Sunday, July 18, 2010

COOL treats for HOT weather!

It has been SO hot here in Michigan. My AC is broken and it can make for a pretty miserable day sometimes. It's too hot to cook. It's too hot to bake. (bummer) It's too hot to sew. It's too hot/humid to even move. 
To make these days a little easier, I found some yummy cool treats and thought I would share!

First up, Oreo and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

1/2 c. hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
1 (8 oz) tub cool whip, thawed and divided
1 box (4 serving size) chocolate flavor pudding and pie filling
8 Oreo sandwich cookies, chopped
12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches, unwrapped :)

1. Pour the fudge topping into a medium bowl. Add 1 cup of the whipped topping and stir with a wire whisk until well blended. Add dry pudding mix; stir until well blended. Gently stir in chopped cookies; set aside. 

2. Arrange 4 of the ice cream sandwiches, side-by-side, on a 24 inch long piece of foil. Top with half of the whipped topping mix. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining 4 ice cream sandwiches. Frost top and sides with the remaining whipped topping. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and sides to loosely cover and seal the packet. 

3. Freeze for at least 4 hours. 

Easy AND delicious! I'm thinking maybe you could add some sort of strawberry filling for a different twist on this recipe!

Rocky Road Freeze

1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 c. cold milk
1 (3.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping, thawed and divided
3/4 c. mini marshmallows
1/3 c. chopped peanuts
1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
25 Nilla Wafers, coarsely chopped

1. Line a 9-in. round pan with plastic wrap; set aside. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; beat until blended. 

2. Stir in 2 c. whipped topping and all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the Nilla Wafers. 

3. Spoon into pan. Top with wafers; press lightly into cream cheese mixture.

4. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Remove the dessert from the freezer and let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Un-mold onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped topping, if desired! 

ENJOY! Hopefully you all find something to help beat the heat and stay cool!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I love to refashion! I originally stumbled upon blogs and the world of blogging through looking around on the internet into refashioning clothing. It's a great way to save money and go green! I thought I would share some of the refashions that I have done! 

This started off as .49 shirt i got from Salvation Army! It still had the tags on it! 
Our Salvation Army has a sale every Saturday and from 5-8pm the color of the week is .49!

This hoodie also came from Salvation Army! My sister bought this for me and it was a Medium so it was a bit too big on me so I took in the sleeves and the sides and it was a perfect fit! The ruffles were from a white shirt that I cut up!

I made this skirt from a man's shirt! I bought the shirt from goodwill. 

This isn't a refashion but thought I would share it anyways :) This was my first pattern. ever. (besides the ones we used in home-ec in middle school) I got it from Joann's during one of their .99 sale! The fabric was purchased from Walmart for 1.00/yard! My mom purchased this fabric awhile back and it's just been sitting in a closet. I used it since it was my first pattern and not that big of a loss if it didn't turn out.

I made this belt using leftover material from my skirt, some ribbon I had on hand and some 1.5 inch wide elastic. Super easy to make! 

Hope you enjoyed my refashions! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thing's I'm Crushin'!

I'm crushin' on...

Bubble Petal Sleeve Top from Forever 21 

Chiffon Petal Trimmed Tank from Forever 21 
This would be easy to duplicate! 

Yes, I love Forever 21! I used to work there and they hold a special place in my heart!

And, who DOESN'T love Anthro?

Embraceable Tee from Anthropologie 
I think this will be my next re-fashion! I have just the shirt!

Twist of Fate Cardi from Anthropologie

Anthro is my love.
Someone should host a shopping spree giveaway to Anthro.
They would be my best friend.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My up-do for the night!

aI am/was pretty much in love with my hair tonight. It's my fave style yet for my hair.
To me, it's so classy, elegant and simply gorgeous! 

This is a side view, pretty much all pin curls. 

This is the front view. Yes, I took these in my car. I was waiting for people and wanted to get pictures before the night was over so I whipped out my laptop and took them using photobooth. :) lol. 

This is the back view, it was all pulled over to one side. I've been wanting to do hair for prom, weddings, etc. 

And YES, I do have very long hair. I'm proud to say it's never been cut, dyed, etc. I'm a pretty natural girl :)