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It has been too long.  I am happy to be online again and I plan to update this blog with recipes, mostly.

So every day I get an email from zulily advertising their sales.  Today I happened to take a look and was intrigued by the day planners and organizers from momAgenda.

If the mini day planner is originally $41 ($19.99 at zulily), then how much are the maxi day planners from the company website?!  The momAgenda (or myAgenda) Desktop day planners are $43 and are now on sale for $34.40.  And the Mini-Daily agendas are on sale for $28.70 (the myAgenda minis are $36 but on sale for $28.80.)

myAgenda customizable weekly view

Well, after perusing the momAgenda website, I found free printables!  http://www.momagenda.com/printable/index.html  Thank you Nina Restieri!

AND. . . I also found a link to another website, Buttoned Up, with more printables to help get organized!    http://getbuttonedup.com/tools/  Thank you Alicia and Sarah!

Last year I made turkey cookie treats for our daughter to take to school for their Thanksgiving feast.  I looked up several different versions online and then created my own, based on:

  • what I had on hand
  • portability
  • time, &
  • convenience.  

They also had to be nut-free because of kids with allergies in her class, so I couldn’t use the peanutbutter cups.

They aren’t as cute as those made with the candycorn tail feather fan, but I didn’t want them to fall apart enroute to school.  I think these turned out great!

Here’s what we used:

  1. Mini Pretzels
  2. JUMBO Marshmallows
  3. Candy corn
  4. Dare Maple cookies
  5. Melting chocolate

    

First, cut the marshmallows into quarters (you’ll probably only need to cut them in half if you use regular large sized marshmallows.)  

Next, stick a toothpick into the domed part for dipping. 

I melt the chocolate in the microwave in a small glass pyrex measuring cup.   Dip the marshmallow and use a spoon to get chocolate on the top (Sorry this picture was taken at the end of the project!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, place the chocolate “body” onto the “tail” (maple sandwich cookie) while the chocolate is still wet. 

Quickly place a mini pretzel onto the flat side of the marshmallow and cookie, so that the rounded “feet” stick out in front.  It’s important to do this while the chocolate is still wet so that it sticks.  

Take the toothpick out carefully (I used a fork to keep the body steady.) 

 

Finally, place the candy corn “head” on top, right over the toothpick hole!  The white tip “beak” should stick out a bit.  

We used the candycorn with the brown base (on sale right after Halloween), but the traditional yellow version would be cute too!   I should have added eyes, but at that point I was DONE!!



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