Monday, April 13, 2015

My Love For Tiered Trays !

 Good morning !
Can I tell you how much I love tiered trays for decorating !!
I saw a post on Instagram about this tiered tray from Sam's Club ..It is oval shaped instead of last years Sam's club round tray.. I hadn't seen it at our Sam's ..so I went online and got it.. Their shipping is so reasonable at $2.95!
You can see a whole year of the decorating of the round tray here..A year of the galvanized tiered tray ..
 I filled it with that red Goodwill transferware, chalk painted mason jars , vintage chickens , aqua dishes and lots of daisies for spring !
It sits in the family room on the chalk painted buffet.. This was the first piece we used chalk paint on and loved it! 

 The little cow creamer is vintage and from the thrift store in our little town..
 That little rooster on the bottom tier is a pie bird that my husband brought home from one of his travels.. isn't it cute ? The Lizzie Kate 4 seasons spring on the aqua clipboard and a With Thy Needle and Thread design in a thrifted frame.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

April's Stitchy Chalkboard

Happy Friday !
I finished stitching April's A Year In Chalk  from Hands On Design.. 
 I finished it the same way as the last 3 months and used sheet metal on the back of the stitching to attach to the magnet on the gingham check fabric.. The frame is from Michael's..
 This is displayed in the foyer on a green chest.. I added some faux daisies and a painted mason jar to the galvanized bucket of tulips and the vintage scale..
 Can I tell you again how much I love using chalkboards to decorate .. the regular kind and the stitchy kind :)

Have a wonderful weekend !

January,February
and March A Year In Chalk..



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mason Jars and Daffodils


Good morning ! 
Hope you all had a great Easter weekend with family and friends!
Today I erased my favorite chalkboard so far ..the bunny .. I was sad to see it go ..but Easter is over!
and replaced her with a mason jar full of daffodils..
 I got this frame at a garage sale ( very cheap) and had a board cut for it at Home Depot that i painted with chalkboard paint..It hangs on the wall into the kitchen from the family room and gets changed up for the seasons..



Last month I drew this mason jar chalkboard for my daughter 
I saw these daffodils this morning in the foyer and that's what gave me the idea for this months chalkboard ..

working on Lizzie Kate's 4 seasons ..summer
We made bunny cake pops from brownies and used Easter candy corn for the ears and feet..
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Chalkboards.. Chickens and Cross Stitch


Good morning ! 
I have an addiction .. ok a couple addictions.. :)
Chalkboards..chickens and cross stitch !
I finished this Prairie Schooler chicken stitch that an Instagram friend was sweet enough to send me .. I left off the Good Morning from the chart..

 I had it in a frame but wasn't loving it.. so I got a craft board and painted it with chalkboard paint ..added a black and white gingham check fabric mat and doodled some flowers on the chalkboard ..

With Thy Needle and Threads April wordplay and the April cottage for Country Cottage Needleworks..
Some big Levain bakery knockoff chocolate chip cookies..Cookie recipe
A start on Lizzie Kate 's 4 seasons summer .. changing up the colors on this one..
Another Prairie Schooler Santa finish ..only 4 left to go of the yearly ones!
Hope you all have a wonderful blessed Easter weekend !
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Monday, March 30, 2015

A Stitchy Spring Wreath

 Happy Monday !
I finished stitching this Prairie Schooler spring from Prairie Seasons last week .I have to admit to you I did not like this piece while I was stitching it until I got to the 2 robins on top ... Don't know why I didn't like it I just didn't!
Today I went to Hobby Lobby to find a way to display it.
 I wasn't loving it in any of the frames ..then I thought since I plan to stitch the other 3 seasons..maybe a wreath .. so I went to the wreath section and this grapevine wreath seemed the perfect size!
 Right now I have it hanging on the kitchen hutch ..not sure if it will stay here or maybe get moved to a door.( inside door)
 I mounted the stitching on needlework sticky board ..then used another piece of the sticky board for some green gingham fabric. I glued the stitching to the green check with hot glue. I then glued a strip of burlap to the back of the green check board and used that burlap to tie it to the wreath. I also wove a couple strands of blossoms to the outside . When I am ready for the summer piece I just have to untie the burlap and take off the strands of blossoms ..I love the way this way of displaying it and can't wait for the summer version ! Well.. what do you think ?
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Salad

 Good morning ! Happy Sunday!
Today is our middle Grandson's 3rd birthday .. and I am bringing one of our family's favorite salads to the party !
There are lots of versions of this broccoli salad and this is mine .. I first had this salad a few years ago at my sister in law in Connecticut's house and came home and searched for the recipe..
Here is how I make mine.. You will need :
Broccoli Bacon Cheese Salad

2 heads of fresh broccoli ( I use stems and all ..Just cut off the very bottoms)
1 cup of mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
1 pound bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
 Mix the mayo, vinegar and sugar in a bowl ( I do mine right in the serving bowl) Then add the chopped broccoli..get that all mixed in the dressing.
 Add the shredded cheese
 and the bacon .. Refrigerate a couple hours to get the flavors to mix .. Hope you try this ..it is super easy and so good!
I can't believe this guy is 3 today .. He is so fun and just a joy!
I have been working on my daughters granny square blanket ( a little)
Made some chocolate covered strawberries ..drizzled with white chocolate..
and made Bretton's Birthday cookies!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boxwood Wreath Chalkboard


 Good morning!
I showed you this frame that had been made over to a chalkboard a couple weeks ago.. I wanted a boxwood wreath for it ,but they are so expensive!
 So I googled making one.. Martha Stewart has a video on YouTube ..and its so easy !
Here is the chalkboard boxwood wreath ..
this was my first version but I didn't like the big lettering ..
So I took it down this morning and redid it..
To make the wreath you need fresh boxwood ..we have a couple bushes in the yard.. a wire wreath form and floral wire. The wreath form was 2.99 and the wire the same price. All I did was use the wire to wrap the pieces of boxwood to the wreath form .. It took about 15 minutes including the cutting of the boxwood..
 Home Sweet Home is written 3 times around the wreath
 and I finished it off with a Monogram B

 I wrapped a small burlap strip around the wreath and stuck it under the frame for the wreath to hang.
 Yesterday was my daughters rescue pup Daisy's first birthday .. She made her pup cakes :)
 She and all the other dogs loved them !



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