Thursday, October 30, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Logan is here!

Hi everyone. We have a bouncing baby boy! Mr. Robert Logan made his appearance at 3:11 p.m. yesterday weighing in at 6 pounds 11 ounces. He is 20 and 1/2 inches long. And he has a ton of brown hair. He has very long fingers and is just perfect. He has the squeal of a little piglet and fortunately so far we don't hear that too often. He has been very content.

They had a very difficult time taking the stitch out of Logan's mommy's cervix. It took two doctors to do the procedure. Thanks goodness for an epidural! Once they got that taken care of labor progressed quickly and smoothly. We have fabulous doctors and nurses and we are very excited.

Logan's big brother Sawyer is on the go and too busy to stop long to check him out. We are sure that will change once he realizes that little bundle is coming home with us. LOL

Logan has enjoyed meeting his family and getting lots of love from them. Here are some pictures. Thanks to all of you who have kept us in your prayers over the last several months. We are thrilled so much that he is here safe and sound.

Trick or Treat! Like my frankenstein hat?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Maternity Leave

Well folks, if you are reading this blog on Wednesday either I'm at the hospital in labor or I may have already had little Logan. I am writing this blog post Tuesday night. The doctor decided to wait until Wednesday morning to take the stitch out of my cervix so that we wouldn't have to worry about me going into labor during the night and everything could just be monitored at the hospital. We were really happy with that decision. Especially since I love my doctor and it makes it so nice that we know he will be there and not someone on call.

So, the blog is going on maternity leave. I will check in as soon as I'm able to post pictures of our newest addition to the family. We are hoping things go smoothly so we can be home on Halloween. I am trying not to be nervous, but it will be nice when everything is over.

Y'all have a great weekend and wonderful Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Creepy Crafts


I thought I'd show y'all a picture of the Halloween flip flops I made last year. I've been wearing them out since we haven't had a bad cold snap yet and I have gotten lots of compliments on them. I bought a craft book at Michael's last year that had this idea in them. They sold these cute pumpkin flops last year, but I haven't seen them this year. If you can still find black or even orange flip flops you could make a pair.
I purchased the Martha Stewart multi ribbon pack that Michael's sold last year (I think they had it this year) and I'm trying to remember but I think I cut each piece of ribbon may an inch or inch and a half. I'd recommend taking your first piece of ribbon and tying it around one of the straps and then cutting it and then using that first one as a template to keep all the others the same length. Since this ribbon pack came with about 3 or 4 different ribbons, it is nice to alternate them so you have a really full look. The orange squares with black dots are chipboard buttons by Making Memories and were scrapbooking supplies I thought might add a little more. I just sewed them on to the ribbon near the part where the straps come together.
So, if you live in an area where it hasn't gotten cold or you are a big flip flop fan, I'd highly recommend making these.
This morning is a big morning for us. I'm headed off to the ob's office to have the stitch taken out of my cervix. Then if I don't go into labor, they will induce me tomorrow (Wednesday morning). So, our new baby boy will be here on Wednesday. I will definitley be posting an update and pictures as soon as I can. Barring any issues we should be able to be home in time for Halloween. Please say a prayer for us. With everything we've been through we are excited and nervous.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Monkey Business

Happy Monday! We had a great weekend. The doctor sprung me from bed rest, so it was wonderful to get out and do some things. It was great to be out and about.

One of our little friends will be turning one on Halloween, so we attended a birthday party for her. It was Halloween themed and was so cute. They had pin the nose on the jack o lantern and pumpkin cake. They asked that everyone come in costume. Sawyer wore his monkey costume. He LOVES Curious George, so I knew this would be the perfect costume for him this year. Also, I have a feeling this might be the last year I have a say in what he wears.

We had to get my mom to get this costume for us because all of the 2T sizes in our area were sold out at all of the Toys R' Us stores. Fortunately they had it in her area. Well, when she brought it and when he tried it on a few weeks ago, she and my mother in law laughed because it has a belly on it that sticks out. And with me standing beside him it was pretty comical with me having the pregnant belly and him with the pouchy monkey belly. So, we decided to take a picture of the two of us when we got home from the birthday party. Who has the bigger belly? LOL

I hope y'all are having a great Monday!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone! Still haven't had the baby yet. It is hard to believe that we have way exceeded expectations and made it to 37 weeks plus. I have an appointment this afternoon, so hopefully things will still be good when I go to the ob.

