Archives for June 2014
Hello! My name is Michele. I’m so excited to be here on “Field Trip Friday” with Meegan. She is such a sweet person and I enjoy reading her field trips, so I was delighted when she asked me to be a part of one today.
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I have had such a wonderful week with my F-I-L, family and friends. I have also made some of my own DIY Vintage Doily Art. That is what Summertime is all about, right?
Summertime also reminds me of great times with my grandparents. When I was a young child, my grandma would sit on her sofa watching TV and crocheting. It could have been a gift, table cloth, doily, or a bed skirt. There were many times I would place my head on her lap while she was crocheting. What a sweet childhood memory.
Little did I realize that I would be the recipient of such beautiful hand work from my grandma and HER mother (my great-grandmother).
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Happy Tuesday everyone!! isn’t it a beautiful day? I am just smiling today because I made a DIY Silver Shell Candle Holder. It was so easy and looks fresh and Summery.
I am also smiling because my 89 year old FIL is here for a few days. He really is amazing. He still drives, makes his own meals, and travels (a little). We have always enjoyed each other. He is my companion for the next day or so while Hubby is working.
ANYWAY, I need to tell you about my DIY Silver Shell Candle Holder. I was sitting out at the pool browsing through my Pottery Barn Summer catalog. And, I saw a gorgeous silver shell.
Since I am in the process of making over our balcony, these DIY Silver Shell Candle Holders would be just the touch I need.
I Have the Monday Blues for Summer Wreaths, don’t you??? I love me a pretty wreath to welcome me into a home. A wreath says “Hello, I am happy to have you here.” (Well, in my mind anyway.) I have collected 10 amazingly gorgeous and original wreaths for you today.
A wreath has a life of it’s own, don’t you think? You can use felt, yarn, lace, artificial floral, succulents, sticks, twigs, shells, you name it, you can probably add it to a wreath.
It’s Friday! Almost the weekend, and almost Summer. I am honored to have Field Trip Friday with Shanna from Restoration Redoux today. Shanna will dazzle you with her talent and creativity. I know you will enjoy Shanna’s work as much as I do.
Take it away Shanna…
Hi everyone! I’m Shanna from Restoration Redoux, and I’m super excited that my blogging buddy Meegan invited me over!
I’m a wife, a stay at home mom of 3 dogs, a cat, and an amazing teenage daughter. I’m a lover of yard sales, all things DIY, and decorating on a budget.
Going to yard sales is in my blood. Some of my earliest memories are going to yard sales with my grandmother. She was a doll collector, and I loved seeing the ratty, over-loved dolls she picked up for a quarter and watching her transform them into beautiful cherishables. She would clean them up, repair their clothes, and curl their hair until they looked brand new … and she made a living selling them.
I do sort of the same thing now except with furniture. I love taking old furniture pieces, ready for the dump, and breathing new life into them.
One Set of Twin Sheets, Three Ways. Crazy, right??? Not if you use a little creativity and imagination. I bought a set of twin sheets and turned them into curtains for our living room, dining area and a cover for my grandma’s vanity seat.
Here is how I did it…
It’s your lucky day!! It’s a great day to visit my blog. Yep, today you get two posts in one! I have a Almond Cocoa Frosting and Grow Your Google+ Circles Hop. I KNOW, how fun is that???
Almond Cocoa Frosting, you say? It is most delicious and a must have in every baker’s kitchen. This is my all-time fave recipe for chocolate frosting. Whether I use it on a chocolate cake, or even a Lemon Truffle Chocolate Cake-it is THE best!!
Almond Cocoa Frosting:
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup real butter (softened)
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons milk (may need a little more)
1 tsp pure almond extract
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
Using the whisk on your mixer, blend confectioner sugar, cocoa, and butter.
Add milk, almond extract, and vanilla. mix until light and creamy.
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I Have The Monday Blues with Outdoor Spaces, today. I have been looking and looking at outdoor spaces for weeks. Our tiny balcony needs a little work and sprucing up. Hubby and I have a few ideas rolling around our heads, and we are finally able to follow through with some of those thoughts.
A lot of you might have a larger space to work with. Our balcony is actually about 5′ across and 9′ long at the most. So we don’t have a lot of room to work with. But, incorporating some of the inspiration below, we can transform our tiny space into another living space for our condo.
It’s Field Trip Friday to Meegan’s Condo today! I realized I always show you the inside of our home, but never the outside. So today we are going to take a little tour of where I live. Yep, a Field Trip Friday to Meegan’s Condo…
Let me preface this by saying, I am NOT a fan of where we live. I mean the desert. It’s hot, cold, windy, dusty, and well not my cup of tea. BUT, I have learned to love what is around me. Even if it isn’t my first choice.
If you know me at all, you KNOW I love the ocean, the waves, the beach, the salty air, and the smells of the ocean life. So I decided to create my own beach cottage haven, right here in the desert. Life is good. It’s very, very good.
Now onto the field trip. These are my stairs leading up to our home. We live a simple life upstairs in our condo. Outside is full of things to observe and appreciate.