Wednesday, August 26, 2009

~ Dear Beach ~

HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!

(How do you like my pretty, blue, tie-dyed, thrifted ( for$1!!) beach wrap!?
*Love* it and can't wait to use it!)

See you next week sometime! =)

Friday, August 21, 2009

~ Chocolate Dipped Macaroons ~

Who doesn't like chocolate? Very few people.... but if you don't like coconut, then this is not for you... all of us that do though, will be HAPPY to eat them for you!!!

That yummy crispiness on the bottom edges gives the PERFECT crunch under that chocolate-y goodness.

Ummm....... Can you taste it already??


  • 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper (DO NOT USE WAX PAPER! I tried. It doesn't work - trust me!) using either a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool for a couple minutes then remove to wire rack. Dip in melted chocolate (put in fridge to harden for a little bit) and serve.


Blogged for Foodie Friday and Food on Friday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

~ Just a spritz.... ~

...can help a WHOLE lot! What do you think I did with the below thrifty find???

You guessed it! Spray paint and I have a LOT of fun!!!

To see the other frame I recently made over and that 'matches' now, click here!

Since they reside on the wall next to the stove - I enjoy cooking very much now!! =)


Jump over (just click on the buttons above!) and check everyone else's projects out!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

~ Tablescape for Two ~






Lets eat! =)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

~ A Standard Basic went to Simply Cute ~

I had this boring, ugly light fixture..... I wanted something like a chandelier but without paying a whole lot for it. And it needed to be removable (we live in a rental). ....I got a bright idea!

So I went onto Etsy and found some old chandelier crystals.... went to Michaels and got some beading wire... and came up with this:

Ta Da!
It didn't turn our exactly as I had envisioned, but it gives a more romantic touch to the room, which is what I wanted!

So for under $20 I got my light fixture girlie-d up and I can easily take it with me whenever we happen to move out of our place!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

~ Chewy Granola Bars ~

Perfect for road trips, picnics or just plain snacking....

Chewy Granola Bars

9 cups Rice Chex (or Crispix), crushed
6 cups quick oatmeal
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup wheat germ (I used sunflower seeds)
16oz & 10oz bags or 15 cups marshmallows
1 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cups M&Ms, chocolate chips or raisins (or mix and match!)

Mix all dry ingredients (except the last ingred.) in a very large bowl. Melt marshmallows and butter in a saucepan. Stir the whole time. When melted, remove from stove and add honey. Pour over mixture. Mix well. Mix in your choice of yummys... Press into a buttered 11x15 jellyroll pan. Let harden then cut into squares. Enjoy!

To make it easier when on a trip, I wrapped each square individually!

Blogged for Foodie Friday!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

~ Dry? ~

Freshly listed, just click here to see the rest of it!

~ Gaudy Gold turned to Beautiful Blue ~

A dollar thrift store find (with curved glass even! Woohoo!)... went from this:

to looking like this!
(the crackled look was an accident - it was too humid when I spray painted but I was impatient!
I really like how it turned out though!)

I LOVE it - it adorns the wall in my kitchen right next to the stove so I can see it all the time... (I couldn't get a good picture there though because of the light reflecting on the glass from all the windows)

(...and, yes, I am still very much in *love* with my hubby!!! =)))

Saturday, August 8, 2009

~ Dessert Dishes ~

Ummm.... Tempting?

Instant vanilla pudding...

Nilla Wafers...


...Layered in pretty goblets,
makes a yummy treat!

(If you lick the screen, maybe you'll get a teeny, tiny taste! =)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

~ Have a Seat! ~

This chair was in the old back shed.... Rusty and grimy with years of being unused...

....and this one too.... they 'matched'....
...So I thought since I needed some extra outdoor seating for our patio,
[it's getting a slow makeover, so be on the lookout for that!]
.....a little elbow grease and some paint might help.....

Ta da!

The finished product! Stop over to sit a spell with me!

Monday, August 3, 2009

~ Blueberry Chicken Salad ~

Is your mouth watering yet??

I just make it up, but it was DE-LISH!!!

Here are the ingredients I used:
* Lettuce
* Cucumbers
* Avocados
* Cooked Chicken
* Mozzarella Cheese
* Parmesan Cheese
* Fresh Blueberries!

And if I had room left in the bowls and hadn't forgotten.... I would have added diced, hard-boiled eggs and black olives! Yummy!!!! But it was yummy as it was! (that is with Ranch on top to complete it!)


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