I wanted to share two different things today for my Fabulous Favorite Friday picks. The first is this Celestial Seasonings Tangerine Orange Zinger tea. I usually drink Constant Comment Orange tea, but when I sent dh to the store this last week they didn't have it. So, he called and asked if it was ok to get me this and I said yes. I have really enjoyed this tea. I love orange/citrus flavored tea so this was a nice change. It is caffeine free, so I have been enjoying a cup of this every evening. Once I get rid of this gestational diabetes, I'll be enjoying a cup of this tea along with some pumpkin bread. If you are a tea lover, I would recommend giving this a try.

My second pick is a tv show that dh and I usually dvr every week. It is called Pushing Daisies and it comes on Wednesday nights on ABC. This show is so cute and something about it hooked us from the beginning. If you've never seen the show, it isn't too late to start watching. It isn't a show like Lost where you'd be completely lost if you hadn't seen all the episodes.

In a nut shell, the show revolves around a guy named Ned who is a pie maker and owns a place called The Pie Hole (and man they have some good looking pie on that show). He has a secret gift to bring things back to life. If they are alive more than a minute then something else has to die. He works with a private investigator and they go to the morgue and bring folks back to life for a minute to ask who killed them. Then he and the p.i. collect the reward.

In the first season he brings back to life his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte. So, there are twists and turns from him doing that and the dynamics between the two. Also, there is a waitress who works at The Pie Hole that is madly in love with the pie maker, but he isn't in love with her so you have that working as well. The girl who places the waitress, Olive, used to play on the West Wing. Her name is Kristin Chenoworth. She is trained as an opera singer and used to be in Wicked on Broadway. They've had her sing on the show and she has such a cute personality. So does the actress who plays the pie maker's girlfriend Charlotte, aka Chuck.

I know this show probably sounds strange and morbid, but really it is a clever show and is very entertaining. And for all you knitters out there, the private investigator on the show knits. So, grab a cup of tea and a piece of pie on Wednesday nights and sit down to watch Pushing Daisies.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ghoulish Grub

This year I've seen such cute ideas when it comes to food to make for Halloween. So, I thought it would be fun today to pass on some of these ideas. I'm sure a lot of folks will be doing Halloween parties this weekend, or it would be fun to make some of these before you head out to Trick or Treat a week from tomorrow. Kids are usually so excited about leaving to get their candy that it can be hard to get them to focuse on dinner. So, having something exciting for them to eat can help get a little bit of grub in them before they start their sugar high.
I received this recipe idea from an idea from Pillsbury. I love ideas that use the premade pizza crusts.

Chicken Mummy

1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
2 tablespoons garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (from 6.5-oz container)
4 oz thinly sliced cooked deli ham
1 jar (7 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained on paper towel
6 oz thinly sliced cooked deli chicken
4 slices (2.7 oz) thinly sliced provolone cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
Sliced ripe olives, if desired.

1.Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough onto cookie sheet; stretch and very lightly press 1 short side of rectangle to about 11 inches wide. Stretch to length of 14 inches. Form shape that is nearly triangular, pressing in sides so small end measures 6 inches across.

2.Spread garlic-and-herbs cheese in 3-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of triangle to within 1/2 inch of each end.

3.From the wide end, mark dough 3 inches down from center on both sides of cheese strip. At that point, layer 2/3 of ham, peppers, chicken and provolone cheese on garlic-and-herbs cheese to 6-inch end. Starting at corners of wide end, using scissors or sharp knife, make cuts (see diagram) at an angle 1 inch apart down long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. To form head at wide end, place remaining 1/3 of filling ingredients, ending with bell pepper, in circular pile over cheese spread, leaving 1/2 inch space from body filling. Fold and shape 3-inch section of dough over filling to make rounded head, leaving opening for eyes, exposing bell pepper. Starting at mummy’s neck, alternately cross remaining strips over filling; folding bottom 1/2 inch up before crossing last 2 strips.
4.In small bowl, beat egg. Brush over dough. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

5.Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Place olives between "bandages" for mummy's eye. Cut into slices.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

When I saw this picture I knew I wanted to post this one. I've made punch before with the hands,but I've never seen it where you could get the hands colored. I love this idea and if I were to do it, I'd use something like gummy worms because they would look creepy and show up well. This recipe is also from Pillsbury.

