Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yummy with a capital "Y" - Homemade donut holes!

Well, well. What do we have here? How about some YUMMY donut holes?

I saw this idea on a TV show and had to make it my own. It turned out awesome and was super easy to make.

Break open a tube of biscuit dough from the grocery store. Role pieces of the dough into donut hole sizes. The kids enjoyed doing that part.

Heat a pot of oil. I used canola oil.

While the oil is heating up I got brown paper bags. I put a bit of white sugar, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg into the paper bags.

I also mixed a side of powdered sugar with milk. This made a sort of glaze.

Once the oil was heated I carefully placed some of the rolled dough into the pot. I turned them frequently to brown on all sides.

Once golden brown I place them on a paper towel for just a moment then put a few in the brown bag with sugar mix. The boys bunched up the top of the bags and shook them. They were coated in sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mmmmmmm

I drizzled with the glaze and ATE them!! Warm and yummy.

Super easy and not very time consuming. Loved it. Hope you do too. Please comment and let me know what you think.

Made approx. 24-30 donut holes.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Asian Flair Chicken - Great for grilling.

This is Called Korean BBQ Chicken Marinade. It is a quick and easy marinade to make ahead and I usually have the ingredients on hand. Super simple with a lot of flavor.

I mixed together 1 cup each of white sugar, soy sauce and water. Add onion powder, ground ginger, and garlic to taste. I added about 1 teaspoon of the onion powder and ginger and one clove of garlic. You bring those ingredients to a light boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool you can add some lemon or lime juice as well as hot chili paste or hot pepper flakes to add some spice.

I pounded down some chicken breasts so they would cook evenly. I place them in a zip-lock bag an refrigerated for about four hours. There is enough marinade for 6 or 8 chicken breasts. You could set some aside to spoon over rice and use the rest for the marinade. They cooked for a few minutes on each side. I cooked two in a frying pan of sorts and cooked the others on an outdoor gas grill. Both were quick, easy, and yummy. I would use fresh ginger if it was available. Enjoy!

Please let me know if you try it or if I missed something.

xo M

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pretty nails

I don't wear artificial nails but I do usually wear polish. For some ladies keeping polish on natural nails can be challenging. I have found these items that seem to keep the polish on longer.

There is a top coat and base coat from Creative nails. The top coat is called "Speedy" and the base coat is called "Sticky". I also use and "orange wood stick" to clean up when I color outside the lines. The can is purchased from Sally's Beauty Supply. It is Beauty Secrets Nail Enamel Dryer. It helps dry the polish faster. I apply the sticky, then two coats of polish, then one coat of speedy, then I wait a few minutes and spray with the dryer.

I usually treat my self to pedicures but do my own nails. I end up polishing about once a week. The polish does not peel off it just gets rough looking.

Pretty nails are always in style.

Crafty card

Here is a card I made a while back. I like the blue and brown together. I used Stampin' Up punches for the flowers and added a button. On the inside I stamped with craft ink.

Thanks for lookin'

Have an easy day.

xo M

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Guess how much we made on our unwanted treasures?

The garage sale was crazy busy.

Take a guess!

Pretty lashes

Aren't these pretty? Just wanted to show you some recent lash extensions I did.

The ladies have been lovin' them. I think when the weather warms up people want the lashes. It's way easier than mascara. A lot of my clients are going on vacations and want to lay by the beach or pool with out worrying about mascara running down their face.

These are very light and natural. It wasn't a full set. Only 75% of her lashes were full in this photo. Still very pretty.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pretty hair

Here is my fabulous client Melissa. Her color looks so great!

Love ya Mis! Love your hair do too!

OMG - What a mess!

Here it is. My shame. My mess. My GARAGE SALE. Hope people come and buy this stuff.

We have a four car over sized garage. We have managed to fill three of the four! Can you believe it. This goes to show ya that people have more than they need. I am embarrassed.

Lesson...don't do this!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gift for friends at school

These are the DVD packaged up to give to each student. I shared it with the class today and they loved it. It's fun for little people to see themselves up on screen and hear cool music. They were so excited that they each got to take one home. So fun!

The stamp on the back says "Time spent with friends is time well spent." It is from Stampin' Up as well as the butterfly. The flowers on the front were cut from the Cricut machine and are stuck on the outside of the DVD package.

As always, you can click on the photo to enlarge it.

xo M

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

DVD Teachers gift

This is a fun thing I made to give to the teacher. I spent some quality time making a DVD of photos from the classroom. The pictures were from the entire year. The DVD had music, fades, the whole ball of wax. It was really fun to make. I burnt a copy of the DVD and a separate music CD for her. At the last minute I decided that presentation was suddenly important to me. Soooo...I ended up with this! I thought it wasn't that bad for a quick crafty item. One side has the CD the other has the DVD. I know the two sides are a bit different in height but at that point it didn't matter. It was gonna have to do. Sorta cute don't ya think?

Her classroom theme is Butterfly's and the front says "Life gives you many reasons to smile." The DVD had photos of all the students and various activities they did throughout the year.

You can click on the photo to see a larger view.

xo M

Oh, one more thing. The ribbon is attached to the actual folder. :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This is my question. Summer camp, nanny, or nothin'?

So tell me what you or someone you know does with their school aged kids during the summer? I especially would like to know what working moms do. Daycare, family, friends, day camp...? I work part time and it's always a challenge as to what is going to work for the summer months. I have hired a nanny this year. That gets expensive! Looking forward to your input.

xo M

Monday, June 2, 2008

Well how about this "handy" product?! I know, that wasn't funny.

It's made by Dial and called color clean. I bought it for the little people who live here. They don't seem to ever really wash very well. I kinda think this helps. It has little blue beads that fade away after you have been washing long enough. The beads get in between little fingers and all those places they forget about. The pump doesn't allow a whole lot to come out. Maybe it's meant to be used sparingly.

That's my this and that for now. Till next time. Have an easy day.

xo M

Just a tired rant.

Oh man. I am soooo tired. I went to bed late then I ended up waking up at 1AM with my stomach turning. We had gone to Claim Jumpers for a retirement party and apparently my dinner did not sit well with me. I ended up throwing up and tossing and turning for a long time before drifting off to sleep. I was wiped out this morning. My poor kids must think I am the grumpiest mom ever. So, yuck. That's all I can say..YUCK. I have to work all day too. I can't wait to rest my head on my cold pillow.

Have an easy day.