Monday, January 9, 2017

Easy Peasy Cinnamon Rolls.


Since 2017 has arrived I have been in the mood to bake stuff. I recently made homemade waffles to store in the freezer for my kids.(and saving money as well)
So I there for I wanted to try my hand at Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.
I got a lot of people on facebook asking for this recipe I used so, I figured I would share it with everyone. This recipe is seriously so easy, your kids could do it for you!



Dough

2 1/2- 3 Cups Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Package of Yeast
1/2 Water
1/4 Milk
3 Tbsp softened (real) butter
1 LG Egg


Filling

3 Tbsp Softened Butter
4-5 TBSP Cinnamon (to your taste can do less if you want, I added 4)
1/4-1/2 Brown Sugar. (I went ahead and did 1/2)
I also added granulated sugar.. 2-3 tbsp.

Icing

1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2-3 Tbsp Milk (adjusted for desired thickness)



1. Mix 2 1/2 Flour (you will use the other 1/2 cup later. so save it.) Sugar, Salt, and Yeast until well combined. Set aside.


2.Heat Water, Milk and Butter to about 115 Degrees. (I didn't have a thermometer so I just waited until the butter melted.)

3. Add water, butter, milk mixture to dry ingredients, stir a little so the heat from liquid mixture wont scramble egg, then add egg.

4. If you have a stand mixer use your dough hook and mix on low setting
slowly add remaining flour.

**If you don't have stand mixer just knead the dough, and slowly add the rest of flour.
MIX or Knead for 5-6 mins.


5. Allow Dough to rest for 3-5 min, after it has rest. Use a rolling pin and roll dough into rectangle. Once it is rolled out, spread butter and sprinkle cinnamon mixture onto butter evenly.

6. Beginning with the long side of the rectangle tighly roll the dough, so cinnamon and sugar are on the inside.

7. Cut rolled dough into 10-12 even pieces.

8. No it is time to rise your rolls. Place rolls in a warm, draft free place and allow to rise until doubled in size.

 9.Once they have rised, Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Place rolls in oven and bake until 20-25 mins unti golden brown or to your likeness.

10. Remove from over and let cool before icing

Icing
Whisk Together vanilla, confectioners sugar and milk
slowly add the milk so it will be to your desired thickness.

Lastly, pour icing over those beautiful rolls and Enjoy! :)

(store in refrigerator 3-4 days or freezer)



this is a photo of the rolls after they did they lovely magic. I forgot to take a picture after I iced a few...
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Hope you enjoyed you freshly baked cinnamons rolls. Stay tuned for more recipes coming soon.


xoxo,
Amy





Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It's been a while....


Morning, It has been awhile.
But I am coming back. Full Force..
So stay tuned. Hope you didn't forget about me.


xox,
Amy





Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hair Tip Tuesday.

Hello Ladies!
The season has changed and winter will be here soon. So with that being said I figured I would
write about a few hair tips I do during the cold months. As you know as it gets cold our hair
changes as all the seasons change.
 
Usually my hair gets very dry during the Winter.. so here are a few things I do during the Winter to keep my hair healthy.
 
- When washing my hair in the winter I always Rinse with cold water. It helps lock in the moisture and also leaves your hair shiny.
 
 
- Deep Condition you hair every week.
 
- You can always wear a silk or satin scarf while you sleep (never tired this but, I hear it helps a lot!)
 
 
- LESS HEAT! Try not to use as much heat as possibly. I always let my hair air dry.

- Get a Humidifier!! it helps so much for your skin and hair.


Get you some Castor Oil. It is great for hair growth and moisturizer for your hair.  you can also massage it into your scalp for a over night hair mask.



Do you have any winter care tips for your hair?
If so leave them in a comment below!



xox,
Amy
 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Blues..

Today, seven years ago I got the news no one ever wants to hear. My grandpa passed away. You see this man was my father figure in my life. He was always there for me when I needed anything. We fished together, went hunting together it was by far a very bitter sweet day when he passed.

It is still hard to believe it has been seven years.

My pawpaw had such great soul. He was calm and never had a mean bone in his body.

On this day October 3rd. I always remember the wonderful memories we made during his time here on earth. I think of how proud he would be of me and my family.

One day we will meet again. Until then please keep watching over my babies.


xox,
Amy

Monday, June 20, 2016

My Top 10 Summer MUST HAVES and Tips

I am BACK! I know it has been a long few months without me..but I am sure noone really missed me anyways.

So I figured since Summer has officially started here in Texas for us I would let everyone in on my Summer Secrets and Must haves.
Summer is my favorite along with Fall. 
I love being outside & the beer seems to be colder in the summer. Weird I know.

1. MOISTURIZE!
Find a moisturizer and stick to it. It will forever be your friend. I use it twice a day. Once at night and once in the am. It will help with this hot dry summer months we have here in Texas. 
I like using Apricot Oil at Night 
Now Foods Apricot Kernel Oil 4 Fl Oz:
and something with a SPF in the AM 

The 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers With SPF http://www.myclearorganics.com/91-thickbox_default/nighttime-clarifying-cream.jpg:


2. SUNBLOCK!
If i can help my skin from aging this is one step I don't want to skip on!!! I always have on hand!

Alba products rock—they're all-natural and feel super light. The brand's sport sunblock is designed with outdoor adventures in mind: It's long-lasting, biodegradable, and it's not tested on animals.  Alba Very Emollient Sunscreen Sport SPF 45, $11; vitaminshoppe.com.:

3. Sunless Tanner-
You know..so you not super white. We all need a little glow while we are out in the sun.
Alba Botanica Sunless Tanner

4. Exfoliate!


I usually just make my own exfloiate. I just melt some coconut oil add some sea salt and a little essential oils and BAM! your very own DIY exfoliate!!


