Saturday, June 26, 2010

Independence Day Wreath

I took an hour out of my busy but boring little life and made this cute little wreath for the Fourth of July. I purchased the wreath for 10 cents at a thrift store. I had the rest of the material hanging around in my craft area. I recycled a pair of old jean into strips that I tied around the wreath. I wish I would have had more stars but I'm running low on everything.

If I don't post from now to the fourth, I hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nothing like a little spray paint to make it perfect..

I have a confession, I can't spray paint to save my life. I'm a disaster. So all these projects were spray painted by my husband while I watched. I tried to do it myself but it was not pretty. Maybe if there is a class on spray painting I would figure it out but for now all spray painting projects are going to my husband. lol.
Wooden Key
I found this key at a thrift store.
I think it is so cool. Only $4.00. I had to
have it. I saw potential for this key.

I had sprayed the key Ivory. Yes, I sprayed it.
I did a horrible job and it was not the color I really
had wanted. When I put the key up to the wall it did
not look good against the wall color. Black was my second
choice. My husband gladly sprayed it for me.

My husband put some small hooks along the
bottom of the key so that we could hang
our keys. I hung it by the front door. It really
has helped us believe it or not. We always know
where are keys are now. Perfect!


Little Birdies

I found these little birdies for a dollar each
at Dollar General. I didn't like the color and
they looked really cheap. Some white
spray paint and now they are perfect!


My little birdies now sit on top of the stove,
watching me cook wonderful meals for my
family. I sprayed them with satin paint, which
makes it easier for me to clean them.


Lady Joy

Lady Joy has been a beautiful statue that has
been watching over my garden for a few years now
but the sun and rough weather has taken its toll
on her, so I gave her a little make over.


Lady Joy is now beautiful and watching
over my front yard. The red lilies that
surround her will be up in August.
I can't wait!

Until I post again, many blessings!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yummy, Yummy Banana Cream Pie!

Yesterday I went to the Farmers Market and a man was shouting,"Bag of Bananas-$1." Hello, I jumped right on that and bought 2 bags. Well to my surprise the bananas were pretty much ripened and about to go bad.

I knew that I had to make something with all these bananas and fast. Banana cream pie can first in my mind. Easy to make, no baking whatsoever and I made it in less then 15 minutes. So I thought I would post how I made it. I can't wait to have some tonight with my family.


Graham Cracker Pie Crust- I bought a premade pie crust.
Small Pudding Mix- I used banana cream but you can use vanilla or chocolate too.
2 cups of milk for the pudding mix
3 ripened medium sized bananas
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Nilla wafers- to decorate

Add 2 cups of milk to the pudding mix and whisk for a few minutes. Put in the fridge for 5 minutes to thicken.

Slice up bananas

Add heavy cream and confectionery sugar together and turn on the beater until thick.

Nice Creamy consistency! Perfect and yummy too.

Time to layer pie!
Add a layer of pudding.

Add a layer of bananas. These bananas are so sweet.

Put a layer of whipped cream. I surrounded the edges with Nilla wafers and two in the middle for decoration. You can crumble them too and sprinkle on top.
Put in the fridge and let chill, then serve.