Hello all! Just stopping in share a quick post. Things have not stopped being super busy around here. I've been gearing up for the upcoming holidays and keeping busy with some craft projects. Still working on the decor change in our little house. This latest one was one of my favorites. I had an unfinished birdhouse and a candle pillar that I had been wanting to give a makeover. A few coats of paint, some sanding and I had myself a lovely decoration for our living room. And the cost: zero dollars because I had everything on hand already.
Hope everyone is enjoying the start to the fall season!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Well, things haven’t really slowed down here at the little farmhouse, but I’ve found a few spare moments to post a fun craft that kiddo and I worked on this week.
We have had a few thunderstorms and the rain has spoiled our outdoor fun, so we decided to bring the outdoors inside and have a luau! But what’s a luau without a hula grass skirt.
Our local dollar store sells plastic grass skirts but I had a little brainstorm and decided to craft our own.
All you need is a pair of scissors and a cheap, rectangular plastic tablecloth!
I found mine at Wal-Mart for $0.97 in the party section. I unfolded the tablecloth until it was just two layers.
I cut off about one yard of the tablecloth to use, still folded in half.
I decided to notch out on each side to make thicker, longer “tabs” for me to tie the skirt with. This is an optional step. You can just begin cutting the strips and use a few of those to tie the skirt with.
I then cut narrow strips, starting from the bottom and working my way up to the folded edge, stopping about 2 inches from the fold. For a fuller grass skirt, cut strips along the entire length of the tablecloth and wrap it around the waist.
Tie it around the waist and that’s it! A fun hula grass skirt for kiddo and I to use for our indoor luau!
The color choices are endless for these cheap, plastic tablecloths. And some party supply stores have this plastic tablecloth material on rolls if you needed to make several at one time.
God Bless y’all!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Hi folks! It’s been a while since my last post. Time has just sailed by lately! I thought I would share a recent food favorite of our little family. It isn’t anything new, or something I personally “invented.” Just a classic that we put our own twists to and love to eat!
When we do our monthly shopping, we always check the “day old bread” section. We lucked out on one shopping trip and found a fabulous deal on some French loaves. One night we had a hankering for some pizza, so I whipped up some super easy French bread pizzas.
Here is what you will need:
1 French/Italian Loaf bread, cut in half lengthwise
1 14.5 oz can of Italian blend diced tomatoes, drained
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Dried basil (or fresh, chopped if you like)
Preheat your oven to 357 degrees.
Place loaves of bread on baking sheet, face up.
Brush loaves generously with olive oil (open face part, not entire loaf)
Evenly distribute the drained tomatoes between the two halves. (I chopped my tomatoes a little smaller since I was not using petite diced tomatoes)
Top with mozzarella cheese
Garnish with a little sprinkling of dried basil
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. The loaves outer shell should be nice and crisp.
Slice it up and ENJOY!