I'm a little sad this morning. We were supposed to be on our way to St. Louis to spend the weekend with friends of ours and go to the Cardinals/Cubs game today. Greg had to work, so here I am having my own little pity party!
This will cheer me up, though. Here are our top 5 most viewed links from "It's a Party".
I was on my way home the other day and stopped at a garage sale and bought something for $1.00, brought it home, and here's what it is now.
This is what I found. $1.00! Can you believe it?!
I painted the wood antique white and then rubbed stain over it. I didn't do anything with the metal because I loved the rusty look.
I wanted to cover up the holes, so I took cardboard and spray glued batting on it.
Then I added the fabric over it.
I just used masking tape for the fabric and the cardboard to the frame. I want to be able to change the look for different seasons and holiday's.
I don't know what was supposed to go in those rings, but I found clay pots that fit perfectly. Oh how I love my little find! I can't wait to change it around for Christmas, Easter, etc! Don't worry, you'll be seeing this little guy again!
I can't tell you how happy I am to be featuring These Peas Taste Funny this week! I've made so many sweet friends from this blogging world of ours, and Terry is one of them! She has so many great projects, but here are just a few of my favorites.
Oh, and her zucchini recipe is to die for! I forgot to grab the picture.
Please go visit Terry, you'll love her as much as I do!
Greg was working nights last week and one morning when he got home he told me he had a surprise for me in the kitchen sink. My first thought was, "That's a funny place to put something big and sparkly, but okay, I'll play along!". Here's what I found.
No, that's not a diamond! Beets! The nicest guy ever works with Greg and is so generous to share his garden with us every summer. Besides all the other goodies, Greg came home with these beets and the recipe for Pickled Beets.
FYI, I don't like beets, but these are awesome! They are so sweet and taste candied. I honestly could take a jar out of the refrigerator and eat the whole thing, which is why I send them all home with the kids! As always, thank you Larry!
It's the little things that make me so very happy, like over 100 links last Thursday on "It's a Party"! 101 to be exact, but who's counting? Thank you to each and every one of you who linked up! You are all fabulous! Here's our top 5 most viewed.
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Have a great weekend! Greg is working today, but tomorrow we are leaving early in the morning to drive about 2 hours away. We are going to pick up an antique vanity for our bathroom and barn roof tin! We've been looking for barn tin for so long and a friend of ours was selling the vanity and just happened to mention she also had the barn tin! Are you kidding me?! I'm so excited, but realize this also means we've got a lot of work cut out for us!
This was the little project I started that wouldn't die! I wanted to make a Car Bingo game for the grandkids to play on their way to Alabama when they left for vacation 2 weeks ago. Didn't happen! I had too many "Hall of Shames"! I'm not going to bore you with all the things that went wrong, but here is what I ended up with (after they were back from vacation!).
The boards are magnet on one side for bingo and a chalkboard on the other side.
I just started with those little boards from Hobby Lobby. They came in a package of 6 (I ruined the first three) and I painted them with chalkboard paint.
This is the steel sheet that worked. The first one I bought wouldn't hold a magnet and no, I didn't think to check it until I was all finished! Trash! I took a couple of days to calm down and then went back to Home Depot with magnet in hand. This one worked!
I used Greg's snips to cut the metal and Gorilla Glued it to the board.
I printed all the words on pretty paper and mod-podged it to the metal. I added the trim so there wouldn't be any sharp edges.
I used the same paper for the markers and added the little magnet to all of them.
I hope you still like me after you hear my confession. I love Spam! I can only have it when Greg's working, it's my guilty little pleasure! Forgive me?
I mod-podged more paper to the can and added a little trim.
You probably all know about this, but Kathleen from Always Sew Love told me about it. I had no idea what a brayer was, but it sure makes mod-podging much easier! No lumps or bubbles! Thank you so much, Kathleen!
You can see I wrapped a magnet strip around the piece of chalk to store it.
It's just too bad I didn't get it done in time for the kids' vacation. Oh well, at least I'm ready for the next time they leave for a road trip!
We all love zucchini here at our house!! Seriously, Greg and I have it almost every night in the summer and the kids all love it too when they're here. My mom had a recipe for zucchini cookies and I finally found it. I made cookies (I know, don't fall over!) Saturday and they are to die for!!
Here's the recipe:
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup grated zucchini
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg then stir in the zucchini. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the zucchini mixture. Mix in raisins. Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven until set. allow cookies to cool slightly on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
I know some of you are probably thinking I've finally flipped putting zucchini in cookies, but you're going to have to trust me on this one. They are awesome!
Have I told you lately how much I love Wordle? It's just so easy and fun for a quick little project.
Last week was Josh's birthday and for the first time in 35 years, we didn't see him that day. He was on vacation and although I was so happy for him and everyone having a great time, the mother in me still was missing him on his birthday. I know, it's a "mom" thing.
I made this little frame that afternoon using Wordle. I may be the last person on the planet who just found this great site about a month ago, but I sure am loving it! You type in the words you want and if you want any words larger, you type it more times. Like in the one I did, I typed Josh 3 times and the rest of the words just once. Then you just keep hitting random until you find the design you like. A lot of the designs are in color, but I was printing on scrapbook paper so I switched it to black & white. Oh, and the frame I used was one of those little $1.00 wooden frames from Michaels.
This is going to be so much fun for Halloween and Christmas!
I would love it if you see something I’ve done and want to make one for yourself or give as a gift, but not to sell. Please link back and give credit where credit is due. I would like to see what you’ve done to make it your own (improved the idea). Thanks for visiting!