Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar

Enjoy this easy M&M Cookies in a Jar recipe! It’s a delicious homemade gift for family, teachers or friends for Halloween. Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar Cookies in a jar are great homemade gifts for teachers and friends! We made these tasty Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar craft many years ago at one […]

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Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix

Nobody can resist this delicious Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you’ll want to make this incredible snack over and over!

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you'll want to eat this incredible snack all day.

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix Recipe

Nobody can resist this sweet and savory snack. Be prepared to make several batches of Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix, because I can promise you it will be gone fast!  My Mom’s Chex Mix was always one of my favorite family traditions for the holidays. I have carried that tradition on with my own family, but now I’m taking it up a notch and sweetening the Original Chex Party Mix recipe with a few simple ingredients… brown sugar and bacon!

Sponsored by Chex Cereal – Originally published November 2, 2017

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe.

Just Like Mom’s Chex Mix

Mom would fill holiday tins with her Chex Party Mix for gifts and there was always a big glass jar filled with it in our home during the Christmas season. She would be super excited to know that I’m partnering with Chex Cereal to add my own twist to their amazing Original Chex Mix recipe

I love Chex Party Mix because it brings back great memories and in 15 minutes or less, you can have the most amazing party treat or homemade gift that everyone enjoys!

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you'll want to eat this incredible snack all day. Free printable gift tags for simple DIY holiday homemade gifts in a jar.

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Printable Gift Tags

I was inspired by the memory of my mom’s glass jar filled with Chex Party Mix, to package this delicious treat in vintage glass containers and mason jars! Enjoy my yummy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix recipe and winter floral printable gift tags to make your own homemade gift for a holiday, hostess gift or birthday.

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you'll want to eat this incredible snack all day. Free printable gift tags for simple DIY holiday gifts in a jar.

Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! Free printable gift tags for simple DIY holiday gifts in a jar.

How to Make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix

Of course, you’ll need Chex Cereal! I’m so addicted to Wheat Chex that I always have some in the house.

How to Make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix. Easy Chex Cereal Recipe

How to Use Bacon Safely in Chex Mix

I used bacon seasoning in place of fresh bacon. Since bacon needs to be refrigerated, I didn’t want to chance my Chex Party Mix getting soggy in the refrigerator.

If you want to use fresh bacon in your recipe, be sure to eat the Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix within two hours after cooking the bacon.

Omit fresh bacon if giving as a gift or serving at parties where it will be out for hours. Any bacon flavored seasoning will work. I found some bacon and chives seasoning at my grocery store and it turned out fabulous!

How to make Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe!

Time to make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix!

Chex Party Mix is so easy and only takes a few steps! First mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips together in a large bowl. Next, in a smaller glass bowl, microwave butter for about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings and brown sugar. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.

 

How to make Bacon Chex Mix

I like to spread my Chex Party Mix out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes. You can also heat it quickly in the microwave. Print the recipe below for detailed directions.

Find the “From our home to yours” printable tags below. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy some tasty Chex Party Mix!

How to make Bacon Chex Mix. Beautiful and delicious gift in a jar with printable tags.

 

Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Party Mix

A delicious Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe! With a burst of bacon flavor and a hint of sweetness, you’ll want to make this incredible snack over and over.

  • 3 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup bite-size pretzels
  • 1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips (broken into pieces)
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bacon seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  1. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips and set aside.
  2. In smaller microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  5. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
  6. Store in airtight container.

For an extra crispy version, bake your Chex Mix by heating oven to 250°. Spread mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Did you make this recipe? Let me know by leaving a comment and rating the recipe below! Don’t forget to take a picture and share on our Facebook Page for a chance to be featured in my newsletter! You can also tag @LivingLocurto and #LivingLocurto on Instagram.

Print the Floral Gift Tags

How to make Brown Sugar Bacon Chex Mix recipe. Delicious and easy homemade gift in a jar with printable tags.

Enjoy these 2″ square “from our home to yours” winter floral gift tags. Great printable designs for anytime of the year!

