Wednesday, February 11, 2015

DIY Shabby Chic Vase!


Turn Your Pasta Jar Into A Beautiful Vase!



After making spaghetti one night I was admiring the jar of the pasta sauce and, I thought to myself, "I bet this would look awesome with some chalk paint!" So, I went to work!

First, (I cleaned the jar), I painted the entire jar a bright blue  craft paint. Let it dry for about 30 min. Then I came in with the beautiful Old White of Annie Sloan and painted the entire jar. Let it dry. Distressed with sand paper over the gorgeous circles to reveal cute flowers!!! I waxed the jar with clear wax and accented the top with the dark Annie Sloan wax.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Get Your Wreath On! #LOVE


Burlap Valentine's Day Wreath


I cannot believe Valentine's Day is almost here!! SO exciting! I thought it would be exciting to make a Valentine's Day wreath. It was fun! I used burlap ribbon, XO wooden letters that I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk paint and then I added artificial flowers. Very simple. I bought all of the materials at Wal-Mart. It was a super fun and easy project! Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Valentine's Day Mason Jar!


 

Valentine's Day!! DIY Mason Jar



I have fallen in love with Annie Sloan Chalk paint!! What great stuff it is! I took a class in Memphis, TN at Me & Mrs. Jones on how to paint with Chalk paint. I decided to branch out of painting furniture and use my new skills on Mason jars for Valentine's Day! I used the colors Old Orchard and Primer Red. I mixed the 2 colors to get the light pink color. Then I distressed with 3m sandpaper and glued 3 glitter red hearts to the jar. SO fun and easy!




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Finding Nemo Birthday Party Bash With A Splash!

 DIY Nemo Cake


I know we've all heard it before..."Mommy, for my birthday I want a _____cake!!" Our little 4 year old filled in the blank with, "NEMO!" My first thought was, "Where's Nemo?" No joke. But, where on earth do you find Nemo in 2014? Ebay? Amazon? Goodwill? Well, I checked all 3 of those and did come up with some cute, inexpensive items. But, I was falling short for the "Ta Dah!" factor in the cake. Every place in town could attempt to make a Nemo cake...but, that is $25 +! So, my husband and I put our heads together and came up with our own Finding Nemo birthday party cake for a whole $6.00! :)

Finding Nemo DIY Cake Directions

First you need the pans!! Ahh...the pans. I used a 10x2 and a 6x2. However, I think you can have the same results with 2 8x8's.


Next, make your cake from scratch OR make one box of cake mix as directed and stir in 1 Cup of chocolate chips to add some excitement to your cake.  Pour batter into lightly greased pans and bake as directed. I picked a moist cake, as it would be more pliable to work with.


When your cake is done baking, let it cool completely in pans on a wire rack. About 1 hour. When cakes are cool turn pans over on a cake plate and lightly tap pan to remove cakes. Once your cakes are free CUT where the lines are in the picture above.  When you have your 2 curved pieces simply flip them to make fins. One on top, one on bottom. You have your fish! Decorate with Orange, black and white butter cream frosting. Click here for buttercream frosting recipe. You can use sprinkles if you like, to enhance the colors!

 Enjoy! They sure did!


I was also able to find Clown fish inflatables at Dollar General for $.25 a piece! There were only 2 left...but, it made a fun Finding Nemo Wall!






Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake



My Favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake



Who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter? Seriously, one of the best baking combos! This cake is super moist, taste just like a Reese's peanut butter cup, and is overflowing with chocolate! You can find the recipe here. Make it! Love it! Eat it!







Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fresh Raspberry Breakfast Cake

Raspberry Breakfast Cake



Fresh Raspberries sure make a wonderful breakfast cake! I used "The Pioneer Woman" recipe for Blackberry cobbler. Click here for recipe. I'm calling it a cake because it tasted more like a cake than a cobbler. I also used raspberries that were frozen. This cake turned out absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it! Even the people that do not like fruit desserts!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

House Blessing P A R T Y

House Blessing Brownies!


 We bought a new house and for the first time had a house blessing! So, I decided to make lots of "houseE" things for the party. These brownies are so simple and would be great for a house warming party! I made 3 boxes of 13x9 brownie mixes and added 1C of chocolate chips to each batch. They were delicious and looked super cute!

Directions:

 Bake brownies according to box. Once brownies have cooled cut into rectangles then, cut two triangles off of each rectangle so that you are left with a "house" shape. :) So cute. When you have your house shapes all cut out, make your favorite buttercream icing. I used This buttercream recipe. When icing is done add your choice of food coloring and decorate with a 12 tip. I also used the grass tip by wilton #233 on the edges and stuck flower candies on the bottom. You can do SO much with these. Add any kind of flower candy for easy landscaping on your houses!