Grace Warren Designs

Grace Warren Designs

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DIY Small Treat Box

I love these little guys!  So easy to do.

1. Print out the box (can be purchased in the etsy store)
2. Cut out the box
3. Score the lines for the box
4. Glue the small flap seen on the right side in the photo below to the left side shown below

Fold bottom flaps in and fill with treats!


Friday, July 8, 2011

DIY Pillow Boxes Tutorial

DIY Pillowbox Tutorial
These guys are so cute and really easy to put together;
What you will need:
∙Inkjet printer
∙ 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of thick cardstock
∙Pillow box template (can be found in the Grace Warren Designs shop)
∙ Scissors
∙ Glue

1. First download and print your pillow box onto a 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock

2. Cut out the box and score the lines shown in the photo below

3. Glue the top thin flap (you can glue onto the outside or inside)

4. Fold in sides of pillow box after glue is dry

5. Fill with treats and you are all set!

Monday, July 4, 2011

My nerdy shoe rack

Okay some people think that this in genius and some people may view it as very tacky.  I am going to side with the ones who think that I am genius.  I don't know about you, but I have always dreamt of a perfect kitchen where there is a perfect little place for everything and it is always clean and did I mention that it does this on its own?  Okay so I need to wake up from the dream that I created and face the reality that my kitchen is too small to fit all of the things that I need to fit in it.  If you were to ask my DH, he would tell you that I have way too much stuff to put in a regular size kitchen (I think that may be his way of saying that I need to get rid of my "stuff"....although I am sure he would think of a different word ;-)

I really needed to de-clutter my drawers but where was I going to put all of this stuff?  I don't have a kitchen island, but I do have a small pantry with some wasted space.  So I decided to put a shoe rack to work. I bought one for $9 and started to fill it up with the odds and ends in my drawers that I don't use as often (birthday candles, candy thermometers, and other specialty tools that I need but not that often)

So here is what it looks like....a little trashy, but until I get that larger kitchen, I love it!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie

I have been craving a piece of peanut butter pie from a chain restaurant (Baker's Square for you midwest folks). So I went on a hunt to find a recipe and here is what I came up with:

Peanut Butter Pie
•One pre-made pie crust (you can certainly make your own, but I never have time and these taste great to me)
•1/2 cup hot fudge
•1 cup creamy peanut butter
•1 1/4 cup cold milk
•2 packages vanilla flavor instant pudding (the small 3.5 oz boxes)
•1 large tub Cool Whip, thawed (1/2 for pie and 1/2 for topping)
•1/2 cup mini reese's peanut butter cups for decoration on top (you can also add some chopped ones to peanut butter layer)

1. Spread the hot fudge over bottom of pie crust. Freeze for at least 10 minutes (it is best to let it get a bit more solid)

2. Combine peanut butter and milk in mixer. Mix well.

3. Add both boxes of instant pudding dry mix (it will get thick as  you continue to mix)

4. Mix in 1/2 tub of cool whip well.

5. Spread this mixture over hot fudge layer

6. Freeze for about 1/2 hour

7. Spread the other 1/2 of the cool whip on top and garnish with mini peanut butter cups.

Let set in fridge for about 2 hours.  Tip: Use a pie server to get slices out.  Square spatulas don't work well.