Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Birthday Success!

For this hump day I'd like to share a few pictures of my happy husband on his birthday yesterday. He was thrilled to have a handmade card, home baked macaroni and cheese and freshly made chocolate chip cookies. He prefers those to cake! :)


Look at that adorable smile! That was my goal in making his day special...and it doesn't take much since he's a very happy go lucky kind of guy!


Here's a plate of the hot, just out of the oven macaroni and cheese. Ah, comfort food! The recipe I use is from a Food and Wine book called Pasta. I posted this recipe last fall on my blog since it's a favorite in our home. Click here to see that post.


And here's the chocolate chip cookies! I just used the standard Toll House recipe which Dan also loves! I think it's the taste and nostalgic feeling of having eaten these all his life that he loves so much!

Before I end this post, I'd also like to share another thing I made yesterday. I also got a little crafty project made in between the cooking and baking. There's a new digital kit out at Two Peas in a Bucket called, Not So Frightful' from Jen Martakis. I created these hybrid Halloween tags with the kit.


I've really enjoyed creating Halloween tags this season since they can be used for so many different things! I decorated our black Halloween tree with some.


Here's a tag attached to a vintage Ball jar full of those candy corn we all know and love, even if we don't like the taste of them! ;)


These tags are perfect for dressing up a pillow box. I like to use pillow boxes for gift cards since they are the perfect size!


For my last sample I attached one of the tags to a cello bag filled with Hershey's miniatures. These are great for sending with your child to school for their Halloween parties.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Having you visit is a TREAT! Hope you can spare a little time tomorrow and see some more spook-tacular crafts! :) Kathy

9 comments:

Amy Heller said...

That is adorable, and the same thing my husband loves for his birthday - homemade mac n cheese. Very cute!! Love your card BTW! :)

Michelle said...

I love Chocolate Chip cookies too:-) But I do like cake equally..

Those tags are so darling, such a cute bunch of halloween decorations!

Cheryl Nelson said...

YUM!! This whole post is just delicious! I have to agree with your hubby on the choc. chip cookies...much better than cake imo. It is the one food I really can't resist. Your tags could not be cuter!

Niki Estes said...

What cute tags, Kathy! Happy birthday to your husband!

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm so glad Dan had a lovely birthday yesterday! The mac and cheese looks amazing and so do the cookies. Peter always prefers cookies on his birthday over cake, too.
I am in love with those tags. How stinkin' cute is that ghost!! Love his funky shape and love the multi-colored sentiment. Awesome background paper, too.

Sue W said...

Beautiful little projects Kathy! Love the labels....
So glad your DH enjoyed his Birthday .... the smile says it all!

Lynn said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby!! that mac and cheese and cookies are right up my alley! And...of course, love the tags...feel free to send me that big jar of candy corn :)!

Shirl said...

I'm drooling just reading this post! Doesn't help that I'm doing this during my lunch time! ;)

Lovely tags and so versatile too....I {heart} the ghost! :)

Kay said...

What a fantastic birthday celebration you had for your husband! He DOES look like a happy camper! LOVE your cute Halloween tags. I can think of many uses for them! Lovin' that little ghost!! ♥♥ Kay

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