Sunday, February 27, 2011

basement room floor

Here are some pictures of a room in our basement that we decided to paint with the garage floor apoxy paint. I really like how it came out it feels so much better and cleaner. I am putting area rugs down over it not covering completely but a good portion. it is that kind of paint that you sprinkle flakes of black and white speck thingys.



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pink Roses Topiary

I needed to make a pretty centerpiece for my food table for a  princess themed enrichment night. Most everything will be pink and frilly, do you like it?

1950's chair makeover

I bought this chair at Deseret Industries for $5.00 I googled it and found out that it is from the 1950's, the metal was a light green with dark green Naugahyde seat and back. Fun it's just crazy what a little paint and some material will do.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tamale Pie Cassarole

1 1/2 lb. hamburger
1 med. size onion
2 c. stewed tomatoes
1 sm. can tomato sauce
1 c. whole kernel corn
1c. Cream corn
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbs fresh cilantro

1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. cornmeal
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. shredded cheese

Brown hamburger and onion. Add tomatoes with the sauce, corn, cilantro, garlic and seasonings and cook for about 20 minutes. Pour into well greased 8 x 12 inch baking dish or large casserole.
For Topping: Mix the milk, cornmeal, butter and salt; cook until thick. Add the eggs and cheese; e mix well and pour over meat mixture. Bake until top is browned at 350 degrees, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Apple Bars


2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. real butter, softened (no substitutions!)
1 egg, beaten


1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 c. (about 3 medium) sliced, peeled baking apples (I've used Granny Smith in the past, although this time around I used Gala and they were fabulous)


To prepare apple filling, combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon and toss with apples
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Gently pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the dish. Preheat oven to 350 and set aside.

When finished, allow to cool completely.

To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.


2 c. powdered sugar
About 3 Tbsp. milk (whole milk is best)
1 tsp. almond extract
To prepare crust, mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butterwith a pastry blender or two knives until you have pea-sized crumbles. Gently mix in beaten egg.

 Place glaze in a Ziploc bag and cut off a very small portion of one of the corners. (Or just use a fork(Drizzle glaze over cooled pastry and allow to harden (you can place it in the freezer to hurry things along). Cut into bars and serve.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Chair makeover

 Here is a chair I bought a while back at a yard sale for $5.00, I really liked the chair, I thought we could recover it someday, but it seemed I never was too inspired by any material till the other day I was at Hobby Lobby (one of my favorite stores) and saw this material on sale for $7.00. Had to have it!! The color goes perfect with my bedroom and also master bath. and here are the results...But I have to give the credit to my sweet husband for recovering it for me, He's such a great handy MAN! 



Another $5.00 score at a yard sale!

Here is a look at an old table I found at a yard sale for only $5.00, it was painted gold and could be chipped off with a single fingernail. It's amazing what a little sand paper, primer and paint can do....I love it!


I've been wanting to make a chalkboard for my pantry door, but my door is quite narrow so last week I was on the hunt for a rectangle frame at garage sales, and here is what I found
$1.00, can't beat that! but it looked a bit boring!! so I decided to add this

Then I had to decide on a color, so I thought this would be good, and it was on sale  .77 cents

So I just sprayed over the picture a few times with chalkboard paint, now this is where I had to bite the bullet and spend 7.99 but......I was thinking since I had so much left I can maybe make one for the garage or ????
So after spraying it you have to let it dry over night and then season it by rubbing chalk all over it, then wiping it off. Here is the finished product

And Now here is where I hung it!

I just love Yard sales!!

table makeover

Here is yet another table I found yard sailing $5.00, I used the leftover paint from the last table I did, plus a $3.00 cuff handle (Lowe's) and here it you like?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

candy melt molds

Joey and I spent the afternoon making valentine goodies. Here is one Joey's being dying to try for a week now. He has been very patient with me,
Of course he had to sneak in a lick or two!

Here We have the finished product!
Great Job Joey!

Valentines goody bags

I got this idea from my sister Lisa, and she got it from a friend. I made these so that during the week we can fill each others bags with different goodies and such. Joey has been making his own cards for everyone with his new blow pens. Can't wait for mine!

52 things I love about you!

Just need a deck of cards, two rings, ribbon, scrapbook paper
 and knowing my husband as I do, 
I'll guarantee this will bring a tear to his eye!

this was my last years craft I made for my honey, 
and just recently found it in his brief case that he takes to work!

valentines day heart suckers!

Place your candy canes on parchment paper and put in the oven @350 for 2-5 minutes

once they look kinda like this melt white chocolate chips in microwave 30 second increments  and stir between heatings. then pour into hearts, place in frige till chocolate sets!

Love at Home

Garland #1

Garland #2