Monday, December 23, 2013

3 ingredient Pumpkin Bread

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Are you ready for the Christmas holiday yet? I'm 90% ready. It is the 10% not ready that scares me..ha ha. We woke up this morning and just stayed home and relaxed and played Christmas games with our kiddos. It was nice to slow down and just enjoy the true purpose of the holidays. For one of the games, my husband and I each compted with one child to make a costume out of wrapping paper in ten minutes or less! I turned my three year old into a super hero and my husband turned our 5 year old into the tin man. We were laughing so hard and the kids had a great time. 

Next, I moved the party to the kitchen and baked this delicious pumpkin bread with three simple ingredients. I received an amazing offer from carton Smart to try out their new products and Become Carton Smart. Delivered to my door was a box with Pacific Foods chicken stock, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin puree.

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Look at this unique packaging. These Tetra Pak cartons are made of 70% paper and are so easy to store. (Definitely environmentally friendly)

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My favorite part is that you can use only a portion of your item, and then close the carton back. (A definite advantage over cans)

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Now on to the fabulous 3 ingredient pumpkin bread.



1 box of spice cake

1 cup water 

1 carton of pumpkin puree

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1. Blend all ingredients together.

2. Bake according to the spice cake box directions. (Usually 350 degrees for 25-30 min)

3. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Homemade Lavendar Sugar Scrub

Yes. Still waiting on our house to be done. Still waiting on a place to live and my craft room! In the meantime, I went over to my "cousins" house to create some homemade lavender sugar scrub. She has become a Pinterest addict and I love that about her. This was literally the easiest and fastest gift I have ever made. I was going to say it was dummy proof...but I accidently forgot to add lavender to one batch, and had to go back and mix it in, because we were chatting.  Oops!

Olive oil
Essential oil (Lavender)
1. Mix 2 cups sugar with 1 cup of olive oil. (Basically 2:1 ratio of sugar to oil)
2. Add in 5-7 drops of essential oil. (I used lavender). Pour into containers (small mason jars).
3. Seriously that is it! You are done!

It took us minutes to make the scrub, and then a lot longer to create fun tags. We printed off some Christmas carols and attached them to the tags. These sugar scrubs cost less then $2 a container including all of the supplies.
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