Monday, December 5, 2011

Making ugly door knobs beautimous

Anyone else dislike the gold bathroom/bedroom/closet knobs?

Raise your hand if it's a "yay" if it's "nay nay" go read a different blog post.

I have seen this idea on other websites and Pinterest of course.

Love it!! I think it really updates a dated look. One closet knob done... 1456 knobs to go... I kid I kid! Only 24 knobs to go!

I think I can, I think I can.

Go forth, and spray paint.

P.S rust-o-leom didn't give me spray paint just to blog about their paint. Just wanted to share a good product.

Upcycling. Lamp to vase refashion.

So I've had this elephant lamp for years. It's been thru two lamp shades, two states, three different homes.

Needless to say it was time for a change, facelift, new lease on life.

Time for a new use! My Man robbed the light bulb plugger inner guts to fix my lovely next to the piano lamp that had broken light bulb plugger inner guts.


So technical here, aren't we? dontcha know ...

So I say to My Man "ohh let's make this a vase!!" He says "sure I can do that" (such confidence).

Bring on the power tools! Some plaster dust, one broken piece later.

Waa Laa!

Vase is ready to be flowerized!

Basically he used I think a jig saw to saw off the top of the lamp. Then made the opening bigger and smooth. Then he hot glued on the piece that broke off. Then I proceeded to paint it my new fave color. Rustolem Hammered Bronze(I think) I know it was hammered. Which is a neat effect. I've also started spray painting all my hideous gold indoor door knobs. They are looking goooood! Well ahem, the one that I have done is looking goooooood!

Ah the power of spray paint.

Go forth, upcycle and spray paint!
It's fun.



Friday, December 2, 2011

Potty training? It is finished

Woo hoo. It's been almost two weeks since my baby boy has been diaper free!!

Go RC!!

He loves his "unawar". Thankfully. Only 3 accidents. Potty training you ain't got nothing on my boy. Needless to say him sitting on our lovely pews at Church still makes me noi-vus! Please Lord let the only puddles I see be because of the rain!

#proudmama :)

A Tale of 4 Thanksgiving Dinners Missouri Style

A little late eh? Happy Thanksgiving Bloggy Land!! :-)

We had a good trip to visit our Families. Lots of yummy food, hilarious laughs, some aggravation(won't go there*), and wonderful memories were made.

First stop was middle of the Boonies. Aka The In Laws.
Amish are neighbors.
Miles of dirt road.
Horse poop.
Did I mention middle of the boonies?
Yes? Ok then. Just wanted you to paint the mental picture :)
ah, smell the manure...

Onto good smelling things!
I made Dressing, Baked Mac n Cheese, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole, and had help thankfully making the Pumpkin, and Pecan pies. Thanks Sissy K! :)

The Highlight of Lou's trip to Boonies was Uncle D taking us on a Horse and Buggy ride. The in laws have horses and they wanted to go riding. I do not ride, neither do my babies. So thankfully we buggy-ied on down the road.

Get it boogied/buggy-ied?!

You can LOL if you want.

Ser-is-lee! Go head!

Triple dawg dare ya. It'll make you feel better.

Oh ya back to boonies and manure.

The in laws and My Man rode horses. Let's just say it was a very eventful ride. For them. The buggy boogied on by. An hour trip took about 3 :) The horse My Man rode was slower than slow, which is slow. Dontcha know.

Several Amish wanted to drag race but we declined.

Unfortunately our Buggy Horse Dolly was a wee bit gassy.
Sorry Dolly, don't mean to embarrass you. :) shewww wee.

Girl, you need some bean-o.

We stayed the night in the boonies and went to My Hometown the next day.

No place like Mommas <3. Momma made traditional turkey feast for lunch. I made dressing, pumpkin, and pecan pie.

And Oreo dirt balls.
So yummy you'll smack somebody!

Or however that redneck saying goes?
Insert LOL here. Blog rules! Kthnx

Then we played games and enjoyed 1456 kids running around like wild yayhoos. No not really. Just 5. Until dinner then the number almost doubled.

