Does the sight of blood make you sick? Well here is a super easy recipe that you can make for your next Halloween party.

Makes about 12 lollipops
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • red food coloring
  • white lollipops stick - you can find them at your local craft store.
You can even add flavor oils like peppermint or strawberry if you like.
Step 1
Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved completely. If you have a candy thermometer it will register 300 degrees to 310 degrees (hard-crack stage), 5 to 7 minutes.

While the sugar is boiling lay out your lollipop sticks onto a silicon baking mat ( I put my baking mat onto a cookie sheet to make it easier to move around and a nice hard level surface).

Step 2
Once you have placed your lollipop sticks down - Fill a larger pot with ice water. When your sugar mixture is ready - 300 degrees to 310 degrees, immediately set the pan into ice-water bath to stop the cooking (syrup will steam vigorously - be careful of the steam); let sit about 25 seconds. Swirl pan 1 minutes more to cool - it while still be bubbling, that's OK .

Step 3
Working very quickly, pour syrup onto the silicon baking sheets, forming circles (2 to 31/2 inches in diameter) and spacing pours about 3 inches apart - then press in lollipop sticks. I went very randomly - wherever there was space I made a lollipop.

The fun part:
With the red food coloring - squirt a few drops in to each lollipop (I would do one at a time to make it easier to work with), using one of the lollipop sticks drags the stick through some of the food coloring to get the desired look for the "blood". I add a few more drops to the blood coagulated look.
Let stand for about 5 - 10 minutes for the sugar to harden completely.

Now - go out there and share your blood lollipops.

