April 15, 2013

Julep review


I have finally found a nail company that I like! I do not like all that they offer, but I do like most of the colors. I have found that as long as I put 2-3 coats on, the colors are perfect for me and cover well. I even do my toes. I stopped doing that when I was pregnant with the twins because I couldn't see or reach my toes! So now 5 years later, Im back at it, finally

 You can become a Julep Maven by taking taking the style quiz. Its a short style focused quiz to find your inner and true fashion. Then after, they show you what group you fall into and the colors and items that go with that style. Very simple.

The colors are named after women who inspire. My favorite right now is ALLY.

The little flower on my nail was created by using the other 2 colors that came in this months box.

I also used these 2 on my toes.

They also have products for skin and nail care. Julep Nail Color is “4-free” and does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to organizations that support women through their Powered by Girlfriends program.

April 11, 2013

Snickerdoodle Cake with Vanilla Topping

1 cup flour                          1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar                         2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup melted butter        1/2 cup milk
1 egg
Pre  heat oven to 400F
Sift flour and combine all the dry ingredients in a med. sized bowl.
Mix wet ingredients separately.
Then combine both mixtures and mix well. By hand or mixer. I used mixer.
Bake in a buttered 8" pan (or your pan choice) for 20 - 30 min. I cooked it until a tooth pick came out clean.
Cool completely.
Vanilla Whipped Topping:
Combine all in a medium bown and beat with beaters until stiff peaks form. Refridgerate.


No yeast pizza crust

2 c. flour (white or wheat)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 c. water (give or take)
1/4 c. Vegetable oil
1. Mix flour, salt, baking powder and water in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2.Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until well mixed an
forms a ball.
3. Place into a sheet pan or a pizza pan and flatten out to the edges.

4. Top with your favorite fixings.

5. Bake at 425 F until done.
That's it. Very simple and very yummy!

 My kids love homemade pizza! What they are not fond of are the fat shells they sell at the local stores. They hate thick crust. I hate all the extra crap they put in them. So when my oldest son, now 21, stated he learned how to make a yeast free crust, my interest peaked. Its a basic and very simple crust to make and even I cant mess it up!

April 2, 2013

SOFT SCRUB 4-IN-1 TOILET CARE Review and Giveaway

As a mom to 6 kids at home and 1 who visits, a lot, Im always looking for things to make life just a bit easier. So when I was sent this 4-in-1 for the potty, I was stoked! Less work for me YIPPEE!!!
Soft Scrub 4-in-1
  • Cleans Toilets
  • Prevents Future Buildup
  • Fights Toilet Ring
  • Freshens up to 4 weeks

  • The new Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care is available at Walmart for less than $2 and freshens up to 4 weeks.
    It attaches easily to the side of the potty and even tho it doesn't look snug, it is! As of now its withstanding 2 5 year olds who love to flush the potty even if they don't use it!
    The Soft Scrub Brand provided me with a full sized product sample of Soft Scrub 4-in-1 toilet care in exchange for my review. All the opinions I have expressed are my own.
    Soft Scrub is also hosting 2 sweepstakes. Here is the link. You can also use the link to sign up for their special offers and emails.
    Enter the copter below for your chance to win 1 of 2 coupons for a FREE Soft Scrub product!
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    prepping the yard

    This is the time of year when my brain goes on overdrive trying to figure out how to do the yard for the spring/summer. This year we have a house so I can go a little on the wild side. Within reason, according to my hubby! And because we are on a strict budget, I have to use around the house stuff. So I searched the sites,all the recycling sites, I knew, and came up with a few ideas. Pintrest was a hoot to look at. I'm low on money and talent so it does have to easy or pretty simple!

    From Pintrest: Use newspapers to line the garden bed. No weeds! And its green! The paper will decompose in about 18 months!

    Jar lanterns. You can have any color sand or stone on the bottom. Mason jars can be really cheap if you can find them at yard/tag/garage sales.
    Gnome/Fairy home.
    But my favorite, since we use a lot of them, are the cans!
    You can paint ANY cans such as coffee or soup or whatever and hang them with wire. The more colorful the better but I'm sticking with blue since we have paint leftover from painting the kitchen and boys rooms.