Wednesday, April 11, 2018

STICKY BUNS!!

All growing up, my mom made these sticky buns for special occasions, usually Christmas, and every time she made them, we DEVOURED them! As we got older she had to start making 2 pans, and my brothers and I would just gobble them up! I continued that tradition in my family when I got married, and we now make them for Christmas, Easter, and even some birthday! They are just THAT good! And you make prep them the night before so you it's so easy in the morning.

AND THEY ARE EASY!! Woot!!

Get those bundt pans ready cuz you're going to want to make this ASAP.



Ingredients...

  • softened butter for smearing
  • 1/2 cup for melting (I always use salted butter)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 package "cook n serve" butterscotch pudding
  • 18-23 frozen dinner rolls (the kind that have to thaw, rise, and cook)
  • 1/2 cup, or more, pecans (optional)

DO NOT preheat your oven, these are overnight rolls! So prepare them the night before you want to eat them Smear the softened butter all over your bundt pan. Sprinkle the pecan halves into the pan. Arrange the frozen dinner rolls around the bottom of your pan. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, pudding and cinnamon. sprinkle sugar mixture over your rolls, then pour melted butter all over the rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight. 

In the morning, place rolls in a COLD OVEN, set oven to 350* and bake for 30 minutes. After they are done, turn over onto a large platter. Wait five minutes for them to set.

Enjoy!!

xoxo



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The EASIEST DIY Curtains!

I looked HIGH and LOW for the exact curtains that I wanted for my family/dining/kitchen area. I have three big window PLUS a sliding glass door, so I wanted something that I could carry through the entire area. Something light and airy. Something that would give privacy without blocking out all the natural light. I could NOT find anything that I wanted. Everything that I found was either too thick for my liking, not quite the right color, or cost an arm and a leg for ONE panel! So... I started looking for fabric to make my own. I am NOT a seamstress, but I do have a sewing machine and I can sew up a seam. So, I figured, how hard can it be?!

The material that I wanted was slightly off white and gauze-like. But I didn't want my windows to look like I had hung mummy wrappings from the curtain rod. They had to be just right. (Realizing now that I have a very picky taste in curtains. hahahh!)

Guess where I found my perfect fabric?? WALMART!! Of all places! Of all the fabric stores... I searched for weeks, and on a whim, my husband and I ran into walmart on our way home from date night. And voila! There was my fabric! Who knew?! Never underestimate what you can find at that store! Haha!

So... without further ado, I bring you, the EASIEST DIY curtains you've ever seen.


 Supplies you will need...
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine 

NOTE: I opted to leave the selvage edge of my fabric alone, it's cute and has a little fringe. If you are NOT going to leave that edge, you will want to use steps 3-6 to finish those edges BEFORE you do the top and bottom.


Step 1. You will need to measure your space and how big you want your curtains. And buy your fabric a little longer than needed, because having extra is ALWAYS better than not having enough. I bought enough fabric to get eight 9-foot curtain panels. The fabric was about $2.50/yard.


Step 2. I cut my panels all to 9 foot lengths. Use your measuring tape to get the exact length. Remember the phrase, measure twice, cut once? It's a good phrase to live by when cutting curtain panels. 


Step 3. You'll want to even out your ends. I heated up my iron, folded my fabric so that the subtle square pattern all lined up along the bottom, and then ironed it into place.


Step 4. After that was all lined up, I folded the fabric over about another inch. And ironed again. You may need to fold it a little more than an inch depending on how much you need to fold over in step 3. But it's ok! Remember you got more fabric than you needed!


Step 5. IRON! Make sure those creases are going to stick. It will make step 6 SO much easier!


Step 6. Put your sewing machine on the general stitch setting, nothing fancy going on here, just a straight stitch. Sew that folded over fabric on the inside part of the curtain, clear up the folded fabric. This is going to be the bottom of your curtains. 


Step 7. Repeat step 3, but on the other end of your curtain panel. MAKE SURE that you fold it the right way so that the front side of your curtains, the part that everyone sees, doesn't show the folded over fabric.



