Thursday, April 24, 2014

28 Things

1. It's that time of year.

2. When you feel like you are working your A$$ off and you seemingly have nothing to show for it.

3. But I've been working. Stooping. Pulling. Cutting. Raking. Filling bags with stuff for the yard debris pickup.





4. I DID clean the garage.




5. This doesn't look clean to most people I am sure.

6. Don't you see all that space?

7. I also helped Beckie move all of her store into one small little nook and a few closets.
 

8. Then I helped her paint the floor of the store.
 




9. It looks better. Like 100 times better. Like awesome.
 

10. I planted some pansies. 




11. Planting pansies is something I never do. I'm usually too busy doing other things. See thing #3.
 

12. The jury is out on the pansies. If they don't fill out it won't be worth the $7.00 I spent.
 




13. The jury is in on using the milk can tops as a planter. I like it.
 

14. I will get some spillers to put in them for the summer.




15. I also planted some rosemary. I always plant it in the garden, but this year I planted it in buckets.
 


16. I spend too much time wandering around the garden - considering there is not much there yet.



17. I take great hope from little bitty green buds.




18. And first feeling, then seeing hostas come through is one of the joys of my life.



19. That doesn't say much about my life.

20. I still have my winter mantle up.

21. Having your winter mantle up and a spring mantle in my mind is too much limbo for me.

22. But it doesn't make me actually do anything about it.

23. It's time to transplant and plant some succulents.

24. I no longer have a chop-saw in my kitchen.  WhooHoo!!!!



25. I'm winding up to make a big-ass cake this weekend.

26. It's not for me.

27. I think my azaleas did not like 90+ inches of snow and all those really cold days...



28. And maybe my roses didn't like it so much either.



That's it. 

By the way...28 is my favorite number. Then 2. Then 8.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bubble Bread

We had a little Easter brunch on Saturday.

I know. Easter is on Sunday. But Mr. Quirky had to be at the airport early Sunday morning so Saturday was the day.

Bubble Bread is normally reserved for Christmas morning. I feel a little guilty because I've already had it twice since Christmas.




But it's SOOOO GOOOOOOD!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Eastlake Dresser Makeover With MMS Milk Paint

Happy Thursday!

A while back I painted a dresser. 

This dresser had been hanging out in a stack of furniture in the back room at Vera's Daughter.  I had been wanting to paint it for months. I had this vision for a pale yellow underneath lavender.





Becky, the owner of Vera's Daughter is a Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint dealer and teacher. We agreed that I could get the look I want using Linen underneath Dried Lavender. 


Monday, April 14, 2014

Homemade Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies!

I've got to be honest.

These homemade Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies rocked my cake/cookie/brownie/ice cream lovin world.

My advise to you ...




Because there is no reason to go one more day without a Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

28 Things



1.  Still cleaning here. The fun of it comes and goes. Mostly goes.

2.  We're having some occasional pretty days which feel a little bit like heaven.

3.  Saturday was one of those days and I took some time to do some dethatching in the yard.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Bunny Bunting

Hello! Happy weekend!

This is bunting/banner/garland number two.





Aren't these fun burlap colors?


I ordered a lot of spring colors from Online Fabric Store when they had their burlap sale.

I kind of went burlap crazy.

And I'm not even a burlap chick.

This was going to be easy.

Just trace the bunny, cut it out, glue on a button for the eye, cut a fleece poof for the tail, glue it on, and string them together with twine.





But this burlap is very loosely woven and was really floppy.

I should have put some ModPodge on it before I cut it out. 

That would have helped it hold its shape.

But I did not.

When I realized that I had floppy (gasp) bunnies I decided to cut out felt to sew on to the back of the burlap.

Fortunately I had all the right colors from the Easter Egg Banner I made previously.

I just stitched it on with a running stitch.

This is a running stitch:
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These bunnies are way more fun than the ones that eat up your garden in the spring.





And they don't poop.













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