Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bailey's Irish Cream Pot of Gold Cupcake Recipe

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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and to celebrate the occasion, this Irish lass is baking  Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes to celebrate and I'm sharing the recipe with you! They've got a hint of cinnamon and are topped with Bailey's butter cream icing.  They're  easy to bake, and for those of you who would rather not use alcohol, I have found that Irish Cream coffee creamer makes a good substitute for the Bailey's. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Product Review: Fusion Mineral Paint, General Finishes Gel Stain,Gel Topcoat

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Today I'm reviewing three different products that you have probably been hearing a lot about: Fusion Mineral Paint and General Finishes Gel Stain (Java) and Gel TopCoat. These are the products that I used to make over this sweet little book table for a customer. 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

10 Minute Makeover: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed White Wax

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                                                                     Ten minutes.  
                                                                                                                                                   Literally. 

That's exactly how long it took for me to make over the frames on these two fabulous owl prints using Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Graphite" and some Miss Mustard Seed White Wax.  

                                                                          Ten minutes.... including the four minutes that it took me to put the tape around them so that I didn't make a big mess all over the glass.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hand Made Flower Seed Paper Plantable Heart Favors

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Today I'd like to show you how to make a fun and Eco-friendly way to celebrate love: Plantable flower seed heart favors made from hand made paper.  Sure, Valentine's Day is just around the corner but these recycled paper hearts would make great favors for wedding guests, bridal showers or Mother's day brunch and making hand made paper is a great kids craft too! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

French Farmhouse Update: Lighting and Door Hardware Selections

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I've spent the last few days finalizing light fixtures and bathroom fixtures and door hardware for Phase 2 of the renovation here at the farmhouse. Phase 2 of this renovation is going to be extensive and involved.  Have you ever heard the old adage, "It's going to get worse before it gets better"?

                                                                                                                           Welcome to "worse".

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day Door Decoration Feather Cupid Wings and Arrows

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I thought that I'd try something different on my front door for Valentine's day this year. Instead of a wreath, I chose fluffy white feather "cupid wings" to go with the DIY gold cupid arrows arrows and quiver that I made a few weeks ago.

Monday, February 2, 2015

American Paint Company Paint and Wax Review: Piano Bench Makeover

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Today, I'd like to introduce you to yet another furniture paint brand: American Paint Company clay/chalk/mineral based paint and clear wax.  I'm using the color "Dollar Bill", a beautiful medium blue green (slightly more gray than MMS Kitchen Scale and more blue than Annie Duck Egg) and "Home Plate"  a warm neutral white (a good compare to MMS Ironstone or Annie Old White) with clear wax to make over a piano bench.