Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
After scoring this jar of stories at an antique mall in Wichita Falls, I couldn't help but dump the buttons out on my parents' dining room table to sift through them and see what pretties I could make. My sister and I made stacks and glued them together with a super strong adhesive. Then I put the stacks on adjustable ring bases, upcycling the old buttons into unique vintage button rings.
There are too many rings here to keep them all for myself, so as soon as the sun comes out and the dreary weather moves out of town, I'll be outside taking some well-lit photos and adding the bling to my etsy shop. I can't wait to share these with everyone!
As a side note, when I dumped out the jar there were a few interesting goodies in there that were not buttons, including a thumbtack, some marbles, a few beads, and a few bolts. Not one to let anything go to waste, I used the thumbtacks and marbles to make some mod-looking tacks. These beauties will dress up my otherwise boring bulletin board. I made them by stacking a few buttons, much like the rings are made, and topping them off with a brightly colored marble--giving it a bit of a "handle." [See top three pretties on the right in the photo above.] The whole stack was then glued to the flat-top of the thumbtack. Voila!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
- 4 Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce
Place frozen chicken in crock pot. Dump BBQ sauce in pot. Turn on low. Come back 8 hours later and serve.
My favorite EASY side dish is sweet potatoes. I put two of them in my little crock with a tablespoon of water at the bottom and turn it on low. Four hours later, they're cooked so their insides are so smoooooooth and creamy that no butter is necessary. TaStY! Serve the chicken and potatoes with something green, like steamed asparagus. This is a homecooked meal in 8 minutes or less (other than the crock time while I'm at the office). EASY!