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Wife, mother, friend, and entrepreneur...my desire is to see women come together as friends with fun things to share! To use creativity to enjoy life and hopefully make a little money at times :) I enjoy exploring these things- I hope you enjoy them too!

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Absolutely Delicious Blueberry Cake"

Soooo, I'm not much of a cook, but I don't mind baking on the occasion and I wanted to share a couple of new recipes I tried...
I was throwing a little "shin-dig", and wanted to try something different with the blueberry muffins- I used 2 boxes of mix with real blueberries and sprayed vegetable oil inside of a bunt cake pan...there were no instructions on how to do this, so I estimated about 10 minutes longer than the longest cooking time, and let me tell you- IT WAS SO GOOD!! Moist beyond belief! and I added a small amount of drizzled icing- by mixing 2 Tbsp of margarine and some confectionery sugar...! Here's a pic before the icing!
Here's the other- a turn on "No-Bake Cheesecake"- my husband loves this stuff...this was a suggestion from the box.  Instead of putting it into two round pans, make individual cheesecakes in muffin cups!  And although it took a little longer, it was worth it!  They are also easier to keep from getting dried out as quickly.  One scoop of strawberry preserves on top and you're done!  I recommend this one with 5 stars! Easy and good!!
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you try one of these!! Thanks! =)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Our Dining Room Table Re-do" (actually it's just the chairs)!

Last year, we put our 4 person dining table on the sunporch and got quite a bit of use out of it...HOWEVER- the oldest dog did, too..! She scratched her face on the seats and wore them out and made them smell...Here's what the chairs looked like a week ago...

I wanted to recover them inexpensively and also keep the exposure of the seats to a minimum... so of course I looked for material and found a great mix packaged altogether (mostly for quilters) at Wal-mart!!  I also found clear plastic material there for 97 cents a yard that is made especially for covering tables, picnics, and this type of furniture... Here's how I went about it...
Removed the screws and the seat...

I used the can of spray adhesive to initially attach the material...(and no, I did not do this on the carpet- this is an after shot) 

Cut the clear cover and stapled it over the material onto the back of the seat!  Notice I chose a DIFFERENT but compatible fabric for each seat, instead of making them all the same!! :)
Here is a picture of a couple of the completed chairs! I'm very pleased with the way they turned out...
 screwing the seats back on was the hardest part ironically!
And here is a couple pics of the finished product!  Hope this helps somebody with their decorating issues!   The dog is going to hate these- they are way too slick for her to scratch her face- she'll have to move onto the fence ;)

Happy, happy, happy for now!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"The Metal Bucket...2,3, and 4"

When my last free metal bucket make over turned out so well, my son's friend offered to get me more...guess he's got a lot from an uncle...here's how they turned out!
really love the way the red one pops! But it took a lot of coats of paint!
Mark helped pick out this contrast- large daisies from scrap booking paper- he has good taste! (That's why we're married ;)
This last one is my favorite! Each one is doubly sealed with spray polyurethane coats, and are already being used...couple to hold my paint cans, and a couple more to cover ugly flower planters :)