Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Popcorn Crazy

My sister gave me this awesome set of popcorn bowls, and even my husband is LOVING our popcorn habit. We enjoy this treat 3-4 times a week, which goes along well with my husband's hobby of collecting dvds. So, my "regular" popcorn recipe is to put 3 TBS oil, 2/3 cup yellow popcorn, and 2 tsp of Jolly Time butter salt into my old fashioned stove top popper on medium/high heat. Pop and turn until there is not more popping. Eat in the WONDERFUL popcorn bowls while watching a great movie on the Clear Play DVD player. LOVE it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pottery Barn Knock of Pedestal Hurricane Vase

My version of their $49 vase... total cost $2 plus glue.

The Pottery Barn's Vase.

My vase.

Dollar Tree Vases with a fluted top, and candle stick holders. Yup, entire project for three had a total cost of $6 plus glue.
I used Gorilla Glue, but it "foams" up, so next time I would use that E5000 or E6000 glue. Plus, my glue was just about out... and so I cut the container open, and glue was EVEryWheRE!!! what a mess... don't do that, clean up took forever using Bar Keepers Friend scrub. Wow, still little foam marks on my counter! Too funny!
That's pretty EASY PEASY... glue the candlestick holder to the bottom of the vase... I turned them upside down for pressure. Worked like a charm! Filled them with fall colors. LOVE it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pottery Barn Knock Off

The next Knock Off will be: $49 pedestal hurricane vase

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Knock Off Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn Canvas

My Take on Canvas Art:

Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel's take on Canvas Art:

Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn's take on canvas $29- $149

I purchased 5 canvases for $19 at Michaels with a 50% discount. So $2 per canvas.

Painted with leftover interior paint. And cut our Common Table Prayer in cream contact paper. "Dirtied" it up a bit with some brown paint I had laying around, and now I have a LARGE piece of wall art!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Really?! Has it been this long...

First, I am so sorry that I have not been blogging lately. I don't have my great camera anymore, and have been using my iphone for pictures. I like to post pictures when I blog. I love reading blogs, especially blogs that have tutorials on creative makings... so I thought I'd better get back on the blog coaster!

I spent a wonderful evening with a group of ladies making cookie bouquets and enjoying the fellowship that Christ has so given to His believers. I am blessed while living at Fort Bliss!

My sweet daughter turned 19 this year and wanted a cake that DID NOT say "Happy Birthday" on it. "They get it already", was what she pretty much said. So we went classic, with a Tiffany Blue Fondant Covered Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate filling.
The White Icing decorations are the new Cricut Cake Icing sheets cut with my Cricut Expressions and applied with water as glue. Stunning choices. She is stunning, so it was a perfect match. I love you Danielle!
I am working on some new projects and painting our quarters (not money, we are US Army) and will try to post pictures and step by step tutorials on some projects. I am really in the Christmas Spirit already, and am hoping to get some crafting done early. LOVE it!