Saturday, September 19, 2015

Zombie Eyeball Lollipops

Zombie Eyeball Pops..Bloodshot Eyeballs Lollipops..whatever you call them, they're Gross! Kinda like the Zombies themselves.

Speaking of Zombies..are you a "Walking Dead" fan? I probably would have been when I was younger..but I just can't handle the gross factor!

Let me take you back to 2012.
"The Walking Dead" had already been filming in Senoia for quite some time. Soo.. 
My hubby and I had spent the evening with family at his sister's house, and as we were heading home we passed through the town's center. I saw that "The Walking Dead" was filming and I wanted to stop and watch along with a few others that had already gathered.

At that time, we had never even seen the show. It was just kinda neat to see them filming. Then several people crossed the ropes and were walking through our little crowd.
I had no idea they were the stars of the show, but it didn't take me long to figure it out as they began chatting with the fans and generously taking photos with everyone.

So just for fun I asked my hubby to take a shot of me with one of them. I later found out the actor's name was Norman Reedus. (I googled the cast when we got home.) He, along with the others were really just super nice, spending several minutes with us all.

Well, I thought it would be interesting to watch one of the shows to see what it was all about, plus see the town and landmarks that we knew and loved. But, I just did not have the stomach for it. Ewww!  Although, I do have the eyes for it! Zombie Eyes that is!

You can see the "Walker Stalkers" in the small town on any given day. But, meeting one of the stars might not be as easy as it once was. As we were leaving my in-laws from a family Labor Day weekend cook-out, filming was taking place behind the huge walls they erected last year. We saw several signs stating that due to safety reasons, the cast has been asked not to stop for photos, etc.    

These photos were taken on my cell phone.
I know the quality..or lack terrible! back to our pops.
I was 'eyeballing' my peppermint candies, when it hit me right between the eyes! These would make perfect bloodshot eyeballs.

Let's make some.

~Large Candy Eyeballs
~Lollipop Sticks
~Food Color Pens

Using your pens, color the whites of the eyeballs.

*if you don't have food color pens, just mix a little food color with water and use a paintbrush to apply color*
Place peppermint candy on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 6 minutes.
Remove from oven, insert lollipop stick and gently press in colored eyeball. 
These are pretty gross looking, but on the bright side these will freshen even the worst zombie breath! *wink*

I made a couple without coloring the eyes.
I like these too!
We could even call them "Eye Candy" but that's totally up to you!

Thanks for dropping by, Karen

Monday, September 14, 2015

Home Sweet Home Marshmallow Pops

HOME SWEET HOME marshmallow pops!

It has been shaping up to be a sweet September.

We kicked off Labor Day weekend with "Dinner & a Movie" date night.

Have you heard about the movie War Room?

Best. Movie. Ever.
It's my new favorite. Prayer is powerful indeed..i hope you all get to see it!

Another sweet date on the calendar was this weekend's 1st birthday party for my adorable granddaughter.

Her party had been postponed while my daughter and her husband remodeled their new home. Still a work in progress, the house was deemed ready for a get-together.

And so, in honor of my daughter, son-in-law and grandbabies', home sweet home, I made Home Sweet Home marshmallows!

These are meant for the kids to decorate and eat. They would be perfect for an after-school snack.

Mom can dip-dye the houses so they can be dry and ready to decorate when the kiddos get home.
Or wouldn't these be cute wrapped in cello bags to give to your new neighbor?
..or how about decorating them like bird houses..

However you decide..they will be sweet! 
Dip a long, sharp knife in water and wiping off excess, cut marshmallow diagonally as shown below.
Lightly dampen cut side of marshmallow and attach to another marshmallow.
Insert paper straw and let marshmallow completey dry to make sure it sticks together well.
Mix a few drops food coloring with water.
Dip marshmallow into dye for about 5 seconds.
Let completely dry. 
I should have used a rack like Meaghan did with her adorable Dip-dyed marshmallow hearts. 
But I didn't and mine wanted to stick to the paper towels I let them dry on.
Catastrophe averted..i got them off in time!
Well color me pretty..aren't these cute?!
I used Airheads, sprinkles and Candy Decorating pens to sweeten up my houses.

Sweet thoughts, Karen!

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