Saturday, August 18, 2012

MIA~ Missing In Action~

Hello hello!!! Remember me???....
I know it's been a few weeks since I've "shown" my face around here, but it's going to be another week more! I'm not the smart one {well, organizied enough one!} to schedule posts {what is wrong with me??!!..Don't answer that!}, so missing in action is where I'll have to be!!
Over here it's been... family in town, friends in town, the store being "the store", fitting in mini end of Summer trips while getting ready for back to school! I know many know where I'm coming from!
As you can see in the picture above, I haven't TOTALLY been neglecting my little blog! I've been tinkering with Picmonkey (at midnight!!). I have lots of things to do when I "get back"!!!
Hmm...playhouse reveal, lamp shade, yummy for the tummy goodness, office reveal {picture wall},......
So, excited to get back......AND I need to link up!!!! 
Have another great week!!!!....without!!!

See ya soon!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Salmon Grill~

We FINALLY got to enjoy a little Summer weather!! Woo hoo...93 yesterday! That's pretty darn hot for us! Today's going to be in the 80's, so we're still able to soak up some sun!!
Along with great weather comes great BBQing!! I'm making some great shrimp bacon wraps tonight{which yes I will be sharing later}, but yesterday we enjoyed this....

Frozen Salmon from Costco {I thought there was no way this would be good, but it is!}

I start with making a little pan out of foil and cover the bottom with a thin layer of mayo.
{Since my hubby likes a little horseradish on his, he gets a separate pan!}
I place the salmon in it's little pan, put a semi thick coat of mayo on top along with Johnny's seasoning, garlic salt, lemon juice and tamed sliced Mezzetta's Jalapeno Peppers! I'm not a hot lover and these are the perfect little zip without needing a jumbo glass of milk! Actually, they're not spicy at all! Pop it on the grill and's really good! {If ya like seafood that is!}
The mayo on it "crisps" up and is FULL of flavor!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Turning old little table into NEW!!!~

I thought this cute little table would be perfect for Jo's new playhouse {pictures of that coming soon!!} The little wicker one she had was getting too small, not to mention it was cracking 'n peeling. Yeah, it was time for the little guy to go... 
Of course being me, it needed a little pop of color!
So, here we go...

First found a cute shade of purple {another new "favorite" color of Kiley's}
I love Krylon! It goes on good!!
 I didn't want it to be too much purple, so I only painted 2 chairs and the table legs.
I repainted the white ones to perk them us as well!
I took the easy route and instead of removing all the decopage paper dolls, I bought cute 'lil cupcake fabric and make a table cloth instead! {I know, lazy!} To give it total cuteness, I added the pom-pom edging! 

Now with a cute little table cloth, I need {want} cute little cushions!
If you've been here for awhile you know I "wing" things, I'm not great at sewing and I just use what I have!
See below the wonderful Life and Cheerios box cut outs! {smile!}
I layed them on the seat and "made" my pattern! I had some 2" foam that I'd picked up for some reason {hmm..wonder what that was???...I'll know when I go to do it and it's not there!} and used it for the cushions!

Picked up some polk-a-dot fabric with my 40% off coupon at Joann's!
And Viola...

I layed the foam on top of the fabric and traced around it with a pencil making it some what bigger to allow for it being 2 inches's where my lack of expertise comes in...Once I sewed it up it was too big! That's where the inner sewing line came in. I snugged it around the faom and it actually worked a little better. Makes it kinda {ok, I said kinda!} look like a ruffle!

All together now...

It turned out pretty cute if ya ask me! Most of all, it fits perfectly in the playhouse!! Woo hoo!!

What have you given new life to lately??


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stuffed "Friends"~

As I was "helping" my daughter clean her room we kept finding more "friends" that needed to go on her bed! I would rearrange them and say, "do you really need that one?" Of course she does!!...Then I got to thinking....Oh my gosh!...this is soooo my bed when I was little! You couldn't have enough stuffed friends!  Then ya feel bad if you leave one out! I had to keep smiling!
                                                                         I love this!!!
Each one she remembers who she got if from and why! Then she had to tell me what was special about each one!!

It can't be just me! Didn't you have fake furry friends???
                {Heart...sigh...} Rest in peace little your wings will work! {Butterfly}