October 29, 2014

DIY mini cereal box Halloween treats

Since I don't throw big birthday parties for the kids anymore, I jump at the chance to make favors anytime I can.  This year third graders are getting Cereal Killer Halloween favors!

DIY mini cereal box treats

I've been holding on to this idea for two years after I saw some uber, super, crafty mom (the ones you want to hate, but can't) made valentine's out of these mini cereal paks.  

Supplies are easy to find.  Walmart had the Kellogs Fun Pak for $2.98. Washi tape was 40% off with a Michael's coupon and spoons came from the Dollar Tree.  All other supplies I had on hand:

DIY mini cereal box treats

The internet offers an endless selection of clip art.  I just added my own border and some text.

Then cut, crease, tape.  So simple!

DIY mini cereal box treats

I usually forget about eating when I'm on an assembly roll.  But I remember to stop and feed Portia lunch:

Put her to nap.  Then get back to business:

DIY mini cereal box treats

Stop again.  Remember to feed myself this time:

DIY mini cereal box treats

Then resume cutting, creasing, taping:

DIY mini cereal box treats

I hope those big, bratty 8 year olds will think these are "KILLER"!

October 26, 2014

This week in pictures | Oct 20-26, 2014

2nd treatment.  SUCKS to have lice:

SUCKS more to be him.  Truman says he gets benched A LOT at P.E.  Poor guy:

and SUCKS to be Mario, my gardener who has to clean up my mess.  I'm so grateful for him!


Hello Kitty ice cream truck

I volunteered on a day when scrumptious 3 years olds were making scrumptious pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffins.  Lucky me!!  

She made me a necklace too.  I love when we match:

Killing time:

Cactus & Succulants

and ran for the border before school pick-ups.  Totally hit the spot!

Taco Bell logo

Feeling crafty and revitalized after having a productive mommy therapy session with Joanna this morning:

Michael's washi tape

Working on Halloween treats (more pictures to come!):

DIY mini cereal Halloween favors

Did you catch the solar eclipse??

pinhole projector

She still needs me to sit in the dentist chair with her.  I don't mind:

Butterfly face:

Kitty face:

Hello Kitty Reading Day

The library held a Hello Kitty Reading Day!

Afterwards, we had Chinese afternoon tea.  All this for only $8.50!! Only in SGV:

Garden Cafe

Their mosaic tile would look nice in our bathrooms:

Having one-on-one time with each is special.

But being with all three makes me complete:

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

Annual TRUNK or:

TREAT at the preschool:

It's frightfully fantastic!!


Happy "5 more days till Halloween" weekend!!

October 19, 2014

This week in pictures | Oct 13-19, 2014

Halloween comes in all different flavors:

Halloween candy

and colors.  Haven't you seen a purple spider before??

Costumes are being finalized:

Party City

It's even starting to feel like fall.  At least in the mornings:

Portia and I have discovered how awesome Walmart is:


It's bigger than life:


I always have the boys on my mind when they're at school.  They would say, "COOL!!!":


Presley thinks this snail is pretty "COOL!!!" too.  We've been watching him for 3 weeks.  He hasn't moved from this spot:

After 8 years and 3 kids later, we finally have a lice victim.  NOT COOL!!!!!

On to other news, the kids loved my nachos with pork carnitas.  Dinner is so enjoyable when they don't nitpick:

Nachos with pork carnitas

I always think of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 4 when I'm at my doctors office.  You see it too!!??:

Reflections on Ventura Blvd.:

We played with Stacy and her boys:

Truman took a Lego class.  He's totally in his element.  I get lost at battery packs:

Our first time at the Peterson Automotive Museum:

 Lemonade and mac & cheese.  The kids FAVORITE pairing:

Lemonade L.A.

Carving pumpkins with the Lopezs:

I'm so happy they live in our neighborhood now!

Happy "BOO" weekend!!