Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer recipe

how to make vanilla chai coffee creamer

There are a few things I am fairly certain I would ever be able to survive without, besides my family and
loved ones, chai is the runner up.  Iced or nice and toasty warm, I like my chai mixed with a strong coffee,
a dark roast like French.  If there is something darker than French let me know, I can’t handle weak coffee.

I mean come on, what’s the point?

Anyways, I big chai latte can run around $5 to $6 and I don’t mind grabbing one as a treat once in a while,
but on a daily basis, I need something that is in my fridge.  And not $5!

I have seen quite a few variations floating around, and have shared my chai drink mix that is nice and spicy
the perfect alternative to hot cocoa for the colder months. But for every day coffee drinking, I absolutely love
to add some of this Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer to my coffee.  It tastes amazing, and makes me feel like I
just ordered a big chai latte at home.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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DIY faux deer taxidermy

 diy faux deer taxidermy 2

 

At the after-Christmas sales last year I picked up a few fun new pieces to incorporate into
my holiday decorating.  Yep, it’s almost October and I am finally doing something with them!

One thrifty find was a paper mache deer, laying and looking backwards.
It was $1, and I knew I wanted to upcycle it into a faux mount of some sort.

Going through some very old decorating stuff I came across something that must have been
a leftover relic during the country, duck/pig sponge-paint-everything days.
This little gem needed a makeover, but the frame was really cool, and I figured if I used
some chalkboard paint, I could bring it back from pastel-ville.

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Inspiration Monday Party | Warm + cozy Fall DIY projects

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! It’s time to get this party started…on all SEVEN blogs.
You only need to link up on one blog to be seen on all of them!
 
We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.
To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 
Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:
 
You have all been fabulously busy fluffing your nests for Fall and baking 
your hearts out. 
Boy these features get harder to pick every week!
 
{Tanya at twelveOeight chose the features this week}
 
 diy fall ideas, fall craft, fall home decor, chalkboard, free printable, diy pumpkin
 
 

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Maple Brown Sugar French Toast Casserole

maple brown sugar breakfast casserole

 

This is a super easy and crowd-pleasing dish to serve any time for your family or
a special occasion too.  It would be perfect for the busy Holiday season, and I love
to bring it to our Moms group as well.  There is never any left over, that’s a good sign!

 The cool part is, it doesn’t require any expensive maple syrup, unless you want to
drizzle some on the top for good measure.  Inspired by The Pioneer Woman’s
Cinnamon Baked French Toast recipe, it’s sweet, and full of maple and brown
sugar goodness. 

I never met a brown sugar anything that I didn’t like, I hope you love this
as much as my family does!

 

Maple Brown Sugar French Toast Casserole
Serves 8
Nothing can beat the yummy mix of maple and brown sugar, this breakfast casserole will go fast!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
556 calories
91 g
203 g
13 g
18 g
5 g
265 g
573 g
44 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
265g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556
Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
19%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 203mg
68%
Sodium 573mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates 91g
30%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 44g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
37%
Iron
24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. One loaf of day old bread torn up
  2. 1.5 cups of whole milk
  3. 1 cup of half n half
  4. 8 eggs
  5. 1 Tablespoon of maple extract
  6. 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  7. 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
topping
  1. 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
  2. 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons of packed light brown sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  4. dash of salt
  5. 1 cube of cold butter cut up
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350* degrees
  2. Butter a 13" x 9" baking pan and fill with torn bread
  3. In a mixing bowl combine eggs, milk & half n half with
  4. brown sugar & extracts. Mix well and pour over the torn
  5. bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, uncover and bake for one hour after adding
  7. the topping mixture.
Notes
  1. Enjoy!!
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fat
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protein
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carbs
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Big girl bedroom makeover reveal

 

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I am super excited to share my progress on Abbie’s Big Girl Bedroom today!!
A few of the projects you may have already seen, like the Painted Herringbone Wall,
and the Paper & Rock Succulent Garden.  The pretty yellow Euro shams were an
awesome find at Goodwill recently, $5 for the pair!  

