createbellacreate: Simple Crochet Bracelet Pattern

I used to Crochet but was never really good at it but I enjoyed it. I found these little bracelets while going through my newsletters and thought they would be a great beginner pattern for someone. My best friend Cissy crochets a lot and makes beautiful stuff. I thought about her when I saw these 🙂

createbellacreate: Simple Crochet Bracelet Pattern.

DIY Lipgloss: Take 2

I made an earlier post about DIY Lipgloss and admitted that the project did not go really well. The lipgloss was kind of grainy and wasn’t very firm. It didn’t stop the girls from loving it but I wasn’t pleased with it and knew we could make better.

So I experimented and figured out where I went wrong. We needed to melt the vaseline first. Once we did that it was easy peasy and worked like a dream. The proof is in the picture:

After we melted the vaseline we added our fruit flavored drink mixes and then poured them in the little containers. I got those containers at the Dollar Tree and they were only 10 for 1.0o. Then we set it in the fridge to firm back up and it turned out much better! We made a few different ones including Hawaiian Punch. We will definitely be doing this more in the future and I am already counting the money I am going to save on lip gloss and chapstick! Cha Ching 😀

Till We Dish Again,


Dishin’ Recipes

I found some recipes while surfing this week that I wanted to share. Please note most of these are relatively easy. Like I have stated before I am not a june cleaver by any means. I try to keep things simple and tasty.

One of my favorite desserts is Butterscotch Pudding and I found a great recipe on Annie’s Eats:

Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble..need I say more?

Cheddar Bacon Mac and Cheese…one word..bacon, enough said.

Till We Dish Again,



International Children’s Book Day/Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday

International Children’s Book Day was created in 1967 on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday of April 2nd. It is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish fairy tale and children’s story book author who wrote such titles as: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, and The Ugly Duckling.

In honor of International Children’s Book Day and Hans Christen Andersen’s Birthday we here at TOAMW&D and Dishin with Rebelle are giving away ” The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christen Andersen and Jerry Pinkney

 For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney’s spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale’s timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird — marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons — is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.

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