Thursday, July 31, 2014

S'Mores Bars

I'm not sure what's been going on, but man have I had an everlasting sweet tooth!  I made some super-good S'mores Bars the other night, and for some reason I'm the only one eating them!  That's the main reason I don't like to have many sweets around, because I'm the one eating the majority of them. 

 Plus, these bad boys were easy to make, and I happened to have everything on hand.
One thing I need to make note of, name brand marshmallows are definitely THE way to go.  They don't stick together, off brand one's stick together which can make it difficult to spread around.

S'Mores Bars:

1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour

Beat graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and flour together in a bowl.
Place mixture in the bottom of a 9x9 greased pan, press down.   Then spread the marshmallows and chocolate chips on top evenly.  Put in oven set at 375 for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Your tummy will love you!     

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Come sew with me!

I recently made my daughter a ruffle sleeved top before the hot weather is over.  Really, I'm practicing making sleeves of some sort.  

I found a really easy tutorial on Pinterest to help, and am pretty pleased with the outcome.  Of course, it ended up being too small.  Hey, you live and learn, right?!  I'm going to try and make a couple more, even though she won't be able to wear them to school - which is really why I'm wanting to practice my sleeve-making skills!

What are you all working on?  I've got a few projects going on in my mind, just need to DO THEM!  That's the hardest part for me, putting it into action. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

I made this yummy sweet dessert if you will, this weekend, and boy was it ever so good!  

It's real simple and light too.

You'll need:

1 bag mini marshmallows
1 regular sized tub of Cool Whip 
1 small box of Jell-O Cheesecake pudding (dry mix)
16 oz Vanilla yogurt
1 lb strawberries cut
3 bananas

Cut your strawberries up first.  

Then, mix all of your ingredients together.  

Add your strawberries.  

Cut your bananas and add right before serving.  Otherwise, they will brown.

That's it!  Really it's just that simple.  It makes a good amount too, so this could be great for a party!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Do you, Hippie Juice?!

Have you heard of Hippie Juice?  If you're a 'girlie drink' lover, then this is the 'juice' for you!  We recently went on a scalloping day trip and I made some Hippie Juice, it was a hit!  Especially drinking it ice cold.

It's real simple to make.  

You'll need to go down to your local liquor store.  Grab some Triple Sec, Watermelon Vodka, and Malibu Coconut Rum.  Now, run to your local grocery store and get some Country Time Pink Lemonade mix. The rest of this drink recipe follows:

1 cup Watermelon Vodka
1/3 cup Triple Sec
1/3 cup Coconut Rum
4 scoops (or up to the 1 quart line) Country Time Pink Lemonade

Pour the liquors in a jug of some sort, I used an orange juice jug, then using a funnel pour the lemonade mixture.  Add water close to the top - this part is optional, slice some strawberries and throw those in now - fill rest of jug with water.  Shake, shake, shake.  VIOLA! 

This drink is sure to be a hit at your next party, or swimming get together!  

 Don't forget to get some cheesy pictures of yourself modeling your Hippie Juice! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DIY Summer Top

I brought my sewing machine out and finally made something for myself!  I'm pretty pumped about it, and I've even worn it outside of the house to go eat and shopping. 

I found the tutorial on Sew Caroline's site.  (Go here to find the tutorial for her DIY Sassy Summer Top) She's got a lot of great tutorials, I'm going to try my hand at her tank dress.  Although,  I've made one for myself before and could barely get in it, so I've never actually worn it because it made me mad.

I'm really pleased with  how this turned out and kind of want to make another one using a different fabric.

Oh, and this was made with knit fabric...never have I used it, and it's not really easy to sew with in my opinion. I couldn't get my seams even at all!  That really annoys a person with OCD I'll tell ya!

Dodger, the photo-bomber dog.

 I just paired this top with some black high waist-ed shorts.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dear Blog

Oh how I loathe having a difficult time with being a procrastinator!  Not to mention, not following through with things.  Seriously, I have every good intention of blogging, and continuing to do so, but something in my mind always puts that intention to a halt.  Honestly, not having the internet at home has made it difficult to try and do any kind of branding/sharing.  I don't know how y'all do it!  It's a lot of hard work.

OK, so enough of being Negative Nancy.  I cleaned off our kitchen table and finally brought out the sewing machine.  Trying to teach the kids how to sew has been a challenge!  Our first project has been a pillow.  Probably the easiest thing to make.  I even went and bought some new fabric, in which I'm hoping I'll try my hand at making something for myself (maybe a top?  Dress?).  Having three days off in a row will hopefully give me some time to figure it all out. 

That's kind of a little update for everyone. Not much, but hey, there really hasn't been too much going on other then working and being a mom! 

The picture below was taken on the Fourth of July.  The kids and I were sporting the shirts we made!  We were all very pleased with them, and my husband couldn't believe the finished product of mine.  Seesh, he must not know yet that his wife does have some sort of creative side!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DIY Lip Scrub

Do you have dry lips?  Want to make them smooth?  Well, here's a quick VIDEO tutorial on how to make your very own LUSH Lip Scrub.  Now, I've never been to an actual LUSH cosmetics store, but I want to!  For now, this copycat lip scrub will have to do. 

Head on over to my Youtube channel to check out how to make your own :-)  I've been posting 2 videos a week, so if you want to find out where I've been just subscribe.  I'm going to try and post a separate post here on the blog, that corresponds with the video.