Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Thanksgiving Prep - Pumpkin Pie #Thanksgiving #Pie #ThanksgivingPrep

The Thanksgiving Prep is on! How many days did you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast?
What is on your menu? Are you making a feast or attending a family get together?

We are actually going to be attending a family get together but I still wanted to create my own mini Thanksgiving dinner for Friday and the weekend.

Today is pie day! The pumpkin pies are both in the oven as we speak! 

Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie
(makes 2 pies, 16 servings)

1 - 29oz  can of Libby's 100% Pumpkin
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
4 large eggs
2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 unbaked 9 - inch (4 cup volume) deep-dish pie shells
(I used Keebler's Ready Crust Graham Cracker)

Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl.
Stir pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in your evaporated milk.

Pour into your pie shells.

Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake
for 40-50 more minutes or until knife/toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve or refrigerate!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Behind the Blog - About Me

Strategically Thinking's - Kristinia C.

I have been writing online for many years, it first started when I was a pre-teen and then evolved into something more serious. I actually had a blog in my teen years, back then I did graphic design. I had my own Mommy blog "Loving Heart Mommy" , some of you may remember me from there (2006-2013). My blog was hacked and I lost everything so now here I am again to start fresh and new with "Strategically Thinking". I know the title is a bit more serious, not necessarily being labeled as a Mommy Blog but a blog about a mixture of interests, we could call it an everyday and everything blog . I have too many interests to just label it one thing. Its a Mix, its where I am at the moment, its where I will be in the future, its fresh, new, and now!

I am proud to be called Mommy by my spirited and lively angels. I have 3 superboys and 1 precious princess. My youngest 2 are on the spectrum with High Functioning Autism.  My boys are the ages 11, 9, 5, and my daughter is 7 years old (updated 7/9/16). They remind me each and every day that I am a Wonder Woman. I strive to be the best I can be for them and to teach them all I know and more as I am responsible for their future in this world. Any posts about my children will feature nicknames that suite them based on their personality to ensure privacy.

 A bit more background on myself. I'm in my 30's, born in the South, raised mostly in the North. I'm a bit of city and country and I call home North Carolina.  I'm a Crohn's Disease Warrior, I have lived with Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis (1999-present) since right before my 16th birthday. I did not have cake, I did have Jell-o though!  I've had my ups and my downs (1 surgery-2000) 2nd surgery November of 2016, but I'm still standing strong, eating healthy, and trying to stay as physically fit as my body allows.

We have a dog (Bear), 3 cats (Orange Tabby named Rex, Grey Russian Blue named Jingles, and a wild female cat named Splat. We've had fish come and go but as of now we have 4 male beta fish and a few Tetras!  Its a full house but full of life, laughter, and love.

Life is an adventure, it will have roads where you just cruise happily enjoying it all and other roads that are dark, steep, and treacherous. We all have them, its life! I strive to make the most of my life, enjoy being here, and making a difference each and every day in someone's life. I pride myself on raising my children to be respectful, loving, humble, appreciative human beings. Education is important to me, along with reading and writing. Art is a must, draw what comes from your soul!

We need to be the light(s) that shines and make a positive difference. The world also needs to Love more.. we all need to Love more.. show love in all that you do! Smile because you may have changed someones bad day to a better one! 


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Decorating for School - Story Book Character Pumpkins #PumpkinDecorating #FallCrafts #StorybookCrafts

My daughter H was extremely excited that her school's Library was having a pumpkin decorating contest. The theme was that the pumpkin needed to be a character from a children's story book!

We had many ideas from Pete the Cat to Curious George but we actually decided on her brother's favorite book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". I personally had a feeling there would be many of the popular favorites and we wanted to do something classic yet unique!

Here's how to make a "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" themed pumpkin!
Be sure to share this on Pinterest, because I noticed there aren't many Chicka Chicka pumpkins but there are tons of fun crafts/activities you can make with the Coconut Tree and Alphabet letters that make learning fun!


Pumpkin (preferably medium to large sized)

Gold or Brown Crafting spray paint  - Krylon Short Cuts Gold is what I used
Green Posterboard to draw the coconut tree leaves
Foam letter stickers for the letters
Brown sheet of foam to cut out coconuts
Hot glue gun
Pencil for sketching your leaves
Newspaper to sit pumpkin on when spray painting or a large trash bag


The day before wash your pumpkin with warm water and pat dry with a rag or
 paper towels. 
Once the pumpkin is fully dry, you can spray your paint your pumpkin. I would advise setting your pumpkin on newspaper or a large trash bag outside due to ventilation and fumes from the spray paint. I applied just one coat to my pumpkin but if you feel you would need to spray again make sure the first coat is dry.

I let my pumpkin fully dry overnight just to be safe. The next day I sketched my coconut tree leaves on green posterboard. I bought some at the local Dollar Tree. I looked online for a few pattern ideas , sketching your own leaves is pretty simple and you will have an idea of how large to make them by the size of your pumpkin.

We used foam sticker letters for the alphabet, I picked up a bag at my local Wal-Mart, but these are at any craft store as well along with the brown foam sheet to make my coconuts. 

First I assembled my leaves and hot glued them to the top of the pumpkin, last I added the 3 coconuts. Now comes the letters, they are peel and stick foam stickers but I hot glued them just to be sure they stayed on the pumpkin!

Our finished project, the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Pumpkin!
This was a really fun project, my daughter had fun helping pick out the letters and even cutting out the tree leaves. I would advise an adult using the hot glue gun.

 Did your child's school have a Storybook 
Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest?

If so what character did you choose? I'd love to hear about it in the comments and if you wrote it about it to be sure to share your blog post!