• Crafts/DIY

    Trashy Pumpkin Makeover with a Wind Turbine

    Trashy Pumpkin Makeover

    Every once in awhile I stumble upon an awesome piece of trash!  Or in this case, my dad did.  You know what they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” [bctt tweet=”As soon as I saw this old wind turbine, I immediately knew that it had to be a PUMPKIN!  I mean look at those lines – I am SWOONING {insert heart eyes}.” username=”RuffledDaisy”] My dad found two of these amazing wind turbines and snatched them up just knowing that I could do something cool with them.  My husband LOVES {insert sarcasm} trash mysteriously arriving at my house from friends and relatives {love you honey}! This is the simplest project…

  • Crafts/DIY

    Home Decor Holiday Printables!!

    Blog Post Image - Home Decor Holiday Printables

    I LOVE decorating for every holiday and season!  But having different decor for every…single…holiday or season can not only take up a lot of storage space, but it can take a lot of your budget too!  And for someone who has resolved to tighten down her budget this year, I don’t have a lot of excess to spend. I figured, why not create some holiday printables that you can swap in and out of pictures frames!  It’s easy and CHEAP!  Don’t stress on redecorating an entire mantle for the holidays!  Sometimes all you need is a little added picture to dress up a whole room and give it a new…

  • Recipes

    Butterscotch Marshmallow Pumpkin Tart

    During fall and winter, it is all things pumpkin!  In our house there is never a shortage of pumpkin anything and every year I try to create a new recipe!  In comes the Pumpkin Marshmallow Tart!  I made one of these for a get-together I was hosting and let me tell you – one was not enough!! It takes SIX simple ingredients!  The only thing you really have to do it mix the sugar and the pumpkin pie mix.  The rest is just assembling and baking. [bctt tweet=”These three goodies are going to make this over-the-top AMAZING!!!” username=”RuffledDaisy”] Set out your pie crust to come to room temperature.  I use…

  • Recipes

    Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe with FREE Printable Tags

    Hot chocolate brings back memories of sitting around a fire and starting at the Christmas tree lights – or trying to warm up after a day of playing in the cold snow!  Whatever memories you want to create with your children or grandchildren with hot chocolate, this is the recipe that you want! It has just the right combination of chocolate and milk that brings provides the perfect creaminess that you want in a hot chocolate recipe. I have always just bought Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate and while I think they have mastered the hot chocolate world, I wanted to take a stab at making my own mix.  And I…

  • Recipes

    Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pumpkin Marshmallows

    Everyone loves a good cookie and this one is a combination of all the amazing deliciousness! [bctt tweet=”If you’re a cookie lover, butterscotch lover, chocolate chip lover, or pumpkin lover – this is YOUR cookie!!” username=”RuffledDaisy”] It’s basically my staple chocolate chip cookie recipe with the addition of butterscotch chips and diced pumpkin marshmallows.  With that being said, you can made this work for your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!  If you don’t have a family favorite, try this one.  You’ll be glad you did. The special ingredient?  Kraft Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows!  You can only find these during the fall season – so make them while you can!!  And…

  • Recipes

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    This Roasted Butternut Squash loaded with roasted root vegetables will quickly become your family’s favorite of the season! Need a new go-to recipe for the holidays?? Your guests will be begging for this one! Roasted butternut squash soup is the all-around comfort food!  It is thick, creamy and delicious!  Perfect for a chilly fall day or as a dish at your holiday dinners! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kudos to my husband for expanding my food palate; I would have never tried this without his prodding.Let me tell ya – I am a LOVER​​​​​​​ of this soup and I can almost bet that it’s gonna become a family staple for those you feed it to!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Let…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    Scrap Wood Scarecrow DIY

    Scrap Wood Scarecrow DIY PIN

      Every year I try to create a new scarecrow and this Scarp Wood Scarecrow is perfect!!  They are versatile and can be created to be scary or fun!  I usually opt for fun – and this one fit the bill perfectly!  He was so easy to put together with scrap wood and some old clothes! Here’s how you can make your own scrap wood scarecrow! You’re going to need some scrap wood. Cut a 2×6 at 42″, a 2×6 at 8″, a 1×2 at 18″, and a 1×2 at 8″. Screw the smaller 2×6 onto the bottom of the larger 2×6.  I also used wood glue to make it…