Sunday, July 21, 2013



Supplies Needed *For One Pitcher:
Bottle of Wine (Red or White)
2-4 Cups Gingerale
1 Shooter of Gin
Splash of Orange Juice
Lemon
Lime
Orange
Raspberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Pineapple
Sugar

*I also like to splash some white zin in for an extra kick

The pictures below were for 3 pitchers I made for a BBQ


Begin by pouring in the wine into your pitcher :)

Cut some lemons, limes and oranges in half and squeeze out the juice into the pitcher

Wash and chop up the rest of the fruit, and split it in half



From one half, fill up a cup with fruit and mash it with a wooden spoon until it turns into mush. Do this with half of the fruit, and dump it into the pitcher.


Take the remaining fruit and break it up into the pitcher


Now add the gingerale, orange juice and gin, some cane sugar and stir it all up


You want to let it sit over night in the fridge, DO NOT ADD ICE TO THE PITCHER!! 


When serving, serve in a wine glass over ice
9:22 PM Ashley


Supplies Needed *For One Pitcher:
Bottle of Wine (Red or White)
2-4 Cups Gingerale
1 Shooter of Gin
Splash of Orange Juice
Lemon
Lime
Orange
Raspberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Pineapple
Sugar

*I also like to splash some white zin in for an extra kick

The pictures below were for 3 pitchers I made for a BBQ


Begin by pouring in the wine into your pitcher :)

Cut some lemons, limes and oranges in half and squeeze out the juice into the pitcher

Wash and chop up the rest of the fruit, and split it in half



From one half, fill up a cup with fruit and mash it with a wooden spoon until it turns into mush. Do this with half of the fruit, and dump it into the pitcher.


Take the remaining fruit and break it up into the pitcher


Now add the gingerale, orange juice and gin, some cane sugar and stir it all up


You want to let it sit over night in the fridge, DO NOT ADD ICE TO THE PITCHER!! 


When serving, serve in a wine glass over ice

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Do It Yourself At-Home Facial Tutorial



These days, it costs an arm and a leg to get a quality spa treatment. By getting some of these products you will save yourself a LOT of money, and be able to pamper yourself more often. 

Below I have provided the steps, products and links where to purchase the products. The end of the post explains the importance of each product!

OKAY, let's get started:

Begin by preheating the facial spa 


You can purchase the product above HERE for just $23

*Another way to get similar results is to boil a pan of water



While your water is preheating, wash your face with your normal cleanser, preferably an exfoliating product

Now, steam your face for 15 minutes



When your time is up, dab your face dry with a towel and apply the masque immediately to your face and neck...never neglect your neck

You can purchase these products HERE for about $8

You want to apply the masque in circular motions in various directions, making sure that you get the product into each pore and line in your skin



Now wait 15-20 minutes while the masque dries and hardens

You will begin to feel disgusting as the Mint Julep pulls out the nastiness from your face

*This is also a great time to apply cucumbers to your eyes to eliminate tired eyes



Now, take a small towel and get it wet with hot water. Being to wash off the masque this way, rubbing somewhat hard to make sure you get it all off

After it's all been washed away, disgard the towel and change the water to cold and instantly splash your face with cold water a few times! Pat dry with towel

Now it's time to exfoliate AGAIN with your cleanser

Follow this by yet again splashing your face with cold water, and then apply the miracle product...ROSEWATER as a toner

You can buy this product HERE for just $4

Let the Rosewater sit for a few minutes, and then apply and oil-free moisturizer

There you have it...at-home facial that is of spa quality. Your skin will be glowing and SUPER soft!

If you try this at home, please comment and let me know your rating of it on a scale of 1-10 :)

Now, some frequently asked questions...

Why Purchase a Facial Steamer?

Steam helps to loosen the cellular cement that binds too many dead skin cells to the surface of skin. The steam also softens blackhead plugs so they will easily and gently release from the follicular opening. The buildup of sebum inside the follicle can then flow naturally.

Why are those two Masques recommended? 

Mint julep masque is the original natural home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. Simply apply mint julep masque to your clean face and neck. Within minutes it firms and hardens, drawing out impurities from your pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth

Mud pack masque is the original old-fashioned, time-tested earth facial treatment with imported natural English clay that works wonders for your skin. It's not only an effective pore cleanser, but also helps tighten loose, sagging skin on your face and neck and relaxes tired facial muscles to soften lines and wrinkles. It helps you look your best and your complexion will have a clearer, smoother, more youthful looking appearance.

What is Rosewater and how will it help my skin?

Rose water is a byproduct of steam distillation, the process that's used to isolate the plant's essential oil. Some of your beauty products probably contain rose water, but you might want to consider adding a bottle of this ingredient in its pure form to your bathroom inventory, too.
One of the main benefits of rose water is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. Some people also use roses as a rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. These properties, proponents believe, make rose water particularly beneficial to people with sensitive skin.



Have another question? Post it in the comment box and I will get it answered for you!




6:58 PM Ashley

Do It Yourself At-Home Facial Tutorial



These days, it costs an arm and a leg to get a quality spa treatment. By getting some of these products you will save yourself a LOT of money, and be able to pamper yourself more often. 

Below I have provided the steps, products and links where to purchase the products. The end of the post explains the importance of each product!

OKAY, let's get started:

Begin by preheating the facial spa 


You can purchase the product above HERE for just $23

*Another way to get similar results is to boil a pan of water



While your water is preheating, wash your face with your normal cleanser, preferably an exfoliating product

Now, steam your face for 15 minutes



When your time is up, dab your face dry with a towel and apply the masque immediately to your face and neck...never neglect your neck

You can purchase these products HERE for about $8

You want to apply the masque in circular motions in various directions, making sure that you get the product into each pore and line in your skin



Now wait 15-20 minutes while the masque dries and hardens

You will begin to feel disgusting as the Mint Julep pulls out the nastiness from your face

*This is also a great time to apply cucumbers to your eyes to eliminate tired eyes



Now, take a small towel and get it wet with hot water. Being to wash off the masque this way, rubbing somewhat hard to make sure you get it all off

After it's all been washed away, disgard the towel and change the water to cold and instantly splash your face with cold water a few times! Pat dry with towel

Now it's time to exfoliate AGAIN with your cleanser

Follow this by yet again splashing your face with cold water, and then apply the miracle product...ROSEWATER as a toner

You can buy this product HERE for just $4

Let the Rosewater sit for a few minutes, and then apply and oil-free moisturizer

There you have it...at-home facial that is of spa quality. Your skin will be glowing and SUPER soft!

If you try this at home, please comment and let me know your rating of it on a scale of 1-10 :)

Now, some frequently asked questions...

Why Purchase a Facial Steamer?

Steam helps to loosen the cellular cement that binds too many dead skin cells to the surface of skin. The steam also softens blackhead plugs so they will easily and gently release from the follicular opening. The buildup of sebum inside the follicle can then flow naturally.

Why are those two Masques recommended? 

Mint julep masque is the original natural home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. Simply apply mint julep masque to your clean face and neck. Within minutes it firms and hardens, drawing out impurities from your pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth

Mud pack masque is the original old-fashioned, time-tested earth facial treatment with imported natural English clay that works wonders for your skin. It's not only an effective pore cleanser, but also helps tighten loose, sagging skin on your face and neck and relaxes tired facial muscles to soften lines and wrinkles. It helps you look your best and your complexion will have a clearer, smoother, more youthful looking appearance.

What is Rosewater and how will it help my skin?

Rose water is a byproduct of steam distillation, the process that's used to isolate the plant's essential oil. Some of your beauty products probably contain rose water, but you might want to consider adding a bottle of this ingredient in its pure form to your bathroom inventory, too.
One of the main benefits of rose water is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. Some people also use roses as a rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. These properties, proponents believe, make rose water particularly beneficial to people with sensitive skin.



Have another question? Post it in the comment box and I will get it answered for you!






Make two 9-inch square cake pans, and then cut them into the shape of a bottle

I then cut it into sections to frost the different colors on, refrigerate for an hour before adding the script


Also, here's the shirt I gifted along with it:


9:56 AM Ashley


Make two 9-inch square cake pans, and then cut them into the shape of a bottle

I then cut it into sections to frost the different colors on, refrigerate for an hour before adding the script


Also, here's the shirt I gifted along with it:


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Healthy, Weight Watchers Recipe


Ingredients:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose white flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 diced apple of your choice without peel
Topping:
3 tbsp white flour
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp light butter cut into chunks
1 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees

Lightly flour your cupcake cups

In a large bowl, beat the apple sauce and the egg whites until it foams. Continue to add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Once blended evenly, stir in your diced apples.

Portion out into each cup

To Make the Topping:
Mix together the flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon and scoop some on the top of each muffin.


Place on middle rack and bake for 30-35 minutes, allow 10 minutes to cool in the pan



6 Points Per Serving

Nutritional Information:
12 Servings

  Calories 151.5  
Total Fat 2.2 g     
Saturated Fat 1.3 g     
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g     
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g  
Cholesterol 5.2 mg  
Sodium 334.8 mg  
Potassium 63.2 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 32.9 g     
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g     
Sugars 16.0 g  
Protein 3.4 g
7:57 PM Ashley
Healthy, Weight Watchers Recipe


Ingredients:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose white flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 diced apple of your choice without peel
Topping:
3 tbsp white flour
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp light butter cut into chunks
1 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees

Lightly flour your cupcake cups

In a large bowl, beat the apple sauce and the egg whites until it foams. Continue to add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Once blended evenly, stir in your diced apples.

Portion out into each cup

To Make the Topping:
Mix together the flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon and scoop some on the top of each muffin.


Place on middle rack and bake for 30-35 minutes, allow 10 minutes to cool in the pan



6 Points Per Serving

Nutritional Information:
12 Servings

  Calories 151.5  
Total Fat 2.2 g     
Saturated Fat 1.3 g     
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g     
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g  
Cholesterol 5.2 mg  
Sodium 334.8 mg  
Potassium 63.2 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 32.9 g     
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g     
Sugars 16.0 g  
Protein 3.4 g

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th Of July Recipe



Melt white chocolate
Dip the strawberries in one at a time
Lay on wax paper to harden
Refrigerate for 30 minutes
Swirl the bottoms with blue frosting

OR

Add blue food coloring to the white chocolate and dip the tips in blue

10:06 AM Ashley
4th Of July Recipe



Melt white chocolate
Dip the strawberries in one at a time
Lay on wax paper to harden
Refrigerate for 30 minutes
Swirl the bottoms with blue frosting

OR

Add blue food coloring to the white chocolate and dip the tips in blue