Fall Photos {Kids}

I found the cutest idea for fall photos on Pinterest last month, and my Hubby, just being the amazing person that he is, helped me recreate that idea.

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Isn’t this the cutest little setup?! My Hubby built the stand using some free wood he had. I bought the crates at Michael’s when they were on sale, and my oldest son stained them for me.

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My Hubby also found some old rusty chains to add a little something extra to this setup.

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I bought the hay bale at Walmart, i think it was like $5.

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The pumpkins i bought at a local grocery store.

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I used some orange craft paint to write ‘PUMPKINS’ at the top.

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Of course even our puppies had to get their picture taken.

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I think these turned out great, i just wish the lighting would have been a little bit better on this particular day.

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DIY Pumpkin Soap

Hi Guys!

A few weeks ago i shared on Instagram some bars of soap i had made, and everyone really seemed to like it, so i thought i would share how i did it.

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*I got the recipe from HERE.*

Supplies Needed:

Shea Butter Soap Base

Pyrex 4 Cup Measuring Cup

Silicone Mold

Pumpkin Pie SpiceĀ 

Soap ColorantĀ 

Orange/fall Scrapbook Paper (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: Cut the soap base in half, put one half away to use another time. Then cut your half you are using into cubes.

Step 2: Put the cubed pieces of soap into your microwave safe measuring cup, and microwave until melted. **Note:Microwave it in small increments (20-30 seconds). This step should take about 1-2 minutes total.**

Step 3: Remove from microwave, add in 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie spice and 2 drops of red colorant & 4 drops of yellow colorant. Mix well.

Step 4: Pour your mixture into the soap mold and allow to cool completely before removing from molds.

Step 5 (optional): Wrap some strips of scrapbook paper around soap.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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A few things i noticed while making it, is that my pumpkin pie spice seemed to clump together and my coloring didn’t quite turn out how the original recipe’s looked. Just in case you make it too and you have those same issues, i wanted to give a little heads up.

Overall though, it was super quick/easy to make and a lot of fun. I will definitely be making more soaps in the future.

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