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new november contest!

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It's about time for a new contest around here!

Since the holidays are creeping up on us I've been in the mood to make things...all the time. My husband is sick of my "knitting stations" and tiny projects all around the house...but he definitely didn't complain about these!


Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Now that I look at them again, I may have gone a little crazy with the frosting....nah....I'm not sure you can ever have too much. These are rich and yummy and really fun to make! Just make sure you have a good block of time to let the dough rise. (I cleaned the house in between.)

I got the recipe from this site, except I would definitely double the filling and I also changed the frosting to the one I typically make with pumpkin cookies. Here is the frosting recipe:

4 oz. cream cheese

3 tbl. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 box (about 2 cups) powdered sugar

water to taste


Mix all ingredients except water with a stand or hand mixer, and then begin to add water until the frosting has reached a consistency good for drizzling. Put the mixture in a ziploc bag, snip off a corner, and get after it!

Please comment back if you decide to make some of these for yourself or a friend!


Now, for November's contest:

In light of this made-from-scratch attitude, I'm looking for some fun holiday projects that will be sentimental and special additions to our home. I made our stockings a couple years ago and have been thinking about how I can do an eclectic tree skirt. One of my friends made a special birthday banner to use every year for her son's birthday- it was made from cards he'd received on his first birthday. I am not excluding traditions with this one, either. You can share anything that you feel like make the holidays a little more special. My grandmother makes the yummiest strata every Christmas morning. Even if she changed the menu, I would still love the tradition.

So, comment below, or feel free to comment back on your own blog (pictures would be great!)- just leave me the link in the comments of this post. 

The winner will receive Amanda Blake Soule's Handmade Home or The Creative Family. I've heard both of these books have great, easy projects and I'm excited to get my own copy!


This contest ends November 24th! Have fun!