Sunday, July 31, 2011

Super Saturday {Dallas Museum of Nature and Science}

We try to make our Saturdays Super! And this one didn't disappoint Our Staycation Boys hyper with anticipation Dallas Museum of Nature and Science Imax Movie-Sea Rex (highly recommend) After the movie we saw this   A really cool exhibit of dinosaurs they found in Mongolia Motorized and scary! Then off to learn about the body                                                    {obsessed with DNA}                                                            the human form thermal pics Natural disasters fun stuff light show their favorite of all a special exhibit of dallas cityscape in LEGOS no idle hands here we were super tired at the end of the day but I highly recommend the $90 family membership one year of fun and special exhibits plus 4 free tickets to IMAX, Special Exhibits, and State Fair of Texas! {plus you get to go in first in line} So if you are visiting Dallas, you can't miss this great museum educational and fun How do you make your Saturdays Super?
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Foodie Friday #1 Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Who likes to eat cookie dough? ((raises hands)) If you're like me, you do some serious taste testing when baking cookies ;) But the raw eggs are not so good. Well I invite you to try my very own dark chocolate chip cookie dough brownies! You can eat all the cookie dough you want- No RAW EGGS! All you need is a few and a few hungry kidlets (count yourself )!  Here's the how to: Prep time 30 minutes + cooling time Cook time: 25 minutes Ingredients: Brownie: 4 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder (for cakelike brownies) OR 4 oz. finely shredded unsweetened chocolate, melted (for fudgy brownies) 1 c butter, room temp. 2 c brown sugar, packed 4 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 c all purpose flour Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 10X7 inch pan with non-stick spray. In large mixing bowl, mix butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in cocoa powder OR melted chocolate. Blend in flour an
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday #1-Too Much To Carry Alone

It's been 3 months. It hasn't been easy. Having a stroke at my age. A bleeding stroke they call it. ******* I am in perfect health. I am planning my Easter dinner. I talk with my husband. Making dinner plans. Shopping at the mall. Brain being squeezed... I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my body. I am carried into the house. I can't talk. I am now in the ER. I begin to convulse. The lights dim. {Me. 3 months post stroke.} It hasn't been easy. Tears shed. Poked and prodded. Impatience. Laying in bed. Boredom. ******* Learning to walk again. Will I ever dance again? I asked. I prayed. I begged. I cried again. A burden on my family. My yoke- heavy. Art by-Greg Olsen Then I remembered what I had read: "...discipleship is not a promise of protection from pain, hardships, and disappointment. True disciples know that a sinless life was realized only once in mortality. Their faith in the perfect One fills them with joy and strength to carry on and find hope

Craigslist Finds #1 - Wednesday July 27, 2011

I thought I'd add this as a regular feature and call it: Wednesday's Finds #1 This is where I will list craigslist and other finds in the north DFW area. I have no ties to any of these ads these are just some things I found that a.) seem like a good deal b.) are something that I'd like to buy c.) are of good quality for DIY I will put the link directly under the pic as the source. If you are interested in any of these you simply contact them Again, I am doing this just as a feature and a service to my readers in the northern DFW area. all ads and content belong to the person selling the item. With that being said, here we go: Dresser/Chest $75  This looks to be in good condition and is located in Allen. I'd love to have it in an entry way. Kitchen Table $75 This looks like a nice table. I would paint it black and add some nice upholstered chairs in snazzy fabrics. Kids Table and Chairs Set $50 This would be so cute in a little girl's room for tea parties! I
Monday, July 25, 2011

Denim Ruffled Wreath

So have you caught on yet? I love ruffles! And denim. And wreaths ;) So what can you do 18 inch plastic straw wreath. {Do not cut off the plastic wrapper!} I used a pair of old blue jeans and simply cut at the seams then took the pants legs and  Save those seams! Don't throw them away.   We'll use them later. Now take your strips of denim and wrap tightly around your wreath. Make sure that you don't leave I first pinned it in place to see how it would look. Then I re-did it and glued it down with Mighty Mend It. After you have it all wrapped, it's time to make the ruffles. I had some lighter colored denim left over from another project and I simply took that fabric and made several ruffles. You can see how I made them here. Now it's time to make the denim rosette. Simply take one of the seams you cut off. Mine was  Then you simply take one egde and finally Take the pin off after a little while when the glue sets. In the meantime you can start hemming the
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Beachy Elegance Vignette

                                       Howdy everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! I am here today to share a little bit of  sand and surf. Since we don't live anywhere near the beach, it's always nice to have a reminder of what we're missing, er what we love ;) And we love us some sand and sea! For this vignette, I decided to decorate our mantel in a beachy elegance theme using mostly things I had around the house and repurposing an old denim shirt. The only things I bought were the wreath form and the decorative sand. Here's what it looked like in the end: And here's how I put it together: I repurposed an old shutter that I usually have up at Christmas time (that you can see here ) . I simply removed the Christmasy spray and bird and hot glued some starfish that I had used, again, at Christmas time (yes, you read that right, starfish at Christmas time you can go here for the post on my Beachy Christmas tree). {Gl


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