Thursday, October 13

Guest Blogger: Ramblings of a RedHead

HEY GUYS! Today we have a very special guest today. I would love for you to meet Janelle from Ramblings of a Redhead. She is so awesome, period. Shes got advice for, I swear, everything. Need a good reading, check out her ramblings cause they are so fun! Love her. 

Hey guys! I’m honored that Awkward would want me to guest post! A little about me: I’m Janelle, and can be found over at I live in Salt Lake City and work a corporate/financial job that doesn’t provide much of a creative outlet…so I blog on the side to keep my sanity.
I’ve been asked to write something regarding Halloween…which is my FAVORITE season of the year!!! Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is awesome and all…but Halloween is where it’s at. Dressing up, eating copious amounts of candy, and watching old horror films is the best ever. But one of my favorite to-do things this time of year is BAKE.
I highly suggest you make a pumpkin roll at least once in your life. It’s a labor of love, but so worth it in the end. I have a killer family recipe that I’d be happy to share with you…but you gotta ask. I can’t just give that family secret out to anyone.

Apple pie with homemade caramel topping is also another favorite. Add this topping to anything (seriously, your oatmeal, ice cream, anything) and you will be amazed.

Caramel Topping
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup whipping cream (you can use less if want. ½ cup maybe…)
Bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil in a sauce pan. Stir consistently. Once the sugar has totally dissolved, turn heat down to low and stir in the whipping cream SLOWLY. Wa-la! Delish! Enjoy!
I also recommend heading over to Pinterest for some great fall recipes. I am addicted to Pinterest. Don’t act like you aren’t! We all are. We need to start a support group….anyway – Pinterest has great recipes, ideas, tips, and do-it-yourself projects for the Halloween season.

Some of my favorite ideas from Pinterest are:
1. Leaf Art. Simple, beautiful, festive. What a great way to spend a rainy October Saturday!

2. Apple cider in an apple! Um, awesome! And eat the apple afterwards…soft and delish!

3. Fashion Ideas – I am on a serious budget right now and it does not allow for a new fall wardrobe. I’ve found Pinterest to be incredibly helpful in mixing and matching outfits that I already have! For instance, just type in “White jeans” and you’ll have a whole page full of new outfit ideas with stuff you just might already have!!!

Thanks for letting me drop by, ramble a while, and share my favorite things with you. Have a great Halloween and try not to do anything too awkward!


Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Hey CHels! Thanks again for letting me guest post. I'd love to do it again (on a week when I am not totally swamped and out of town with limited internet connection). xoxo

Larsen said...

Guest posts, huh! WOW. Your blog is awesome Chelsie!