Monday, September 19, 2011


Working on the house continues......
Off with the old

On with the new!

I spent quite a bit of time taking down some dated wallpaper only to put more up! Paintable's completely awesome. This has certainly added a lot of character to our office.

I spent most of Saturday completing the wallpaper project in our office. I used an inexpensive "Mocha Stained Glaze" from Lowe's and antiqued the wall as follows:

Step 1:  Apply glaze generously with a paint brush.
Step 2: Let set for 10-15 minutes

Step 3: Using a dry rag, wipe the glaze off until you have the desired look.
I used one of my Fiance's old t-shirts! lol :-)

A close-up.

Our office is still under contruction so a complete room photo will be posted later.

Have a great week everyone!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cowboy Birthday Cake

Our Godson, Grady Daniel turned 1

Our nephew celebrated his 1st birthday on September 11th. Coming from a country western family the theme was "Little Buck-a-roo." His mommy spent a lot of time planning for the party and pulled of an amazing bash. Here are some photo's from the party followed by the cake his Auntie (I) made for him!
Ready for the party!

One of the two birthday cakes at the party.

Grady with his babysitter.

Grady riding his John Deere "Buck" we gave him.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Garden Fresh Veggies All Winter Long!!

Lack of posting can only mean one thing........I've been super busy. Since I have shared the step-by-step process of freezing fresh peaches I thought I'd share with you a couple more veggies I have been freezing...seems more like stock piling for the winter!

Farmers Markets are absolutely amazing but the season is short lived. I have picked up an abundance of cabbage, peppers, and zucchini. There is nothing better than cabbage soup during a North Dakota blizzard. Since veggies don't keep very long, freezing them is super easy!

It's as easy as cleaning the veggies, chopping or shredding them up to the desired size, and measuring them into freezer ziplock bags. It is importants to get as much air out of the bags as possible and make sure you are using "freezer" bags! I always write the date and contents with a Sharpie so anyone that is digging through one of the many freezers knows exactly what each bag is.

I hope you've enjoyed this tip from our kitchen!