...where I share my life, craftiness and eating habits with the world...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Blogging Hiatus

I have decided that I am taking a much needed hiatus from blogging.  I do not seem to have the ability to prioritize between my blog and my family.  I will still leave my old posts and tutes up for you guys to see, and maybe I will add some stuff from time to time, but not like I used to.  It's been interesting to say the least, and to all my readers...THANKS!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ruffled Headband Add-On

I saw this great tutorial over at Sugar Bee Crafts the other day, and thought it would be perfect for my daughter.
She recently(last week) chopped off all her beautiful, (BEAUTIFUL)
red hair.  She got a pixie cut aka Emma Watson...ya know, Hermione from Harry Potter.  So it's soooo short.
She likes to dress in jeans and tees, so people think she's a boy.
She can look cute and like a girl!
 It was such an easy and quick project.  It took me a total of 15 minutes and I used scraps out of my scrap bin.  In her favorite colors! Yellow and blue...
Please go check out her tutorial here to make your own.
Doesn't it look pretty?  She loves it too.
Next, I'm going to make myself one...(I hope)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stars and Stripes Cake Cookies

As you all know, it was the 4th of July here in America, and we celebrate because it is our Independence day.
We went out of state last weekend and bought some fireworks, because in Illinois the good ones are illegal, but not in good old Indiana!  :)
(We were there for other reasons, but it was a pleasant surprise.)
Anyway, after buying some roman candles and bottle rockets, along with Saturn Missiles and the "good" sparklers, we decided to have a good ole American cook-out at my brothers house on the 4th.
I decided to make these super-easy cookies with this recipe I found on All Recipes.com
Cake Cookies!  They are so easy and de-lish!
I used Stars and Stripes Funfetti Cake Mix to make the patriotic!  O think of the possibilities!  Brownie mix cookies, lemon, strawberry, I got some pink lemonade cake mix the other day that would be awesome!
The recipes is so easy, really!

1 box cake mix(any flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup veggie oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients in large bowl and hand mix until well blended.  For the funfetti ones you stir in the sprinkles....then place 1-2 inch balls on a ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Then you cool them and they are ready to eat!  Very soft and chewy!They were all gone within 10 minutes!

Sorry about the bad pic, I was using my phone, and we all know I do not have a fancy smart-phone.  Why, you ask?
Because I don't want my phone to be smarter than I am! lol
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thrift Store Score #4: Hot Pink Mumuu

This is, I think, my favorite thrift store score ever!
(as far as clothes go)
It has 3 very important things going for it...
1. It is pink!
2.  It is my size!
3. It is totally retro and vintage!

Don't you just love it?
It is made of this super soft and silky material...it makes me feel like an old timey movie star.  It has snaps down the front, like a fancy robe or peignoir?  Is that what the fancy ones are called?  Idk.
My hubs thinks it is very funny, and when I try to wear it, he laughs at me...
oh well, can't please everyone, right?
 Best of all, I only paid $2.49 cents for it!
That's a steal, even if I never wear it and only use the fabric...but I will probably never cut it up...it is too pretty.

 I just love the rosette detail on the neckline...
It is made by Vanity Fair too...
Oh so glamorous...dah-ling.
I just need some big shades a la Jackie Kennedy and some feathered kitten heels so I can sip mint juleps by the pool.
Who wants to join me?  Anyone?
Thanks for reading!