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Monday, November 11, 2019

Dollar Tree Farmhouse Candles DIY

O.K....So all you need for this craft is a dollar tree:

~Battery candle
Some type of glue

Paint your base to your candle any color preferred...
Glue twine around the candle
Add a bow


Dollar Tree colander/ Dollar Tree strainer Christmas decoration.

Supplies needed

~2 colanders
~1 string Christmas light with white cord for the white (green for     the black one below)
~2 yards 2 inch wide ribbon
~Embellishments (picks, twine, bells.whatever floats your boat)
~Hot glue gun
Optional:Spray paint(if doing the black one or any color you prefer)

*Use 2 strainers/ colanders...Break the handles off of them , or cut them off...I used a serrated kitchen knife, but you could use a nippers, or a dremel tool also..just be careful not to cut yourself. The ribbon will cover it, so it doesn't have to be perfect by any means.

* Put your lights in between the colanders , you can glue some to the top if you want them more       spread out.

*Glue your 2 colanders together using hot glue.

*Glue your ribbon around the handle edges.

*Make a bow for the top using leftover ribbon.

*Add embellishments.

~I used a cable tie for the top to make a hanger..looping it thru the holes in the colander . You do not need to do this if you are putting it on a tabletop.

*Plug it in and ENJOY!! 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Snowflake Hanger Tutorial (Dollar tree Craft)

Zip ties hold the 14 hangers in place and the glitter made them look classy and polished!

I used hangers I already had, so this cost be ONE DOLLAR!

 I used baby hangers to create different sizes and different large shaped hangers to create dimensions.

You can arrange them differently for a different look especially when doing a grouping.

Use kids hangers for small snowflakes!

This is an AWESOME craft to do with children!!!

Video here...
Here is a version using more hangers...

And...you can layer them...
Some other ideas...

 You can also attach greens to them, fresh or silk...

Galeux d'Eysines Pumpkin

My grandma (she was a farmer) called those "sugar scars". Any fruit or vegetable with lots of them are supposed to be sweeter than usual.

Peanut shell warts covering Creamsicle-colored flesh make the Galeux d'Eysines look like its suffering from a disease. The pumpkin was discovered in 1996 in Tranzault, France. The flesh is sweet and silky, no strings like many other pumpkins and squashes.
Galeux d’Eysines squash has salmon-peach colored skin that is covered in peanut-shell like protrusions. When maturing from green to orange, sugars in the flesh begin leeching through the skin which is what causes its unique, wart-like bumps. As the sugar content grows, the more nodes appear on the outside of the squash. The more peanut-shell like protrusions, the sweeter the squash. The flesh is a bright orange with a medium-sized seed cavity. Galeux d' Eysines squash has a sweet flavor, with a smooth velvety texture free from the fibrous strings found in many other squash varieties. Galeux d’Eysines can grow to be between ten and twenty pounds.

This pink-skinned pumpkin is lighter in density than most other pumpkins and is mild and fluffy when baked. It can be eaten straight out of the oven and is also good for soups and stews and baked with a pot roast.

Apple/Pumpkin Upside-down Cake.
In a warm oven, put 2 T butter to melt in a 9×13 or similar sized cake pan while you prepare the upside-down topping.  Peel and cube two large apples, retrieve the warming pan and toss the apples in the butter with 2 T sugar and 1/2 t cinnamon; wrap up sides to grease them, then distribute the apples evenly on the bottom and set aside.
Cream 1/4 cup of butter with 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet your squash puree is); crack 2 large or 3 small eggs into the mix and continue to blend until smooth.  Stir in about 2 cups of pureed pumpkin or other winter squash and a cup of yogurt or buttermilk. Set aside.
Sift together 2 cups flour with 1-1/2 teaspoons each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, along with another 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.  Add this dry mix to the wet and stir together.  Add milk to thin if it seems very stiff.
Bake in a 350* oven until a toothpick stuck in its center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes.  Let cool slightly, run a knife around the sides of the cake, place a cookie sheet or large platter atop the pan and invert them, tapping the bottom of the pan to free it.  Adjust the apple chunks along the top and try not to eat in one sitting.

Happy Halloween ~ Welcome to the Dead and Breakfast Inn with Miss Havirsham

You know Miss Havisham, don’t you? She’s a favorite character in Charles Dicken’s “Great Expectations”. Young, lovely and wealthy Miss Havisham had planned a lavish wedding to her suitor Compeyson.

Miss Havisham was a wealthy spinster, once jilted at the altar, who insists on wearing her wedding dress for the rest of her life. She lives in a ruined mansion. 
On her wedding day, while she was dressing, Miss Havisham received a letter from Compeyson and realised he had defrauded her and she had been left at the altar.

Humiliated and heartbroken, Miss Havisham suffered a mental breakdown and remained alone in her decaying mansion Satis House – never removing her wedding dress, wearing only one shoe, leaving the wedding breakfast and cake uneaten on the table, and allowing only a few people to see her. She even had the clocks in her mansion stopped at twenty minutes to nine: the exact time when she had received Compeyson's letter.
 "Miss Havisham effect" has been coined by scientists to describe a person who suffers a painful longing for lost love.

Welcome to the Dead and Breakfast Inn...
We have been wondering where you have been!

It's an inn like no other , we have no doubt...
That when you check in, you will never check out!

Worst in the business is our creed...
Your dissatisfaction is guaranteed!

We've put every last detail to the test...
To ensure a dreadful night for every guest!

Killer Cuisine...

Horribly Hot Bathtub...

A Bed to Rest in Peace...

 Eat, Drink, and be Scary!!!