November 13, 2014

Nature's Turkey {Simple Art Project For Kids}

Just popping in today with a little project my four-year-old and I did yesterday afternoon.

 Nature's Turkey {Easy Art Project For Kids} from Blissful Roots

I realized the other day that I haven't made a single turkey with my boys this year, and  Thanksgiving is less than a week away!  The horror, I know.

Anyway, we decided to make a turkey from nature this time around.  I always love how these turn out, and the best part is you don't have to make or buy a single supply!  Mother Nature provides them all.

It's amazing what you can find outside this time of year.  At first glance, everything seems so dead and dreary, but take another look and you'll be surprised with what can be found.  This entire turkey (minus the hot glue and paper) was made from things we found in my in-law's yard.  Making the turkey itself was fun, but the hunt for materials was actually our favorite part.  We gathered leaves, berries, and a pinecone, then hot glued everything on to a white piece of card stock.  So simple, so natural, and of course, adorable!

What kind of turkeys do you like to make at your house this time of year?

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November 11, 2014

Ideas For Your Kids' Thanksgiving Table {@ Or So She Says}

I've been grateful for guest posting lately because it's been keeping me in the blogging game.  Today I'm over at Or So She Says sharing some of my favorite ideas for your kids' Thanksgiving table.  It must be the teacher in me, but I love excuses to decorate for the little ones!

Ideas For Your Kids' Thanksgiving Table @ Blissful Roots
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Come and visit me here for all the fun ideas I have to share.  A few of my own, but a lot of great ideas from others, like this darling printable Draw Together Thanksgiving Set from Caravan Shoppe.  I'm in LOVE!

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November 4, 2014

Printable Thanksgiving Chalkboard Quote

A quick repost for you today.  I actually like reposting every now and again because I'm reminded of what I've done in the past, and have completely forgotten about!  I can usually recall most of my posts, but this one had totally left me.  I'm glad I stumbled upon it again because I need reminded of this every now and again.
Free Chalkboard Thanksgiving Printable from Blissful Roots
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  I'm not sure where I came across this quote, but I absolutely love it!  Aren't the words beautiful?  I have to say I completely agree with Mr. Chesterton.  Some days it seems nearly impossible to be thankful, doesn't it?  I believe that's why he says thanks are the highest form of thought.  Anyone can complain, be envious of what other have, but it takes a certain training to cultivate thankful thoughts.  I can speak from experience, that the effort involved in having higher thoughts is completely worth it!   My life is such a much happier place to be when I live in thanksgiving every day.  

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November 3, 2014

November Pinterest Board

Mother Nature is right on schedule here in Utah.  We had a perfectly mild fall evening for trick-or-treating, and the instant November settled in, we got cold, blustery, and even saw some snow on the ground passing through Park City yesterday.  I'm sure not everyone can say this, but I'm ready for it!

Life with our newborn has been as close to perfection as possible, but it's definitely busy!  As I said in my post last week, you maybe seeing a lot of reposts, and longer time between posts for awhile.  But this little guy is deserving all of my time and energy right now.


So for, today my November Pinterest board.  I can't wait to get going on a few new pumpkin recipes that I have pinned, and Thanksgiving projects.  I love this time of year!!

Click here to check out all my other Pinterest boards, and follow along!

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October 29, 2014

Baby Boy Number Four & A Dollar Store Haunted Village

Well, he's here, he's still nameless, and every other boy (including my husband) in our house has the stomach flu.  It's been quite the past few days!  But this little guy has been nothing but sweetness!  Sure I've lost some restful sleeping hours, but I'm just relishing every waking minute I have with him for now, because I know this tiny stage of life will be gone in the blink of an eye.


I'll be learning how to blend blogging life with a newborn over these next few weeks, so posts may be few and far between, or you may see a few reposts.  But I really do love blogging.  It gives me a creative out/distraction when I get bombarded with everyday life, so I won't disappear completely.

In addition to this precious little boy, I have a picture of what I was working on when my water broke Friday evening. Now every year when I pull this out,  I'll be reminded of baby boy number four.

Desiree from The 36th Avenue shared this idea awhile back, and I've been wanting to try it ever since!  This year I finally got around to stocking up on dollar store houses for my haunted village.

 Dollar Store Haunted Village @ Blissful Roots

I found some actual haunted houses at Dollar Tree several weeks ago, but now is the time to snag all the Christmas village items that are popping up on the shelves.  They look quite wintry, but when you add a coat of black paint, some glitter, and embellishments, you've got your self a perfectly spooky town!

I'll be seeing you around when I can.  You can follow me on Instagram from more frequent updates/photos of this new little guy.

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October 23, 2014

Roll-A-Pumpkin {A Fun Halloween Dice Game}

In the past, I've shared a few different versions (a snowman one and leprechaun) of this fun, simple dice game I ran across several years ago on Happy Home Fairy.

Roll-A-Pumpkin {A Fun Halloween Dice Game} @ Blissful Roots

This is always an activity in our Halloween countdown, and as we were playing it this year, I realized I've never shared the original pumpkin version of this game.

You can get the how-to in the link below, but basically all you'll need is some paper, two dice, colored pencils, crayons, or markers, and the Roll-A-Pumpkin printable instruction sheet.  Each player takes turns rolling the dice, and then following the instruction for each designated number.  The first person to complete his/her pumpkin, wins!

We've played this for years, and my boys never get sick of it!  And I love seeing how different each pumpkin turns out at the end of the game.

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October 22, 2014

Nacho Chedder Halloween Popcorn

Well, we're still anxiously awaiting baby boy number four as of today.  This little guy has an agenda all his own.  I've been early, and my water has broke with my other boys.  No water breaking, and I've all but reached my due date.  I do have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning.  Hopefully I'll have a better idea about when he'll be here after that.  We cannot wait!!

Nacho Cheese Halloween Popcorn @ Blissful Roots

So, today's recipe is a bit of a cheat.  Over the weekend we had a big birthday bash for all three of our boys.  It's the one time of year I get to go all out and put on a bit of a spread.  I wish I could have done more, but being a week away from delivery slows you down a bit!  

Nacho Cheese Halloween Popcorn @ Blissful Roots

I did manage to pull a few shortcuts that made the food pretty simple.  Like this nacho cheddar popcorn.  I knew I wanted to do some type of popcorn, and considered making a fantastic homemade concoction, but that didn't quite happen.  


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What I ended up doing was popping my own popcorn, and then topping it with melted butter, and this Kernel Season's Nacho Chedder popcorn seasoning (I found mine at Walmart).

Nacho Cheese Halloween Popcorn @ Blissful Roots

It was a total hit!  The kids loved the nacho cheddar flavor, and even the adults were hooked!  The orange color was fantastic, and with a black creepy crawler or two on top, it became even more Halloween-ish. 

Nacho Cheese Halloween Popcorn @ Blissful Roots

So, even if you're not expecting a baby in the next day or two, you could probably use a quick and simple Halloween treat.  This nacho cheddar popcorn is a great go-to!  My boys have even requested it three or four times since the party (which was just four days ago).  And I have to say, I have a hard time stopping once I've started.  Popcorn has that effect on me.  Anyone else?

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