Tatertots and Jello http://tatertotsandjello.com DIY decorating and crafts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Link Party Palooza — and Made by Dawn Renee Jewelry Giveaway! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/link-party-palooza-and-made-by-dawn-renee-jewelry-giveaway.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/link-party-palooza-and-made-by-dawn-renee-jewelry-giveaway.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:00:45 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65296 dawn-renee-giveaway-oct-2014]]> It’s Friday!!

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We’ve combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today’s Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You’ll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts — just like we always have!

So be sure to check with each site to see which of the amazing ideas were featured! I’ll have two “great ideas” posts this weekend!

This week’s giveaway is from Made by Dawn Renee!

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Made by Dawn Renee is one of my favorite handcrafted jewelry websites. They love to work with you to make sure that your accessory is perfectly made exactly how you want it — and everything they make is beautiful.

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 For example, this is a 100% personalized tag necklace that is crafted from your child’s handwriting so it is completely unique!

This week I’m excited to be giving away $50 to spend at Made by Dawn Renee on lovely, handcrafted jewelry.

Learn more, enter to win, and link up your projects after the break!

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Another completely customizable piece is this Gold Tiny Initial Charm Necklace — perfect for a mom or grandma on Mother’s Day or any other holiday!

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 A final piece I absolutely love is this Hand Stamped & Personalized Stacking Ring — these rings can be as simple or as customized as you want!

This week we’re giving away $50 credit to Made by Dawn Nicole so you can get something truly unique!

Here’s how to enter to win:

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And I’m so excited to share that you can use the code TTAJ15 to save 15% on purchases at Made by Dawn Renee through Nov. 10th! * * * * * *  
Now it’s time to link up your projects! I can’t wait to see YOUR ideas and feature YOU! Remember, you only need to link up once here to be listed in all of the sites’ parties — but be sure to check out each site through the weekend! We’ll each be featuring our own picks from all of the fabulous ideas! (When you add a link, please mention on your site that you linked up at Tatertots and Jello (here’s a link: Tatertots & Jello).
Please visit and comment on TWO links above you and TWO links below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit. {We all love comments!}
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P.S.: Don’t forget about what else has been going on this week at TT&J: 01-  I shared an amazing recipe I got from a neighbor for Delicious Sugar Cookies!  03- Plus I shared an absolutely amazing Southwestern Tatertots Casserole Recipe that I know you’ll all love! TTJ Contrib Collage Oct24 14 This week’s contributor projects were great as well! On the left are Graham Cracker Wheat Stalks from Cleverly Inspired, perfect for a Thanksgiving Kids Craft! And on the right is Stubbornly Crafty’s DIY Monster Treat Bag — so cute!   … and did you see the guide I created in collaboration with eBay this week?  * * * * * * *

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DIY Monster Trick or Treat Bag http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/diy-monster-trick-or-treat-bag.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/diy-monster-trick-or-treat-bag.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:09 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65269 frank-1]]> Hi all! I’m Lisa Summerhays from Stubbornly Crafty here to share a fun way to make a trick-or-treat bag with some character. Let’s get started.Frankenstein Trick-or-Treat Bag Tutorial

DIY Monster Trick or Treat Bag

Supplies:

  • Black felt
  • Green felt
  • Red cotton fabric
  • White felt
  • 2 Black buttons
  • Black embroidery floss

All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.

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Cut out the following

  • From the green felt: (2) 9’x9.5″
  • From the black felt: (2) 3″x9.5″ and (2) 2″x9.5″
  • From the red fabric: (1) 5″x9.5″

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Take your red fabric and fold it in half long way with right sides together. Sew down the long side (side with the raw edges) using 1/4″ seam allowance making a tube. Turn right sides out and press with the seam at the back.

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Take one of your green felt pieces and cut it at 5.5″ (You will end up with a 4″x9.5″ and a 5.5″x9.5″). Take your larger strip of the two and turn it wrong side down (if your felt has a wrong side, ha!).

