Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jute Decor! Fall Blog Hop Day 2 -

Welcome to day two of our fall blog hop! Our hop will consist of several things: giveaways, fun posts, and an opportunity to leave your link to your fall post! Please share the hop with your friends!

Make sure to follow the guidelines for the hop. Make sure to thank the link participants when you visit their blog! And always read to the very bottom. You never know what you might find.
Enter below to win today's giveaway!

Today's Giveaways:
Seasons at Home Magazine - Holiday 09 - Joyous Home

From Lisa at Me and My House Ministries

Freedom & Simplicity™ in the Kitchen

The winner of this Giveaway will enjoy 7 Freedom & Simplicity™ in the Kitchen Guides: Green Goodness- Guide to Green Smoothies, Drinking Your Vitamins - Guide to Juicing, Gardening for Wimps - Guide to Sprouting, Yogurt Making, Daily Bread, Salads in a Jar, and Soap Making. Learn just how easy it can be to do something you've always wanted to do. Visit Lisa's site today!

From Kathie Morrissey at The Character Corner - Proverbs for Parenting by Barbara Decker - 

Do you find that daily opportunities to teach your children Godly principles of life are too often forfeited and replaced by “Don’t do that!”, “Stop”, and “Because”? Proverbs for Parenting will help you replace “Stop” and “Quit” with wisdom from Proverbs. Read More

Today's post is from Chasity Burrell of Heritage Acres Homestead! She has a great pumpkin decor craft to share and a pumpkin cream cheese spread! Definitely visit her site! She has become one of our newest writers, and we love her ideas! Thank you for being our guest today Chasity!

Autumn is all about pumpkins to me. I love pumpkins. I love the sizes, the shapes, the different colors, I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin lattes… You just can’t go wrong. Everything pumpkin just makes it feel like FALL has truly arrived.

My little craft project will take just minutes of your time and very few materials.
All you need is some jute, a roll of toilet paper and a stick.

Take the jute and cut a very long strand and begin winding it around your roll of toilet paper. This is very easy, and your children will probably want to help! Let them, make some together. It will take a little perseverance from your child, but it will be worth it in the end.

Once you have finished covering the entire roll with jute, then you can slip a little knot in on the backside to hold things together or push the raw end under some of the weaves, it will stay put.

Find a stick that will fit and plop it right in the hole and you’re finished!
Easy Peasy!

You could make several of these pumpkins to make a patch. You could wrap one with ribbon, raffia, yarn… You could stack one on top of the other… the possibilities are endless!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

To go along with your cute little craft, whip up some of this pumpkin cream cheese for your family tea time or for tomorrow’s breakfast. It’s easy too!

1 block of cream cheese
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp allspice

Or you can eliminate those spices and opt for 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.
Mix together and slather on a bagel, some sugar cookies or a piece of toast for a yummy pumpkin treat!
Happy Fall Y’all!

How about a few more recipes?

Joyous Home's Holiday Chex Mix

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large roaster, melt 1/2 cup butter. Add: 
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
1 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 1/2 tsp. thyme

Whisk sauce together, and add: 
1 10 oz. bag of cheddar pretzels
7 cups each of rice and corn chex cereal 
2 4-7 oz. boxes of flavored crackers, mix and match, even try Goldfish!
2 1/2 cups peanuts, or mixed nuts

Stir until evenly coated. Bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

 White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Pretzels - This is fun to bring to a fellowship!

You will need: 

15 pretzel rods
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2-3 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
fall sprinkles, we used leaves

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Break pretzel rods in half. Melt white chocolate chips. Stir in coconut oil and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until smooth. Dip one end of each pretzel rod in the white chocolate, and sprinkle with sprinkles. 

Lay dipped pretzels on the baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator until chocolate is set. 


Shannon said...

Thank you for putting together this blog hop!!! I'm especially enjoying the tutorial for the Jute Pumpkin today! :) We are going to make some for craft time later this week. And the giveaways are fantastic! Thank you all...God bless!

Theresa and Jessica said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying the posts, Shannon! We are so blessed and encouraged to know that. :)

Have a wonderful day, and many blessings!


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