Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Button Hair Accessory

Oh Pinterest. How I love you. Here's an idea I found there. You'll need:


Glue Gun

Plain Old Bobbies

Pick out a button you'd think would look cute as a hair accessory and glue it with your glue gun to the back of a Bobbie Pin. Let it dry, and easy as that, you have cute pins for your hair! It's a fun easy project and a way to kind of recycle old pins and buttons.

Here's how mine came out:

Here's how they look on: (my hair is dark so in pictures it's a little hard to see! but I think they are cute.)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Neat Nails #2

Here's just ONE neat way to use plain old Scotch Tape to make shapes or strips on your nails:

You'll Need:

2 or 3 nail polish colors
Scotch Tape

1.Before paining your nails cut 10 strips of tape and put them on the edge of a table. You'll come back for those later.

2. Paint your nails one color. Let dry COMPLETELY! I MEAN COMPLETELY!

3.Use 2 strips of tape to create a place to paint a second color to make a stripe.

4.As soon as you paint a strip peel off tape immediately. You should have a perfect stripe.

5. After you do all your nails, let dry. You COULD do a third stripe by using only one piece of tape to cover the middle stripe you've made. Just paint the tip of your nail, pull of tape immediately. You will have 3 stripes of color!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crochet- Krochet Kids International

Check out this site. I want to buy a hat soon! I think this is amazing. Thanks to Ashten for telling me about this site!

Krochet Kids international: Buy a hat. Change a life.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crochet Project - Easy 'Frienship' Bracelets

This summer I wanted to go crazy and make tons of Friendship type bracelets and wear them in large quantities because they look good when you wear more than one together. I went out and bought all this 6 strand floss and embroidery thread. I started to make some bracelets by the traditional braiding way and boy did it take forever! I do not have the patients for multiple day projects that aren't blankets or something bigger than a BRACELET! So I had all this left over thread. I decided to crochet some and 1 bracelet takes less than 5 minutes to complete!

You'll Need:

Different color 6 strand floss or embroidery thread
Crochet Hook (I suggest size E to G...I used F)

1. Cut 4 strands about 18 inches each. (You can trim off the extra at the end)

2. Now using all 4 strings together, do a slip knot

3.Start single crocheting. Keep doing so and size it around your wrist while doing so until you get the size you desire. 

4. On your last single crochet pull the thread all the way through to make the ending knot

EASY! And you're done! Tie them around your wrist just like you would do a Friendship bracelet.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Baking: Pretty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You'll Need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
8 tablespoons of  butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 package of  chocolate chips

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Melt butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl (be careful this melts fast!) Cool completely.

Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

 In a different bowl, mix the cooled butter/peanut butter and sugars.  Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. (Stir with a spoon, no need for a mixer)

Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms.

 My favorite part...Add chocolate chips.

Shape the dough into a ball the size of a golf ball.

 Place on a baking sheet two inches apart and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. (You can decide on how long you want the cookies in the oven. The original recipe says 10-12 minutes, but those came out too doughy to me but you may like doughy cookies)

Let cool a minute or two before taking them off the cookie sheet to a cooling rack.


These are so easy to bake! Try um, you'll be glad you did.

Original recipe from how Sweet it is.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Crochet Project: Easy Hoodie Hat

This is one of the easiest hats you'll ever make! I found it here at  A Beautiful Mess.

You'll need:
•2 colors of yarn (hat color and pom pom color)
•Large crochet hook (I used K, wish I uses larger)
•needle and thread

1. Make a chain as long as it needs to be to fit around the front part of your head like a bonnet.

2. Once you know how big your chain needs to be continue in rows single crocheting. The number of rows depend on the size of your hook and your head. As you go you can test and size it to your head by putting it over your head like a bonnet. Stop when it looks big enough to cover your whole head.

3. Once you have a long rectangular shape that would fit like a hood on your head fold it in half and stitch up one side of the rectangle where the back is going to be. Turn inside out.

4. Take 6 strands of long yarn and loop them through the bottom corners of the hat. Braid the strings and tie a knot at the ends. You can make them any length you'd like.

5. Make a Pom-Pom and sew it on the the top of the hat where it points.

This hat could be for girls or guys...

That's it! The bigger the hook and yarn the faster it will go! This is such an easy and fun hat that fits just like a hood. I love it because it doesn't mess up your hair as much as a tighter beanie would.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I found these cute coffee cups last month while looking for something else at a thrift store Downtown.

I forget what I was looking for but I didn't find it. I did, instead, find these cups. They were $2.00 for the set of three. I bought them because I liked the way they looked. Then when I got home I knew instantly I wanted to use them for some Cactus plants I bought at Lowe's.

I love this! Using cute old mugs or tea cups for plants! Try it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Neat Nails #1

I love painting my nails. I probably change them up once or twice a week. This week I want to show you my polka dot nails. I got the idea from a blog called Cake Darling.

1. Pick out 3 or 4 colors:

2. Paint your main color and let it dry. I like to use Sally Hansen Insta-Dry between each step. Also after your first color dries get your toothpicks or wooden dowels ready.

 3. After your first color has dried dip you toothpick in a different color and dot your nails with the wooden stick. (You can experiment with the size of the dots. The lighter you press the smaller the dots, the more nail polish you use on the stick and the harder you press down will make bigger dots.) Let the first set of dots dry before you do the next set of dots.

TIP: if you use Insta-Dry or any other top coat between colors your polka-dots will look better and the colors will not run.

Try it! It takes patience, but your nails will look so cute!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Here goes nothing...

I'm not sure how I first started obsessing over people's blogs but I'm going to try to start one! I think it was StumbleUpon. (Thanks StumbleUpon) I love reading people's blogs and getting inspired by them. I have noticed the most interesting blogs I've found have only been girls from the Midwest or Canada. I'm from California and it doesn't seem as popular here. Maybe I'm wrong, but as far as crafty, young women writing about things I like everyone seems to live, well not on the West Coast. There's so much to do here in California I will have lots to blog about!
But first I will have to thank my inspirations right now, (as well as hundreds of other people's inspirations)

Elsie at A Beautiful Mess. She has such great style and is so creative! So, this being my first post ever... I hope one day I can become as successful as Elsie. This is her blog advice and I'm going to take it! 5 Tips For Bloggers

Kaylah at daintysquid. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog and Kaylah.This was my very first blog I ever started to follow. She has the cutest kitties!

Check both of them out! Happy Friday Everyone! It's going to be a beautiful weekend.