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Line your pressed red fabric up on the edge with the seam facing in towards the felt. Top stitch (approximately 1/8″).

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Finger press your seam open. Face the seam down towards your work space, lay your second cut felt piece on top of the other end of your red fabric and pin. Top stitch.

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Line the two felt seams back up and pleat the red fabric in the back. Finger press (we don’t want to iron it or the mouth won’t gape open to reveal the red when we are finished). Tack the sides in place.

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Take your two 2″x9.5″ strips of black felt and cut random size triangles along one side to resemble Frankenstein hair. Make sure to leave at least 1/4″ seam allowance all along the opposite side.

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We will be sewing the green and black felt together for the back and front of our bags. Place your “hair” aligned with the top edge of your  green felt pieces then lay your 3″x9.5″ on top sandwiching the three felt pieces together (green on bottom, hair with straight edge on aligned with the top and triangular cut hair facing down towards your mouth, and uncut black rectangle on top). Sew together using a 1/4″ seam.

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Press open and top stitch the seam up towards the top of your bag. Repeat with the back of your back.

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Let’s move on to the face. Grab two large black buttons. I didn’t have two of the same black buttons but it’s Frankenstein, he’s not pretty, just go with whatever you’ve got. Find something round that’s a tad bigger than your button(s) that  you can trace. I just use an extra spool of thread. Trace two circles on white felt and cut them out.

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Next grab the remainder of your green fabric and using the white felt circle as a template draw an eyelid. Make it a bit wider and taller than your circle. Draw a nose as well. As you can see from mine I’m no artist. Just keep drawing until you like how it looks. No one will see your doodling mess after it’s sewn on. Cut them out. Trace your eyelid and cut out a second. Put them in place and make any desired changes until you’re pleased with how he looks.

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You can machine stitch the pieces in place or use embroidery thread to hand stitch them down. I think it adds a lot of character to do some messy hand stitching so I went with that. Stitch the eye and eyelid down and then slide the button in between and sew it in place. While sewing the nose down, stuff a little stuffing in between the fabrics for some depth before finishing. If you just used up all your stuffing like i did, a cotton ball will work too.

Once you have that done, slide your eyes in and sew them on. Then add a scar or two and some big stitches across the mouth.

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Once you are done, place the front and the back of your bag right sides together and sew around the perimeter of the two sides and the bottom leaving the top open.

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Turn right side out and finish as desired. I lined my bag and added a couple of handles. You could also completely hand-sew your bag and use ribbon and a few buttons for handles. I’m thinking i need to make another to stuff and turn into a pillow, too!

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Thanks for letting me come play with y’all today.

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Thanks Lisa! Isn’t that bag so adorable!? I love it. Lisa has amazing crafting and sewing skills. Here are a few of her recent projects I think you’ll love:

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This 2×4 Rustic Pumpkin is just perfect for fall decorating!

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She also made these adorable Bird Bibs. She has the pattern for you too in her Etsy Shop!

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And with Thanksgiving coming up, you can also grab her Turkey Applique Pattern too!

I’m so happy to have Lisa stop by and share her amazing talents with us! Thanks Lisa!

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Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/grandmas-famous-sugar-cookies.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/grandmas-famous-sugar-cookies.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:01:24 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65274 granda's famous sugar cookie recipe at tatertots and jello]]> grandma's famous sugar cookie recipe

My friend and neighbor graciously shared her grandma’s famous sugar cookie recipe with me … and you! These are sooooo good. I was so thrilled when she agreed to share the recipe with us.

Plus, I’ll show you how I used some of the Home + Made line to package these for easy gift giving!

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Here’s the recipe — and some shopping tips for you, too!

 

Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies & Amy Dott’s “Evil” Cream Cheese Frosting

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Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies & Amy Dott’s “Evil” Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

    Grandma's Famous Sugar Cookie Ingredients
  • 4 sticks of butter (2 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • (Tip: If you do not want the cookie shapes you cut out to puff up and loose their shape, leave the baking soda out)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups of flour or until the dough pulls away from the edges
  • (Dough should not be sticky.)
  • Amy Dott's "Evil" Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) (room temperature)
  • 1 package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • powdered sugar added until you have the consistency you want.

