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Quick and easy Butterfinger Cake

My son’s birthday was this past week so, I wanted to make him a cake he would love. His favorite candy bar is Butterfinger.  Well as my brain was busy thinking about this cake, I imagined a cake that tasted like eating the candy bar with a bit of peanut butter frosting and drizzles of peanut butter and chocolate.  I began my search.  I found zero cake recipes that stood a chance against the cake I imagined.  So I went into the cupboard and pulled out what I had. Having only a few hours to do this, I winged it with what I had and came up with the recipe below.


Did you try this recipe? What did you think? Did you make changes?

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Halloween Freebies!

It’s that time of year again! I can’t believe how quickly it returned.  I downloaded an awesome app and I got my creativity rolling while learning the app.  What’s the app you ask? It’s called PicsArt! And is by far the best free photo editing app I’ve come across!  Let me tell you, I’ve downloaded and deleted tons!  So anyway, I was thinking of my blogworld friends, and wanted to share my awesome creations! so here you go a couple facebook covers and backgrounds for phones or tablets. Enjoy!

Facebook Covers


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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!!

This year our family embraced the reason for the season!  Instead of spending a ton of money and allowing greed to run our Holiday we had a semi Homemade Christmas.  I say semi homemade because although a lot of our gifts were homemade I still shopped a bit.  It’s the habit I think and really greed that drives us to spend spend spend on Christmas!  I don’t mean the greed like Scrooge in the Christmas carol, or even the give me gifts greed either although there are some like that, what I mean is the greed to HAVE to spend so much thinking it’s the only way to have a good Christmas.  Anyway here is some of what we did to get the most out of the season and the real meaning of it.

First we prayed, a lot!

Then we scoured the internet for ideas!

Here are a couple of things we did!

My daughter and I found these really cool mini crossbows made from Popsicle sticks and barrettes!  so we downloaded the instructions and made one for everyone. We even made ammo and custom colored each one.

You can find the video here. However the instructions are not free anymore but I believe they are under $5 and well worth it!  So much fun!

My daughter is a home schooled senior and this year I decided to do a woodshop class.  So for her first big project she made a beautiful pine cabinet for my husband.

linked here, we altered the design a bit because some of the instructions seemed off and we used pine from the oops wood at our local lumber yard, so we had to change the doors a bit.

Using a dremel she etched a tree into the each side.

Using a dremel she etched a tree into the each side.

grill cab1

While shopping for materials in our local craft store we came across this batman light for nearly $200! Both my kids loved it, but $200 yeah right!!!

My gears began running and I built them lights for just $2.50 each! That included tissue paper, paint, the light, and the frame. I had the wood.



I also made several crocheted items I will share later :)  A couple of cute sock monkeys, and for some Holiday entertainment an elf on the shelf was crocheted and named Larry, he made his first appearance Dec. 1st.🙂

We made a gingerbread house from scratch, that was a fun family night!

What did you do to make your Holiday special?

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Having A Fun Frugal Halloween

So my intention was to get on here and share all of my money saving tips for Halloween!  Of course around here, I sometimes get so busy, I barely have time to breathe😉

Well I decided that even tho I didn’t share my Halloween throughout October, I’d share what I did to save money this season, still have a great party, great decor, and amazing costumes on a dime!

The Decor

We are a Halloween loving family! We literally could transform our home into a haunted house inside and out every year.  Although we don’t go quite that far we do decorate a lot.  This year we made a trip to the dollar store and grabbed some cool murals to decorate the walls with.  These added so much more depth to our house and just some clear tape and a couple bucks and we had a spooky backdrop on several walls.  These did double duty when we had our party cause they gave our guests several options for photo ops.🙂

This one we taped onto the brick right outside our front door. *TIP* Dollar store boxing tape stuck and stayed on the brick! Be sure to tape all around to keep the wind from getting under it and ripping it off the wall.

