Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

The only thing better than hot apple pie is the scent of apple pie in a hot bubble bath! Try this DIY Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe!

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I LOVE a yummy sugar scrub! It makes your skin so soft and it’s so fun to get creative with the scents! I’m also a sucker for apple treats. Remember my Apple Crisp Recipe and Apple Crisp Parfait? Well, imagine the scent of warm, delicious apple crisp coming out of the oven. Then image a hot bubble bath. Put your hands together and you’ve got this amazing Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub. It leaves your skin super duper soft and smells divine. This is such a cute gift and really easy and really inexpensive to make for holiday gifts, mother’s day, birthday etc. I won’t tell if you don’t!

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 – 3/4 cup of coconut oil

Pint size mason jar(s)

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until you are happy with the consistency. I mixed all the dry ingredients and gradually added the coconut oil (melted or use liquid coconut oil for cooking) until it felt like a good consistency. You don’t want it too oily but you definitely don’t want it dry. Mix it to your own personal taste. Pour into a pint size jar and wrap it up for a gift or treat yourself to a hot bubble bath! You deserve it!

I added jute and a little tag I made out of upholstery webbing just to make it a little more fun. This would also be super cute for a teacher’s gift. You know,  teacher’s like apples right? ;)  Now, I know it doesn’t actually have apple in it but the spice makes it smell just like a hot apple pie and let’s get real, apple pie is amazing!

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub - Great gift idea!

Enjoy!

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DIY Marbleized Paper

It’s a Classy Clutter Day in my neighborhood and I’m thrilled to be stopping over from Ciburbanity. Have you all seen the little pops of marbleized decor showing up more and more frequently in magazines and catalogs? I love it and would be delighted if this becomes the next fun trend!

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Real-deal marbleizing involves alum and sizing and inks and pigments and is generally too complicated for my impulsive DIY brain. Thankfully, there are plenty of suggestions on the world wide web for cheating a little bit and keeping marbleizing easy!

Wanna know what I happen to have a lot of leftover from my powder room redesign? Liquid Starch. Which is all you need to make beautiful marbleized paper in your own backyard. (Or kitchen… I did both.)

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Fill a pan with liquid starch… maybe 3/4″-1″deep? Not much. I used regular ol’ craft paint and experimented with a few different ways to drop the paint into the starch. The method that worked best was to lightly ‘wave’ the paint back and forth over the starch so I had a scribble-like pattern. (When I just squirted it into the starch, a lot of the paint sank to the bottom like in this picture… the brightest pattern comes when more paint sticks to the surface of the liquid.)

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Take a toothpick or a skewer and lightly run it through the paint collected on the surface and play around with what marbled patterns you like! Swirls or stripes or zigzags… whatever floats your boat. (See what I did there? Float…)

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I had some heavy watercolor paper in my stash, so I cut it to fit the pan and then lightly laid it onto the surface of the starch. Gently pull it out and rinse off the starch. (Don’t worry… the paint won’t wash away even a little bit!)

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So yeah. Um, that’s it. Silly easy. (I sort of want to fill our baby pool with liquid starch and try to make big giant sheets of marbleized paper, but then the kids will want to go swimming so I’ll have to take the beach towels out of storage and then they’ll want to make forts out of them so I’ll have to move around the patio furniture which will probably mean sweeping the patio so I’ll look for the broom and notice that the hooks in the garage need to be replaced so next thing you know I’ll be building a new storage system out there, and well… that’s just too much. So no baby pool.)

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Aren’t they SO pretty?! Think of the possibilities even without doing a baby pool sized paper… book covers, stationary, cute holiday gift tags, use thinner paper and cover a table with them, wall paper the back of a shelf with them… I’m going to buy more starch, y’all…

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Oh! If you want a way to marbleize with your kids… this shaving cream technique is amazing. Also? You should know that I’ll do any activity with my kids that involves shaving cream.

Check out these other posts of super duper simple ways to fake something waaaaay more complicated!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think? Are you on board with the marbleized trend? Ever tried it? Do you like ice cream? If so, vanilla or chocolate!

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Easy and Delicious Chicken Salad Croissant

This easy and delicious chicken salad croissant is the perfect lunch and packed full of fresh ingredients!

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I interrupt all things Fall to bring you a fantastic lunch! This is most definitely my favorite sandwich to make for lunch. I LOVE a flakey buttery croissant and this chicken salad is amazing. It’s packed full of protein and even has fruit and veggies inside! Hello, awesome! I love to make it after my morning workout when I want a filling meal but I don’t want something to heavy. This is it! I usually serve it with a fruit or veggie on the side and a glass of ice water! Today was sparkling apple cider (I’ll share the recipe soon! SOOO good!)

Ingredients:

Croissants – I use the store bought ones found in the bakery of our grocery store

1 can of shredded chicken (fresh is great too but canned is easier and faster!)

2-3 Tablespoons of Mayo depending on your taste – I used organic that doesn’t contain sugar.

