Friday, August 29, 2014

Our Friday Five | Jen Edition

01 | An oldie, but goodie.
This is an old post we put together about 2 years ago. I just re-visited it and there are some really fun ideas on there. Lots of great ideas on what to do with all those instagram pictures. Check it out HERE.

Take a minute a check out the brand new Mission Bound Shop. I absolutely love the story and purpose behind it. And of course I love the shirts too!

03 | Halloween...
I'm trying to be good and wait till at least September 1st to decorate for Halloween. BUT it's not easy. I'm loving this wreath Desi from The 36th Avenue made. It's just my Halloween Style! 

04 | Who's ready for Pumpkin Season?
I am and I'm not afraid to admit it. haha. Check out this Pumpkin Dump Cake from Live Laugh Rowe! YUMMY! 

05 | Instagram
I'm sure most of you already follow a laundry list of people and companies, but here are a few random feeds I enjoy.
Mark Bustos. Hair Artist who cuts the hair of the homeless in NYC.
Joanna Gaines. HGTV star of the show Fixer Upper.
 Lolly Jane Blog. Some of my favorite girls... rocking instagram right now!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Best Caramel Recipe

Excited to have Cindy Larkin back sharing another fantastic recipe with us today...

This caramel recipe is my absolute favorite, but I cannot take credit for it.  It's been in our family for many years, and today I'm going to share it with you.  Hopefully Aunt Shirlene won't mind.  ;)

I love it because it's so versatile, and you can use this recipe for any caramel need.  I use this for homemade caramel sauce (to go over ice cream or brownies).  I use it for caramel apples, and I also use it when making Aunt Shirlene's famous Caramel Pretzel Rods {GO HERE}.  And although I've never made candy out of this, it's great for that too.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
8 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Karo Syrup
1 tsp. vanilla



1. In a medium sauce pan mix all ingredients except the vanilla.

2.  Cook on medium heat until it starts to boil.

3.  Once it starts to boil, turn down the heat and simmer until semi-firm ball stage (when a little of the caramel dropped into cold water forms a semi-firm ball); stir in vanilla.



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DIY Pie Box Party Favors

Excited to have Sara from Confetti Sunshine back with us today...
Hello! I am so happy to be back here on Eighteen25 today. Autumn is my favorite season, so it is great that I get to do a little extra sharing with you this season. I love packaging up little treats for friends, neighbors, and family. Today, I am sharing a pie box favor that would be great as a neighbor/friend gift or as a fun party favor for a seasonal party.

To make the pie box you will need:
Kraft paper
Tacky glue

First, download the pie box printable. Print the pie box out onto kraft paper. Cut out the box and glue the flaps on the inside of the box. 

Fill the box up with any sort of season treat to share. Of course slices of pie work best, but you could also stuff the box with candy or cookies. If you are looking for some autumn party inspiration, be sure to check out my Autumn Market party on my blog. These little pie boxes would be the perfect take home favor for guests.
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