Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turkey Cake

I've made a turkey cake this year for the guys on my husband's boat that have duty on Thanksgiving. It is so funny how much it really looks like a turkey. I got the idea from FamilyFun.com, but I added my own touch. After icing it in brown icing, I sprinkled it with brown sugar. Then I used my kitchen torch to melt the brown sugar so it gave it the "baked" look. Then I added scraps of the cake to make it look like stuffing coming out.

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Removing Oil from Hair

My daughter always has dry skin. So when she got a batch of really dry skin I usually have her take an oil bath, and it clears right up. Well this whole scenario happened this weekend, only I was so rushed I forgot to tell her "Don't Wash Your Hair" Thinking she would know from prior oil baths I didn't think much of it. Oh was I wrong. Her hair looked permanently wet. Well I came up with a solution (literally) to get oil out of hair.

Dawn dish soap - to repel the grease
Oatmeal (ground in food processor) - to suck up the oil
Rubbing Alcohol - to dry out the hair

I washed her hair in the kitchen sink with the spray. I put a towel underneath her and I rolled up paper towel for her to put on her face (to avoid getting that concoction in her eyes). It worked rather well. There is some slick spots left, but the overall look is normal.
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Great Halloween

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We had a very nice Halloween. We made up little goodie bags to pass out and there was just the right amount. There was a couple extra, but we gave them to a friend. We didn't have the coolest house on the block this year, but possibly the most high tech.

We had a Halloween party for my son. We bobbed for apples, the kids made a scarecrow out of hay and some old clothes, then we made a scarecrow craft, and we ended with a hay-find (I hid goodies in the leftover hay from making the scarecrow).
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