Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Re-fashion your old sweater into cute winter wear

Time: 40 minutes with lace and buttons. 20 minutes without
Supplies:  sweater, pins, scissors, sewing machine, thread, (embellishments optional)
Skill level:  easy
 
Happy Thanksgiving
This is my favorite holiday (okay, maybe Christmas; it's hard to say).

I just love getting together with family and having nothing more pressing to do than talk, play, and EAT.  

Our family has gotten so large--18 adults (I have 7 siblings; and they're all married) and 34 grandkids--that it's become quit the bash.  And it's not just a meal.  It's an all-day event (none of this leaving early to start Black Friday at 6pm on THANKSGIVING!). 

After a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, we usually meander to different rooms for different activities:  games, movies, sports, crafts, karaoke.  
Sound familiar to anyone?
Or are we the only ones who marathon party this way?  

If you are like us.
And need a craft idea for when the party breaks up.
Try this:

Everyone has an old sweater that could use recycling.  Or if you need gift ideas for Christmas on a budget, this one is--FREE and quite fun to make!  Even for beginners.

Have a wonderful holiday.
Miriam


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Triple French Braid Volcano Bun

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 3 small elastics, 1 soft elastic, bobby pins
Skill level:  medium

I love this do!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Potato Cheese Soup and Bread Bowls Recipe

Time:  
     Soup-20 min prep; cooks for 40 minutes.  (serves 8)
     Bread Bowls-20 minute prep; 1-2 hours rising time, bakes for 15 minutes. (serves 8)

It's that time again:  crisp cool air, overcast days, my toes freezing off the minute I step out of bed.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

How to make Floral Headband Wreath Crowns

Time:  25 minutes
Supplies:  green floral wire, random floral stems, bendable twig-looking branch (watch & see what I mean. Mine was $1),          wire cutters
Skill level:  medium

I had so much fun making these wreaths.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bohemian Twists with Buns

Time:  12 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 2 clear elastics, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy+

I am so sorry for

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bohemian 1/2 up Headband Wrap

time:  20 minutes
supplies:  brush, stretchy headband, curling iron or wand, bobby pins
skill level:  easy

Have you ever had one of those days?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Waterfall braid with a Bow & Curls

Time:  20 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 4 clear elastics, bobby pins, hairspray, curling iron or wand
Skill level:  medium

This is my cute friend Brinley.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fast & Easy Fishtail Top Knot Bun

Time:  3 minutes
Supplies:  brush, elastic, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy

I am loving this summer weather!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bohemian Twist with Rope Braid

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush/comb, hairspray, bobby pins, elastic
Skill level:  medium

We've got a great summer look for you.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Great updo hairstyle for short/fine hair

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 3 small elastics, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy

So you  may have noticed (if you've watched my video below)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Giveaway! Good Summer Reads?

When you see this picture what does it make you think of?
Homework?  1800's classics?  Your grandpa's bookshelf?  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Quick & Easy Bandana Bun

Time:  2 minutes
Supplies:  bandana or fabric strip approximately 2" x 30", brush, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy

Two important topics today for me to tell you about...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Decorating ideas using simple baseboards



I have been having so much fun with baseboard molding.  
You can do all kinds of things with it!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

No Heat Curls! Beachy waves without heat damage

Time:  13 minutes
Supplies:  brush/comb, 10-15 (2x12 fabric strips--I used flannel) hairspray
Skill Level:  medium (only because you have to tie a one-handed knot)

You may have noticed my LOVE of pin curls.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Elastic Diamond Shaped Lace Hairstyle

Time:  20 minutes
Supplies:  several small elastics, comb for parting
Skill level:  medium

Thought we'd shake this up from the previous
 posts about prom fun with