Witches Brew Punch

6packages (.09 oz each) chewy fruit flavored snacks
2 plastic gloves
Cold water
1cup boiling water
1box (4-serving size) orange-flavored gelatin
1can (46 oz) pineapple juice, chilled
1quart (4 cups) apple cider, chilled
1/4cup lemon juice
1 bottle (33.8 oz) ginger ale, chilled

1.Place 3 packages of fruit snacks in each plastic glove. Pour cold water over fruit snacks, filling to within 1 inch of top; tie end of each glove. Freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours.
2.In 3-quart pitcher or bowl, pour boiling water on gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice, apple cider and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate.
3.Just before serving, peel off gloves; place ice hands in punch bowl, fruit snack side up.
4.Pour punch into punch bowl over hands. Gently stir in ginger ale.

Halloween Cookie Pizza

1 (18-oz.) roll Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup candy corn
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz. can)

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12-inch pizza pan with foil; grease foil. Cut cookie dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices; arrange in bottom of greased foil-lined pan. With floured fingers, press slices to form crust.
2.Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
3.Using foil lining, lift crust from pan; carefully remove foil from crust. Place crust on serving platter or tray. Spread peanut butter evenly over crust. Sprinkle evenly with candy corn and chocolate chips.
4.Melt 1/4 cup frosting in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until thin and of drizzling consistency.* Drizzle icing over cookie pizza. Cut into wedges or squares.
I hope you get an opportunity to try some of these recipes. I love how you can get creative with food this time of the year. Let me know if you decide to give any of these a try.
We are still on baby watch and I go back to the doctor tomorrow. Things are going well.
Check back tomorrow for my Fabulous Favorite Friday post. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Howl O Ween

Since the doctor said I could ease up a little bit on my bed rest, tonight when dh came home we all hopped in the car and headed out to Petsmart. Last year was the first year we did this. They have an event called Howl O Ween where they take your pets picture and they have a costume contest. Unfortunately we weren't able to do the costume contest this year. We actually won 2nd place last year. I made a costume last year for our Boston Terrier, Miss Zoe. She was an Ipup.

They have a really cute frame they put the picture in. Last year we all got in the picture and we did that again this year. Our little boy has a Halloween shirt with a Boston Terrier on it that has horns on it, so he wore that. My sister bought it for him. They have them at Target. It actually turned out to be a cute family picture. They use this as a fundraiser, so it is a nice event to support. They gave us a bag of treats for the pup.

Since we got there later, we didn't see many dogs in costume. I had grabbed the camera in hopes of catching some to show y'all, but we only saw one dog in costume. But, we did see a white parrot that was very loud. The girl who had it was afraid the bird would scare my son, but he just stared at the bird like it was crazy. That is the funny thing about him, things that would normally scare any other 2 year old don't scare him. There are very few things that scare him. He was fascinated with the bird.

So, that is another Halloween tradition we've started. We are crazy dog people and must celebrate the holidays with our pup. LOL

Did any of you attend a Howl O Ween event at your local Petsmart? Do you plan to dress up your pet?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We've fired up the lights

Happy Tuesday everyone! Well, I have reached that magical mark of 37 weeks. I am so excited. My ob didn't think I'd make it this far, so we feel so blessed. Such an answer to many prayers. We will actually have a full term baby. Such a long journey.

Tonight when dh came home he got out our Halloween decoration box and strung some pumpkin lights on the rails of our front porch. We also have these circle kind of lights that hang in two of our windows. One is a witch and the other a black cat. I bought these at the Dollar General a few years ago. This is the first Halloween that our little boy has paid any attention to this kind of thing, so it was neat to see him looking at the lights once everything was turned on.

