Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Football Season in about 45 days away

It's hard to believe, even with the 90 degree temperatures, that college football season will be here in 6 weeks. And college football in the south is above all a social occasion where some football is played.

I attended the University of Virginia where the dress code for games was Laura Ashley/Lilly Pulitzer dresses for the girls and blue blazer and school tie for the guys.

I found this site a couple days ago and just love it.

Dress for the Game

Happy shopping and get those tailgate supplies ready!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Decorating another Very Small Wall

Each bedroom at our summer house has a small sliver of wall between the bathroom and the closet. I put the Lilly Pulitzer shift prints in the master bedroom and need something for the 2nd bedroom.

I have had these plaster angels forever and spray painted them. I think they kind of look like the carvings that used to be on the fronts of old wooden sailing ships.

The shells are from a trip to Duck, NC last fall. And the boat was attached to a wedding present. I found it in a drawer while I was cleaning out.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Very Inexpensive Doormat

I saw this great project on another blog but cannot remember who to give credit to. But anyway, all you need a 4 bamboo placemats from Dollar Tree, Duct Tape, Scissors and a piece of fabric(I used duck cloth) for the center.

Then lay the placemats out in a square.

Then duct tape everything together well.

Here is the finished product. Let's see how long it lasts.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monogram Ribbon Canvas

I am slowly trying to redecorate Miss K's room and make it a bit more grown-up. I'm trying to combine a pink and green theme with Tinker Bell.

So I took a 16 x 20 canvas and 9 different ribbons, cut the ribbons to length, and put then in a basketweave pattern.

I used push pins to hold the ribbons in place.

I then stapled the ribbons in place.

I then glittered a chipboard letter K and glued it to the canvas.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My New Secret to Great Deviled Eggs

When you have chickens, deviled eggs are always a super easy thing to take to a party or make when we're having people over. Last weekend I had what I thought was my own brilliant idea to use cream cheese instead of mayonnaise for the filling. So used used the yolks, 8 oz. of cream cheese, garlic salt pepper and 1 tablespoon of Old Bay. The centers ended up being much firmer and much easier to pipe out of a piping bag.

I then put the eggs in this great new carrier I got at Walmart.

After the weekend we went back home and I found these great for deviled eggs that includes cream cheese as an ingredient. So it was a brilliant idea, just one I'd already seen in a magazine.

Friday, July 15, 2011

S'mores Kit

The children and adults in our summer neighborhood love s'mores. So I decided to make a kit with everything you need, so that we could just grab it and go.

I found these great sticks that actually telescope at Target for $1 each.

I then spray painted an old market basket and loaded everything in. I've been keeping a cold pack in the freezer to throw under the Hershey bars so they don't melt before they should.

Make one for yourself this summer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Guess It Would Help if I Included a Pic of the Fabric

Here is the fabric for the inside of the Glamper!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Inspiration for the Inside of the Glamper

I found this fantastic fabric at a local interior designer for $5/yard. Thought it would be perfect for the inside of the Glamper. Very colorful, very vintage. I really could not continue too much of the pink and green theme inside. I have to depend on my husband to get this camper from place to place. BTW I cannot park vehicles very well.

I bought the entire bolt. Hopefully that will be enough.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cupcakes Fit for A Fairy

Miss K has two favorite people right now: Tinker Bell and Rapunzel. So for her birthday I decided to make Tinker Bell themed cupcakes. I found this fantastic recipe for a Key Lime Cake over at Skip to the Lue. Here is a link to the recipe.The recipe uses lime jello and makes the cupcakes bright green.

I used the icing recipe from Skip to the Lue as well but did not add the 1 Tablespoon of orange juice so the icing would be stiffer. I dyed it a bright purple.

I then added some sanding sugar as pixie dust and a Tinker Bell cupcake topper.

This recipe is just perfect. Not too tart from the lime and not too sweet. The cupcakes were very moist too.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Little Girl has a Birthday Coming Up

I can't believe Miss K will be 9 next week. So the large collection of gifts has begun. I found these a couple weeks ago and just could not resist.

Personalized Paper Dolls. And the service is just amazing. You can even sign up for an Outfit of the Month Club. Oh if there was only one of those for grownups.

So head on over to Lilly and Thistle to get your own personalized paper dolls.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beachy Wreath

I have had this wreath since right after I got out of college. It used to be one of my Christmas wreaths. It is made out of corn husks. I pulled all the holiday junk off it and thought the husks looked like beach grass so I turned it into a Beachy wreath.

I glittered some seashells.

And painted some summery wooden shapes to add to the wreath.

I just love how it turned out.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you are enjoying this All-American holiday!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sea Glass Art

I found this project on Madigan Made and just had to do it myself. She has a great tutorial, but here's how I did it.

I got an 11 x 14 frame and took a piece of mat board cut to size and covered it with sand.

I got four bags of glass gems from Dollar Tree in blue and clear. So I poured all those in a bowl and started to lay them all out on the frame.

You'll want to lay all the glass gems out before you start ot glue them down. I tried to make a wavy look. So you've got the sand and the water.

I then glued them all down with E6000.

I have a scallop shell to add to the corner of the frame as soon as I find it.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Quote of the Week

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson