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Sprinkle Cake
How to Train Your Dragon Costume!
Sausage Pinwheels
Pumpkin Spice Madelines
DIY Home Decor Wall Art


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Sprinkle Cake

Sprinkle Cake

This cake has huge impact for minimal effort and price! 
All you need is:
- Favorite boxed cake mix (this one is Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme)
 + any recipe ingredients ie: eggs
- 2 cans of frosting (inside is lemon, outside is cream cheese)
- Lots of sprinkles!! 

Any candy and lots of it to cover the entire cake would work and be really cute.  Think all pink or blue sprinkles for a baby shower, all white or silver for a wedding shower, any holiday, any size or shape of sprinkle!

How to Train Your Dragon Costume!

Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon!

My 2014 Halloween costume inspiration came from one of the cutest movies by DreamWorks, How to Train Your Dragon. Astrid plays the love interest of the main character, Hiccup, and they are viking dragon slayers! 

To get into character, I knew the skirt and shoulder pads would be the biggest challenge, but how in the world do you make those spikes and skulls? Luckily,
Elizabeth fromA Swoop and A Dartprovided an amazingAstrid tutorialand I grabbed some tips from there.

Sausage Pinwheels

Sausage Pinwheels
My little sister recently texted me "I have a brunch baby shower potluck, need a dish, go!" I always love when I get asked those questions about what should I bring here, or what should I wear here.  I think it might actually be my dream job.  I want to start an online chat site where someone can ask any random question about food, lifestyle, decor, fashion, whatever it may be.  The Dear Abby of "Help, I have a food or fashion emergency." 

Pumpkin Spice Madelines

Pumpkin Spice Madelines

With acronyms like PSL (pumpkin spice latte) running rampant these fall days, I decided to make a little something to dip into your favorite warm beverage.  I love traditional lemon and almond madelines, why not try a fall twist!

I thought I was being so clever until I googled pumpkin madelines and well, many someone's are also very clever. Hopefully this recipe though, is super fast, super basic and only puts you 20 minutes and about $7 away from deliciousness.

The first thing you'll need is a

DIY Home Decor Wall Art

The Easiest Custom Artwork DIY!

I had a big space over the entry way table in my apt that was open and needed something, but art is so expensive and seems generic when store bought. After a recent trip to theTorpedo Factoryin Alexandria, VA, I was hugely inspired to create and this is what came out.  I had seen one amazing piece sculpted out of hundreds of tiny little paper flowers and thought, I can do something similar!  Hundreds of tiny flowers  became about 30 feather prints. 

"Samoas" Brownie Bites!

It's a brownie, it's a cookie, it's a girl scout cookie dupe

It's currently not girl scout cookie season but I am craving a samoa.  It's that caramel-y coconut-y goodness.  A coworker of mine is also gluten free and thus was born... the coconut caramel brownie cookie.  Also known as the "samoa brownie bite."

I picked up 5 ingredients at my local Whole Foods but any brands will work out just great. 

  - Box of GF Brownie Mix

Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

A coworker sent me this completely adorable, super simple, all edible apple pies and I had to test it out immediately!

by The Girl Who Ate Everything

I added my own small spin and wanted to provide a few tips and tricks I learned along the way.  Only 4 Ingredients!
- Granny Smith Apples
- Can of Apple Pie Filling
- 2 Packets of Maple Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal
- Refrigerated Pie Crust

Carb and Gluten Free Meal Options!

Carb and Gluten Free Stuffed Peppers and Dessert!

I spent a few days with my completely adorable nieces and they are both struggling with some tough food related issues.  One was diagnosed with celiac disease (GF) and the other Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.    So making meals is always really tough, especially with two very busy working parents.  After much googling, here are two fun things I threw together with minimal time, money and ingredients that an 8 year old and 6 year old loved!

Shoe Refash

Floral Pump Rehab!

I love the new floral trends this season from blazers to pants to pumps and had to jump on the wagon.  All of the gorgeous shoes I've found though have been wildly expensive and I like to save my big purchases for those classic, never out of style pieces.  Amazon to the rescue. These stunnerscame in at twenty six buckeroos.  But.... eh... in person they definitely do look on the cheaper side with the metallic plastic and rubber stoppers.

This refashion took 10 minutes and 2 coats of $4.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

My two great loves together today.  I did borrow this recipe from a quick google search of chocolate peanut butter fudge:http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-dark-chocolate-fudge-50400000116805/

You'll need to purchase:

- Bag of Chocolate Chips (I used  
  the ghirardelli semi sweets)
- Bag of Peanut Butter Chips (I
  used Reese's Chips)
- Instant Coffee
- Dark Chocolate Powder
 (Hersey's makes a great one)
- Can of Sweetened Condensed