Step 8. You want to fold over more fabric on this end. This is going to be where your curtain rod goes through, I folded over about 3 inches. You may need to do more or less depending on how big your rod is.








Step 9. Here you will repeat steps 5 and 6 just for the top end of your curtain.


Step 10. Iron your finished curtain, and put it on your curtain rod!

Voila! You're DONE!

Now, do a little happy dance because you made your own curtains! I know I did! Woot!!


I LOVE to see projects that people are doing, so if you use this tutorial to make your curtains, I want to know!! Send me pictures to my email at themomhack@gmail.com

And remember, sharing is caring!  You know, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

xoxo,
Sharee




Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Best Eyeshadow for Green eyes!

I did a poll the other day in my Facebook group, The Makeup Hack, and almost every single woman said their favorite part of them was their EYES! I can't blame them, everyone's eyes are perfectly unique and beautiful in their own stunning way. So why not enhance them with the PERFECT eyeshadows?? Now, I don't know about you, but picking which eyeshadows are the best for different eye colors has been so intimidating to me! So I have researched, read articles, and searched Pinterest and I have come up with the BEST eyeshadows for the different eye colors!

So let's talk about the color wheel... It's really not a secret which colors make which eye colors POP! You find your eye color on the wheel, Such as this one...


And go to the opposite side, and voila! Those colors and the surrounding colors are your ideal. ❤

For this post, I am sharing which Maskcara Beauty eyeshadows are BEST for green eyes.... Their eyeshadows blend like butter, if you haven't tried them, trust me, you need to! Find your perfect colors below.

To shop Maskcara eyeshadows, CLICK HERE

You can find the best eyeshadows for blue eyes, HERE.

You can find the best eyeshadows for brown eyes, HERE.

Comment below any questions you might have or email me as themomhack@gmail.com.

Happy blending, my friends! 

xoxo


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Best Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes

I did a poll the other day in my Facebook group, The Makeup Hack, and almost every single woman said their favorite part of them was their EYES! I can't blame them, everyone's eyes are perfectly unique and beautiful in their own stunning way. So why not enhance them with the PERFECT eyeshadows?? Now, I don't know about you, but picking which eyeshadows are the best for different eye colors has been so intimidating to me! So I have researched, read articles, and searched Pinterest and I have come up with the BEST eyeshadows for the different eye colors!

So let's talk about the color wheel... It's really not a secret which colors make which eye colors POP! You find your eye color on the wheel, Such as this one...



And go to the opposite side, and voila! Those colors and the surrounding colors are your ideal. ❤

For this post, I am sharing which Maskcara Beauty eyeshadows are BEST for blue eyes.... Their eyeshadows blend like butter, if you haven't tried them, trust me, you need to! Find your perfect colors below.





To shop Maskcara eyeshadows, CLICK HERE

You can find the best eyeshadows for brown eyes, HERE.

Comment below any questions you might have or email me as themomhack@gmail.com.

Happy blending, my friends! 

xoxo


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Best Eyeshadow for Brown eyes!

I did a poll the other day in my Facebook group, The Makeup Hack, and almost every single woman said their favorite part of them was their EYES! I can't blame them, everyone's eyes are perfectly unique and beautiful in their own stunning way. So why not enhance them with the PERFECT eyeshadows?? Now, I don't know about you, but picking which eyeshadows are the best for different eye colors has been so intimidating to me! So I have researched, read articles, and searched Pinterest and I have come up with the BEST eyeshadows for the different eye colors!

So let's talk about the color wheel... It's really not a secret which colors make which eye colors POP! You find your eye color on the wheel, Such as this one...


And go to the opposite side, and voila! Those colors and the surrounding colors are your ideal. ❤

For this post, I am sharing which Maskcara Beauty eyeshadows are BEST for brown eyes.... Their eyeshadows blend like butter, if you haven't tried them, trust me, you need to! Find your perfect colors below.



To shop Maskcara eyeshadows, CLICK HERE

You can find the best eyeshadows for blue eyes, HERE.

Comment below any questions you might have or email me as themomhack@gmail.com.

