Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com Inspiring you to sew, cook and create. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:53:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 /wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-new-favicon-150x150.jpg Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com 32 32 25 Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids /17-halloween-party-games-for-kids/ /17-halloween-party-games-for-kids/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:47:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2015/10/17-halloween-party-games-for-kids.html 25 Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids

Planning a Halloween Party or playdate for the kids this year?  Time to crank the fun up a few notches with these 25 amazing and crowd-pleasing, creative Halloween Party Games for Kids that are loads of fun! (updated for 2019)

Best Halloween Games for Your Party

Our neighborhood night out is towards the end of October this year and we decided to make it a Halloween Block Party!  I’ve been searching around the web for the best Halloween games for kids and came up with a pretty good list to share with you today…

 

Whether your party is “fall themed” or full-on Halloween, any of these classic Halloween games would be spooktacularly fun and are great for all ages!

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This Easy Crockpot Meatball Sub Recipe is a perfect dinner idea for busy nights. What I love is you can use frozen meatballs plus a couple of other pantry staples, and you’ll have a satisfying dinner on the table with less than 5 minutes of prep work! 

Don’t want to mess with the Crockpot?  Don’t worry, I got you covered and have included instructions for how to put these meatball sandwiches together on the stovetop. 

My slow cooker has been getting quite a workout lately with our busy weeknight schedule!

My son attends a martial arts program after school a few days a week and has to be picked up by 6.

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Scrap Buster Alert: Easy Quilted Fabric Coaster Tutorial /fabric-coaster-tutorial/ /fabric-coaster-tutorial/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:46:45 +0000 /?p=104959 Scrap Buster Alert: Easy Quilted Fabric Coaster Tutorial

Looking for a quick and easy scrap-busting project that is actually useful? Then you need to make these adorable Fabric Coasters! If you love easy quilting projects, you will really enjoy whipping out these DIY coasters with this easy fabric coaster tutorial. 

DIY Coasters

I’ve been cleaning and organizing my craft room for what seems like months now.  Actually, it has been months. You should have seen what it has looked since our move. It was bad, lol. Somehow my craft room was turned into the “dumping ground” for the entire house.  

Good news is I’ve made a ton of progress.  There are no moving boxes in my room (I will admit to a couple in the closet…) and I’ve done quite a bit of decluttering/destashing and rehoming unused items. 

My next goal is to hang some shelves and a pegboard system from Ikea and work on organizing the 2 closets I still have stuff in.

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Girls Sleeveless Tunic Top (pattern hack) /girls-sleeveless-tunic-top-pattern-hack/ /girls-sleeveless-tunic-top-pattern-hack/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:42:08 +0000 /?p=102878 Girls Sleeveless Tunic Top (pattern hack)

How to sew a Girls Sleeveless Tunic Top using my free sleeveless nightgown pattern!  (Pattern Hack of the nightgown pattern – available in sizes 3 to 16.)

Wow, we are 2 weeks into September already and it is still so hot around here!  We finally broke out of the hundreds earlier this week with some rain and clouds on Wednesday. I just checked the weather and it looks like the temps will stay right around 100 for at least the next 7 days.  I was really hoping we would not break 100 again this year, but it looks like this is the year of never-ending summer!

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Amazing Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe /stovetop-cinnamon-apple-recipe/ /stovetop-cinnamon-apple-recipe/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:09:51 +0000 http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/?p=69478 Amazing Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe

Got Apples?  This Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe is super easy to make (not including the apple peeling ) and is probably one of the yummiest non-chocolate desserts out there.  The cinnamon-infused apples taste like buttery warm apple pie filling and if served with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream, you’ll be in cinnamon apple ice cream heaven, I promise!  (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the printable recipe.)

Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Recipe

Who doesn’t love a recipe that tastes incredible and makes your house smell amazing at the same time?

Remember that old realtor trick of baking cookies right before a showing?

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Ultimate Game Day Snacks (that look like you spent hours in the kitchen) /ultimate-game-day-snacks-ideas/ /ultimate-game-day-snacks-ideas/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:00:39 +0000 /?p=99629 Ultimate Game Day Snacks (that look like you spent hours in the kitchen)

Ready to impress your friends and family with easy game day appetizers and snack hacks?  From Easy Chicken Nachos to a fun twist on Chicken and Waffles to a trio of delicious dips for your Crispy Chicken Strips, there's a snack for everyone in this amazing appetizer line up! (It will look like you spent hours in the kitchen when in reality; you had the snacks on the table in 20 minutes!)

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10 Snack Ideas Kids will ask for again and again! /10-snack-ideas-for-kids/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 22:05:34 +0000 http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/?p=23912 10 Snack Ideas Kids will ask for again and again!

As a mom of 2 hungry kiddos, I am frequently tasked with the mission of coming up with new, yummy and nutritious after school snacks.  Today, I’m sharing a quick roundup of 10 Creative After School Snack Ideas that your kids will ask for again and again. (Bonus: most of these snack ideas can be tossed together in just a few minutes with everyday ingredients!)

 

Healthy After School Snack Ideas

When my kids come in the door after a long day of school and riding home on the bus, I want to have healthy snacks available for them to grab and eat without too much hassle or prep work on my part.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe /homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe/ /homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:43:42 +0000 http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/?p=31764 Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Just checked the calendar and GUESS WHAT?  Starbucks has announced the release date of their pumpkin spice latte, yum! (the in-store release date is 8/27/19.) Want to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at home?  Learn how to whip up a batch of these delicious fall-inspired lattes with the Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe.  Made with milk, pumpkin, sugar and spices and tastes as good as any store-bought version.

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Yea, we did it – made it through the first week of school!

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Win a Cricut Explore Air 2 (Plus My 1st Infusible Ink Project) /infusible-ink-tote-cricut-giveaway/ /infusible-ink-tote-cricut-giveaway/#comments Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:02:12 +0000 /?p=101465 Win a Cricut Explore Air 2 (Plus My 1st Infusible Ink Project)

I’ve got some really exciting news to share today… I am giving away a brand-new Cricut Explore Air 2! (Scroll to the bottom fo the entry form – You must have a US mailing address for me to ship to.)

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a post a few weeks back about my new Cricut Explore Air 2 and the insulated wine glasses I customized with vinyl. (They’re so cute! I’m planning a blog post next week about the wine glasses and the designs I created and used, so stay tuned for that.)

Cricut had reached out asked if I wanted to participate on Instagram in the launch of an exclusive version of the Explore Air 2 available only at Walmart.

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave /corn-on-the-cob-in-the-microwave/ /corn-on-the-cob-in-the-microwave/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:39:12 +0000 /?p=99332 How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

Late summer means corn is in season! Nothing better than sweet corn on the cob, dripping with butter with lots of salt and pepper. Did you know you can microwave corn on the cob? Save time and energy with today’s trick on how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave!  

I have two children with eating habits that are on the complete opposite ends of the spectrum. One has a very adventurous palate (takes after her dad) and will eat anything, including almost all veggies.  

The other, won’t let anything green come within a foot of his plate.

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