Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hi all, I felt it necessary to inform you that I have taken a small break from my blog to make some improvements.  I am studying other blogs with the hope to learn from them, I want to see what they are doing and what makes them so successful. I have learned so much from looking & studying other beautiful and thrifty blogs as well as my favorites, and it is my prayer that once I do return that you like my changes.
If you have seen  beautiful blogs that you think I should study please leave me a comment and I will take a look at them..  Here is a list of my favorite blogs that I have studied at great length:

Kristen's Creations
The Decorated House
Room To Inspire
Apron Thrift Girl

Thank you & Many Blessings~

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Small Changes ~ Big Impact~

I have not posted anything in a while and I am sorry for that.  I needed to take one of the angels to see his oncologist and leading up to the days he needs to go in for some tests I am in panic mode, he has already been through so much already.  He was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer and it has turned our world upside down.  On a good note his oncologist said he was doing fine & the tests they performed  also came back fine. Yea!  It also takes me a few days to come off of that worried cycle, I just get so worked up I can't eat or sleep or even blog.  =0(

So now that we know he is fine, I found some energy and  decided to do some small projects around the house as the hubby was trying to get the kinks out of his router table & router, the bit came in so we can start on the bull nose for our stairs today sometime.
Project #1
I started with this brass candle stick holder, this is the type that the bottom screws off, I had already painted it silver, but I did not like the color for this project~
As you can clearly see I painted the bottom portion of the candle stick black, before I glued it to the cheese dish I removed the little feet that were already in place, they were in good enough shape I just wanted something different~
For safe keeping & a nice display I added my husbands daddy's old camera, I think it looks great and I have received compliments on it too!  What do you think??

Project #2
Our sorry looking kitchen island, so boring!  I wanted to add some color & fun~ SOOOO~

I came up with this vignette~COOL right?  Well that's what the angels thought, I used straws I bought at Michael's, Yummy Organic Lollipops & Jelly Beans (yes I separated these colors from the bag), put them on a pedestal I bought years ago from Hobby Lobby & Viola! When my husband got home from the office he said it looked nice & bright~

Project #3
With the lids I removed from the kitchen project (the glass jars) I put together this vignette.  I have collected crowns since the angels were in the womb, as I have always called them Prince A & Prince B along with jewels I put the crowns under the lids.  Again so colorful, yet elegant~

See, small projects but with a big impact~ I sure hope I have this much energy tomorrow to work on some other projects~What do you think of these projects?  Do you have a favorite?  Tell me I sure enjoy reading you comments~

Thank you & Many Blessings~

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Grow.Swap.Share. Blog Swap

First I must apologize to Laurie for getting this post up so late today. I am so happy to be apart of
Grow.Swap.Share.Blog Swap hosted by Carrie at My Favorite Finds and Julie at White Lights On Wednesday and today I am sharing with you this awesome Blog: Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc.
My name is Laurie and I blog over at Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc.  I'm blog swapping today with Nina.  I will be sharing how I made a piece of subway art for my laundry room.

I've had this little tabletop ironing board kicking around in my craft room for awhile now.  I got it at a garage sale for $1.00. 

Using my Cricut and my Doodle Type cartridge I made a stencil.  I put a piece of red paper under it so you could see it better.

After stripping off the cover, I painted it vintage gray.  Gray is my new go to color lately.  A little green Frog tape doubling as stencil tape keeps my stencil from moving while I sponge black acrylic craft paint on.

I used a nail to hang it on the wall in my laundry room. The leg on the back serves as a hanger.

And there you have it.

Thanks Nina for letting me share with all your readers today.  I hope you'll hop on over to Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. sometime for some more great ideas.

I told you it was awesome! Now head on over to check out the rest of her awesomness!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

What's For Dinner?~

Okay, today I am sharing yet another recipe with chili, but red chili this time!  I am  sharing with you not so much a recipe but my way of making Frito Pies!  Why are they called "pie", we don't make them with a crust, or in a or pie dish and we don"t bake them either?  So if anyone out there knows why Frito Pie is called a pie let me know!

For this yumminess you will need:
Ground Pork
Red Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Frito Chips
Cheddar Cheese
Lettuce & Tomatoes (for garnish)

First, brown your pork, add flour to make a rue, add chili powder( I use approx. 3 tbsp.) add enough water to cover mixture (add more as you see fit).  Allow this to boil on low temp until mixture thickens.
Now the fun begins, we start layering our ingredents, I start with Fritos, add chili, cheese and continue to layer to desired yumminess! 
Oh Gosh, doesn't this look good? This is so fast & so easy to make so go on & MAKE it!

Thank You & Many Blessings~

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