Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A lil spice in your life( easy spice rack)

Hey guys! Things are really coming together and then you house. It seems like it's taking for ever for me to get unpacked. Well honestly, it's not the unpacking it's the painting and fixing of all the things that I want to do before I actually bring them from the garage to the house. I'm gonna go ahead and start sharing with you a couple of the projects I've done. I have been so super busy that I didn't really take a lot of before pictures, but that's okay, it's easy simple projects that I can explain pretty well so t if you decide to do it in your home, then you know, it's pretty easy to figure out. Ok so... this first thing I did was so easy. I went to Lowes and bought a 2 x 4 and had them cut it to 19 inches three times. I went ahead and bought the already white 2 x 4 just to save myself a step from painting the price wasn't much different. I think I paid like five dollars for the 2 x 4. I also bought a small piece of molding Trim that was cut the exact same length as the 2×4 . Okay and finally the last thing I picked up while I was there was little L brackets. They came Four to a Pack, and I was doing three shelves, so I got two packs!!Now to hold my spices, I'm using mason jars! On the bottom shelf I'm using the larger mason jars. And on the top two shelves I'm using a tiny jelly jars. So needless to say I did put an extra L bracket on the bottom shelf, just because I knew it would be a little heavier than the top two shelves. Okay so here's the quick project. You already have your pieces cut, you come home to paint your trim whatever color you want. I chose a crackle white and eggplant purple. Let that dry as long as you can stand it. I admit mine was still a bit tacky but it's okay everyone knows I'm impatient. Use wood glue to attach the trim to the 2x4's and let that dry. Have your wonderfully handsome husband (or someone handy or you can do it yourself if you want ) attach the L brackets and hang it in your desired location. Fill your mason jars with wonderful spices and herbs. And now you will look forward to making dinner just so you can use all your selection of spices and herbs. Oh yeah, just one last thing to help out with labeling.I was going to make really cute tags for every jar but then I thought what is going to happen after I decide to change a spice. So I went ahead and painted the top of my mason jars with chalkboard paint and I just used chalk to write the names os spices on there. The normal pieces of chalk are hard to work with. A bit too thick to get it written on there like I wanted it, so I went and bought the chalk markers (staples has them) and they are on sale right now because of back to school. Yay! So clean out that clutter by displaying it in your kitchen. These spices and herbs are too beautiful to be stowed away. So go to Lowe's, have them do the work, paint it pretty and hang it up. Enjoy y'all ! Rock on!! Angie

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Six Flags over Georgia

It's almost back to school for my lil monkeys so today we conquer the Ultimate Quest...surviving a theme park in 90 degree weather with two boys. Sheesh, what are we thinking? We are prepared and organized(NOT)!! I did remember the tickets the boys got for being good readers in AR points. I had them fill their Dr Seuss bags with things to occupy them in our 4plus hour drive.we have pillow pets and a Thomas blanket . Yes it's a hot summer day but my husband freezes us with the air conditioner un the car. We brought an empty cooler so we can stop by Target or Walley world and fill it up with food and drinks so we save some money:) Wish us luck and hopefully I'll post pics soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I love Saturdays

Happy Saturday everyone :)WOW! What a great day today was so far! I started out the morning with a great cup of coffee, met my best friend for a trip around the town for some local yard sales, and finished up by hitting up the local farmers market. I'm about so many great things at the farmers market. I bought fresh peaches, fresh basil, hand made smoked paprika cheese, a Jar of Apple pepper jelly, and of course some ripe red juicy tomatoes. We are really enjoying our move to Madison Alabama. I am super lucky to have found a house that I love so close to the school my boys will attend. Did I mention my house is one minutes from my best friend?? We have been getting super crafty this past week making things for her grandmother's birthday party. The theme is Alabama. Roll Tide! She is at the party right now. Setting up with the decorations we made and taking pictures so I can share it with all of you. Eventhough I have been super busy trying to get this house unpacked. I'm sure you all know how that is. I have still found time to make some of the cutest tutus and hair bows. So I'm off to set up my Etsy store and soon we will announce the name of it, so you can all come check out what I've been working on. Now, it is time to relax and wait for junk Gypsies to come on at six. Have a wonderful Saturday! Rock and Roll!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Funday

Today has been FAB. Started out with a trip to the flea market with my bestie,then a lil crafting,a lil couponing and now cocktails and True Blood. Yes,so far so good. What is on your fav tv list?? I love comedys but still True Blood is a favorite. I'm so excited about tonights episode. The move to Madison has proved to be a GREAT choice,I love our new RockStar Cottage and my bestie is 1 min away.I am still working towards my Real Estate fees but I have faith. Good things are in the works. I hope you are all having a Sunday Funday too!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Getting Lucky

Oh yes I'm feeling lucky today. My best friend and I hot super lucky at tard sales today then we found a free fir the taking house. We got paint, stain,primer and more!!! Yes, today is my lucky day:) maybe a lotto ticket later??? Oh yes!!