I made the Paper & Lace Dream Catcher  a few months ago (ok more like 6 months ago)
when I began the makeover.  A mix of thrifted art, fabric covered picture frames, and DIY projects
made this room come together in an eclectic and fun way.  

I am loving the way it turned out!

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Low carb slow cooker pizza

low carb slow cooker pizza (1)

So I was a bit curious if this could be done.

Achieve the taste and texture of a big slice of pizza, with all my fave toppings, and no crust.

Oh, and in my slow cooker too because by the time late afternoon rolls around I am racing to
pick the boys up from school, do homework, throw the 19th load of laundry in the dryer…
you know what I am talking about right?

Behold the glory of easy slow cooker recipes, aren’t they wonderful?

Well, if you love the taste of pizza but are watching your carb intake, maintaining a weight loss,
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Inspiration Monday Party | Pumpkin Recipe features!!

 
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Fall is definitely in the air! Looks like everyone’s been baking and enjoying all of the flavors of this crisp, lovely season.
Check out all of the pumpkin-filled yumminess linked to last week’s party below

Whole grain peanut butter muffins + a $25 WalMart giftcard giveaway

 

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Peanut Board for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

whole grain peanut butter muffin recipe 1

I am always looking for ways to incorporate more Peanut Butter for Breakfast in my house.
It’s nutritious, convenient and so versatile.  Plus it’s really yummy so my kids love it too.
September is actually Better Breakfast Month, and I couldn’t wait to create a recipe to combine
the peanut butter my kids love, with the whole grains I like them to have.

I love to send them out the door with a good breakfast under their belt, they have been choosing
these Whole Grain Peanut Butter Muffins with some milk and fresh fruit lately.  Averaging about .16 cents
per ounce, peanut butter is easy on the budget too.

I can live with that!

Before we get baking, don’t forget to enter to win a $25 WalMart Giftcard, peanut coupon & bag of peanuts!
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Here is what I used to make their new favorite breakfast food…

Whole Grain Peanut Butter Muffins
Serves 8
Combine your favorite whole grains with nutritious peanut butter in one yummy mufffin!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
357 calories
52 g
29 g
13 g
10 g
4 g
119 g
140 g
29 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
119g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357
Calories from Fat 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 29mg
10%
Sodium 140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 29g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
13%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
  2. 3/4 cup quick oats
  3. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 T. Baking powder
  5. dash of salt
  6. 1 1/4 cups of milk
  7. 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. In a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and set aside
  3. In another bowl combine sugar, peanut butter, milk & egg, blend well
  4. Combine with dry ingredients and fold in chocolate chips
  5. Spoon into muffin tin that is greased, or lined with paper liners
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and toothpick comes out clean
Notes
  1. Enjoy!!
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I’m going to need to make a double batch next time, these went fast.

 

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How to use FREE Fall images from Pic Monkey

Hello there!  It’s Brooke from Blissful Roots visiting again today.  Is everyone as excited as me that September means fall is just right around the corner?  With another boy on the way next month, I have to say my pregnant self is LOVING the cooler temperatures, and every bit of me is thrilled to see some colors popping up on the mountains!
 
Free Fall Leaf Images from PicMonkey from Blissful Roots
 
I’m pretty sure I’ve professed my love for PicMonkey here at twelveOeight before, but just in case I haven’t, I will right now.  PicMonkey has an amazing collection of images to use for free.  You can pay the Royale fee and have access to even more, but the free options are plentiful!  Just look at all these leaves you can use for any of your fall projects for FREE!
 

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Eclectic Bedroom Styling + A New Dresser

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I am so excited to share this with you today, my Eclectic Bedroom Styling above

Abbie’s new dresser in her room!! The first two walls are grey which I shared in

a recent post on how to create a DIY Herringbone design on your painted wall.

The two opposing walls are a light, airy aqua, with this beautiful new dresser

against the long aqua wall, I love how they look together! I recently had the

opportunity to select a piece of furniture from Sauder.com and boy was it hard

to decide from all of the gorgeous pieces and collections available.

 

But I knew I needed a dresser for Abbie’s big girl bedroom makeover. And

wanted to keep the fresh mix of modern with vintage to create a pretty space

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