Mantel {FALL} Makeover

IMG_4589 Even though FALL is NOT in the air this week (82 today). I decided it was time to do a Mantel Makeover to celebrate my FAV season. This makeover only cost me $6. for the Halloween banner, everything else, I already had!! My fav part of the whole mantel is the Candy Pumpkin Tree that Jack and I made this afternoon, with left over candy, pumpkin candy corn that he had to have! (and didn’t like, did I mention during the melt down in Wally he had “needing” the afore mentioned candy corn, I told him he wouldn’t like it!!) Branches we collected in the yard and some festive ribbon I had on hand.  Cute, don’t ya think?

IMG_4591 Hubs suggested I make an apple necklace for the deer. I may just take that challenge. Any suggestions?

Are you doing any FALL/Harvest/ Halloween Makeovers?

xoxo, Mama Bird

up next…

Carmel Apple Cake &

Front Door {Harvest} Makeover!!

Valentine’s Lollipops

P2021860I was looking through Valentine’s Ideas when I saw that Trendy Treehouse  did a great post and I was super excited to find Roots & Wings Co who posted this great recipe for Nana’s Suckers. I had never made suckers before but these were so cute that I had to give it a try. I had a little trouble finding sucker  molds. I didn’t have time to order the snazzy stainless steel ones they had so mine are a lot thinner. I think they turned out quit well. Especially since I had never even used a candy thermometer!! Thanks to the Sisters over at Roots & Wings Co I am in love and think I will be making suckers for every holiday!!
I halved the recipe. I only had 1 mold (5 lollipops) and this recipe made about 15 pops.
1 c sugar
1/4 c light karo syrup
1/4 c water
Bring to 260 degrees on a candy thermometer and then add coloring (I like the paste) and when it hits 290 take off heat and add flavoring. I used cherry.
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This is what it looks like just as you need to remove it from the heat!! P2021864This is how I am going to give them to Jack’s Class.