Google+ That Flour Child: August 2014

August 23, 2014

My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the world by storm.  And although there are a lot of people that may be sick of seeing the videos in their feed, you can't deny the good that this has done, raising millions and millions of dollars worldwide to help find a cure for the disease.

I encourage everyone to donate (I did!) and have some fun taking the challenge!  I get a good laugh out of videos from celebs, my friends and strangers.  Take a look at this list from BuzzFeed of ALS challenges gone wrong.

So here is my video, enjoy!




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August 21, 2014

DIY Floral Monogram

I'm here with a DIY I have wanted to make for quite some time and finally got around to!  Something to add to my very plan (very beige) walls in my current bedroom.  


All you need for this DIY is:

  • A piece of foam board 
  • scissors/exacto knife
  • fake flowers
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon
I started by drawing the letter I wanted onto the foam board, this took a really long time for me since I am not much of an artist but after about 20 minutes of fighting with my foam board, I realized the shape doesn't need to be very perfect because you're going to cover it in flowers anyway and they'll hang over the imperfect edges!  Or you can take the easier route and buy a letter pre cut and use that. But anyway, this is what I ended up with:


Next take all the blooms of the stems of your fake flowers and get to gluing! This is the fun part because there is no pattern to any of this, although I did start with all the big flowers and then added the smaller, yellow sunflowers in afterwards.  



Once your letter is covered and has dried, poke some holes in the back, tie some ribbon to it and hang it wherever you'd like!


My walls are exceptionally plain, but I am moving soon so I haven't bothered to really decorate!

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August 20, 2014

Happy #NationalLemonadeDay - Classic Lemonade Recipe

Apparently it is National Lemonade Day!  I am a complete sucker for "national _______ days." Really I'll use any excuse to try a new recipe or an old favourite one.  Believe it or not I've never made lemonade from scratch until now. I went into town and picked up some lemons (by some I mean 10) and came home and started.  I went with a recipe from Paula Deen because that seemed appropriate. 


For this recipe you need: 
1 cup of hot water
2 cups of sugar 
2 cups of lemon juice 
10 cups of water 



Star by dissolving the sugar in the hot water to make a simple syrup. Also juice the lemons, I strained some of the pulp out just because I didn't want it too pulpy. Mixed the lemon juice and simple syrup together in a big jug and add cold water. I would taste it as you go so you can get the taste you'd like, I added a little more water and lots of ice because I wanted it a little more refreshing. 



Pour yourself a glass and enjoy.

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August 19, 2014

Pressed Flower Nail Art


I picked up a Ciaté pressed flower kit from Winners simply because I'm weak and thought it was adorable. All the instructions are included inside and the kit comes with a light blue colour, a fast drying top coat, tweezers and a small nail file. although I opted for a white Essie blanc base coat,I did use the top coat provided and loved it. 

I can't wait to try some of the other flowers provided so follow me on Instagram @rmahxo to see those!!

August 5, 2014

July Ipsy Unboxing Video

Hello friends!
I'M BAAAAACKKKK.

Here is a quite July Unboxing video!  I know its a tad late but hope you enjoy!



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