Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com Inspiring you to sew, cook and create. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 /wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-new-favicon-150x150.jpg Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com 32 32 Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe /homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe/ /homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:43:42 +0000 http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/?p=31764 Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Just checked the calendar and GUESS WHAT?  Starbucks has announced the release date of their pumpkin spice latte, yum! (the in-store release date is 8/27/19.) Want to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at home?  Learn how to whip up a batch of these delicious fall-inspired lattes with the Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe.  Made with milk, pumpkin, sugar and spices and tastes as good as any store-bought version.

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Yea, we did it – made it through the first week of school!

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I’ve got some really exciting news to share today… I am giving away a brand-new Cricut Explore Air 2! (Scroll to the bottom fo the entry form – You must have a US mailing address for me to ship to.)

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a post a few weeks back about my new Cricut Explore Air 2 and the insulated wine glasses I customized with vinyl. (They’re so cute! I’m planning a blog post next week about the wine glasses and the designs I created and used, so stay tuned for that.)

Cricut had reached out asked if I wanted to participate on Instagram in the launch of an exclusive version of the Explore Air 2 available only at Walmart.

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave /corn-on-the-cob-in-the-microwave/ /corn-on-the-cob-in-the-microwave/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:39:12 +0000 /?p=99332 How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

Late summer means corn is in season! Nothing better than sweet corn on the cob, dripping with butter with lots of salt and pepper. Did you know you can microwave corn on the cob? Save time and energy with today’s trick on how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave!  

I have two children with eating habits that are on the complete opposite ends of the spectrum. One has a very adventurous palate (takes after her dad) and will eat anything, including almost all veggies.  

The other, won’t let anything green come within a foot of his plate.

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Slow Cooker Homemade Apple Butter (shortcut method) /homemade-apple-butter/ /homemade-apple-butter/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:36:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2011/09/homemade-apple-butter.html Slow Cooker Homemade Apple Butter (shortcut method)

How to make Homemade Apple Butter: This easy Apple Butter Recipe is made in the slow cooker with a special, no peel-shortcut method; I also include the regular, “peel-the-apple” method too. (Scroll to the bottom for a printable recipe and short how-to video.)

You’ll love how easy it is to make Apple Butter AND I provided the instructions for canning your apple butter too!  

Homemade Apple Butter – Tasty and Simple

If you’ve never had apple butter before, you’re truly missing out. I’m not talking about apple butter that you buy off the shelves at your local grocery store…I’m referring to homemade apple butter that’s freshly made from your kitchen.

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5 School Lunch Ideas that your kids will love! /lunch-ideas/ /lunch-ideas/#comments Sun, 11 Aug 2019 00:13:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2015/07/lunch-ideas.html 5 School Lunch Ideas that your kids will love!

Back to school is just around the corner! Here are 5 School Lunch Ideas guaranteed to Make Your Kids Smile!

(Thanks to Rubbermaid for sponsoring this post!)

It’s Back to School Time!

I feel like I blinked and summer is nearly over! I’m just not ready to give up our lazy summer days, sleeping in and evenings with later bedtimes. (Even though this summer has been the year of the mosquito!)

I’ve had the kids in day camp a couple of weeks this summer and we packed their lunches every morning.

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Super Easy Knit Nightgown Pattern and Tutorial /night-gown-tutorial-free-pattern/ /night-gown-tutorial-free-pattern/#comments Sat, 10 Aug 2019 17:43:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2014/08/night-gown-tutorial-free-pattern.html Super Easy Knit Nightgown Pattern and Tutorial

Learn how to sew a nightgown, using my free girls nightgown pattern.  The pattern is available in sizes 3 to 16.

Summer Nightgown Pattern

I’m still catching up on all of the sewing I did before our end of the summer trip.  We’d left the kids with their cousins for a few extra days and I thought my lil’ missy would like to have a new nightgown for her trip.

Free Girls Nightgown Patterns:

This summer nightgown pattern is based on my tank top pattern, so if you’ve made that one, you can make your missy a summer nightgown with no problem!

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Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Barbecue Pulled Pork Recipe /crock-pot-barbecue-pulled-pork/ /crock-pot-barbecue-pulled-pork/#comments Sat, 27 Jul 2019 15:18:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2011/08/crock-pot-barbecue-pulled-pork.html Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Barbecue Pulled Pork Recipe

Are you ready for a super easy and oh-so-good slow cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Recipe?  You can’t beat this one! It’s made in the crockpot and could not be any easier. Toss 3 ingredients into the crockpot, walk away for 8 to 10 hours and the results are an amazingly delicious BBQ Pulled Pork!

3 Ingredient Barbecue Pulled Pork Recipe {In the Slow Cooker}

When it comes to pulled pork, low and slow is the way you want to cook your pork.  And that’s why a slow cooker is the perfect kitchen appliance for making pulled pork. 

The good news is, this recipe is almost impossible to mess up!

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Free Apron Pattern (3 sizes toddler/ tween/ adult) /free-apron-pattern-3-sizes-toddler-tween-adult/ /free-apron-pattern-3-sizes-toddler-tween-adult/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:07:15 +0000 http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/?p=51842 Free Apron Pattern (3 sizes toddler/ tween/ adult)

If you are looking for free Apron Patterns, this adorably easy to make, free apron pattern, is available for download in 3 sizes (toddler, tween, and adult).

Free Apron Pattern

The free, Printable Apron Pattern is perfect for all your fun baking plans with the kids or grandkids.  Be sure to download your copy today and get sewing! (2 kids apron pattern sizes and 1 for adults.)

Fabric Used in this Apron Pattern:

A month or so ago I had the opportunity to attend a Blogger meet up in Salt Lake City.  One of the bloggers I had a chance to meet was Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter. 

We were discussing fabric, and I was oohing and aahing over her latest fabric line, Sunny Side Ave.  I just love the sweet designs and primary colors of the fabric line- so perfect for summer quilts, dresses, and other fun projects! 

I swear, I wasn’t hinting at all for free fabric, lol, but she kindly offered to send me a few samples from the line for me to sew with.

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Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever /easy-peach-cobbler/ /easy-peach-cobbler/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:04:00 +0000 http://wp.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2013/07/easy-peach-cobbler.html Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever

How to make the Easiest Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix. It’s peach season!  This simple cake mix cobbler puts those fresh peaches (or frozen peaches) to work and results in the most delicious, sweet, buttery and easy peach cobbler ever!

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe:

Whenever my mom and dad visit they like to come the “back way” to avoid traffic.  This backway takes them right through a little Texas town called Fredericksburg.  Fredericksburg is known for all of the nearby Hill Country Wine Vineyards and of course, Stonewall peaches.

During peach season, my parents always bring me a box of freshly picked peaches and we usually make several peach desserts, like ice cream, peach jam and this easy dump peach cobbler recipe.

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Off The Shoulder Ruffle Top Pattern (sz 3 to 12) /off-shoulder-ruffle-top-pattern/ /off-shoulder-ruffle-top-pattern/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:31:09 +0000 http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/?p=25466 Off The Shoulder Ruffle Top Pattern (sz 3 to 12)

This Off-Shoulder Ruffle Top, is a free printable pdf sewing pattern in sizes 3 to 12 and will definitely be a hit with your little fashionista!

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