Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sinful S'mores

Who doesn't love s'mores? They are that chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow-y goodness.  But again based on an idea seen on Pinterest, my amazing boyfriend came up with the following Sinful S'mores recipe.

Sinful S'mores Recipe

Here is what you need:

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (Grands)
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Graham Crackers (you can purchase crumbs or wafers and just crush them like we did)
Marshmallows (full sized or mini)

Bake at 375 degrees for 17 min

On a baking sheet, lay out your Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (if you purchase the Grands size then cut them in half). Add your marshmallow (1 full sized marshmallow or 5 mini marshmallows per Pillsbury Crescent Roll), semi-sweet chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs towards the centre of the Pillsbury Crescent Roll.

Like This:

After adding all the yummy ingredients together on the Pillsbury Crescent Roll, just fold together into a pouch.

Bake at 375 degrees for 17 min.

You should end up with this:

Can you say yummy?

This is a very simple recipe, great for a quick sweet fix and would be easy enough for kids to make!
I can't wait to try out a couple different variations I have in mind.

Let me know if you try it what you think.  All I can say is they are definitely Sinful S'mores that are sinfully good!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

D I Y Dusting Spray

Hello all!

I just thought I would share with you the DIY Dusting Spray I have been using for awhile now. It is not only efficient at dusting it is very cost friendly, you can definitely make this with ingredients you likely already have at home.  I found this recipe for the DIY Dusting Spray on Pinterest through The Homestead Survival blog HERE

DIY Dusting Spray:

  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice (I used fresh lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water
Stir/shake well to mix.  Use a squirt bottle for optimal usage.

**This dusting spray does work amazing, just remember that you need to shake it really well each time before you use it as the Olive Oil will separate from the mixture.**

Honestly I like the way the DIY dusting spray leaves my furniture after I use it, it is like it also polishes it at the same time due to the olive oil. 

Try it and let me know what you think! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Re-design complete!

Hello everyone! 

After a long day of re-designing my blog I am finally happy with the end result. Much thanks to my amazing boyfriend who helped with a good part of the re-design.  Let me know what you think! I am going to be posting a couple things in the upcoming few days, I just have to write up the posts.  I am going to be posting a lot of DIY and recipes and stuff I love from Pinterest.  So definitely stay tuned.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

D I Y- Coconut Whipped Body Cream

If you are like me you  have tried several if not all body lotions out there to try and get that amazing smooth skin that they all seem to advertise.  I have very dry skin and in the winter months it gets even worse.  So I was looking for something that not only nourished  my skin but also helped with the pain of the split skin from the dry weather.  I have become a huge fan of Pinterest.  They have so many awesome ideas and DIY projects.  I was on Pinterest the one night searching through the DIY and Craft section and I came across a recipe for Whipped Coconut Body Butter.  I looked at the ingredients and thought to myself "Could it really be anymore simple." I went out and I bought the items and whipped up a batch and seriously am a glad I did.
The Coconut Whipped Body Cream has replaced all the other body lotions I was using.  I love the fact that when you apply the Coconut Whipped Body Cream it melts into your skin, it is made from coconut oil so it is oil based but it sinks in within 10 minutes or so.  A little goes a long way.  It also keeps its consistency until you apply it.  Here is the recipe I use:

Coconut Whipped Body Cream

  • 1 lb Organic Pure Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 4 tsp Vitamin E Lotion 
Tools used:
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • Electric Mixer - with the stir paddle and whisk attachment
  • Large bowl

In a large bowl, combine the Coconut Oil (I used 1 lb but you can certainly adjust the recipe as you see fit.) Then add the 4 tsp of Vitamin E lotion.

You are going to want to start with the stir paddle attachment that comes with your electric mixer, as when you first start the Coconut Oil is very thick and lumpy. I usually use the stir paddle for about 3 minutes to break up the Coconut Oil.

After about 3 minutes of mixing with the stir paddle, you are going to want to switch over to your whisk. Continue mixing for about 6 minutes or until the Coconut Oil resembles the consistency of frosting. The whisk gives it that whipped look.

Once you have the Coconut Oil and Vitamin E mixed transfer into a jar to store it! I usually use a spatula and spoon so I can press down the Coconut Whipped Body Cream into the jar.

There you have it! Your very own DIY Coconut Whipped Body Cream!

As far as pricing this is a very cost effective body cream.

Cost to make your own DIY Coconut Whipped Body Cream:

1 lb Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Bulk Barn)- $6.99/lb (on sale) Normal pricing is $9.19/lb
1 Bottle Vitamin E Lotion (Dollar Tree)- $1
1 Jar - (Dollar Tree)- $1

The Coconut Whipped Body Cream lasts a long time, as I have said a little goes a long way. You can definitely do different variations and add for example Vitamin E Oil instead of the Vitamin E lotion or also add Shea Butter.  But I personally love the Coconut and Vitamin E combination.

Let me know what you think if you try out the recipe!

Friday, March 15, 2013

I present to you....Kat's Space.....ver 2.0?

Hello my avid readers?

I know it has been awhile since I last posted.  I keep making promises that I am going to continue to post regularly and then life here I sit with the canvas the same....I am going to be doing a couple new things with my blog.  Before I just posted random rants and ramblings.  But as I have grown and now  have become addicted to Pinterest....I am going to start posting DIY projects, recipes, crafts and even my Pinterest ventures.  I will of course also include my random ramblings because really what is my blog going to be like without the random posts? 

I want to thank each person who reads my blog, it means a lot to me! I hope you enjoy the new upcoming content.

Keep watching, as I will be posting my first DIY project shortly.