Sunday, May 26, 2013

Made a Banner and Pepperoni Dip


Hello everyone! Are you having a nice weekend? A little cool here so no swimming or boating but we are going to my bff's cookout! First I want to show you what I made while I made the Pepperoni Dip…which is so darn easy and tastes just wonderful!

TA DA!!!

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Isn’t it cute? I just used what I had, the scrap book paper is what I bought on sale for the kids to use that I keep in their special drawer in my hutch and the string is just some gray Bakers string! The chippy window came from my brother-in-law’s parents garage and can I say heavy, wow! Anyway, I had it hung above my potting bench and this year decided to use it on the mantle in stead!

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I found these bottles with the seashells on clearance a couple months back and thought they would go well on here for summer!

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I moved both bottles on the books, I think it looks better.

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I found this sea glass with the shells at Marshall’s… they smell like Lemon Grass!

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Now for the pepperoni dip:

Pepperoni… sliced into quarters

Bagels…I use plain ones also sliced into quarters

One can of Crème of mushroom soup

8oz of crème cheese…let soften

Mix altogether and put in glass pan

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until the sides are brown/gold and bubbly!

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I like mine brown/gold and bubblySmile

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The bagels are cut in quarters and used to scoop up the pepperoni dip! Your guys will love this…honest!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Party Time @ Three Mango Seeds

The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming

Monday Funday @ Creatively Living

Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Budget Decorating Party @ Creative Cain Cabin

Give Me the Goods Party @ Better with Age

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Ranch

Inspiration Exchange @ Ella Claire

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style





Yardsales at Pike Days

I do love it when there are so many yardsales that you can’t decide which one to go to first. That’s what it was like last weekend.
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Yardsale after Yardsale!
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Here’s what I found…
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An Ironstone gravy boat, I saw it on a table surrounded by other glassware and picked it up keeping my fingers crossed that it might be ironstone. It’s very used and grazed and I’ve been having fun putting it here and there.
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Like here with the old bottles.
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Or here with the tarnished silver plate, btw it only cost me .25, can you believe it?
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For some odd reason I have these four vases, every time I see one I have to get it, I think it’s the little handles on the sides of them that gets
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I found this one at the estate sale along with the McCoy Pottery'.

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I’ve been looking for these type of pictures for a while and got them each for .50 a piece! One is labeled April and the other is July!
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I leave you with this pic of my summer vignette for the coffeetable. Ironstone bowl filled with shells from Marshall’s, white wicker tray from a church sale and the blue glass jar with jute on sale at TJMaxx!
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I’m joining these great parties:
Feathered Nest Friday
Home Sweet Home
Show and Tell
Be Inspired
Catch as Catch Can
Frugal Friday
Flaunt it Friday
Friday Frugal Finds

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cloche and Something Industrial

Happy Hump Day to you! The weeks seem to be flying by, beautiful weather but we are supposed to get some really bad storms later, hopefully not like OKC, I pray for those people! I’ve never been in a tornado and God willing I  never will but from the news showing the devastation it is mind boggling!
My new cloche!
I’ve used Dollar Tree chocolate, candy candles in it with a DT dolie, plus the cloche itself is from the a yardsale this past weekend.
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It was never taken out of the box.
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Only paid $4.00 for it!
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So cute and petite!
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Thanks for stopping by, always glad you do! I hope your having a wonderful week!
Whoops! I almost forgotSmile I bought this file thingy at an antique mall in N.C. last February and just painted it with Valpar / Polar Star and distressed it!
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Cloche Party Time
House Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Open House Party

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Estate Sale & McCoy Pottery

Hello everyone! Did you have a great weekend? I know I did because we had National Pike Days here. I was out Friday and Saturday. What was great also was the weather perfect for yard sales!
While out I found an estate sale…
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I spent $11.00 while there! I found three pieces of McCoy pottery…  #1
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I put them on my mother’s end table that I have in the diningroom…
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I added to my clock collection too while there, I was lucky to find the darker face one.
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Next post I’ll show what I found at the yard sales, it was a glorious two days, so stay tune for that!
I’ll be at these parties:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Inspire Me
Budget Decorating
Tuesday’s Treasures

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Chalkboard Paint Backsplash

Did you ever want to try something but didn’t know if it would work out but knew if it didn’t it would be easy to do over?
That’s what I decided to do with the chalkboard paint, I thought why not, I still have the beadboard wallpaper I can use over it if I don’t like it. So here it is…
Just fooling around with the chalk


Than I got a little fancy with the chalk! I’m not very good with it but I love the look of it!

I just threw this up there before I took pictures:)
I still have the other side of the kitchen to do but have to wait until Stush tapes it off for me. We also have to get trim for where it ends.


This is what it looked like after I had seasoned it.
I’m liken it, even my husband likes it too!
I’m partying at:
Frugalicious Friday

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alex Sings at the Hard Rock Cafe

Monday evening Stush and I went to see our granddaughter Alexandra sing and play keyboard at the Hard Rock Cafe , Station Square! Here she is…
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She sang a song from the movie Les Miserables and I wish I would have got more pictures of her but I wanted to enjoy the moment with her. To be just 9 years old and have the self confidence to get up on stage to me is an accomplishment in itself!
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Alex takes voice and piano lessons…
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She was the youngest participant to perform that night.
This young lady sang a Shania Twain song and was very good at it!

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He played the drums. All of the students were good and entertaining and the place was packed!
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Alex and Nicholas with dad!
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With mom too!

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Thanks Alex for giving us such a nice evening and watching you soar!

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Sharing at Wow Us Wednesday
Open House Party