Friday, September 30, 2011

Sock Curls: Moma Crow's Secret Recipe for Success

Getting "Sock Curls" is the easiest thing ever! 
Just gather all of your little girls or your (if you are doing your hair) "mismatched" socks- ha ha I think mismatched socks are the secret ingredient! Wash hair. If you want it for the next day blow dry til damp. Put gel on it-I use Biolage, then take about 2" sections all over the hair, roll under to the root at the center of the sock and knot the sock but not too tight and only one time. Then take the hair dryer to set the curl and then sleep on it. The next morning just take out and shake upside down, do not comb or pick out! Spray and style! 
Big and Sexy Spray & Play is my hairspray of choice! 
You can also do the hair wet but it will take a day to dry completely! Also be very careful while curling the ends of the hair and make sure that you don't crimp it. Keep it flat so it will curl nicely. I always hated when my hair would crimp on sponge rollers. 
If you have any questions, just ask! 
Also if you try this, please share pictures with me.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today's Post...

is at The RHOK!

I am telling you about how to now read frugally from your electronic devices such as your Kindle, iPhone, iPod, iPad etc. This follows an announcement from OverDrive and Amazon last week! 
What are you waiting for? Get on over there and read!
The 4-Crow's are very excited about this one.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays

It's Wednesday again- and has it really been a week since I posted? Wow! Crazy busy right now, sorry. But I am here and I did spend some time on Pinterest last night. If you aren't on this fantabulous site then let me know, I will get you hooked up! Hope you are following me!
I am linking up again with the almost wed Michelle at The Vintage Apple today- 9 more days until she ties the knot! Yay! Congrats Michelle!
Hope you enjoy my favorite pins for the week! Leave me a comment!

Of course I scream & yell for the HOGS!
 (I don't think it helped much through the television set this past Saturday against Alabama though! Thankfully my BAMA friends still love me and will not be making me wear an elephant shirt)

This next pin needs no explanation. Enough said.

Swoon. Yes, I got my Cougar on this past weekend. I got my werewolf fix early. I can't wait until November! This movie was great!

Ha Ha!! Pin it. Don't forget it!

Oh yes we do!

My friend Shanna thought of me when she saw this one on Pinterest. LOL! I love it!

How beautiful is this?

And of course, I always find a recipe or ten... Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake! Delish!!

Have a great week and happy pinning away!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays


My favorite time of year starts in just 2 days! Officially!!! Now if the weather will just cooperate.

Isn't this the cutest idea with buttons & a pumpkin. I think I will do a big "C" for Crow and buy a crafting pumpkin from Hobby Lobby and keep the little guy inside!

Source: None via ShaRhonda on Pinterest

YUMMO! Carmelized Pumpkin Seeds

Who would have thunk it? All those annoying little packets will preserve a pumpkin outside.

I HEART candy corn. Once again, I think I will see what Hobby Lobby has in crafting pumpkins.

Source: via ShaRhonda on Pinterest

Okay, so if any of you know my HUGE grapevine wreath you know I will never find a letter big enough to cover it. So my friend Angie suggested putting CROW on mine! YES! Project!!

I think I need a Hobby Lobby Gift Card. Bad. Too bad my husband's birthday is tomorrow and not mine. POUT.

Now go link up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple! If you aren't on Pinterest yet let me know in the comments and I'll get you an invite. Make sure you follow my boards here!

I also have a giveaway going on that will end on the 24th. A Spooky Buddies DVD/Blu-Ray Combo. I'm using Rafflecopter now and I love it! Go enter.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In My Neck of The Woods- Pinking Out

I wrote yesterday as Mrs. Hart at The RHOK asking the Question 

Today, I'm gonna show you for my neck of the woods a little closer view of how my kiddos & our football team "Pinked Out" this past weekend!

We (our team) turned pink early in my neck of the woods due to the Susan G Komen Race here in Tulsa. I like to create an early awareness around my parts. Because early detection is always best!
Braden & Kaybrie- sporting their socks, wrist bands & holding one of the posters I made!

The 2011 BA Black 5th Grade Football Team
A close up of the socks. One of the players is still wearing his shoestrings from last years pink out theme, wonder how that Moma got so lucky to not have to buy new cleets?

That's what is happening in my neck of the woods. You? Link up today at The RHOK. Inquiring housewives like myself want to know.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Walt Disney's Spooky Buddies DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Giveaway: Closed

My kid's are JEALOUS!!
Pre-Order 2-Disc Spooky Buddies Blu-ray Combo Pack (in DVD Amaray case)

One of my readers is walking away with one of their favorite dog movies. Every time the preview comes on television they are glued to the tube. We have ALL of the Buddy movies and if we had the opportunity would probably adopt all five of them. My favorite of course is Rosebud, she is so cute.

"Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going on. With the help of some unexpected new friends including a friendly ghost this exciting adventure is howling-good Buddy fun.
In a race against a no good hound, the Buddies and their new friends, Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds.
Overflowing with action, humor, and a bag full of bonus features, Spooky Buddies is a Spooktacular adventure that treats you to a celebration of friendship and teamwork your whole family will enjoy."

Spooky Buddies officially comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray on Tuesday September 20, 2011 and one of my readers is going to get a copy! Take a look at the following widget and then use the new entry form below to enter! One of the questions which is required is this two part question. Who is your favorite Buddy? And of ALL the Buddy movies so far which was your favorite?

