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Free Fall printables

10/25/2017 4:00 am · 0 comments

by Tami

Free Fall printables

Two styles of Free Fall printables for you to print out and celebrate the season.

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I love a good, free printable. They are an inexpensive way to decorate and celebrate different seasons and holidays. Fall is my favorite season and when I found these gorgeous floral freebies over at Free Pretty Things For You, I knew I had to use them for something. She has so many freebies, clip arts, fonts, all the things you could want for creating beautiful printables, digital scrapbooking, you name it. You really should go take a look and show her some love!

I created the PDF in my Silhouette America software and just used a free program to save it as a PDF. It was so simple. If you want to print these off, that is simple too. Just click on the hyperlinked text of the one you want right above this paragraph (that is the text in blue right above here). That will save it to your computer and you can either print it at home or send it to your favorite printer. These are 8×10 size, but you can just print them on a regular sheet of paper and trim it.

Fall rosette wreath, #Wreath, #fall, #rosette, #diy,

Fall rosette wreath

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Easy Thanksgiving sign

 

Fall flower vase made out of a tin can and jute twine, made the whole thing for under a dollar. Fall Craft ideas, great for Super saturday projects #DIY, #CraftsTwine Vase

 

 

 

 

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How to Make Your Own Bath Bomb

Bath Bomb with Essential Oils

 

Bath Bombs recipe with essential oilsThere is nothing, well almost nothing more relaxing than taking a long hot soak. My husband recently installed a jacuzzi tub in our master bath. At first I really didn’t think I would like it at all. I’m not that into baths. In fact my husband had to fill the tub for me and convinced me to get in. Taking a bath is one thing, but taking a bath with bubbles and with a bath bomb is just awesome. I’m pretty sure its the combination of the jacuzzi and the bath bomb, but it could’ve been the fact that the kids were somewhere else being taken care of by my hubby. Having no worries when you take a relaxing bath is in my opinion the best thing – total relaxment!

Recently I came across this awesome recipe on how to make your own bath bomb. Sure you can buy your own bath bombs. But do you really want something fizzing away under you and not knowing what is in it? Making your own is the safest bet to guarantee that there are no crazy chemicals in it that you need someone help you pronounce them. It also saves you a ton of money too! You can make natural and safe Bath Bombs for a small fraction of what you could buy them for! And it takes no time at all to make them, and just let them dry overnight to harden up is the only thing.

Save money and make your own Bath Bombs with your own fragrance from natural essential oils. With essential oils you can make a bath bomb for exactly what you need it for. make one for when you are sick, or a relaxing one that will help you sleep. You can even make one for a good pick me up with a clean crisp aroma. Make your own Bath Bomb ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Baking Soda for your skin and the bath water
  • 4 ounces Cream of Tartar
  • 4 ounces Corn Starch
  • 4 ounces Epsom Salts
  • 3/4 tsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent ( Lavender )
  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • Food coloring if you want colored bombs (Purple)
  • A decoration, like dried flowers, non-toxic glitter, or sugar cake decorations.
  • A small mini muffin pan

Procedure:

Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch and cream of tartar)

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In a separate small bowl, mix water, oil, and food coloring

Now go ahead and mix wet and dry

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At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed, an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Tightly pack it down into your mold

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Let dry 24 hours

I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. Cupcake and Flat shapes work great removing them from the mold early.

How to make Bath Bomb with essential oils easy recipe

 

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How to make your own Bath Bomb

How to make a great smelling Bath Bomb, that also moisturizes your skin with all natural coconut oil.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Baking Soda for your skin and the bath water
  • 4 ounces Cream of Tartar
  • 4 ounces Corn Starch
  • 4 ounces Epsom Salts
  • 3/4 tsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent Lavender
  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • Food coloring if you want colored bombs Purple
  • A decoration like dried flowers, non-toxic glitter, or sugar cake decorations.
  • A small mini muffin pan

Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch and cream of tartar)
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix water, oil, and food coloring
  3. Now go ahead and mix wet and dry
  4. At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed, an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Tightly pack it down into your mold
  6. Let it dry 24 hours
  7. I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. Cupcake and Flat shapes work great removing them from the mold early.