Instructions

    Grandma's Famous Sugar Cookie Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients smoothly together.
  2. Sometimes I roll the dough out after spraying Pam on the counter top and cut out whatever cookie cutter shape I want to or if I am in a hurry, I just use a cookie scoop.
  3. Bake at 370 degrees 8-10 minutes
  4. (Note: I try not to make these very often because when I make them, I eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  5. Also, if I am delivering them to friends or neighbors, I will freeze them and then package and deliver them. This helps keep the frosting beautiful until the recipient receives them.)
  6. Amy Dott's "Evil" Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions
  7. Just mix -- adding powdered sugar as noted above -- and frost!
  8. I mix the frosting in my mixer with a wire whip attachment on high for several minutes. It makes a lighter fluffier consistency. Also, you want to make sure you have no clumps in the frosting if you are using a piping bag and tip.
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We used some of the Home + Made line to package these as gifts!

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We used the gold stickers

and the gold chipboard ABC thickers!

And we used the gold glitter polka dot kraft paper bags!

And here are a few more things you might want to consider to make baking and gift-giving easier and prettier!

I LOVE these edible accent stars!


Here’s some cool gold star Washi tape:

… and some fun gold dot Washi tape:

And, of course, gold-striped straws

For frosting, I also love disposable pastry bags. They make cleanup easier.

My favorite frosting tips are #21 or #32.

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 Happy decorating!

What are your favorite ways to make sugar cookies!

xoxo

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Note: The Amazon links above include a special “affiliate” code for TT&J. This means that when you shop from these links at Amazon, TT&J receives a small percentage of what you buy — it doesn’t cost you more. The proceeds go towards more projects and recipes! See my disclosures for more.

 

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Kids Thanksgiving Treat Idea — Graham Cracker Wheat Stalks!! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/kids-thanksgiving-treat-idea-graham-cracker-wheat-stalks.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/kids-thanksgiving-treat-idea-graham-cracker-wheat-stalks.html#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:12 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65261 kids-thanksgiving-treat-cleverlyinspired-5_thumb]]> It seems we are always looking for a fun way to present a treat for the holidays or school gatherings. These little graham cracker “wheat stalks” would be so cute lining a kids table at Thanksgiving time. Even better, you could put the older kids in charge of making and displaying them for the younger ones…win win!

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What you will need to make this kids thanksgiving treat:

cute straws:)

graham crackers snapped into rectangles

peanutbutter

dipping white chocolate or milk chocolate

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To put together:

flatten the top part of the straw

spread peanutbutter onto both graham crackers (creating your “glue”)

place the straw and top with another cracker

let set and finish making the others

melt the chocolates

Dip into white chocolate set onto wax paper (hold by the base of the cracker for most support)

dip into sprinkles

Let dry

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How sweet would these be on the kiddos table this year?!?

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I sure hope you can stop by and see me at Cleverlyinspired. You can find me on your favorite social channels too:)

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Thanks Tracie! Such a cute, fun idea for the kids for Thanksgiving! But, those would be a fun snack idea year round too!

Tracie is such a fabulous contributor. Here are some recent projects of hers I think you’ll love:

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These Homemade Apple Chips with Cinnamon Sugar Whipped Creme look amazing!  It’s a perfect fall treat.

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And, this is such a clever idea for a Cheap Update for Plastic Planters! So cute!

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And, I just LOVE her office organizer! What a fun way to Upcycle a Ladder!

Don’t miss out on following Tracie on social media too.

Make sure to visit Cleverly Inspired and

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5 Ways to Bring a Pop of Color Into Your Home! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/5-ways-bring-pop-color-home.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/5-ways-bring-pop-color-home.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:06:17 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65249 Easy Decor Tips]]> Tracking Pixel

I love a clean look — whites and grays are my favorites! But the reason they work so well for me is that I love a hint of color!

