Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Twisted Messy Bun! (One of my Favorite Hair Styles :)

Here is a hairstyle that I really like (one of my friends did something like it
 and I came up with my own version! :) 

I call it my

~ Twisted Messy Bun ~

I do mine when my hair is wet....It's much easier to work with that way! 

I divide the hair into four even sections (two upper and two lower)
I twist and roll the lower two and pin them at the back (leaving the bottom loose)
and then twist and roll the upper sections (again pinning it at the back)

Once I have all of it together twist it all up and around again and again until it's all up
 (bobby pinning it as you go)

I love having this comb that I can just stick in to decorate the bun!
(BTW there is an Amazon link below were you can buy this comb, it's only $7.00!) 

All in all this is one of my favorite ways to wear my hair up because it's so easy! :)

I am considering doing a short (or maybe long :) series on the different hair styles I use in my hair, 
what do you all think? 
Please leave me a comment with your opinion on it! 
Thanks for dropping by! 

~Wholesome Joy~


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Friday, January 23, 2015

A Walk On A Warm Winter Day.......

This past Sunday after church and lunch (Every first and third Sunday there is a dinner at church) 
we went to a park near the church. We had gone to this park last winter and found that it is a good place to see eagles! (Sadly this time there was only one eagle there and it was a long way off :( Last year there were 5 or 6 sitting on the ice in the river and a few flying)

(A Bluebird!) 
There were plenty of other birds though!
BTW I tried and tried to get a picture of a bluebird and above is the best I could get :( They seemed to know just when I was going to take a picture. :)  

Wild grass in a field....

A Hawk.....

The field again.....

I think this was a Seagull but I'm not sure :)

A closeup of the grass in the field.....

I'm not sure what kind of bird this is?

A cool tree silhouette!

This was about a 4 ft. hole in this tree (Pretty cool!)

A foxtail...........

This was a fun family time.............

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope to see you back soon!!

~Wholesome Joy~


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thick Creamy Potato Soup! (with Recipe!)

Here is the recipe for one of our favorite soups! (Caution!) This is a recipe for BIG family's :)

1. 3 big Onions
2. seasonings (Garlic, Chicken broth powder, Italian seasoning etc.)
3. Dehydrated Carrots (A few handfuls) 
4. 10 LBS. of Potato's
5. 2 Stalks of Celery
6. 1 container (8 oz.) of Sour Cream



1.First cut up about 3 big onions and put in the pan with 2 sticks of butter to sautee. 

2.After about 10 minutes season it to taste (I use a small handful of dried garlic
 (I didn't have time to cut one up) a little bit of powder chicken soup base and  a little bit of Italian seasoning) Plus some dehydrated carrots. and let it simmerl for a little while.

3.Cut up 10 LB. of Potato's (large diced)  and add.

4. Add about 2 stalks of Celery and enough water so everything can be submerged.
 Let it simmer for a while (a few hours would be best)

(this is before the sour cream and blending)

5. when it is all cooked, take out 4-6 cups and blend in a blender (this will give it a creamy texture) and add 1 (I think an 8 oz. will do) container of sour cream to the soup.


It can take from about an hour (VERY RUSHED!) to 6-8 hours (we like to better this way)


We serve it with Dinner Rolls, French Bread (dinner rolls and french bread made from Basic Homemade Bread Recipe recipe of my Mom's (Gentle Joy, you can find her blogs Gentle Joy Homemaker and Gentle Joy Photography)  or my Cheesy Tortilla Triangles 

The Finished Product!

By the way, we decided on Dinner Rolls this time! :)


Thank you all so much for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to use this recipe! 

~Wholesome Joy~


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