Happy blending, my friends! 

xoxo


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

20 farmhouse things you NEED for Spring from Ikea!!

Spring is just around the corner and I am getting that itch to give my house that fresh, renewed feel that comes every year after Winter... So I have been searching high and low for inexpensive, Spring-ey farmhouse pieces to add to my home decor this year, and guess where I found some AMAZING things?! IKEA!! Now if you're anything like me, when you go to Ikea and you have to plan to spend at least half the day there, partly because you get lost, and partly because it's a gigantic store and you just want to spend the whole day exploring and finding all the cute things. Well, the other day, I went searching, and Ikea did NOT disappoint!

Here are 18 farmhouse pieces you need for Spring from Ikea! And you don't even have to go and spend half your day searching because I have the online link for them too, you're welcome! 




First let's do all the white things! (Forgive the US dollar amounts if you're reading from another country.)


1. This white serving tray! It's only $8.99!! It's metal, and SO cute for making a display or serving up something yummy for spring.
2. This White pitcher. It's also metal! And comes in at $14.99. Perfect for displaying a fresh bouquet of flowers. You could even tie a ribbon or some burlap around it for some added texture. 

3. This white hanging planter! It's $9.99 per planter, and SO cute!!
4. This Small pitcher. It's the perfect little milk/cream pitcher. Or another place to display some flowers. And only $4.99!
5. This white planter. It's metal with little wooden feet. SO cute! I will link some little plants later that  are PERFECT for displaying in it! Or you can go the real plant route if you have a green thumb! PS this planter is only $9.99.


 6. This white hanging planter. There is something about this cute little planter that reminds me of a doily. And doilies scream Spring and easter to me. I love the lace-like pattern around the top. And at only $5.99 a pop, you can get three and make a cute hanging garden.
7. This cute white greehouse! It's $29.99 and you can start all your herbs and veggies in it before you plant them outside! Or if you kill plants, like me, you can put some cute fake plants in it!


 8. This cute white planter. It's only $4.99 and it's perfect for either keeping craft supplies clutter free, or for planting your favorite spring flowers for your kitchen window.
 9. This white and wood bowl. Perfect for storing your yummy, fresh spring fruits and veggies. It's $12.99.
10. This mini bowl. It would be SO cute for individual little cakes or tarts. And it would be great for other holidays year round! And it's only $2.99 so you could get one for everyone in the fam!

11. This pie plate! ! It's only $6.99, and would be a perfect addition to your springy dinner table! You could put a yummy dessert, quiche, or even dress a yummy ham on it! 

12. This white lantern! Nothing says spring, like the sweet designs on this lantern. It would go perfectly on your front entry table! And it's only $12.99!


Now for the items that are not white! If you like farmhouse, you will LOVE these!

13. This metal planter! First of all, this is only $0.49!! Super cheap! And you can plant your favorite plants in it, or use it by your kitchen sink for the soap and scrubber storage! Really, when its only 50 cents, and it's a galvanized metal pot, you just have to buy it and find a spot for it! I got some fake plants to put in it. (Remember, real plant killer. haha)


14. This metal hanging planter rack! It's only $7.99 and I want to get it and hang it on my kids' playhouse in my backyard! Maybe I will even put real plants in it, and put them in charge of keeping them alive!
15. This grassy fake plant! It's only $5.99 and it's the perfect plant to put on your spring table! You could put this in any of the above planters! 


16. This fake plant! I LOVE the white tips of this! Adding greenery to any room, instantly brings the room to life! This one is $4.99, there is also a good selection of other fake plants at Ikea you can find them HERE.
FEJKA Artificial potted plant, thyme

17. This jute rug! Bringing a natural-fibers rug will bring the outside in and liven up any room. I LOVE my Jute rug in my front entryway! It gave the room a breath of fresh air when we put it in there. This one is $139.
18. This wood bowl. It's $19.99, and I am a HUGE fan of bringing wood into a space. So many old vintage things are made from wood, so bringing in something wood will bring in the texture of that modern farmhouse!
19. This wooden stand! We already talked about bringing wood into a room, so we can all drool together over this wooden platter! And it's only $12.99!
20. This 3-tiered metal stand! You guys, this is only $19.99!! I found it down by checkout... The other day when I went, my budget was maxed out by the time I got to this.. but I guess that means I will just have to go back! 



