Friday, March 25, 2011

What I Did Yesterday...

I am so happy...  Nope delighted or better yet elated with the way my chandeliers turned out!!!  That I have now gone a little crazy with the spray paint...







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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When I Think Of Spring...

When I think of spring... Of course I think of adorable fluffy bunnies, coloring Easter eggs, yellow and pink tulips, delicious chocolate and we must not forget the marshmellow peeps. I also can't wait to get out in my yard and start digging and planting!!! My most recent plan or should I say goal? Is to make a fabulous potting/gardening area for me to play in...






















So many great ideas to pick and choose from!!! This will definitely be a fun project for me...
XoXo,
 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cilantro Lime White Bean Hummus...




1 15-ounce can of small white beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves of garlic, minced (more or less, depending on your tastes)
1/4 cup cilantro
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup olive oil (+ more to reach desired consistency)
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste

Combine beans, cilantro, lime zest, juice and garlic in the food processor and blend until mixed. With the processor on, stream in olive oil until desired consistency is reached. I blended mine for a good 5~6 minutes to make it super creamy. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Serve with pita chips!





 
This recipe came from one of my favorite blogs. Thank you Jessica for always having something delicious on your blog!!! I changed it just a bit because I have the idea that more is better when it comes to garlic...
XoXo,                                                                                                                                                           

Thursday, March 10, 2011

No More Brass...

We have now lived in this house two years and four months. I have been in a constant search for chandeliers to replace the one in my dining room and the foyer. All of the chandeliers I liked were well over $1000.00 each, and I definitely was not going to spend that much money. Actually, I really could not find one I liked any better than what I already had. The shape and the style of the ones that came with the house were perfect. Just them being brass was the only problem... 

Yours truly on a ladder in the doorway...



 So my solution was... To take the chandeliers down from the ceiling. Spray paint them black and buy new lamp shades. I was so excited about finding the white shades at Goodwill for .99 cents each!!! The red and white shades came from Stein Mart for $4.99 each...














Me supervising in my fancy shoes, socks and pajamas...


Thank you Randy for always helping me with my crazy projects, and never ever complaining...
XoXo,