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.