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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Oreo Ice Cream Cake In A Jar


I used to not be much of an ice cream kinda gal, and I'm not sure what I was thinking. Now unfortunately I can't have the real stuff (can't eat dairy), but God bless Breyer's for coming out with a lactose-free vanilla bean ice cream. I've been using it all summer on top of brownies, with root beer, and on its own. For my daughter's birthday, she wanted something different than a typical sponge cake. She absolutely loves Oreos, so I thought it was high time for an ice cream cake. There are so many beautiful Oreo ice cream cake recipes out there, but quite frankly, I'm lazy sometimes. With the recent move, I wanted to make something that was going to be very easy. Enter the cake in a jar.


INGREDIENTS
*makes six 8oz. jars
  • 1.5 quart of vanilla ice cream
  • 14.3 oz pack of Oreos
  • 16 oz. cream cheese frosting (whipped cream works great too)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse into crumbs, or if you don't have a food processor; you can place them in a large plastic bag, seal it up, and smash it to smithereens with a rolling pin.
  2. Depending on the size jar you use (I used 8oz. Mason Jars), layer the cookie crumbs first, then a generous amount of ice cream, then a thin layer of white frosting and repeat one to two more times. I used cream cheese frosting, because I can get it prepackaged dairy-free. But if dairy isn't an issue for you or your munchkins, by all means layer on the whipped cream and fudge sauce!!
  3. Cover loosely with lids and place in the freezer until ready to serve. Great for making the day before. Enjoy!



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