5. Cute Swim Suit! 
Blue Tie Dye Bikini on Luulla:


I am loving these sporty swimsuits since I have more of a small bust. Plus the swimsuit i got makes my boobs looks bigger. win!
here is a pic of mine.


6. sunnies!
Ray-ban, Womens sunglasses, not only fashion but also amazing price $9, Get it now!:

because when you live in Texas......you need a pair or many pair....


7.NOT YOUR MOTHERS SEA SALT SPRAY.
Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray "This spray leaves a really great rough, salty texture. I really like the feeling of hair when using this product for a natural, wavy look."  Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, $3.71, available at Ulta.:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. 
I usually always bring a leave in conditioner and comb to brush my hair after the lake...then I will spray this in my hair for some awesome sea salty beach waves! 


8. Go-to Beverage Cup.
I recently got me the off brand of the "yeti" we like to call ours the "OT". You guys why pay 50 bucks when you can pay 9.97 for the EXACT same thing?
Well anyways its my go to beverage cup for anything. I USE it everyday. So i want to get mine OT all fancy.
Aztec and monogram Yeti decal, state in aztec pattern, monogram personalized for Yeti rambler, mug, cup by RaeBirdCreations on Etsy (null):
so cute...found on etsy.com (p.s. I ordered my decal today)





9. Swimsuit Cover-Up
good for the beach:
Cover up is always something i always bring with me anywhere. I don't enjoy prancing around in my bikini....i need to atleast cover up a little....others may not care. But, I do. 

10. Beach Bag.

 Beach bags are seriously a must, I mean what else are you gonna keep all your must haves in?



There you have it ladies, my TOP 10 Summer Must haves..WHAT a better way too kick off the summer with some Must Haves?



xoxo
Amy




Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to my Blog!

#AñoNuevo #Inspiración al máximo para todos en #MaxMovil:



I started this Blog FIVE years ago to this date.
I haven't came very far with it. BUT, i enjoy this blog of mine.
Even tho I have 80 followers.
Went to one blogger meet-up
Made a few friends
Found some awesome blogs
Learned a few things
This was my first post by the way.
My blog orginal was suppose to be about my Wedding DIY'S and DIY'S in general..but then I
started talking about family, fashion, DIY's etc....so I Figured Amy Lee Tales fits this alot better then WHATEVER I had it before.. I really don't remember

so here is too FIVE more years on this blog.  I hope in time I can make some money, and gain a few more follwers then just 80....reaaaaaaaaaallly wanting to hit the 100 mark. But apparently my blog is to lame for anyone to follow these days. ha. Oh well..we all can't be popular now can we?


Oh well since you may be new to this blog or been here a million times.
Here are a few of my favorite posts.



Mcdonalds Toy
BreastFeeding 101
Moms Lost Camera
Cop Story.
Week Without Mom
The Big C
Who I Am
We ate all your Candy
Offically Creeped Out





So Happy Birthday To my Blog!! Thanks for reading. I do enjoy it. Even tho..no one even knows I am here.



Free printable download - She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes. Good for parties or inspiration.:


xoxo-
Amy Lee



Monday, February 22, 2016

Mini Vacay- Lubbock Texas.

Over the weekend Me and the Family went to Lubbock to visit some of our close friends!
My best friend Ashley married my husband's best friend, so it makes it fun and easy!! We both have two boys same age and our two girls are close in the same age so it makes things easy for the both of us!
When we arrived around 5, me and Ash loaded up the girls and headed for the mall (the boys were going to Monster Jam). We hit up the mall, bought a few things then decided it was time for some food. We ate at Teddy Jack's which was RIDICULOUSLY over priced. After dinner we headed home, put the girls to sleep and headed out the door to go get some adult beverages.
Which was a blast and "Chances R" we got a a little drunky. The next morning was rough but we managed and sent the kids of with the Husbands and went shopping some more. #lifeofawife

Ya'll I am not sure if I have ever talked about Plato's closet on here but FOR REALS.
I cant even when I go in there. I don't care if its someone else's clothes. IDGAF. I love finding anything for a cheaper price then when you bought it at original price. 
Ladies, I got a pair of Sandals 3-Tops 1- Graphic Tee 2- Shorts and a dress for $65.00 yall!! Seriously, i cant even get out of Old navy or TJ Maxx that cheap. So needless to say i am spoiled and never pay full price for anything, unless I am feeling saucy.

We also went to Once Upon a Child and i got our ridiculously cheap from there with the kids clothes. I got Stella 2 Rompers 1 Dress 4 Tops 2 Shorts Pair of Puma shoes and Slayde a pair of Sperry's for $47!!! I AM NOT LYING YALL!!! I hate spending a ridic amount of money on my kids clothes when all they do is ruin them..

We also hit up Chuy's mexican Restaurant. BTW...is Chuy a Chihuahua or what? I really need to know.

Ash's husband CJ smoked a brisket that night and a bunch of the boys played Wolf Chase. Which was fun, I like to shoot guns but not when there is so much going on. I like to do it alone with no distraction. 


Here are some pictures from the weekend..



Headed TO Chuy's


We support the RED CUP!


Rusty giving Slayde lessons on shooting a 22



Me and Ash


The girls enjoying a ride in the Jeep.






Ash doing what she does best...talking


skeet skeeeeet


wolf chase!


THE MOON!!


CJ


MORE WOLF CHASE


 THROWING THAT SKEEEEEEEEEEEET