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Holidays and Dessert. Yum.

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First and foremost, I hope you all had the most wonderful 4th of July! Here’s the beautiful wreath I made a week or so ago. WooHoo!

I was flipping through a no-bake book I bought for a friend’s kid’s school fundraiser recently and came across a super yummy looking recipe.

I should probably inform you ahead of time.. hubbs and I, we love Reeses. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter, really.
If you do not, you should probably refrain from reading this post.
Here’s the recipe.

Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
4oz Cream cheese, softened
1tbsp Sugar
2 Cup plus 1 tbsp Milk, divided
1 Cup peanut butter
1 8oz container Cool Whip, thawed and divided
1 9in graham cracker crust
2 (3.9oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
4 peanut butter cups cut into 1/2 in pieces (I used about 10 mini Reeses)

 – In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 tbsp milk and peanut butter until smooth then gently stir in 1 1/2 cups cool whip

 – Spread mixture evenly over the bottom of the pie crust

 – In a separate bowl, combine chocolate pudding mixes with 2 cups of milk. Mix well until thick (I used a wisk.)

– Fold in remaining cool whip

 – Spread mixture evenly over peanut butter layer in pie crust.
 – Scatter peanut butter cup pieces over top of pie
 – Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving

That’s it. Easy, right?

As soon as we break into this baby, I’ll post a picture of the inside and tell you how yummy I’m already certain it will be!


Great day.. bad craft?

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I spent yesterday with my husband. We spend every Sunday together. It’s always our day, no matter what. While he was playing Xbox, I got involved in a craft.
I had problems with it from the get-go. I intended to make something like this.
Maybe I should have started with a semi-cute frame to begin with. I definitely should have started with a wooden frame. I started with the most obnoxious bright “gold” plastic frame.
I used half a bottle of paint on the thing because after it actually started to stick to the plastic it sucked it right up. It would be beautiful and shiny and then dry flat and half covered.
Then I threw some stencils on there. I was already too irritated. I should have walked away and come back later. I didn’t. Again, I threw some stencils on there.
Then I attached my screen. While I was putting my screen on there the table it was on scratched up the front of my frame. I thought I could make it better so I took some sand paper to the thing.
Another brilliant idea of mine. Hah.
The reason I can’t decide if it was an unfortunate ending is because, really, it doesn’t look SO bad. It certainly serves it’s purpose. Maybe I just hate it so much because of the trouble it gave me. It was supposed to be hot pink but its sort of purple.. and looks kind of neat against my teal-ish walls. I would have before and during pictures except I had some phone issues between then and now. Enough with the stories anyway. Here’s the end product. You tell me if it’s an “unfortunate ending” or not.

The coloring is off a bit. Its sort of like a pink purple with brown stencils and my walls are like an aqua.

What say ye?

Mike does cars, not crafts.

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My husband, Mike, doesn’t do crafts. He doesn’t like to scrapbook. He doesn’t make wreaths with me. He doesn’t love to paint. I will say he is always very enthusiastic about what I do make. He says its nice that I do things that make me happy. I agree. I think everyone should quest to find these things. I have a few pictures of what Mike likes to do.

Here is the during… (He was replacing the cluster gague on the dash – I only know this because that’s what he told me.)

And the after…

I just don’t get it. How does he know where all 30 (different lengths and sizes) screws go? How about which connectors go with which button thingys? I have no idea how he does this. Then again, he doesn’t understand how I sit down with an empty book, a million pieces of paper, stickers, letters and pictures and end up with an amazing scrapbook. I’ll keep buying craft supplies and he can keep buying car parts. Either way, it makes him happy and that makes me happy too.

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