Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Eat Cake"...

...I love to eat cake no matter what it is served in but how fun would it be if you had this to greet you every time you went for a piece!
I started with an "antique" cake dome I found...
Painted it some bright happy colors - with polka dots of course, but the possibilities are endless - monograms, scenery, family stick figures, seasonal - oh my

...Don't forget to dress up the knob...

...put a coat of varnish on it to protect it (I don't paint the base for food safety) and TADA - simple, simple but oh so cute!

Now tell me, who wants some cake?
Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring...

yes, today is the first day of spring and I know we are all ready for a lil' cheer. The sun was shining here today and I hope it is shining in your hearts as well.
Enjoy each and every day - it is indeed a blessing.
God Bless,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's that time again... time for Easter Salt Dough

I feel like you all probably get tired of hearing me talk about salt dough ornaments. But I get so many e-mails (which I loooooove hearing from you all) about how to make them. So as usual, I haven't got to make any for myself yet - this is a picture from last year. But I'm just reminding you to give you some ideas while you are preparing for the upcoming season.
Now, since I don't have enough smarts to "link-up" to the post from last year with all the instructions - I'll give you the long way around - go to the history section in the side bar and click on March of 2009 and it'll be there. Maybe one of my super smart computer friends out there can tell me how to link to it without re posting it. I am not computer savvy.
Some spring Salt Dough ideas: eggs, nest, birds, chicks, baskets, flowers, carrots, bunnies and the list goes on.
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"What's In Store" Wednesday...

...well, my friends - I'm sorry my posts have been a lil' thin lately but this greenhouse is keeping us hopping - not much time for anything else. Today we got in the "sea" of ferns you see here...(this is before I got them unbagged and hung up) but I love a "sea" of green.
But one thing that did come in this week that I'm excited to tell you about are these neat signs...some large, some small - but I love the messages on them all.

And no matter what style home you have - I think they "fit".
I hope to check in again real soon - gotta keep plantin' right now though!
Have a great week everybody!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Prettying" up the Porch...

O.k. I know - "prettying" is not a word - but you know what I mean. Well today I decided I've got to do something to liven this place up. It's still cold - the wind is blustery and it was cloudy for most of the day. But the sun peeked through just about 5:00 and I was ready for some color. Sooooo, a while back I was inspired by my friend, Angie (OH SUCH A VERY TALENTED LADY) over at The Happy Homebody, to make a fun lil' something for my porch. Now, this is my own version - but she got me to thinkin' - and sometimes that is dangerous - hehe.
Started out with a door I got for .99 - yes - a 99 cent cabinet door...
I used some spray paint, spray adhesive, outdoor fabric, a few nails, a wooden letter, a piece of scrap wood and some acrylic paint...

And this is what I did - Our monogram and house number in polka dots, of course...

Right beside our front door - WELCOME Sunshine - jus' enough to cast a shadow...
Next up - something new for the door - and polka dot pillows made from a 1.00 vinyl table cloth from a good ole' yard sale!
Let's all get to "prettying up our porch"!
Happy Wednesday!