Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lacy Parmesan Cups

Here is my friend Kathy's recipe for those spectacular parmesan cups she served at this luncheon.

Take it away Kathy.....


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Weird Science

I didn't do so well with physics back in high school.  So if I find a project that seems to defy one of the laws of nature, I'm all over it.  It's kinda like getting back at all those old science teachers for giving us pop quizzes on Newton. 





Saturday, May 26, 2012

Second Chances



WARNING:  This post may be a little sappy for some of you!


You almost never get another chance to do something right the first time.  About the only place I know of where that happens is in the game of golf. If a golfer hits a shot that goes wrong it can be declared a "mulligan" and it's like it never happened.  Everyone just looks the other way and it doesn't count against your score.


Friday, May 25, 2012

An Official Thank You!

It's official, I'm out of the club!  I've been kicked out of the "I Never Win Anything" sorority. I have just lost all rights to whine.  My blog idols KariAnne@Thistlewood Farm and Linda@itallstartedwithpaint pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me get Pinning in this contest.




Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shrimp Salad


I introduced you to Kathy and the unbelievably fancy luncheon she hosted here.   But there was more than just a pretty table going on.  The food was fun to look at too and oh so yummy!   Believe me there is nothing small about this shrimp salad. Here is her recipe.  



Monday, May 21, 2012

Hey, Did You Water the Stove?

My grandma was a saver, my mom was a saver and I confess I must be a saver too because this old stove has somehow survived three generations of garage hoard clean out days.  



Friday, May 18, 2012

Miss Popularity: A House Tour


Do you remember that girl in school who was always a little prettier than everyone else and maybe just a bit more popular too.  


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Unexpected Elegance

I love a good surprise but I was absolutely stunned when I walked through the front door of my friend Kathy's log home.  I never expected to find such a beautifully set table in a rustic cabin. 


It was Kathy's turn to host the monthly get together with her best girlfriends and these girls know how to party in style!  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Some Insane Fun!

My sister-in-law and her cousin are always up to something fun. They are connected all over town and they ended up with tickets to this.




Studio 5 is a Utah grown bloggy tv show that features all kinds DIY projects and help for busy women.  

Friday, May 11, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award



I was so excited to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award from Jen at the JS Chronicles!  She has a brand new blog that is really taking off.  Wait until you see what she has done with an old TV cabinet.  Thanks so much for thinking of me Jen!


 Along with the award come some rules....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Front Porch Pillows


I put together a few pillows for the (still under construction) front porch in this tutorial.



But I'm pretty impatient and I just had to take them out and see how they are going to look.  You can step out on the porch with me but you're going to need a good imagination and the ability to squint a little to see how it's all going to go together.  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

If Windows Could Talk

This one would tell you it was ready to retire.  Ready to be some place safe and warm.  Free from the work of keeping the elements out of it's building.  






Thursday, May 3, 2012

Copy Cat Painted Rug


Ta, da, I've got a new painted rug in my upstairs hallway.  





But it never would have happened without this cool tutorial from Linda at it all started with paint. Doesn't her porch just make you want to stay and hang out??

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Something Really Cool!

I am so thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the Newbie Spotlight of the Week by Gina (my new best friend) at Random Thoughts from an Incoherent Mind.  If you haven't checked out her blog yet you've been missing out.  She is so funny and has some amazing ideas to boot!  She'll keep your day rolling.