Pick a Pin Tuesday : Play Makeup for Kids!

I pinned this one AGES ago.

Fauz Makeup for Kiddos

Fauz Makeup for Kiddos

Glad I did too. I had this idea in the back of my mind for a few months/years. (Garsh, definitely years). But I’m not a ‘makeup kind of gal. So I didn’t know how long it will actually take for me to use up a pallet of eye shadow. Thank goodness I’m a sucker for sales. I got some pallets on a whim… and normally the colours would suit me. But applied? It looked horrible. Think clown the morning after going cowboy. So I stashed it in my “maybe I’ll use it in the future” bag cause I’m a secret hoarder and can’t bring myself to throw anything away. Just in case I MIGHT need it. For something I saw on Pinterest. A few years ago.

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Also Roo got hold of the pallet and gauged her itty bitty fingers through the powder cake thingies. Faux  makeup 2

Being the brawn half of The Demolition Sisters Duo, she managed to find the hidden compartment underneath the shadows. I’ve had this pallet for …what 4 years? And I always moaned about (except for the colours which look awesome in the box but sucked once applied) it’s lack of applicator. Behold le Secret compartment!

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It even has a little mirror. Never the less, I was committed to upcycling this thing and by Prince George I was going to. So I followed the idiot proof instructions and dug out all the lovely pigment. Then poured in some nail varnish that is older than the eye-shadow that had started to thicken. (I prefer the term frugal to cheapskate)

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I wish these were real eye shadows. The kids love them too!

Linking up to: Show me what ya got!, New Nostalgia


Pick a Pin Tuesday : Oreo Caramel cupcakes! : Also a Recipe

I love Oreos. I really do. I hide in the pantry to munch them so I don’t have to share. My kids don’t know what they taste like, cause they are MINE. I even make milkshakes with them. Then I saw this pin.

Oreo caramel cupcakes

Oreo caramel cupcakes

It didn’t have a recipe linked, but you can sort of figure it out yourself. I’ll share how I made it. :J

You will Need:

Sasko Chocolate Bake Muffin MixNestle Caramel Treat Oreo Original Cookies

  • 1 packet Sasko Chocolate Bake Muffin Mix. The mix calls for:
    • 2 eggs,
    • 200ml milk,
    • 200ml oil}
  • 1 small tin of Caramel Treat
  • 2 x boxes of original Oreo cookies
  • 2 x 12 hole Muffin tins {I used the large muffin ones. Not Giant like M&B, but big}
  • Cupcake liner papers


Heat Oven to 180ºC. Place cupcake wrappers in baking tin. Prepare muffin mix as per packet instructions. Spread caramel treat over an oreo cookie {Don’t eat it }. Place another cookie on top making a sandwich. Spread some more caramel on the top cookie. And place in a wrapper in the prepared tin. {You get 16 muffins using 2 packs of oreo cookies; and you will have some choc muffin mix left over for a few plain muffins} Once all the cookies are used, carefully spoon choc muffin mix over the caramel-cookie sandwich. Don’t fill too much, as long as the top is covered. The batter will gradually run down around the cookies enveloping them in chocolate goodness.

Bake at 180ºC for 20-25 mins or until a cake tester comes out clean and the top is springy.  Cool on wire rack and enjoy!

Here’s the only pic I took of mine. It was a hectic Friday at work, finally sat down for a cuppa and a muffin.

Oreo caramel cupcake

I found a pin for oreo cream cheese icing that your can pipe onto the muffin {turning it into a cupcake}.


Linking up: Anit-procrastination Tuesday, Take a look Tuesday, Show me what ya got

Pick a Pin Tuesday : DIY Chalkboard Art Display Tutorial

If only I blogged as much in real life as I do in my head. So to get me back on track I’m going to start with a personal little meme and Pinterest in going to help.. The whole idea of pinterest is to find inspiration, right? I mostly pin craft tutorials or DIY and the odd recipe, and I’ve actually tried a few of them – with pics of course; always thinking that I might eventually blog about it. Of course every meme needs a catchy name to roll with the cool kids. I settled for Pick a Pin Tuesday.

Here’s my first Pick a Pin!

Original pin:

Upcycle leftover floor boards to display kids art

Source: babyrabies.com via Tracy on Pinterest

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