Seriously IKEA is full of sooooo many farmhouse finds! These are just 20... Have you found items there that are perfect for the modern farmhouse?? Please comment below and let us know!

And remember sharing is caring!

Happy decorating!

xoxo




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

14 reasons I LOVE being a Maskcara artist and YOU WILL TOO

Ok so, almost a year ago, I started one of the BEST journeys of my LIFE! I know, it sounds so cliche... Join my direct sales company... It has changed my life and it will change yours! (Believe me, I have thought the SAME thing.) But I think it's safe to say that when you join a sisterhood, it changes lives. And when you have someone like Cara Brooks as the CEO, incredible things are just going to happen!

Ok, so I will get to the point... There are SO many things that I LOVE about being a Maskcara artist. And I have laid out the BEST things about it right here, for you! Read on girlfriend! And you MIGHT just find something that you didn't know was missing in your life!



1. One time start up Fee! There is no yearly membership fee to keep your business going! There is a $9.95/month website upkeep fee, but honestly, I haven't even noticed that. AND it's only $9.95!!

2. No keeping inventory! Maskcara takes care of all the shipping and packaging!!! I don't know about you, but I don't even have room for that in my house, not to mention if one of my four kids got into all the inventory.... 😌

3. Team support! My friend Brittany and I run our team together and when you join our team, you get exclusive access to things that only WE offer! Including exclusive training, social media content, and more!

4. Work from where ever you want! When your work is online, that's just how it goes! Woot!

5. Help women feel beautiful... Words can't describe how it feels when you watch someone's face light up when they see their face when you put makeup on that actually accentuates their amazing features instead of covering up who they are!

6. Make new friends! There are about 5000 artists in the company right now. And this business is all about community, not competition. It's about making friends and helping each other succeed!

7. Weekly webinars with Cara, our founder, and other TOP leaders in the company! These consist of training, recognition, and getting to know other artists.

8. A direct sales company that actually LISTENS to the suggestions of their "employees". Mic drop, right there!

9. An INCREDIBLE customer service team! They get back to you in a quick and timely manner, and give answers to questions! So helpful and my customers have ALWAYS been happy with their service.

10. A HUGE resource of product photos and videos, and free access to all of it when you sign up. BUT you are also free to create your own content! Let those creativity juices FLOW!

11. Inspiration to make your business a LASTING business. Do what you love HOW you want to do it! Grow how you want to grow! If you want to create a beauty niche, and sell Maskcara and show your other favorite products, DO IT! I LOVE home decor, and I love beauty, so I do both!

12. Family friendly!!!! When some of my other direct sales friends from other companies would tell me how much time their business was taking away from their family, it made me so sad. My family is my priority, and they need to come first, in my life, definitely before my business. At our Launch party, Cara had her kids even on stage with her for part of it!!

14. We are educated! Cara is always trying to give us all the information she can! I never feel like I don't know things that I need to know!

13. We have FUN! Not only do we receive training and education, we also laugh, we tell stories, we play games! It's SO FUN!!!

14. The PRODUCTS!!! You guys, when every single product basically puts everything you have known about makeup onto the back burner, you KNOW you that company something special. Maskcara doesn't come out with anything until it is the BEST.

PS I also LOVE that we don't have monthly minimums! There is an amount that you have to sell to be "active" but, if you aren't active, there is no penalty. The only time it would affect you is if you had a downline, you must be "active" to receive downline commisions.

I could go onnnnn and ooooon about Maskcara Beauty and how AMAZING it is! But I don't want to spoil all the fun for you when you join! Seriously, get in here GORGEOUS!! Let change the world, one face at a time!

xoxo

STICKY BUNS!!

All growing up, my mom made these sticky buns for special occasions, usually Christmas, and every time she made them, we DEVOURED them! As w...