DIY Scallop Stenciled JOY letters and Cricut Explore Giveaway!

We’re SO excited to be a part of Bake, Craft, Sew today! We are guest posting over at Thirty Handmade Days with a super cute project Check out our DIY Stenciled Joy Letters! Head to Thirty Handmade Days for the full tutorial!

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To make things just a little sweeter, you can enter to win this awesome giveaway from Cricut!

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    • (1) $250 Holiday Crafting Bundle!

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Make sure to follow the entire series because you can get a new entry each day by visiting the featured blogger! And they are sharing some awesome ideas for the holidays. A special thanks to Cricut for encouraging a creative holiday season with this cool giveaway.

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No Fail Fudge

Hi Classy Clutter readers! It’s Adell, from Baked in Arizona.

You guys, how is November already half over?! And how is my baby already 5 weeks old? Ah! Time, please slow down. Well, I am excited to share my favorite fudge recipe with you today. With Christmas coming up next month, this should definitely be added to your baking list. You can never go wrong with fudge. Especially this no fail recipe.

 Why do I love fudge so much? Please tell me I am not alone in this. If I am ever at a candy store I will almost always go for the fudge. Must be my serious sweet tooth. I just love it. I love it so much that my Aunt made her No Fail Fudge recipe and we served it at my wedding reception. We had a dessert bar with all sorts of goodies, hot cocoa, and a ice cream stand too! It was like sugar overload, just the way I like it. This fudge is great anytime of the year, but especially at Christmas.  It is a creamy, perfect milk chocolate fudge. You can add nuts, but I didn’t this time. The Hershey bars have almonds so that adds enough for me.

This would be such a fun gift to give at Christmas to teachers, friends or neighbors.

You could add a tag that said: 

May your Christmas be filled with love, joy & a “peace” of fudge!

No Fail Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 pound mini marshmallows
  • 2 (6.7 ounce) Hershey bars with almonds
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips or 2 cups
  • 2 cups nuts, chopped (optional)
  • Christmas mini m&m’s, for decorating
Directions:
  1. Grease a 9×13″ or 12×16″ pan (for thinner fudge) or line with parchment paper (this way you can lift out of the pan and it’s easier to cut). If you are going to fill cookie cutters, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set the cookie cutters out.*
  2. Brake up the candy bars and put in a bowl. Add the chocolate chips and nuts. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter, sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallows in a large pot over medium-low heat. Using a whisk, bring to a low boil and boil 8 to 9 minutes. Stir constantly.
  4. Remove mixture from the heat and add the bowl of chocolate and nuts. Mix well then pour into prepared pan. Chill before cutting.
  5. *Use a measuring cup to scoop fudge and pour inside the cookie cutters. They may leak a little fudge, but once they are chilled you can trim around the edge. You could also wrap the bottom and sides of the cookie cutters with foil.
  6. Notes: This is a soft, creamy fudge and is best kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. Makes 5 pounds.
 
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Thanks for having me today! Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Classy Clutter Photoshoot!

Well, we FINALLY got our pictures done!! You guys, we have had the same profile pic on our blog and social media since 2011! Umm… that was 3 kids ago! We had the most incredibly fun time partying with Brittney of Brittney Gurr Photography! You can check out here site here.  It was more like a party with Brittney and we totally had a blast! It was so fun to be totally nerdy, goofy, and channel our inner America’s Next Top Model. LOL! We are so far from models but it was sooo fun to party and get new, fun shots! I mean, apparently this only happens every 3-4 years so we took advantage! Check out our 80 billion pics!

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Teal dress: Francesca’s

Sequins headbands – Francesca’s (similar here)

Hot pink skirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Black and white stripe shirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Gold metallic shirt – Forever 21 (circa 2013!)

Mint Skirt – ASOS

Sequins skirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Cream and Gold sequins shirt – Greenish.com

Gold/Bronze sequins pants – Nordstrom

“I’m not fancy” tees – Regal Republic Clothing

Floral crowns – Posies Floral

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DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe

Mason Jar Crafts are always fun. While Mallory was in town we were working on a few different crafts and this is one of them that we did. It was very easy and it is also something that I am sure your kids would love to help you create. It would also be a great idea for a teacher gift. They are pretty inexpensive to make and something that could be done quickly.

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To start this is what you will need:

A mason jar

Fake Snow

Figurines that will fit inside the jar

Small White Balls

Fishing line

Needle

and tape

We found everything that we need for this project at Michaels Craft Store. We spray the lid of this jar with our favorite gold spray paint. While that was drying, we simply thread the needle with the fishing line and going through the center of each white ball we start to thread the balls on to a line. To attach the “snow fall” we used packaging tape to tape to the top of the jar lid.

