Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So I'm looking at my shiny gold brass kitchen cabinet knobs the other day, thinking......."oh, you just do not go anymore!" However, I wasn't ready to go plunk down $3 or $4 a knob to get new ones, especially considering I'd need 44!!!! Yes, 44 of those babies. So I said to myself...."Self, the shape of the knobs is fine, why not try a can of paint....?" Oh, such a lightbulb moment for me! I also said to my hubby, "I really don't like these, and I'm just going to try to spray paint them, ok??".....knowing full well that if I ruined them, well, uh, yes, there are FORTY- FOUR of them.
So I gave it a whirl!
Here's the lovely before....and I stuck them all in florist foam, because I am all about re-purposing and re-using!
So now I begin to spray them with Rustoleum Brown Hammered Metal Spray Paint......love it!
And yes, you'll see that I also spray painted another THING in the background. That, my friends, is another post! So this is what my kitchen cabinet knobs NOW look like....and now I am having my "aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh" moment...just right!
Ok, I don't know WHY but blogger flipped this picture!! Anyone know how I can flip it now that it's posted?????? ugh. Well, anyway, you can see what a difference it makes and how much better it goes with the granite countertop that is now showing on the right hand side of the photo, but is really truly on TOP of the countertop!!! I promise!
Now, I am off to see what container I can stuff that spray painted foam into!! ;)
*****Edited to add......I have a new friend blogging....she will add some beauty to the blogworld! She is a silk flower designer, and she creates some GORGEOUS arrangments.....no "poor, somebody kill this faux arrangement!" designs from her! Check her out at Designs on 47th Street and let her know I sent you her way. She needs encouragement to keep up the great work! Shout out to Donna! Love you, girl!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.Robert Collier
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.Owen Feltham
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.Henry W. Longfellow
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.Mary Shelley
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Anyway, I got to thinking about how much I love my coffee in the morning, and wondered what the rest of the blogging world likes...and how you like it. I love my coffee with a splash of Land of Lakes non-fat half and half, and an envelope of Splenda. I do enjoy some flavored coffees, but some of them taste too chemical-y.......I will add a splash of a flavored syrup every once in a while, but mostly I just like it with my regular half and half and splenda. I do enjoy tea sometime, too, but I NEED my coffee every morning. Can you say addiction?? But back to teas....I like chai tea, and some of the fruity ones, a good Earl Grey and a minty one from time to time. If it's really cold, a good herbal tea before bedtime is nice, too.
So what about you? A coffee drinker or a tea drinker? Maybe only hot chocolate? And how do you like your coffee???
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
reminded me of a great recipe to share!
Creamy Pumpkin Dip
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 (16 oz.) pkg. powdered sugar, sifted
1 (16 oz.) can pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
Mix until creamy. Serve with gingersnaps or shortbread cookies. Makes a large amount so plan to share! Enjoy and be inspired!
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
In fact, did you know there is a whole world of Sharpie Art out there??? Check here for another artist who does fantastic work with a handful of those permanent markies we all love! Go to www.justineashbee.com to see her work.
It's been a birthday week here at the SI casa. Both of my younger children had birthdays this week. She turned 17 and he turned 19.......golly gee. How can that be?
Well, anyway, he came home from college (first visit home, gee I've missed him!) to spend the weekend 'o celebration. She's really missed him, too, and we will celebrate yet again for her. They are great kids and we are so proud of them!
They are fun, and funny, and love the Lord. They are athletic and love Ultimate Frisbee! They love laughter and are enjoyable to be with. I think I"ll keep 'em! ;)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
that's rain......That's the rain in my KITCHEN.....and you can't see the trash can catching it.........wish you would get here before Friday. Surely it won't rain all day, or all week........sigh. (I may be having my own BAIL out here pretty soon......!)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Perhaps I really HAVE learned how to do it!! Thanks to Darlene, who learned from the Duchess ! Aren't we something?
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us , and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him bless HIS name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, And His faithfulness to all generations!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I served it yesterday at a Girls Shopping Day Event and everyone that tasted it asked for the recipe....um, hum, THAT good. So I thought I'd send out a little bloggy love by sharing it with ya'll too....
Corn Walnut Dip
Makes about 4 1/3 cups-- Prep time 20 minutes, other 1 hour (to chill)
Green chilies and cumin add a Southwest flavor to this cream-cheese based dip. Cumin is the traditional southwestern spice that adds a pungent, earthy taste.
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (strongly recommended that you use fresh lemon juice in this highly rated dip. You'll need about 2 medium lemons).
1 T. ground cumin
1 t. salt
1 t. ground red pepper
1 t. black pepper
1 (8oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chilies, undrained
3 green onions, chopped
Garnish: green onion curls
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; gradually add lemon juice, beating well.
Add cumin and next 3 ingredients, beating well. Stir in corn and remaining ingredients. Cover and chill at least one hour. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips. Garnish, if desired. Enjoy and be inspired!