Spring Ready Hair: How to!

If you’re loving the three twisted buns I posted yesterday as much as I do, you will be happy to know that I found the how to!

Thanks Cup of Jo for putting together this fab tutorial!


Here’s how from Cup of Jo:

1. This style is so easy, it’s laughable. Day-old hair is best (which is true for most hairstyles, since it’s easier to work with hair that has a little dirt in it).

2. Divide your hair into three equal parts and quickly spray each section with a little hairspray to help give it hold. Let the hairspray set for a couple seconds, and then lightly comb it out.

3. Take the section on your right side, and twist your hair all the way down to the end. You want to twist counter-clockwise, toward your face. Wrap the right section in on itself, just like you’re making a little bun. Let some of the hair stick out, it’s ok (you don’t want them to look like Princess Leia buns).

4. Pin the right bun in place. I like to use these mini bobby pins, since they’re easier to hide and they’re coated in rubber so they hold your hair better.

5. Next, twist the middle section clockwise and pin. Then twist the left section clockwise and pin.

6. Spray the three buns with a little more hairspray, and you’re done!


Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I love when my hubby asks for me to make something special for him…. so last night when he requested some special St. Patty’s day cupcakes for him and his work buddies (this is why I love him… he just does what he does… no questions asked) I couldn’t say no!

Here is a pic of my family-fav rolled sprinkle cupcakes! There isn’t a family event without these puppies in tow!

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!! ♥

A Very Zangrando Christmas!

Success! We got through out very first Christmas dinner! Upside down turkey and all!

We had a blast putting it all together…. and even stayed in budget! I wanted to bring together the natural look and feel of  wood, by using the burlap runner, with the contrasting metallic silver and vibrant red. I love contrasting materials and the warmth it gives to any room. We wanted the ability to use our downstairs as the appetizer/dessert/cocktail area. So we took the dinner setting upstairs into one of our larger spare rooms! It worked out wonderfully with plenty of room for all to enjoy and a large empty canvas for me to pull everything together!

I wanted to add a bit of a personal touch to each place setting. So off to Michael’s I went. As a D.I.Yourselfer I thought what better way to welcome everyone into our home by sending them off with their own Christmas ornament. These worked for two particular reasons 1. it let us pre-arrange the seating, and 2. it was a way for everyone to remember our first Christmas celebration for many years to come. Cheesy… yes… but that’s me! :)

Please note: I am not a photographer…. as I am sure you can tell!

I Heart: Garnish!

Just added this cool little shop to the I Heart section of my blog! Fab finds for packaging your favours… and absolutely adorable ideas over on their blog- Think Garnish!

Here is a fantastic D.I.Y. straight from Think Garnish! The possibilities are endless…. sometimes it’s just changing the way you package something that gets everyone excited!

And here’s how!

D.I.Y.: Pie in a Jar!

Pie + mason jar= Key to my ♥

I don’t think this D.I.Y. needs much of an introduction. I came across this insanely adorable foodie favour over on Our Best Bites…….. I believe foodie favours are going to be a hit in my home for every occasion in 2011! Seriously, is anyone really going to complain?

If you give this a whirl, send me some pics! Here are the instructions you will need!

Two-Bite Yumminess!

Anyone close to my ♥ knows that I absolutely love pie! Apple pie to be particular… and my Grammie’s homemade apple pie to be exact! No one will ever make a more delictable, perfectly golden, sugared top display of yumminess!

I came across these two-bite versions of my all time favourite comfort food over on The Comfort of Cooking! How fabulous would these be displayed on your next dessert table? Looks like I am going to be doing a little baking of my own very, very soon!