We hung up several different jointed life sized cutouts as well.

these make fun decorations, and fun for party pictures when they are posed🙂


As with most years our decorations get roughed up outside from the wind.  This year one of our decorations was in desperate need of some TLC.  Most people would just toss them out when they get as battered as this guy was!  Since I don’t have a picture of him I can explain what we did.  He started as a 2′ hanging skeleton reaper.  He has plastic hands and foam head and originally was draped with a greenish soft papery type fabric and a cheese cloth over that.  The green papery fabric (I don’t know what else to call it) was torn up really bad and since it wasn’t really a fabric more like a glorified paper towel there was no way to doctor it up with matching material.  So what we did was used some scrap black fabric, and black creepy cloth from the dollar store to replace his existing fabric.  We kept the cheese cloth as that was real and the older it is the spookier it looks :)  We used hot glue to attach the fabric and creepy cloth and I used a wire hanger cut and bent into a new hanger for him which I attached securely.  We now had a new from old decoration.  If you don’t want to re-do your similar decoration that is too battered to use simply cut off the re-useable parts.  In this case I would have saved the head and hands along with the cheese cloth for a different project.  Any decoration for outdoor can be upcycled or recycled into something new or updated.  Don’t toss it out save $$😉

We used the cheese cloth we took off of the decoration to wrap around 2 large dollar store skeletons we painted green to make mummies.🙂

Creepy cloth can be purchased at the dollar store.

A must! It comes in black and gray.


We had to touch up some of our outdoor headstones too.  This just required paint which I had on hand and some outdoor clear coat spray which I also had on hand.  We made a couple of new headstones this year.  We are scary movie buffs😉 so of course our cemetery reflects that.  On our headstones we have:

Fred E. Krueger  his headstone is dressed up with a hand painted Elm St. Street sign and of course his razor knives glove laying on the grass in front of the headstone I made it with an old winter glove spray painted brown and cut out of foam board the knives.

Micheal Myers  his headstone is dressed up with his iconic butchers knife purchased from the dollar store it came white glow in the dark I painted it with silver and blood red.

Jason Voorhees his headstone has his iconic hockey mask screwed to the top corner and his iconic machete screwed to the other side.

Jedidiah Sawyer I haven’t come up with a way to incorporate his iconic chainsaw but I did lay some severed body parts from the dollar store by his headstone.  I’d love to hear chainsaw ideas!!

I made a small coffin a couple years ago to cover our fog machine. I also had purchased after Halloween a couple years ago 3 small headstones with tubes that attach to the fog machine.  even tho they were made for the machine I have, the machine melted the attachments.  I have yet to come up with a way to fix it but still put the headstones out.

Here’s a link to my Instructable on making the coffin.

NOTE* Please follow your instructions that came with your fog machine.  My dimensions were cut to fit a small fog machine and I was sure to keep the end protruding out to keep the fog end cool.


My daughter and I love these little headstones at the dollar store.

We grab one or two every year.  They make a nice mini cemetery for the mantel or coffee table etc.  We added some mini plastic skulls and mini skeletons from the dollar store.

While browsing Pinterest I came across this amazing life size spooky tree at 102 wicked things to do blog. I knew I didn’t have time to make it for this Halloween but as my daughter and I were cleaning up after making a Halloween wreath I thought Hmmm…. how about a mini spooky tree for our mini cemetery! YES!  So I kept the cardboard rolls from the dollar store ribbon we used on the wreath and followed most of the her instructions and created my mini spooky tree!  I LOVE IT!!  I added some purple spider LED lights also from the dollar store.


Also on 102 wicked things to do blog I found a tutorial on how to make candles that look real but use cardboard tube and LED tealight candles from the dollar store.  We made 5 of them 3 for our candelabra and one for the bathroom candle holder.  She hit it on the head when saying you don’t want anyone catching on fire at your Halloween Party.  I actually had someone almost catch their hair on fire on my toilet… yes… toilet…. I had a tealight burning on the back of it thinking it would be safe. yes I thought it would be cause I don’t sit back and relax on the pot lol so these candles were an awesome SAFE way to spook up the commode. Find the tutorial HERE.

For the Halloween Party Costume contest I used her idea for the trophies!  They turned out great!

We also made 2 extras that weren’t featured in her tutorial.  Our categories were:

Best Costume

Most creative



best couple

most original


penny pincher

party pooper

We purchased several skeletons from the dollar store. Some wood bases from the craft store some creative props a small piggy bank from dollar store a candle holder and we used a small skeleton we had already.  On I chose small mailing label size labels I printed on 6 labels

The Austin’s Halloween Party

I made one for each.  On the Penny Pincher tag I added “start saving for next years costume” and put a penny in the bank. On the party pooper (the little skeleton) I added “next year wear a costume”

I made the background a goldish color on the labels. Printed them out on plain paper, cut them out and used mod podge to attache them to the bases of the trophies.  My daughter and I had so much fun making these!  And even more fun awarding them to the winners!

