Monthly Archives: December 2014

How to pack a hat

Dec. 22nd, 2014

I have had many a travel experience during which I attempted to pack a hat in my suitcase. Upon arrival I always found my poor hat squashed to oblivion. To mitigate the issue, I decided to wear all my hats stacked up on my head on the plane to avoid the inevitable broken brim. My record is four hats at one time. My hats were intact; my pride however…not so much 🙂

A solution to all our hat-travel worries!

Christmas Tree Napkins

Dec. 16th, 2014

Holy adorableness! These Christmas tree napkins make your table decor look super professional and are easy to prepare!

All you need:
Square napkins
Iron / Ironing board
Sewing pins
Scissors
Ribbon (for a bow)

Inspired by Discover0

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Rolls

Dec. 12th, 2014

A pumpkin twist on the classic roll. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ingredients:
Dough (I highly recommend the dough recipe I used to make my Santa bread)
Egg yolk
Pecans

Directions:
1. Cut dough into small pieces and roll into balls
2. Slightly flatten the dough and cut 7-8 slices around the edges
3. With your finger, indent a hole into each roll
4. Coat each roll with egg yolk
5. Bake rolls based on instructions for dough
6. Place rolls on wire rack to cool
7. Place half a pecan in the center of each roll for the pumpkin stem

Nine ways to style a belt

Dec. 12th, 2014

Get it guuuuuuurl!

I usually wear my belt through the loop and that’s the end of that. Well, no more! Now there are nine cute ways to jazz up any outfit with a well-styled belt.

Halloween Edible Mummies

Dec. 12th, 2014

Savory meatball mummies and sweet banana peanut butter mummies. So easy, kids can make them. Get ready for your halloween festivities – these are going to be a hit!

Savory meatball mummy ingredients:
Pre-cooked meatballs
Ready made pizza dough
Spaghetti noodles
White cheese (I used string cheese)
Olives
Straw

Directions for meatball mummies:
1. Stick an uncooked spaghetti noodle through three slightly thawed meatballs
2. Once you’ve completed all your meatball sets, layout dough and cut into very thin strips
3. Wrap meatballs with dough in mummy fashion
4. Bake meatballs as directed on dough instructions
5. While meatballs are baking, using a straw poke cheese to get small white chunks of cheese
6. Cut up olive into tiny little slices for pupils.
7. After meatballs have cooled, place cheese on mummy head for eyes and place olive slices on top for the pupils
8. Place on platter with marina for serving!

Ingredients for Sweet peanut butter mummies:
Bananas
Peanut butter
Edible eyes
Egg carton
Stir sticks
Fork

Directions for Sweet peanut butter mummies:
1. Cut bananas into thirds and place a stir stick into each piece
2. Microwave peanut butter for a few seconds until liquidy
3. Dip a fork into peanut butter and drizzle onto banana in mummy fashion
4. Place each banana stir stick into an upside down egg carton
5. Freeze for 20 minutes
6. Add eyeballs to bananas and return to freezer for 2 hours

Blogspiration:

Meatball mummies – Recipe from Spend with Pennies
Banana mummies – Inspired by Lexie’s Kitchen and Living