Friday, October 26, 2012

So many things have transpired in the last couple of years. One of which is the understanding that we (hubby and I) need to get ahead, catch up on things that have been put off and our life needs to change if we want to succeed with that goal.  Everyone has had to breakdown and have this mental conversation about what needs to change at some point during these last four years.
What can I do to make ends meet?  No eating out... check! Plan out weekly meals... check! Cut back on extras ... check! (what extras?) Only put $20 in the tank at a time (because your prayin' it will go down)... check!! Start looking for ways to bring in extra $$ without taking too much time away from the family...check!! Realizing it's time to get a job because your son had to have surgery....Reality CHECK!!

Life could always be worse,  no matter what be grateful for what you have, but Man! The things I could do with a little more. So my blog got a face lift and I got a Facebook page and I'm also looking for work...yeah, I think that covers it!

If you like what you see ... my apologies (another thing I need is a camera). Than contact me and let Dette Design something for you.

Turtle Photo Prop size 6-12 months-$25
Baby booties or slippers 12-18 months
Poncho 3-6months

Football rag quilts -given as gifts

More rag quilts -given as gifts
Newsboy cap in pink $10
newsboy cap green -$10
poncho and beanies set - gift


Monday, May 28, 2012

Black and White Cupcakes

I found this while searching for the best tasting and decorating frosting.

makes 7 1/2 cups of frosting

20 minutes 20 mins prep

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 lbs powdered sugar (8 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon meringue powder (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract (or coconut extract)
1/2-1 teaspoon clear butter flavoring
4-6 ounces whipping cream

Cream butter and shortening until fluffy.
Add sugar, meringue powder, about half of the cream, and continue creaming until well blended.
Add salt, flavorings and enough whipping cream to make the consistency you need.
Beat at medium speed until icing is fluffy.
You may substitute all shortening for the butter, which will give a pure white icing, but the flavor will not be quite as good.
I used butter and real vanilla and the icing turned out a very pale ivory, which I personally prefer to a stark-white icing.
The meringue powder gives the icing a light crust, but it remains soft underneath.

* I used half n half instead of the whipping cream, I used butter crisco instead of adding butter flavoring and made Black frosting.  YUM!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In Honor of Mother's Day I'm offering Star Gift Certificates
   These Certificates are good for any Mary Kay Products*
Buy a certificate for yourself, your mother or the special woman in your life!
Best part is the "special woman" can pick what she wants, no hassles or unwanted gifts!
And it really helps out the last minute shoppers
Here's how it works: you purchase one of the Star Gift Certificates (values below)
and I send you (via email) a beautiful Gift Certificate to print and give to that "special woman" for Mother's Day.
It's that easy!!!

$60 value for $50
$125.00 value for $100.00

To see all the wonderful products that may be purchased go to
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all orders need to be in by Friday 11, 2012

* some limited editions may be sold out at the time of ordering *

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Mary Kay NEW Botanical Effects Skin Care Line is here!!!

Check out the Mary Kay NEW Botanical Effects Skin Care Line!!!
Right now buy $24.99 of Mary Kay products and get 50% off a Lipstick or Lip Gloss. Buy $49.99 of Mary Kay products and get a Lipstick or Lip Gloss FREE!
Order on my website or call 661-340-7437 
*offer is good until 4/30 @ 5pm

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mary Kay Best Sellers

Check out the Mary Kay Best Sellers!!! Right now purchase $24.99 of Mary Kay products and get 50% off a Lipstick or Lip Gloss. Purchase $49.99 of Mary Kay products and get a Lipstick or Lip Gloss FREE! Order with me on my website or call 661-340-7437.
*offer is good until 4/30

Sunday, April 1, 2012

strawberry cream dip w/ celery

Looking for something different while doing the HCG diet?
This is a P2 recipe

100 grams of Cottage Cheese
6-7 med Strawberries cut in half
1pk Stevia
4 drops English Toffee Stevia
put everything in the food processor and pruee until smooth
Simple and Quick!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The BEST Gluten Free Bread for Bread Machines

I've done it!!! Really, it's true! I have made the best tasting gluten free bread. It's so yummy, I crave it. The recipe is below. Please don't repost, if you would like to share it please post the link. Thanks so much. Happy Baking!

You need 4 bowls (1 of those should be large mixing bowl, 3 small/ med bowls)

~In smaller bowl
1 1/2 cups water warmed(aprox. 110*)
1 tsp sugar                                                                                       
1 package of rapid rising / bread machine yeast

Let all above ingredients dissolve, it until foamy.(if it doesn't foam up yeast may be bad)

~In small bowl
1/3 cup butter (melted)

~In medium bowl
3 eggs  whipped

~In large bowl mix together
3 cups gluten free flour mix (recipe below)
2 tsp xantham gum
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp gf baking powder

Once the yeast is dissolved, combine all wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. I use a whisk to mix.  Batter will be a wet consistency. Do Not Taste the Batter, something about the wet ingredients makes it taste me, I made that mistake. Fold batter into the bread machine pan evenly and put on gluten free setting and bake. * I take the paddle out so you have a longer rising period and no kneading period, during the baking process. The plus with this is you won't have a giant hole in your loaf.*

Gluten Free Flour mix
1 part soy flour
1 part sorghum flour
1 part tapioca flour (not starch)
1 part brown rice flour