For voting I used 3×5 cards cut slits down one side to make 9 tabs, I decorated paper lunch bags and taped them to the wall around the voting table.  Taped up simple rules for voting (ie. only vote once for each category) and left the cards and several pens on the table.

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This year I spent a lot of time on my daughters costume leaving very little time for my own.  So I decided to go simple and be a Witch.  All I did was make a simple tutu skirt out of tulle and ribbon.  I purchased a hat from the dollar store.  Used some scrap black fabric and the extra tulle and modified the hat to fit my liking. I wanted it to be crooked and longer.  I used floral wire glue and grocery bags to form the end.  Here is what I made for a buck and some free colorful leaves from my yard🙂


To keep the food cost down, we chose to do a taco bar.  We purchased taco meat from our local GFS store along with taco shells and a big bag of shredded lettuce, cheese sauce and tortilla chips.  I diced 5 medium tomatoes 2 large onions and served shredded cheese, sour cream, black olives etc.  I kept the meat and cheese sauce hot in crock pots laid out the spread and done.  I also made some witches hats zombie fingers and even put out some powdered donut holes covered with a couple black spiders (spider eggs)🙂

I bought a few different flavors of 3 liter pop and made fruit punch and iced tea.

All our supplies were purchased at the dollar store.

That was some of our 2014 Halloween!

To wrap up this post I’ll leave you with a few pointers and must haves list for the dollar store.


skeletons large and small

wall murals

party supplies

mini skulls

mini headstones



creepy cloth


LED candles and mini string lights


The dollar store stock sells out FAST!  I missed out on a couple of things I really wanted cause I waited to buy them.  Start shopping for Halloween at the dollar store at the end of August.  The items that don’t sell out too fast are skeletons crows and spiders these they seem to re stock or over stock.

SHOP FOR HALLOWEEN CANDY AT 5 BELOW if you have one near you.  I try to avoid the dollar store for this because although you think you are getting a deal in some cases you aren’t. By the time you purchase enough bags of for example charms suckers to equal the amount you get in a grocery store bought bag you are paying the same price if not more.  Certain candies are ok to purchase at the dollar store like dum dums and pixi stix.  You can always price and weight compare before you buy.

SHOP NOW! Halloween clearance is up to 75% off right now!  You can get ribbon, decorations, etc. at a fraction of the cost! Even the dollar store clearances their Halloween stock.

Think simple for party food!  Stick to one theme. example tacos.  This will keep your cost low.  You can also make it a pot luck ask your guests to bring a spooky dish.  And always do BYOB (bring your own booze)  We do offer what we have to all our guests but I always throw BYOB on the invites so the guests know they are welcome to what we have but any special drinks they should bring.

Think simple for your decor if you host your party out in the garage or a tent.  We put up black poly plastic on the walls and over our not so sightly garage junk hung up some caution tape all around. DONE!  Our guests were welcome inside or out.

If you have your party outside or plan on having any outdoor activities ALWAYS have a back up plan.  We had intended to have spooky stories and pass the story game by the fire pit.  Hot apple cider by the fire pit, and Halloween movies on the back of our house using a friends projector for fire and a movie after games and stories for the kids.  However, the wind was horrible so we couldn’t put up the party tent and couldn’t safely have a fire and since it was so cold and windy we couldn’t do the movies either.  So instead we hung apples on strings for no hands apple grabbing game.  I printed out free coloring pages from  and my daughter offered several board games for indoor activities.  I would have done more but I didn’t have a back up plan.😛 the weather changes like crazy here!

That about wraps it up for this Halloween Post!

Until next time… Keep it Frugal!

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Bedroom Re-Design Vol. 2

So I mentioned being MIA in Bedroom Re-Design Vol. 1.  I was busy this summer.  Both of my kids got room makeovers.

My sons request was green.  I cringed a bit, I am picky when it comes to wall colors.  Certain shades of certain colors should never be used on walls in my opinion.  For instance that color blue from the 70’s actually to me most any blue unless it has a gray tint.  Anyway, so yes I cringed a little cause green is a tough one on walls for me.

I found this awesome design on google.

Photo found on Google Search. Credit is on picture Looks to say Franco Beraci.

