Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Ok.  I lied.  These aren’t Texas Roadhouse Rolls.  They’re my great-great grandma’s rolls. But they totally rival Texas Roadhouse Rolls. THEY ARE SO GOOD. This recipe is so versatile. We use it for rolls, bread, cinnamon rolls, pizza dough blah blah. It works for everything!  Takes five minutes to throw in your bread maker, 2 hours of bread maker magic, 10 minutes to roll up and 15 minutes to cook. That really equals 15 minutes of you needing to be in the kitchen!  Who doesn’t love that right?!

I’m having serious issues with blogger so sorry if the layout is a little… off!


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 sugar
  • 1 egg (break up yolk)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs yeast


  • Add all the ingredients- in order- to your bread maker and set to dough setting!
  • Roll into balls in a muffin tin
  • Bake at 370 for 10-ish minutes or until golden brown
Add 1 1/2 cups milk to bread maker

Then add 1/4 cup melted butter

Next, add in your 1/3 cup sugar

Break up the yolk of one egg and add it to bread maker

Add 1 tsp salt

Add 4 cups flour
And finally, add 1 Tbs yeast

Now that you’ve added all your ingredients, set your bread maker settings to DOUGH

And when it’s finished with its bread maker magic, it should look like this:
This is how we roll ours.
You’ve got to spread some flour out on your table and just put the dough you get from your bread maker right on top of it.
Now take a chunk of dough and place your thumbs in the middle of the chunk- like so
Now fold it in and repeat
Eventually it’ll start looking like a nice round little ball.  If you’ve noticed, roll dough doesn’t roll like cookie dough!
Forgive the photographer!
Place 3 balls in one muffin cup

Put them in the oven and when they come out they should be so delicious!  These ones look a little funny because my cute nieces rolled the last batch and I forgot to take pictures of the first batch- of course!


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And you said beets were gross!

I found this great lip stain idea over at Team EcoEtsy
You need 2 Tbs Olive Oil, 1 Tbs honey and 1 beet.  She’s got step by step picture instructions over at her site if you want to make it, but you basically mix up all the ingredients in a food processor and then strain the solid mixture into a jar.
One of the comments on her site suggested you pour the mixture into some ice cube trays and freeze it so none of it goes to waste.
I definitely won’t be purging my make up bag of all it’s wonderfully “toxic” ingredients.  Because well, I love my make up.  No matter how “toxic” people might say it is.  I do love the idea of this stain though because other lip stains you can buy at the store dry the crap out of your lips!  This natural concoction would seem to be nourishing and hydrating.  Plus it’s pretty!  I am so trying this.  After the holidays!  Wish me luck!

Celebrity Beach Waves

Messy beach waves vs refined loose curls
These messy “beach waves” are everywhere.  I fell in love with them on Gillian Zinser from 90210.
The texture is amazing in these styles.  It’s such an effortless look.  So how do you get the look?  Isn’t it obvious?  You spend hours and hours in the salty ocean and then let the sun quickly dry it out haha!  I’m gonna let Miss A tell you how.  She’s got a really great article which includes talk about texturizing spray.  I’ve never tried this look before.  I’ve been more of a refined curl girl.  I’m really wanting to test this out though.  If you have any tips and tricks on how to get this messy beach look, I’d love to hear them over on my facebook page!

Dutch Braided Headband

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So here’s the deal.  I’m pregnant.  And pregnancy comes with a lot of wonderful things.  You know, a little bit of weight gain, swollen ankles, clothes that don’t fit, sleepless nights and cravings like chocolate shakes from Arby’s.  At the end of it all though it ends up being totally worth it.  So for me, pregnancy is a means to an end.  When I’m pregnant I HATE taking pictures of myself.  It’s one of those things where you think you look okay and then you see a picture of yourself and you’re like…  Whaaat?  No.  That can’t be right.  I don’t look like that!  Or those glimpses you catch of yourself in the store windows or bathroom mirrors?  Ugh.  Here  are a few pictures for you… ones where you can’t really see my face.  Ha, because I REFUSE!  It’s just one of those things.  If you don’t understand, you will one day.
This hairstyle is nothing totally new, but it’s something a little different for me.  It’s a dutch braided headband.  That I just tied off with bobby pins.  I started the braid close to my face and as I braided, I angled the braid further and further away from my face so that by the time it reached my ear it was a few inches back.  If you don’t know how to do a dutch braid, get my book!  Love dutch braids, they’re full of texture and super in right now.  Enjoy!