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Pumpkin M&M’s!

I love m&ms.
I mostly love the peanut and peanut butter ones, but I’m happy to try all the varieties.
I was so pumped when I saw Pumpkin Spice M&M’s!
They are EXCLUSIVELY sold at Target, so get yours while supplies last. ūüôā

¬†I have been eating and eating these m&m’s… thinking of the different ways you could eat them..
So I tossed a bag into my chocolate chip cookie recipe. 
¬†But then I wondered what they’d be like in Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
(recipe found HERE)

 Also yum!
But mostly, 
I like my cookies and my m&m’s separate…¬†
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Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Are you ready for a Burlap Wreath Tutorial? ¬†I’ve had this wreath on my door for a week or two now and I’ve had several ask for the details. ¬†Here they are….

Supplies needed: (I bought everything at Hobby Lobby)
Wire wreath form (I bought the biggest one – there were 3 sizes)
Burlap (I used 1.5 rolls)
Pipe cleaners (I used brown, only because the taupe ones were sold out.)
Burlap ribbon (2 different prints)
Accessories (pumpkins, flowers, more burlap, etc…)

Spread your pipe cleaners around your wire form.  (It was difficult to keep them in place.  You could just add them as you go too.)  The pipe cleaners are what makes this so easy!  No tucking or looping.  Just twist and go.

Be sure to alternate tying to the inside wire, then the outside wire, then the inside wire, etc….
To attach your burlap, just twist it into a pipe cleaner.  No glue, no knots, just twist it in.  Be sure to leave the ends of your pipe cleaners sticking out because we are going to use them some more.
Bunch up some burlap and tie it into the next pipe cleaner.  You can make it smaller or fuller depending on how much burlap you bunch into each section.
Once you’ve made it all around, it time to all the ribbon. ¬†Using the same pipe cleaners that are already in your wreath, tie in the ribbon. ¬†I tied mine in about every 4 pipe cleaners, alternating tying to an inside wire, then an outside wire.

Add the second ribbon.  Use different pipe cleaners that you used for the first ribbon.

I wove my two ribbon under and over of each other.

Add your accessories. ¬†I didn’t use my orange burlap, but I might add it later. ¬†Be sure to tuck in all the ends of your pipe cleaners now.

Didn’t it turn out cute? ¬†I love it. ¬†It was easier to make than I thought it would be. ¬†My 13 year old daughter helped me, but I’m pretty sure she could have done it on her own. ¬†It’s that easy!

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Snap Creativity

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

I posted a couple weeks ago about my favorite fall treat
but I have to say, these Pumpkin Snickerdoodles were a welcome addition to my fall favorites this year!
They were so soft and delicious! 
(recipe found HERE)
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Recipe adapted from: sixsistersstuff
Yield: 3-4 dozen

1 c. softened butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
dash of allspice

Directions: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Next add the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree. Once combined add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour, and cinnamon. Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

In a small bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to create the coating. Once the dough has chilled, roll into ball about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in cinnamon coating and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. (Preferably a light colored cookie sheet.)

Bake for 7-9 minutes. 


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