So I had my inspiration and I had some samples of greens and grays.  He didn’t like the green in the photo. So Here is what we came up with.  I’m not into the green he chose, but it’s his room.

Before the walls were an eggshell with a border on the top.  Sorry I don’t have before pics.

The accent wall.

The closet door handles I did white with tribal on them.

I decided to paint tribal on each side of the window.

I found an image and printed it out, I made it large so it took 2 sheets of paper to print. I taped them together, used a pencil on the back of the paper and covered over the design, taped it to the wall then traced over the design leaving pencil markings on the wall.🙂 easier than cutting and stenciling.

The entertainment center will be painted white and my daughter is going to custom paint video game characters on it.  I will post those pics when it is complete.

I will not use my ipod to take those pictures ;)  I promise.

His window just has blinds over it for now.  I’m either going to make curtains or leave it with blinds.  We haven’t decided yet.

Till next time.

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Custom Chandelier

As promised in Bedroom Re-Design Vol. 1 I am sharing how I made this custom chandelier.

I would suggest reading this entire post before going at this on your own.

It is always best to consult a professional.


Be sure to read and follow all instructions contained in your light fixture kits you purchase.

Now with all that out of the way, I used parts I had left over from 2 previous light fixtures I either made or altered.  If you make this project I have listed the parts I used, some of them may come in kits or can be purchased separately.

For this project I used:

  1. Two cluster fixture socket (pictured)
  2. swag light kit (pictured)
  3. electrical tape
  4. electric wire nuts
  5. wire strippers/cutter
  6. screw collar loop kit w/swivel crossbar (pictured below) you may also need to pick up a longer nipple (which is the tube in the left picture below with the threads on the outside)
  7. round box plate with center hole (pictured below)
  8. Two wire wreath forms I used 14″ (cheapest found at Walmart under $3)
  9. Pliers
  10. heavy duty wire cutters (to cut hanger)
  11. 3 wire hangers
  12. scissors
  13. 1 yard choice of fabric
  14. hot glue and gun
  15. beads of choice (Walmart cheapest)
  16. floral wire (thin gauge to affix beads)
  17. 4 yards ribbon (possibly less)
  18. jewelry Chain & jump rings
  19. rivet gun and rivets med. to large

To start out I opened the wire holding the circles on the wreath.  I used the outer and inner circles.  Those where not welded to the holding wire.  And were the perfect size for the chandelier I had visioned.

Next Icut wire hangers to get 8 pieces.  I bent the ends as seen in picture.

I attached 4 to the small rings and 4 to the large rings.

Before crimping I had to make sure the rings sat straight and even.  After fighting with it, I finally got it somewhat straight.

as you can see there was still one or two that just wouldn’t stay straight but that was fixed while adding the fabric and ribbon.

Taking the larger shade and the swivel crossbar I found my center, placed the center hole of the swivel crossbar on my center mark (this can be done on the floor or table by taping a piece of paper down, putting something on 4 sides of the shade to hold it in place then marking the center on the paper).  I measured the distance between the holes at the ends of the swivel to the shade added 2 inches cut 4 more pieces of hanger, made a loop on one end and crimped the other around the top of the shade. I then used the rivet gun to attach the other end to the swivel crossbar.

The next step was adding the fabric and the ribbon to the shade forms.  This was a daunting task.  I first measured then measured again then cut the length and width I needed leaving plenty on the length to fold a nice hem.  I then began gluing.  and.. gluing and.. yep you guessed it gluing some more.  It looked hideous. However the ribbon was intended to cover the wire form and hide the hideous glue🙂 So I began to glue again first inside then out.

Next I assembled the light.  Using the kits and various parts I had from other projects.

I used screws to attach the wall box plate to the swivel crossbar.  This was to insure the chandelier wasn’t applying any pressure on the wires while hanging.

I ran the wires through the nipple and the swivel and plate. I followed the instructions that came with the swag kit and strung the chain and attached the switch.  Then I  attached the wires from the fixture to the swag with wire nuts put elec. tape over them just to be extra safe. I made sure everything was tight and in place.

I then measured the chain and attached it to the top cross bars and the bottom shade poking the jump ring through the fabric around the wire.  You can see it in the above photos.

Finally I decided on how to place the beads used the floral wire and poked it through the fabric where I wanted it to hang.

