Pinterested: Making A Sock Bun

This is Post 2 for today, be sure to head back to Post 1: Buckeye Cookie Bars!   

So I saw this cool thing on Pinterest, which lead me to a video of how to make curls using a Sock Bun.  Destiny LOVES when I take time to curl her hair, but let’s be realistic, it just doesn’t happen on school mornings.

  THIS is the answer to my “Who in the World has time to use a curling iron on a CRAZY school morning?” Problem’s!

What you’ll need:

Socks that you don’t mind cutting.  I used my size socks.

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Roll it up tightly, continuing to tug as you roll, to keep it smooth.

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Your Sock Bun should now look this:

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Mine actually looked like this one, on the left, so I unrolled and cut the top “lip” of the sock as well.  Much better!

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How to roll a sock bun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=3FV-YO46E8Y

Basically you take damp hair up in a high ponytail, and slip the sock bun over it.  Grasp hair straight up in the air, as you pull the sock bun to the tippy top, and wrap the ends neatly.  Then you roll down, spreading the hair as you go, clear back down to the base of the ponytail. 

{You are going to want to watch the video. This is hard to explain!!!!}

  When you are done rolling it looks like this and is actually nice enough to be worn this way on day 1. 

Super cute!

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  The next morning, it was time to find out if it worked!

  We had one that worked great, and one not so much.

Poor Avery with her thin, silky hair!!!!!  But Destiny’s was amazing!!!!!

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That’s ok, Mommy.  We can try again tomorrow!

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2nd time around, I cut a stray baby sock for Avery’s hair and made sure it was very damp this time.018

  When we took it out the next morning, I could already tell a big difference.

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  She was THRILLED to have curls like big sis.

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  Supposedly this works great for adults as well, but I already have curly hair, so I haven’t tired it.  If you try it, make SURE to come comment and tell me about it!

   Go make a Sock Bun, your daughters will thank you!

~T

Update: 12-29-2012
Since posting this, we have done many a sock bun. Usually with freshly washed, damp hair on bath night, and I have a tip for you.  I have found that if I spray Avery’s baby fine, satin hair with leave in conditioner, the curls stay way better!
Case in point:

Avery sock bun

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Buckeye Cookie Bars

Quick note:  For those that have been following 4 little Fergusons from the beginning, you know I post Monday – Friday at 8 am.  Due to the 125ish or so of you coming to visit every morning before 8, I figured I owed you an earlier post time.  Soo, I will now be posting M-F at 7 am! 🙂 Have a great one! Thanks for starting your day with us! 

This recipe comes from a friend and former neighbor.  If you like crumbly chocolate and silky peanut butter, than THESE are the Bar for YOU!

Buckeye Cookie Bars

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Buckeye Cookie Bars collage

Ingredients

  • 1 package Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ¼ cups Oil
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 cup Chopped Cashews
  • 14 ounces, fluid Sweetened, Condensed Milk
  • ½ cups Creamy Peanut Butter

Preheat oven to 350*. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil and egg. Beat until crumbly. Stir in chopped cashews by hand. Press crumb mixture into bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan, being sure to leave out 1 1/2 cups for the top.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Spread over crust and top with remaining crumbles.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool then cut into bars.

Dig in!  Dale says you HAVE to have a cold glass of Farm fresh milk to go with these.  Don’t tell him I said so, but I am pretty sure store-bought milk will do in a pinch! 🙂

~T

Be sure to head to Post 2 for today. Pinterested: Making A Sock Bun.