Hair of the Day!

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This beautiful blonde, I also love to call my mother!! She came to visit me so I could do her hair. (obviously to see me as well)

Highlights: 1. 12.0 2x 30vol
            2. 8.3=20vol 
Alternating slice and weave with a no part weave

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Candy Apples

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Everybody loves their candy apples. Some love the classic cinnamon and some like to modernize with flavors that range from Green Apple Jolly Ranchers to Butterscotch. My family likes to stick to the simply classic cinnamon candy apple.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 C Pure Granulated Sugar
3/4 C Light Corn Syrup
1/8 C water
Candy (Personal Preference)
4 Fuji Apples
4 popsicle sticks

How To: 
Combine Sugar, Corn Syrup,water, and candy and heat on Med/low. Heat the mixture slowly to prevent scortching the sugar.
Stir continuoulsy until the mixture is completely dissolved( Will turn clear) 
Clean the Fuji apples with soap and water to remove the waxy film and stick popsicle sticks in the top
Heat mixture until desired temp. 
Soft Crack 270-290F 
Hard Crack 295-310F
Turn off heat and allow candy to thicken 
Roll apples in candy and mixture and place on wax paper, then allow time to cool.  

 

the final

Candy apples are extremly difficult to eat once completely hardened. It is definitley an art that I have yet to master. Till next time!!

Hair of the Day. #bobsforfall

 

PhotoGrid_1413603824371Goldilocks said goodbye to her locks today! She needed a change. We added more lowlights and took a good 6″ off in the back. She needed a boost and she got it.

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This wonderful mother of 2 had a ton of hair and she wanted life to be a little bit easier. I cut off more then 6 inches and could not believe it took her this long to part with her locks. She’s never had short hair and couldn’t be happier.

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Reliving day 1 on day 365

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Boo surprised me with the whole weekend reliving almost every detail of our first date. He picked me up in his grandfathers 32 ford pickup, with beautiful elegant red roses, took me to Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch and then took me to a beautiful dinner! I am the luckiest girl in the world. Happy Anniversary baby.

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Cheers to our first year together! Now to the rest of Infinity

 

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Calamari is one of those “MUST HAVES” when you go on a nice dinner date.

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We ended the night taking the 3 hour trek home to Redmond Oregon.

Fall at my house!

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Alright so I might of had fall up since August… sue me. ( In my defense, its only because we got a new table and I was to anxious to decorate it.  Since this is my first house/ apartment I don’t have very many decorations, and I have been collecting as I have been going. A little here and a little there.   fall2

My favorite thing about fall is hands down the scents. The pumpkins, the fall harvests and all of the bakery scents. When I come home and candles are lit and the fall colors nourish my surroundings I feel like I belong there.

 

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I guess I was just born to be a fall princess.

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Pumpkin Muffins

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What you need:

1 box of Yellow cake mix                                   Preheat oven to 350

1 can ( 15oz) pumpkin puree                            Prepare time: Max 10 minutes

2 tsp Pumpkin Pie seasoning                          Cook time: 20 minutes

Semi sweet chocolate chips                              Total time: 30 minutes

 

 

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Combine all of the ingredients  (literally that easy) into mixing bowl.

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Mix together until its completely blended, very sticky mixture.

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We filled the cups 2/3rds full of batter and filled 18 cups.

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The chocolate chips are optional, but we put semi sweet chocolate chips on top of a few muffins. You can put walnuts, raisins, or pecans on top or in the batter as well. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

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As you can see the muffins didn’t raise that much, but boy were they tasty.

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Life My way

Hoarder?… where? oh yeah thats me…  I am a self proclaimed amateur hoarder who is trying to simplify life.

The Dollar Store has been the biggest help for me.

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I spent $15 dollars for a bunch of bins to help organize my life.

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Before and After of my hall closet. just the few bins I used helped control my outrageous amount of  things. I also went through and got rid of a lot of extra stuff I didn’t need or weren’t going to use. My inner hoarder has a hard time getting rid of a lot of sentimental things, as well as getting rid of doubles because

“What if it breaks and I need to replace it”

or

“What happens when I am in the middle of cooking and I run out of this”

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest and getting extremely motivated by different boards. A few of my favorite organizational pins are

How to De-Clutter Your Entire Life (number 10 helps in every aspect)

72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life  “Always ask: Will this simplify my life? If the answer is no, reconsider.”

Clutter-Free Forever This is one of my favorites

A majority of posts say some of the same stuff, but its the little bit of info that they add personally that makes the pages vastly different.

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Before we have a lot of stuff going on, there isn’t that much of a difference in the cabinets besides organization, I feel that the more spices, the more condiments and ingredients you have the better your food is.

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“Season Everything with Love”

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All this house has needed since we’ve moved in is a-little bit of TLC, and doing so on a budget. Between these 3 spaces I have about 2 garbage bags and 2 boxes for goodwill. This simple life not only de-clutters the house but it also helps de-clutter the mind.

 

For awhile I was a coupon-er ( and I might get back into it), so I had stock piles that had taken over the little space I had, I am finally starting to ween down the stock pile and only get to what we will actually use. Coupon-ing is fun, but very time consuming. Its almost as if I had a part time job on top of my full time job. Until next time-