Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Splendor Inspires Recipe Crafts Oven-Baked S'mores + DIY Home Decor #FebrezeFall


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Don't miss this sumptuous perfect for fall and Halloween Peanut Butter Cup Baked S'mores Recipe you'll find toward the end of today's post!


Fall Peanut Butter Cup Oven-Baked S'Mores, MommyBlogExpert

The Autumnal Equinox, also known as fall, officially arrives next week on September 22nd at 10:29 pm EST, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. Already, the leaves are beginning their seasonal shows of red, orange and yellow splendor in parts of the U.S., while pumpkins of various hues are being harvested from farms and fields.

Fall in Southern California, MommyBlogExpert.com
With such natural outdoor beauty this time of year, it's comforting to know that as the days start getting shorter and cooler outside, this year you'll actually be able to extend the season. How? By bringing all the wonders of fall into your home with the new Febreze Home Harvest Collection of odor-eliminating scents specially designed for Walmart shoppers and available for a limited time.


The Febreze Home Harvest Collection Giftbox I received, MommyBlogExpert.com
...And what I found inside to inspire this post, MommyBlogExpert.com

Drawing inspiration from fall, Febreze Home Harvest Collection scents are available in an assortment of products including pump spray air refreshers, scented oils, wax melts and scented candles for your home, plus vent clips for your car.


Febreze Home Harvest inspiration realized, MommyBlogExpert.com
Each Home Harvest blend is more delicious-smelling than the next
  • Toasted Almond - Buttery, Toasty Almonds
  • Sugared Cranberry - Tangy Cranberries with Sugar Crystals & Vanilla
  • Autumn Harvest - Sandalwood, Vanilla Cream & Lemon Verbena
  • Vanilla Latte - Sweet Vanilla & Warm Spices
  • Spiced Pear - Baked Sweet Pears with Orange Cloves, Nutmeg & a hint of Vanilla
On the shelf at Walmart this Fall MommyBlogExpert.com
Affordably priced and exclusively available at Walmart the various products in the collection are available in five limited edition scents range from just $2.97 to $9.47 each.


Find them on the Walmart Air Fresheners aisle, MommyBlogExpert.com
Creative Fall DIY Inspiration
Now that you know how the Febreze Home Harvest Collection can wonderfully infuse every room in your home, as well as your car, with the scents reminiscent of autumn, you'll want to take that newly-found seasonal inspiration to the next level. Whether you like to bake or craft -- or do both as I do -- keep reading for some really creative and fun DIY ideas.


Recipe
Peanut Butter Cup 
Oven-Baked S'mores 
Inspired by Febreze Home Harvest Toasted Almond

Peanut Butter Cup Over-Baked S'mores, MommyBlogExpert.com

Who says you can't make S'mores for your family after summer barbeque season ends? With this easy and fun baking project you can enjoy s'mores throughout the fall and winter, too.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes


S'mores Ingredients, MommyBlogExpert.com
What to set out before you begin
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Festive Fall Sprinkles & Sugars
Sprinkles & Sanding Sugar for Halloween & Fall Baking, MommyBlogExpert.com
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut graham cracters in half crosss-wise with a sharp knife for nice straight edges
3. Cover cookie sheet with foil (to make cleaning later easier) & place graham crackers in pan with some space in between
 4. Get the kids to help you flatten the marshmallows a bit by gently smashing them down with the palm of the hand, then place one each atop a graham cracker
5. Bake until marshmallows have puffed up and they are a toasty, light brown caramel color, this will happen quickly so be sure to watch them carefully so they don't burn
6. Remove cookie sheet from oven and transfer hot graham crackers onto a either a serving plate or individual plates - remember to handle carefully, these will be hot
7. While still warm gently flatten the toasted marshmallows with a spatula some more, then smooth a small circle of peanut butter on top
8. Next add your choice of fall sprinkle or sugar directly on top of the peanut butter so it sticks
9. Then firmly press a mini peanut butter cup into the center of the area covered in sprinkles deep enough into the warm marshmallow so it melts
10. Everyone young and old is going to love these, so you might want to make a double batch


Peanut Butter Cup Over-Baked S'mores, MommyBlogExpert.com

Not into baking or cooking? Instead, how about trying your hand at a fall project that even the creatively-challenged can excel at creating? What's more is, depending on your child's age and developmental skills, perhaps this is an arts & crafts project you can do together.

Crafts


Spiced Orange Craft
Inspired by Febreze Home Harvest Spiced Pear

Fall Spiced Orange Craft, MommyBlogExpert.com

Here's the perfect easy, fun fall DIY project -- Make a decorative Spiced Orange. All you need is an orange, some toothpicks, a thimble, whole cloves and ribbon (optional). 

Directions

1. Take orange and poke tiny holes in the peel with toothpicks to make inserting cloves easier
2. Protecting your finger with a thimble, pressing cloves into the holes in the orange skin and making either a pattern or covering the entire orange
3. To add interest, try peeling decorative strips out of the orange peel and inserting cloves there
4. Display them in a bowl as a grouping or individually by attaching a ribbon to hang them around your home


Spiced Orange 
Jack 'O Lantern Craft
Also inspired by Febreze's Spiced Pear Scent
Image from A Butterfly in My Stomach

Another idea: Using an orange as your canvas along with some whole cloves, a shrunk down image of a pumpkin carving stencil of your choice, and a black permanent magic marker make a Clove Studded Mini Jack 'O Lantern. Just transfer a stencil that fits your orange with a black magic marker then add cloves for a decorative effect using the same technique as the basic Spiced Orange project. There are plenty of free Halloween templates you can choose from on the Internet such as the crow silohouette shown above.


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Stay tuned for another post in early November with more scent inspiration for the Holidays!

FTC Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible by SheSpeaks and Febreze. I received a Febreze Home Harvest Collection inspiration kit and am being compensated to facilitate this review. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.