Saturday, March 17, 2012

Leprechaun Lamingtons

I thought it might be fun to make Lime flavored Lamingtons for St. Patrick"s Day , being that I love the raspberry ones so much,  and the taste testers agreed they were pretty yummy and delicious looking.
 They were easier to make than I thought they would be, so here's the recipe. Make them a day early, they taste great the second day!!!

1 small pkt Lime jello
1 1/4 cups boiling water
Sponge cake or white or yellow cake
2 cups dessicated coconut or dehydrated coconut
1 Can spray whipping cream

Dissolve jelly crystals completely in hot water, and put in fridge to cool and set slightly.
Cut off any dark edges from the cake and cut into serving sizes. Put coconut in a square dish.
Dip all sides of each piece of cake in cold jelly mixture and then roll in the coconut to coat.
Cut a slice at the top and spray whipping cream down the slice and garnish with whatever green treat or jelly bean you may have.

And a BIG Irish Good Luck To Ya'                                  -Buff-


Friday, March 16, 2012

Frugal Friday: Extend the life of your mascara

I saw this tip on Pinterest a while ago and since my current mascara was in that nasty, clumpy, should-have-thrown-it-out-three-days-ago stage, I decided to give this a try.  I just put a couple drops of my contact solution (regular eye drops would work, too) in the mascara bottle and pumped the wand a few times to stir it up.  I swear it was like magic - my mascara was liquid smooth again!  By using this method a couple more times I was able to get 2 more weeks out of that bottle of mascara and never had any more clumps.  Just think of all that mascara I almost wasted.  :P


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Things We Love Thursday- Foundation

My Favorite Foundation

I have really picky skin. It drives me nuts. It is oily, sensitive, and I cant deviate from routine or its bad news. If I do not shower before the afternoon, I break out. If i do not wash my face before bed at night, I break out. If I try a new product, I break out and it takes a week for my skin to get used to it. So, you get the point! When I find something that works I tend to stick with it and hope that they do not discontinue it!

 I love CoverGirl Ultimate Finish Liquid Powder. It is light and doesn't clog my pores. It never feels greasy either. I can't complain about the price it is far cheaper than most other foundations!

What kind of foundation do you like?


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WIWW: Marie

Top: gift
Cardigan: Target
Jeans & Necklace: Kohls
Boots: Discount Shoe Factory

Buff gave me this top for Christmas and I just love all the details on the front.  I love it paired with a cardigan, belt and boots.

Linked to: Rae Gun Ramblings, The Pleated Poppy, Real Momma, & Transatlantic Blonde

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Framed Lucky Rainbow

After making some framed paper trees for Christmas, and a heart tree for Valentine's, I wanted to do something a little different for St. Patrick's Day.  I found this cute rainbow cut on the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge and knew that's what I wanted to do. 

First, I cut the image at 6 inches.  Then I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder on the different colors of the rainbow (my two-year-old was getting in the way very generously helping!). 

I embellished the cloud with some stickles around the edges and a few colorful buttons.

I printed "color me lucky" on some white cardstock and glued the rainbow on.  Then I put it in a frame and that was it!  It's nice to have a bright burst of color amidst all my green St. Patrick's decor.  :)


Monday, March 12, 2012

Jalapeno Jelly St. Patty's style

"Top Of The Mornin' To Ya"...yes,'s not Irish but it sure looks the right color and is soooo quick & easy to make, and would be a fun snack to add to your St. Patrick's day celebrations.....

  • 1 cup canned Jalapeno, remove seeds (or leave some to heat up the flavor) and membranes,
  •                                                                  finely chop
  • 1 1/2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ - 1 C Green Bell Pepper, seeds & membranes removed, finely chopped
  • 6 cups Sugar
  • 2 envelopes Liquid Pectin, 3 Oz Each
  • Few drops of Green food coloring
Tastes great on homemade bread, over cream cheese with crackers, or even on meats.

  1. Sterilize jelly jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Combine the bell pepper, and jalapeno peppers in a saucepan with the sugar and cider vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil rapidly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the liquid pectin, and add a drop or 2 of green food coloring. Pour the strained liquid into sterilized jars, and turn jars upside down so the heat will help the metal lids to seal.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Best: Fashion & Crafts

We love seeing all your clothes and crafts posted each week!  Here were some of last weeks favorites:

I loved this "mullet outfit" as Katie from My Darling Days called it. Love the blue and the red and the pearls.  So pretty!

Aren't these eggs beautiful?!  I don't normally decorate much for Easter/Spring but I am definitely making myself some of these!  You can get the tutorial from Days of Chalk and Chocolate

I love this outfit from Style N Season.  The colors are so pretty and it makes me ready for Spring!

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