I plugged it while my husband held it up and turned it on to test it.  everything seemed to be in order and functioning properly.  We hung it up with the hooks that came in the swag kit.

For my second light fixture I made from scratch I’d say it turned out pretty good.🙂

I did have a little pinspiration.

After completing this light I found that there were other light hardware pieces I could have used as opposed to riveting and cutting hangers.  But over all this was pretty cheap to make.

The one pictured above on ebay was going for $100

Mine was a fraction of that.

Until next time!

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Masquerade Mask Vol. 1

So as some of you know I have been home schooling my daughter for the past year.  This year is her Senior year, I was a little sad because being home schooled you don’t get the opportunity to go to Homecoming or Prom or your Graduation Ceremony.  My daughter has gone to our local High School for her first 2 years so she has many friends still attending.  I was so happy to find out she can attend Homecoming this year!  YAY!!

This years theme is 1920’s Midnight Masquerade.  The football game will have a carnival the night before!

So we are going to be making masks this week for the ball!

Since we have yet to begin the new masks I wanted to share with everyone some we made previously for her masquerade birthday party a few years back.


Gothic Style Mask

This is the first of a few masks I’ve made.
Step 1: Supplies

What you will need:

paper I used a red and black filigree and Black textured filigree paper
mod podge
paint brush
5 plume ostrich feathers in multi colors 1 white, 2 black, 2 red
black glitter
multiple size black white and dotted feathers found at most craft stores
1 yard black and jewel ribbon trim found in most fabric departments sold by the yard
2 yards black chain trim found in fabric department sold by the yard
medium/large jump rings
plain mask
hot glue or cement glue
large metal medallion found in the jewelry making department of most crafts stores
exacto knife

Step 2: Applying paper to mask

Your mask will have come with an elastic strap if it is in place remove it now.

Using your paint brush apply a coat of mod podge to the mask starting on the bottom right.

Press the black textured paper over the bottom right of the mask over the eye hole and all.

Making sure the diagonal goes over the nose a bit as seen in photo.

You may have to work with the paper adding more Mod Podge as you go and working the paper gently so it lays flat it will work down as you go. Gently press into seams and valleys in the mask until it is smooth and stuck good.

Trim around the edges of the mask with knife.

Cut a strip of red paper to go over the diagonal of the black paper as seen in photo. If your paper tares by the eye it is ok just keep pressing smoothing and mod podging😉

Trim edges.

Add the last piece of textured black paper following the same steps.

Trim around edges.

Mod Podge over the entire mask allow to dry.

Step 3: Working the Metal Medallion and small feathers

While your mask is drying get your hot glue/cement glue, metal medallion, and small feathers.

Find a few big white feathers, black feathers and medium to small dotted feathers in the bag of feathers.

Arrange them in a spray starting with the dotted feathers gluing them to the medallion as you go. Add in the white and black feathers. You should have a nice looking spray.

Set aside.
Step 4: Cutting out eyes and Adding Glitter

Once your Mod Podge is dry using the knife cut out the eye holes.

Add a generous amount of mod podge around the eyes and along the diagonal red stripe. Glitter away…🙂

Around the eye put some mod podge next to what you have glittered already feathering it out around the eyes as seen in photo add more glitter. Let dry completely before moving on.

You can mod podge over the glitter if you like, if you choose to, mod podge over the entire mask again.

Allow to dry
Step 5: Embellishing

Using hot glue or cement glue add the black jeweled trim around the right side of the mask and the right eye.

This is a daunting task. I found that doing a little bit at a time works best.

Using the knife poke 3 to 5 holes in the bottom left of the mask.

Cut 3 to 5 lengths of black chain varying lengths.

Put them on the jump rings and put the jump rings onto the mask in the holes you made with the knife. SEE PHOTO 2

Once your embellishments dry turn over the mask and use the knife to cut open the holes where you took off the elastic strap.

Tie your ribbon in each side making sure it is long enough to tie.
Step 6: Ostrich Feathers and Finishing up

Take your white Ostrich feather and glue it the to middle top back of the mask so it stands tall and the feather hangs to either side.

Next glue the two red Ostrich feathers so the natural bends of the feathers make them hang down on each side.

Next repeat for the the two black feathers.

Once this dries (you may need to use a clip to hold them in place till dry) flip over the mask and position and glue the medallion as seen in photo.

