Thursday, March 27, 2008

This young lady has one incredible shop. I was holding Maylee cause thats all I do nowadays (sigh) and I was messing around on here and I come across Miss Meander’s shop...I was in awe. I have never seen such a cool awesome,unique,gorgeous,wonderful,bootylicious,incredible,fantastic,accessory in all my life! I NEEEEEED one of these...Oh god I NEEEEEEEED it.....

Anyhoo...Go hit her
shop up and tell her Libby sent you over. She says she will give two of you guys a 5 dollar credit to use in her store...5 bucks off whatever you want.She also does custom orders too, and she also makes those super cool Kanzashi hairpieces I blogged about...she is talented!

here and check out the goods!

Oh yeah I aint doing this because of her offering credits and whatnot to you all. I was gonna blog about her shop anyways and I had sent her a convo telling her how awesome she is and she made me this offer...I like to blog about other peoples stuff. I am just continually amazed at the talent out there! I just love the internet and I LOVE ETSY!!! And I love you Miss Meander wherever you are!!!

New craft I wanna try out....always trying new stuff!


I am always looking for new stuff to try out, especially since the clothing business has one foot in the grave...sales are THAT bad, yes..anyhoo...I found this shop on Etsy (I cant stay off of there!) Called Atelier Kanawa

She has the most incredible hair accessories. I watch foreign movies mostly and I had always seen stuff like this in the Japanese movies we watch and I LOVED these hair accessories but never in a million years dreamed I may be able to make such a thing. Now thanks to a sweet young mama, and youtube, I think I can!

I found this user named meandrousart
She has all these videos on how to do stuff but the videos for Kanzashi is what your looking for. Just type in Kanzashi in the search box on her profile page and all of them come up. She shows how to make the frame for the flowers, how to make the flowers, and how to do pretty much the whole thing.Here is the first video just to give you a taste!

She has others just go look!

There is a website based in Japan that has all of the supplies you need to do this with the name is Zipangu-Treasures and they have pretty much whatever you need to make these things. The only thing that I know you could not find here in a zillion years is the "bira-bira" This thing:
It is shiny and looks really cool! I know you could never find this thing here so you would have to buy it on this site. The fabric, you could use a rayon or silky fabric..especially for starters...from the fabric store. When you get good at it then get the expensive stuff! LOL

You could also buy the hair combs and pins from any random store that carries such stuff, or heck, you may have some laying around the house!

This looks like fun and I wanna do it!! I am excited. I need to go get some silky fabric and find some rice glue?? Hmmm...maybe I could use Noor's rice to make glue? LOL I need a hairpin too...I think I may hit up Dollar Tree cause I am a cheapskate...and broke due to the aforementioned business in reference to a grave.....I just wonder if EVERYONE is having bad sales or if its just me?? Maybe my stuff sucks? I am starting to wonder seriously!

When I make one of these things I am gonna post pictures!! I promise! My hubby is gonna think i am hot in one of those things! YAY!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I was messing around on this recipe site last night and I found some really interesting recipes I thought I would share with you guys. The first recipe is for a Big Red cake...yeah Big red like the soft drink.

big red cake

1 package (18 oz. size) white cake mix
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1 egg, beaten
1 can (12 oz. size) strawberry flavored soda
1/4 cup oil
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Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 13x9 baking pan.

Combine cake mix, soda, eggs and egg whites, and oil until thoroughly mixed and all ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake as directed on the box. Place cake pan on wire rack to cool.

Frost with your favorite frosting.

Here is another, hehehe this one almost sounds gross...

Dr Pepper Spaghetti

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (12 oz.) can Dr. Pepper
2 (8 oz.) cans Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 (16 oz.) package Spaghetti Noodles, cooked
1 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
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Brown ground beef in a large Dutch oven. Drain well. Add onion and seasonings. Cook about 5 minutes; add Dr. Pepper, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce and cook an additional 5 minutes. Stir in cooked and drained spaghetti. Stir in cheese. Pour 1/2 of spaghetti mixture into a well greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Pour remaining spaghetti into a foil casserole pan and cover tightly with foil. Date, label, and place in the freezer. It's 2 complete meals in the time it took to cook one!

Nutrition 267 calories 9 grams fat 24 grams protein 22 grams carbohydrate 54 mg. cholesterol 571 mg. sodium

Yum....And here is another for root beer bread...this sounds decent, if I had an oven I would try this!

root beer bread

1 quart root beer
1/2 cup shortening
2 pkgs yeast,
dissolved in
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon salt
2/3 cup molasses
3 cups rye flour or whole-wheat flour
7 cups white flour

I didnt quite catch the instructions but you can click the link to go check it out.

YUM....Cant wait to try the Dr Pepper Spaghetti!!!

A friend from my Hippiesew group mentioned a new site to sell on that she found...I checked it out. They are having this deal where if you join and list at least 1 item NOW before March 31st they wil waive the 25 dollar registration fee and ALL FEES INVOLVED IN SELLING!!! Yes, you heard me right **FREE SELLING** they will do this for 1 full year but you gotta act NOW. The 31st is coming up quick!

Here is my shop Auroras Garden

The site is called

If you sell go check this out, hey its free! You cant beat free! This adds a wee bit more profit back to you that you dont have to spend selling...usually we are only out a few dollars total but still it adds up guys...check it out!