Monster Rice Krispie Treats


I’ve got an easy recipe for you & it will make you super popular with your kids! Chickadee took them to preschool for her special birthday treat & according to her, everybody ate them all :) From the mouth of my three year old to your lips, they are good! And do you really need anymore confirmation??

I wanted to put a fun spin on rice krispie treats. We talked about adding sprinkles, using Fruity Pebbles instead, or dipping them in chocolate. She chose the chocolate. And since her birthday is in October I thought a little monster spin would be fun!

We started by following the basic Rice Krispie recipe. 6 cups of Rice Krispies, one 10 oz. bag of marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of butter. 

Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; cook until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat. Add cereal; mix well. 

Press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cool completely.


After they cooled I cut them into rectangles and used half a decorative paper straw to create a rice krispie treat on a stick. 


To create the “monster” we used white chocolate chips & candy eyes. 

Monster Rice Kripsie Treats
Yields 20
An easy and tasty halloween snack!
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 6 cups of Rice Krispies
  2. 3 tbsp of butter
  3. 10 ounce bag of marshmallows
  4. 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  5. Food coloring
  6. Candy eyes
  1. Follow instructions on the back of the Rice Krispie Box to make Rice Krispies.
  2. For creating the monsters, we used about 3/4 a cup of  white chocolate chips.
  3. Melt in a microwave save bowl for 1 minute. Then stir until completely melted.
  4. If you want to dye the white chocolate use food coloring.
  5. In a shallow bowl dip the rice krispies. Then turn them right side up and let the chocolate drip down a little bit.
  6. Lay on parchment paper and add eyes.
  7. Give the chocolate time to harden.
  8. Enjoy!
A Step In The Journey


 You could really use all different colors and have so much fun with these little monsters. Chickadee LOVED helping me make them and dipping them in the white chocolate. I love that she was able to take ownership over her special treat. She was so excited to share them with her friends! I hope you create a few and share them too :)

Sprout | 18 months


On October 3rd we reached a milestone around here. Sprout became the exact age Chickadee was when he was born. Crazy how time flies. She didn’t seem near as little as he still does, but even still, he is growing up so fast! 

These last few months you have been learning sooo quickly! I would say you officially passed the baby to toddler divide. In the last few months you have learned most of your body parts…head, nose, toes, ears, feet, tummy, arms, mouth & eyes. You also like to point out where you have a very fleeting temporary tattoo when we run through what’s what. Like your sister you also know ALL the animal sounds & the lion roar has to be my favorite! Both From Head to Zoo & The Zoo are two books that are your favorite because of all the animals. And speaking of animals, you go nuts whenever we come across a puppy dog. Absolute bliss for you!

 You are talking up a storm! I would list all the words in your vocabulary, but there isn’t time. You can repeat almost any word we say and are also talking in two word phrases. It’s crazy really because at 1 you weren’t saying anything, so I can’t imagine the chatterbox you will be by two!


You are a pretty good eater. You love sweet potatoes still and are obsessed with drinking a smoothie in the mornings. Snack is probably one of the words we hear the most from your lips and just confirms you are a growing boy! You have started using a fork and spoon are are doing great (although you prefer to use your hands). I would say 75% of the yogurt actually makes it into your mouth, so I can’t complain.

You are sleeping like a champ (7:30 – 7:00 usually) at night and are napping once a day around 1:00 for about 2-2.5 hours. You have made quite a sleep buddy with a little brown bunny you affectionately call, Bubba. You are wearing size 4 diapers, size 18 months clothes (12m pants), and size 5 shoe. I think you weigh about 24lbs and are around 32 inches tall (thanks to a recent growth spurt).  

You loves fiercely and fierce meltdowns as well (normally over food :/). I love watching you react when daddy comes through the door. You are pretty beside yourself with excitement. You are obsessed with balls and dump trucks. Love reading books and going to the duck pond. Sliding at the park & in our backyard is your favorite. 


Your laugh is infectious sweet boy and we pray that it lights up everyone you encounter. We hope you always let God’s light shine bright sweet boy!

Best Homemade Bubble Recipe


Yall, we were running out of bubbles faster than Walmart runs out of bread and milk when it gets below 32 degrees down here in Georgia. Something had to be done. So I grabbed an empty juice bottle, a friend’s bubble recipe, and my favorite 2 (almost 3) year old. 


I had no idea. Bubble making is so easy….everyone should do it. Let’s put the bubble makers out of business friends. 

So here are the instructions:

Mix 6 cups of water & 1/2 cup of light corn syrup until completely combined.

Then add 1 cup of liquid dish soap a little at a time and mix until blended.

Will last for a long time in an air tight container!


Seriously, that’s it! We love these big bubble wands. Are actually giving away wands & this bubble recipe as a favor at Chickadee’s birthday party next week. How can she be three???????

Aaron’s Big Score for a Big TV Social Sweepstakes!


September is FINALLY here and that can only mean one thing…pumpkin spice lattes! Just kidding, it’s still 90 degrees here….no, it means FOOTBALL IS BACK! And in this household we take it seriously. In the fall I would almost say it’s a way of life. Weddings are planned around it, Saturdays are devoted to it, team colors fill our closets, & having a BIG television to see the game is top priority! And I have some good news for you. During the month of September, Aaron’s will be adding to the overall excitement by giving away four 75” TVs to celebrate their #BigScore promotion. It doesn’t get much better than that! Enter here 

Here are my two favorite Auburn fans :) Chickadee has started to learn the fight song, and hearing her sing “Power of Dixie Land!” might be the cutest thing ever. Sprout is a sucker for Aubie the tiger. We are raising them right! War Eagle! 


Now that we have kids we usually stay close to home to cheer on our Auburn Tigers, but when we do make it down to the loveliest village on the plains we tailgate in style, RV style! And the food spread is like nothing you’ve ever seen. 



 Tailgates are such an awesome time to come together with friends new and old and celebrate your friendship while cheering on your favorite team! We are actually getting together with our Sunday school class this Saturday to tailgate and celebrate the kickoff of football season.

So do you have a favorite team? What are your plans to watch the game this weekend?

Make sure and head over to Aaron’s to enter to win that BIG 75″ TV. Then next week the party can be at your house!!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aaron’s Inc.. The opinions and text are all mine.


Preschool Prayer


Preschool has been one of the first experiences where we’ve sent Chickadee out into the “real world” without us. But what she does take with her is our influence and the love of Jesus we are trying to plant in her heart. It’s a big deal sending them out…praying they are kind, empathetic, good helpers, and respectful. 

One small thing we do each morning in the carpool line that I pray will impact her day is say a prayer. The idea was actually shared by a friend at church and she shared the prayer they used every morning before school. It was perfect and I should have written it down. However, years have passed and I couldn’t remember it. So Chickadee and I came up with our own and have been praying it each morning since her first week of preschool. 

She helps recite words here and there. She always remembers the last line and says it with me wearing a BIG smile on her face. It’s absolutely precious. Over time I hope she plants these words in her heart and they stay with her throughout the day! After our prayer she bolts out of the car and I continue praying that Jesus’s light shines BRIGHT. 

How are you planting the seeds of Jesus into the hearts of your children? What an important job the Lord has given to us!