Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craft Time: Vampie Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Carving Template!

What You'll Need
Pumpkin carving kit
Regular paper
Water-based marker (optional)
Paper towel
Transparent tape
What To Do
  • 1
    There are two ways to transfer your design onto the pumpkin. One is to copy it freehand onto a clean, dry pumpkin with a water-based marker (mistakes can be easily corrected with a paper towel). The other is to tape your template to the pumpkin, then score the design into the skin by poking holes through the template with a nail or plastic poking tool (available in some pumpkin-carving kits).
  • 2
    Carve by starting at the center of your design and working outward (this avoids putting pressure on areas already carved). Begin with the innermost and smallest details. As each shape loosens up, gently push it out of the pumpkin with a finger or a dull pencil point (a good job for young kids). Tip: If you cut something you didn't intend to, perform an ad hoc pumpkin surgery: Stick a toothpick through the flesh side of the piece and fit it back into place.
  • 3
    Lastly, put your jack-o'-lantern in a place of honor (away from flammables), and remember to blow out all candles before you go to sleep.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Restaurant Review: Brunch at Saddle Ranch Chop House in Orange

My friend Cheri and I headed out on our Sunday brunch adventure to check out Saddle Ranch Chop House in Orange! They serve brunch everyday from opening until 3pm so not just on Sundays!
Warm buttermilk biscuits and fresh jalapeno corn bread muffins are brought out! Both are pretty amazing! Such great flavors and there is nothing like fresh biscuits and muffins out of the oven.
And every single day before 3pm for $9.99 more and with a purchase of a meal you can get bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's! There are five different bloody mary's to try and seven mimosas to try. You can mix and match they will keep bringing them out to you! Above is the Texas BBQ bloody mary with a hint of bbq sauce and tequila! It has just the right amount of kick and really tasty! The mimosa is the strawberry blonde with strawberry nectar, champagne and orange juice! And yes, it is as delicious as it sounds!  
We both had the chicken 'n biscuits! A huge battered deep-fried chicken breast, eggs, served on a warm buttermilk biscuit, covered in a creamy bacon gravy, topped with green onions and served with a side of hash browns. This is one big meal! Everything here is rich and heavy! You will not leave hungry! All the flavors combine perfectly and that bacon gravy brings it all together! A fantastic dish and I will get this one again soon!
They management brought us out a Roast Your Own S'mores Platter. We had no idea where we would find room for this but we gave it our best shot!
Our waiter took the platter out to one of their outdoor campfire pits and we sat down to make s'mores! So here it is at 1130am on a Sunday and we are getting ready to make s'mores! How cool is that?
There is my first delicious s'mores of the morning! So good and so messy!
To end our meal, the girls at the bar made us each a gummy bear shot! Wow! Awesome service, awesome food and some awesome extras on the house! Cheri and I had a great time and will be back!

Saddle Ranch Chop House in Orange

20 City Blvd. West
Orange, CA 92868
(657) 221-3136
Monday-Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-2am

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Giveaway: Life of Crime - $15 Fandango Gift Card

About Life Of Crime

When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins, Life of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of crooked real-estate developer Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and Jon Hawkes), who intend to hold her for a $1 million ransom and extort her husband with inside information about his illegal business dealings. But Frank, who is holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress, decides he’d rather not get his wife back, setting off a sequence of double-crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of master storyteller Elmore Leonard.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sneak Peek at Disney's Big Hero 6

Watch the brand new clip from Big Hero 6 that debuted during tonight’s ABC special, “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.” See the full film in theatres in 3D November 7.



BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2014) From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the new animated short “Frozen Fever,” welcoming back to the big screen Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and, of course, the one-and-only Olaf.

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.”

The announcement was first made within the ABC Television Network special “The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic,” which aired September 2. The special also featured the world television debut of a scene from the new action comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6,” as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming season of the ABC series “Once Upon A Time.”

In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

The short debuts Spring 2015.