Monday, February 23, 2015

Fun Spiral Curls, Tutorial!

Hi Everyone!
This is a hairstyle that I REALLY LIKE! 
(I also get teased about it a lot by my brothers!) :) 

I get my hair wet (shower) right before bed and do it up in sponge rollers. 
I wear a scarf to keep them from coming loose.

By the way..........My Grandma curls her hair with rollers too, only she uses the old wire rollers. She say she can sleep fine and they don't bother her! 

I use foam rollers! :D They are MUCH more comfortable! :) 

There are two different ways to unroll them. 
1. is pictured above. You roll it around with your hands unwinding it....or

2. Let the hair come off the end of the roller (this gives Spiral curls and the other
 one does very wavy hair (whichever way you want it) In this post I did both to show you the difference)

Here are the rollers I use......

A side picture of the results..... 

And the back picture of the results!

(I will be posting pictures of what hairstyles you can do with the  in a few days!)

~Wholesome Joy~

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Tasty Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe!

I'd have to say that (at least at the moment! :) Carrot cake is my favorite cake! 
This is a recipe that I've tweaked and  and I LOVE IT! 


Tasty Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe!
1. 2 Cups of Flour.
2. 1 tsp. of Baking Powder.
3. 1 tsp. Baking Soda.
4. 3 tbsp. Cinnamon.
5. 1/4 tsp. salt.
6. 1 1/2 cups Butter (or Olive Oil)
7.  2 cups Sugar.
8. 4 eggs.
9. 4 cups grated Carrots

1. Mix all cake ingredients and put in a greased 9"x 13" pan
2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe!
1. 1/4 cup butter.
2. 4 oz. cream cheese.
3. 1/2 lb. Powdered Sugar.
4. 1/2 tsp. Vanilla. (I use more then this) 
1. 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Mix and then add the others. 
sprinkle Walnut on top and serve.
Serves 15 - 20 people

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

~Wholesome Joy~


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Friday, February 6, 2015

Girly Valentines Day Gifts! (Part 2)

Here is part 2 of the Girly Valentines Day Gifts!     

I was shopping with one of my brothers early last week at a grocery store 
and came across a BIG display of Primroses that where on sale, I called my Mom and she had me get 5. I didn't get many then (only 2) but when I was talking to Mom about that later that day I had the idea that they would make good Valentines day gifts! So...........

We went back that evening a I got 15 more! :) Needless to say some of my brothers were
 NOT very happy with me about having flowers all over the place. :)

I added the paper Valentines to the outside of the pots (after cleaning all of the dirt off them)

All of them together! :)

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Valentines Day!

~Wholesome Joy~


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Girly Valentines Day Gifts! (Part 1)

Last week I made up all of my Valentines Day gifts. And I decided to do something 
different this year.............

I made up these Valentines like I've done before..........

VERY fun card-stock that I found at a church sale......

All of them WERE looking nice, until.......

I decided to cut some more paper and thought it would be fine to
leave the finished ones on the cutting board (I was only using half of it and didn't think about the fact that sliding the papers across it "might" pull the others in too! :( Oops!)

Here is the result! :( oh well.....

I only lost two of them and the rest turned out pretty good! :) 

I borrowed (with permission) My Mom's Calligraphy markers.........

AND her hole punches......

Thanks Mom! :)

Here is the finished result! 

This was a REALLY fun project, but............There's more..............
In part 2..........Which SHOULD be up before Valentines day (I hope!) :)

I hope you all will come back for part 2!

~Wholesome Joy~


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