Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mini Cupcakes. Cute and tasty.

I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself. I made these mini cupcakes for the class party on Friday. I even made and tinted the buttercream frosting. I had never decorated cupcakes like this. I always just spatula the the frosting on. It was fun to do it this way and turned out so darn cute! Oh, they taste really good too.

I wish I would have made chocolate cupcakes instead of white. The orange frosting would have looked better. Oh well.

xo M

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cosmetic Brushes

Okay ladies. You need to wash your cosmetic brushes. If you own nicer quality brushes you should take care of them. Many women are using mineral make up now days. This make up is usually applied with a brush. If you own one you should keep it clean. Most nice brushes are made with natural fibers than can be washes like hair. AND no one likes dirty hair...especially on your face! Ewww.

Some brushes that I keep clean are my eyeshadow, powder eyeliner, blush, mineral make up, and bronzer.

Here is what you do. Use a bowl and add some warm water and a few drop of your favorite shampoo. Swirl the brush around. You will be shocked at how much old make up comes out. It may make the water look like mud. Take the wet soapy brush and swirl it around in the palm of your hand, rinse, and start the process over. Do this until you feel like it is clean. Make sure to rinse well. While doing this keep the hairs nice and maintain the shape of the brush. Once it is washed and rinsed shake out the excess water. Set out to dry.

Having quality makeup brushes is important. Your makeup will go on better and the brushes can last for years.

Hope this helped. You all look beautiful!

xo M

The photo shows my freshly cleaned brushes laying out to dry.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sorta been dreamin'.

Sorta been dreaming of Disneyland. We were there last year during October. We had such an amazing time. Wish we could be there again.

We bought tickets to the "Trick or Treat on the Street" party at California Adventure. They shut the park down and only allowed a certain number of guests in for the trick or treat extravaganza. They handed out pounds of candy throughout the park, had special shows, and of course a parade. The characters were dressed up too.

We dressed up as a royal family. A few young girls asked for photos with us and one asked my husband for his autograph. Funny. I think they thought we were Disney people??

Trick or treating just won't be the same this year without Mickey and friends.

xo M

The photos are from our trip and 6x6 scrap book pages I made. The best photo is of us on the roller coaster in our costumes! WEE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Now this is something you can sink you teeth into!

Carmel apple anyone? How can you not love such a treat? These turned out so pretty and tasty too.

We used carmel and chocolate chips. Melt the carmel, coat the apple, then roll in your favorite candy treat. Put it in the fridge for about an hour. Once the carmel is set up you can slice it up or eat it off the stick. We let ours sit at room temperature so they wouldn't be so hard.

One hint. Once you wash the apple make sure you dry it thoroughly. The water will not allow the carmel to stick.

Gather the kids around for this one and make sure you load one up for your self!

xo M