How to Make a Shabby Lampshade

How to Make a Shabby Lampshade

Shabby-Lampshade

One of my favorite local stores has some truly creative pieces within its walls, and one such piece was a very cute, shabby lampshade made with strips of fabric. I really wanted it … but it was $55. I gave it a good once-over and decided, “yep, I can make that myself.” And so I […]

Labor Day Dessert : No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Labor Day Dessert : No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Cheesecake Parfait

Hi all, Carol from The Answer Is Chocolate here sharing a dessert that is perfect for Labor Day or any time.  These are super easy to make and the best part is you don’t even have to turn on the oven.     Ingredients: 2 Pkg Cream Cheese 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk Graham Crackers […]

Labor Day Salad Recipes

Labor Day Salad Recipes

Labor Day Salad Recipes

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is just around the corner! I’ve rounded up some great Labor Day salad recipes from some of my favorite foodie bloggers.  Here’s eight delicious – and unique – recipes for pasta salad, coleslaw, potato salad and more!   Cinnamon Apple Potato Salad from Amanda’s Cookin’   BLT Potato […]

Make Your Own Breadboard

Make Your Own Breadboard

Make a Vintage Style Breadboard

  Today I want to show you how to make your own breadboard!  Really, there’s nothing quite like a real vintage bread board. They hold so much character from use and the wear of time. You can find bread boards at antique shops, estate sales and auctions, and on Etsy. A larger sized bread board […]

Embellished Glass Bottles with Vintage Flair

Embellished Glass Bottles with Vintage Flair

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I’ve wanted some new embellished glass bottles for home decor, but they’re more fun to make than buy.  Plus you can decorate them exactly how you want without having to run to a dozen different stores looking for the perfect style.  I started by buying a couple of bottles from Hobby Lobby during a half […]

DIY Rust

DIY Rust

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DIY Rust! Now my husband would say “Are you stark raving mad? Who in their right mind would willingly rust metal” Of course, living in a beach house down by the sea, rust is often more of an aggravation for us. Everything metal, both inside and outside rusts. . . think light bulbs, door hardware, […]

Chippy Solar Chandelier

Chippy Solar Chandelier

Solar Chandelier

This week, my hubby and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  By today’s standards…that’s considered a long time.  I guess being married to that long…you sort of get pretty relaxed, and sometimes forget to be romantic.  Many years ago, we found a chandelier in an old abandoned house.  Even then, I had a strange […]

Super Easy Canteloupe Sorbet

Super Easy Canteloupe Sorbet

Easy to make Canteloupe Sorbet

This summer my daughter gave me her ice cream maker because she wasn’t using it. I’ve had so much fun making ice cream and sorbet and can’t believe how easy it is. I haven’t had homemade ice cream since I was a kid and it seemed like we had to wait forever for it to […]

Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie

strawberry cream pie

Don’t you love summer fruit?  While the apple and pumpkin flavors that come out in fall are lovely, nothing really compares to the gorgeous colors and flavors of summer fruits like peaches, plums, cherries, and strawberries. Recently, I had tons of strawberries hanging around so I looked up some recipes and made a delicious strawberry […]

Sunshine Pillow

Sunshine Pillow

SUNSHINE PILLOW

SUNSHINE PILLOW     I started finishing my mud room just shortly after we finished renovating our kitchen 8 years ago and have just made the finishing touches this summer. I decided to go with somewhat of a Sunshine theme in there since yellow is my favorite color and so cheery on the many gray […]

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