Thursday, November 15, 2012

Party Dress

Party Dress

My youngest 2nd birthday is tomorrow. I can't believe it is that time of year again. 
Time just goes by so fast. I can't believe two years ago today. I was 
busy doing laundry at this time. I was determined she was coming today or tomorrow  
Well sure enough at 9:10am on Nov 16 she decided to finally join our family. 
She was my first one over my estimated due date and the was hard. 
But it was well worth extra wait. 

Here is her skirt I made for her. I did not find a pattern I liked. 
So I made it up as I went along. I should have written it down
as I went along but I did not. So when I get time. I need to sit down
and do that. 

Here is her skirt I made her. 

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Unique 5 Strand Braid Hair Tutorial

Unique 5 Strand Braid Hair Tutorial 

  I have not done a hair tutorial in a while. I have just been so busy and just 

throwing it up in a ponytail, bun or just out of the way. I needed to 

do something new today. 

This was a bit tricky at first. But once I got it done. It was not hard at all. 

Here is the link:  Unique 5 Strand Braid Hair Tutorial 


If you have any questions. Please feel free to ask. If you try it. Tell me all about it and share a picture if you would like. Either here or send it to

 Happy  Styling!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Belles Hamburger Buns

Belles Hamburger Buns

Belles Hamburger Buns

1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Water
2 TBLS Butter
1 TBLS White Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
5 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour 
1 (.25oz) Envelope Active Dry Yeast
1 Egg Yolk
1 TBLS Water


1.  Combine the milk, 1 cup of water, butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat and let stand until lukewarm. If the mixture is too hot, it will kill the yeast.

 2.   In a large bowl, stir together the flour and yeast. Pour in wet ingredients and stir until the dough starts to pull together. If you have a stand mixer, use the dough hook to mix for about 8 minutes. If not, knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let stand until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

3.  Punch down the dough and divide into 12 portions They should be a little larger than a golf ball. Make tight balls out of the dough by pulling the dough tightly around and pinching it at the bottom. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. After the rolls sit for a minute and relax, flatten each ball with the palm of your hand until it is 3 to 4 inches wide. You may want to oil your hand first. Set rolls aside until they double in size, about 20 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Mix together the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water in a cup or small bowl. Brush onto the tops of the rolls. Position 2 oven racks so they are not too close to the top or bottom of the oven.

5.Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the rolls from the oven and return them to different shelves so each one spends a little time on the top. Continue to bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until nicely browned on the top and bottom.

I got the recipe from 
Here is the link to: Belles Hamburger Buns 

My girls will say these are the best hamburgers ever. They also love that they get to help make them. 

If you have any questions. Please feel free to ask. If you make them. I would love to hear what you think.

Happy Cooking! 



Friday, November 2, 2012

Dying cotton yarn

Dying cotton yarn

I have seen a video on dying cotton yarn and wanted to try it. 

How to Dye Cotton Yarn with a Tulip Tie Dye Kit

I got some Sugars and Cream white yarn.    
I had some left over dye from dying t-shirts with my girls. 
So I used those colors. Red, black and green. 

 I unwound it and and laid it on plastic wrap and a pan. 
Just in-case the dye leaked through.

I then started to adding the dye. I did not have enough
to cover it all. But I did want some white parts anyways. 
After I got it all on. I then pushed down on it. To make sure it 
was all the way through out the whole part I wanted. 

 Then I covered it up for 3 hours and let it soak in. 
I did not want really dark colors. So I did not do it as long
as I would with my t-shirts.

Then I rinsed it out till there was no dye coming out and hung it up 
to air dry. 

I then used my machine to wind it all up into a ball again. 
When I was done. I threw it into a laundry bag and washed it. 
Then threw it into the dryer. 

I have started to make wash cloths out of this pretty yarn. 
I love the way it turned out and can't wait to do it again 
in the near future. 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Happy Crafting!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

Palmolive Fresh Infusions

I joined  

a while back and got my first 
product to test. 

My first influenster program package came.
 Three Palmolive dish soaps - Lime Basil, Ginger White tea and Lemon Thyme. 
I just smelled them all and they all smell so good. 
But I really like the Ginger White Tea one the best.
I also got five coupons for $1.50 off any one 16oz Palmolive infusions dish soap. 
Now to use them and write a review on them.
Share one with a friend and share my coupons. 

I have tried the Ginger White Tea and love it. What I like is it is not an
over powering smell. Just the right amount to me. I don't wash dishes much. 
So I don't mind that they are smaller bottles. 

Here is a link to target Palmolive Fresh Infusions
 It is $8.97 for a three pack. I myself personally would not spend that much. 

Walmart has them for sale individually. Here is the link to each one. 
They are $2.97 for one. Still a bit more them what I would pay. 

Palmolive Concentrated Ginger White Tea Dish Liquid, 16 fl oz

Palmolive Concentrated Lime Basil Dish Liquid, 16 fl oz

Palmolive Concentrated Lemon Thyme Dish Liquid, 16 fl oz


Once she is done and likes it. I will send her a coupon and have sent
the other three out to friends and family. 

If you have tried them. Tell me what you think about them. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Barbequed Meatballs

Barbequed Meatballs

Barbequed Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1 cup oatmeal
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
6 oz evaporated milk (I do use the small cans that are like 5oz)
1 cup chopped onion (my family does not like big pieces. So I just grate some in.)
1 cup cracker crumbs
1 tsp salk
1 tsp chilli powder

1 cup Ketchup
1 tsp liquid smoke or to taste
1/8 cup chopped onions (I actually leave this out)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder

Meatballs: Combine all ingredients and shape into walnut size balls. Mixture will be soft. 

