Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- Installed a darker wide plank laminate floor
- New crisp white trim
- Textured the walls
- New light fixture/ reused the others and just painted them with the same spray paint as the knobs.
- The buffet was a find at the thrift store - $60 and a little black paint
- The other furniture is from our old house. I'm still thinking of getting a rectangular table for more seating.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
- 3/4 lb. pork sausage
- 1/2 c. onion, chopped
- 1/2 c. broccoli, chopped
- 1 1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 c. milk
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. garlic
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 deep dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake crust while preparing quiche. Brown sausage and drain. Saute onion and broccoli and mix in sausage. Combine cheese and flour; stir in sausage, onion and broccoli. Spread on crust. Mix remaining ingredients (eggs, milk spice) and pour over sausage mixture. Bake 35-40 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes before slicing.
As you can see the chair is a dusty rose velvet. She was just going to take it to the thrift store, but we removed the middle man (aka thrift store) and I took it. It's in great shape, rocks and swivels. Now the real challenge comes...RECOVERING.
I've started some research at apartmenttherapy. What do you think? I'm not sure where I'm going to put it or what pattern of fabric I'll use. I think I'm going to try to enlist my grandma as she used to upholster furniture with a friend - I know you're reading this Aggie... when are you coming to help?? :)
I can't wait to post the recovered chair!
I know he'll never admit it, but I think he secretly related to Julie's husband. The movie was funny at times as well. It has me curious about making beef bourguignon. Here is a link to the original recipe: http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/cooking/BoeufBourguignon.pdf
A few things to point out:
- The Bookcase was purchased in the Outlet section of "Home Decorators Collection" - it was listed in the outlet for $69 with shipping, but once it arrived it was missing the track for the bottom drawer. We called to see if they could ship the parts to us, but they said it was the last one. The did a price adjustment and we got the bookcase for $39-- I can deal without the track for that price.
- The mirror was a freebie from my mom. It was gold, but I painted it a pearl white and then used a stencil brush to lightly bring the details out with black paint
- The lamp was another steal from OTP for $12- Lamp and Shade
- I had to buy the plate holder, but my SIL bought the plate for me last Christmas. It's a white and off white damask print - so cute!
It's still a work in progress, but I'm definitely staying on budget!
- Iron and fold the hankies in 3
- Sew the sides together so they don't come apart - 2 quick seams on each side
- Select the ribbon/ fabric and sew it on both sides or just one. Make sure to sew along all the sides.
I've tried this with iron on hemming tape, but if you wash and dry them more than a few times it comes off in the dryer... Maybe I should iron it on first so it's in place, then sew it... OH I'm good!!! That's what I battle most in sewing these... they don't stay in place.
My grandma has an embroidery machine... if she was closer I would have her add initials or other embelishments.
I also found this idea for a fabric basket I want to try: http://perpetualplum.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/building-a-basket-using-vintage-fabrics-and-grommets/
Good luck making some for the new additions in your life!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- It has taught me to control my road rage... otherwise I will see that person at church on Sunday
- I now know that the corn is not dying, but is feed corn and it has to dry out/ die before it is harvested... or something like that.
- We only have one neighbor
- When I was younger I would just throw anything on (Pajama Pants..eekk) to run to the store. My mother would of course yell about it but... now if I do that it will be in the newspaper. Delivered twice a week :)
- I have been taught to wave at everyone when driving... even the police officer
- The graphic designer at work also doubles as a beef and chicken farmer
We recently started purchasing local meat. First we started with part of a cow that is certified Humane and essentially organic, then we bought 1/2 a pig and now I'm buying fresh organic brown eggs. I have to tell you there is a difference!