Thursday, September 26, 2013

Indian Candy Corn Cake

The Fall Festival is here.
Tomorrow night we will be tossing rings over milk bottles,
fishing for toys,
digging for prizes,
and strolling the cake walk.
The cake walk is always the most popular game.
And that's no surprise. Who wouldn't want to win an entire cake for .50 cents?
Since Halloween is quickly coming around the corner, and candy corn is secretly being consumed while little ones are asleep, I thought a Fall themed cake would be perfect. 

I'm going to have to admit,
I couldn't find my food coloring (these kind's of things happen often),
and so I had to borrow yellow and red from my neighbor to create orange.
Well, sadly I couldn't really get the right color, 
but really I'm certain the 2-5 year olds aren't going to mind.

I want to try and tweet this cake later.
Work with making it bigger, and more vibrant, and just all around more awesome.
And hope and pray that one of the layers doesn't decide to crumble on me when assembling.
So, I know it's not perfect, but still fun, and festive for the Halloween season.

2 boxes of White cake mix
1 box of Chocolate cake mix
orange food coloring
your frosting of choice

This really was a very easy cake to make.
I used chocolate for the bottom layer, 
and sliced the sides off so that the colors would be more visible when viewed.

I'm hoping to try this again soon before Halloween.
If I do I will most definitely share and let you know how it goes.

Happy Baking,
and thanks for stopping by
Through Betsy's Looking Glass!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Button Bookmarks

Tonight I'm hosting a bookclub.
And I have been making bookmarks for each month's discussion.
Some of them are simple paper bookmarks and others are a little more indepth.
For tonight's discussion I thought I would make some cute button bookmarks.

So EASY to make, and very cute.

All that is needed to make these are 
the buttons of your choice, large paper clips, and a hot-glue gun.

I'm sure that instructions aren't needed.

Have fun making button bookmarks,
and thanks for stopping by
Through Betsy's Looking Glass.

I will be sure to post more after our book discussion tonight.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Curious George Storytime

Storytime at BN is one of my most favorite things to host.
I love the anticipation of the little one's eyes as they wait for each page to turn.
They get so excited, and they each have such wonderful imaginations. 
So as some of you may know I USED to be one of the children's leads at BN,
and I was able to host storytime every Wednesday.
But with school, and everything else I was getting a little overwhelmed working
full time so I had to cut back, and I now only sparingly host Saturday storytimes.
This past Saturday we had a Curious George storytime, 
and it was quite a blast.

Cameron and I dressed up as the "girls in the yellow boys',
in relation to the "man in the yellow hat".

I was able to make a few large bows for us from scrap fabric I had laying around.
To see my tutorial on the hairbows click here.
Just thought I would chat up the Saturday storytimes.
They are a blast, and everyone should come and join in our crafts, treats, and fun story.
For dates and times check out for more details.

Thanks for stopping by 
Through Betsy's Looking Glass,
and I hope to see you at the next storytime.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fruit Tarts

This past Friday was Cameron's helper day at school.
Which means that I get to come in and spend her whole school day with her and the other kiddos.
I love it!
Each parent is designated one day of the month.
And on your day you get to bring a healthy snack for the little ones to enjoy.
And you know me, I had to make something, slightly healthy, but also fun.
And I love fruit pizzas.
I'm sure you've tried fruit pizza before.
But for a little kid, a big slice might be too big, and a little too messy.
So I thought tarts were the perfect size, and hopefully to help control the mess a little.
Eh, I'm not sure if this was true for the latter, but they sure were yummy.

 My awesome husband had the great idea of putting them in cupcake liners 
so that this could help with the mess.
Once again not so sure it helped, but they were cute.

 These were super simple to make, and they were done within an hour.

*sugar cookie cookie dough
*cool whip
*cream cheese (8 oz.)
*and fruit of your choice

I found out 3 year olds are hesitant on trying Kiwi. 
Most of them hadn't tried it yet at this point in their life, and so that was a no no,
but if they were brave enough to try it, they loved it.

Anyways, it was super easy to make.
Press cookie dough into cupcake tins. 
I used the amount in one tin that you would use to make one cookie.
Use a tart punch to punch down the center, or use your fingers.
Mix cream cheese, and cool whip in mixer until smooth.
Cut up fruit and decorate as you wish.
Super easy, and yummy too.

Have fun baking,
and thanks for stopping by
Through Betsy's Looking Glass!

Friday, September 6, 2013

2013: 1st Day of School

School has started again, Yay!
That's when the parents start jumping up and down, and silently yell.
Okay, I'm not doing that.
I still get a little sad when she leaves, even though she only goes for half a day.
Today was her 1st day back at preschool. 
Cameron goes to a school where she can participate in preschool 
for 3 years before entering Kindergarten.
 I think it's a really good way to transition into an all day school situation.
This morning she was a little nervous which kind of surprised me.
Last year she loved it, and always looked forward to each day,
but I sure it's just new class, new teacher, new jitters.

Last year I made this fun chalkboard out of a table top.
I've been able to use it for a ton of things such as her birthday,
last years school pics and more.

Last year I thought it would be fun to join in the 1st day of school hype.
Many people are asking their kids what they want to be when they grow up, 
and I think it is such a neat idea, and to be able to look on.

This year Cameron wants to be a Ballerina when she grows up.
Last year, 2012, she wanted to be a Princess when she grew up.
We will see.
Can you tell she's a girly-girl?

 There she goes.
How sweet.

Well thanks for stopping by 
Through Betsy's Looking Glass.
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