Halloween Boo Boxes craft idea

Halloween Boo Boxes

Halloween Boo Boxes

Aren’t these simple Halloween Boo Boxes adorable?  They were so easy and fun to make!

Materials:

  • 3 cardboard boxes (any size and shape you’d like)
  • 3 different patterned scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon
  • Modge Podge
  • “BOO” letters cut out in cardstock (perhaps two sets so you have a drop shadow)

Directions:

  • We first cut out the “BOO” letters to fit on the boxes with the Cricut in two different sizes and in a font that we liked with our chosen cardstock.
  • Then we traced the boxes on the patterned paper, cut out the shapes and modge podged them onto the boxes.
  • Next you’ll take your “BOO” letters and attach them to eachother (if you’re doing a box shadow); then just modge podge them onto the boxes.
  • Finally, tie Ribbon around the boxes!

source: http://thecraftingchicks.com/2010/10/diy-halloween-boo-blocks.html

Easy Pumpkin French Toast Casserole recipe

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

I love me some french toast.  So what better recipe to have in your back pock than this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole?  This is so easy to put together and have ready whenever you are.  It is SUPER delicious and flavorful!  ENJOY!

Ingredients:

French Toast:

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 c milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Topping:

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Directions:

French Toast:

  • Slice the French bread into slices 1/2″ thick; arrange bread in one layer on the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Set aside remaining bread slices.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour half of the egg mixture over the bread.
  • Top with the remaining slices of French bread and pour the remaining egg mixture over the top.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Topping:

  • Melt the butter in the microwave in a medium sized bowl.
  • Pour the remaining ingredients into the belted butter and stir until combined.
  • Pour the topping over the French toast casserole.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

source: http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/pumpkin-french-toast-casserole-calphalon/

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Gigi’s Cupcakes of Columbus, Ohio review

Gigi's Cupcakes

Gigi’s Cupcakes

I’ve forgotten to do this review for quite some time, so I thought I would pull it from the archives!  :)   I love me some cupcakes; honestly it’s one of my favorite treats ever.  I’ve tried a lot of cupcakes in my day and when I heard that Gigi’s Cupcakes was now at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, I knew I had to try it out.  :)

I had heard that this was a yummy place to get cupcakes and they had quite the variety.  They have a couple of locations in Columbus, but Easton was where I bought this treat.  They had a little kiosk inside of the shopping plaza, so obviously they wouldn’t have that many varieties to choose from at this location.  I decided on the Midnight Magic cupcake which is described as: Devils food cake with dark chocolate chips topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate chips.

To be 100% honest, I was disappointed in this cupcake.  :(  LOL  For one, the icing was squished by the time I got home and hour later and the frosting was SUPER rich.  However, the cupcake in itself was pretty delicious.  It was moist and very flavorful.  Just from the interaction that I had with the girls that worked the kiosk and this cupcake in itself, I probably wouldn’t go back as I know of better cupcake shops in Ohio.

 

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I Mustache You a Question card design

I Mustache You a Question

I Mustache You a Question

This has to be one of my favorite cards that my mother has made.  I have this slight obsession with this phrase and therefore I think this I Mustache You a Question card is genius!  :)

It’s simple, yet totally adorable, don’t you think?  The inside is a blank card so the “giver” can fill out their own message.

This I Mustache You a Question card design is just totally too cute for words and I’m sure it would put a smile on anyone’s face!