Monday, August 29, 2011

Thinking about Fall

Ok, so as much as i am and oh so Summer gal, I am ready to throw the towel in on this one...too many 100 degree days make Vanessa a cranky girl! :) I have embrassed the fact that Fall is just around the corner and soon enough it will be time to make and burn yummy scented candles yay! Not to mention all the fun football party foods, double yay! ;)) So, since I am thinking about this, I thought I would do a little Fall project. Tea light candle holders. Start with a 4x4 post cut into what ever size you like, mine were 5 inch cuts. Then use a drill bit to cut out a 1 1/2 inch circle ( size of a tealight) then I painted them an antique white a little sanding then glaze. I found the letters at Hobby Lobby, just stickers that I applied with a litle ModPodge. From the photo it is a little hard to see the distressing but very cute and is going to be a nice look with my fall leaves and pumpkin garland. Also, I plan on adding the letters for BLESSED to the back side so I can use this year round :).  I have three more that I am going to add BOO on them...oh the possibilities.


Monday, August 15, 2011

A Different Ceaser Salad

Tonight we had grilled chicken Ceaser Salad sandwiches...Yummooo!! I mean really whats not to love here,  I bought a Sourdough loaf at my local bakery, grilled up some tenders with all my favorite spices ( garlic salt, Old Bay Seasong, salt, pepper, seasoning salt) mixed a ceaser salad together, sliced the bread into two halves, butter and garlic salt on there then into the oven at 400 for 15 min. when it came out of the oven, I scooped all my salad mix on and made a huge sandwich which I cut into slices. We, are all stuffed :))


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wall art redo

I had this picture on a side wall between my kitchen and formal dining room. It doesn`t really go with my decor now but, I didn`t want to part with it, knowing I would do something with it some day.I decided to turn it into a picture/ memory keepe for my daughter Hannah`s room. I simply used about half a yard of fabric( from my fabric stash) stapled it on, hot glued the ribbon in a cross pattern, and there it is. Cute, functional, no money! :)