Friday, November 26, 2010

Spider man, Spider man

Finished the mural today, got myself stuck in the snow and had a can of white paint open in my trunk. Fun Times!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This is a lovely blog! Great pictures and I love her vintage style.

Not Your Usual Coconut Pie

For Thanksgiving this year - Hubs boss invited us, as well as other employees, to dinner.

I'm going to make my usual cornbread, my new favorite chocolate cobbler and something new--->

Mama’s Amazingly Easy Coconut Pie

2 Cups milk
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup Baking mix
4 eggs
1/4 Cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Cup shredded coconut

Put everything except for the coconut into the blender. Mix on low speed for three minutes. Pour into greased pie plate. Let rest for five minutes. Sprinkle coconut on top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

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Chocolate Cobbler (you will want to try this!)


* 6 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup self-rising flour
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 cups boiling water


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in an 8x8 inch baking dish while the oven preheats.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Spoon this batter over the melted butter in the baking dish.
3. Stir together the remaining cup of sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle over the batter. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the mixture.
4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Serve slightly warm with ice cream.

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Don't stress, enjoy the day with your family and friends.

I am thankful that Sprout is potty trained and that Hubs has tomorrow off (that has never happened before).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Princess Ella

Doing a few little paintings for my girlfriends' daughter. Her daughter is just the cutest little thing and all about girlie things.

She is going to have a magical bedroom when it is completed.

I wanted to contribute a bit, make her feel more like the Princess she is.

These are 10"x10" canvas.

A glass slipper.
A purse and a crown.

Not finished, but have the basics down.

It's That Time of the Year Again *Ornaments*

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Knocked Up Ornaments. These are perfect for an expecting mom. Something to put up year after year and remember the feeling of creating life.

If interested contact me. $15-$20 each plus shipping.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What a GREAT giveaway!

Love Vintage? Love Pyrex?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'm not just a pretty face

...but I can draw & paint too.

My girlfriend was looking to get one of those vinyl sticker things for her wall (son). But through research she found that they don't stick well to textured walls.
I told her I could paint the image on her wall, for a cheaper price than the stickers and she wouldn't have to worry that it comes unstuck. (She bought the paint + my time)

Yesterday, we spent 5 1/2 - 6 hours painting (she would help with blocking in).

I did Spider-man on one wall facing the city on another. The city has water with the building reflecting. There is also glow in the dark paint on the windows (we weren't sure about the windows, but once I added a few - I cant imagine it without).

I go back on Tuesday to do final touch ups and detail work.

I used an overhead projector to get Spider-man on the wall (I had sketched out an image a couple weeks before - Had I free handed on the wall, I think I would still be there).

***So, I didn't make it back today due to a freak blizzard. Tomorrow or Friday is now the plan***

Saturday, November 13, 2010


We have an excess of t-shirts in this house along with shirts that are well worn or have holes.

Hoss's old quilt (formerly, my quilt that ma made and that I used as filler when I made a quilt for Hoss 6 years ago). His old quilt was torn. He had been wanting me to recover it for a few months now, but I just haven't had the motivation to do so.

Yesterday, I went after the t-shirts with scissors (the scraps ended up being filling for a dog bed).

This afternoon, I sewed everything together. It took me a couple hours from start to finish...I LIKE IT!

The top of the quilt is made of the shirts and the back is regular ol' fabric.

*I should have taken before and after pictures, but I was in the zone...had I stopped to take pictures, I don't think it would have gotten finished tonight.


Hoss (who will be 8 y/o in a few days) has been asking me for a couple weeks about Santa.

I said something to Hubs about it, but he said that we should continue with the ruse.

Well, this morning he said something else. I asked him 'what do kids at school tell you?' He said 'some say he isn't real'. I said 'it's just a story mama's and daddy's tell their kids.'

The cats out of the bag now! Let's hope he can play along with Sprout.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Granola Bars Take 2

I'm not in the mood to buy lots of different nuts, toast them and then mix them all together with other ingredients.

This go around I bought a 1LB 12oz bag of Mountain Trail Mix ($5) and 2 cups oats. Melted the needed honey, butter, vanilla and brown sugar (adding a lil more, because I wanted chewy bars).

Mixed all together and baked (in a 8"x8" Hot Pink Brownie pan) for 25 min at 300 degrees.

Makes 12 nice size bars or 24 mini squares.

No Reason

I just wanted to show off one of my pretties.

It's an olive green Cinderella Bowl, 402.

It's been loved.

Oh and the dish - Chili, made w/ ground turkey, Rotel, Pasta, Black Beans and Kidney Beans. Mmm.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Day Late...

When did Halloween become such a long Holiday?

I love Halloween as much as the next, but 3 day trick or treating and party after party after party = Oy Vey.

Here me and the boys are ready to trick or treat downtown (it's something they do here in small town USA - the downtown businesses get ready for the hoard of monsters, goblins and ghouls to take over; to fend them off they hand out crack.....I mean sugar a.k.a candy).

Hoss as the bloody skeleton w/ swirly face, Sprout the lil Dino or Monster and me as Confused - I'm a witch, I'm goth, I'm a clown, I'm a vampire victim, I'm a fairy = IDK. I was unique.

I pulled Hoss out of school a little early so we would hopefully miss the crowd of monsters (It worked! However, they did start coming out of the woodwork, hence 2 pictures).

An the final party of the weekend - well, we had a party to go to, but even with Mapquest we still got lost. Ended up doing a little trick or treating and then coming home to get ready to go to our neighbors party.

Hubs went as Hancock and I, the Vampire.