DIY, Uncategorized / 03.12.2014

In a previous post, I told you about a window that I purchased from a local antique store. It was the perfect size for a specific area on our wall. Well, I finally finished it and have it hung. Here's how I made it: First, I removed the old hardware and cleaned it up. Then, I touched it up with white paint. I used Benjamin Moore's White Heron because that's what I had on hand and it actually matched well so I was happy. I though about distressing it but the wood...

Recipes / 18.11.2014

It's been quite chilly lately so what's a better way to warm up than to make hot soup. Better yet, hot soup made in the crock pot, cooking all day filling your room with the sweet aroma of harvest-y scents. :) Ingredients: 1 1/2 butternut squash peeled and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces 1 box/carton (48 oz) low sodium chicken broth 1 onion chopped 1 tbsp garlic minced/chopped 1 apple cored and sliced 1 8 oz package cream cheese (or for a healthier option: 1 cup of plain non-fat greek yogurt) 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2...

DIY, Uncategorized / 27.10.2014

I had been looking for a wicker chair that wasn't too expensive for some time when I finally came upon this one while driving. It had missing wicker in a few small spots and the red color didn't quite fit in with my decor but it wasn't anything I couldn't take on. Here's the original wicker chair. Not terrible but certainly not great either. See the missing wicker? It took some brainstorming to figure out what I could use to replace the missing wicker pieces. My first thought was skewers but those...