Monday, May 02, 2016
In the meantime, here is one idea I've been wanting to try out for awhile....homemade notepads.
I actually made this for a friend of mine at work.
I printed off "From the desk of..." onto the four quarters of a piece of paper.
book binding glue via Amazon. I'm sure you can find it other places, but...that was my go to. It comes in different colors as well.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
I've been tormented by this stupid hard water stain at the base of my ice machine/water door in my fridge. I have tried every product...including my go to/never fail Mr. Clean sponges (I get nothing for saying that, I promise, I just really like them). The hard water stain remained.
THEN someone suggested vinegar. I poured some vinegar into each slot. I let it sit for about ten minutes. I ran a sponge through each slot when I was done letting it sit, and the water lifted right off. I can't even explain how much therapy this just saved me. OK, maybe not that far, but....it really bothered me b/c I cleaned and cleaned. Good ol' vinegar...I need to buy it in bulk!
Friday, April 22, 2016
So...if your strawberries are sprouting like mine, or if you have some that are about to go bad in the fridge and you want to do a little something with that carton, this is a delicious recipe! I adapted the original recipe from allrecipes (based on suggestions from other reviewers).
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
How about a simple sandwich? I've seen a ton of different recipes for cheese steak sandwiches, but I was intrigued by this one via thelittlekitchen because you wrap them up in foil and bake them to finish them off, and this really was a delicious and simple way to toast the break/get them all put together. I'm hungry just typing this. I definitely adapted the original recipe to simplify it for myself, and cut out the mushrooms. Eww..mushrooms. My recipe also made a hearty sandwiches, but...I may not be a meat lover, or maybe my bread was smaller b/c the original said it made 4.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
...and in this case....it was going to mean hunting and buying a bunch of old ribbon down and spending 92 dollars on that ribbon....or 8.50 for the ribbon someone already hunted down and strung up...I bought the ribbon.
They took old lace and looped each ribbon onto the string. It looks like they crumbled the ribbon a bit (maybe got it damp, squished, and dried?)....and I love the look.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Real time, two year old, Baby June...with her tea towel. One of my favorite little frivolous blessings.
Friday, April 15, 2016
I have some pecans left over from Thanksgiving (pecans last a long time in the fridge or freezer) and I wanted to try out a recipe I saw awhile ago at justapinch. Not only was it simple to throw together, it was delicious! You can cut it up like a bar (it's more dense than bread, not as soupy as bread pudding...clearly, I'm not a professional food critic with that array of vocabulary), but I scooped it out like bread pudding. It would be delicious with ice cream. I prefer it warm, but am not opposed to eating it at room temperature.
This will definitely be making an appearance next Thanksgiving at my table....and probably a few tables between now and then. Here's a keeper...
*You can make your own self rising flour by mixing 1 1/2 c. flour with 1 t. salt, and 3 t baking powder.
1. Mix sugars, eggs, and oil until smooth.
2. Add flour, vanilla, and pecans.
3. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan.
5. Scoop out with a spoon, or let it cool and cut it into squares. Serve warm with ice cream.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tomorrow, pending breaking news, Good Morning, Texas will be airing a segment I pretapped with some of the DIY projects that literally started at the dumpster. I'll post that later to facebook.
I decided to do a walking tour of my room too. So here is that link on youtube.
It's the first of three bedrooms I've redone. I'm in the process of collecting items and I just built a shutter headboard for a beach themed room. So...expect to start seeing those post over the next few months....just as soon as I actually do the projects...and then photograph them! But...it's coming to a blog near you soon. A lot is pending on my brother's willingness to get to work on the flooring I want put in, and apparently he doesn't work with my schedule I'm supposed to work with his..imagine. But....I think the two should be merging soon!