Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Come and knock on my door...

Check out these lovely old door knobs I got off of Etsy...aren't they fabulous? I think I might use one of them to hold a hand towel in my powder room...but I am still in need of some other ideas for these wonderful treasures....anyone?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

See ya later alligator!

We're off again on our last camping trip of the summer...we're going to Collins Lake, Ca (which is about a 2 hour drive from where we are). We have never been there, so it will definetely be an adventure....I'll be back on Monday with pictures and stories from our trip. Have a wonderful weekend!! (And no, this is not our trailer...ours isn't as pretty in a picture as this one is)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Love those Farm Chicks!

Can I just tell you how much I am loving this book...I finally got it in the mail last week and immediately put it on my cookbook holder in the kitchen. It makes me happy and although I haven't cooked anything from the book quite yet, I did use the apron stencil to decorate the top of my Chocolate Zucchini Cake that I made last week for book was a hit! Thank you Farm Chicks for being so amazing....your ideas are fabulous!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Aren't these lovely...I wish I could say they were from my garden, but no, they aren't. Mine are not producing very many flowers and they are bright pink, not this gorgeous green, purpleish, blue color...but thanks to Trader Joes, I can show off these beauties....just in time for my mother-in-law's visit tonight....have a great day....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First date....

This is my son Rocco and his latest girlfriend Sophia (the next door neighbor). He took her on their first date at Nana & Papa's house and had a day of swimming, fishing and riding in the jeep.....he even turned the radio on for her so they could dance......too bad they couldn't go anywhere because his legs aren't long enough to reach the pedal.....aren't they so cute?

Monday, August 10, 2009

The last days of summer project

The summer is coming to an end and I am doing my best to find projects to keep my kids occupied. This one imparticular, I did with my daughter and although it didn't take long, she had fun spreading on the Mod Podge....( I also must apologize for my absence in blogging world....I have been busy painting rooms in my house, plus I have been working at my daughter's preschool a couple of days a week...but no fear, I am back!) I started with 3 clear plates from a craft store, a little Amy Butler fabric (my favorite) and some Mod Podge and Liquid Laminate. I cut the fabric into a square a little larger than the size of the plate, placed it on the back of the plate and brushed 2 coates of Mod Podge over the fabric (letting 15-20 minutes pass before adding the 2nd coat). I then trimmed the edges of the fabric with scissors and put a coat of liquid laminate over the fabric to make it nice and shiny and smooth....and oila....I had 3 beautiful plates!
I put them on the antique baking cabinet that my grandmother gave me...

A close up! Have fun!