Friday, February 26, 2010

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek!

Here's a wreath that I picked up at the thrift store last week.


Very Scary! 

{Seriously...  Did someone really have that in their house!?!}

Since it was only $.39 I decided to take the challenge of transforming it into something beautiful!


I have been working on this project throughout the week and am almost finished.  I will be posting the "After" pictures on Monday.  But until then, here is a little sneak peek...

See You Monday!


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Burlap Feature

My Burlap Flower Tutorial was featured along with several other awesome burlap projects at It's A Good Day.


See all the burlap projects here.

She is also having a great giveaway.  So go check it out!  

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2 Minute Lamp Revamp


A Little Boring



I added a little self-adhesive beaded trim.  

{Love that stuff!!!}

   It took a total of 2 minutes!

Lovin' the new look... 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cute Printables


Check out these cute printables from Vale Design.  

They coordinate so well with my Amy Butler magnets!  I just know Donnie's going to love his new list!  ;)

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Shhh! Top Secret

 Here is a top secret recipe for the best chicken salad ever!


This recipe came from a wonderful friend and amazing cook.  
You know, the kind of cook who can throw in a little of this and a little of that and come out with a masterpiece. 

This recipe is top secret because no one really knows the exact measurements that go into this yummy salad. Based upon my friend's suggestions and estimates, I came up with this recipe which is pretty close to perfect.

The one thing that is absolutely necessary to make this recipe taste absolutely wonderful is the mayonnaise.  


Normally I wouldn't be a brand snob, but in this recipe nothing but Hellmann's will do!

Another thing that adds to the wonderfulness of this chicken salad is croissants.

You must serve it on croissant rolls!  :)

Well, without further ado here is the recipe:

  (click on the title for a printable version)


2 1/2 - 3 cups Hellmann's mayonnaise
3 T. finely chopped green olives with pimentos 
 2 T. finely chopped baby dill pickles or dill relish
2 hard boiled eggs - diced
1/4 of a medium onion - diced
1 t. vinegar
1 t. yellow mustard


1 whole cooked chicken -- cooled & deboned

Season with salt & pepper to taste

Chill for 2+ hours


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mod Podge Magnet Tutorial

These magnets are so cute and super simple to make!

 To Make...

I used 1 1/2" wooden circles from Michael's

and this awesome circle cutter.

Of course if you don't have a circle cutter, a good pair of scissors will work just fine.

I painted the wooden circles with black craft paint and cut out the paper circles on my favorite Amy Butler scrapbook paper.

{Amy Butler's designs are awesome!}

 I mod podged the paper onto the wooden circles and then placed a second coat of mod podge on top of the paper.  

After the paper was completely dry, I sprayed each circle with an acrylic sealer and placed a self-stick magnet on the back.

I love the way they turned out!!!  


This one is my favorite... :)

Hope you Enjoy!


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Burlap Flower Tutorial

 Check out this easy tutorial for making burlap flowers...

Follow Along...  :)

Start by cutting a 5" square piece of burlap.


Fold the square in half from point to point, making a triangle.


Fold the triangle in half.


Fold the triangle in half again.

{Not too complicated so far...}



 With the closed end of the triangle pointed down and the open end up, cut the triangle into an "ice cream cone" shape.


{Does that look like an ice cream cone???}

Open the "ice cream cone" to see the flower...


Repeat this process with coordinating fabric.


For the rest of this project you will need...


small rubberbands


double sided mounting dots



a small, round "gem" or pretty much anything small & round!


Stack the flowers face down on top of each other.  Attach one side of the sticky dot to the top of the gem and the other side of the dot to the flower.


Pull the fabric up around the gem and secure it with a rubber band.

Spread the flower out around the rubber band.


Hot glue twine around the center of the flower starting at the base of the rubber band.
The hot glue may melt the rubber band so work quickly!


Snip off the excess twine.


The End.


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