Crockpot Peach Butter

This past weekend my boyfriend and I got peaches… and I mean A LOT of peaches. After making this peach butter, other treats, and giving some away; we still have a half a box of peaches! I haven’t ever tried or made peach butter but the premise would be the same as making any other fruit butter (i.e. apple butter). The fruit pieces need to be cooked long enough that when blended, it creates a smooth velvety texture. I’ve been super busy lately so the idea of making this in a crockpot was extremely appealing. I prepped it and let it cook overnight in the crockpot and in the morning it blended like a dream. Plus, we woke up to the smell of peaches and spices (drooling now just thinking about it).

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PSL = FALL

Fall is marked in my internal calendar as the day that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is released at Starbucks. Some may consider this to be “basic” but it is my special treat around this time of year and I know I’m not alone in this sentiment. It’s a sip full of fall and all the comforting feelings that the season brings to me. I’m a beleafer this year as always (Starbucks marketing is always so good with this drink)!

Anyone else consider PSL the beginning of fall? Comment below if you have a variation of a pumpkin coffee drink I should try!

FALL Blocks DIY

While relaxing tonight, I decided to make a quick fall craft. I dug through the miscellaneous craft supplies and found four of these wooden blocks. The letters could easily use a Cricut machine or calligraphy pens but I do not have either at my place so I decided to hand paint the letters. Next time I would definitely use a calligraphy pen for clearer lines. While working on this, I thought of how I would like to improve my lettering skills. Comment below with what you would recommend to learn and improve!

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Repurposed Terra Cotta Pot – Scarecrow

We had so much fun making the pumpkin candy containers that we thought we would give another go at a terra cotta pot transformation. I’ve seen a few happy scarecrows but have never attempted to draw one myself (P.S. if looking for cartoon scarecrow faces online, make sure to type in “happy cartoon scarecrow face” or you might have nightmares that night haha). This was my take on a scarecrow candy container out of a terra cotta pot. All together the project probably took 30 minutes (less dry time) and made for a perfect weeknight project! What character would you put onto one of these candy containers? If you want to see me try it out, comment below with the character!

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DIY Pumpkin Candy Container

I can’t believe that it is almost to the end of summer! I’ve enjoyed my summer, but with the opportunity to make multiple crafts one night, we decided to throw a fall craft into the mix. We already have a few more projects lined up in the next month but this might be the easiest.

It did get us thinking about what candy to fill it with when it is time to put it out as a decoration. We went a little nostalgic too. Anyone remember the Mary Jane candies? It’s a peanut butter molasses taffy like candy that we would get when I was little around Halloween. I’m not sure if they still make them but I will definitely be checking in about a month from now. What candy would you fill these fall pumpkin candy containers with?

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Football Family Wreath

Happy Super Bowl LIII Everyone! Super Bowl Sunday is right up there with the traditional national holidays for our family. We are ALWAYS together eating way too much food and yelling at the TV (I’m sure they can hear us if we are loud enough). Last year my team became the Super Bowl Champions, FLY EAGLES FLY! This year none of our family’s teams made it to the big game. Instead, we are hoping for a great game with some amazing plays. We all have different teams in the NFL but luckily we agree on two College teams. The G & O are colored for The University of Utah and Notre Dame. The T,E,A, and M are for Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, and Denver Broncos.football-wreath.jpg Continue reading “Football Family Wreath”

Thanksgiving Minion Wood Cutouts

PSA: You do not need to be a super villain to make this craft

How wonderful would it be if Minions came to our Thanksgiving celebrations? I imagine some banana cream pie, banana ice cream, and really anything with banana would make them happy guests. They could cause trouble, but with those cute faces, I wouldn’t be mad for long. Since we can’t actually invite Minions, we decided to instead make life size wood cutouts of our favorite happy little characters. We saw these adorable pilgrim and turkey Minion pictures online (original source unknown) and started in on making them. We hope you have as much fun as we did creating them!Minion_Turkey_Pilgrim Continue reading “Thanksgiving Minion Wood Cutouts”

Thankful-ly Burnt in Wood

The thought of holding an extremely hot tool for a prolonged period of time in hopes of getting that perfect line is not for the faint of heart (and for perfectionists trying it for the first time, stressful). I recommend a couple of things: 1) Don’t take it too seriously, imperfections add character to your sign and only you will notice them, 2) Flip on some music, have tea ready and make it an enjoyable experience, and 3) Place the woodburner somewhere safe when not in use… it wouldn’t hurt to know where the fire extinguisher is either, haha! In all honesty, woodburning can be a fun craft for any skill level. Just do it safely, with love, and the results are incredibly rewarding. Woodburned Signs Continue reading “Thankful-ly Burnt in Wood”

FALL-ing in 2’s

Lately, we’ve had a slight obsession (okay, a huge obsession) with the pallet sign trend. So when we found two pallet’s on sale for half off at the local craft store, we were sold on the base for the next project. With our “Fall Fever” in full swing, the next decision to have FALL on the sign was easy. With the pallets in the cart, we selected the wood letters to add dimension, three fall acrylic paint colors and we were ready. Here are 2 takes on the same 3 items:

*Pine Pallet*                    *Wood Letters*                             *Paint*

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