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Easy Deviled Eggs The Best Spicy Recipe you will ever taste, Classic Deviled Egg Finger food with a kick, Easter Egg Recipe IdeasThe Best Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled Eggs happen to be one of my favorite foods, when they are made right I can eat a whole plate of them (not that I have ever done that…lol).  It must be something in our family, because my little brother told his wife that deviled eggs are the perfect side dish, they GO WITH EVERY MEAL.  She thinks he is nuts, but I kind of agree with him.  If you do not share our love for deviled eggs, then maybe you are just looking for a great bbq side or holiday finger food idea… we still have you covered :).  These spicy deviled eggs are a great twist on the classic recipe.

Ingredients for Spicy Deviled Eggs :

  • 1 Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp Serrano or Jalapeno Peppers (Finely Diced)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Paprika (Optional)

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Directions for Spicy Deviled Eggs :

Peel the hard boiled eggs then cut them in half lengthwise. Softly coop out the egg yolks and transfer them into a medium size mixing bowl.Add the mayonnaise, mustard, Serrano peppers, garlic salt and cayenne pepper and mash with a fork until fully combined. Taste to see if additional salt is needed. Place the mixture into a frosting bag or Ziploc bag (with the tip cut off) and pipe the filling into the empty egg whites. If you don’t have either of these items, just scoop the filling into the egg whites with a small spoon. Garnish with paprika and slices of Serrano pepper. Place the eggs on a serving tray and refrigerate until it’s time to serve. Hint for less spicy use jalapeno peppers instead.

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Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie #EasyDessertRecipe

Thin Mint Grasshopper pie Girl Scout Recipe

There is almost nothing better then Girl Scout Cookies. I just love each cookie. The Samoa’s, Tagalongs, Toffe-tassic, and even the Cranberry Citrus Crisps. One type of cookie I always get and buy enough of to hide them away for the rest of the year are Thin Mints! Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints are one of the best cookie recipes around! So simple but so good! Not only is the cookie great but so is the recipes you can make with Thin Mints! There are all kids of recipes to make with Thin Mints, from savory dishes to fantastic desserts.
The Girl Scout cookie recipe I love best is the combination of Thin Mints and pudding or custard. Add the two together and you get a delish Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie recipe! An easy Girl Scout Cookie recipe that can be made ahead of time and put away in the fridge till the party starts! Great for kids at birthday parties, St Patrick’s Day parties or even nice evening parties with friends!

How to make Thin Mint Grasshopper pie recipe ingredients

Our step by step Girl Scout Cookie Recipe for Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie is so easy you’ll just want to pin it and save it for ever! Make sure to share it with your friends too!

 

Girl Scout Cookie Recipe  Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups Thin Mints finely crushed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 4-6 small glasses

Directions:

We used food processor and coarsely ground the Thin Mint cookies until finely crushed. You can also do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag and then using a cookie color ad crushing the cookies.

 

In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Once all the mini marshmallows have melted, place marshmallow mixture in fridge for 10 minutes to set.

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Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the mint extract and a 2-3 drops of green food coloring. Place this mixture to the side to do the next step.

Use an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

Fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture move to the side

Grasshopper pie girl scout recipePut the pies together:

Add the crust evenly by spreading the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your glass I like mine firm so pack it down.

Now add the mint mixture on top of the cookie crust, filling each glass 3/4 of the way.

Top the pies with a dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate sprinkles.

Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

 

Girl Scout cookie Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie Recipe

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Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie

We all love Girl Scout cookies and especially Thin Mints. Now you can take your favorite Thin Mint cookie and make it into a yummy Grasshopper Pie Dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • cups Thin Mints finely crushed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 4-6 small glasses

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. We used food processor and coarsely ground the Thin Mint cookies until finely crushed. You can also do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag and then using a cookie color ad crushing the cookies.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Once all the mini marshmallows have melted, place marshmallow mixture in fridge for 10 minutes to set.
  4. Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the mint extract and a 2-3 drops of green food coloring. Place this mixture to the side to do the next step.
  5. Use an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture move to the side
  7. Put the pies together:
  8. Add the crust evenly by spreading the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your glass I like mine firm so pack it down.
  9. Now add the mint mixture on top of the cookie crust, filling each glass 3/4 of the way.
  10. Top the pies with a dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate sprinkles.
  11. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

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