Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kitchen Table Revival! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tutorial

Hello to all my sweet friends! Can you believe the summer is almost over> Well, here in Texas it's still in the 100's so it's going to be summer for a long time still. Have I mentioned how much I hate the heat? Well, I hate the heat. But I love the lazy days. Having the kids stay up late playing scrabble with me, sleeping in late and enjoying a nice  breakfast and having funny conversations, will now be replaced by hurried evenings and hurried mornings. :( But life goes on, right? And speaking of life, my daughter is doing great with her fiancee and my beautiful little granddaughter in their new apartment.  As part of a gift to them, I bought them a nice kitchen table and some vintage wooden chairs. My plan was to revive them with Annie Sloan Chalk paint then do some light distressing.  The kitchen table had a pretty bad paint job. There were several coats of horrible yellow paint on it. My hubby stripped the top of it and decided to stain it. He
Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY Home Hair Highlighting Kits-Do They Work?

I've been wanting to have a hair style change for  a loooong time now.  Finally a week ago Friday, I just did it. I went into my stylist's and asked her to give  me......bangs :) I love it! She also layered my hair in long layers to keep my length. And since I was on a roll, I thought why not color my hair too, right? So I waltzed into my local Walgreen's and  bought a home hair highlighting kit. I've colored my hair before plenty of times, but I've never highlighted it.  I wanted to be your guinea pig so here it goes: {These are all cell phone pics. I apologize for the lack of quality} These two pictures are the "before" color and highlights. I wanted to show you here the color of my hair.  I used L'oreal Paris Couleur Expert  Brioche You begin the process by coloring your hair with the correct numbered bottle. The instructions are easy to follow. The color after I rinsed and blow dried looked like this:
Sunday, August 4, 2013

Yummy Pinwheel Recipe and Giveaway Winner

Hello everyone! How's your summer going? Here in North Texas it's hotter than he** I don't know about you, but the older I get, the less I can stand the heat. So on a hot summer day the last thing I want to do is cook over a hot stove. My hubby is a fantastic cook and he makes some amazing dishes. And he can also make some yummy cold sandwiches. And since I love everything he whips up, I thought I'd share one of his favorite recipes for making ham pinwheels.  He prepared them for my daughter's baby shower, along with all the other food, and they were a BIG Hit! I'd love for you to try it out and share with me how your friends and family liked them. My hubby says you can add any cold cuts you'd like but we used ham. Here's what you need for this simple crowd pleaser: Fresh cilantro Limes Roma tomatoes Cream cheese Salt Onion Ham Burrito sized flour tortillas First chop the tomatoes, onions and cilantro.


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