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Here is a super fun and easy Faux Pearl Necklace that you can make with just 3 ingredients you have in your pantry.  A great rainy day afternoon for the kids or a serious jewerly junky.
Step 1
Measure out your pantry ingredients:
 1 cup of water
 1.5 cups of salt - table salt 
 1 cup of corn starch 
 1 mixing bowl and spoon
 To put the entire necklace together you will need 1 long needle, strong thread and a fancy  metal clasp. 
Step 2 
Add you water and salt and bring to a boil. I like when the salt has almost dissolved completely. Once you have a good boil turn down the heat and quickly add the cornstarch. Start to stir - almost like magic the cornstarch will overtake the water and form a sticky paste - keep stirring.
Step 3 
Spoon a good size amount of dough out of the cooking pot and add to a mixing bowl *** remember this dough is going to be really hot so please do not touch it yet. Add some more corn starch and stir away.
Step 4 
Once the dough has cooled you can start to mold and shape in your hands. You might want to add more cornstarch to get the right consistency that you desire.
Step 5 
Now you can start to roll out the little pearls to make your necklace. You can even add some food coloring to make different color pearls - so much fun. 
Step 6 
Once you have all your pearls rolled out - using a good size needle poke a hole throught each one. Let them all dry for about 48 hours so they can get hard. Once dried, you will be able to use the needle with thread and sew your pearls together to make your necklace and/or bracelet. Have fun with making all kinds of jewerly - this clay can be molded to make almost anything and it is so easy to make.
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Come and celebrate my Super Sweet 29th Birthday Party Contest - 6th time around. I will be hosting my own birthday party live online for all to share in.
My new "crazy" idea is to share my birthday party live over the web so everyone can join in on the super awesome fun. 
When: Saturday May 9th 
Time: 4:00pm
Come and chat with me, sing karaoke, listen to grown adults try to play Rockband (my new favorite game ever) learn how to make great easy/fast party food, tips on party hosting and so much more.  
 The party will be from 4pm on May the 9th at:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/birthday-party---29-again-for-the-4th-time%21 Click the link on May 9th when I go live with my birthday party.
How to play along: All you have to do to is R.S.V.P here by leaving me a comment on this post ( ends midnight May 9th)  and I will add you to my "guest list". 
Prizes: FUN FILLED PARTY PRIZE BOX - Open it up and you too can have a party.
Contest ends: May 9th 12:00 Midnight 
Details: When commenting - please don't use anonymous - It's so hard to give a prize away to "anonymous". I will  then pull a random comment and announce on May 10th the winner so check back to see who won - it might just be you. 
Hope to see you all there with me live on May the 9th at 4PM
Remember it's an Ice Cream social so bring along your favorite ice cream with sprinkles. 
Super easy to make and so much fun - have fun and enjoy!
Here is a list of what you will need to make this wallet
- 8 track
- hot glue gun
- fabric
- pliers
- long zipper
First you will use your pliers to open up the 8 track - once open remove the music tape. With your pliers try and remove some of the ugly plastic from the inside. It will make it much nicer to close and to add your items.
Use the fabric to trace the outside edge - then cut out leaving enough on the edge of the fabric to turn under.
Using your trusty hot glue gun - glue the zipper to all edges of the 8 track.
Once you have finished glueing the zipper to both sides use the fabric to line the insides of the 8 track with your hot glue gun - it will hide any flaws that might have happened while glueing the sides and the inside of the 8 track. Then you are done - put your favorite lipstick and some change inside and you are on your way!!!
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This project took 2 days - I had to let the glue dry overnight- stupid long drying glue. When my grandmother passed away she left all of her spoons from her many travels to me. They have been sitting in a plastic bag. I decided to take them out and display them Martha Stewart Style ( or I think this is how Martha would have displayed them herself.)
I took my glow worms from my toy collection 1980’s Christmas past outside - they haven’t seen day-lite in a while so I thought I could super charge them with the sun. They were one of my favorite toys from my past. My pictures are titled Day Glow. Who had Glow Worms when they were little??? Thing a day 5
If you know me you would know that I am horrified of sharks - don't ask me why? So I just found this amazing little tea infuser that made me giggle with fright and I wanted to share. Sharky is designed by Pablo Matteoda.
Today I was really struggling with what to make - that’s a problem with only 3 days into it right? So I went to my Magical Mysterious Lot of Goodies and found the not so used yard sale tags ( I was planning a yard sale 3 years ago and never used them ). For what ever reason my grandmother popped into my head and I remembered her favorite TV show when I was younger Hee-Hah. Minnie Pearl was her favorite character on the show, So I dedicated this necklace to my grandmother - The Minnie Pearl Necklace. Now the question is will I actually wear this out in public - I must find the perfect outfit to match! Day 3 Thing a day
Here is my very first project for Thing A Day 3  -  I Heart My Dishes. I wanted to buy a new dish sponge today and while I was looking at all of the square sponges in the store I was inspired to make my own. Square is so boring and with Valentines Day just around the corner I decided to make a heart themed sponge. To make here is what you will need: - pink wash cloth or hand towel - sissors - needle and thread - paper and pen Here I used a pink washcloth that I had hiding in the back of my linen closet. Cut out a perfect heart shape out of paper to make the pattern then place it on the towel to cut out - leave enough around the edge for seam allowance. I hand stiched around the edges about 1/4 inch - turned right side out and stuffed with the scraps of washcloth. Finish off the open end then fluff to get your perfect shape. Now for the entire month of February I will use my themed dish sponge and say "I Heart My Dishes"
Last year I participated for the entire month of February on a creative site - Thing-a-day. 
 Where over 1418 people sighed up who made over 6,585 things with over 6,690 comments! The object of the site is to knit cook draw paint tape solder write install destroy invent or document for the entire month of February. Each week we were given a theme to help us create then we would post what we made.
Now last year I was not very creative and I only came up with 2 "things" for the entire month, however this year I am taking a personal creative vow that I will follow through each and every day to make something new. 
Here is what I made last year
Will you take that personal vow with me? 
I am getting ready for this year and sending out to all my fellow crafts to join me in Thing-a-day 3. I promise you will not only feel creative but you can make some new crafty friends along the way.  It's free to join and so much fun to do! Sign-up opens on January 26th and closes on midnight on the 31st.
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