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The #1905Cottage is so small – I knew a white overall color palette was the way to go. I painted all of the rooms white and concentrated on very simple decor. And I love the way it turned out. I love bringing in different POPS of color for different seasons and holidays.

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I used spray paint to add some extra spring color to the porch!

 

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I used a vivid orchid color (the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid) to put a bright succulent planter in the kitchen.

 

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While my kitchen is mostly white, I love the brightly colored chandelier — you guessed it — thrifted and spray-painted!

 

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And in the living room, I add seasonal colors like these plate accents and pillows!

And in the entryway, I added bright color with these inexpensive (and easy) DIY wood shim flowers!

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Sparkle® towels with a hint of color asked me to share how I like to use color — and I was excited to look back at some of my favorite projects and share them with you!

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Sparkle® towels with a hint of color have made a special $1 off coupon available to TT&J readers with this special link!

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 What POPS of color do you love to use in YOUR home??

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Southwestern Tatertots Casserole Recipe! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/southwestern-tatertots-casserole-recipe.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/southwestern-tatertots-casserole-recipe.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:28:23 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=63694 Easy and delicious southwestern tatertots casserole. a family taste pleaser!]]> With a name like Tatertots & Jello – of course I have a tatertots recipe that we love!!! LOL. I started my blog as a personal blog – not knowing what could happen. And I am so grateful for everything that has happened. But here is a recipe that my kids love. And it’s SO easy to make!!

I am sharing a family favorite at my house. It’s a Southwestern Tatertots Casserole. My kids love it.

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Have you tried the Tatertots rounds?? They are a flatter version of tatertots and I used them in this recipe.

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Here’s the super easy recipe:

Southwestern Tatertots Casserole

Southwestern Tatertots Casserole: 

Total time: 30 minutes 

Serves: 8

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can green chilis
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ pack taco seasoning
  • 3 cups tatertots (enough to cover dish)
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese (or mozzarella)
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • Cilantro
  • Mexican Crema (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the oil to a pan and heat on medium. Add diced onions and garlic – cook until tender. Remove to a bowl and set aside. Add beef to skillet and cook until completely browned, add taco seasoning and cook for another 4 minutes.  Add onions and garlic back to beef and stir to combine. Pour the green chiles and can of enchilada sauce into the beef and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the enchilada mixture from the skillet into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place tatertots on top. sprinkle the cheese and top with black olives. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and tatertots are golden brown. Add cilantro to the top. Enjoy!!

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Here are a few of my recent favorite projects:

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I‘ve been remodeling a 1905 home and recently finished the kitchen 

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Super Easy Industrial Shelves  

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Make a DIY Wood Bead Chandelier

What;s a recipe that YOUR family has loved lately! 

Let me know in the comments – I would love to know!!!

xoxo

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Great Ideas — 22 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/great-ideas-22-diy-thanksgiving-ideas.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/great-ideas-22-diy-thanksgiving-ideas.html#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:01:40 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65214 22.diy.thanksgiving.ideas]]> November’s just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving! To whet your appetite, I’m so excited to feature these great ideas –

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22 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas!

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Stuffing Thanksgiving Printable @ Nest of Posies 

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Wheat Bundle Centerpiece @ Uncommon Designs 

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Gold Tipped Cork Leaf Wreath @ Shaken Together 

Easy Gold Faux Pumpkin planter tutorial at TidyMom.net

Elegant Pumpkin Succulent Planter @ Tidy Mom 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Donut @ Dimple Prints

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Free Gratitude Printables @ Classy Clutter 

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Super Moist Roasted Turkey @ Modern Christian Homemaker 

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 Leaf Wreath Trick @ Ella Claire

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Round Wooden Pumpkins @ Little House of Four 

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Harvest Dough Bowl @ Woods of Bell Trees 

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait @ Hello Little Home 

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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Lemon Drizzle @ Design, Dining + Diapers 

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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes @ Modern Christian Homemaker 

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Neutral Fall Wreath @ Live Laugh Rowe 

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Banana Bread Pudding @ Year-Round Giving 

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No-Bake 2 Layer Pumpkin Pie Recipe @ Cincy Shopper 

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Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Printable @ Create. Craft. Love. 

