Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick and cute t-shirt scarf

This scarf took me about 1 hour start to finish. It cost me $3.00, though yours could be free if you have old t-shirts on hand. And, the best part is that it was SUPER easy. All you need is t-shirts and scissors. Really. My local Wally world had plain t-shirts on sale for $1.00, so I bought them, but if you have some plain t-shirts you wouldn't mind cutting up (maybe if they have some stains) then use those. First, cut off the bottom hems. Save them, you will use them later. Then cut the shirts into 3/4 inch to 1 inch strips. Don't cut the seams, you want loops. You will want about 30-35 total. I had three colors, so I cut 11 strips of each for 33. The exact number isn't that important. More loops makes the scarf longer, less shorter. Take each loop, and pinching the two seams, stretch it as far as it goes easily. Then take the stretched loop and wind it around your hand. It should go around 3-4 times easily. Once you have several piles of loops, cut the hems you have set aside into 3-4 inch strips. Use those strips to tie the loops together. CUTE! If you need a pictorial step by step how to, check out Kevin & Amanda here. (I totally copied it from her!)

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snickers salad

Admittedly, this salad may not look like much. I made it because I had the ingredients (yes, I had 5 Snickers bars at my house. Don't judge me.) and I needed a quick dessert for company. I thought it would probably be good, but wasn't expecting much more than than. But, HOLY HANNAH MONTANA! It was not merely "good." It was A.Frickin.Mazing. It should be called crack in a bowl. Well, ok maybe it shouldn't be. Can you imagine "Here kids, it's dessert time. Eat your crack in a bowl." But you get the idea. It was super simple to make. Now the only hard part will be making it and not sticking my face in it and eating it all and licking the bowl. Make this. Make this now. You're welcome.

1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 package whipped topping, thawed
5-6 Snickers bars, chopped in pieces. I prefer teeny pieces, so that you get some in every bite. You do what feels right to you.
4 Granny smith apples, chopped. Again, smaller pieces are the way to my heart, but chop 'em how you like 'em.

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in whipped topping. Stir in Snickers and apples. Refrigerate about an hour, serve. This should not be done the night before, as the liquid in the apples will make it runny and gross if left too long. That means that if there are any leftovers (which, frankly I'd be shocked) then you must eat them. Again, you're welcome.

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