1/4 cup of chopped celery

1/4 cup of grapes, sliced. (I prefer red but I had green on hand.)

1 teaspoon of dry ranch seasoning

small handful of cashews, chopped (optional)

Directions:

Using a serrated knife, slice croissant open, leaving one side in tact so the chicken salad doesn’t fall out when you eat it. Set aside. Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl then spoon into croissant. Easy, right? This is such a great quick and easy lunch that is pretty healthy even! These are also great for parties on mini croissants! Yum!!

 

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Enjoy!

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The Creative Collection Link Party

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s link party! We’re so glad you’re here! Before we get started, let’s check out our faves from last week!

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MC danish modern credenza WD -7 Mid Century Modern Cerdenza | The Weathered Door

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Love this beautiful Farmhouse Cottage Kitchen. Shaker style cabinets, butcher block counter tops, and cast iron sink. All done on a budget!
Farmhouse Cottage Kitchen Makeover | Cherished Bliss

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Learn how to make a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub with a Free Printable Tag by Uncommon Designs
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub | Here Comes the Sun for Uncommon Designs

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 Learn how to make homemade caramel corn from scratch! It's easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions at LoveGrowsWild.com

White Chocolate Pecan Caramel Corn | Love Grows Wild

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 DIY Elsa Costume

Frozen Elsa Pumpkin | A Pumpkin and a Princess

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Monster Cupcakes
Monster Cupcakes| Kleinworth & Co.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I mean, what’s not to love? Food, Family, Food, Fall, Food! Everything about it makes me happy. I always love a good excuse to celebrate life’s many blessings and that’s what Thanksgiving is all about, right? Well, we live over 2000 miles away from our families so I pretty much need step-by-step instructions on how to make our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.

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I’ve collected my favorite Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes to share with you!

Fail-proof Roast Turkey Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots – This is my sister in law’s recipe and I make these all the time. This is my favorite way to prepare carrots!

Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Now, I’m not a huge fan of cranberry sauce but Cranberry Fluff, yes please!

The Perfect Dinner Rolls - These are my FAVE! I could eat like 10 of them in one sitting.

Thanksgiving is not complete without the perfect Pumpkin Pie!

Also, you better believe I’m decorating my Thanksgiving table in gold this year!

The amazing Gold Thanksgiving tablescape is from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Well, that’s it! Everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner!

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DIY Planked Mantle and White brick fireplace

I am in love with every single bit of this fireplace and mantle! Once again I have redone my fireplace and this, my friends is my favorite so far! I have always struggled a bit with my fireplace and now I can show it with pride!

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This is what my fireplace and mantel looked like before. I had white washed it and I liked how it turned out at the time, but as time went on I was still not in love with it. Since the fireplace was such a big part of my living room I really wanted to lighten it up. After going back and forth for a while I finally decided that in order in really lighten it up I need to just paint the whole thing white. I always wanted to add a little more texture and this is where the fun part came in. I did not want to break the bank or damage the wall too bad. With those things in mind I headed to my second home, Home Depot.

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This is what I came up with:

I decided to use 3M Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape

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and this Underlayment

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Which I had a good man at Home Depot cut for me in 6inch by 81 inch strips. I love that they are so helpful!

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I put a bit of the mounting tape on before ends and one piece in the middle and I started to attach them to wall stacking one on top of the other. I used a nickel in between each plank to make sure they were evenly spaced.

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After all the underlayment was attached the wall I painted the edges before adding the trim pieces, only because I was to excited to see how it would look painted. I used a clean looking trim piece and I did mitered corners to make the trim look more professional. Mitered corners can be hard but there are a ton of different tutorials and YouTube videos out there to help make it easier, but I think there are worth the time and effort.

I did use a nail gun to tack down the trim piece and that also helped hold the underlayment in place as well. But I only used a few nails because like I said I was trying my best to avoid a ton of different nail holes on the wall. These small nail holes are really easy to fill if I decide to remove the planks down the road.

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After all the wood working stuff was done I painted the fireplace and mantel with Swiss Coffee by Behr Paint. This is the perfect creamy white.

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You can see here that, using a nickel to space out the wood planks. Its nice because you are sure to see the space between each piece, even after they’re painted.

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I got this cute deer head from White Faux Taxidermy.  Mallory has the same one and you can see how she cute hers is in her Living Room Reveal.

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I am head over heels in LOVE with my fireplace now! What are your thoughts? Do you love of hate the white?!

I would love to get some feedback. Love you all!

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Pumpkin Pie Truffles

A creamy, soft pumpkin pie center wrapped up in white chocolate!
Hey guys, it’s Adell from Baked in Arizona! How is everyone?!  I hope you are all having a great October so far.  Fall is seriously the best. The weather, the food, the holidays! We also have a bunch of birthdays in my family we get to celebrate. Is it that way for you? I feel like October is a big month for birthdays.
So about this recipe. I love truffles! I even served peanut butter truffles at my wedding reception! So, I was so excited to try these pumpkin truffles. I have to admit, I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan. I like pumpkin cheesecake, and almost anything pumpkin but plain pumpkin pie? Not my favorite. Add some white chocolate to the mix & you have a winner in my book! I hope you all love these truffles as much as we did.
The center is soft and creamy. Just like pumpkin pie.

