Monday, April 23, 2012

My New Favorite Movie App

My kids and their endless imaginations never cease to amaze me. Here's my NEW favorite App for my iphone.  It's called "Silent Film Director". 
I love the grainy old time film, and the music just makes anything they do seem funny!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gnome, Anyone?

My amazing cousisn made these Gnomes for a party recently.  What says spring better than a sweet, jovial, sometimes mischievous Gnome?

 Her daughter made the background "villiage" using heavy paper and crayons. Very fun.

So, here's how to make your own Gnomes at home:
You'll need:
Sugar cones, icing, twizzlers in various colors, jelly belly jelly beans, mini chocolate chips and 2 sizes of cupcakes (mini and regular), white chocolate discs for melting, colored sugar.

For the hats: cover the sugar cone in white chocolate and roll in colored sugar.
The body:  a mini cupcake set upside-down on top of the regular cupcake.
The arms: twizzlers the the end clipped enough to jam a jelly belly "hand".
The face: 2 mini chocolate chips for eyes and a jelly belly for the nose.
Lots of icing piped all over for the beard and hair.

I especially liked the tiny mushrooms sprinkled on the tray ( made from gum drops and tiny cake/cookie decorative balls).  The green "grass" is colored shreaded coconut.

They tasted good too!