Archives for September 2012
I spent all weekend getting my Halloween on! The outdoor decorations are up and ready to welcome/frighten trick or treaters. Is it too early?? I just couldn’t wait any longer! What did you do this weekend? Are you decorating for Halloween yet? I thought it would be fun to share some Halloween porch “pin”spiration today! Here are some Outdoor Halloween Decorating Ideas!
As always, please pin from the original source. To click through, click the link below each picture.
I just adore all of these Halloween outdoor decorating ideas! I think my favorite is the Countdown to Candy from the Corner House! I have had that pinned for AGES! I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve done with my porch! Don’t worry, you will get a peek soon enough!
Did you know I make the Best Rolled Sugar Cookies? You didn’t? Well, I do! It’s my personal favorite too!
Let me regale you with a short background story…
I met my husband when I was a staff nurse in the ICU. He was in his third year of residency and I had a MAJOR crush! One night, we were chatting at the nurse’s station and he asked me to make him cookies. I told him that I made awesome iced sugar cookies. (Big lie but I wanted to impress him.) I spent all day looking for the perfect recipe. That’s when I came across this little winner!
So I made him cookies and stole his heart. He asked me out that night. One year later, he admitted to not liking the sugar cookies because he is not a big icing person. Isn’t it sweet that he ate them anyway. Now, I make these on Christmas and for special occasions (never for Kyle – LOL).
Ingredients1 1/2 cups of butter 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt
DirectionsIn large bowl, mix butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and slat. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surge 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies at least one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely before icing. To make the icing, combine 4 cups confectioner sugar, 1 stick of butter, 5 tbsp milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix on medium for 5 minutes. Add food coloring of your choosing.
They really are the best cookies out there! I love making them because I love how excited people get to eat them! Enjoy!
Wanna make your own Simple Burlap Fall Wreath?
All you have to do is wrap the Styrofoam wreath form with the burlap. Make sure to completely cover the white that will be showing through the burlap. Because the roll is so wide, you really have to wrap it as tightly as possible. Once you make it all the way around the wreath, cut the burlap and hot glue to the back of the wreath.
Next, pluck all the flowers and leaves off the silk floral bouquet and arrange them on the wreath. (Tip: I covered the part where you can see the widest part of the jute so it looks more uniform.)
Once you have the flowers just right, hot glue them in place.
Add some ribbon, hang from your front door and admire your work!
I love this wreath! Nothing screams fall like burlap and orange!