Sauce: Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. 

Place balls in pan and cook for 10-15 mins, slightly brown. Then pour on sauce and cook
another 45 mins in a 350 degree oven. 

We like to serve over rice. 


I do not have an link to this one. Since it was in a magazine a long time ago. That my friend got and we tried it out once and both really loved it. I do know it was in a cooking magazine. 

Here is a picture of the meat mixture before I put in the evaporated milk and egg. I like to put those in last. Otherwise the oatmeal gets to wet. 

Here is a picture of the sauce. Mine is a bit lumpy. My brown sugar was not as soft as it should be. So I had it sitting by the heat for a bit. Then it was not so lumpy. I just forgot to get a picture at that time. 

Happy Cooking!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Latest Creations

Latest Creations

I have been very busy the last few weeks. With orders, 
girls school, our 10th Anniversary and well just life. 
Here are some of my latest creations I have 
worked on. 

NDSU Bison Crocheted Hat

One Eyed Twikies hat

Two Eyed Twikies hat and Mouse Ears. 
For a couple of weeks on Facebook. I had Free 
 Mouse Ears with any hat order. 

Crocheted Lace Scarf - I will do a tutorial on this one soon. 

Knitted Ruffle Scarf

Christmas Stocking with Initials

Fingerless gloves

Knitted Pigtail Hat

Knitted Fingerless gloves

I have been so behind on blogging and need to get caught up. I have so much more I want to share with you. 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

My girls love this. We did leave out the 
Salsa Con Queso. I had them try it and 
they did not like it. It turned out really good
without it. 

Taco Back

1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
* water as called for on back of seasoning packet
3 large flour tortillas (8-inch size)
1/2 cup Salsa Con Queso
1 1/2-2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease.
Add in taco seasoning and water (following directions on back of seasoning packet).

Once the taco meat is ready, turn off heat and add in 1/2 cup salsa con queso.Give it a good stir until thoroughly combined. 

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. 
Spry an 8-inch round baking pan with nostick cooking spray. 
Layer the bottom of the pan with flour tortilla.  

Now add about 1/3 of the ground beef taco filling on the first layer.  

Then add 1/3 of the shredded cheese.

continue until you are done with all the layers: another tortillla, more taco mixture, more cheese. 
Bake at 350F dregrees for about 15-20 mins.
Until  cheese is melted and edges are slightly golden brown. 

Allow to cool for a couple of minutes. 
Then slice and serve. 

We topped ours with sour cream. I also added green onions. 

Here is the link to where I got it: Taco Bake 

Happy Cooking! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wavy Hair look

Wavy Hair look

We had a side braid in earlier and when she took it out. 
She loved the look. So on Sunday night. We 
sat and did some french braids in her hair. 
Here is what it looked like when 
we were all done. 

I just used a spray bottle to get it wet as I went along. 
She then slept in them all night long. 
Here is the look in the morning. 

I wanted to curl it under but she liked the way it looked. 
So we left it. She really liked it. 

Happy Styling!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Slow-cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 5  hours 45mins

Servings: 6 servings(for us it servers more then that. I also have three younger girls)

What you will need:

1 onion, sliced

1 carrot, sliced

1 stalk  celery, sliced

1-1/2 lb.  boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

1/3 cup  packed brown sugar

1/3 cup  KRAFT Classic CATALINA Dressing

1/4 cup  soy sauce

1 tsp.  grated gingerroot

1 Tbsp.  cornstarch

1 can  (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved

1 each green and red pepper, cut into strips

3 cups  hot cooked long-grain white rice
Make it
PLACE onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.
MIX sugar, dressing, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
COOK on LOW 4 to 5 hours, increasing heat to HIGH for the last 30 min.
STIR cornstarch into reserved pineapple liquid. Add to slow cooker with pineapple and peppers; stir. Cook, covered, 30 min. or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.  

I like to make rice with mine. My girls like it with noodles. 

I got this recipe from Kraft Foods. I get an email set to me every know and then with recipes. 
Here is the link: Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken
This way you can get a better print out. 

If you have any questions, comments or have tried it. Share what you think. I would love to hear them. :)

Happy Cooking!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Knotted Hair Bun

Knotted Hair Bun

I like this one. But I do think
my hair needs to be a bit logner
to really get it too look better. If I 
decide to wear it down. Like she 
says in the video. 

It was really easy and fast to do. 
I also only used four bobby pins. Which
for me I usually have to use more then that. 
I am going to wear this tomorrow at 
Scrap Fest. :)

Knotted Hair Bun - Link 

It is a great updo for summer, wedding, or just a 
day you want your hair out of your way.

Happy Styling!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cheri's Sweet Creations

You have to stop by Cheri's Sweet Creations
She has yummy treats, lunch and much more.

We go every week for lunch. She has specials every 
know and then. There are sub's, wraps, salads, 
string cheese, fruit cups and much more. 

We can never leave with out a cookie or another 

She also makes big cookies. My 5 year old had one for her birthday and 
the kids loved it. There was nothing left to bring home. 

We got my Dad one for his birthday. They are so yummy. 

Cheri's Sweet Creations has yummy cakes.

Come and Check out there Candy Bouquets

So stop by Cheri's Sweet Creations when you are in the 
Fargo-Moorhead area.

Have permission from Chere's Sweet Creations to use her photo's. 
Then you Cheri and see you soon.