Click Here to Print Download Homemade Gift in a Jar Printable Tags by Amy Locurto LivingLocurto.com

–> CLICK HERE to print the floral gift tags.

This post was sponsored by Chex Cereal. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make this website possible!

 

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Easy DIY Teacher Gifts

Adorable and Easy to Make DIY Teacher Gifts! Love these fun gift ideas. LivingLocurto.com

Adorable and Easy to Make DIY Teacher Gifts!

I can’t believe school is almost over! I’m so ready for summer, because I’m going on several epic trips. From sandy beaches to rugged mountains, we’re going on some great adventures. Be sure to follow me over on Instagram to follow along our adventures. I also love to to pop on my Facebook Page for LIVE video tours of my vacation spots.

One thing is first, before leaving for the summer, we need to thank our teachers! To help you come up with some creative teacher gifts, I have rounded up a few of my favorite DIY Teacher Gift Ideas.

 

Enjoy Free Printable Tags for a Cute Summer Send Off Teacher Gift!

Cute idea for an end of school teacher gift! Summer Fun Tote Bag with Free Printable Tags.

 

These oldie but goodie sandwich bag Free Printable Thank You Tags have always been a favorite for thanking teachers with something sweet!

Thank You Free Printable Tags - Teacher Gift - LivingLocurto.com

 

One of my favorite Teacher Gift Ideas are these adorable Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake Treats! They come with cute free printable tags for teachers too.

How to make the cutest Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes! Easy and fun Party or Gift Recipe. Comes with Free Printables for Teacher Gifts. LivingLocurto.com

 

Kids can make these fun DIY Teacher gift jars themselves with sparkly glitter paint! Click here to download the free printable tags.

DIY Teacher Gift in a Jar with Free Printable Tags. Kids Craft by Livinglocurto.com

 

Easy Teacher Flower or Plant Gift Idea with free printable tags that say “Thank you for helping me grow this year!”

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea! Thank you for helping me grow this year Free Printable Tags for a flower or plant. LivingLocurto.com

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Random Acts of Kindness Elf Arrival Letter

Random Acts of Kindness Elf Arrival Letter and gift ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. Encourages kids to give back and be Secret Santa.

It’s time for those fun Christmas Elves to arrive from the North Pole! Our Elf on the Shelf, Peter always comes a little early, but my kids don’t know he’s here yet. He has been hanging out with me at my studio giving me sneak peeks of what he’ll be doing at our house this year! I’m so excited that he has agreed to share his ideas as printables again for us all!

If you haven’t seen the funny things our Elf has done in the past, be sure to check out my Elf on the Shelf section for all kinds of elf ideas, printables and cute surprises!

Today he is sharing this great Elf Arrival Letter that encourages kids to do a random act of kindness as a Secret Santa!

Random Acts of Kindness Elf Arrival Letter and gift ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. Encourages kids to give back and be Secret Santa.

Peter turned some M&M candies into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with a note asking the kids to secretly leave them as gifts on someone’s doorstep.

Random Acts of Kindness Elf Arrival Letter and gift ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. Encourages kids to give back and be Secret Santa.

I know my kids will love doing this! I am very happy that Santa and the elves are encouraging kids to do a random act of kindness. I believe the season is for giving and helping others and glad our Elf Peter agrees!

Not only has our Elf shared this Random Acts of Kindness Elf Arrival Letter, but a cute tags to attach to the gifts.

Random Acts of Kindness Elf Arrival Letter and gift ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. Encourages kids to give back and be Secret Santa.

It looks like our little elf made some antlers out of pipe cleaners, stuck some googly eyes and a red mini pom pom on the M&M’s! Pretty cute!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer DIY Christmas Candy

Get the Printable Random Acts of Kindess Elf Arrival Letter

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Personalized Place Setting & Harvest Hash Trail Mix Recipe

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Easy Personalized Place Setting with Coke Bottles and Harvest Hash Trail Mix Recipe in DIY pumpkin jars! Thanksgiving table ideas, Free Printable Tags for Fall party favors. by @livinglocurto

Fall is finally here! It’s our favorite time of the year to bake, decorate, make DIY gifts and spend time with friends and family. We are super excited to announce a partnership happening this fall with one of the world’s most iconic brands and Living Locurto!!

