Thursday, November 3, 2011

Whats the one?!?!

I have been in a rut about my makeup lately. I have used the same stuff for yeaaars and usually I find my favorites on accident.
I  need some help. and I am truly curious. 

what is THE ONE item of make up you simply cannot live with out. 
not just mascara or lip gloss.... 
be specific.

mine right now is 

I use it as a base for everything. 
before my eyeshadow. 
before my lippy
over my zits - before my normal concealer
and under my eyes. 
a little dab'l do ya wonderrrrs.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Whoa! October was crazzzy! I cant believe yesterday was Halloween and now were into November! YOWZA! I guess I shouldnt be tooooo surprised since Hobby Lobby had Christmas stuff up in September. I kid you not! Anywho, regardless of my job, I would be sharing this wonderful news. TS has provided delicious and affordable gifts.  If your throwing a holiday party, let me bring the food!! Trust me, you will want to try this toffee cheese ball and the wild rice soup. Can you believe there are only 54 days left till Christmas???

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


107 new pins.

cuz Im cool like like.
seriously though,

Coconut crusted french toast??..... 




Monday, October 10, 2011

its official

check out my new website! I even have a "story" and a picture :)

also, here is a super yummy recipe for your H.ween party!

Happy Halloween Dip

8 oz. softened cream cheese

1 Tbsp. hot sauce

1 large orange bell pepper

2-3 large pitted black olives (optional)

Tortilla chips or corn chips

Combine first 3 ingredients; chill 2 hours. Lay the orange pepper

on its side; slice off the top side to make an opening in the pepper.

Carve a face, leaving the stem as the nose. Remove seeds and

ribs from pepper. If desired, before filling with dip, slice black olives

in half and press behind the eyes and mouth to make them more

distinct. Fill pepper with dip. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.

Makes 10-12 servings.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

what makes me smile?

apparently watching TV commercials......

     Check out this adorable commercial. It made me smile and I watched it 10 times.

Lowes, really? Because of this, I may just start shopping at your place instead of Home Depot even though your a whole 700 feet further.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

"Aracnus Deathicus"

 um. really? That has GOT to be deadly.

Or, if you are not on fbook.

......if that last one doesnt kill you.

this WILL.

just by looking at it.

Thaaaaaank you Oklahoma for making me love spiders even more.

(yes, those are babies on its back)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lacey Earring Holder

 I think I saw this idea like 72 years ago on someones blog, then I forgot about it, then I remembered it, then I couldnt find the exact tutorial that I wanted so I decided to wing it. I am sure you have probably seen this before but oh well. For all you non-crafters, this was a cinch.There are lots of tutorials out there.... THIS one was cute and practical too...

Pretty much all I did was get a cheap frame, get some cheap lace, found some ribbon at my house, and there you have it. ha. I tacked down the lace super tight before hot glueing the ribbon. You need to ribbon so the lace has something to grasp to. 

before you start, glue ribbon at the top, inside area of your frame for your studs or snappy back earrings...
 flip over your frame so its facing down..... lay the lace over the back
 Tac the lace in corners and middles and make sure its TIGHT.....

Then measure ribbon...remember, its ok if its not pretty. its the back.
I started with the top strip of ribbon.... in the MIDDLE and went out. As you glue with one hand, pull the lace tight with the other. So, I kept the tacs in place but still pulled it tight with my fingers, glued a 2-3 inch strip and then pressed the lace down.  ( PS make sure you have a way to hang this before starting... I put on two saw tooth hangers in the corners before hand.)

 on the bottom ribbon, you can leave some openings to hand necklaces around the frame, if you want...

then I just cut off the lace around the edges

I forgot to do the inside ribbon strip till I was finished with the back so I had to reinforce it with a middle piece.

Like I said, you can glue the lace to the inside area of the back of the frame, like where the piece of glass lays, just remember to put your ribbon piece down first. It depends on what you want. With the lace on the very back, the earring backs are pressed against the wall, maybe a little more secure but you have to slide them in at an angle. It was just the easiest way to glue to the back.  With the lace on the inside, you have more room between the wall to slide earrings in. I tripled up on my side strips of ribbon so there was more room between the wall and frame.... Do what you want.

There you have it!
 I love it. It took about 20 min. If its not perfect, I am sorry, just fix it. lol. I just thought I would share my latest masterpiece ;)

If you make one or know of a better way to do this, I would love to see it or hear from you!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drum Roll Pleeease

Ok, peeps.
You asked for it! My awesome sister is doing
a product review and giveaway.