Disclosure: All opinions stated are my own and based upon my own personal experience. I will receive no compensation for this post. The winners name will be selected through on September 24, 2011 and will be contacted via email.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cyber Book Launching Party

You may be wondering where I am today. I am not here at my usual post. No, I am busy putting on my virtual party dress and getting ready for a rare event – an on-line house party! Yes, a proper on-line party to launch Carol Wyer's debut novel Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines over at Carol's blog
Facing 50 With Humor.

It should prove to be a fabulous opportunity to meet new bloggers and friends; a huge cyber gathering, so come on and join me. I can invite as many guests as I want and you only need to bring a sense of fun with you. You will be able to mix and meet a variety of people from Blog land.

There will actually be virtual games (have you ever tried ‘Pin the tail on a virtual donkey or virtual juggling?’), virtual food – you won’t get fat on that, music of your choosing. There is a ‘Mini Skirt’ competition with a few surprises. Please, pretty please, come and vote for me – I really want to win the special laughter line gel pen and makeup.

Vote here for #18!

There is also a ‘Laughter Line’ contest where you can vote for your favorite joke – an event which should bring a smile to your face.

In various ‘rooms’ you will be able to mingle and ‘chat’ to other bloggers and ‘A’ list celebrities. There are even some Guests of Honor. There will be virtual dancing and of course, as it is a book launch party, the opportunity to read some of Carol’s very entertaining novel and even win a copy.

Have you read the book already? Then come over and leave a comment – it could win you a prize. Are you on Facebook? Then ‘like’ Carol E Wyer’s page and answer the question ‘What film/book or television series makes you laugh most?’It could win you a copy of the book

Have you never heard of Carol? Well, come and join her, me and all of us. The party starts at midnight UK time Friday 16th 2011 and will go on all day- that's 6 PM CST on the 15th in the U.S. for those of us Oklahomans who LOVE Carol! Come on, you can skip off work for a while or just hop on your iPhone for a bit!
I "met" Carol through the blogging world and one and LOVE her. I loved the book and have already reviewed it for her on Amazon! Please won't you join us in celebration and READ her book!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In My Neck of The Woods- Football: Get your hands off my baby

This is one of several great action shots I captured at Saturday's game.
 It was USA Football's #youthfbkick Saturday. We lost in OT by "virtue of a turnover"! 
Long explanation!

See the red hand on the boy above. Yeah, that's MY baby boy who is getting his head taken off.
Get your hands off my boy before I come down there!
That's what going on in my neck of the woods, and that is only week two of football....
link up today at The RHOK!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Day We Will Remember Forever: 9/11/01*

September 11, 2001.
A day that will be remembered forever.

 The day our nation came under attack. Ten years ago today, it seems like only yesterday. I personally knew no one in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or Flight 93, that was crashed into a field.  
My baby boy, Braden was one day away from being nine months old. I was living with Moma and Daddy in Wilson, OK. My Moma called me that morning and said turn on the TV. I just sat there holding Braden tight, tears streaming, asking God "who, what, why" is this being done. What kind of world is Braden going to grow up in? How can terrorist hate us so much that they are willing to commit suicide in order to kill innocent people? That was the first time I saw gasoline prices soar, the pumps said $1.85-$2.00. It was considered price gouging. Of course today a gallon of gas costs $3.43. Crazy huh?
 Today, I am saying a prayer for those who have lost loved ones in these attacks, I am praying for our country to continue to rise up and prepare for the prevention of further attacks. I am praying for our nations leaders and future leaders. I pray that they place God into their lives and make wise decisions. 
God Bless America!

Psalms 37:4-

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
   or be envious of those who do wrong; 

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 

4 Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this: 

6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
*portions of this post originally appeared on The 4-Crow's on 9/11/08

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Winner of the "Cinderella Story" Giveaway is...

Cheryl- Congratulations!!!

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Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays

Can you smell it...? 
Are you ready for some....?
If you are still asking WHAT after all of these pins, we need to have a serious discussion.

Are you on Pinterest? Follow my boards here! If not, puuuleeeze let me know and I'll get you on. 

I want these Toms! So cute!!

How about these cookies?

Love this sign!

Source: None via ShaRhonda on Pinterest

I just want to cry. They say Oklahoma Sweetheart are not Southern Belle's. Phooey on that!

We ordered Katydid shirts as a fundraiser for my son's football team. Here is mine! 
Go Broken Arrow Tigers!

I am so ordering this shirt! The Crow's love the Cowboys!!!

I can't wait to make these for game night! Yummy!!!

Now its your time. Link up today with Michelle at The Vintage Apple!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In My Neck of The Woods~CYA to the Sun 5K


Yes, I did my first 5K this Labor Day weekend!
Go read about it at The RHOK where I am hosting today!

My Moma and Me before the 5K!

Happy Blogoversary to The 4-Crow's

I have been blogging for 3 years now!
That's a lot of posts for a few of you nosy readers out there to catch up on.
 Hmmph...yes I know you read and find the goings on at the Crow's Nest so interesting!
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I have made a Wordle of our blog that pinpoint certain key words found within the blog.
I just love Wordle!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Winner of the "Suite" Giveaway is...

It looks like Shelley is going to be a Grandma and is going to have lots of fun creating memories with this "suite" giveaway! Shelley, I am only too happy to have introduced you to My Memories Suite! 
Have fun!

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