I have to say I love seeing lights for winter holidays. Yes, we are becoming the Griswold's, especially at Christmas. We especially LOVE seeing Christmas lights and drive around many nights. I think the reason I like them so much is that with it getting dark earlier and earlier, seeing lights at my house and at others is so cheerful. It is nice to see that cheery glow in the distance.

So, do you put up Halloween lights? If so, what kind do you have?

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown


Happy Monday everyone! We decided Saturday evening that we would pull out our DVD of It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and watch it with our little boy. This is the first year he has been old enough to sit down and really watch it with us. It was so cute seeing him engrossed in the adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and the rest of the gang.
Dh and I grew up watching this and it was so nice to start sharing it with our son. Every year it has gotten harder to find out when they air this on tv, so it was great last year when DH bought a three DVD set that has this along with the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials. So now we can plan on a night that suits our family to make sure we get to watch these great classics.
We are now in the final stretch of the month, so be sure to make time one evening to break out the popcorn and watch this Halloween classic.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone. I am still hanging in there. I'm writing this post Thursday evening to post bright and early Friday morning, so hopefully I will hang in there during the night. I am supposed to go to the ob Friday afternoon, so we will see what he has to say during that appointment. He did say on Wednesday he didn't think I would last another week.

For my Fabulous Favorite Friday picks, I wanted to show you some fun, fall sweet treats. We got these Little Debbie Fall Marshmallow Treats for my little guy. He loves Rice Krispie Treats so he likes these. They are such a cute orange and yellow. So, if you are looking for an easy way to get into the fall/Halloween spirit here are some easy snacks to do that you don't even bake. I love seeing something like this in cool colors. As you can see below, they also have some other types of all cakes. Oh, and if you're not a chocolate fan they come in a vanilla cake too.
I hope you have a great weekend and I hope to check in Monday. Unless of course we've had a baby over the weekend. Which whenever that happens, I will try to get some kind of post up to let folks know.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Pumpkin Patch

I had my doctor's appointment yesterday and the doctor has said he doesn't think I'll make it another week. So, we will have little Logan with us soon.

A few weeks ago, I noticed on my way to the doctor's this really cute display at one of the pumpkin patches on the way. I finally remembered to pack my digital camera because I just had to get a picture of this to share with you. I am a big Wizard of Oz fan, so I was excited to see the Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Lion and Scarecrow hanging out. This is a small pumpkin patch and I thought it was such a creative, eye catching way to get people's attention.
I hope this brings a smile to your face today. If you have any unique Halloween displays in your area, I'd love to see pictures. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

She's Got Legs..


Ok, I guess the bed rest is addling my brain because I was trying to think up a catchy title for this post and that ZZ Top song came in my mind. LOL
I got this project sent to me in an email I got from Better Homes and Gardens. Their recent emails have had such cute ideas and when I saw this I knew I had to share it. I just love this different idea for decorating a pumpkin, especially one that is tall because they seem to be harder to come up with ways to decorate. What especially drew me to this project was the cute use of the grosgrain ribbon. If you go to BH&G website, they have a template you can download that will help you with painting on this design.
I know Halloween is two weeks away, but I think it is fun to start looking at ways to decorate, including picking out stencils. We have a number of the Pumpkin Master kits that we've bought after Halloween in years past, so I always like using those. We usually try to do our carving no more than two days before, especially if the weather is warm. I usually like to carve them on the 30th of October. I like my pumpkins looking as fresh as they can on Halloween.
I was doing some searching and found this website which has some cute free stencils.
If you've already started thinking about decorating your pumpkin(s) or have one that is already decorated, I'd love to hear or see what you've done. I hope this gets your creative juices flowing.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spooky Moldy Oldies


HappyTuesday everyone. What a great day. I have made it to 36 weeks in this pregnancy. God is good.

I was surfing the net and remembered something cool I'd seen in the stores bbr (before bed rest). Wilton has these really neat silicone molds you can buy and make mini cakes with them. I love this pumpkin mold because you could easily use it for Halloween and for Thanksgiving. I think these would be so cute. I'm guessing you could even make pumpkin bread in them. I just love this shape. The nice thing about this size is it is just the right size for a nice dessert, especially after having a heavy fall meal.