In the mean time... can I show you something that I am just absolutely giddy about?
love them.
coat/bag hangers for behind my door.
These (although very cheap) will come out of my birthday fund.
which i am ok with.

Friday, September 16, 2011


 Its been a little freezier here in the big OK and I have been loving every second. I have waited 4 long years for the chance to wear my coats and scarves. So far, we have pulled out the winter boots (to keep out tootsies warm), opened the windows for a nice breeze, and lit up the autumn candles. You cant tell by the pic but we are super happy about it all.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

this just in!

BEFORE 9/19!!

 I told you I would get you free things right?

Well, you have 4 more days to order your favorite spring/summer item. The cut off date for our spring/summer line of foods was extended because of how awesome they are this year. So go order!!
If you order 12 (dont ask me why you may want this many at once...) you get 10% off.

So hurry!
Go HERE to order!

My last spring/summer order has these items on it:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bye bye Summer

 To give summer one last HOORAH!, I held a little gathering (aka open house) at mi casa. Lots of ladies from church came for one last chance at our Spring/Summer line of yummness. It was a total hit! We had about 20+ chicas havin a grand ol time. I had a chance to answer their questions, chit chat, and we all stuffed our faces. I am quite the procrastinator and I started preparing for the open house the night before aroudn ooooh, 9 pm. I was just till 2 then got up early to finish my last little details. I spoiled these ladies and let them try nearly double the amount of samples you would at a normal party. I had some extras on hand so I whipped them up at the last second.
mixy mixy
we even had some casualties

dip line up

cheese ball line up

um ya, only one of my favorite products.

my favorite.

We had a three way tie for our top selling items! 
They were:
and my all time favorite (my dad ordered 3 boxes....)

 Im still a little bitter that the Hoppin' Jalapeno and Bacon Dip mix is discontinued..

What is the worst thing you procrastinated on? Did it turn out? Please give me some tips on better procrastination skills :)

Then what?

So, I fell in love.

Here is the story:  I went to this party one time that had really delicious foods. Then I realized that these food products were a really awesome price. Then we got C's medical bills in the mail. Then I realized I needed more moo-lah. Then I thought to myself, well since I am in love. I might as well share the love. So then what? I started working for this company called Tastefully Simple. Then I realized I could use my old blog (the one your reading) as a way to document my T.S. journey. Then I realized the name of my blog fit PERFECT. So, now, here I am. So follow me and my journey in paying off C's bills... er... I mean sharing the love for Tastefully Simple (T.S.). Because in reality I am doing both. Add this blog to your readers, pins, feeds, whatever they are called cuz I will post recipes, giveaways (and if your the only one following me you have a MUCH greater chance of winning.... doi), dates for parties, gift ideas, .... lots of interesting stuff.

to shop my site go HERE

 To learn how you can host a party 
and receive free products go HERE


Friday, March 11, 2011


 Yesterday I felt like chocolate.....

this morning I felt like having berry...

now it will be chocolate covered berries


Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have been wanting to do this for at least a year. 

No more pureed carrots smushed in it....
(well there probably will be a little still)

no more pulling on it like I am a horse...

no more getting stuck behind my back when I look over my shoulder while driving...

no more putting it up on my head every night before bed....

now Im just worried I may look bald in my grad cap in May.

but Im crazy out it... to say the least.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Oats & Scotch cookies

Thats right my friends, I made some cookies and they were gooooood!! I started this recipe hunt with good intentions. Here was my train of thought(s):

"well, Im trying to watch what I eat so Ill look for something sugar free, possibly with no egg yolks..."

"Hm.. nothing looks good... what am I craving?'


"What about a 'breakfast cookie'?"


"mmmm.... butterscotch. Oatmeal and buterscotch"
And here we have the winning ticket that stole my heart tonight. 
and my stomach. 
and my ability to stand up straight or tighten my ab muscles.

Read more about it at,1810,154187-238193,00.html
Content Copyright © 2011 - All rights reserved.
1 c. butter
1 3/4 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 lg. eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. quick oats
1 tsp. soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. water
1 c. butterscotch morsels
1 c. chopped nuts
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla, flour, oats, soda and salt. Add alternately to creamed mixture. Stir in the morsels and nuts. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are lightly browned.

Make them.

What are your favorite recipe sites?  A "go-to" site for me has always been!