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Ok, so I didn’t follow the pin instructions at all, but rather used the end product as my inspiration. Here is how she did it:

Here’s what I did:

1. Buy giant white gourds

2. Make a ring with blue painters’ tape, sticky side up

3. Break peeled crayons in half and arrange on tape

4. Using embossing heat tool (gets hotter than blow dryer), melt crayons




Difficulty (1-5): 2–pretty easy craft project, just a little messy
Result (1-5): 4–the first one is a little ugly because I didn’t get the tape covered well enough


As I do most Sunday nights, I begin planning out meals for the week. Knowing Monday would be rougher than most, coming off 9 days of vacation, I wanted to make something a little more substantial for my breakfasts. I’ve pinned a few different baked oatmeal recipes, but had yet to give any a try.

This was very quick to throw together, approximately 15 minutes. After eating it for 3 mornings now, I still find it very appetizing. I had made a change to the recipe, substituting brown sugar for the maple syrup–which I think explains why there wasn’t quite enough liquid. If I make it again with brown sugar, I’ll up the milk by a 1/4 cup. I don’t like to use fresh berries to bake–why waste the delicious, fresh taste!?!– so I used mixed frozen fruit (cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries). Being a berry fiend, I used 1-1/2 cups of berries instead of 1 cup.

I will definitely be adding this into my rotation of work day breakfasts.

Original source:
Difficulty (1-5): 1
Result (1-5): 4


While we were out of town last week, our neighbors watered the plants for us, so I wanted to make them a little something to say thanks. With only 5 ingredients, and the fact that I had all of them, this recipe was the winner.

And I’m glad that I picked this one. While it’s probably not the healthiest, it’s an easy and tasty treat.

*N. Approved*
*Co-worker Approved*

Original source:
Difficulty (1-5): 2 – few ingredients, little effort, but you need to work quickly
Result (1-5): 5 – delicious!


P.S. Please ignore that I forgot to take a picture and was too lazy to take them back out of the  bag to do so! 🙂