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PVC Napkin Rings @ Muslin & Merlot 

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Thanksgiving Kids Craft & Snack @ One Creative Mommy 

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Caramel Apple Cider @ Five Heart Home 

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Creamy Dreamy Apple Butter Pumpkin Dessert @ Just Winging It

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Turtle Pecan Pie @ Growing Up Gabel 

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And don’t forget about this week’s $200+ Skin Care Giveaway!

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This week’s giveaway is for Obagi ELASTIderm Laser Eye Treatment — click here to learn more!

I’ve been using the Obagi skin care line for a few months, and I love it, and am excited to offer this giveaway — courtesy of Enlighten Laser Cosmetics!

Here’s how to enter to win:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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What are you planning for Thanksgiving decor and recipes?

Tell me what you’ve been working on in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!

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Great Ideas — 23 Halloween Party Recipes! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/great-ideas-halloween-party-recipes.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/great-ideas-halloween-party-recipes.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:13:59 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65183 I LOVE this time of the year! 

There’s nothing more fun than gathering family and friends around and celebrating!

23 halloween party recipes

Here are 23 easy and amazing Halloween party recipes you can make for a spooky party or family get-together! 

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Jello Jar Monsters @ Echoes of Laughter 

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Halloween Macarons @ Steph in Thyme for Landee See, Landee Do 

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jack-o-Lanterns @ Classy Clutter 

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Pumpkin Guts Dip @ Shaken Together Life 

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Hairy Spider Cookies @ I Dig Pinterest 

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Pumpkin Pizzas @ Jaco’lyn Murphy 

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Scary Berry Halloween Parfaits @ Shaken Together Life 

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 Halloween Orange Scream Milkshakes @ Flour on my Face

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 Candy Corn Punch @ Simplee Thrifty

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Pumpkin Drinks @ Dimple Prints 

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Halloween Deviled Eggs @ Raking in the Savings 

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 Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookie Cups @ Capturing Joy

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Candy Corn Frosted Snickerdoodle Pie @ I Dig Pinterest

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Pumpkin Pie Truffles @ Classy Clutter 

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Halloween Mini Donuts @ Growing Up Gabel via Create. Craft. Love. 

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Frankenstein Layered Halloween Drink @ The Cards We Drew 

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Googly Eye Cupcake Toppers @ View from the Fridge 

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Candy Corn Krispie Cake @ Delightful E Made 

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Halloween Oreo Popcorn @ Deliciously Sprinkled 

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Halloween Cupcake Wrappers & Toppers @ Liz on Call 

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Polyjuice Potion @ Cooking with Curls 

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Orange Screamsicle Chocolate Chip Ice Cream @ A Little Claireification 

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Snack Pack Jack-o-Lanterns @ Nap-Time Creations 

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Don’t forget to check out all of this week’s excellent projects for a huge variety of projects, recipes, and more!

And don’t forget about this week’s $200+ Skin Care Giveaway!

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This week’s giveaway is for Obagi ELASTIderm Laser Eye Treatment — click here to learn more!

I’ve been using the Obagi skin care line for a few months, and I love it, and am excited to offer this giveaway — courtesy of Enlighten Laser Cosmetics!

Here’s how to enter to win:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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Do you cook anything special for Halloween?

Tell me what you’ve been working on in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!

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Link Party Palooza — and $200 Skin Care Giveaway! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/link-party-palooza-enlighten-laser-cosmetics-giveaway.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/link-party-palooza-enlighten-laser-cosmetics-giveaway.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:00:03 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65174 elastidermgiveaway]]> It’s Friday!!

Welcome back to the …
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We’ve combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today’s Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You’ll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts — just like we always have!

So be sure to check with each site to see which of the amazing ideas were featured! I’ll have two “great ideas” posts this weekend!

