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Showing posts from March, 2020

Quick and Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

There are times when we need chocolate. Chocolate cake. I'm talking about rich, decedent, satisfying chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting!  We are living one of those times we need cake. Practicing social distancing and staying at home due to the Corona Virus requires cake! I know, I always preach healthy eating, but you all know I do indulge in yummy sweets, in moderation of course. Besides, cocoa is full of antioxidant flavanoids, is anti inflammatory and triggers feel good endorphins, so chocolate cake is practically a health food! This is one of those times when we need the comfort of chocolate with all it's endorphin inducing power!  There is an easy chocolate cake I have been making for years whenever the kids asked for a dessert or I needed to make something quick. I would make this chocolate cake as a one layer round cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It was quick. It was easy. It was better than eating a store bought cake loaded with pre

Cricut Craft Idea: Clean/Dirty Magnetic Sign for the Dishwasher

Since we are all stuck at home on lock down due to the COVID-19, Corona Virus, we may as well make the best of it cleaning out drawers and closets, organizing, trying new recipes, painting, crafting, having high quality family time and generally getting all those household projects done that we never have time for.  My project list is loooong! We'll see what I can accomplish in this unexpected furlough. I've been doing some serious cleaning and organizing in my house. I don't think it's ever been this clean! This is my usual motto. Now, I'm finding that the smallest thing that looks a mess gets on my nerves. Like this sticky note.  We have used this method for years to let everyone know the dishes are clean in the dishwasher.  Well, no more!!! That little note is one of those items that is making me crazy! It's time to craft a sign for the dishwasher indicating whether it's clean or dirty. Growing up, I remember a flower magnet on the dishwasher

Home Beauty Hacks to try during the Temporary Salon Closures due to COVID-19, Corona Virus

Is your salon closed due to the COVID-19?  I am not able to work at my salon due to the virus.  All of us in the beauty industry are quite panicked about not working and having no income while we are living the at home life. We all want our salons open as quickly as it is safe to do so!!! You all are apparently panicked too! I'm getting messages from people who are starting to panic about things like how to get their gel polish off and what to do about their roots!!! Help is on the way! I'm here to give you a few helpful cruelty free home beauty hacks alleviate your the biggest beauty dilemmas: your brows need to be done,  your hair color needs a touch-up,  your lash extensions are shedding,  and your gel polish, dip powder and artificial nails are growing out. After all, we don't want to come out of lock down looking like this! This is an image I saw shared on facebook and it says it all! 😂🤣😂 We'll all get through this together and our salon