Saturday, February 25, 2012

Headband Curls

I am always interested in finding new ways to curl my hair without heat.  I wish my hair fell into perfect curls straight out the shower, but it does not. However, with the help of Pinterest, I have found a really fun way to achieve a natural looking head of curls.  Check out this tutorial.

The first time I tried this, it worked!  The curls were beautiful.  However, I do have a couple of tips.  Don’t wrap your hair too tightly around the headband.  The curls will be too tight and it will remind you of a bad perm from the eighties.  Also, use gel to help the curls hold better.  Go try this now!

The night before...all wrapped up.

The next morning!

Beatiful Curls!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chocolate Cake

I made my husband a cake for Valentine’s Day.

I glazed the cake with ganache. I didn’t know what ganache was until today. Oh my heavens, it is amazing. Ganache consists of three ingrediants: Heavy whipping cream, a bar of chocolate and a pinch of salt. Enough said.

I found the recipe here. However, instead of Ghiradelli chocolate I used Pralus cocoa powder  and a Valrhona Manjari 64% chocolate bar.

The cake turned out delicious!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Lucy's Shoe Sock Review

I am in love with baby shoe socks (socks that look like shoes).  Kate has many shoe socks and she looks so darling in all of them.  She has a set of shoe socks called “Lucy’s” by Trumpette.  She received them this last Christmas (thanks Mom!).  Not only are these socks adorable, but they are tactile!  Kate loves to grab at the bows with her hands.  Anything that can entertain this little girl is AMAZING.  I give this product 4/5 stars.  I couldn’t give it a full five star rating because they are a tad on the expensive side.