I am joining some sweet ladies this week for ten on the 10th. For my project I made a garden wreath to go on my vintage picket fence wall decor you can see here.
I started with a grapevine wreath and just some other stuff I had laying around the house. I did buy the ribbon, here is a close example you can find online.
I then started by taking some items I had around the house and just started hot gluing and zip tying the items onto the wreath. I used a nest I had found in the yard. and a rake from the dollar store that I took apart. And a cute pair of faux garden scissors. Then I felt it still needed something else so I added some white flowers.
I love how it pops on the fence section. I think its perfect for the Summer months.
Now I hope you will take the time to visit all the other ladies blog posts for some great inspiration. Come back tomorrow for the porch reveal!
Can you believe Father’s Day is just a little less than two weeks away? How did that happen? If your in a hurry to look for a gift I have some great ideas. I’ve tried to cover a range of hobbies or likes that your special guy might have.
You can click here to see my last post on some gift ideas for your special man.
Can I start by telling you how much I love anything lemon. My hubby who is not a lemon fan loves these. They are not so smack in your mouth tart lemon but more creamy but shortbready (I know not a word but I made it up) because these bars are that good. And did I mention so easy to make.
Your first thing to do is make the crust. Mix your confectioners sugar, flour and butter together. I have done this with a mixer and by hand, both work well. After is is all combined well pat in a 9″x13″ pan. The best way I have found to do this is with your hands. Pat until even and bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20-25 minutes.
While your crust is baking mix up the custard goodness! Beat four eggs on high until frothy. You can see it getting foamy here. It takes a couple of minutes so be patient.
Then add your lemon juice, lemon rind, salt, flour and sugar. Mix until very well combined. When your crust comes out of the oven slowly pour the custard mixture over it. Return to the oven for another 20-25 minutes.
After it has cooled take some confectioners sugar and put it in a sifter and sift over the entire bars. Makes it extra special!
Remember I told you about our new series One Room At a Time. And if you watched my video on my Facebook page then you remember me telling you I wanted to do some new wall piece on the wall of my porch. I decided to see what we had laying around in the barn. I found this old picket section, yes it looks beat up and old but nothing a little fresh paint can’t help.
I put some paint on it to freshen it up. Now I needed to figure out what I wanted to put over it. So I decided to make a wreath.
I’ll be showing you Thursday how I put the wreath together. But it was easy and I am loving how it turned out. I am hoping the rain holds off so I can paint the planter to freshen that up. I can’t wait to get it all done and show you.
Tomorrow I’ll show you how I am decorating a vintage birdcage to go out there. So join me for that on my Facebook page tomorrow.
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.