 

Pumpkin Pie Truffles



Ingredients:

  • 18 golden oreo cookies (1/2 package)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces vanilla almond bark
  • crumbled gingersnap cookie, optional
Instructions:
  1. Put the oreos in a food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. Put the crumbs in a medium sized bowl & add the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice & 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
  2. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Add them to the pumpkin mixture and stir till incorporated. Put the mixture in the fridge (or freezer to save time) to chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Put a 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Scoop desired size truffle from the pumpkin mix and drop into the bowl of powered sugar. Turn to coat. Roll into a ball and put on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (The powdered sugar helps them not stick to your hands too much but these truffles are a little messy to make into balls.)
  4. Once the truffles are all formed, chill them in the freezer or fridge until pretty firm.
  5. Melt the almond bark according to package directions. Dip the chilled truffles in the almond bark and set on the parchment paper. Sprinkle with the crumbled gingersnap and let set up in the fridge.
  6. Store the truffles in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
  7. Makes around 15 truffles depending on the the exact size you end up forming. Recipe could easily be doubled.
  8. Recipe Source: inspired by this recipe & this recipe.
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No-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jack-o-lanterns

Decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake with a fun Halloween twist!

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First of all, pumpkin anything is usually amazing. I LOVE pumpkin and I LOVE cheesecake so this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is a no brainer! These are so simple to make and your kids (and pretty much anyone with a pulse) will love them. Seriously. Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (8-oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz) container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/4 cup powdered sifted sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream (for topping)
  • clear party cups
  • Black Vinyl Faces**
  • Graham Cracker pieces (for stems)
  • Green Candies (for leaves – I used chewy Sprees)

**I made my faces using black vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo but you can get similar Jack-o-lantern faces here.

Instructions:

  • Stick Jack-o-lantern faces on your 4-6 party cups.
  • Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs and distribute evenly in clear party cups. Pack the crumbs down tightly at the bottom of the cup. This will be your crust. Place cups in freezer.
  • Combine remaining ingredients (cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice) in a mixing bowl until mixed thoroughly.
  • Remove cups from freezer and fill each cup to the top with your pumpkin cheesecake. Place in refrigerator for 2+ hours.
  • Before serving, add whip cream, graham cracker stem and green candies.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Jack-o-lantern No Bake Cheesecake

These are just too cute for Halloween or leave the faces off for Thanksgiving!

Try our other Pumpkin Recipes!

20+ Pumpkin Recipes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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The Creative Collection Link Party

Hi friends! We had a fantastic week this week! Did you? Are you prepping for Halloween yet? We’re starting to gather costumes and plan for a fun holiday season and we couldn’t be more psyched that Fall is in full swing! We’re also pretty stoked because I planned a trip to AZ so Savannah and I get to actually work together SIDE-BY-SIDE for 3.5 days!!! That hasn’t happened since May and man, 6 months is a really long time to not see your BFF! Am I right? So excited! Anyway, enough about us! Let’s talk about what YOU were up to this week, but first, our faves!

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Hitchhiker3 Roadside Re-do  |  The Heathered Nest

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Rustic Fall Porch-Rug Ballards
Rustic Fall Porch  |  City Farmhouse

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Ampersand Pumpkin via RainonaTinRoof.com #fallcrafts
Ampersand Pumpkin  |  Rain on a Tin Roof

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Cupcakes  |  3 Boys Unprocessed

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Silly Spider Hairdo Tutorial
Silly Spider Halloween Hair-do  |  Simple As That

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HowtomakeHalloweenpaperMedallionsTutorial thumb Halloween Paper Medallions
Halloween Paper Medallions  |  Finding Home

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Vintage Circus Birthday Party Carousel Cake
Vintage Circus Birthday Party  |  Elevate Everyday

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11 Amazing Breakfast Recipes

I always have a hard time thinking of  something to make for breakfast. Especially on busy school days,  It’s all too easy to pour a bowl of cereal and head out the door. Well, we know breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I’ve rounded up some amazing breakfast recipes for you to try out! I’ve tried a bunch of these but the others I am dying to make!

Scrumptious French Toast and Buttermilk Syrup

The Ultimate Pancake with Buttermilk Syrup

Chocolate Chip Muffins with Chia Seeds

Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal from Yummy Healthy Easy

Bran Muffins from Baked in AZ

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes from Cooking Classy

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes from Creme de la Crumb

Healthy Granola Parfait from Yummy Healthy Easy

Blender Wheat Pancakes from Baked in AZ

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins from Cooking Classy

Funfetti Pancakes from Yummy Healthy Easy

11 Amazing Breakfast Recipes

YUM, right!? Which one will you make first, I’m pretty excited to try the Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal! Yummy!!!

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