Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
These dreadful pink counter tops came with the house when we bought it, but this painting looks good with them. I painted my kitchen brown when we moved in because I thought it would make the counters look more like beige. I may have to give in and play up the pink because I have to live with them for a while.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The next painting, "Moist 'n Chewy", is another cupcake painting and will be ending February 24th.
I also did a little makeover project this week. I posted a photo of the before picture a while back and here it is again.
This old cedar chest has sentimental value to me because it was my "hope chest". Did any of you have a hope chest and does anyone do this anymore? I hoped and dreamed of a dashing, sweet, loving husband and I got all that and more than I ever "hoped" for. That makes this cedar chest 36 years old. A little paint and a little fabric and this is what it looks like now:
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I added this painting to my ebay auctions this week.
Wouldn't it be great to live on you own little island with you best friends and neighbors just a boat ride away. Take some time this week to invite some friends over for food and games. You'll feel so blessed and wish you had done it sooner. Here is a recipe for the chicken salad sandwiches that the ladies served:
Boil together in a 6 quart saucepan
4-4 1/2 lb. stewing chicken (I like chicken breasts)
1 Med. onion quartered
1 large carrot sliced
1 bay leaf
1 lb. seedless grapes
2/3 cup mayo
1/4 cup milk
2 T. cider vinegar
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup diced green pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt (I use 1 tsp. or less)
1/2 cup California walnuts or Cashews
1 cup sliced celery
Add chicken and mix.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A chocolate fudge cupcake with chocolate frosting is painted on top of a recipe from an old cookbook that is decoupaged to a canvas. Tiny colorful confetti in shades of pink, blue, and green are sprinkled on top of the fluffy frosting. A pink cupcake liner and a "fudge" tag embellish this yummy cupcake. A tiny black and white checked ribbon is hot glued above the label. I've also attached a pink satin ribbon to the edge of the canvas and tied it in a bow at the top. The entire picture is painted except for the recipe and the ribbon.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
You have your choice of a red and white or black and white checked ribbon tied around the edge of the canvas.
Back to the Super Bowl half time entertainment!