Over the next few months, Coca-Cola will be sharing all kinds of inspiring holiday ideas, recipes, tablescapes and more fun on Pinterest and I’m very excited to be one of the bloggers chosen to help make that happen. You are in for a HUGE treat, because the ideas we have been coming up with are so much fun!!

If you are entertaining this season, these DIY ideas are perfect for a creating an adorable personalized table setting. From a tasty recipe and DIY gift idea for Harvest Hash Trail Mix, to a unique idea for personalized place settings, you’re sure to get inspired!

Unique Personalized Place Setting Idea

We are huge fans of the glass Coca-Cola bottles and how perfect would it be to have a personalized bottle for a Thanksgiving table place setting? Forget the boring place cards, a personalized Coke bottle would be such a fun keepsake gift and nice surprise! You can get any name you like here at the Share a Coke website.

Easy Personalized Place Setting with Coke Bottles! Thanksgiving table ideas and Cute Fall party favors with Coca-Cola by @livinglocurto

Wouldn’t this make you happy? I know my family would love this!

Harvest Hash Trail Mix Recipe & DIY Pumpkin Jars

Along with your personalized Coke bottle, you could add some harvest hash trail mix on your table!

I designed some free printable tags and packaged this sweet treat as a unique pumpkin gift in a jar. This fun fall treat idea is perfect for displaying on a Thanksgiving table for favors or giving as gifts to friends and family.

Harvest Hash Trail Mix Recipe and DIY Pumpkin Mason Jars. Cute Free Printables for DIY Fall Gift or Thanksgiving Party Favor. by @livinglocurto

Add a DIY Pumpkin Jar full of delicious Harvest Hash Trail Mix Recipe to your table and you have a fabulous and unique place setting that guests will love!

What memorable tablescape gifts with only a few simple items! Just one more way to make your holiday extra special.

Easy Personalized Place Setting with Coke Bottles and Harvest Hash Trail Mix Recipe in DIY pumpkin jars! Thanksgiving table ideas and Fall party favors. by @livinglocurto

Be sure to follow Coca-Cola on Pinterest for more creative ideas for your holiday tables!

How to Make Harvest Hash Trail Mix & DIY Pumpkin Jars

This fun food recipe and craft takes very little time to make and so cute!

What you’ll need for the recipe:

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Halloween Poo Brew | Homemade Toilet Spray Printables

 Halloween Poo Brew is an easy DIY Homemade Toilet Spray Recipe with printable labels! A few sprays will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! By @livinglocurto

The Halloween season is for tricks and treats and today’s Homemade Toilet Spray is definitely both!

Get excited, because I made some Poo Brew for you! What is Poo Brew you ask??? It’s a fun candy corn smelling Halloween Homemade Toilet Spray with adorable Free Printable labels for gift giving. Just a few sprays in the toilet will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! Who wouldn’t want some Poo Brew? Ha!

Halloween Poo Brew is an easy DIY Homemade Toilet Spray Recipe with printable labels! A few sprays will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! By @livinglocurto

I’m always trying to come up with easy DIY ideas for my Essential Oils and this might be one of my favorites so far! I can’t wait to make more and give to friends. I think it will be a big hit.

When you spray this in the toilet, then do your business, the essential oils trap the odors in the bowl. That really is magic! Plus, it smells amazing and super easy to make. With my cute printable labels and gift tags, this is a hilarious and original idea for your bathroom.

Halloween Poo Brew is an easy DIY Homemade Toilet Spray Recipe with printable labels! A few sprays will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! By @livinglocurto

I’m happy that today, there is not only my DIY idea for essential oils, but a whole bunch of creative homemade ideas for fall from our talented essential oils team. Just scroll down to get links to them all, plus enter to win some of your own Essential Oils in today’s fun fall giveaway!

