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Easy Peanut Butter Pie.

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By Far this is my favorite thing to make during the holidays, easy, delicious, and fun to make with the kids.
Easy Peanut Butter Pie.
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 c. confectionery sugar
1 lg. (12 oz.) Cool Whip
1 graham cracker pie shell
Mix peanut butter, confectionery sugar, cream cheese until smooth. Mix in Cool Whip and blend. Pour in pie shell and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Refrigerate until cool.
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You can also find this on Renee’s Recipe Exchange page on Facebook (Link Below.)

 

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Easy Peasy Doughnuts! Fun For all!

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To make 10 donuts and doughnut holes, you’ll need:

* 1 can buttermilk biscuits
* 1/2 – 1 cup vegetable oil
* cinnamon / sugar mix
* powdered sugar
* chocolate frosting & sprinkles (optional)

Pour the oil in a pan and place over medium heat. Arrange all of the biscuits on a plate or cutting board. Use a small circle-shaped cutter to press firmly while rotating to carefully remove the centers from the dough. The center of the wreath from my Christmas cookie cutter collection was just the right size.

Place 5 of your donuts in the heated oil. Watch very closely, because they only take a few short minutes to fry. Flip them over as soon as they turn a nice golden brown color, and repeat this process with all sides of your donuts. Place them on a paper towel to cool. The little donut holes can be cooked all at the same time, however they finish cooking very quickly so don’t let them burn!

Sprinkle your donuts with a generous coating of cinnamon/sugar or powered sugar. You can also place them into a sandwich bag in each mixture to coat evenly, if you prefer.You can also spread the tops with chocolate frosting and dipping them into candy sprinkles (or nuts)

Painted Gourds

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So as you all know last month I had an obsession with pumpkins (lol.) Well now its November and my obsession has moved to gourds…painted ones to be exact. I was browsing a few ideas online because my mantel piece is looking kind of drab and came across these!

 

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What a simple wonderful idea!

 

What you will need:

Can of white glossy spray paint

Small gourds

Small pumpkins

wreath.

Ribbon.

 

First you will need a surface to spray paint on, I would suggest laying down some news paper and placing your items on there before painting.

 

Spray paint all the items including anything that may be on wreath.

 

After it drys wrap the ribbon around the wreath.

 

You can use this as a centerpiece on the table like shown in the picture above or you can use them on the mantel piece like in the picture below

 

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I love this idea, its so simple and pretty cheap as well. Craft stores usually have discounts and coupons in papers or on receipts which can really come in handy!

Pretty-Easy Centerpiece.

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This easy Thanksgiving centerpiece pumpkin craft is simple and looks beautiful on any Thanksgiving table.

What you need:

Fall leaves (fake), small pinecones, sprigs of berries, fall flowers, ribbons, or other small fall decorations. 
Small pumpkin
Marker
Tall, but not thin candle (comparable size to the pumpkin)
Glue
Knife (adult supervision is needed when doing this project with children)

Directions:

  1. Remove as much of the stem of the pumpkin as possible without physically cutting into the pumpkin.
  2. Place candle on top of the pumpkin and using your marker, trace around the bottom of it.
  3. Cut a hole for the candle in the pumpkin, using your tracing as a guide and staying as close to it as possible (the more snug the candle fits, the better.)
  4. Place candle in the pumpkin and use glue to adhere fall leaves or sprigs around the edges of the opening (you may need to press some inside of the opening to secure the candle into place). 
  5. Allow centerpiece to dry before using.
Thanks Examiner. 

House Party “Monster Halloween Twitter Party”

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I’m so excited for this! October 20th at 8pm EST be sure to go here and follow to make sure you can be in on the fun. House Party always gives amazing gifts! gifts! Also be sure to go to the website and sign up so you can start hosting your own house parties!

Twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/HousePartyFun

Website-http://www.houseparty.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Fun Fall Family Activities!

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Personally Fall is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfect the food is good and best of all its football season!  I’ve came up with my top 5 favorite things to do in the fall.

 

 

1. Hit up the pumpkin patch.

My kids LOVE going to the pumpkin patch and there is so much that you can do with the pumpkins you pick! 

 

2. Go to the park.

Go to the park and have a picnic lunch,take pictures of the changing leaves pick up a few for crafts and don’t forget the pine cones!

 

3. Go to Local attractions.

I know here we have a park where the kids can really get hands on, its set in the 1800’s so the kids can pick peanuts,cotton,corn and see demenstrations done by the park staff. Explore the general store, visit the old school house and so much more! 

4. Go to Local events

Fall is the best time to go to local festivals and parades! I always rack up on handmade crafts and craft ideas!

 

 

 

5. Go to a highschool Football game!

Nothing like rooting on the home team! We go to every home game, Its cheap, the food is good, the kids love to show their school spirit and the weather is perfect.

 

So Cute Pumpkin Ideas

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After laying in the bed sick for the last few days I decided that today would be the day that I got up and did something crafty! Of course with Halloween  right around the corner and thanksgiving following right behind I figured I’d look for something that would accommodate both occasions. I found these super cute pumpkins on Midwest Living 

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Instructions:
Set leaves between paper towels and flatten them under a book for at least five days. Then brush decoupage glue on a white pumpkin. Arrange the leaves on the pumpkin’s surface. Cut small slits along the edges of the leaves as you go, so they’ll fit the pumpkin’s contours. To finish, coat the decorated surface in decoupage glue.