Monday, December 3, 2012

Gingerperson crayons.

So this is how you do it. I peeled the paper off all my old broken crayons. Then I cut them up to be about 1/4 inch each.
Now you can do them in solid colors or mix them all up. I thought it would be fun to do solids and I did mixed as well. You can use really any pan you want. I have these super cuter ginger people ones I have had for about 15 years
I put enough crayons to where they are at about to the top of the mold. I recommend doing a test crayon first.
Off to the oven they go. I put them in the cooled oven no real reason but not wanting to burn myself.
Turn the oven to 200 degrees. this does a nice slow melt so they do not mix too much. Depending of the crayon thickness mold type it will be different times.
once they are nice and melted I just turn the oven off open the door a bit to cool off. I found this best. Trying to move a pan full of melted wax is really hard. This way there is little to no spilling over.
Once they are solid enough to move out let them cool for a while until you can pick up the pan with out burning your self.
Off to the freezer they go. I put a cooling rack between to they could stack in the freezer with out having to take things out. Here they will stay for a while.
They will start to separate themselves form the nice cold pan. That is when they are nice and done.
Now they are ready to be used. These are great for all aged kids. You can make a printed out coloring book to go with. Makes great for a homemade gift for who ever. Or if you are having a gathering. Always nice to ha ve something for those kids to do. Besides running a muck in the house. I hope you enjoyed this little walk though. Can not wait to hear how yours turned out.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Glade Expressions!!

Many of you know I am a BzzAgent. Well one of the latest product I got to check out was the Glade Expression line. The line is great the oil diffuser was simple to put together. At first the scent was a bit over whelming but calmed down after a few days. I have the oil and the spray. I really like the design of both of them.

Monday, August 27, 2012

COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder Day 1

So yesterday I stood in front of my mirror and applied the COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder. Granted I have not worn foundation or powder in over a year. I have to say that I love the pump on the foundation. No more shaking a bottle drips or too much coming out or even the dreaded spill all over if it gets knocked over. It applied smoothly. I used my fingers since I have no sponges (opps knew I forgot something at the store). After the application of the foundation I was happy the way my skin looked. It was nice not to see the skin tone variation that I have and everything looked even. Next came the powder. I was completely impressed how it went on as well. The make up lasted all day. Even after walking to church, cooking and cleaning. I did not feel the need to re apply the powder at all. At the end of the day it still looked as if I just put it all on. To be honest I was a little scared on how well it would wash off. I really do not like to scrub my face. I used my normal body wash. It came off perfectly. I wanted to see how much came off so I grabbed my cotton rounds and rubbing alcohol. All the make up came off with just the body wash. Honestly I am not a big make up person but over all I am happy after just the first day. I can not wait to see how the foundation helps my skin tone after a longer bit of time.

Monday, July 30, 2012


So I signed up a few weeks ago with BzzAgent. What is this thing you ask? It is a site for free stuff. No not you normal free samples. You get free full size stuff. Of course you have to work for it. So when you sign up you answer all these surveys so the site gets to know you. You know stuff you like doing, eating, using ect ect. Then you go back everyday see what is going on. Today I pop over to my email and there is an invite to a campaign for CoverGirl!! Now a campaign basically is you get the stuff in the mail you try it out for a while then let then know what you think about it. So Head over and check it out.

Monday, April 9, 2012

so much going on

Well life here is slowly getting better. It has taken a while but I finally have a friend. It is great. Kids are making friends. Last weekend my friend her husband, son and husband's parents came over for Easter dinner. We ended up eating outside. It was really a good time. This is the first time we have had non family members over for dinner. Today marks the first day of spring break. So far the kids are outside playing. I might just stay in bed and relax not sure yet.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

nearly 4 months

Well this is how long we have been back in Utah. It is now time to get back on track with everything. For me this means out of bed by 9am. Since this is when the kids are all at school. I need to start working out again for many reasons. The main one being my health. I have to start getting the house cleaned up before I play my video games. No more laying in bed all day crocheting and watching tv all day. Okay may be just one day a week. I want to start eating as a family a few days a week. So that mean me getting off my rear and cooking proper meals. No more mass cooking then eating what ever is in the fridge. For the kids it means that after school homework first then chores before getting to go out side play laptops watch tv or playing video game. Clean laundry put away the day it is washed and rooms are picked up. Of course the kids are not going to like this one bit. There are some issues we are dealing with here and I think if we get back to a schedule things might help some. I also want to start doing things as a family playing games or outside together. Yes this means having McKay involved as well. That might be the hardest. I have been letting thing slack big time. there is piles of clean laundry downstairs. We can not even watch movies together. Our Office place is so clustered I have to walk over things to get to my desk. So I am thinking of chore lists. Does any one know where to find some good ideas for this. We use to have a jar. I would right down things that had to be done daily the kids would have to pick something out and that is what they had to do. All my kids are old enough to be able to do anything in the house. I also would have one slip be a free day but might not put that in.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Had a loaf of everything french bread in the fridge that was about to go bad so decided to make croutons with it. Nearly finished cubing it all up I end up slicing part of my nail off all the way to the flesh. Thank goodness no blood. So it is raw and tender. McKay finished cutting everything for me and did not make fun of me at all. Today I will keep him Well this gets me out of washing dishes.