|Get out and vote! We need to get out and let our voices be heard. Our freedoms are in jeopardy!! I'll see you at the voting booth;)
|Today has been sooooo beautiful. We were in and out enjoying the 83 degree weather. But this evening I am starting on a little sewing project. I am making a new skirt.... I hope it turns out. If it does I will show it to you. I also hope to start on the not so fun project of recovering my dining room chairs....:( I will keep you updated.
|This is my hard working little kitchen. Over the years it has seen the most use of any of our rooms. We bought this house 2 years ago from my parents. This is the home I grew up in. So I have lived on this property for a big part of my life.
|This is all of the original tile work. We have not done any updates to this room except, paint the cabinets and walls, and buy a new refrigerator.
|My Mom wanted rose tile, so Dad had this tile hand painted for her. I couldn't get by with out my Kitchen aid.
|I am collecting plates to go all along the top of the cabinets.
|I love having a gas stove and double ovens. It makes cooking so much easier.
|My work station....LOL
|My mom bought me this napkin holder the matching salt and peppers, and the toothpick holder for my 30th birthday.
|This is a close up of the tile. I would have taken more pictures, maybe of better quality but my camera died. It needs new batteries....:(
|Over the weekend, my daughter and I went out to do one of our favorite things.... Antique shopping. Now I never go out with an idea of buying, but some how, I always find something. :) These prints were in a booth and I don't know why, I just fell in love with them. What am I going to do with them you ask? I haven't a clue... but eventually they will find a home in my house.
|I actually could see them in a bathroom. They are really quite large and have presence about them... aren't they darling?
|I got this book for 3.00. It had such lovely pictures in it and I have been wanting to grow my own cottage garden...
|maybe one like this....
|Yes it would be wonderful!
|I also picked up this children's book. I love old children's books. The illustrations are just wonderful.
|What a lovely depiction of Jesus with the children.
|Thy kingdom come Thy will be done;
|This is my favorite illustration in the book. I like to display these so anyone can pick them up and get a little inspiration.
|1/2 cup oil 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 Cup honey 1 Cup mashed cooked pumpkin
2 eggs 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour 1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. baking powder 1/3 cup chopped pecans.
combine all ingredients in bowl; mix well.
|Spread in 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until tests done.
|Cool on wire rack. You can eat it like this or add cream cheese frosting.
|I added the cream cheese frosting....
8 0z. of cream cheese softened 1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup butter softened 1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 to 4 Tablespoons honey
Beat cream cheese and butter in mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in honey to taste. Add vanilla and pecans; mix well. Store this in the refrigerator. This is a healthy sweet. If you are craving a sweet but are concerned about sugar, this is a great alternative.
|This is my daughter and I in the kitchen getting dinner ready. My husband decided to catch us unaware and snap a few photos.
|It didn't take Savanah long to strike a pose!
|Boys waiting on dinner...
|Bentley watching the birds in our yard.
|Bentley really tired from playing football and chasing my daughter on her roller blades. But he's on the fence.... Should he come in and miss the action? Or stay outside and play? Life is tough for him.....:)
|Today I thought I would show you how to make a beautiful storage box. I made this one years ago... I got the idea from a Joanne fabrics calendar. You start with a cardboard storage box of your choice. Acrylic paints in the colors of your choice. I used opaque and old parchment. You will also need a sheet of paper to cover the top of the box. I used scrapbook paper. You could just sponge the top if you wanted.
|Using Modge Podge I glued the paper to the top of the box and exacto knifed off the edges.
|Then using a natural sea sponge. I sponged all around the bottom of the box.
|Then I took ribbon and hot glued it around the edge of the top. I added buttons to give it extra appeal.
|To add a handle I took a heavier gauge wire and poked to holes in the top of the box. I added pearl bead to it. and formed it in the shape I wanted. This is the not on the under side.
|Then came the fun part adding the buttons to the top. I glued and glued. I did do this randomly. You could do it however you choose.
|This is a close up of the handle.
|This is my finished box. You could make this as a gift box as well. Because I did this so long ago I didn't have the opportunity to show each step with pictures. But, if you have any questions feel free to contact me....
|This is Savanah..... Today I wanted to show you her bedroom. Her bedroom is a continuing work in progress. As is most rooms in our house.
|She loves shabby chic and soft neutrel colors. She also likes glamour. We have redone her bedroom(s) more times than I care to count. She finally has settled on this look. She tweaks as she goes.
|This is her calendar for 2012. Vintage pin ups.
|Once upon a time it was butterflies and fairies......
|A vintage picture of her great-grandparents. Mirrors to reflect lots of light.
|Collections of vintage perfume bottles.
|Old frames with some sparkle added.
|Vanity tray with a few of her favorite perfumes...
|The vanity that her and her friend refinished...
|Antique bed layered in fluffy white bedding.... Oh so cozy....
|A cozy glow.
|A vintage picture of every girls dream.... to one day be married to your one true love.....