Crafting keeps me sane * Baking keeps me smiling * Family keeps me happy * Faith keeps me going

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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S’more + Cookie = S’morkie

OK, so the kids and I were planning a ‘bonfire’ (that’s their name for our fire pit in the backyard) for tonight…and of course, there were pleas for S’mores…I knew we had a few graham crackers, no chocolate and no marshies (marshmallows).  HMMM, how could I make them on the cheap?  SHAAAZZZAAAAM!!!  Brilliance struck, as I remembered the package of Chips Ahoy cookies!  They brilliantly took care of both the cookie and the chocolate at the same time!  So, we picked up the marshies at the store and got to work on the fire.  Fast forward to the oh-so-yummy result of a “S’morkie”.  Oh my word.  GOOD.  YUMMY.  And, while not the traditional ‘S’more’, they taste wonderful, and were so easy to make!!!  YAY for chips ahoy, and for flexible kids who are willing to try something different (of course, you can’t really go wrong with Chips Ahoy, can you?).  I hope you run out and try them, too.  Smile

I’m hooking up over at House of Hepworths…go check it out!HookingupwithHoH

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Printed Burlap Sign

I have been wanting to try this FOR.EV.ER (and a day).  I think I first saw it at Domestically Speaking (here), and was amazed and intrigued.  But, there are just some crafts that intimidate me…plus the idea of ruining my new printer was not a happy one…but, I did it (printed the sign, not ruined my printer, thankfully).   I originally tried to do a St. Patty’s Day Subway art onto burlap, but some of the fonts weren’t dark enough and you couldn’t read them once printed.  So I figured I needed to simplify.  This is what I came up with:

181This is one side

182and this is the other

I really didn’t know what to do with them once they were printed (hadn’t thought that far ahead Smile ).  So I just grabbed a scrap 2x6, painted it white, distressed it a bit and hot glued the burlap on.  Then, I wanted some spring colors, so I added the flowers.  I don’t even have turquoise or orange anywhere in my house, but they were so pretty, I couldn’t resist!  So this is a picture, showing the actual wood block, from farther away:


I really don’t know if I “love” this one, but I definitely love printing on burlap, and it was so easy!  I just need to work on the finished product.  What about you?  Have you printed on burlap?  What did you do with it?  I’d love you to link back and share your finished projects!

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I’m linking to Gails fun party, go check it out!!!Photobucket

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I was featured!


Gail  at My Repurposed Life, featured my Shamrock Home project! Woo-Hoo!   If you have not been over there (where have you been?), you MUST go check out her blog…she is an absolute GENIUS. Her mad skills in woodworking leave me in awe every single time.  Not only that, she is one of the kindest and most generous people ever…when I first started my blog, she offered help, and when I took her up on the offer, she did everything she could to answer my questions, and solve the problems I was having.  She is truly a blessing! ( Thanks Gail!!!)

I’ve just started going to the gym (after a one year hiatus), and let me tell you-I am in PAIN today!  oh my…everything hurts and I’m exhausted!  So, while I ‘m getting some projects (crafty ones) going, it may be awhile before I post them.  I’m hoping to be back to normal (minus the aches and pains) soon.  I really am getting older, huh?  Some days I am in denial and feel like I’m still 27 (yes, that’s young to me, LOL), but after today’s workout, I’m feeling every one of my years!  UGGGGGHH. 

Thanks for stopping by!