Let's see... 1456x2=someNumber

Oh sorry I meant the 5 almost doubled. 5+4=9 A++

Ser-is-lee I'm such a well rounded blogger, you'll gain brain cells while reading this!

No comments from any genius-essess who may read this post.
:) you know who you are!!

I'm a super proud Auntie. <3 I love Sal, Jo, P3, Bub & Wburp, Renee, Yman.

And yes we are a nicknaming family. Dontcha know. My Daddyo gave the best nicknames.... Sigh. MISS HIM.

Ah put on a happy face! :-)

Back to the tale of 4 dinners 3 pounds gained... Dun dun dunnnnnnn.

Scary huh?

My waistline is/was terrified.

My mouth on the other hand sampled every pie and dessert it saw.

No fear a'tall.

A pity really.
A yummy pity albeit.

Very yummy.

Mmm turkey and dressing. Gram's dessert, pumpkin roll, dirt ball, pumpkin pie, brisket... And the list goes on... Feed me!

For dinner at Mommas we had Brisket, Baked Taters, Baked Beans, rolls, and some more sides I forgot about..

Then we had a Chili Dinner at Uncle J's house for Mommas side of the family. Saw cousins I hadn't seen in years. Saw chocolate chip cookies I missed dearly also. Yum.

Ah highlight yumminess. Deer summer sausage from my eldest Bub.

Bacon wrapped fried deer tenderloin. Wow. Drool. From my second eldest Bub. Delish!!

Can't believe I forgot to take plate pics?!?!
What kind of blogger am I?! Well there's always next year....


Family, fun, friends, food, memories, love.... Just being together.


Ser-is-lee who needs a good belch after all that food talk?! :-)

insert LOL now.

Wow. Totally forgot about my madly awesome target practice hair spray can killin time!

Shot the can my first try. I won't tell you I missed every other shot.
Shh don't tell. My Man, Me, Sissy K, and D went target practicing a little. Fun fun!

Also if you have trained eye and saw the * by aggravation. Read here. If you didn't see it read anyways. Hilarious! Heard someone explain what it means to be aggravated and bite you tongue so you don't say anything. Which I did a little scratch that. Alot of. :) so anyways. You stick your tongue out and say "dee dy dongue ith deeding" translation- "see my tongue, its bleeding" hilarious! Maybe you hadta be there. How many of you readers just stuck your tongue out, bit it, then tried to say what I typed? Raise your hand! :)



Monday, November 14, 2011

Hello. Imma BzzAgent.

If you haven't done so yet, I advise you to register for Very nice testing, free samples, coupons and most importantly ME or YOU or WE get to share our opinion on new products. How cool is that?!

Bzz kit came in the mail today. Kroger's The Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies.

They are delish. Not soft like some over preservative filled cookies. Which I don't mind the crunchy. They really do taste homemade. I was impressed.
While I do wish they were more to a pack. They are the size of homemade cookies, so it would be hard to package so many. I can't wait to eat these with a glass of milk. And at 120 calories. Not bad, if you eat one as dessert. So bottom line. I would buy these, and would recommend them to friends. Which I will do when I Bzz and pass coupons out! Enjoy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup Pioneer Woman style

I pretty much love any recipe Ms Ree posts.
I was also excited to try and Broccoli Cheese soup recipe that DOESN'T use velvetta.
Why yes, I love the processed cheese spread. But I would like to use more real foods when cooking.

A friend has posted Pollan's Food rules. Wow. They are a great read! I need to try and follow these more. For example. Eat/Cook only foods that your grandmother would recognize as real food. (not exact phrasing) Link to news

Here's the link to PW's soup.

Loved it!
Although I left out the nutmeg, didn't have any. And I used milk instead of 1/2 and 1/2. Didn't have that either. But I had onion! And broccoli! And cheese! And milk! :)

Butterfingers the homemade version

Homemade butterfingers ?! How?!

Easy peasy. No I didn't invent this. Got this recipe from bunsinmyoven blog. Thanks!

