Friday, July 31, 2009

My first RS redo's

Hello everyone!Well I got the makeover bug.My blogging friends give me such inspiration.I just love all the wonderful makeovers and now when I go antiquing I search for things that can be redone.So here's just a short post on my first resale shop makeovers.The first item is a jar I found at my favorite resale shop and happens to be where I work

When this came in I saw potential and I knew axactly what I wanted to do with it.

I sanded the lid,painted it black let that dry,painted dried basil green over that then sanded.Put a coat of dark walnut over that and WAHLAH!

Then I went to APP and looked under crafts and one of the girls on there so graciously had free labels to download and print. Thanks so much Manda!I wanted a darker label so I took a brown paper bag and cut a piece out of it the same size as a regular size paper to fit in the printer.Then I printed the label out on that and cut.Used mod podge on the back of the label then went over it with mod podge after I attached it to the jar. Here it is all done.Not sure what I want to put in it yet but I really luv how it turned out.

My second makeover is this cutting board I found at a local antique store.I sanded it so that paint would stick.Painted it black.Let that dry and sanded it off to give that used look.Then took dark walnut stain over that and here it is....................................

This was so much fun.Thanks so much friends for such great inspiration.It's great taking inexpensive things and turning them into something that you love.Have a great day!Until next time,

Monday, July 27, 2009

My New Finds

Good morning everyone! Well yesterday my DH and I went for a lil road trip.We ended up in Sandwich.Go figure! All the places we went into had sales going on.All but one shop.Here are a few pics of the things I purchased.I think my favorite is the lil basket.
Jug lamp,lil stool,buttocks basket and sugar bucket

Cherish yesterday,Dream tomorrow,Live today stitchery

Old bucket and sifter

This is a towel rack but I turned it over and used it to hold my treen cutting board and old slicers.I hung it above my cooktop.
I am going to try and get some full size pics of the rooms now that they are getting closer to being done.I would love to get a better camera first.My camera is a lil outdated.It doesn't take very good pics or maybe it's just the person taking the pics,LOL!
Everyone have a great day.
Until next time,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Chicken Chimis

Good morning everyone.I just thought I would share this delicious recipe with all of my blogging buds out there.I have been wanting to make these for awhile after finding the recipe in my new Gooseberry Patch cookbook.This is the first of many that I have found in this wonderful book. Chicken Chimis
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts,cooked and shredded
salt,pepper and garlic salt to taste
1 Tablespoon butter
10 8" flour tortillas
8 oz package shredded monterey jack cheese
6 green onions chopped
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Toppings-sour creme,salsa,guacamole

First of all I doubled this recipe.Are they kidding? only 2 chicken breasts!My family happens to be big eaters.I boiled my chicken first but you can microwave it also.I let it cool a bit and then shredded with 2 forks. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings.Heat butter in large skillet,add chicken and saute 3 minutes(I like my chicken done so I turned it and cooked another 3 minutes).Spoon chicken evenly onto tortillas.Top with cheese and green onions;fold up sides and roll up,burrito style.Heat oil in large skillet on med high heat and add rolled up tortillas & saute until golden brown.Watch very carefully so they don't get too brown.I just put 2 at a time in the skillet.This made 8 chimis but I put quite abit of chicken in each one.Serve with choice of toppings.
These were YUMMO! I used shredded lettuce, salsa and sour creme,extra cheese and served with mexican rice.I wanted refried beans but didn't have any on hand.
That's it for now. Hope someone out there tries these.It really is a super easy quick dinner and is very good.Until next time,

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We are back

Hi all my blogging friends.Just wanted to let everybody know we are back safe and sound from our lil mini vacation to Wisconsin. We went up there for the weekend and did some camping and river tubing.It was the first year we were able to go and we had a great time.I didn't really want to come home.Well maybe to shower cuz I was getting a lil ripe.I love camping but that part of it I don't like.

Here is a picture of my DH(Steve),our friend Duey(Mike) his wife Uli,what a sweetheart and our friend Scott.Mike and Steve were friends in high school.I just luv this picture.Uli looks so little,which she is,but when she is standing with the guys,she looks like she was being invaded by the three giants.Here is just one group on the river.There were about 50 of us.It really was a kewl site to see all of us floating down the river.
Well I probly wont be posting much this week.I have to work everyday except Friday.I will check in and see what all my blogging buddies are doing though.Everyone have a great week,Until next time!Sherri

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MJ-Gone Too Soon

OK OK I know this is the second post for the day.It's rainy and cruddy outside so thought I would post this song.I love Michael Jackson and when I was watching 20.20 last night,they brought up the song that he wrote for Princess Diana.It gave me goosebumps to listen to it.I grew up listening to MJ and the Jackson Five.I remember putting on there album and singing and dancing.It brings back so many memories.My favorite back then was Ben.Now I don't know what my favorite is.He has so many good ones.I think on the top of my list is" You are not alone".That gives me goosebumps to listen to that one too.So in honor of Michael Jackson I want to post this song.

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Pump fountain

Hello all my bloggin buddies.Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.The weather here was awful.It rained all day.All the events were cancelled.Although some of the fireworks around the area still went on.We stayed home and had the family over.It turned out to be a very nice time.We stayed in and played cards and listened to my dad tell us about some of his childhood memories.It's always so interesting when he tells us about some of the things he did.He and my mom both lived way down in the Kentucky mountains.One day he decided he was tired of waiting for his mom,my gramma,to order some things from Sears that he had been wanting.So,being the lil stinker he was,he got the order form out himself.I believe he said he was only 6 or 7 years old,and he filled it out alright.Everyday he would go down to the local store and see if his order came.When it finally did get there,the people down at the local store couldn't believe it.He had ordered a bicycle and a whole lot of toys.There were boxes and boxes of stuff.It's so funny to hear him tell it.There are so many stories that my mom and dad tell us about when they were growing up.My mom was a tomboy.She had a twin brother and she would protect him.There entertainment was climbing the mountains.She tells us about all the snakes they would see up in the mountains and it's so hard to believe that they never got bitten.Well sorry for the rambling.Now on to my reason for the post.
On Sunday the weather was beautiful.My DH and I worked in the yard.We got our pump fountain installed and I just wanted to share.We don't have the mulch down yet so you can see the tubing and electrical cord.Just pretend they aren't there,LOL!As you can tell we have been doing a little landscaping also.Our very nice neighbor is a landscape designer and he was kind enough to draw up a plan.We did get the front pretty much done except for the mulch.We still need to get a few more things for the side of the garage.We had all that area done and then we had the fire.When we started the new house,everything had to be dug up and moved and some of them didn't make it.Next year we are planning on building a deck and doing the landscaping in the back.When we get the mulch down,I will post more pics.Here are a couple of pics of the fountain.The pump we found at a flea market in Sandwich IL. are flea markets once a month,April thru September each year.
Well that's it for today.Hope everyone has a great day and great rest of the week,Until next time :0),