Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My first try at pantry boxes and new cookbook

Hello everyone.I hope you are having a nice Tuesday.I wanted to share this with my crafting friends.I absolutely love old pantry boxes and when Char over at The Pickled Pepper Patch http://charsethman.blogspot.com/2009/06/tuesdays-tutorial.html had a tutorial on how to make these,I knew I had to try.Besides the fact that when I went to Hobby Lobby all the paper mache was on sale which I took as a sign.I thought they turned out pretty good for my first try.

This is the top box

This is the middle box
This is the bottom box ......I know the suspense is killin ya..........................................................................................................

Here they are all put together.
Now for my second part of my post.I was so excited when the mail came today.I got my Gooseberry Patch cookbook in the mail.Just like Carey over at http://americangirlprimitivesnsuch.blogspot.com/ I too luv cookbooks.But not only did I get the cookbook but I also got for free this insulated casserole cover.Yippee! I can't wait to sit down and look at my new book.I will study it from front to back.I know there is going to be lots of great family recipes that I can't wait to try.Until next time:0)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My new finds

Good morning everyone! This past weekend my DH and I headed off to the Third Sunday Market.Now if there is anyone out there that is from central Illinois,you will know it was a terrible day weather wise.It rained and was very humid.Needless to say I wasn't really in the mood to shop.I know,I know it's hard to believe I wasn't in the mood to shop.Anyway, I did happen to find this ivory color antique sugar bucket and it was exactly the size I needed to almost finish off my collection.I also found this wreath with the bird for my front porch.I will probably replace my americana wreath that's on the door after the fourth.After we left the market we had some time to kill before meeting the family for dinner at Cracker Barrel.So seeing how we had all this time on our hands, I figured why not go to Country Gingham?One of my most favorite places to shop and it was air conditioned!Well I didn't buy a whole lot there either which is really hard to believe.I did find this little colonial mirror and hung it above my antique high chair in the entry.Well I better get off of here for now it's my day off and have lots to get done.Everyone have a great day,Until next time!:0)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's been a year

It's hard to believe but Saturday was the one year anniversary of our fire.We have come along way in just a year.I am not sure reflecting back now how I actually survived.I know the help of others helped tremendously.I love my new home but still really miss our old house.Sure not as much as when it first happened but those overwhelming feelings of loss are still there.I suppose it's a grieving thing as bad as losing a loved one.I don't know if those feelings are ever going to go away.I have posted pics in honor of our old house and a picture of the new house in honor of all the new memories being made.

New house Old house

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blog Award

I received an email from Sharon over at http://primthymesblog.blogspot.com/.

She gave me a sweet award.Thanks so much Sharon for my very first award.

I would luv to send this to all my blogging friends but time is not on my side right now so in honor of this award,I am passing this on to only a few of my favorite blogs.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My first pantry cakes

Hello everyone.I just wanted to share what I have been doing.I finally made some of these cute lil pantry cakes.I bought the molds at a local antique shop awhile back.When Char over at The pickled pepper patch posted her faux pantry cake recipe,I knew this was the recipe for me,easy! Thanks Char! I think they turned out pretty good for my first try.I think my next batch I am not going to put as much spices on the outside.It was so funny when my DH came in last night and they were on the counter.He picked it up and said they looked good enough to eat.They actually do look just like lil cinnamon cakes.

Here they are after I took them out of the molds.I have to admit,My DH had to help me with this part.They weren't coming out very easy,so he told me to put them in hot water and after little pounding they popped right out.
Here they are all spiced up on top of my old board with cheesecloth underneath.

with my screen that I made.
Everyone have a great day! Until next time,SHERRI

Monday, June 15, 2009

New ebay auctions

Hello everyone.Just wanted to post this really quickly.I have to get ready for work.I have listed some things on ebay.If you go to the very bottom of the page you can view my slideshow.It didn't turn out the way I wanted but it will do for now.Just go to http://www.ebay.com/
and under advanced search put in my user id which is macknsnstuff. Thanks everyone,Hope you have a wonderful day,Until next time,Sherri

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My new signs from Lisa

Hello everyone.Well it turned out to be a beautiful day here in central Illinois.They were calling for rain but it must have missed us.It's a gorgeous 81 degrees.Kind of cloud covered but that's OK. as long as it's not raining. I was so excited when the mail came today. My signs from Lisa are here and as I promised her,I am posting pictures.I just luv how primitive they look.Thanks so much Lisa for the great customer service. If anyone is interested in any of her perfectly prim signs here is the link http://primsbylisa.blogspot.com/

I put this one in my green cupboard with all my treenware and pottery

This one I put in my newly painted brown cupboard in the entry

Monday, June 8, 2009

Siding Hooks

Hi everyone! I just had to share what I have found over the weekend.Siding hooks! I have been wanting to hang my sign on my porch but didn't want to put a hole in the siding.If I had only found these BEFORE I had hung my twiggy wreath with a nail :0(. I didn't even know these things existed. So,being the curious person that I am and knowing you can pretty much find anything on ebay,I searched for siding hooks.What do you know,there they were. I know this is probly a silly post but I was just so excited to know there was such a thing.I also thought maybe there were others out there that didn't even know these existed.So happy hook finding everyone.Hope this helps,until next time,Sherri

Look,NO HOLES.It just slips under the piece of siding.Isn't it amazing?!

The greatest invention ever made,hehehe!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Antique cupboard redo

Hi again everyone. A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to paint my green antique cupboard. I painted the outside brownstone by Old century paints and dry brushed black over the top.The inside is linen white with a stain over it.



This is a picture of the entire entry wall. I still need to do some tweaking.I want to get something for above the high chair and the bench needs something else.I would luv to know what everyone thinks.Wether good:0) or bad:0(
Until next time,Sherri

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Patriotic New Look and Porch Pics

Hello everyone. I took the plunge and took about an hour or so out of my day to get this new look.Whew,didn't think I would ever get that one figured out but glad I did.It was well worth the trouble. Hope you like,:0)!
I have been a busy lil bee.I had my sons graduation party this past weekend.It went well.We had beautiful weather.Sunday I just layed around and recuperated.Yesterday I worked all day and this morning felt like I was hit by a mack truck. Today,I have been trying to catch up with all my blog friends.Honestly,I was doing so much catch up that I don't even remember where I found this album but boy am I glad I found it.Check out this home.http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/572535542ZWeACe
Well isn't it a good one?I thought so. She has some great collections. I also absolutely love the colors she has used thru out her home.
Now I want to share some pics of my front porch.My blog header is one of them.This is the wreath I made for the front door.I have been wanting something for the door and didn't want to pay a fortune.I found this flag at an antique shop.I had the wreath,picks and greenery so didn't cost me much.My kind of decorating.

This picture is of the bucket bench I found on ebay.I bought it intending to put it in the entry but when I got it home I thought it looked nice on the porch. I just used all my watering cans instead of buckets.Well that's it for now.Hope you enjoyed my new pics.Until next time,SHERRI