diy: pumpkin terrarium

diy: pumpkin terrarium If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw this (and the punny person who called it a "Jack-O-Planter" #whydidntithinkofthat). Of course I had to combine my love of plants with my pumpkin carving this year! Last year it was my love of birds.

what you need: pumpkin (I used a small one), knife/carving tools, dirt, plants
diy: pumpkin terrariumdiy: pumpkin terrarium Simply cut a section out of your pumpkin - this will be your little window frame. Then scoop out the seeds (and set them aside to bake!) and completely hollow out the pumpkin. Add soil and plants and give them a little spritz of water. Voila!
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recipe: black bean tortilla pie

recipe: black bean tortilla pie
I first saw this recipe on Martha Stewart and it reminded me of a vegetarian, glorified Taco Bell Mexican pizza. That is to say, it had my stamp of approval. My version came out a little less... photogenic, but don't let looks deceive you. This meal is fantastic.

Ingredients: 
4 flour tortillas
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1 jalapeno chile, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
1 10oz. package frozen corn
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
*Toppings: salsa, sour cream, avocado, more scallions

recipe: black bean tortilla pie
Preheat oven to 400. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add onion, jalapeno, garlic and cumin. Stir occasionally and cook for 5-7 minutes until softened. Add beans and water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, simmer until liquid has almost evaporated (8-10 minutes). Stir in corn and scallions, then remove from heat. Taste and adjust for seasoning (I added a little salt). recipe: black bean tortilla pierecipe: black bean tortilla pie Grease a baking pan. Lay one tortilla down and layer with 1/4 of the bean mixture and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat three times, using 1 cup of cheese for the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, cut up like a pie, and serve. Enjoy!
recipe: black bean tortilla pie

diy: pumpkin lip scrub

DIY pumpkin lip scrubAnnnnnd the pumpkin obsession continues. This scrub is super easy to make and is really similar to the pumpkin spice body scrub. Simply mix the ingredients together and spoon them into a container of your choice.

What you need: 1tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. honey, 1.5 tsp granulated white sugar, 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
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