Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Yesterday I received my red, white & blue swap package in the mail. And I received a lot of goodies! My wonderful buddy is Juanita over at Life, Love, & Lady Bugs
Check out all of these packages.....
Juanita - Thank you so much!
The swap was hosted by Mamarazzi, go on over and check out the other red,white & blue swaps...
Friday, June 26, 2009
TGIF and I do mean TGIF!
It's time for Foodie Friday and time to check out all the yummy recipes brought to you by Designs by Gollum. I love brownies and turtles and here they are together. (This might be as soon as chocolate and peanut butter!!)
1 box brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
1 pkg (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/2 cup cool whip
1 bag semisweet chocolate chunks
Heat oven to 350°F.
Pour caramel over partially baked brownie; spread to edges. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup of the pecans. Drop remaining brownie batter by spoonfuls onto caramel layer. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chunks and pecans.
Bake 33 to 36 minutes longer or until center is almost set.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
So I thought I'd share the recipe, it's very simple and so yummy!
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Cooked, crumbled Italian sausage or pepperoni slices
Optional extras: sliced olives,
chopped bell peppers
For each quesadilla, start with 1 soft taco size flour tortilla. Place the filling ingredients on half of each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Fold tortilla in half over filling. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until tortilla is crispy. (Remember, the quesadillas will cook faster if the skillet is already hot!) Remove from the skillet and let cool for a minute or so. Cut into wedges to serve. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
Monday, June 22, 2009
I've bought some clothes from Goodwill but for the most part, I stick with home decor and books. There's something about wearing somebody else's shoes that gross me out..and why they sell bra's - that's just disgusting.
I bought a brand new bottle of Bath and Body Works lotion for $1. I showed them at work and one gal said that someone might have peed in it. I pretended to rub it all over my face and she was grossed out. Too funny!
I jokingly told them I would be looking for something for them each time I visit Goodwill. On, Sunday I found this cute wooden box for a gal that loves Mickey Mouse. I got it cleaned up and going to give it to her today.
Are you living a secret life?
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Happy Monday - it's that time again to check out Between Naps on a Porch & Metamporphis Monday and Southern Hospitality & Today's Thrifty Treasures.
Please be sure to check out both blogs for more fun makeovers and thrifty finds!
I'll start with my metamorphis above my kitchen cabinets. I've always had lots of things up there and struggled to figure out how to show my things.
I thought I had a before picture but I couldn't find it. But trust me - it was full! Here's what it looks like now and everything is from thrifting or Ebay.
I love the decals that are so popular right now..
Now onto the Thrifty Treasures - I visit Goodwill every Saturday and Sunday and of course, this weekend was the same as every other weekend.
Here's what I found!
More red, white and blue!
I can't believe that I found these when the 4th if so close!
Cute little angel, going outside on my covered deck.
This cute watering can
And this glass jar
I meant to put it in the laundry room but these corn muffins sure look good in there!
Well today in the nedwspaper ads, K-Mart has some great pictures selling their tents. How I wish that my camping experience could compare to the ads. Could it be possible that maybe we did something wrong when we went camping? I think my sisters tent blew down in the night when it poured, and they were so much fun in the morning.
Does your tent look like any of these pictures? And camping in a motorhome, is not camping.
You can camp your way and click here to see my idea of camping!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My Mom and Dad gave me this houseplant some 20 years ago, it was too big for their place and were going to throw it away. It's been repotted & pruned several times and gets pretty sickly looking in the winter time. But in the summer - it turns into the most amazing plant I've ever had. So this year, I might have gotten a little out of control with the pruners....
Here's what it looks like now...
Pretty sad, isn't it? I'll have to post a picture in Sept/Oct and show (cross my fingers) what it transformed into.
My DH rolls his eyes when I mention that someone needs to trim up their landscaping. What's with the people that never maintain their landscaping and it becomes a jungle?
Anyway, cross your fingers that I didn't do more damage than this plant can handle. I wonder, the plant and I have been together for 20+ years and I haven't named it...any ideas? I'm thinking it must be a female plant - it's hardy and never gives up.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I've spent too much time trying to figure it out and no closer to getting it fixed than when I started.
And I would sure love to figure out how to make the blog button...
How did everyone learn how to make their blogs so nice?
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Another rummage I found a Kathy Van Zeeland wallet that was still in the box with the tag - $5!
Then we ran into a bunch of lousy rummages and decided to vist Goodwill. I don't think we found anything there either and headed for home.
Not to be discouraged, we headed to the very same Goodwill on Saturday morning and we scored some great finds..
This cute pink plate - it also came with a bowl and coffee cup for $6 and I asked what would just the plate cost and they sold it to me for $1!
And then I found this dragonfly cloche - $5!
I've also been redoing the area above the kitchen cupboards and I had an area that was open and needed something.I found this red plate rack and plate - how perfect is this!
And on Sunday's DH and I always go to Goodwill to see what I might find (DH follows me on my heels) and I found this metal basket,