Friday, December 27, 2013

DIY: Journal


I don't know about you in your job, but I get a lot of note books.  From all directions I have vendors trying to leave me these "Trash & Trinkets."  I like them.  I have great use for these.

I use notebooks constantly.  I haven't dove head first into the tech world and I still like to manually write a to do list and manually check things off.

But I also don't like ugly things hahahaha!  So here is an easy tip.  Modpog!

If you are a crafter, DIY-er, up cycler, or any kind of frugalista you need to have ModPog.  This comes in handy all the time.

Simple solution: take a notebook and ModPog the cover.

Done and Done!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

DIY: Makeup Compact

So nice to have a little bump in the day!!

It is so nice to have a little pick me up throughout the day.  There are all kinds of palettes that are available however I haven't found one that I particularly like.  They don't always seem to have what I am looking for in my pick me up.  I like to have a couple different color concealer options, a highlight and a cheek product.  I generally need something after a long day at work and that something needs to make me look less tired.  So the concealer does the obvious, it conceals.  The highlight I use in the corner of my eyes, eyebrow bone, tops of cheek bone, and sometimes center of my lid.  This helps brighten up my eyes.  Finally, to look a little healthier I like to put some color in my cheeks.  

I haven't found a palette that has all the right kinds of colors for me as well as the specific products.  So I make my own.  I made a new one this weekend and thought I would share.

I found a great and inexpensive new palette option in the E.L.F. product line.  This thing was a buck!!  Can you believe it!!  There is a nice mirror, and four color options.
The tools of the trade are simple.  Your cosmetic options, cut with a butter knife, and smashed into the compartments.
I leave the sponge time in the compact.  I haven't found a use for it, however I have not idea what I would use it for.

Let me know if you give this a try!!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Leftovers are your chance to make an awesome dinner with no work!!!

I love left overs.  We have already done the work to cook the dinner.  Leftovers are all about dressing up last night's dinner the make something fabulous with minimal effort.

Today I have some good uses of Thanksgiving leftovers.  TURKEY POT PIE!!  You could actually do this with many kind of meat and veg left over, but this is what I did with some of my Thanksgiving leftovers.

First just select your leftovers you will use for your filler & pick your sauce.  I used some greenbean casserole, couple frozen vegetables as my filler.  I used gravy and greek yogurt/sour cream as my sauce.  Then just season to taste.

Mix in your meat whatever that might be and put in a oven safe dish.

Then mix up the topping.  Use Bisquix or whatever pancake mix you utilize.  If you do everything from scratch (you probably don't need this blog hehehe) you could use a biscuit recipe.  The mixture should be the same consistency as biscuits.  Once done, just throw it on top of the filling and bake.

Bake times will vary depending on how thick you make the topping.  It will be rough 15-20 minutes at 350.

Good Luck!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013


Skin not looking so good?

This is a simple and brief tip.  If you find that your skin isn't looking so nice, and you use make-up, take a look at what you are using to apply your makeup.

Whether you use brushes, sponge tips, and powder puffs etc. you need to use clean tools.  If you don't clean your tools and/or use new tools you can find things go a little haywire.  Couple things that can happen: break outs and poor makeup application.

This is why I like to use brushes.  You can purchase brushes for very cheap today.  Check out Target, Walmart, Walgreens and you can find some very economical options.  What I like about the brushes is they are a one time investment (that is if you take care of them).  I don't particularly like the application from sponges and sponge tips, plus you can't re-use them.  Brushes can be clean and re-used over and over again.

That brings we to my next point.  CLEAN YOUR BRUSHES!!!  It is a very simple process.  It takes just a couple minutes and you only have to do it once a month if you do touch up cleaning.

Hope this helps!!