Aug 27, 2012

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake


Haye Ya'll.  I'm going to sit right here and wait for ya'll to stop cursing me.  I know it looks so good you are going to have to run right out and make it.  I know its fattening.  I know the name alone makes you think your butt just got bigger.  I know its got tons of sugar.  I know...shhhh...stop cursing me.  Are you thru now?  Ready for the recipe? 


That's all you need.  This is a cheap one.  The original recipe calls for a yellow cake mix.  I used a butter one instead. 


Mix your butter, cake mix and one egg together to form a soft dough.  Spread the dough out in the bottom of your sprayed 9x13 dish.


Beat the rest of the ingredients together till they are smooth. 


Pour the smooth mixture over the dough mixture from earlier.


Bake at 300 for 45 - 50 minutes.


It will be a beautiful golden brown when ready.  This one is good warm or cold.  Just make sure you give it enough time to set properly.  If not, your top will just slide right off. 


Printable recipe for your collection.


I'm going to try this with a red velvet cake instead of the plain cake here in the next few weeks.  I think it would be good with strawberry as well.  Have ya'll had those?  Let me know if you try the recipe.  I would love to see your results!

Ya'll come back.

Melissa

Crumpet's Giveaway

Haye Ya'll!  I know I don't normally share contest and such with you, but this one is different.  This is the birthday giveaway of a blog friend of mine.  Plus - she is giving away British polishes! Ya'll check out her giveaway and if you win - I expect a portion of the proceeds!  *wink* I kid, I kid.  Maybe...

The "It's MY Birthday" British Giveaway !!!

Ya'll come back!

Melissa



Aug 12, 2012

Plastic Wrap Nails Summer Challenge


Haye Ya'll!  Today's summer challenge is "The Hamptons".  I know nothing about the Hamptons.  The only thing I know (right or wrong lol) is that rich folk go on vacation there at the beach.  So rich folk and beach.  In my 3c mind (crazy, confused, crowded) that for some reason made me think of Miami Vice.  Thats right.  The Hamptons = Miami Vice.  Don't try to follow my bouncing ball ya'll.  You'll get sea sick. 


So, I decided on the Miami Vice logo color scheme.  I used CG Beach Cruiser as my base and CG Turned Up Turquoise as my top. 


I painted the Beach Cruiser and let it dry completely.  One nail at a time, I put on a very thick coat of Turned Up Turquoise.  While wet, I dabbed at the nail with crumpled balls of plastic wrap.  Less is more on the dabbing.


I like the effect and how they turned out.  I definitely see myself doing this one again in the future.  What ya'll think?  Easy enough to try?

Ya'll come back. 
Melissa


Be sure and check out my partners in crime:

Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Neivys - http://maquiclubgirl.blogspot.com/
arlene @ http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/
Helena - http://nailwish.blogspot.com.es/
Cuti-CLUE-les - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.com/
Katee - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Misha - www.enigmatic-rambles.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
Laurie http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Jane- http://absolutevarnish.blogspot.com/
Amber www.nevernakednails.blogspot.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Jackie- http://memasmanis-jackie.blogspot.com/
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Stella - http://mywetnails.blogspot.com
Missy @ http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/
Kim @ http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
Angie @ http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com
Bazzia @ http://polishmymind.blogspot.se/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/
Michelle @ http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/
Nikki @ http://www.lilgreenheart.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth @ http://nailpolishismycrack.blogspot.com/
Ana Cris @ http://www.estacerradaladrogueria.blogspot.com.es/
Shayleen @ http://simplyhandyallyear.blogspot.com/
Dina @ http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.no/
Nayade @ Toxic Vanity http://www.toxicvanity.com
Karen @ http://nailsbykaybel.blogspot.com
Kelly (aka Nail Obsessed) @ http://crazynaillady.blogspot.com
Noniq @ Noniq Diary http://noniq.blogspot.com
Marce7ina - http://marce7ina.blogspot.com
Courtney - http://cute-iclechronicles.com
Chrisie @ http://fingersandtoads.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://emily-nailtailes.blogspot.com
Candace @ http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.ca/
Charis @ http://xarisc.blogspot.com/

Jul 27, 2012

Flip Flop Wreath

Haye Ya'll! Go ahead and say it - WHAT???? A post that isn't nail polish???? I know, right?  Its been a while.  But what a great way to come back!  Is this flip flop wreath not the cutest?  One of my friend's daughter was having a fundraiser and I ordered a cute flip flop garden flag and I had to make a wreath to match it.  I found some flip flops on clearance at AC Moore for $1 a pair and ya'll know how cheap I am, so I figured why not make a flip flop wreath to go with my flip flop flag!


First thing I did was hot glue the flip flops to form the base of the star/flower. 


Then I added the second layer of the star/flower.


Used hot glue to stick a flower in the middle.  I'm still using those flowers I got on clearance some time last year. 


I used some yellow sheer ribbon to hang it up.  I just tied the ribbon to the thong part of the flip flop.  Quick and easy ya'll.


This is what it looks like from the road!  I like how it turned out.  Flip flops scream summer to me. What do ya'll think?

Ya'll come back.
Melissa

Jul 25, 2012

Day at the zoo mani


Today's challenge is A Day At The Zoo.  So, I tried my first zebra print.  Did ya'll notice I said first?  So be gentle with the comments.  *chuckle*  The base is China Glaze's Beach Cruiser. Beautiful color, but the polish was very watery. The white is some random Wet N Wild polish. The black is a cheap striper polish.


 Next time I will paint the white first then the color.  The color is bleeding thru the white some.  Even after a thousand coats of white.  I gave up.  I also have now learned that less is more when it comes to zebra stripes.  But, I'm mostly happy with them.  My hubs however is going to be beyond happy.  He is one of those men that if its animal print its automatically sexy in his mind.  He is easy like that.  Reason #850 why we are married. 


What ya'll think?  Not bad for my time, yes? 


Ya'll come back.
Melissa



Ya'll check out my partners in crime:
Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Neivys - http://maquiclubgirl.blogspot.com/
arlene @ http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/
Helena - http://nailwish.blogspot.com.es/
Cuti-CLUE-les - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.com/
Katee - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Misha - www.enigmatic-rambles.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
Laurie http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Jane- http://absolutevarnish.blogspot.com/
Amber www.nevernakednails.blogspot.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Jackie- http://memasmanis-jackie.blogspot.com/
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Stella - http://mywetnails.blogspot.com
Missy @ http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/
Kim @ http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
Angie @ http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com
Bazzia @ http://polishmymind.blogspot.se/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/
Michelle @ http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/
Nikki @ http://www.lilgreenheart.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth @ http://nailpolishismycrack.blogspot.com/
Ana Cris @ http://www.estacerradaladrogueria.blogspot.com.es/
Shayleen @ http://simplyhandyallyear.blogspot.com/
Dina @ http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.no/
Nayade @ Toxic Vanity http://www.toxicvanity.com
Karen @ http://nailsbykaybel.blogspot.com
Kelly (aka Nail Obsessed) @ http://crazynaillady.blogspot.com
Noniq @ Noniq Diary http://noniq.blogspot.com
Marce7ina - http://marce7ina.blogspot.com
Courtney - http://cute-iclechronicles.com
Chrisie @ http://fingersandtoads.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://emily-nailtailes.blogspot.com
Candace @ http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.ca/
Charis @ http://xarisc.blogspot.com/