October 21, 2016

Owl Party Favors

For this post, I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create these fun mini Owl Party Favors.  Wouldn't they be cute for just about anything?  What an adorable little treat for a party, teacher, friend, etc...  I was very impressed with the quality and ease of putting these little guys together.  I added my own touch with glitter on the eyes and wings.  So, if you love owls, give these cuties a try.

Supplies needed:
Oriental Trading Owl Treat Holder Craft Kit found at THIS LINK
Original Tacky Glue found at THIS LINK, or any other strong adhesive
Stickles Glitter Glue found at THIS LINK
Skittles, M&Ms or any other small candy

  1. Fold and adhere the owls together as shown in the kit directions.
  2. Add features (eyes, beak, wings, etc...) as you like.  I mixed up the colors. 
  3. Add the Stickles on top of the eyes and wings to add some glitter.  Let dry completely.
  4. Fill with the candy of your choice.
If you are looking for more great Halloween ideas and party supplies go to Oriental Trading.  Don't miss their great selection of costumes for the whole family too!

**Oriental Trading sent me products for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

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Thanks ~ Nichi

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October 15, 2016

Ham and Cheddar Chowder

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in the Midwest.  The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, and pumpkins are everywhere.  This recipe is one of my family's favorites to warm up to.  It is a creamy chowder that warms you from head to toe.


2 c. carrots, diced
2 c. celery, diced
2 c. onion, diced
6 large potatoes, diced
10 c. water

Bring the veggies and water to a boil in a large pot.  Boil until tender, approximately 15 minutes.  Reduce to medium heat.

1/2 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. flour (gluten-free if needed)
1 tsp. salt
4 c. milk

Mix these three ingredients together in a small bowl with a whisk.  Gradually add to vegetables in water and stir thoroughly.

4 c. ham, diced
16 oz. package of shredded cheddar cheese
bacon bits

Add ham and cheese to chowder, saving a little of the cheese to sprinkle on the top of servings.  Mix and heat thoroughly.  Serve with bacon bits, cheese, and crackers.

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