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Archive for January, 2011

Surfer Hair!



My DB giving me a big “CHEESE”!

So, with the cold outside and the warm inside we decided to do hair today. Cut and styled …I think he looks pretty good! I used Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Strong Texture Paste to make it hold up. I love the fact that it creates that windswept look with very little effort on my part. That tousled wild look reminds me of summer days at the lake. Can’t wait for summer to get here. 🙂

(Disclaimer:   All opinions and thoughts on this material and product are mine and mine alone.  As a part of the review process, I did receive the product being reviewed in order to give my honest thoughts on it.  I was not (and will never be) paid for a review with a certain outcome.)

Valentines Table Runner

I have been out of it for most of the month due to sickness in my home as well as a case of “lazy bones”. LOL. I will be posting some things that I am working on soon. As for today, I wanted to share something from another great blogger. Love, love, love this table runner….

Sherri did an awesome job on this. It is simple but very pretty! You can check out her tutorial here.

Super Bowl Sunday…Truffle Football Cupcakes!

Ok…so this is not a recipe for the cupcakes themselves. 🙂 Mostly just for the truffles and you can decorate your favorite cupcakes with them or just put them in a bowl and enjoy!

You will Need:
* 3 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
* 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
* 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2/3 cup crushed granola cereal with oats and honey
* 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
* 2 tablespoons shortening
* 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting, divided
* Green paste food coloring
* 36 cupcakes of your choice

Directions:
* In a microwave, melt white candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and cereal. Chill for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
* Shape into 1-in. balls; form each ball into football shape and set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip footballs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper; let stand until set, about 30 minutes.
* Pipe frosting laces onto footballs. Tint remaining frosting green, using a 233 or 234 tip, pipe grass over cupcakes. Just before serving, insert a toothpick into each football. Insert toothpick into cupcake to position football. Yield: 3 dozen.

Done!!! Thanks go out to my favorite recipe collectors of all time. I have received several books published by them..Taste of Home! You can check out many of their great recipes online at http://www.tasteofhome.com. 
(I have not been compensated by Taste of Home..just love their books!

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