Thursday, May 17, 2012

 Pinterest.  I'm in love.  These are ones I've tried.  I've pinned a bunch of yummy recipes-go HERE if you want to check them out.  I'm doing weight watchers to get the last few baby pounds off and I love all the healthy recipes I've found (and some not as healthy but fun). 

 Just made one last night for this morning's breakfast and it was very filling.  Fun to make!

Excited to try these.

Oh my goodness-Banana chocolate chip muffins.  Soooo yummy.  I made these with whole wheat flour instead of white.  Next time I'll try applesauce instead of the oil.  They were amazing and the kids had fun making them.  Over 1,000 people gave them a perfect rating on

My husband and kids made red velvet pancakes for Mother's Day for me.  So so so good!  Not so good for you but super delish.  Angela told me she had these with her friends on a trip and I was dying to try them ever since.

Banana Strawberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bake. Apollo made a batch for us and Annie made one Tania's family (new mom) at the same time.  It was fun for the kids to cut the bananas and place all the ingredients to look pretty.  We put the leftovers in the fridge and heated them up later.  They were a hit.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

 Flavored Waters.

I saw some water flavored with strawberries at a yogurt place and thought it tasted refreshing and thought it looked so pretty.  I have done it a bunch of times now for barbeques, parties, and showers.  It's a nice change and super healthy.

Just slice up some fresh fruit and dump them in.  Here are some ideas of what you can add to flavor your water:
mint leaves
or a combination for a fruit punch flavor.


 They look great in any punch bowl, clear pitcher, or pretty serving dish.  The white vintage pitcher above is one I picked up from an estate sale.

Monday, May 7, 2012

DIY.  Painting on glass.

I bought this $4 brown, glass vase at the Salvation Army it transformed into a beautiful sea-blue vase.  I see things like this at stores for a lot of money.

 A little scratched up looking.

Here's how if you want to give it a try.  I loved it so much I'm going to do a lot more of it.  

Step 1...Prime it.  I used a gray (just because I had some left over from another project but you usually try to match the paint color you'll be using)-the Rust-oleum brand where you can paint on plastic too.  I did very very light coats and did a few coats until it was solidly covered.  It looked like this in the beginning.  Make sure you are a distance away and spray continuously.

This is what it looked like once it was covered with primer.                        

 Step 2...Spray paint.  I used Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch Ultra Cover.  It was the satin aqua color.  Any spray paint should work (Krylon's not my fav).  I did some light coats until it was covered well.

 Step 3...Seal it.  Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover Gloss Clear is good (it also bonds to plastic) to give the piece a glossy appearance.  This also keeps the paint from chipping.  I sprayed a few coats until it was shiny enough for me.