Allow to dry and you are done!🙂

Till next time keep it crafty!


stay tuned for vol. 2


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Bedroom Re-Design Vol. 1

Hello!!  My it has been quite some time since I have posted.  I apologize for my neglect and being totally MIA for so long.  I have been going through many life changes and self discovery.  That has all come with so many ups and downs.  Anyway, enough of that stuff.

Lets move on to what I’ve been up to in my many months MIA.

We’ve been doing lots of remodeling (on the cheap), finding ways to give the place a face lift that wont break the bank.  We started in our kids rooms.

In this Volume I’m going to share with you what we did to customize our daughters room.  She did most of the designing with much advise from me ;)  but most of it she made the choices.

So here are some before pictures.  You can see we had to remove trim that had been up for about 12 or more years.  That was a task!  I will suggest having a bottle of warm soapy water to spray while removing such old trim.  IF it was stick on, meaning the glue was on it already and you only needed to dip in water to apply.  If it was done with wallpaper paste… well good luck😉

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The room was painted a creamy coffee color.  That just wouldn’t do.

To start we purchased a bed set for her, she wanted a new one for her birthday.  She gave me colors she’d like and I went from there.  I chose at Walmart a bed in a bag set.  It came with sheets, pillow case, pillow sham, comforter, and bed skirt.  Because she wanted purple and this set was only black and white I purchased a purple sheet set also.  Because the bed in the bag was so inexpensive I was able to stay in budget with adding the sheet set.  Also it gave her many options on styling her bed.  We also got a large fuzzy purple pillow.  She’s a pillowhaulic always has been🙂

So I began scouring the interwebs for bedroom designs in purple and black (her colors) to get some inspiration.  We found a few we liked and grabbed ideas from several images.

Here is her vision.


Above:  In a future post I will share how I made this custom chandelier.


over her bed “Always Kiss Me Goodnight”


These curtains we found at our local family dollar for $12 each panel.  The are single rod silk swirl design drape and valance with lace drape in the back.


:)  Just an owl wall sticker


She decided to paint the closet and entry door with chalk board paint so her and her friends could write little notes.  For the handles we purchased a key and  keyhole knobs from Hobby Lobby on sale 50% off.  We painted them purple.


This is her focal wall it is sprayed with purple and silver glitter over the purple paint.  Really hard to see it in the photo, but it’s there. :)  That was a bit pricey but I later found out it would have been cheaper if I had purchased the paint from walmart instead of Hobby Lobby :S Lesson learned.


The trim in the room was painted with a semi gloss black.



The bed set with the purple sheets.

Over all the cost to do this including the bedset was under $175.00

Well worth it!

Stay tuned for Vol. 2🙂

Till then Keep it Crafty!


Lemon Patties

Well Happy Anniversary Seamingly Crafty!!  I was notified that yesterday was our 1 year anniversary!  I can’t believe it has been a whole year already!  I will be posting a freebie soon to celebrate!  Any ideas?? What would you guys like to see??

Well while you think about that lets talk candy!I found this amazing blog where a recipe was located for Peppermint Patties!  The recipe said you can use really any flavoring you like and I had lemon extract on hand so I chose to make Lemon Patties.🙂

It was a very easy to follow recipe and only called for a few ingredients:
Powdered sugar
granulated sugar
corn syrup

I will say I think the recipe needed a little bit more lemon extract cause it tastes a little too powdered sugary.  Other than that they are great!

Another good idea would be to coat them in chocolate instead of sugar!

You can find the original recipe here.



Updating a Canvas Bag Quickie!

I had to come up with something quick for last minute Birthday gift.  I am usually on top of this stuff but with everything being so hectic in my life recently I’ve been falling behind on everything!  I love to personalize gifts.  To me they seem to have more love and thought behind them and, well, are more personal.  This particular person loves purple, butterflies, minions, and I happen to know is in college. .I had this canvas bag at my shop I purchased and wouldn’t you know it, it is purple!

I have this gorgeous pattern programed in my sewing/embroidery machine of a butterfly.

I added her name at the bottom and voila!

You can make virtually anything more sentimental and personal by adding quick little touches like this.

Any Canvas bag can be embroidered, even by hand!

You can find many embroidery websites that offer hand embroidery patterns.  My favorite is Urban Threads!  I am an Urban Threadster for sure!  I absolutely love their site and blog!

Thanks for stopping in and checking out the new post!

Till next time!

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