Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday Random: Christmas time is my favorite!!

So Christmas is just right around the corner and it's getting here quickly.  I am not ready for the gift aspect of Christmas, but I am ready for the family part.  Spending time with family during the holidays is my favorite thing ever. Every year I decide to make my Christmas gifts instead of buy them, because I feel like homemade gifts are way more special than store bought gifts..(plus, I am so's no joke) And I of course decide to make these gifts a month before every single year..sometimes I wish I could get one of Santas elves to come help me out to get them done faster. For this Christmas post I decided to share some beautiful winter photos I have found on Pinterest, plus add some Christmas gift DIY's (another strange thing, is I am looking forward to some snow this year, but of course I want it when I have no where to go..that's when it's the prettiest).....Merry Christmas Everyone!!


Anyone that knows me personally, knows that I absolutely hate snow..but...this year I am ready for it..this is too gorgeous!

Comfy Cozy

Cute little Christmas Mobile DIY   click on the link to learn how to create it

Adorable Gingerbread ornaments
Cinnamon Dough Ornament Recipe

2 C. flour

1 C. salt
5 t. cinnamon
3/4 to 1 C. water

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in water gradually to make dough. (Tip: If it sticks to your hands - add more flour, If it crumbles - add water) Knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out dough to desired thickness can range from 1/4 - 3/4 inch thick.

Note: The thicker the longer it will take to bake.

Use cookie cutters to create teddy bears, gingerbread people, and holiday shapes. Use a straw to make a hole so you can hang the ornament.

Baking: - Check After 45 minutes - 1 hour

Temperature: 325°F.
Time: 1 1/2 hours - varies based on thickness, bake until dry.

Let cool before you begin to decorate. Paint with acrylic paints. Glue on fun eyes, buttons, ribbon, or any fun accessory. Coat with acrylic varnish when everything is dry, this is optional.

My homemade stocking I made from a goodwill sweater..

Snow Globes...I have become obsessed and have made way too many..some have little animals in them :)




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday Hair Do: Fishtail Braid

It's been over a month since I posted anything to the blog mainly because I have been pretty busy with school and working.  The holidays also keep me busy because I feel the need to make every single person in my family a handmade gift two months before Christmas. (I am very good at procrastinating,hehe)  Anyways, I have been wearing my hair in a fishtail braid a lot lately and I have had tons of people ask me how to do it, (even one of the ladies at the city office asked me), so I decided to share the video that taught me how to do it.  I hope this video is helpful!   

***Note*** I actually don't put an elastic around my hair to make a ponytail first, I find it easier and quicker to just pull your hair to the side like you're making a ponytail and go from there, but if you are particular about the sleekness, then you can follow the complete video instructions.

This is a tutorial by Lauren Conrad. :) enjoy!!