Friday, August 31, 2012


I want to share with you a simple, yet addicting snack that I make often.  Sometimes it's just for the boys for movie night and other times I wrap it up for a neighbor, teacher, or friend gift.  This is a perfect treat to bring to your Labor Day get-togethers.

Like I said, it's simple. Three ingredients.
 White Almond Bark, Popcorn, and Craisins.

Melt the almond bark according to directions and pop your popcorn.  I used butter microwave popcorn.  I love the sweet/salty combination.

Combine everything together in a large bowl and fold gently.
(There are endless possibilities to the ingredients you can add...nuts, M&Ms, pretzels, chocolate chips, etc.)

Place on cookie sheet or wax paper to dry and harden.
You'll want to gently break it apart when it dries.

Serve it in a large bowl, bag it up for a friend, or make individual treats.  These were made for the sweet ladies in my Bible study.

Have a great holiday weekend,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bless Your Heart

Ahhh...The South.
What a great place to be. Such rich heritage and history.
It's just different here. Sweet tea, front porches, and pecan pie. There are certain things that only Southerners appreciate or understand.
For example...

  • Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
  • Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
  • Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
  • Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.

  • A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
  • No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
  • And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way.
  • To those of you who're still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
  • And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, ya'll need a sign to hang on ya'lls front porch that reads "I aint from the South but I got here as fast as I could."
  • Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!

I've had a few Southern prints at my Etsy store, but just recently added some new ones. Check them out!
Even if you're not from the South, you can still enjoy a little piece of it.

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Y'all have a blessed day,

Back to School & Giveaway!

Hi blog friends! Thursday was the first day of a new school for my handsome boys. They are attending Bay Area Christian School this year and are so excited! They have met great new friends and really seem to be adjusting well.

I wanted to share with you that Target has specials for the month of August! We all love Target, right?? Great for back-to-school needs.
Check this out. I LOVE the coupon on the back of the cereal!
  • Purchase specially marked Nature Valley® Crunchy Granola Bars, Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries, and Big G Cereal packages and you could save up to $5 on Crayola products
  • Participating Big G cereal boxes will feature a fun Crayola coloring activity on pack
  • Save on General Mills products when you purchase specially marked Crayola 64-count.

Wanna win THIS!!????!!!

Leave a comment on what YOU buy at Target for back-to-school and you could win this gift pack! Drawing on Wednesday, August 22nd.
  • A box of Cheerios
  • $20 Target gift card
  • 8-CT Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons

Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Crayola, Target, and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bedroom set

I recently had the opportunity to redo a family bedroom set for a couple.  She didn't want to spend the time doing it herself or the money to buy brand new furniture.  Here is the before and after. 

I used the color Milk Paint from Lowe's.  I think it is the perfect antique white for furniture.  Distressed a bit and sealed it with Minwax Finishing Paste.  To update the hardware, I used oil rubbed bronze spray paint.