISTLE !” she did not move I was sobbing like crazy ! I ran down stairs and said to my mom crying” Thistle wont wake up.” my mom hugged me then we all went up stairs to see . 

Yes , my dearest friend Thistle had died !!!!  lightning bugs are very  poisonous  ! Apparently if you feed your lizard 1 lighting bug it will die that hour ! thistle was very tough cuz she ate 2 and was alive a whole 24 hours !!  

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The good news that is keeping me alive ,along with knowing that God will never die and will never leave us is that …I am going to buy a baby bearded dragon on Wednesday I will put out a picture of her as soon as I  can . her name will be Prickles ! 

p.s. those pictures of the baby bearded dragons are not mine , but i will soon put a picture out of PRICKLES !!!