Monster Eyeball Cupcakes – Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop

Fall is officially here and at my house we are getting in the Halloween spirit already.

My youngest has an obsession with scary and goury things so when i got the letter for the fall dance at his school,  I knew i had to make a scary treat for the kids.

Every year I like to make something,  and not tooting my own horn (ok.. maybe I am just a little), but my treats always sell out the fastest.

Last year I made little monster cupcakes with edible candy eyes and they actually looked like little alien monsters.  The year before that was Jack Skellington sugar cookies which was fitting because that was my oldest’s Halloween costume that year. The year before that were pumpkin cupcakes…

This is a seriously simple treat,  and doesn’t require much artistic ability,  but I figured I’d share anyway in case you wanted to make these adorable little monster eyeball Cupcakes!

So,  let me start off by saying yes.. the pictures are ehh, and I probably could’ve taken more step photography but honestly,  I was rushing and just trying to get done.  I had gone to the gym at 6am, then worked a 9 hour day, and just gotten home at the time,  plus has dinner going in the oven simultaneously. I love to multitask,  it’s one of my talents and I can be a bit hyperactive😀.

Here’s all you need;

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I went with classic white cake because hey, eyeballs are white after all.. I’m a little disappointed I couldn’t find the green jelly candy rings because that was my initial plan,  but these peach ones came out just fine and they taste super yummy! Did i mention they’re only $1 at the grocery store?

I picked through the m&m bag for only red since I was making scary monster eyes,  but brown or any other color would work just as well.

I like them a little bigger for the kids treats for school functions, so i went auth my large baking cups from”if you care” and the color worked well since its a light natural beige and they’re safer for kids because they are free of all chemicals and chlorine.

For the next few steps,  that’s where I slacked off. Maybe I was too excited to start decorating but you get the jist. Simple. Creative.  Cute. Most important,  really yummy!

*Note,  I use olive oil in place of vegetable oil because it makes the cupcakes fluffier.

Enter to WIN 3 packs of IF YOU CARE cupcake holders ($12 Value!)!

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Happy Fall!

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Mother’s Day is a Shitty Holiday

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Don’t shoot the messenger before you hear the message… I’m a mom too. But let’s face it, majority of mom’s have a #1 on their wish list for Mother’s Day. To SLEEP. Yes, a holiday in which we want to SLEEP through.. #2 is to be ALONE or be left ALONE for 24 hours. What kind of shitty holiday is that?

Mother’s Day over the years has become more of a “What can you do for me” not what have I done for you type of day. To me, it’s about appreciation, reflecting on the thing’s I’ve done as a Mother this far, an more important, what my Mother has done for me. I much rather show my love for my mother and mother in-law then to dwell on what I expect from my significant other.

Let’s face it, my list will consist of the silly things that I am sure other mom’s will agree with. That silly little diagram floating around is pretty accurate. Sleep, Chocolate, Time Alone, & muted children are among the top 10. Flowers & breakfast are a close runner up, and then it becomes a list of material items that I would love to have someday. But most of it isn’t what I really want.

I want to be appreciated ALL YEAR. To not have to beg for an extra day of uninterrupted sleep. I signed up for that interrupted sleep & bathroom breaks the day I found out I was pregnant. It’s part of motherhood and although it’s a rough task, it is what makes us Mothers. The fact that we put others before us every day, most of the time unknowingly until it all catches up to us and we just want to fall into bed. I just want to be appreciated, all year… and yes, flowers are nice too.

Stop making Mother’s Day a SHITTY Holiday and own it!

This Mother’s Day, don’t sleep through it. Take it in as a day to feel appreciated by your children, and show your mother you appreciate HER. Take time to appreciate yourself, and do things your damn self! If you don’t get that spa pass you wanted, take it upon yourself to say I’m going to the spa!” and don’t take no for an answer…

And try to remember to water the beautiful damn flowers you got…after all, it’s another thing you now have to tend to!