Rolo Brownies

I kind of have a thing for Rolos... and brownies...
 So this post shouldn't surprise you that I finally put the two together.

I've already shared my Rolo Cookie recipe, and now it's brownies... I can't help it! I can't promise that this will be the last time I will use Rolos in a recipe. What's even better is that this is incredibly easy. The kids can help, you can share with neighbors (not sure if you'll be willing to part with it though), and they'll be a hit at any holiday party.

Here's all you need to make some Rolo brownies of your own:
1 brownie mix
1 large bag of Rolo candy

Make brownies according to directions on package. Unwrap all the Rolos and set aside. After the brownies finished baking, remove from oven and place Rolos on top of brownies. Turn the oven down to about 250° and put the brownies back in for about 10 minutes or until Rolos are melted. Take a spatula or knife and spread the melted Rolos around until the brownies are completely frosted.
Eat them warm for gooey caramel, or cooled for chewy caramel!
Either way is delicious.
 
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Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #11


Hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend! Can't believe Christmas is already around the corner...
This week's pins are some fun neighbor/teacher/friend etc gifts. Hopefully it will give you some ideas and get those presents put together.


{Source: Pin via Lisa Storms}

{Source: Pin via How Does She?}

{Source: Pin via Bateman Buzz}

{Source: Pin via my little mochi}

{Source: Pin via Scrapcation Getaway}

{Source: Pin via For What It's Worth}

{Source: Pin via The Idea Room}

{Source: Pin via Crafts by Amanda}


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Happy Thanksgiving!


I just wanted to say how grateful I am for my wonderful, supportive husband and that I get to be the mom of such an awesome daughter. I don't know where I'd be without them!
Love you guys mucho mucho!!

I also want to say thanks to all of YOU who take time out of your day to stop by, leave a sweet comment, and inspire me to be better at everything I do! You are all amazing and I'm so glad I've gotten to know you.

I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #10


Happy {almost} Thanksgiving!

Before I get to sharing some awesome Thanksgiving-ish pins, I just want to say that one thing I am so grateful for is YOU! Yes, you, my fabulous readers. I love reading your sweet comments, and meeting new followers. You are all so great and I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate you visiting my blog.

Now that we've got that covered... on to the pins!! :)

{Source: Pin via Meet the Dubiens}

Seriously... who can resist a squirrel in pilgrim clothes? Not me.
{Source: Pin via Avanti}
 
{Source: Pin via Loralee Lewis}

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{Source: Pin via Love from Texas}

{Source: Pin via The Party Animal}

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{Source: Pin via Craftily Ever After}

{Source: Pin via someecards}

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Turkey Shirt

I'm so excited to show you guys the shirt I just finished for my daughter to wear on Thanksgiving!
DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

I've never done an applique {gasp!} and it was much easier than I expected. So, if you're a beginner and have wanted to try it, DO IT! It's so fun. For those of you who are pros at this and are laughing at my excitement over something so simple, try not to judge too much!

Anyway, on to the tutorial!

DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

What you'll need:
T-Shirt
Fabric in colors you want to use - I used plain, old felt
Sewable Iron-On Adhesive
Sewing Machine, Iron, etc

DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

I freehanded all the shapes and cut them out. You can use a cup, paint bottles, etc for the circles, and folding the feathers in half to cut them out made things a little easier. Trace the shapes onto the iron-on adhesive and cut those out. Follow the instructions on the packaging and iron the adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric. Felt doesn't have a wrong side, so just pick a side and try to remember not to accidentally turn them over (the adhesive may not fit right).

DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

Iron your shirt well and peel off the adhesive backing on the pieces. Place the pieces where you want them to go on the shirt. It said to hold the iron on for about 2 seconds, but the felt needed to be ironed for a lot longer since it was thicker than regular fabric.

DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

I sewed the back feathers, white part of the eyes and beak first using white thread. You can pin down the edges if you'd like. I noticed a few of my edges popped up a little during sewing since I had to bunch up the shirt sometimes to get to certain areas of the shirt. I sewed inside the shape a little bit (you can see what I mean in the photo below).

DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

Next, I ironed on the pupil part of the eyes and the "gobbler" thing.
Then I sewed it on using black thread.
DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

And that's it!! I love it!!
I still need to add a little bow above the left eye to make it a little more girly.

DIY Turkey Shirt at artsyfartsymama.com #turkey #Thanksgiving #kids

Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket


I don't know about you, but this time of year has been SO busy!! That's another reason I love cooking with my crock-pot - I don't have to do hardly any work! Especially with this recipe. All you have to do is prep it before you go to bed, put it in the crock-pot first thing in the morning and by dinnertime - ta da!! Dinner is ready. Love it.

This recipe was surprisingly simple, and turned out even better than I expected. I obviously didn't get creative with our side dish, but that's okay!! Maybe next time... or maybe not. You can eat this brisket pretty much any way you want. Fancy it up and eat it like a roast with mashed potatoes, or do like we did and make it into a sandwich with a side of fries! Either way, it will be something I would love to make again.


This recipe is for a 5 1/2 lb brisket. We only used about a 2 1/2 lb brisket, so I halved the recipe and it was fantastic.

Marinade:
  • 1 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients and coat brisket well. Marinate overnight.
  2. Place brisket and marinade in crock-pot on low for 9-10 hours.
  3. Slice into thin strips across grain and serve on rolls or buns.
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Giveaway {Shabby Apple} - Winner!!

A special thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway from Shabby Apple!

Out of 129 entries, the lucky winner is:
 
Comment #27
 Natalie

Congratulations, Natalie!!

A HUGE thanks again to everyone who entered!

I wish I could send all of you some awesome Shabby Apple Jewelry,
but don't forget that you can use the coupon code
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you'll get 10% off - but hurry, the code expires December 4th!

Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #9


Before I start this post, let me be clear: I am a Twilight fan. More like a fan of the books, that is...
The movies are alright, but I hate how they've changed parts of the story and the actors.. well, they aren't who I would have picked... But that still hasn't stopped me from seeing the movies, and I plan on seeing Breaking Dawn this Thursday with my sisters!

Needless to say, this week's Pinteresting Features are in honor of the new movie from the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn, coming out this week.

So please, Twi-Hards, don't send me hate mail.

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{Source: Pin via All Things Cupcake}

{Source: Pin via GraphJam}

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{Source: Pin via Super Punch}

Are you going to see Breaking Dawn?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!

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Follow my boards if you want. Or not.
You'll still find some pretty sweet things to pin.

And just a little reminder:
Pin from the source.
I'm admittedly a "re-pinner" and have come to find that a lot of pins have been attached to the wrong link, no link AT ALL, or to the main blog address, making it difficult to find the tutorial or original source of the pin. So let's give credit where credit is due, and pin straight from the source.

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