Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How I make my thin hair look thick- 10 tips!

I suffer from fine, thin hair. 
Now, don't think I'm hating on my hair. I love my natural hair color, it's texture, it's lack of frizz, it holds a curl and it dries stick straight. However, when it comes to volume, my hair ranks a zero on a scale of one to ten. If I let it dry on its on it would be glued to my head. 

All of that being said, I have learned quite a few tricks over the years to make my thin hair look thicker. Some have worked and some haven't. So, I thought I would compile a list of my top 10 tips. I talk about each of them more in depth in the tutorial. 

And even if you don't have extremely fine hair like I do, try them out!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cute, Quick and Yummy Football Cookies

 These delicious and adorable football cookies have become a game day tradition in our house. 
I came up with the idea a few years ago when I wanted to make something festive, cute and quick for a Superbowl party and they were a hit! They are requested for every football viewing party we go to and I'm happy to make them because they're so easy!

It only takes four ingredients!

1 box chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs (or two mashed bananas)
1 tub whipped cream cheese frosting (or whatever you prefer)

Mix it all together and then shape the dough into football shaped cookies on a baking sheet. 
I just use my fingers. I create a ball as if I were making a typical cookie and then I press it flat (1/4th of an inch thick) and shape it into an oval with pointed tips. 
^this is a horrible picture, but it's what they look like before I throw them in the oven^

Then I cook them for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees 
and put them on a cooling rack. 

After they've cooled I go on to frosting!

I like to make them like homemade Oreos and uses two cookies with a layer of frosting in between, You don't have to do that if you don't want to though. The most important part to making them look like footballs is the icing seam on the top. I just use a piping bag with a writing tip to make a line down the middle (make sure it doesn't go all the way to the ends) and then 3 horizontal lines across.

Then you're done! They are ooey gooey and so cute!

I've substituted the chocolate cake mix with gluten free chocolate cake mix for a gluten free option. Obviously it's not as good, but it's still yummy. 
 ^this patch looks less fluffy because I used the bananas instead of egg^
They taste a little different with the bananas but are still really good. 

GO BYU! Ranked 21 baby!!!

Have a good upcoming football weekend and tag me if you try out this recipe!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I'm dying to wear fall clothes!

I'm impatiently waiting for it to cool off a little bit more here in Utah so I can wear all of my favorite clothes again. So I thought I would do a post of some of my favorite outfits from last year that I can't wait to wear again! :)
 This pink and orange outfit.

 Layering... I can't wait!
 Puffy Vests
 Comfy sweaters and booties
This pink moto jacket that I got at the end of the season and only got to wear a couple times.

Is fall your favorite season to dress for??
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