Hey there, I am so excited to tell you about a new series that I am doing with some friends. It is going to be one room at a time redecorating or rearranging that room.
This week is going to be the porch. My porch is small but I have been wanting to change a few things up in there for a while. So this is giving me the encouragement to do it. My changes are going to be with mostly things I already have. You know me I have been scrounging in the barn already for ideas. And I think I came up with a couple, I just need to purchase some spray paint and maybe some faux flowers.
Here is my mood board for kinda sorta the way I am going.
This is definitely the color scheme. My door is already painted the sage green and if you seen my video yesterday on my Facebook page you know what else I will be painting.
I hope you will check out my friends blogs too to see their inspiration. They always have such amazing crafts and ideas to decorate. They blow me away every week.
Over the next couple of weeks I am going to share some great deals for Father’s day gifts. I came up with my gift guides by asking my hubby to tell me some ideas that he thinks would be good ideas for all ages.
I found these shirts on Amazon for under $20 each. What special man in your life wouldn’t love a comfortable T-shirt?
These are the best potatoes I have ever made, seriously, soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. With just the right hints of seasonings. You could change up the seasonings you use to suit your preference very easily and they would still taste great. I can not wait to have fresh from the garden potatoes to make this recipe with.
I use small new potatoes or Yukon gold or small red potatoes. Either works just fine! I cut them in bite size pieces and make sure they are all about the same size. You don’t want some getting done before others.
I do all the mixing right on a parchment or aluminum foil covered sheet pan. I drizzle them with olive oil and then add the seasonings. Remember here you can be creative use whatever you like. I love garlic so I mince garlic and use onion powder, salt and pepper and a little pinch of red pepper flakes.
Toss all of this together then lay the 3 Tablespoons of butter cut up on top of the potatoes. I put them in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. I have grilled them the same way and it takes approximately 30 minutes on the grill.
When nice and crispy sprinkle with parsley to make it all look pretty.
I am sharing my Memorial Day Table today with you all. I used some diy’s and I used items and repurposed them. Such as the vintage funnel I used as a vase. Using things in new ways is my favorite thing to do. I made a God bless America sign from an old piece of board we had laying around.
I tea stained some dollar store flags and stuck them in my favorite vintage bottles. And I used my favorite rusty star as decoration.
I used my diy flags that I made here. I used a cake plate and surrounded the flags with red cherries. I added some red ticking stripe pillows on the chairs for an added touch. I got this little bunting at Michaels and it fit perfectly on my bench (I used double stick tape to hold it there). And my diy star banner I am putting on each chair.
My friends and I made some patriotic decor for our Memorial Day tables. I decided to make a star banner. I just used muslin and burlap I had and painted on stars. You can see the video below on how I made the banner.
Then I decided I wanted to make some sort of flags. I had seen some at TJMaxx but was not going to pay the price for them when I knew I could make some. All I needed was some burlap, paint and sticks.
I cut the burlap into triangles and sewed part of the edges so as not to fray as much.
I painted red stripes and a blue square, and then added stars to the blue sections.
Then I gathered some sticks from my yard for the flag poles. And just hot glued them on. These took so little time but are going to be so cute for my tablescape next week with these two amazing ladies, @patinaandpaint and Terrie from @decorateandmoreblog
If you like raspberries, cream cheese and whipped topping then this pie is for you. It is so fluffy and creamy at the same time. You can change up the fruit if you don’t like or have raspberries. I’m going to try blueberries soon and apple for Fall.
Here is the ingredients:
1/2 c raspberries 12 ouces cream cheese softened 3/4 c confectioners sugar 1t vanilla 2 c whipped topping (homemade or boughten
graham cracker crust
Glaze 2c raspberries 3 Twater 3 T cornstarch 1 c sugar
I bought a graham cracker crust. But you could make your own. And I use a store made whipped topping, but again you can make your own. I was just about simplicity this day.
First combine the cream cheese and confectioners sugar and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Then add your whipped topping, mix until a fluffy mixture. Now taste test if want too. I definitely do, it’s so good!
Now fold in a 1/2 c of your berries. Be gentle to retain some of the berries shape.
Then add to your crust.
Now start on your topping. Combine raspberries, water, cornstarch and sugar to a saucepan on medium heat. Cook until combined and thickened. Stirring gently. Let cool completely.
After your topping is cooled add to the top of your whole pie or drizzle on as you serve it.
I’m so excited as I write this, I have asked my hubby for years to help me make one of these.
I’ve saved windows I’ve picked from the side of the road. Some of these I’ve had 10 years.
I promise I’m not a hoarder, Okay I might be of old chippy items! But can you blame me? Don’t really answer that!
First we put the windows together to find out which way I wanted them to be connected. I didn’t have four of the same size so we improvised. We screwed all of these together right into the frames. Then we put a small frame around the top to even out the space on top of the windows (since they were not all the same size) that way we had something to nail the rafters to.
Then we cut some boards to put on the bottom for the floor. and we cut some old spindles I had (I told you I save things) and used them for the legs. We screwed them on before continuing with the top.
Then he made some “rafters” from some smaller boards we had. And then we used some old galvanized steel roofing, yes I had that laying around too, okay I may have a problem. We screwed that to the top and bottom roof boards.
The fourth window that we didn’t screw to the other boards, we used a couple of hinges to attach it to the end of one of the other windows to act as the door.
I’m going to hang a cute sign from the top yet. I love it! I’m going to move it out by the garden where there is more sunlight. Then I am going to move my baby plants out in there. Here is a pic after I hung the sign now to get my plants in there.
We did this absolutely free! So maybe it maybe it pays to be a hoarder .
These muffins are so moist and good. They have that wonderful crumble on top that take them to a whole new level. I love anything berries and so this recipe I make often for a quick breakfast with a cup of coffee.
I use frozen or fresh blueberries depending if they are in season or not. They both work for this recipe just fine. And I have used a variety of berries together too or just used raspberries in place of blueberries.
I sift my dry ingredients together first and then start on the wet ingredients.
Mix the two together and add in those wonderful blueberries or whichever you have chosen. Oh peaches would be good in these too!
Put them in your sprayed muffin pans or cupcake liners in your pans. I fill them about 3/4 of the way full, I like a full muffin. Then start on that cinnamony sugar crumble. I mean come on, butter, cinnamon, sugar. Pretty sure this combo will be in heaven.
Then add your topping to each muffin.
Bake them on 425 for approximately 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.