It is hard to tell but this is one with the icing on it afterwards.
They were a big hit with my kids! I had lots of homemade icing leftover so I saved it and used it to dip the twists into. Even as leftovers the next day they still tasted great! I have to say I think I enjoyed these much more then the store bought cinnamon rolls we get for weekend breakfasts.
The recipe was very easy to follow and I doubled it for my family of four. When it came to crushing the potatoes, my first potato went flying off the tray. I was more careful with the rest of the potatoes. The bigger the potato the harder it was to crush so I had to put them back in the boiling water for a bit longer.
Here they are crushed. You can tell some worked better then others.
Here is the yummy potato!
They turned out really good. My 5 year old enjoyed them and usually does not eat potatoes unless they are french fries. Hubby and I loved them and finished them all up.
I got the marshmallows out and told the kids we were going to paint with them, and they thought I was crazy. We followed the directions to make the paint and it turned out great. The kids had so much fun painting with it and I even tried it out. Here are a few pictures I took.
Here is the red paint.
Time to paint.
One of my daughter's pictures. It is raining lots of colors.
This is the picture I was working on to try out the paint.
The kids loved doing this activity and painted quite a few pictures. After they dried I stacked the pictures which is not a good idea come to find out. When the paint dries it is still sticky afterwards and the pictures will stick together if you stack them. Luckily, I was careful and got them apart without any damage. We will be doing this again!
Today I am going to share with you a business that is not handmade but it is a great business that sells bath and body items made with natural items and no additives for your body. I was introduced to it by a friend I met online and I have bought and used several items that I now love using on a daily basis.
Tell me a bit about yourself.
I'm a Stay at Home Mom to an almost 3 year old daughter. We are just
starting out with homeschooling (like PRE-preschool for her, haha!) and
she really loves it.
Tell me a bit about your business and why you chose it?
I have always been very concerned with what my
family and I eat and the products we put on our bodies, so I tend to
lean towards truly natural and organic food and products. I have always
had a hard time finding skin care products I could use without
irritation because I have very sensitive skin, as does my husband and
our daughter. I discovered Jordan Essentials through an online group
Make Life Beautiful on cafemom.com: my now team leader had posted about
JE's skin relief lotion. I started talking to her and she started
sending me samples. I tried a few things before I bought the skin relief
lotion and the sweet cucumber melon body spritzer. Oh my goodness, I
was amazed!! My daughter has keratosis pilaris (that bumpy skin kids are
prone to) and when I used the skin relief lotion on her, the next
morning her bumps were almost completely GONE! My own skin looked and
felt great! I continued using the products without any bad reactions at
all! I tried more products without any trouble so I signed up to be
consultant and I love every minute of it!! The income helps my family
get some extras we may not be able to do, like art classes for my
daughter, and I just LOVE telling people about all of our wonderful
products that really give great results without all those nasty harsh
What are some of your favorite products?
My favorite products are our Core 4 products, the products that are
not only our best sellers, but beneficial to everyone in each home, no
matter what the families skin care needs may be: Lotion bars are a solid
'bar' of lotion and it has many other uses. My daughter loves them
because she can put the lotion on herself, haha! Our magnesium product
line is AMAZING! I had some aching muscles in my shoulders from moving
some heavy furniture and I rubbed some of the magnesium lotion on and
almost instantly I felt better! The herbal support blends line comes in
either a spritzer of essential oils or a roller ball applicator for easy
use. My favorite is Slender, which is a blend of peppermint, orange and
pink grapefruit, it benefits digestion and the metabolism, as well as
relieving motion sickness and nausea. I suffer from motion sickness even
in short car rides, but I just use a bit of the Slender roller ball and
I don't have any problems at all! My husband likes to use our Peace
blend to help him relax after a stressful work day. The last of our Core
4 products is our Skin Relief lotion, which I mentioned earlier. This
stuff is really awesome: we went on vacation and my husband got a
sunburn on his head, used the skin relief lotion that night and the next
morning NO sunburn at all! It helps a multitude of skin problems and is
What do you want everyone to know about the products you sell?
My favorite things about Jordan Essential products is my family & I
can use each & every product with no bad reactions, Their scents are
derived from the actual ingredient itself and NO harmful additives.
Their unscented products are 100% unscented!! No scent at all!! Most of
the products have more than one way to be used and all have them have
Check out her webstore and facebook to see more information on each of the wonderful products, what they are made of and how they work to make your skin and body better. I have been using the pedistick that is pictured above for over a month now. During the summer my feet are always so dry and cracking from being barefoot and after using this on my feet every night before bed they look so much better. Also, during the summer my skin on my arms can get very dry and flaky so I decided to try using the lotion bars they have because when using regular lotion I buy at the store it helps for about an hour and then my arms are dry and flaky again. Since using the lotion bars my arms are staying moisturized and not getting flaky right away. I highly recommend to try theses products, and plan on buying many more of the products they offer.
* I have not been paid for reviewing these products, I purchased them on my own and used them.
Thanks to everyone that shared items and everyone that checked out the
items linked up last week. I found some cute things I put on my wish list to get for my house. Now let's see the top two viewed items from For the Home week and my top two.
I had planned to share with all of you the pinterest challenge I have been doing and much more this month. Well I took my laptop with me on vacation to check in periodically but my hubby ended up dropping my computer and the fan broke. With the fan broke when I tried using my computer it made a horrible noise and would freeze every two minutes. While on vacation we ordered the part so it would be at home when we got back, but the place we ordered it from did not tell us it was backordered. Since, getting home I had to use my old computer that the kids have now that freezes a lot also. The couple of blog posts I have made since vacation each took about an hour to complete and then multiple tries to get it to post, so I decided to only write up the posts for Featured Shops and Handmade Featured Friday. We got the part this week and I am now finally writing using my laptop, so expect to start seeing some blog posts that I had planned on writing the last few weeks.
Welcome back to a new week of Featured Shop Wednesday! This week please welcome Natalie from Adore by Nat!
Tell me a bit about yourself
My name is Natalie, a mom and a wife. I’m the owner and artist behind Adore By Nat.
Tell me about your shop and what you make.
My shop offers party decorations. I make favor tags, banners, cupcake toppers, door signs, napkin rings, teabag favors, invitations for any occasions such as wedding, baby shower, bridal shower, birthday etc. I still make handmade cards occasionally.
What inspires you to make what you make?
My surrounding and my clients inspire me. Most of my works are custom work. My clients have the vision and I make it happens.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee
What did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher If you could stock your fridge with one food, what would it be? Frozen Dinners, Lol!