Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today's Agenda...

Hey Y'all!
We got a LOT done yesterday and Big Daddy sent me to Lowe's last night for new drawer/door knobs and hinges.  We decided the old apple knobs and the brass hinges wouldn't look good on those freshly painted BLACK cabinets!  Man they look wonderful too!
Today we're:
Cleaning out the rest of the kitchen cabinets
Cleaning out the master bathroom cabinets
Scrubbing the shower
Packing up two china cabinets
Storing the dining room table
Listing a navy blue leather recliner on Craigslist
Listing a small white desk on Craigslist
Lunch somewhere in there...
Then, I'm cleaning out my closet and dressers.
All clothing is headed to my local thrift shop too!
VBS for Robbie tonight!
Say a prayer that we get everything on this list done as tomorrow is Robbie's last day of daycare for the summer!
Be back tonight with picture updates.
Have a wonderful day today.
Awesome quote I was reminded of yesterday:
"What you are is God's gift to you.  What you become is your gift to God."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In It Up To My Eyeballs!!

CALGON!!  TAKE ME AWAY!!Hey y'all!  I hope you're having a great week and that you're being productive like we are, here at
The Doublewide!  First of all, My Big Daddy is
He removed those cheap wire shelves in the pantry and replaced them with real wood ones!  I LOVE it and had fun throwing out 3 trash bags of old dishes, misc. lids, and expired food.  By expired, I mean like it was old in 2008!  HAHAHAH!  Here's the new pantry shelves!

Next, I took down all of my apple decor in the kitchen.  We're getting ready to paint the cabinets black and the walls Lime Green!  I know, RIGHT?!  It's so gonna rock!!  I've moved the apple stuff, (what I wanted to keep), to the back porch/slash/laundry room.  I think it livened up the dreary room!

Now, I'm getting REAL here!  Here's the kitchen, as it looks RIGHT NOW.  Oh, how this pains me to show you and to let you see how horrible it has become!  It so looks like a big mess--and, well, it IS!  SO....the doors to all of my cabinets are gone and we're getting ready to do some painting!  I'm excited about completing it and then letting you see how hard we've worked when it's all done!!

Also, in the den/living room is a double sided fireplace.  That's getting ready to LEAVE, because I'm tired of it being in the middle and not being able to use the living room for anything except to throw junk in.  Even though the picture is upside down, you can see what a big project this is gonna be!

Big Daddy has sawdust all over him and I caught him taking a rest!

Oh Lord help me!  This is my sewing table right now.  I'm not going to tackle this until the kitchen is done though, but I can't wait to get it completed so that I can function!

Bought this HUGE frame at my local thrift shop for $7.50.  Spray painted it black and added some cup hooks on the sides, which you can't see.

Added some dowel rods that were also spray painted, and then put my ribbon rolls on those rods.  These rods are too flimsy, so it's off to Hobby Lobby this evening to get thicker ones to hold the ribbon so they won't buckle!  UGH!
So, what are YOU doing?!  Comment and let me know!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Make-Do Pincushion

Hey Y'all!  I hope each of you had a great weekend.  Ours was wonderful and I took several naps...had a lot of sleep to catch up on!
Starting tomorrow, I'll be documenting our CLEAN SWEEP at The Doublewide.  It's gotten out of hand....the clutter has been there too long...I haven't had company in forever...My husband just sighs and shakes his head....I don't want to feel confined and stuck inside for the summer...etc. I found something in one of the cabinets and it HIT me...Like MAJOR lightbulb moment..."I'm gonna make this into a pincushion." 
So I did....
Here's how I made it:
Find an old goblet or some other type holder and spray paint it...Sorry I don't have a picture of it just spray painted, but you can tell in the final picture..this one gave me my inspiration:

Then hot glue some stuffing or batting down in the bottom like this:
Get an old "tomato" pincushion,
Trace top rim of the goblet and cut just a little larger than the rim.  Use any fabric you'd like and hot glue it to the tomato.  It doesn't matter if you get the bottom covered or not as you won't be able to see it.
Then hot glue the covered tomato into the goblet by dabbing hot glue onto the bottom of the tomato and then squishing it onto the batting/stuffing.

Add some lace, embellishments, and some pins and you're all done!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pillowcase Apron

Hey Y'all!  Before I explain this post's title, I need to let you know ONE THING:SCHOOL IS OUT!!! let's get down to business.
I have recently found some vintage pillowcases at yard sales and thrift stores.  I LOVE them and today I have found another use for them!
I made a pillowcase apron.  I sewed the pillowcase up, added some lace around the edges, and then cut a long strip from the top of an old chenille bedspread (also a thrift find), folded it in half and sewed it to the top of the apron to be used as a tie.
I LOVE this and think I'm on to something here! Can't wait to actually have the time to sew at home now and make lots of fun things!
We've got a graduation pool party to go to tomorrow and I'm looking forward to a little rest and relaxation!
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Part 1 of Our TN Vacation!

On our first morning of our Tennessee trip with our friends, we went to the BEST restaurant I've found EVER!  This place was called THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER!  Click here for the link if you'd like..
Here was our menu for the day:
Our wonderful friends and hosts for the weekend: Freddie and Kay

Robbie enjoying a game of checkers before we waited.
Cute Thang!
Posing for the camera in front of the front door
Robbie and Big Daddy--Ain't they precious?!
This bear was bigger than Robbie
HOMEMADE Yeast Rolls!
Real churned butter too!
MY plate!
Robbie loved his mashed potatoes!
My strawberry cheesecake and coffee!

Freddie and Kay enjoying the meal!
Robbie and his flag that they were handing out
for Memorial Day Weekend.
Beautiful Scenery
GORGEOUS, right?!!
This is how we ALL felt after filling our bellies
and needing a good long nap!


Be back tomorrow with more!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quick and Easy

Hey Y'all!  I have a great recipe that the former Home Economics teacher left in her files for me!
It's called PIZZA PUFFS and it's so quick and easy to make, that I actually feel comfortable letting my middle school students make it.
Here's how it goes:
Take a can of regular canned biscuits (not the flaky ones and not the giant ones)
Cut them into quarters and dip them into pizza sauce.  I found it in a pint jar at Wally World for 58 cents!
Spread them into a pan or pie dish after they've been dunked and all slathered up with the pizza sauce.
Add your toppings of choice and then cover with cheese.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes and that's it!
Seriously...try it....add lots of good stuff like mushrooms, ground beef, pepperoni, onions, etc. 
I promise you won't be disappointed and it's so yummy!
I'll be here with pictures from our trip to Tennessee Monday.  It's been so crazy and this coming week is the last week of school for the kids.  I have to work three workdays after that, but I'm excited about this year winding down.