3 cups candy corn melted
1.5 cups smooth peanut butter
Chocolate for dipping them in when cooled, firm and sliced.

Go make them now. Especially after the October holiday clearance.
Candy-corn is cheap cheap.

Best cold from the fridge. They really do taste almost exactly like Butterfingers. I was suprised.

Again my bff Ms Diét Needaloseweight is mad about this recipe. Heehee. I haven't talked to Mr. Wií Fitscale in a week either. Need to see if he's better with numbers yet. Highly doubtful. There's always hope tho.

Birthday Cake Makin Days!

I decided to make my daughters 5th bday cake. We would be having a party with her bff R. So the race was on.... What to make, what color, what flavor, how much???!!

Make a cake..duh.

Pink double duh.

Chocolate/yellow combo triple duh.

Three layer baby!

Although some yellow cake dislikers said we needed white cake. Pshaw. :)

Ok so, three layer, pink buttercreme with yellow Fondant highlights. Sounds easy huh!

Not! Fondant failed big time. I wanted the top layer for Lou and R to share and I wanted it yellow Fondant with a "5". Well you can't have your Fondant cake and eat it too, dontcha know?

The Fondant highlights worked, but the layering Fondant. Not so much.

So all layers were buttercreme aka buttah-creme. My inspiration was IamBaker's rose cake tutorial. Let's just say her cakes look like beautiful embroidered roses and mine looks like playdoh roses. But I tried. And Lou said "mommy you are so awesome" "mommy this cake looks so awesome" that's all that matters :)
of course several fellow party goers bragged on my cake decorating attempt. Thank you friends, your too kind. :)

The cake was yummy. The bff's like the pink and posed prettily in front of their cake. They nibbled on their Fondant initials I "tried" to make :)
a good time was had by all.

Except for my diet, she hated every second of oooey gooey buttah-creme makin, and cake eatin', and second helpings.

Ser-is-lee. Hated it. I on the other hand loved it... Until I visit with my other friend Mr. Wii FitScale. He's French. Bad with numbers by the way. And I think he lies.

Well enough blogramble. Here's the cake pics.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baybeeee Fee-vahh. Nuff said.

Wow. Ser-is-lee. Feeling the baby fever.....

I have an almost 5 year old, and a newly turned 2 year old. One girl, One boy. Perfect number eh? But I want another!!!!!! Waaaaaaaa.

Ah sorry. Craziness....

I see ultrasound, baby belly pics. And sweet newborn faces...

Most of all I want to be content with what God has so richly Blessed us with. And I am. I am so very thankful.

"The things that I love and hold dear to my heart, their just borrowed. They are not mine at all. Jesus only let me use them to brighten my life, so remind me, remind Dear Lord"

I told My Man I needed to buy one of those Home Ec school project babies and that would be my baby fix every few days. :) I would insert and "lol" after my lame bloggy blog humor. But it would be a lie! I in fact didn't laugh out loud. Didn't even "col" cackle out loud. Nor did I "sol" smile out loud. Frankly its too late for that nonsense.

Hey, Go Cardinals!!

Sorry I'm from Missoura. Misery. Missouri. Gotta root for the home team.

Back to baybeees and loling. Wait... I forgot my blog humor punch line. Stinkin. It's 11:47. It's late I'm tired. I don't need another baby. I can't even update my bloggity blog every day. Bad blogging momma!

Well it's now 11:48.

This is where I would be posting a positive test pic if I were having a baby.

Just FYI.
Future reference.
Just sayin'
ya knowww.


These diapers smell like baby powder.


They smell like powder when new, clean and unused. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

An apple a day....

We got a wild hair/hare and made Apple Chips tonight! delish!

A few apples- washed, sliced & cored.

Spread on baking pan

Pop in hot oven. I put mine at 350-400 for 15 mins then lower it to 275 till they are crispy. I like'm crispy!

Enjoy. :)

Update. I burnt the apple chips. Do as I say, not as I do. The end.