Boo Y'all!

Halloween is one of those fun days that I really look forward to.  Even though the excitement has faded  some since I was little, the day still holds a special energy that I can't deny.

My older girl has been wearing her costume everyday for the past 2 weeks. I've already had to wash it 3 times.  We have gone over the ritual of what she is to do once she reaches the front door.

say "Trick or treat!"
get candy
Say "thank you!"
walk away.

Gosh, it really is an odd tradition huh?
Walk up to someones door and demand they give you candy just because you say 3 silly words.

Anyway, I've got the crock pot simmering away with potato soup.  An easy meal we can enjoy before we head out tonight.

My girl is busy hammering away some nails into the pumpkin.  The idea I got from Katie over at Bower Power this morning.

Genius idea I tell ya.  Kept her busy for awhile.

Hope you all have a spooktacular day!!

Light blue

This is one of my favorite colors to paint furniture.  I used it first on this great little buffer/dresser.  It's perfect because, it's not white and it's not too bold.  I love color, but I wanted this piece to be neutral enough to fit into anyone's decor.

Too bad it's an "oops paint"  don't have a name for it.  So we'll just go with light blue, okay?  I know, I'm super creative huh? If you've got a better name, I'm all ears.

I'm getting ready for the Little Red Barn Fall Sale, so I've been very busy with furniture and new creations.  I participated for the first time back in the spring and it was so successful, I decided to do it again.  A great group of women getting together to sell their creations, what could be better than that?

Here is one of the pieces for the sale~

If you live in the Atlanta area and want more info on The Little Red Barn Sale, click on the link in my side bar.

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Kitchen before, during and a little later

Just for fun, I'm put together a side by side comparison. A before, during and after photo series of our kitchen.  We still have the back splash to finish, curtains to hang, plus a bunch of other little things on the list.

Here we go.

This is the original MLS picture of the kitchen before we moved in.
It's hard to see, but the wallpaper had bunches of cherries all over it.
A dark cave, but we could see the potential.
Here we are right before the painting began.  We lived with this for almost 5 years.
All the lights had to be on in order for it to feel less cave like.

And here we are as of today
Even with no lights on, it's bright and very un-cave like.
The glass cabinets really open up the room.  And let's not forget the painted counter tops.
This reno was done on a very tight budget.  So far we've spent less than $2,000.
If you have dark wood cabinets like we did and are battling with yourself over whether or not to paint them,  I say

Yes, it will be time cosuming.
Yes, it will take a lot of work.
Yes,  it is worth it!

Here we are again before and after

Pumpkin French Toast

I know I've been a little MIA lately, but I can make it up to you.  Just try this amazing breakfast my girl and I just enjoyed, then you will forget that I haven't had a furniture re-do in a while.

If you enjoy eating anything to do with pumpkin, then you will immediately drop everything you are doing right now and run to the kitchen to make this recipe.   Surely I'm not the first to come up with the idea, but this is my version of the tasty delicacy.

 It's the perfect warm breakfast on a cool fall morning.

Ingredients~ For one Serving

2 eggs( one whole egg and one egg white)
2 slices bread
1 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp pumpkin in a can (not pumpkin pie mix) -------------------------------->
1 tsp cinnimon
a dash of nutmeg and clove (optional)
1 tbsp milk

Heat your skillet at med with a little butter in the pan.
In a shallow bowl combine one egg and  one egg white with pumpkin.  Beat with a fork until smooth.  Add spices and stir some more.  Stir in milk.  When skillet is hot, dip your bread one at a time in the mix and let it get nice and soggy,  then place in the hot skillet.  Brown on both sides.  Be careful not to burn.

Remove the bread when done. Spread some butter on it and dust with powdered sugar, drizzle on the syrup.


Linen Chest

On this cozy rainy day in Georgia, I've been finishing up a project that has taken quite a while to complete.

I don't know why, but for some reason I could not get my act together to start on this piece.  It sat and sat for a long time.

 I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. So last week I finally gathered up enough courage to start and finished it today.

I think this piece would be a perfect linen chest in a guest bedroom.  Filled with extra blankets, sheets and towels.  So your guest doesn't have to go traipsing all over your house to find what they need.  May also go perfectly at the end of a hallway. 

Aaaaand if your curious, which I know you are, here is what this sweet little piece looked like the day I got her.

This thing was so dirrrty, she would make Christina Aguilara jealous.

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