Here is another cute mold that has spiders and spider webs. I found the pictures for both of these on the Wilton cake decorating website. I believe Target and Wal Mart sell things like this in their seasonal sections. I have seen little cake/cup cake decorating supplies at Wal Mart. Usually you can find stuff like this, cup cake liners, sprinkles, etc.
So, do you plan on making any tasty, tempting treats for Halloween? Hey we all can't be Martha so grab a box of cake mix and have some fun. No one says they have to be home made. Well, maybe you can say they are home made if you make them in your home. LOL
A tip I'd recommend if you are interested in making something quick and easy is use a cake mix as the base, but add to it. I love getting carrot cake mix and adding coconut, pecans, and golden raisins. I'm guessing you could probably get any cake mix and add some pumpkin fillling to it to get that seasonal taste.
As always, I'd love to hear some feedback if you decide to make some tasty treats for your little ghosts and goblins.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Make Over

Well, I thought in honor of fall and Halloween, I'd pick out a different template to get my blog a face lift. So, I hope you are enjoying this pumpkin orange color. I was fortunte enough to find out about this cool place to get them called Aqua Poppy. There is a button near the bottom of the blog if you are interested.

I love thinking about Halloween and doing fun food and drinks. In years past, I've done punch and had a hand floating in it. If you haven't seen how to do it before, all you do is get a plastic glove and fill it with water. Use a rubber band or some string to tie up the end. Place in the freezer over night. Once the water is frozen you can cut up the glove and it will be in the shape of a hand. I saw this year's ago on Martha Stewart's Halloween special. Which by the way I saw recently again on the Fine Living Network.

I do a search for fun Halloween treats and thought this recipe looked really cute for a Boo Beverage and thought I'd share it with you today. The ingredients make it sound like something that would be good if you were doing a brunch. Oh, a Boo Brunch. How cute would that be? Pumpkin pancakes. You can see where this is going. LOL
This is from the Allrecipes website. Don't you just love this picture of it?
Boo Beverage
2 cups orange juice
2 cups milk
2 pints orange sherbet
4 ripe bananas
2 cups whipped topping
18 miniature chocolate chips

In four batches, process the orange juice, milk, sherbet and bananas in a blender until smooth. Pour into glasses. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with whipped topping. Pipe a ghost shape on top of each beverage. Position chocolate chips for eyes.

I'd love to hear if you are planning a Halloween party and if so what good things you plan on doing.

Friday, October 10, 2008

More Boo for You!


Happy Friday everyone! I am still hanging in there. It is hard to believe we are almost to 36 weeks. I am hoping this will be a quiet weekend. I have had some contractions over the last few days and checked in with my obs office this morning. They said if I have more than 6 in an hour to call. Fortunately I haven't had anything like that.
I am tired of the bed rest and hope the ob will ease up on that next week. I'll see what the doctor says next Wednesday.
Since I haven't been able to go anywhere, I've been wracking my brain to think of things to share with you for Fabulous Favorite Friday. And, I decided today might be a good day to share with two books that are big hits here at my house. The first is a book my little boy was given last year called Biscuit's Pet & Play Halloween. Biscuit is a puppy and it talks about him going out on Halloween. The cool thing about this book is that it has different things on each page for a child to touch. The first page has a furry cat and then the other pages have things like a scarecrow's scratchy straw, etc.
My sister's sister in law has been helping keep my son while I've been on bed rest, and she was so kind to bring this book as a present this week. My son LOVES Curious George and when she saw this book at Target she picked it up for him.
I love how this book has different tabs on the sides and it shows George participating in a number of different Halloween things including a Halloween party. My son has loved flipping through this book. I love the illustrations and have always been a Curious George fan too.
So, those are my two picks for this week. I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Crafty Boos

Well, now that we are into the month of October, it is that time of year when we break out the pumpkins and fun decorations to get ready for Halloween. I wanted to share these two projects with you that I received in an email from Better Homes & Gardens.

I am really drawn to fall/Halloween decorations that have a classic look to them. So, when I saw the email that had this project it really caught my eye. I thought the white boards and pumpkins were really striking.

You don't actually have to paint your steps, you use pieces of wood you can put in front of your steps.

