Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hanging Leaf Wreath

Hanging Leaf Wreath
This is a fun twist on a wreath and it is great for fall.
I got a stick wreath form the dollar store and some leaves for the craft store.
I just started to stick them in and continued to do that all the way around till it was as full as i wanted it to be. If you are having a hard time getting them to stay in then you can use some hot glue. 
Attach some ribbbon to it and hang it above your table, in the corner of a room. 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Munchin Monday: Play make up

My 2 year old loves to watch me put on my make-up and always has to have some on. 
I have been collecting my empty make-up containers so I can make some for her to use.
Step one: empty out all the make-up, clean and dry well
Step 2: decide what colors you want your make-up to be(I just used what nail polish I already had) Dump enough nail polish in each container that is covers the bottom.
Step 3: What little girl doesn't like sparkles, so I sprinkled some sparkle on top. Let dry over night. Mine way really strong smelling so I put it outside or use the garage.
Step 4: get some brushes and let the PLAYING begin
 I even saved some empty lip gloss so she could have a complete set of make up. 
She had played with them for hours and LOVES them!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Foodie Friday: Rich Dinner Rolls

 I love to make homemade rolls from scratch and this is an amazingly delish recipe! Don't get me wrong, I am a total fan of Rhodes Rolls, but every now and then I love to make homemade rolls. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make this dough into dinner rolls, sweet rolls, orange rolls, or breadsticks!

Rich Dinner Rolls
  • 1 1/2 milk, scalded
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 TBSP yeast
  • 1/2 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSPS salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
Warm the mile and butter together in the microwave 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool a bit. Mix warm water sugar salt and yest in small bowl and let it start to grow. Mx water yeast mixture together with eggs and 2 cups of flour. Add the rest of the flur a lttle at a time alternating with milk/butter mixture. Let rise for 1 1/2 hour. Roll out on a counter sprayed with Pam. Cut and put on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. * You can do this all by hand or use a bread machine. I used my bread machine and just hit the dough button which allows it to mix and rise in my machine*
The dough after rising

Cut, formed into balls, and on the cookie sheet. This recipe makes around 2 dozen, but I like to make my rolls bigger so I got 1 1/2 dozen.

Once out of the oven, cut in half, spread on some butter, and enjoy!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

DIY Thursday: Fabdecor Pumpkin Patch

I feel special that I get to do a fabdecor or fablifyit post.  My project was a set of mini pumpkins.  I went to Teresa's house to get the wood and vinyl for the pumpkin faces.  Basically it was up to me what to do with them next.  Luckily I had about a week to get my creative juices flowing and get the project complete. 

I decided that the blocks/pumpkins needed a stem.  So I went to walmart and bought 5/8 inch dowel.  I then had my husband cut it up for the three stems.  He even had the idea to do the stems at a angle.  He then helped out with drilling holes into the blocks for the stems. 

I then painted the blocks orange and the stems a lime green.  I then decided the pumpkins needed a little more dimention.  So I went to the craft store to pick out some Halloween paper and ribbon.  My cute husband came with me to help pick out the paper.  He was even pro me getting more than one pad of Halloween paper.  I think he was just as excited as me.  (Don't tell him I said that)

I then went home and cut out the paper the size of each blocks and mod podge the paper to front side.  I then put on the vinyl faces and mod podge it again.  After that was complete I put in painted stems in the drilled hole and tied bows to them. 

This was a fun project and I am excited to have more halloween crafts to decorate my house. 

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