How to Make Halloween Poo Brew – A Homemade Toilet Spray DIY Gift Idea

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Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

This easy homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe smells like a fantastic dessert and the perfect way to paper yourself or to give as a gift!

This easy homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe smells like a fantastic dessert and perfect for DIY gifts! LivingLocurto.com

Vanilla + Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

First of all, if you’ve never made a homemade vanilla brown sugar body scrub then you are missing out. Not only do scrubs exfoliate and moisturize your skin when you add your favorite scents they instantly lift your mood. This vanilla and brown sugar body scrub smells like a fantastic dessert and can be made in minutes.

I’m so excited that my sweet friend Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons is here today with this fabulous homemade body scrub recipe for us today! I can’t wait to make this for holiday gifts this season. Check out her website for all kinds of fun DIY ideas and educational crafts for you and your kids. You’ll love it!!

There is nothing better in than incorporating the scents and flavors of the season into your beauty routine. Summer is almost over and this Homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe is sure to get you in the mood for colder weather!

Originally published August 28, 2015 

Easy 5 Minute Body Scrub Recipe + Printable Tags

I hope you enjoy this amazingly simple body scrub recipe. Because I love it so much, I designed some pretty gift tags to use for gifts. Scroll down to print the beautiful floral free printable tags.

Watch the video below to see how easy this vanilla brown sugar body scrub is to make!

Recipe for Vanilla + Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Body Scrub Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (or 1 full cup of brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

I used both brown sugar and regular table sugar for this recipe because that is what I had at home but I think using all brown sugar would be wonderful.

Homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Add the sugar, the oil and the vanilla to the bowl and mix together with a spoon. Immediately your senses will fill with the scents of brown sugar and vanilla. You’ll have to fight the urge to lick the spoon!

Once the mixture is combined place it in a jar or container for storage. We store ours in glass jars in the bathroom and even though the kids use the scrub we haven’t had an issue with the jars breaking, but use your judgement. There are many pretty plastic jars out there that will work too.

Use the brown sugar scrub on your hands, feet and body for a mini-spa experience right in your own bathroom!

Homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Get the Free Printable Brown Sugar Body Scrub Gift Tags

Click Here to Print Download Body Scrub Printables by Amy Locurto LivingLocurto.com

Download the Brown Sugar Body Scrub Printable Gift Tags

 

Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub

This easy homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe smells like a fantastic dessert and the perfect way to paper yourself or to give as a gift!

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Add the sugars, oil and vanilla to a bowl and mix together with a spoon.

  2. Once the mixture is combined place it in a jar or container for storage.
  3. Use the brown sugar scrub on your hands, feet and body for a mini-spa experience right in your own bathroom!

Here are more Body Scrubs to try:

Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

Coconut Lime Sea Salt Scrub

Mint Sugar Body Scrub

 

 

megan Megan Sheakoski is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shows parents that kids’ activities don’t have to be complicated to be fun and that learning is better with play.She believes that small, intentional acts of kindness {and really good coffee!} can change the world.

You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and family inspiration on PinterestFacebookTwitter, and G+.

 

 

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Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub | Mother’s Day Free Printables

Easy DIY Gift Idea! Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub and Mother's Day Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

Mother’s Day is coming soon and that means it’s time to celebrate all of the fantastic mothers in your life! I’m excited to team up with a few friends to bring you some amazing DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, along with a fun giveaway you’re going to love!!

Homemade Mother's Day Gift Ideas with Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

A homemade gift is a perfect way to show someone how much you appreciate them. I love using essential oils around my home to help with various health issues, as well as enjoying a sweet smelling home, but I’m also addicted to making all kinds of goodies with my oils!

Lemon Sugar Scrub & Free Printables

Easy DIY Gift Idea! Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub and Mother's Day Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you enjoy our recipe for Lemon Sugar Scrub and Free Printable Mother’s Day Tags. This vibrantly scented sugar scrub is perfect to smooth, soften, cleanse and exfoliate skin.

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