Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and a Super Swanky Giveaway

***CLOSED*** The start of a new we ek and time off for lots of us :) Big .Happy. Face. I wanted to start off by announcing the winner of the $25 Kohl's gi ft card giveaway -Sally Puckett.  You're prize is on its way.  I also wante d to share in on a great new giv eawa y here at ye ole blog . I just recently found this really awesome one-day-a -deal site. But it's not jus t ANY site-it's for cr afters, jewe lry ma kers, moms, sisters, anyone who loves a good deal and like s pretty things. It's called Pick Your Plum. Who a re these people? Read for yourself. Have you ever glued your fingers together trying to put a project together? Stayed up all night just to finish that last project before your kids wake up? Gussied up your home just so the neighbors could gawk over your detail? Borrowed an idea from the store knowing you can make one too? We have. We know. Join us. Get it before your neighbor does: We have limited supplies on some of
Friday, November 16, 2012

Trash to Treasure - Chalk Paint-1940s Dresser

It seems like I haven't been on here in foreva! But I have a good excuse :) You see I 've been fever ishly planning (and th en executing) our 25th Wedd ing Anniversary! Yep. Celebrated the bi g 2 -5 I'll post pics and deets on my next blog post.  But for today I want to show you some thing that I refinis hed esp ecially for the event : A 1940s dres ser               As you can see the finish was in pretty rough shape. I do love the hardware and the slight curve of the top two drawers. I removed the very heavy mirror and put it away. I still don't know what I'm going to do with it but I'm sure I'll come up with something  ;)         This dresser lived in my daughter's room for many years. She never did like it though so I told her I wanted it back so I could refinish it. Needless to say she doesn't feel the same way about this dresser any more :) I made my own chalk paint out of Beh r's Beluga paint. A nice warm satin
Saturday, November 3, 2012

EZ Chocolate Brittle Dessert and Kohl's Winner

I know I keep saying this but time sure i s flying fast! Here we are in November al r eady and we are still having temps in the 80s here in North Texas. I realllllyy want it to be cooler . A couple of weeks ago I mentioned t hat we had our annual Super Saturday crafting day at my ch ur ch. Amongst the aweso me c rafty clas ses was this yummy class on makin g desserts.  This was one of the recipes that w as demo ed. I loved it! I imm ediately came home and made some of my own.  You most likely have all the ingred ients: 1 sleeve Saltine crackers 1 sm all bag chocolate chips 1 cup real butter 1 cup sugar That's it! Sou nds simple but i t's so yummy! Ma ke this tonight:          {Yummy Chocolate Brittle} Here's what you do: Preheat ove n to 375 Li ne cookie sheet with foil or parch ment paper place crackers side by side on sheet   In a sauce pan , melt butter . Add sugar and bring to a boil on med/high heat. Boil for about 3


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