If you don't feel like painting the letters, I have seen that Michael's sells some big letter kids in Martha Stewart's Halloween line. So that may be something to check out. Here is a link to the instructions on how to put this project together.

Here is the second project that I loved. This is a great way to "go green" for recycling your tin cans from around the house. These little luminary cans are just adorable and something that you could do as a Saturday project with older children.

How cute would these look lining your walk way for Trick or Treaters on Halloween? I like the idea that you can do different designs.

Here is a link to the directions for doing this project.

If you decide to do either of these projects, I'd love to hear back from you. Or, if you are doing something else creative to decorate for fall and Halloween, please let me know. I'd love to share them on my blog.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Let's talk Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to decorate and do fun things to get ready. It is nice that Halloween is at the end of the month so you can start to do things on October 1st.
Of course this year I haven't been able to do the decorating I wanted because of being on bed rest, but I have been able to work on a few cards this weekend.

This card I made by stamping the pumpkin and the Boo message onto paper. I love this ribbon. It came in a pack of ribbons I got last year in the scrapbooking section of Target.
When I make cards, I usually keep them pretty simple because I haven't graduated to the level of some card makers who can put lots of details and layers in their cards. But, I'm working on it.
If you are interested in trying to make some cards, but don't want to invest a lot of money or you want to do a cheap project with your kids,
check out Michael's crafts. The pumpkin stamp and boo stamp on the first card, and then the skull and cross bones stamp on the second card are all wooden stamps I bought for $1 at Michael's. The brand is called Studio G. They usually have these stamps for various holidays, not just Halloween.
Even if you buy Halloween cards at the store, these stamps are fun to let kids stamp on the outside of the envelopes.
The top card is actually going to be a topper for a treat bag. I'll try to post a picture of one of the finished treat bags when I put it together. Who doesn't love some good treats?
Check back tomorrow for more Halloween chatting. I've got my next doctor's appointment in the morning, so my next post might not happen until the afternoon. We've reached another milestone today, 35 weeks!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone! Another week down and we are marching forward towards week 35 of this pregnancy. We got a good report from the ob on Wednesday. I'm still on bed rest, but I'm hopeful that if I can make it two more weeks to 36 weeks the doctor will ease up on that. He said we are taking this week by week. When they did my ultrasound on Wednesday, they were pleased with how the stitch in my cervix is holding up and the baby was responding well and the amount of fluid was good too. He is weighing approximately 5 pounds 3 ounces, so his weight was good to. Getting that good news at the appointment has really lifted my spirits. After 3 weeks of being on bed rest and house arrest, it is good to hear that what I've been doing is working. Hopefully this little guy will hang on a little bit longer.

And now for my Fabulous Favorite Friday picks. Before I went on bed rest, I saw this soda in the store and we were finally able to find it in diet (have to do that because of the gestational diabetes). But it comes in regular and diet. It is Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash. I LOVE this soda. I can tell that I would like it in the regular, even though I've been drinking the diet. The diet reminds me of how Diet Dr.Pepper tastes the closest to regular Dr. Pepper.

Apparently Pepsi has this out as a seasonal soda. I highly recommend this soda. I can see this being one where it would be great as a mixed drink (think Sandra Lee and her cocktail time).

So, if you are looking for something new to try, check out Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Splash.

My second Fabulous Friday pick are these slippers from Target. I LOVE these slippers. My sweet sister sent these to me. Aren't they cute for Halloween? Before I went on bed rest, I saw them and I know they have different designs too.

Last year for Christmas my sister got me a pair for Christmas pair and I have loved them. They stretch so it is a one size fits all and they run $4.99. Also, the bottom of these say Meow that is made of a material that will keep you from slipping around in them.

If you saw my previous post this week about Booing, these would be really cute to put in a Boo bag. Or, if you plan on doing Elfing for Christmas, keep your eye out for the Christmas ones. They'd also make a great stocking stuffer for someone.

Have a great weekend. If you get either this soda or these slippers, I'd love to hear that you did and see what you think about them.

Check back today

I've got to eat breakfast and get settled, but I have 2 awesome things to share with you for my Fabulous Favorite Friday post. Stay tuned!

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