Monday, October 29, 2012

Hot dog roll ups

Hot dog roll-ups
Lay crescent rolls out flat
Cut a hotdog down the middle leave both ends uncut
Lay hot dog on the crescent roll on the big end
Stuff the middle of hot dog with cheese and roll up

Bake and dip in ketchup and mustard!
Kids love these, fast and easy!!

S'more Bars

S'more Bars
Make like you would rice crispy bars, just replace with golden graham cereal and add about a cup of chocolate chips to the mix right before placing into the pan and top of with a sprinkle of chocolate chips!

Cool and enjoy!!

Pizza Bites

Pizza Bites
  • Canned Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Pepperoni
  • Cheese
I laid out the biscuits, flattened them, filled with pepperoni and cheese. Seal shut and form back into a ball (or close to it) Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian seasoning. Bake till golden brown on top appox. 15-18 minutes at 350. Serve with pizza sauce to dip. 

My kids loved these!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Body Wash - DIY

Dove Body Wash
This is the most amazing DIY body wash ever!! 

2 cups water per bar
Grate bar with a cheese grater into what looks like fine grated cheese, put in a pan, add water and heat on medium heat till soap is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. It will get thicker as it cools. Once cool put into bottles or any container.

**Must use dove moisturizing cream bars or olay moisture bars for this recipe. These are not considered bar soap, but a moisture bar. Any other type of bar soap you end up with either mucus or a hard gelled up glob!!!

I added a little more water to mine to make it a little thinner, once it cools if it is to thick for what you like add a little cool water at a time and stir to get the thickness you prefer. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Gifts -DIY

Gift Baskets
Made up a gift basket tonight, one of many that I will be making for   Christmas!
  • Mint Mocha Scrub
  • Brown Sugar Scrub
  • Citrus Sugar Scrub
  • Stress Relief Shea Butter bar with apricot seed
  • Candle
  • Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament for the tree
I can't wait to give this basket to someone special!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade Laundry Soap
Found this recipe on Pinterest, made a double batch tonight!! I have enough laundry soap to last a lifetime!! The smell is amazing!!

1 4lb 12oz box of Borax
1 3lb 7oz Arm & Hammer Super Washing  Soda
1 3lb Sun Oxy or Oxyclean
2 bars Zote Soap or Fels Naptha
1 4lb Baking Soda
1-2 bottles Purex Fabric Softner Crystals

Layer and mix as you go!!

2 tbsp per load  *I use the scoop from the sun oxy, 1 scoop per load.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

DIY - Rake

Rake Head Hanger

Old rake cleaned and matte clear coated, hang on the wall!!

  • Belts
  • Wine glasses
  • Necklaces

Sugar Scubs

Brown Sugar Scrub

Took an amazing detox bath a few nights ago, at the end I used my homemade brown sugar scrub. My skin has never felt so soft!!

  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Oil (any kind you wish, mineral, baby ect...) I used baby oil.
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Mix well and package.

****make sure you use a plastic spoon to scoop some out to use, you do not want to get water in the container****

Coffee Scrub

1 cup brown or white sugar
5 tbsp Coffee grounds
1/3 cup Oil (any kind, mineral, baby...ect)
2 tsp Vanilla extract

Mix well, package and enjoy!! I have also added a dash of peppermint extract for a peppermint coffee scent!

Lemon Sugar Scrub

3 cups Sugar
3/4 cup Oil (any you wish)
Juice from 2 lemons
Zest from those 2 lemons
2 tbsp Vanilla extract

Mix well, put into containers. Enjoy!!


Cinnamon Applesauce Stars

I made 2 pans of these today. The house smelled great, they turned out great!! Cant wait to get them all strung and get them on my tree! Many great uses!
  • Tie to gift bags or presents
  • Mason jars
  • Mix into garland for Fall and Christmas
  • Skip putting in holes and mix into potpourri
Simple to make!! Mix applesauce and cinnamon till it become dough, roll out and cut out shapes with cookie cutters!! If it is to wet it won't roll out right, it will be a sticky mess, just add more cinnamon.