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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Friday, March 20, 2015

Five Great recipes ! It's Time to Cook!

Good morning !
When I got my new Kitchenaid  mixer , my old one went to live at my daughters house .. She has been baking up a storm ! Here are some of the recent recipes she has made..
This Amish Bread recipe is from the Allrecipes.com website and they featured her photo on their Instagram page.. My daughter definitely needs a blog ;) This photo was taken at her house the rest were taken at mine ..
Amish White Bread 


Peanut butter eggs that turned into peanut butter balls   these peanut butter balls were supposed to be egg shaped but she just went the easy way and rolled them into balls ..
Snickerdoodle Apple bread

This apple bread is fabulous ..

These brownie cookies are amazing .. these will be made alot around here!


This pasta salad is my contribution to this recipe parade .. This salad dressing has become a must have in our home.. I make mine with Romano cheese instead of Parmesan ..It is amazing! Pioneer Woman recipe Creamy Italian Dressing 


For the pasta salad I used :
Italian Pasta Salad 
1 box rotini ( cooked drained and then run under cold water until chilled.)
chopped baby carrots
can of black olives sliced
can of artichoke hearts (drainedand cut up)
grape tomatoes ( quartered)
slices of pepperoni ( cut in little strips)
grated mozzarella cheese
Creamy Italian dressing 
Just add it all to a bowl and mix it up .. It is fabulous.
I also use this dressing for green salads.. It has become a favorite around here!

Have a great weekend ! It is Spring!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Happy Spring Mantel

Good morning ! 
Only 2 more days until it is spring! Hopefully we will all be having "spring" weather!

 The family room mantel is decorated for spring!
 A small thrifted picnic hamper filled with mason jars, a moss bunny , a nest and a branch of blossoms..more mason jars filled with eggs and tulips..





A little spring doodle on a chalkboard, more blossom branches..a wood tool box with a pretty vintage plate and tulips..

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

R is for Rabbit

 Here is my Prairie Schooler  R is for Rabbit finished !
Over the winter I stitched this winter sampler from Little House needleworks.. I used this thrifted frame for that piece and decided to use it again for the Rabbit..
 I whitewashed the frame with acrylic paint in tan and off white. I didn't want the whole frame to be white..
 I covered a piece of needlework board with the green gingham check and just set it in the frame..I used a magnet on the green fabric and a small piece of sheet metal on the back of the stitching to hold it in place,
 This way if I have another design that will fit in the frame I can use it again..and the winter design can go back in it for the winter.
It is on display on a table by the front door in the foyer..with a vintage watering can filled with dried hydrangeas from the garden ..white tulips and a bird in a china cup..



This mornings sunrise with the clouds..all the snow is melted..but we are back to cold temperatures!
A blue hour sunset from the dining room..
My stitching assisitant asleep on the job..
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hoppin' Down The Bunny Trail Chalkboard


  Good Sunday morning!
There is a bunny on my chalkboard!


 The Tiptoe through the tulips chalkboard is erased and now we are on to bunnies or I should say one big bunny !
 
I got up this morning and decided it was time for a bunny on the chalkboard..
I used the colored chalk again :) pink,yellow,blue and green..


 I am so glad I bought this frame from a garage sale almost 2 years ago ! I have so much fun changing it out for all the seasons!

 I gave the bunny a wreath of flowers around her neck and a pink stripe bow trailing behind her..


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

March Stitched Chalkboard

 Happy Saturday!
I finished stitching the March edition of A Year In Chalk from Hands On Design...and finished it up this morning! I use a magnet on the pedestal frame( Michael's)  and piece of sheet metal on the back of each stitched piece to change them out easily ..
 It is on display in the foyer on the green painted cabinet..
 I added a galvanized bucket full of faux.. tulips a cute bird and a small tureen on top of the vintage scale with a nest and a bird.. a strand of spring blossoms is draped across the cabinet.
 Well ..that's it ! I am ready for April's!


January's and February's are below with click able links..
 
January

February
 I just love these!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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