My First Award…

I've been given my very first blog award... *sniff*. I feel like I should give an Oscar speech right now, except that I tried to go to the Oscars this year - well, you know, stand outside and try to see celebrities, but dumb Hollywood blocked off like a friggin' 3 mile radius of the Kodak Theater. Of course we didn't know this until we were already on the Subway (I got laughed at by my Sister-in-law when I called it a Subway) Metro, and then they said that the stop we needed was closed due to the Oscars, so then we had to get off in crap-hole scary-ville... Anyway, suffice to say, I … [Read more...]

“Project Termites” is under way

Or should I have called it Update #3? Or maybe The Saga Continues? Too Star Wars-y? Maybe something to match the first two posts like Oh yes they are STILL doing it! Exactly THREE WEEKS and two days from my rant about my porch, look what the contractors graced me with yesterday... "Um, Allison, it looks the exact same as your last *updated* post 22 days ago..." Look a little closer. What do you see? We have new cross-beams my friends! Why the sheer excitement? Because now when I spray paint stuff out there I wont hurt my feet on those old jagged cross-beams. … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Danish Pancakes

I haven't posted a recipe in awhile so here you go! "Grandma Pancakes" These are the best pancakes ever created - at least that's my most humble opinion! We call them "Grandma Pancakes" because my amazing grandma would make them for us (if we begged enough) each time we'd go visit her. They are very similar to crepes and taste heavenly. I'm getting hungry for some just looking at these pictures! Okay, so how to make them... mix: 1 3/4 C flour, 3/4 C sugar, & 3/4 tsp salt add: 1 C milk, 1 C water, 2 eggs, & 1 1/2 eggs shells oil (take 1/2 of the cracked egg shell and use it to … [Read more...]

Hanging plant container

A few weeks ago I blogged about finding a bunch of random stuff at Goodwill. One of the items I found was this plant container: I loved the shape of it and I really liked the texture design on the front but I was not loving the color and I definitely was not feeling the little colored rocks glued to it. (Do you like my cloche in the background?) I guessed that with a good coating of spray paint this plant holder would look pretty good. If not, well it was only a buck or so anyway! I washed it up and scrubbed it really good with a toothbrush to get it ready for painting. First I spray … [Read more...]

A can of beans? || DIY pencil holder

So the other day I made this jute ball out of a basketball and a floor mat. Remember? So I have a HUGE amount of jute floor mat material left over... ...and I'm trying to figure out what the heck to do with it all (besides make another large jute ball for a future giveaway - check back frequently for deets!). Okay, so anyway, I'm trying to figure out what else I can hot glue this stuff too and the closest thing within reach was a just-washed can from beans or something. So natch' I grab the can and start gluing. Wound you expect any different? You know what? I … [Read more...]

The Great Soap Makeover || painted soap pump

So, is there any way I can make this look better? You betcha! Check this out!! (Look familiar? Yup, I'm on a vinyl tangent at the moment. Check out the knife block post for more deets on vinyl.) Yes, I know, I know. It's totally awesome. Don't hate! I'm gonna show you how you can make your own. YOU CAN DO IT. This project is EASY. ~*~*~*~*~*~ First: Wash the bottle out really well (I pored the soap into a little dish while I was prepping this craft). Also, use some Goo-Gone to remove all the stickers. Second: Find something for them to sit on while you … [Read more...]

Dish drying tip

Don't you hate it when you wash bowls or jars, put them out to dry, and then they are still wet inside a day later? If you put them upside down to dry no air can get inside them and they never dry. Boo. Next time you wash bows or jars just put them on a cookie cooling rack. That way air can get up inside and they will dry quicker. Yay! HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I've got several ah-mazing projects lined up for next week, so check back frequently or you might miss out!!! :) … [Read more...]