Saturday, October 29, 2011

Crock Pot Applesauce

4 Apples (assume one apple per serving) Peeled, sliced and quartered
Tbs Of Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Water

Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Mash w/ a fork when finished.
Let cool and eat!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Low Everything... Pumpkin cookie!

Low fat, low calorie, low sodium cookie! YES!

Recipe found here

They are good!

Chair Before and After

We got a great hand me down dining room set and I wanted to see if I could re-do the chairs.
This was my attempt!

I got out my hubby's screw drivers and unscrewed the cushion from the chair.
I stapled new fabric to the cushion and spray painted the chair a crisp white.

don don don....

I'm a fan :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cake Box Cookies

I love a quick and easy cookie.  I had left over peanut butter frosting I wanted to use up... so I made these cake mix cookies.

1/3 cup water
4oz apple sauce
1 Egg
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)

375* preheated oven

Mix above ingredients

Bake 10 minutes

Cool and eat :)

It's a lumpy fun flavored cake like cookie! 


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Candles By Victoria

Want to buy the best candles on earth?
I'm sure you do!
Check out Candles By Victoria!
I promise you if you buy her candles... you'll return to my blog and THANK ME!

I found out about her candles through YouTube.
CBV or Candles by Victoria has their own Youtube page!
Also it's important for me to note that CBV is a family run company out of Texas.
Why would it be important for me to share that?  Because if you're like me you LOVE to support good family run businesses rather than those big name buy in any store business.
I love to help amazing "local" (ya know... MADE IN THE USA) businesses.

Victoria offers a high quality, clean burning, fantastically fragrant candle!
Check out my current stash!
(In the picture shown above there is a mix of her candles from her "scent shots" which are much like a "tart" to her 4oz, 8oz, 9oz and 16oz jars!)
(ps, this is not my entire stash!)

I have a few suggestions...

1- Definitely buy the following scents
  • Tiffany D
  • Gain Island Fresh
  • Lavender Vanilla
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Country Berry Hotcakes
  • Lemon Pound Cake
  • Pumpkin Vanilla
  • Fresh Laundry
  • Black Raspberry Vanilla
2- Check out her message board!  Her biggest fans flock there and give the best suggestions!  With over 700 awesome scents you may want to get some suggestions from her fans!   Although I will vouch that ALL of her scents rock I'm sure if you have a type of scent you lean towards there are fans who can direct you!

3- Last but not least... Sign up for her email news letter!  She sends out emails with contests and discount codes!  

Go over to her site now and look around! I would not steer you wrong!  Like I said before you'll come back and thank me once you try her candles!  You'll turn all your friends on to her candles too!

I've been a die hard Candles By Victoria fan for a few years now.  I've turned my best friend and co workers into fans too!  I've even had an "online party" too!  I will never buy another Yankee or B&BW Candle again.  They just don't have what Victoria has!  :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Easy Fall Felt Wreath

Few simple steps.

1- Grab a straw wreath
2- Get felt in desired colors
3- Cut felt into strips (any size)
4- Wrap around wreath and tack down with tacks and then use hot glue.

5- Alterate colors all the way around.
6- Cut felt to make flowers 
7- Glue flowers on and...

wahhhhhhla! You have a wreath!

Sorry, the camera made the felt look sorta sparkly

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - Thank you Pinterest

I saw this on pinterest and found it at another blog!

If you love pumpkin... YOU MUST MAKE THESE!

350* for 10-12 minutes


3¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
2 sticks of  butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
To coat-
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and all "wet" ingredients in the other
Blend dry with wet on low speed electric mixer.
Roll into little balls and place into cinnamon sugar mix and onto the cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes at 350* and enjoy!

So light and cake like... they are perfect for the fall!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Easy Personal Chicken Pot pie

It takes three ingredients and just about 15 minutes!

Preheat your oven to 375*

1 Can of Progresso chicken pot pie soup
1 package of frozen mixed vegetables
1 can of crescent rolls
& 1 oven safe bowl

*You could always add extra cooked chicken!

This could easily make 2 servings or 3 little kid servings.

Pour 1/2 can of soup into a bowl and mix 1/2 bag of veggies
Cover with two crescent rolls.
Stretch them over the top of the oven safe bowl.

Place in oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.


So yummy and hearty!  It was inexpensive and perfect for a cool night!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Looking Forward To Halloween!

I think I love MOD PODGE! It's awesome!

I got this basic plain letters at my local Michael's craft store.

Spray painted them black!

A little mod podge and scrapbook paper and you get....

Add a few stickers and you get...

The first of my home made Halloween decor! 

Brownie Covered Oreos!

Before I start this I must tell you these are AHHMAZING!!!!!!
So be prepared to blow your calorie intake for the day!

I used a box of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix (prepared to box instructions)

Place the Oreo Cookies into the batter and then place cookies covered in batter into a cupcake pan.  

One covered cookie per slightly greased "cup".

Bake 350* for about 12-15 minutes!


Baby Shower Gift- Onsie Cupcakes :)

If you take a receiving blanket and fold it so it measures 3 inches.

Then place a onsie slightly bunched up and roll it in the receiving blanket.

Place the rolled onsie into a coffee filter and tie off with a pretty little ribbon and ....
Wahhhh Lahhhh

I decided to add pretty little hair bows to two of my cuppy cakes :)

The finished product

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Simple :)

I found candle stick holders at the Good Will Store.  They were $1 for BOTH! Steal!

I then got vases at the Dollar Tree .

Annnnd... with a little glue they became Hurricane Vases

They are currently filled with Candy corn and a thin white candle!

My First Post

Where do I begin?

Well, Like I stated in my "about me" section of my blog...
I am a wife, daughter, sister and mother to a cute doggie named Boomer!

About a year ago a few friends and I decided to see if we could make over furniture.  It started with a small end table I was given.  That pretty little basic table is in my spare bedroom in a pretty fire engine red color!

The next item I decided to "make over" was an end table I found at Good Will.  This table was so simple and white was the color of choice!

That's when I was HOOKED!  Since then my husband and I have made over furniture for almost every room in our home.

This blog should take you through all of my trials and errors in make overs and my newly found love of crafts!