Saturday, July 19, 2014

Homemade Ice Cream

It was time to get the ice cream maker out, and make some simple classic
vanilla ice cream. There is nothing better then homemade ice cream. It just
taste better to me then store bought. This recipe only calls for four ingredients.
You can top it with anything you like!! you can add chopped cookies or your 
favorite candy during the last 5 minutes of mixing. Sometimes i add a scoop of 
peanut butter. Oh boy is that good. Everything in moderation!!! 

 I like mine with fresh blueberries!!!

 1 cup whole milk
 3/4 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
2 cups heavy cream (Well chilled)
1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer or a whisk to combine the milk and sugar until the milk
is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes on low speed. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Turn machine
on, pour mixture into freezer bowl through ingredient spout and let mix until thickened about
25-30 minutes.

 So creamy!!!

I put it in the freezer for about 4 hours and it was ready to go!!! Don't tell anyone but 
i like mine before it goes in the freezer:))

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


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Thursday, July 17, 2014


Sunflowers are so beautiful to look at!! They make us happy.....
I made a pretty arrangement for the table... Pretty:))

                                                             Hope you have a happy day!!!! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Diy Fabric Wall Art

This is an affordable, and easy diy project. It's nice that you can create your 
own personal style in any room. I'm always drawn to flowers. Anything with
flowers always gets my attention. I had this fabric stashed away, and i knew 
i would find some use for it eventuality. It s a pretty and soft fabric. A little
touch muted. It found it's place above the mantle. This was a super easy project.

  I'm still in love with my pottery barn sectional. For some reason i don't show too many
picture's of my living room.


  I had this picture. I think i found it at the thrift shop. I had it at one time above the mantle
  in the fall. It's the perfect size frame. I painted the frame cottage white and went over it with
  mocha glaze.Valspar mocha glaze and Behr satin cottage white paint are my very favorites.
  I use the two on a lot of projects.

   Once i got all the staples out it was clear sailing. I just cut the fabric to fit and
   stapled it on. I put the fabric right over the canvas. 

                                                                      Have a great day!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brass Table Lamps Before and After

I always see old, heavy, brass lamps at garage sales, and the thrift shop. No one
seems to want them. I spotted these old brass lamps at the thrift shop. For the last
few weeks i have seen them sitting on the table. People seem to walk right by them.
I always take a quick look at them, and keep going about my business. As i walk by 
them i think to myself they wouldn't look half bad if they were painted. I did love the
lines, and shape of the lamps, but for $25.00 each ....I don't think so. Every two weeks
the thrift shop has a sale. Some items are 50% off. Some 75% off. As i took my weekly
walk through the thrift store, there were the brass lamps with the ticket 75% off . Now
we're talking!! They came home with me.  With a little TLC they're looking good!! It does
take some work, but that's what i like to do. 


 I already had the lamp shades so that saved me money. I bought the shades at Lowe's a few
years ago.

   The are a cream color. I used gloss spray paint.

  I always have this primer on hand. I bought two cans of gloss spray paint. The top is the color.
I gave them a light coat of primer first. Them two coats of paint. I used both cans of paint.

                                                           Total project cost... A little less then $20.00.
                                                           With the lamps being 75% off it was a real bargain.
                                                           If you like this look check out the brass lamps at yard

                                                               Have a great day!!!!


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