Saturday, January 19, 2013

Doll Hair

My girls love their dolls they received for Christmas, but who knew their hair would get so crazy so quick. This was one of the dolls...hello stock treatment dolly. 
 Luckily for me I found many tutorials on taking care of doll hair. A lot of them suggested using a mixture of Downy fabric softener and water. I don't use fabric softener, so instead I used my girl's untangle spray. It worked well, but my camera wasn't at the time so I didn't get a pic of it nice and smooth and straight afterwards. 
Here's a pic of the doll's hair in twists while its wet to produce curls. 
 As you can see my camera was still acting funny. We let the hair dry and then took out the twists and here's the end results, pretty and tamed.


I have a niece who has long gorgeous hair and my daughter wants her hair like her cousin's. Of course then the movie Tangle came out and that sealed the desire for long hair. I do a lot with it, but there were a few skills that I needed to learn. 
Thanks to videos online I learned how to french braid.
 A friend had told me its easier for beginners to start with a small ponytail at the top of the head. She was so right, it was a lot easier. 
I also learned how to do a 4 strand braid.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Homemade Granola Bars

I'm behind on posting what I've been up to so I apologize. My kids have cold lunch at school and we try to switch things up. This past two weeks we tried different homemade granola bars recipes. The kids loved them and they went fast I forgot to take pictures of them. So sharing the links will have to do. 

Pumpkin Granola Bars

No bake, chewy Granola Bars

 Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars

PB Energy Balls

Chewy S’mores Granola Bars (no bake)

Pumpkin Butterscotch Granola Bars

The recipes are very kid friendly and my kids had a blast helping me make them.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scones and Cinnamon Rolls

One of our Christmas traditions is making scones every Christmas morning. I find different recipes to try, some are baked and some are fried. This year we tried this recipe and it was good! It made a ton. My kids like their scones like their dad, with butter and powder sugar. I however like mine with jam or a fruit butter. My friend gave me some AWESOME pumpkin butter. So delicious!! I need to get her recipe!
Apparently I'm behind the times because when I spoke to my mom about this cool trick using dental floss to cut cinnamon rolls, she already knew about it. 
This is what my cinnamon rolls looked like, I used my mom's recipe, some were plain and some had raisins. They were very yummy! I found this recipe I want to try out, she also had the example of using floss to cut her dough.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Look what I've done!

There are moments in our lives where we have to look back and see what we've accomplished, sometimes this leads to disappointment, sometimes it leads to a renewed vow that we'll do better, and sometimes it leads to great joy of empowerment. This blog is the latter for me. I wanted to become productive and learn new things and I have done that. In four months I have completed an additional 66 pins. I haven't shared every one on here, but man its amazing to think that before this blog I had only completed 31 pins in over a year, but now I complete at least one pin on a weekly basis, some weeks I'm super productive and do more, but the whole point of this is I'm DOING IT! I'm no longer pinning without doing. I think about what I'm pinning and I wont pin it unless I think I'll do it. I even changed the boards I was following and only follow boards that are things I'll do, I don't want to waste anymore time "daydreaming" and feeling empty that yet again a day went by and I hadn't accomplished much.  I look forward to my next goal which is to have at least half of my pins done by the blog's anniversary date. Happy Pinning!!