Homemade Halloween Costume

Check out these Power Rangers Megaforce dudes!

We purchased our son’s Halloween costume at the local thrift store and he really wanted his dad to be a power ranger too. I was not down to spend $45 on a costume for a couple hours walking in the cold. So I through this together.

First I printed the mask from here:

https://lifeshehas.com/super-mega-power-rangers-printable-coloring-masks/

I colored this mask in and ran it through my laminator. Added a string to wrap around his head.

Then I purchased a $6 red Hanes Sweatshirt from Walmart. I cut it down the middle and put duct-tape on the seam.

I spray painted an old belt gold.

I wrapped my husbands ankles with red and silver duct-tape over his black sweatpants.

He wore a black shirt.

Perfection!

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Miss Sabby Knit Beanie

It’s knitting season!

Check out my latest project. Michaels has an awesome 50% off coupon that makes choosing yarn even harder. My next hat is going to be made with Patons 100% wool. Stay tuned!

It is so much fun to metal stamp the aluminum ring! Talk about a cheap and fun project.

Custom/ Personalized Ring

I use the impressart collection to personalize the ring. Really easy! It just takes a few minutes to stamp the letters into the metal and it adds such a great finishing touch. I stamped this first ring (on the baby blue hat) on my coffee table and it created a ripple in the lettering. I now stamp on a piece of granite as my base and the ring sits much more flat (in the black and white photo of my guy).

For my boys, I stamp our last name so things don’t get lost in the preschool lost and found.

How to take the B/W pic…

If you would like more info about taking these black and white pics click here.

The free pattern:

The pattern I used was inspired from this one I got free over at Ravelry. It knitted up quick.

19k have made these Best Brownies

I love my Le Creuset dutch oven. I melted the butter in the pan, mixed these brownies up in the same pan, and then popped it into the oven. When they were done (25 min) I let the frosting melt on top. They stick on the bottom, but I scraped them up with a spoon and put them in a bowl while piping hot. Welcome to chocolate heaven. Words cannot express the love I have for these brownies.

According to allrecipes.com, 19k people have made these, and 8k people have reviewed these brownies.

19,000 people! That is a ton of perfectly chocolatey, rich brownies.

“These brownies always turn out!”

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Frosting:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

best brownies

 

 

This is what the brownies look like right out of the oven before and after I put the frosting on- absolutely stunning right!?