Monday, November 8, 2010

Baby Shoes

My cousin Rachel's baby girl is turning one in a few weeks. I made these shoes to match her birthday outfit. Didn't they turn out so cute? I love the grey and pink color combo...I almost like it more than my beloved brown and pink combo! These will be available soon in my Etsy shop.

Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Growing up I remember my Mom making the most amazing caramel corn. A while back I go that recipe from her and I just can't seem to make it through the Halloween/Fall time without itching to make it. We were headed over to my brother's house to watch the Oregon Ducks play USC a few weeks ago (they won by the way, and are ranked number one!) and so I made up the caramel corn to take over to share with everyone. This recipe just instantly takes me back to my childhood, I love it.

3 poppers of popcorn
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
5 tbsp. butter
1tsp. vanilla
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and corn syrup into sauce pan.

Melt and bring to a boil for one minute. Then remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter.

Prepare popcorn (place in large bowls to make it easier to stir in the caramel).

Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir it all together till the popcorn is well coated. Let cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy!! And enjoy you will!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Coffee Filter Wreath

So this past Saturday I found myself with a little free time. Cody was busy tiling the back splash in our kitchen (yay!! - I'm sure I will get pics up when it is more presentable) and Kora was ACTUALLY playing by herself in her playroom (this does not happen often so I had to take advantage!). I had bought the supplies to make a coffee filter wreath so I went for it!


12 inch wreath (bought mine at the Dollar Tree, love that place!)
Brown Coffee Filters - pack of 200 for $2.49
Hot Glue Gun
Black ribbon (I used some ribbon I had at the house)

Total cost  - $3.49  (awesome right?!?!)

Ok, here is the confession though, I meant to take pictures as I went along so I could post a tutorial but I got so excited about working on it that I was practically done before I thought of it. Sorry! While it was a bit time consuming it was really easy to do.