Monday, March 30, 2009

Well La De Da - Gone!

Last night while watching the 6:00 news, I found out that the antique/shabby chic house that I absolutely love is gone! Gone as in a fire completely distroyed this wonderful home like setting with a combination of antique and shabby chic items. Ashley and I stopped by two weeks ago and looked around and I said that I should take some pictures but I said, "next time I will." "Well La De Da" was an antique business created by four women and they were about to celebrate their six year anniversary.

The antique shop resided in a couple of locations until they found this big, old house and made it their antique home. The roof and second floor collapsed from fire, and because it spread so quickly the store was a total loss.

One of the gals had just brought in the most fabulous antique bedroom set ever. She had completely re-done it. She just got it in the store and just about as fast as she got it in, it sold, but the girl put it on layaway and now it's gone!

Here's some pictures that were in a local magazine at Christmas time highlighting one of the owners home...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies!

I saw this idea on another blog and thought it was adorable. I just happened to have blue canning jars from an auction that DH and I attended several weeks ago.Changed the concept a bit and am making this for each one of my kids(all are over 18 years old but still want the candy that comes with Easter.)

Crystal is here this weekend and put them together for me. Let me know what you think, I think they are so cute!

And leftovers! I love Peeps!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Welcome to Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum every Friday.

Today I'd like to share a recipe that is always a hit at work when we have a potluck or goodie day! It's usually gone in a couple of hours and doesn't take a lot of time or ingredients.

(I apologize that I don't have a picture..)


1 loaf frozen bread dough
1 beaten egg
1/2 lb. thinly sliced pepperoni
1/2 lb. thinly sliced provolone cheese
1/2 lb. shredded Mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese

Let loaf of bread rise. Spread dough out on cookie sheet. Baste with part of one egg. Layer pepperoni over rectangular dough. Layer provolone slices on top of pepperoni and then layer the Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Roll up the dough jelly roll style, sealing it. Secure the ends by squeezing the dough so the filling won't ooze out. Baste with rest of egg. Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Works for Me Wed - Organizing Mail Mess

It's Wednesday and it's time for Works For Me Wednesday hosted by We Are That Family. I've been spending quite a bit of time organizing various areas in my kitchen and it seems it seems that the kitchen counter is the dumping ground for mail and it was taking over. I happen to follow the blog -
Virtually Organized by Debbie and received a newsletter last weekend. The newsletter peaked my curiosity about maximizing your kitchen cabinets and controlling clutter.

I encourage everyone to check out her site because she has several weblogs on

Here's some pictures of the mail and paper in the kitchen that is really out of control..

This truly was the kitchen counter, I really thought I was an organized person until I saw what this looked like..

I also thought by having a holder on the refrigerator, I was organized but look at the mess..pretty stressful..definitely not as organized as I thought I was...

I took everything and made stacks of what to keep and what was trash(more trash than good stuff here).

I bought this wire basket at Wally world and I had the files in my office..and I made different for each person in the house, Things To Do, To Read, Hold File & Things to Consider...

Now - I think I'm organized and it looks like it...

Anybody want the holder that I had on the refrigerator? It's not going to be needed anymore..

This definitely works for me!

My Goodwill Obession

Today is another one of my unpaid days off from work and so it's unsaid that I'll head to Goodwill and see what they have.
So here's what I found..

This yellow lamp, I couldn't pass up..

I didn't notice until now that the TV was on HGTV..I love that channel!

I wasn't ready to head back home, so I headed over to the other Goodwill and see what they had. And boy, was I glad I did.

I found this white tureen for $3!

And this white platter for $2.50...

This cute coffee cup to take to work..

This Jergens lotion bottle...

I'm not sure if it's old but I've never seen one before and it reminds me of my Mom -she always had Jergens lotion in the house...

My next project is this wood box that I found..not sure what it was used for before but I'll be working on this on Saturday...

Gilmore, my kitty, was smelling all over the box. I'd put him on the floor and he'd jump back up - so he's in the picture..

Oh today, I watched 4 eposides of The Real Wives of New York from TiVo, DH isn't so crazy about the show so I try to watch it when he's not around.. (I love all of the Real Wives shows!)

