Sunday, July 24, 2011

Scripture Sunday

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 136:1-9 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hairdo Wednesday

Hey girls!  Sorry!  Another busy week!  So if ya'll have anything you want to send in...(that would be AWSOME!)  ;)
Anyway... here is a quick hairdo that is a little twist on the do from last week!
Hope you enjoy!
(Oh!  And I am wanting to do a Giveaway, with a little different twist on it, as soon as I can get my blog button to work!!!  >grrr!<  do any of you use GIMP2 when you make your buttons?)

First, do the little twist in the front as shown in last weeks do.

Then pull the top half of hair into a pony...
Then the bottom half with the top pony in the bottom.

And there you go!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Scripture Sunday

"...but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any."
1 Corinthians 6:11-12 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Recipe Thursday

Summer is a great time for fuit! Not only can you get it fresh but they are so light and refreshing! This dip looks like a great way to bounce them up. :)


Fruit Topping

1 package of cream cheese (8oz)
1 8 oz tub of sour cream
1/2 cup sugar

Mix it all together really good and top your favorite fruits with it!

Rebecca B,IL

Hairdo Wednesday

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kids On Tuesday

This is a really fun, outdoor game for a large group of kids!

Scavenger Race
The point of the game is the first (or the first three, depending on how many kids you have) child to bring you what you call out gets a piece of candy or wins that round.
So have the children stand in a line.
Then, call out something the children cam find in the area you're in.

A clover
A flower
A rock

Or make it harder like...

A piece of trash

After you call one item out say "Go!"
Then all the kids go and look and the first to bring it to you wins!
Do this several times!  It's a great time filler!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Hey!  This isn't a craft, didn't have enough time to get one together.
So, I've had some girls ask me how to do that twist in the front of last weeks Hairdo.  (I didn't explain it very well, sorry!)  So here is a movie of how to do it!  hope this helps!  :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Misc. Saturday

Hope you all have checked out the new Hair Page!  There are some REALLY fun ones on there!
<-----  Also two new polls to the side!  Let me know what your opinion is!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Graham Cracker Dip

What You'll Need:

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 c. softened butter
1/4 t. vanilla extract
3/4 c. confectioners sugar
2 T. brown sugar
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips
3/4 c. finely chopped pecans (optional)

In the mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla til fluffy.  Gradually add sugars; beat until just combined.  Stir in choc. chips.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.  (You don't have to refrigerate.... we couldn't wait so we just ate it right away!)

Optional- Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape into a ball.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Just before serving roll cheese ball in pecans.  Serve with graham crackers!

Emily P.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Game Friday

I think this game sounds like a TON of fun!!!  I've been wanting to try it at a girls party but just haven't gotten the chance.  If any of you do it leave me a comment and tell me how it went!  :)

Nail Polish Spin

Place several colors of nail polish in the middle of a circle of girls.  Now, have the first girl spin a bottle of nail polish.  Who ever the cap is pointing to when it is done spinning must paint one of her fingernails that color.  Then that person spins the next color of nail polish .... and so on.  Paint your toes also to make the game last longer.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Recipe Thursday

Yum!  These would make a fun Tea Party recipe!  :)
(New Hair Page above!!!)

~Cinnamon Chip Scones~
In a large bowl, mix these:
 3 1/4 c. AP Flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Cut in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs:
3/4 c. cold butter
Add 1 c butter milk.
(Don't have any buttermilk? Add  1 TBS white vinegar of lemon juice to a glass of milk that is just under one cup. Let sit for five minutes, then use as you were going to.)
Stir in:
10 0z. bag of cinnamon flavored chips. (Available in the baking section- although our Walmart does not carry them. Also, 10 oz. is quite a bit. They were fine the first time, but if you add about a 2/3 cup instead of the 10 0z, they are much better.)
Put on a lightly floured surface and knead gently ten to twelve times or until dough is no longer sticky. Divide in half, roll each one into a seven inch circle, and in turn  divide each one into  six wedges. Seperate and put on a ungreaded baking sheet ( I used a stone!) Brush with melted butter and lightly sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 425 for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. 
Ashlyn Y. IL 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hairdo Wednesday

(New Giveaway on the Giveaway page that ends Sat.!  Make sure you take a peek!)

