Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Paisley Chair

I got a couple of these chairs off of Craigslist to redo. I've got a thing for chairs since I want to have all different kinds of chairs at my dining room table ("all different kinds" = a whopping 4!).

Night Stand/Plant Stand/Coffee Table etc...

I decided to undertake the table that my husband had been using as his nightstand since the beginning of time. I think it's original purpose was a coffee table or some such thing, but I wanted to use it as a table in my new reading room.

Ages and ages ago, I bought a vinyl tablecloth from Ross for like 5 bucks with big plans for the cute pattern. I also happened to have a shade of green paint that would go right along with, between the table, the tablecloth, and the paint, I was all set to go!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stained Glass Lampshade Flower Pot

I found an awesome stained glass lampshade at a thrift store for $16. It was missing one piece on the top edge, one piece needed glued back into place, and a few cracks and chips here and there. I loved it! And ever since I saw someone's pin on Pinterest about turning one of these things into a flower pot, I've always wanted to do it.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Crystal Fusion review

I'm not even going to bother giving a star to this one.

Crystal Fusion is this fancy stuff they convince you to buy when you buy a car at a dealership. They dazzle you with this little jar of "muddy water" that has half of it painted with Crystal Fusion on the inside and half not. So when you mix up the jar, you can see where the mud sticks and where it doesn't.

Then they dazzle you about how it protects your windshield from all sorts of things--not just precipitation! But from bugs sticking and from rocks chipping. That's right, your windshield won't chip nearly as easy with this stuff! And there's warranty too! If you get chipped, they'll replace your windshield for you!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Old Dresser Re-Do: Turquoise

Quite a while ago I was able to obtain some FREE paint from Ace. Every once in a while they have a promotion where you basically hand over your address and email and they give you a free quart of paint! Fine and dandy with me! I'll take whatever lame junk mail they want to send if it means a whole quart of free paint! And I don't think my junk mail has increased at all, actually....

The paint was flat instead of any sort of gloss, which was fine because I planned on making it into chalk paint and using a wax afterward.

At any rate, I had big plans for my turquoise paint!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fish Tacos!

With homemade pico de gallo and spicy fiesta sauce.
The sauce is originally from Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken and I got the recipe from America's Most Wanted Recipes.

If you can't read it and you'd like the whole recipe for Fiesta Lime Chicken, I can send it to you or type it out at the bottom of the post if someone requests it!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yellowstone National Park

Here are some of my favorite photos from Yellowstone National Park!

Big Daddy

Random Pretty Pictures

These are some of my favorite photos that I've taken over the years. I hope you like them!

Monarch Butterfly. I raised this butterfly from a caterpillar and snapped this picture when I released it after it came out of its chrysalis. Beautiful!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Edible Christmas Coal

I've baked and cooked so much over the holidays, but really only paid enough attention to take photos of one project, but it's a funky recipe so I hope you'll like it. Christmas coal! It's great for anyone on Santa's good list or his naughty list!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Canvas-Covered Cork Board

In the move between Nevada and Montana, I found a HUGE piece of canvas leftover from something of Andy's. It had a zipper down one side--might've been a mattress cover or big tent bag  or something like that at one point. I didn't care, it was mine now!

So what could I do with canvas? I had tons of ideas! I did want to make a fabric-covered cork board for my future craft room, so why not? I got to work!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

My grandmother has made these for years and years. They're easy and quick and absolutely delicious. They only take about fifteen minutes to whip up and will satisfy any chocolate craving. Who can say no to chocolate on top of chocolate?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mirror Ornaments

I read on Pinterest somewhere that if you glue little mirrors together and hang them in your tree that it will add to the glow of your tree. I made 25 of them, and I'm not sure if it helped but it certainly didn't hurt! And for the two bucks it cost me, I'm not complaining.

Spiced Applesauce Bread

 A year ago a friend and I spent a day making homemade "Apple Butter." It's been in my pantry ever since, waiting for a use. I knew if I opened it that I'd never be able to use it all before it went bad (no preservatives, of course). And we accidentally over-spiced the apple butter, so I wanted to mix it with something rather than just using it as a spread.

Luckily recently I found a recipe for Spiced Applesauce Bread that sounded perfect for my situation. Instead of using applesauce and spices I just swapped them out for my jar of apple butter.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Got Bulbs?

Christmas bulbs, that is. And a picture frame and ribbon? Then you've got a fun little craft project!

This is a fun one because there are so many combinations you could do with picture frame shapes, ribbon styles, and crazy amounts of ornaments you find these days. You could make tons of these with all different kinds of themes!