After we finished the snow fall we got our cute snow and tree ready. In order to keep everything in place we used a lid that was from a mailing tube and hot glued the cute figured on to it. anything will work also long as it fits into the mason jar. The lib was nice because it kept everything in place and it also added a little bit of height to our figures.

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We added some of the fake snow in to the bottom of the jar then placed our figures into the jar

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With the snow attached we added the lid and our cute project was finished.

The possibilities are endless with mason jars. We love this simple and cute project. Have you used mason jars for cute craft projects before?

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Here are a few of other ways we have used Mason Jars

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20 Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Favorite Things Giveaway

Hi friends! We are so excited to be teaming up with a ton of fantastic bloggers to bring you a collection of our favorite things! One lucky reader will receive all of our favorite products in this cute little gift basket! You can enter to win our Favorite Things Giveaway and then click over to our creative friends’ blog to enter their Favorite Things Giveaway! We love this because it totally showcases each blogger’s personality through their “favorite things!” So fun!

These are a few of our favorite things

 

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Our giveaway basket includes:

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Now, onto what all of my creative blogger friends are giving away, too!

To enter to win our Favorite Things Gift Basket:

  • Enter to win my gift basket at the giveaway using the widget below.
  • Check out the gift collage and HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their Favorite Things!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the creative bloggers–they will not disappoint!
  • *Note- if you receive an error message from a broken link, click to the blog’s home page until the link is fixed

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Don’t forget to “hop” to each blog above to enter their giveaways, too!

Go check out these other amazing gifts! I like to right click and open a bunch of new tabs, myself!

There will be 30 WINNERS!!! You must ENTER TO WIN ON EACH BLOG for the gifts you want most. So you must HOP to each to enter!

1. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke // 2. Bombshell Bling // 3. C.R.A.F.T. // 4. LandeeLu // 5. The 36th Avenue //6. Pick Your Plum //7. TidyMom //8. Your Homebased Mom //9. Live Laugh Rowe // 10. How Does She

11. Crazy Little Projects // 12. Tatertots & Jello // 13. Or So She Says //14. A Pumpkin and a Princess // 15. The Crafting Chicks // 16. The Pleated Poppy // 17. The Girl Who Ate Everything // 18. My Sisters Suitcase // 19. No Biggie // 20. Classy Clutter

21. Click it Up a Notch // 22. Entirely Eventful Day // 23. Thirty Handmade Days //24. kojo designs //25. Something Swanky // 26. Eighteen25 // 27. Lolly Jane // 28. The Diary of Dave’s Wife // 29. Yellow Bliss Road // 30. Two Twenty One

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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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Meet these Mormons

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Hi friends! We’re popping in today to share with you a new movie we’re really excited about! We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints otherwise known as “The Mormons”. We are proud of this part of who we are! We are excited to team up with over 65+ of us strong… to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled “Meet The Mormons”. This film is not meant to be an “in your face” – you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope your hearts are made light as you feel the goodness that comes from following our Christ and Savior. All proceeds from the film will be donated to The American Red Cross. So not only will you be uplifted and inspired, your money will be going to an amazing charity!!

We also would like to take a moment and share our personal testimonies, stories of our own personal conversions, and our own stories of how following our Savior, Jesus Christ has changed our lives. The light of the gospel of Jesus Christ offers a joy and hope that only following him can provide. We hope as you click through and read our stories and testimonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you will feel uplifted and encouraged. We are by you! We love connecting with our readers, that is why many of us do what we do! Please be kind and considerate in your comments. It takes great bravery for us to open our hearts and our mouths to share with you such a tender and personal part of who we are. We share because we feel strongly the need to share the peace and the hope that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Adrienne | Free Time Frolics , Camille | Chicken Scratch n’ Sniff , Natalie & Rebekah | House of Sprinkles , Kathleen| Fearlessly Creative Moms

Emily | The Benson Street , Staci | The Potter’s Place, Alyssa | Alyssa.Marie , Kristen | Capturing Joy , Aly | Entirely Eventful Day

Katie | Clarks Condensed, Larissa | Just Another Day In Paradise , Camille | My Mommy Style , Candice | She’s Crafty

Anita | Live Like You Are Rich, Landee | Landee Lu , Tara & Devin | Salt & Pepper Moms , Mallory & Savannah | Classy Clutter Kelli & Kristi| Lolly Jane

McKenzie | Girl Loves Glam , Pam & Lisa | Over The Big Moon , Melanie | Forty Eighteen , Sky | Capital B Adell | Baked in Arizona

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Andie | Maybe I Will , Shatzi | Love and Laundry , Robyn | Create it Go , Rachel | R & R Workshop

