Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sampler Village: Villager Voices Interview & GIVEAWAY ♥ ♥ Soapery S...

Sampler Village: Villager Voices Interview & GIVEAWAY ♥ ♥ Soapery S...: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Meet Robyn Traversie from Soapery Sweet ♥ Please tell the Village about yourself:   Hello...

Etsy shop review - Loops and dots

Needed some small gifts for my son's teachers. I headed to etsy....perhaps some custom notebooks this year!!!

I came across Loopsanddots on etsy . what a great shop!!! and local to boot!

I purchased 2 of these custom notebooks! here

it was so easy I just let her know the color I wanted and what I wanted to say on the cover.... I was shocked at how fast they were done, and since she's out in my area at times she asked if it would be ok to pop them into my mail *THRILLED* no chance of a postal mix up.

I also had a little book made up to write stuff down about my son...those can be found here 

The wrapping papers were just digital download sheets readily found all over etsy! I was so impressed from everything from start to finish! The gifts were loved and if I ever needed something custom like this I would RUN back to this shop in a heartbeat!!!!

all items are purchased FULL PRICE by me therefore an actual non bought review is what you can expect here! as with all items on my blog!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Me and the boy GIVEAWAY - LIVE NOW!

You can find our latest giveaway here! We are giving away one of our 4oz ageless lime and lavender mud mask! Shipped free to you!   ENTER NOW and good luck!


Nail Polish Sleuth: Indie Polish review

Nail Polish Sleuth: Indie Polish: Today I have 2 more great polishes from Indie Polish . This Canadian company makes handmade unique nail polish.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Etsy Review of JDesignsHandmade Graphic Design made with love.

Needed an ad done quick and nice....searched thru etsy,,,,and luckily I came across JDesignsHandmade.
What a great shop! tons of premade etsy banners with basixc packages for 5$ uptp total etsy shop branding packs for 50-55$ A TOTAL STEAL!!!

I only needed a buttion ad and it was easy, just picked the designs I liked and literally typed out what I wanted it to say and told the designer to decide, for what I wanted on it, which one she thought would work best!

It was done fast, and emailed to me the next day. I was thrilled and only paid 6$!!!! and I think it's totally adorable

you tell me?

I would no doubt use this shop fact I am thinking or rebranding a shop with her banner sets now too.

Also she has a special right now that can be found here

Friday, June 14, 2013

Nail Polish Sleuth: Indie Polish Review~~~~

Nail Polish Sleuth: Indie Polish: Here are a couple of great polishes from Indie Polish .  It is a Canadian company that makes unique handmade nail polish. Finding Dory ...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

YELLOW BRICK ROAD BY DEBORAH LIPPMANN Total disappointment......and I so wish it wasn't

so I watched this polish for awhile than one of my fave sites ever announced it would be on sale from 20$ to 11$ so I bought's like at Christmas, when you see the big box the toy should be in.......but someone thought it was funny to put socks in the box....big let down...

At 3 coats is streaky and reminds me of milky egg yolks......i tried with and without a base coat. with and without top's just a crappy yellow polish!!!! so the quest continues! The best yellow polish.

I do have to say I like how it applied.....but that's where the love affair ended.

Sorry.... I wanted to love it.

I apologize for my swatch pic...I have fat hands....and I don't manicure lots but your'e supposed to be focusing on the colors lol

                                                                              SIGH  guess i'll sell it lol

Monday, June 10, 2013

The easiest white bread you'll ever make! I know because i've made it twice in 12 hours!

I think fresh baked bread is seriously indulgent....making it is even better. I PROMISE you the first time you make this it will take  half hr to get it ready before rises....but today I just did it all off the top of my head in about 15 minutes and it's on the rise!.
I\ve never been much of a housewife in the traditional imagine to the look on hubby's face when he came home to fresh baked bread that was them made into fresh french toast in the morning! And my son just thinks i'm not beyond super mom!

here is the recipe I use. I found it searching bread recipes after having issues with crohns and looking for something with no fiber to slow down my system a bit

This is the easiest one-loaf yeast bread you will ever bake. The Super Easy Bread for Beginners recipe produces a soft crust and a moist center using the most basic ingredients that can be found in most kitchens.

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately


  1. In large bowl, add the warm water. Slowly stir in dry yeast. Continue to stir until yeast is dissolved.
  2. Add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk to bowl. Stir.
  3. Mix in the first 2 cups of flour.
  4. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.
  5. You do not need to use up all the flour called for in this recipe, or you may need more flour than called for. The amounts vary depending on many factors, including weather, which is why most bread recipes only give an approximate amount of flour needed.
  6. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
  7. Put dough in buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of dough is greased. Cover and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour.
  8. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead.
  9. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
  10. Form dough into loaf and set in buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  11. Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or clean dishtowel.

easy peasy!!!! and honestly neither time I watched the rising times and it was fine..... SERIOUSLY impressed!!!!! SERIOUSLY!

oh yeah REALLY!!!!! wait for it to cool... I know it's hard but worth the wait! 

2 days later and my son is making it himself...updated june 11th