Tomorrow it's back to the grindstone...tomorrow I'll show you what else I did today!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Metamorphis Monday & Spray Paint Party

Welcome again to a Metamorphis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch and also to Thrifty Decor Chick and her Spray Paint Party. Make sure to check out both sites to see what others have been busy with.

I've got a few projects going on this weekend. First I did a lot of thrift shopping on Saturday not to mention during the week with spray painting and moving things around.

So my metamorphis and spray painting project have to do with some decorative mirrors that I got at an auction last year and had been in storage. They were a nice enough gold color, but I wanted it a different color,

perhaps white?

I didn't really like them as white so I used a metal spray paint that I liked much more so.

Here's the before...

I took out the mirrors and added some decorative scrapbook paper and I really like it. And after....

Now I'll be on the hunt to fill that wall!

My DH ended up doing most of the work for the next project. At the top of the steps we've had a Terry Redlin picture for 10 years(not in this spot but throughout the house) and yesterday I bought a wall decal. This was not an easy project, the walls are really textured and it took quite a bit of time. But the end result looks darn good - now I just need to add some pictures to the frames.

The way it's always been....

And after....

Has anybody else had trouble putting these decals on the walls? I want to do more but if it's this hard, this might be the only one that goes up.

But then because I've got too many things going on at the same time...I've been working on my office....and I found this set of three turquoise metal pots with tray at Goodwill. Although the color isn't bad, I knew this would be a white spray paint project and it turned out really cute!


I spray painted them white and added some cute decals. I'm not sure that I like to decals but for now it works. I'm going to use this to store, pens, makers & scissors.

So many projects and so litte time!

I might actually be glad to go to work tomorrow and rest...maybe....

Please ezxcuse if I have typos or grammar mistakes, I am so tired...but I got a lot of stuff done this weekend..oh and DH was sure a great helper, and he's a keeper..

Happy Monday!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Thrifting And Spaghetti Pie

Today the weather was beautiful, now only was the sun out and the wind wasn't blowing at 25 MPH, it's Saturday and time to go visit my favorite Goodwill Store. This morning I got there at 9:10 am and the parking lot was already full! As soon as I walked in the door, my plan was to see if the bird lamp was there and I got sidetracked when I saw a old croquet set and I snatched it up and asked them to set it aside for me while I looked around. I don't have a picture, it's in the garage and DH's truck is parked right up to it. It's really dirty but it's a great find!

I'm happy to say that the bird lamp was there and I grabbed it and put it in my shopping cart - I have big plans for this find and it does involve spray paint and a new shade because the shade is really dirty...ewww!

This time I spent a lot of time looking at clothes today. I seem to go through clothing phases where I wear alot of pink and then red and then blue or I like turtlenecks and then long sleeve button up shirts. I wear a lot of twin sets for work but my weekend wardrobe is lacking so today I found a couple of sweaters and a zip up sweat jacket and a purse!

I can't believe what some people give away...probably why my house is so full...

With time on my hand, I went to another Goodwill Store in town and found this glass jar for me...

and this cheese tray to give to my daughter. Crystal - do you like the tray?

Time to visit Hobby Lobby to find some supplies for a spray paint project that I've been working on. Thrifty Decor Chick is having a spray paint party on Monday, the 23rd. Make sure you check out all the great ideas and how creative people can be with spray paint!

And now I'd like to share with you a family favorite that I make quite often, it's Spaghetti Pie. I usually make a double recipe so that we have leftovers - always better the second time around. The only thing I did wrong this time was, I didn't have tomato paste so I used diced tomatoes - it's very important to use tomato paste - you can use more water than the recipe calls for but use tomato paste.

Spaghetti Pie

Cook 6 oz spaghetti

Mix together & then into hot spaghetti

2 T margarine
2 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Pour into a greased 9" round pan and form into a crust.

Fry 1 # hamburger, cooked and drained

Stir in:
6 oz tomato paste
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t garlic salt

Mix and pour over spaghetti

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Top with shredded mozz cheese and put back in over for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

And I had a little helper - Gilmore - the counter is his favorite place to sleep..


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