Homemade salted caramel sauce

Homemade salted caramel sauce -a classic recipe with delicious flavor. Only 4 ingredients to make and done in 15 minutes.

Okay guys… let’s get real here. I big fat heart caramel (pretty much anything caramel). If there was a swimming pool full of this salted caramel sauce, I would dive right in! It is seriously that good! My grandma used to make this stuff and drizzle it over homemade ice cream. It is seriously divine! The salted touch takes it over the top. The jar below was full and then my family got ahold of it and was literally eating it by the spoon. It is that good. This caramel sauce is great on ice cream, bars, cakes, and just about anything else. I have a few recipes coming up that use it as well, so watch out for those!

Homemade salted caramel sauce -a classic recipe with delicious flavor. Only 4 ingredients to make and done in 15 minutes.

Seriously… are you drooling yet?

Homemade salted caramel sauce -a classic recipe with delicious flavor. Only 4 ingredients to make and done in 15 minutes.

Homemade caramel sauce

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup salted butter, room temp

3/4 cup heavy cream, room temp

1 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

1. Pour sugar into a small saucepan over medium/low heat. Stir constantly (about 5-7 minutes) with a whisk or rubber spatula. The sugar will turn clumpy before melting into liquid.

2. When sugar has turned to a liquid, add butter right away. Keep stirring until butter is completely melted and bubbly (about 1-2 minutes).

3. Slowly pour in heavy cream until it comes to a boil. Stir constantly for one minute. Remove from heat and add salt.

4. Store in a mason jar for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Warm before serving.

 

 

Homemade salted caramel sauce -a classic recipe with delicious flavor. Only 4 ingredients to make and done in 15 minutes.

Yum! This stuff is pure liquid gold I tell ya! Package it up and your friends will love you forever. You can even attach with one of these cute tags.

Free printable

Download the free printable HERE. Then right click on the image and save to your computer and print. I cut out with a 2 inch hole punch and then tied onto my jar with twine.

Homemade salted caramel sauce with free printable tags! Only 4 ingredients to make and done in 15 minutes.

Enjoy!! :)

DIY Vintage Halloween Printable

DIY Vintage Halloween Printable by Amy of Ink’d Design for I Heart Nap Time.

DIY Vintage Halloween Print on iheartnaptime.com

If there is any holiday I love the very most, it is Halloween.  I’m not sure if it is because it signals the end of our long hot summer in the desert, or the fact that it is all just fun & games, but either way it is my very most favorite holiday.  Naturally, I love creating & decorating for it.  This year, I’m obsessed with giving my printable files a vintage & worn look & today I’m going to give you the DIY on creating your own.

I’ve used 1 printable file, to create 3 different looks — you decide your favorite.  We have the traditional version, printed on white cardstock, then we have one printed on brown craft paper & another that is printed on old book pages.  To get started, here’s what you’ll need:

DIY Vintage Halloween Print on iheartnaptime.com

Supplies:

1: Supplies: 3 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock, scissors, glue stick, paper grocery bag & a book you don’t mind ripping pages from.

2. Cover 1 piece of card stock with book pages — layer them, stagger them, however you like, just make sure the page is completely covered.  Do the same with the grocery bag.

3 & 4. Trim the excess off each one.

5. You’ll be be left with 8.5 x 11 papers, ready for printing attached artwork.

6. Once artwork is printed, trim each one again to measure 8 x 10.

You can stop here & call it good, or, like me, you can age it a bit more.

DIY Vintage Halloween Print on iheartnaptime.com

All you’ll need for this step is either some gold or silver ink pads — I tend to use more gold.

DIY Vintage Halloween Print on iheartnaptime.com

Whichever you use, you are just going to ink the edges of the paper, like so.

DIY Vintage Halloween Print on iheartnaptime.com

And then you are done.  Hang them, frame them, gift them & enjoy your Halloween a little bit more!

Snag this print, here.

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For more fun printables, head to inkddesign.com

 

Halloween mantel + free downloads

Today I’ll be sharing my Halloween mantel + some free downloads for you as well. I’m so excited Halloween is just around the corner. It is one of my favorite holidays!

For my mantel this year I wanted to keep it pretty simple with Black, white and a pop of orange.

Black and white Halloween mantel + free downloads on iheartnaptime.com

I created some fun stuff using Shutterfly for my mantel. I love their photo blocks. The witch looks so neat behind the glass!

Black and white Halloween mantel + free downloads on iheartnaptime.com

I also made some pillows to dress up my couch. I’m not usually an orange fan… but I’m kind of loving these orange dot pillows. Perfect for Halloween!

Halloween pillows

For the banner I printed off 4×6 prints from Shutterfly and then hole punched the corners and pulled twine through. I hung it on my mantel with clear push pins. It only cost $1 to make!

Black and white Halloween mantel + free downloads on iheartnaptime.com

Here’s the free designs I’ve used for my display, if you’d like to make your own. Or feel free to use them however you’d like. Just please use them for personal use only. Click on the link and then right click on the image to save to your computer. :)

Free downloads

To make the pillows that I have shown above head over to the Shutterfly home decor line and select the pillows and then ‘photo gallery.’ Then you can upload the saved image from your computer and place into the design. Arrange the image how you would like, but do not add text. Preview the design and then hit order. It’s super easy. I love how mine turned out! For the metal print click here, glass block here …then follow the same instructions as above.

I also thought it would be fun to make tulle bats. I found the spool of tulle on sale at Hobby Lobby. Then I just cut 3 inch pieces and tied a knot in the middle. I hung them up on the wall with glue dots. So simple and adds a fun little touch! I also found the cutest felt garland from Petite Party Studio.

