Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Super Easy Fish Tail Braid

I am the very last person you would ever want fixing your hair or make up, I barely get my own done sometimes! I know how to do a simple braid and a bun that's about the limit for me! Every time I try to French braid it turns into a big blob of criss-crosses.

I stumbled onto Luxy Hair today and was blown away by how easy her tutorials are!! On her YouTube channel I found her fish tail tutorial and immediately tried it for myself. I was so pleased with even the first try! It's something new to add to my arsenal of not so ordinary, everyday hair. So if you struggle like me with wearing your hair any way besides down, check her out, you won't be disappointed!

Here is the video I watched and my outcome:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day: Co-workers Edition

 I wanted to do something small and fun for my co-workers, and there are only 12 of us, so it was really easy and didn't take a lot of time!

What I used:
12 oatmeal cream pies
Assorted pencils/highlighters
Clear packing tape
Cardstock or scrapbook paper

I cut out heart shapes from the Cardstock just big enought to cover the pies. The writing on them goes with the theme of the gifts, the pink words hinting at them.

The pencils and highlighters I taped to the pies with the packing tape, mocking a lollipop. 

Then, I taped the hearts on the front of the pies and tied ribbon the the pencils.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stay-at-Home-Sick Potato Soup

This recipe is exactly what it says, a perfect soup for staying at home! I personally like chunky soup rather than liquid-y soup, so this is very creamy. You can also do this in a crock pot, just stir a couple of times during the cooking process.

4-5 Baking Potatoes, peeled & cubed
2 Cans (approx 2.5 cups) of Chicken Broth 
1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2 Handfuls of Broccoli Florets & Stems
1 Small Yellow Onion, chopped
8 oz Velveeta Cheese, cubed
1 Tbsp Butter
Garlic Salt
Salt & Pepper

Start by putting the Chicken broth, S&P, and potatoes in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. While the potatoes are cooking, place butter, onion, broccoli, and garlic Salt in a skillet to brown. After onions and broccoli are browned, place off of heat. Add to milk and velveeta to potatoes and let cook until cheese is mostly melted, then add sour cream.
When potatoes have become soft enough to be crushed, add onions and broccoli and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Serve topped with optional shredded cheese, bacon, and sour cream!

More the Merrier Monday