This week’s giveaway is from Enlighten Laser Cosmetics!

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I’ve been working on taking time for myself this last year — which as you know, is extra hard to do as a mom! I knew I needed to work on being healthier and happier.

I took up running (I’m excited to share more about that soon, too). And I’ve been eating much healthier. And I’ve also learned that when I look better, I feel better. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time outside in the sun. I had a lot of sun damage. A friend of mine told me about Enlighten Laser Cosmetics and how much she loved her Obagi Nu-Derm® and Obagi ELASTIderm®. It’s a prescription-only anti-aging treatment that helps correct damage and address the signs of aging. So I made an appointment with Dr. Molly Mears.

 This week’s giveaway is for Obagi ELASTIderm Laser Eye Treatment!

Link up your projects, find out more, and enter to win after the break:

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As I was talking to Dr. Mears, I told her about what I do, and the community of amazing women at Tatertots & Jello. She thought it would be fun to have a special giveaway just for TT&J readers — and I chose my favorite eye treatment to give away to one lucky reader!

I’ve been using the Obagi skin care line for a few months, and I love it. It is changing the texture of my skin, fading age spots and evening out the pigment in my skin. It’s stronger than what you can buy over the counter and fixes your skin at the cellular level. And I’m excited to let you try it, courtesy of Enlighten Laser Cosmetics!

Here’s how to enter to win:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Now it’s time to link up your projects! I can’t wait to see YOUR ideas and feature YOU! Remember, you only need to link up once here to be listed in all of the sites’ parties — but be sure to check out each site through the weekend! We’ll each be featuring our own picks from all of the fabulous ideas! (When you add a link, please mention on your site that you linked up at Tatertots and Jello (here’s a link: Tatertots & Jello).
Please visit and comment on TWO links above you and TWO links below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit. {We all love comments!}
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P.S.: Don’t forget about what else has been going on this week at TT&J:   01-       I shared these new, super simple and easy Paper Plate Halloween Masks that I made as part of the Michaels Makers Team.   02-   I also shared my new Wooden Halloween Gallery Wall that I made with Shutterfly!   03-   I also shared some of the ideas that went into making the Porch Decor for the #1905 Cottage!   05-       I also shared a scrumptious Basic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe that I got from my neighbor!               TTJ Contrib Collage Oct 17 14       My amazing contributors have had some really fun projects this week, too:   On the left are three different delicious Halloween Snack Mixes from The Elephant of Surprise,    and on the right are Halloween Straws with Free Printables from Kiki and Company!    * * * * * * *

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Win Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment (over $200 value!) http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/win-treatment-enlighten-laser-cosmetics.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/10/win-treatment-enlighten-laser-cosmetics.html#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:42 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=65169 elastidermgiveaway]]> I’ve been working on taking time for myself this last year — which as you know, is extra hard to do as a mom! I knew I needed to work on being healthier and happier.

I took up running (I’m excited to share more about that soon, too). And I’ve been eating much healthier. And I’ve also learned that when I look better, I feel better. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time outside in the sun. I had a lot of sun damage. A friend of mine told me about Enlighten Laser Cosmetics and how much she loved her Obagi Nu-Derm® and Obagi ELASTIderm®. It’s a prescription-only anti-aging treatment that helps correct damage and address the signs of aging. So I made an appointment with Dr. Molly Mears.

 

elastidermgiveaway

As I was talking to Dr. Mears, I told her about what I do, and the community of amazing women at Tatertots & Jello. She thought it would be fun to have a special giveaway just for TT&J readers — and I chose my favorite eye treatment to give away to one lucky reader!

I’ve been using the Obagi skin care line for a few months, and I love it. It is changing the texture of my skin, fading age spots and evening out the pigment in my skin. It’s stronger than what you can buy over the counter and fixes your skin at the cellular level. And I’m excited to let you try it, courtesy of Enlighten Laser Cosmetics!

enlightenlogo-for-web

Here’s how to enter to win:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

xoxo

jen signature

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