Here ya go Judy!  Wow!  I'm actually doing a hairdo!  Shocking right!  After how many weeks!   ;D
This is a fun humid-friendly hairdo that I'm doing a lot this summer!  I have very naturally curly/wavy hair so straightening it on humid days REALLY doesn't work!  ;)  I'm sure some of you can identify with me.
But this one is great cause it's really easy and the more humid it gets, the cuter it gets!  Hope it works for you too!

Roman Messy Bun

Here's what you'll need:
2 hair ties
bobby pins
hair spray

Gel and scrunch your hair.
[For those of you who don't usually gel your hair here's what I do:
I don't brush or comb mine before I do this.  This is my hair naturally.  I washed it last night and just let it air dry.
Turn your head upside down.  Place about a dimes worth of curling gel in the palm of your hand, spread on both hands and scrunch your hair up.  Do this til all of your hair is scrunched with a light coating of gel.]

Part your hair over to one side...

Take the front section and separate into two parts.
Now pull the front section over the back section bringing the back section to the front.
Do this til you get it to the desired length.  I usually stop a little before it reaches my ear.

Then secure with bobby pins...

Next, pull the rest of your hair back in a pony tail.
(I wear it a lot like this too.)

Now, smush your hair up from the bottom to the top...

and rubber band it.

Now pull it til you can no longer see the rubber band.

Bobby pin in any loose ends and you are done!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kids On Tuesday

Here is a game kids of all ages love!  Great for a class or 5 Day Club setting.

Balloon Says Game

You'll need:
Little pieces of paper
And some hot air  ;D

Take your pieces of paper and write simple, fun commands.  Like:  Say the alphabet as fast as you can.  Jump up and down 3 times.  Give your neighbors a high five.  Run around the circle backwards.  Etc...
Then, blow up your balloons BUT BEFORE YOU TIE THEM OFF slip a piece of paper into each balloon.
Have the children sit in a circle.
Hand one balloon to a child and start singing.  Have the children pass the balloon around the circle as long as you are singing.  When you stop, the child holding the balloon pops the balloon and does the command inside.
Once done hand another balloon to another child to start and do the same thing til all the balloons are gone!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!  :D


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Misc. Saturday

Yay!!! Monday is my favorite Holiday!!!!! :D

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

Here is a yummy looking recipe that would be great for an Independence breakfast!

And if you are looking for fun and tasty ideas for your 4th celebration I encourage you to check out !


Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes


1/2 C. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1 C. cold water
4 C. fresh or frozen blueberries


2 C. flour
1/4 C. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 C. milk
1 C. sour cream
1/3 C. butter, melted
1 C. fresh or frozen blueberries

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Add the blueberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.

For pancakes, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine the eggs, sour cream, milk, and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls unto a greased hot griddle. Cook until browned on both sides; top with berry syrup.

Ashlyn Y. IL

Friday, July 1, 2011

Game Friday

This looks like a REALLY fun game! Thanks for sending it in Tracy! :D

This game is a combination of Clue, Charades, and Telephone.
A team of four people will leave the room and the people who are left
will pick out a person (Tigger, Cinderella, a pastor, etc.) a place
(the desert, a school bus, kindergarten, etc.) and a thing
(shoestring, refrigerator, etc.) Once the three things are decided
on one person gets called back into the room. He is told what the
three things are and gets to act them out to the second person. Once
the second person thinks he knows what the things are the third
person is called into the room and person two acts them out to person
three. (NO sound effects are allowed) Person three acts the things
out to person four and he gets to guess what the things are.

Tracy T MN