Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
then you put them in this with water, and you will end up with
this, gift for a friend,
this, on the back porch,
and this in my laundry room!
not to mention,
the ones I have already given away. I gave one last month for a friends birthday, another one coming up in September, and who knows. Now you see the multiplication process I was referring to.
This plant is Pothos. Very easy to grow! When the plant starts putting on long runners, I just clip a bunch, stick in some water and wait for them to root. I usually clip enough that I think will make a pretty pot.
This week I picked up two pretty bright colored pots at the thrift store for a $1, that will be perfect for the next bunch that I root.
I might also mention that all of the potting soil I have purchased this summer was Miracle Grow,(Don't use cheap potting soil) that I got half price! My secret, busted bags that just had a small tear, so they put them in clear plastic bags and place them on the half price cart at Lowes.
What kind of budget gift giving ideas would you like to share? Now head over to Kimba's for more great DIY ideas.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Some of his work......
I left the house last Thursday AM around 8:00 and made it to Augusta around 10:15. Dropped Stella off and headed to the grocery store. I worked on preparing food until around 3:00 that afternoon, jumped in the shower, then headed to the art gallery to set up. This was a small show of ASU art students that the gallery invites. There were 4 students, and as you can see my son was the minority. There was a great turnout, and Blaine was telling me how much food there would be left over. I was excited because there was hardly any food left over. Some of you asked what I was serving so here it is:
1/3 Cup Butter or Margarine
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flaked coconut
2 cups semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
*Place butter in a 9 inch square pan, and bake at 325 degrees until melted
*Layer graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate morsels and pecans in pan w/ melted butter
* Do not stir! I pat my crumbs out flat in the bottom of pan
*Pour condensed milk evenly over top
*Bake 325 degrees for 33 minutes or until coconut appears golden. Do not over bake.
*Cool completely in pan and cut into small squares.
The original recipe called for butterscotch morsels, but that seems to make these almost too rich to eat, so I doubled the chocolate chips instead. (I have already made this adjustment in the recipe). I also doubled this recipe for the reception and prepared it in a jelly roll pan. It makes a little thinner square, but these are so rich I think they were just right.
I am joining Jen for Tasty Tuesday, so check out all of the other wonderful recipes here.
Have a great week!
Monday, August 17, 2009
It is full of so many wonderful projects made from reclaimed wool sweaters, so that is what I have been on the lookout for at garage sales. Picked up 3 cute little girls sweater this weekend for $1 each. I will be using my old machine to make a few of these projects.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This started out as a metal Currier and Ives cookie platter. With a little brown spray paint, it became the diaper cake plate.
Next I rolled and rubber banded about 60 of these.
Next I made a cute of these fabric flowers for cake decor.
Instead of ribbon I cut fabric strips with pinking shears out of the brown and pink polka dot fabric. The strips cover the rubber bands that are holding the cake layers together.
I needed a little dowel to attach my baby doll on top, but a pencil covered in brown ribbon worked just fine.
Here I have attached the fabric strips around the two layers, and added the fabric flowers.
And here is the finished cake! There are so many things you could add to this and so many variations. I was trying to stick with the pink and brown, and the little doll on top was the perfect addition. What fun have you had being creative this week?
Head on over to Kimba's and check it all out.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I will be adding these little dessert glasses to my collection. I bought a box of these at an estate sale last year, and have been adding to them . I have picked these up for as little as .29 each and I think I paid .59 each for these. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful thrifty finds for the week. Now,head on over and check Rhoda's and see all the great finds. Have a wonderful and blessed week! Jackie
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
3 Great books $1.00. Chuck Swindoll is one of my favorite authors so I can't wait to read this one! Hope you had a great weekend, and have a blessed week! Jackie