DIY tulle bats ...so cute and EASY! Make a few for less that $1 in 30 seconds!

Here’s another option for the Halloween print. Just print off a 4×6 and then frame it. Cute and easy!

Happy Halloween free printable sign

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend friends!

This post was in partnership with Shutterfly. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new content for you guys! :)

Check out more of Shutterfly’s home décor on their website HERE. Also, to keep up on new products follow Shutterfly on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest.

20 Halloween Ideas {Link Party Features}

 Halloween Ideas

Hello everybody! Thanks to everyone who linked up at this week’s link party!

Link party palooza every Friday on iheartnaptime.com

Abbey, from The Cards We Drew, will be helping me round up the top 20 this week and we both agree we have some super talented readers out there!!! If you’ve been featured, please make sure to grab a button!

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Today we’re featuring 20 Halloween ideas that were linked up this week! Enjoy!

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Halloween Footprint Sign from Home Made Interest

Homemade Play Dough

Pumpkin Spice Playdough from While He was Napping

pumpkin Jars2

Painted Pumpkin Jars from Meatloaf and Melodrama

Halloween Garland

Spooky Halloween Garland from Mabey She Made It

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Halloween Cupcake Wrappers from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Homemade Butterfinger Pumpkins

Fall Homemade Butterfinger Bites from My Daylights

pumpkin-soap-and-printable-tag

Pumpkin Soap and Printable Tag from My Sister’s Suitcase

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Spooky Expanding Ghost from Bitz n Giggles

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Make a Healthy Halloween Smoothie from My Sister’s Suitcase

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Spooky Sodas from Shaken Together Life

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Monsters Halloween Breakfast from My Sister’s Suitcase

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Batty Halloween Table Decor from Dolen Diaries

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Gothic Halloween Plate Decor from Create.Craft.Love.

Favorite-Fall-Things-Printable.-FREE-Printable-download-in-8x10-or-11x14-to-use-in-your-own-home

Halloween Sign from Nest of Posies

Halloween Gift Card Holders

Halloween Gift Card Holders from Live Laugh Rowe

youarethebalm30days

You’re the Balm Print from 30 Days

witch-hats-sq-words

Witches Hat Cookies from Princess Pinky Girl

Oreo-Eyeballs-Recipe

Oreo Eyeballs from Cincy Shopper

Halloween-Skull-Wreath-Tutorial

Halloween Wreath from Bombshell Bling

frankenstein_twinkie

Frankenstein Twinkies from This Silly Girl’s Life

Eyeball-Chocolate-Mint-Oreo-Pudding-Cups

Eyeball Chocolate Mint Oreo Pudding Cups from The Cards We Drew

Thanks to all who linked up this week!

Top 50 Halloween Desserts

Top 50 Halloween desserts rounded up by Crystal of Cooking with Crystal for I Heart Nap Time.

As the summer begins to wrap up and the cooler fall air comes to town, I begin to get excited for Halloween. I love all the changing leaves, the fun family events like pumpkin carving, hay rides, and of course ALL THE FOOD!

I’ve put together a list of the Top 50 Halloween Desserts. In the round up are all sorts of cute and fun dessert ideas, but there are also Fall Favorites like caramel apples, cheesecake, and of course pumpkin cookies!

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Baked Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Monster Cupcakes at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Pudding Cookies at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Chocolate Pumpkin Kiss Cookie at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Candy Corn at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

The Best Pumpkin Bars at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Caramel Toffee Dip at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Airheads Monster Cookies at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Frosting at I Heart Nap Time

Salted-caramel-candy-corn-bark

Salted Caramel Candy Corn Bark at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Holes at Cooking with Crystal

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Sugar Cookie Bars at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

 Candy Corn Cheesecake at I Heart Nap Time

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Scarecrow Treats at The Girl Who Ate Everything

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Scotchies at The Girl Who Ate Everything

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Oreo Chunk Brownies at Picky Palate

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Chocolate Shortbread Bars at Picky Palate

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Monster Eyeballs at Picky Palate

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pops at Yellow Bliss Road

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

 Pumpkin Pie at Cooking with Crystal

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Mummy Truffles at OMG Chocolate Desserts

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Spider web Cupcakes at Crafty Morning

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies at The Girl Who Ate Everything

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats at Yummy Healthy Easy

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts at Barefoot and Baking

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Oreo Spider Cake at Bird on a Cake

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Monster Cookies and Cake at I am Baker

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Halloween Fudge at Crazy for Crust

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

 Halloween Puppy Chow at Lil Luna

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Witch Hat Mint Chocolate Cupcakes at The Yummiest Blog

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Salted Caramel Apple Pies at Sugar Apron

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Skinny Orange Soda Halloween Cake Pops at Yummy Healthy Easy

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Colorful Painted Pumpkin Cookies at Glorious Treats

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Oreo Bat Truffles at One Sweet Appetite

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Candy Corn Milkshakes at Kara’s Party Ideas

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Caramel Glazed Apple Bread at Pass the Sushi

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes at Cookies and Cups

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Candy Corn Parfait at Baked Bree

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

 Jack-O-Lantern Cookies at Diamonds for Dessert 

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Gourmet Caramel Apples at The Yummy Life

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Peek a book Pumpkin Pound Cake at She Knows

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Roll at Gimme Some Oven

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Pumpkin Praline Trifle at Bakers Royale

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Melt in your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies at Parent Pretty

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Owl Cupcakes at Budget Savvy Diva

Top 50 Halloween Desserts for I Heart Nap Time

Candy Corn Meringues at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen