Monday, November 5, 2012

Witch Fingers and Kitty Litter treats!

                    Witch Finger Cookies! 

My kids LOVED making witch finger cookies!
I text a picture to my husband and he thought they
looked so real! 


  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 30 blanched almonds
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with Silpats (French nonstick baking mats) or parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place food coloring in a shallow bowl. Using a small paintbrush, color one rounded half of each almond. Set aside to dry.
  3. Separate 1 egg. Set aside the white. In a small bowl, whisk together yolk, remaining egg, and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar, and salt. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Add egg mixture, and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the flour, and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Wrap the dough in plastic, and chill until firm, 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough in half. Work with one piece at a time, keeping remaining dough covered with plastic wrap and chilled. Divide the first half into 15 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece back and forth with palms into finger shapes, 3 to 4 inches long. Pinch dough in two places to form knuckles. Score each knuckle lightly with the back of a small knife. Transfer fingers to prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. When all fingers are formed, brush lightly with egg white. Position almond nails; push into dough to attach.
  7. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool completely.
Grape nuts and brownies rolled up while they are still
warm look like real kitty litter!  It is pretty disgusting. 
It is a trick instead of a treat! 
A great conversation piece! 
Have to be honest, it does ruin your
appetite a bit but I think it is hilarious!

Me making our daughter Whitney's Bingham Ball dress so it wasn't strapless.  They wanted
to charge $85.00 to make sleeves so I decided to dive into it myself! 

One of my favorite things about doing hair is doing updos for dances and weddings.  Plus, I love not having to pay to have it done!  I am seeing a pattern here...are you?  Yes, I am a DIY kind of gal because I have to be frugal with a large family!  With Whitney's hair, we just bobby pinned the top back, then did 4 extremely loose braids, then twisted them and pinned them into buns.  It only took about 15 mins.  One of the quickest updos I have ever done! 

 How 8 year old is sitting right here by me while I am typing this and she looked over at this picture of our daughter and her date. She said, "Wow, I totally respect him!"  I asked her why.  She said, "Because he wore pink!"  Kids say the darndest things!  I love it!  I do love that he wore pink to match her dress.  I think it takes a real man to pull pink off.  Way to go Jesse! 

So, right when they were getting these pictures taken I said to Jesse's Dad that they needed to be
on the cover of a prom magazine or something!  So, today I was on Facebook and look what Jesse's Dad sent us!  He is awesome! 



Our son Jensen made it to the play offs! The
amazing team mom's put this in our yard.
Thank goodness for good women who do
things like be team mom's because I am not
one of those!


Go # 41!  Good Luck! 

We love you Buddy!

Bingham Miners

are the best!    


 How fun was this?  I got to do a bride's hair for her bridal pictures and her wedding (below).  I also did her sister's hair too! (above)  I sort of made this up as I went.  She had hair almost to her waist and it is thick hair too.  I put it into three low ponytails in a row down the nape of her neck.  I then braided each ponytail and put them into three buns and pinned them into place.  What beautiful blonde girls!  Thank you for letting me play!  I love updos!  Congrats Steph! 


My YOUNIQUE news of the week! 
So since Younique launched on October 1st, we have now had 168 women sign up to be Presenters!  I am so happy that so many women are seeing the Younique vision!  It is so exciting!  I now have five others on my team.  Natalie, Dani, Jen, Delia, and Heather.  Natalie now has 3 on her team, Dani has 2, and Jen has 1.  Our team is growing!  Also, product became available on Nov. 1st.  In 48 hours, over $14,000 worth of product was sold!  Isn't that amazing?  So cool!  Here are some pictures of what is available now on my website at
 The Moodstruck Eye Collection
4 mineral pigment eye shadows
3 make-up brushes
Fiber lashes fiber mascara

All for only $99.00!

The eye shadows are available in
in 15 different colors! 

I love the names of the colors of eye shadows!
Four come in the Moodstruck kit but you can also
purchase them seperately.  They are $10.00
each or 4 for $35.00. 

Younique's Fiber lashes are the coolest!
There are two steps.  One is the transplanting gel and
the other is the fibers.  Above is a picture of the fiber lashes
 on the left eye above and nothing on the other eye. 

Younique's magnetic nail polish is awesome!
It comes with five colors and 4 magnetic slicers.
The polish has little magnetic fibers in it.  You paint it
on and immediately hold the slicer of your choice above
the nail for 20 seconds.  The magnetic particles are pulled
to create the design you chose.  It looks 3D.  It is amazing
and my 8 year old can do it!  It is only $34.00 for the whole
set!  What a good deal! 


                                 Check out this video on how easy the magnetic nail polish is to use! 

Younique leggies!  Coming in December for only $19.00!  I can't wait! 


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