Tiffany | Feel Great In 8 , Katelyn | What Up Fagens? , Brittany | BrittanyBullen , Ginger | Ginger Snap Crafts , Stephanie | Crafting In The Rain

Chelsey | Cee Me Be , Amber | Crazy Little Projects , Kallie | Smitten By, Elyse, Kristen, Lauren, Steph, Kendra & Camille | Six Sisters Stuff Annette | Tips From A Typical Mom

Amberly | Life With Amberly & Joe , Taralyn | Keep Moving Forward With Me , Jessica | What Does The Cox Say? , Lisa | Mabey She Made It , Kiki | Kiki & Company

Kierste | Simply Kierste , Tayler | The Morrell Tale, Jennifer | My Daylights , Cambria | Live To Be Inspired, Danielle | Today’s The Best Day

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Amber | Dessert Now Dinner Later, Natalie | The Creative Mom, Bobbie | A Vision To Remember , Becky | Babes In Hairland

Lisa | Pebbles & Pigtails , Mandy | Sugar Bee Crafts , Krista | Reclaim, Renew, Remodel , Wendy | Musings, Miracles, and Mayhem

Nat & Holly | My Sister’s Suitcase, Britni| Play.Party.Pin , Montserrat | Cranial Hiccups , Heidi | A Lively Hope , Ashley & Meegan | Flats to Flip Flops

Alexis | We Like to Learn As We Go, Amy | The English Geek , Mariel | Or So She Says Carrian | Oh Sweet Basil

Kirtley | The Gist of Fit | Aubrey | Dreaming of Someday, Natalie| The Messanos, Angela | Handmade In The Heartland

If you’d like to learn About Us and/or learn about our faith, you can visit our About Us page and/or check out Mormon.org.

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Pinterest Powerhouse Bloggers you’ll want to follow!

It’s no secret that we are pin-aholics! Pinterest has done some amazing things for both the everyday pinner and bloggers! We use it for so many things and it’s seriously awesome. We use it for organizing and brainstorming project ideas, as a recipe book, inspiration and most importantly, connecting with other fabulous bloggers and finding new blogs that inspire us! We have teamed up with some of the top Pinterest powerhouse bloggers that you’ll really want to follow. They pin the best of the best, créme de la créme of pins that you won’t want to miss!

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Just click the bloggers name or the See On Pinterest button and that will take you to their Pinterest boards, then if you like what you see, be sure to click the Follow All button. We’d love to share the great ideas we find on Pinterest with you!
Visit Classy Clutter’s profile on PinterestVisit Landee See, Landee Do’s profile on Pinterest. Visit Lolly Jane’s profile on Pinterest. Visit 30 days blog’s profile on Pinterest. Visit Aly Brooks {entirelyeventfulday.com}’s profile on Pinterest. Visit Leigh Anne, YourHomebasedMom’s profile on Pinterest. Visit Amber Price: Crazy Little Projects’s profile on Pinterest.
Visit Kimberly | A Night Owl Blog’s profile on Pinterest.

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke’s profile on Pinterest.

Visit Jennifer Sedillo’s profile on Pinterest.

The Ultimate Southern California Family Vacation Giveaway

southern-california-giveaway Hey hey! You GUYS! We have the most incredible, crazy amazing, awesomest giveaway EVER for you today!! Have you been dying to take your kids to Disneyland? California Adventure? Knott’s Berry Farm? SeaWorld? No problem!

Today we’ve teamed up with Get Away Today to bring you the Ultimate Southern California Vacation for you and your family!  This giveaway is valued at a minimum of $1,700!!  This would make the perfect Fall Break Vacation or even a great Family Christmas Present!  Get Away Today is always doing their best to help people save money on their traveling and can save you up to 40% off your Disneyland Vacations and other travel such as cruises, going to San Diego, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean and more!  We’re super excited to be working with them to offer this ULTIMATE Giveaway!
Also, a big thanks to the other bloggers participating in this giveaway!  They are all crazy talented ladies and I’m grateful to call them friends!

Now for the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive:

1)  3 Night Hotel Stay in the Anaheim, California Area
2)  2 Adult and 2 Kids passes to TWO Southern California Attractions*
3)  $600 Visa Gift Card

Valued at $1,800 to $2,100 (depending on attractions winner chooses)!

*Attractions winner can choose from: Disneyland Park, Disneyland California Adventure Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park
Amazing, right?!?  To enter the giveaway use the Rafflecopter below!

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The giveaway will run from:  September 30, 2014 at 12:00am to October 6, 2014 at 11:59pm!

GOOD LUCK!

For those looking to take a trip soon, head on over to Get Away Today and check out all their amazing deals!  You can use the code BIGMOON to earn an extra $10 off your next booked trip too!