Thursday, August 29, 2013

Disney Re-Micks

My daughter was watching Disney Channel the other day and I saw one of the Re-Micks videos.  I hadn't seen that, and I thought it was so awesome.

It's usually fans that do this, but seeing Disney actually playing around with this kind of stuff, made me go ^_^ inside.  So much fun!!

I'm going to post one of them here, but you can just search YouTube for Disney Re-Micks and you will find many more.

Enjoy!!  :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Love and Marriage

Sooo, my friend got engaged last Saturday.  I'm really really really happy about that.  I don't really know what else to say about it that won't spoil her own blog (see it here), so I won't say anything :-D - Then, after she posts her own things about the engagement and wedding planning, I may spill my happiness all over my own blog.  WOOOOT !!!! <3

I'm just going to post some love-y/marriage-y quotes here for her.  Not that I think she needs advice or suffers from any of the things I'm talking about here, but I'm going to post them anyways just because I personally think these quotes are very important.

I always say this, and can't stress it enough.
Patience.  So important and underrated :)

Don't compare your relationship to anyone else's.  EVER.  
It's unfair to both you, and a recipe for disaster.

Never give up.  Trust me, it's worth it.  <3

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Doll hair - fixed !!

I had seen many posts on Pinterest where people fixed their dolls' hairs.  I always wanted to try it and see if it worked... so I tried it.  And it worked.  :)

The idea is to spray the doll's hair with a mixture of fabric softener and water.  Then you brush through the doll's hair as if it was your own hair.  It's like a hair detangler for dolls.

I used a Victoria's Secret splash bottle that's about 8 oz or so.  I rinsed it well and then I put 1 tablespoon of fabric softener and filled the rest with water.  The original recipe said 2 tablespoons, but I had heard some moms on their blogs say that this was too much and the softener smell became too much.  I thought I'd use 1 tbs and then increase if needed.  1 tbs was enough, and worked well.

This is my daughter's Rapunzel before:

And this is Rapunzel after:

Now Belle was a little more damaged.  I think her hair was just lower quality than Rapunzel's  (which makes sense, since Rapunzel's hair is magical and all that *jk* ;-)

This is Belle after:

I put them both side by side.  You can tell that Belle's hair was still a little brittle, but at least I was able to brush it into her original hairdo. 

This is one of those Pinterest things that actually works, and I'm glad I tried it.  We all know I'll have to do this again about 237 times before my daughter learns to be careful with doll hair, but for now it will do.  :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Salmon, Greek Pasta Salad, and Crepe.

The other day I made maple salmon, greek pasta salad, and crepes for dessert.  If you click on the links it takes you to the page where I got the recipes from.

For the salmon and the greek pasta salad, I did exactly what they mention on the recipe.  Here is how it looked after it was done.

For the crepes, I also followed the steps on the recipes to make the actual crepe, but then I filled it with strawberries.  Then I poured a little bit of Nestle's La Lechera Dulce de Leche, and a little bit of powdered sugar.  Added to that a bit of vanilla ice cream, and it was just heaven!!

You can really get fancy with the crepe and put inside it whatever you want.  Substitute the dulce de leche with Nutella for example, and change to a different flavor of ice cream.  Put strawberries and bananas, or just bananas.  These are great even with salad inside, or anything you can think of really.

Now I kind of feel like going to the kitchen and making some crepes, but I just ran out of strawberries.  #damnit haha :)