Friday, April 27, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies

It’s no secret but I sometimes have to bribe my kids in order to eat. Lol
Usually it’s with a yummy dessert that they can’t have until they eat most of their food.
Dang kids!!! I’m sure Nanny 911 wouldn't approve but I made some chocolate dipped fortune cookies. A little bribing never hurt nobody...haha 


Here I have:
  • 12/pack of fortune cookies
  • Sprinkles 
  • Ghirardelli white chocolate chips (1/3 of bag was used)
  • * You will also need a baking ban or plate lined with parchment to sit the cookies on after they are dipped.


I used two different kinds of sprinkles the one on the left has hearts so my boys refused to eat those "cuz their for girls" according to my little ones. Shoot more for me!!! =D

You melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in 30 sec intervals and mix with a spoon each time until chocolate is completely melted. Be careful not to overheat...you can prevent this by not heating the chocolate for more than 30 secs at a time.

Once your chocolate is ready to use go ahead and dip a fortune cookie in halfway. You can use the spoon if you would like to get more on.

Then just go ahead and dip it in your choice of sprinkles


Last step would be to put the pan in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes to harden the chocolate. Take them out and Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Old Glade Candle

I had this old glade candle that I had stored away and I decided I was going to do something with it. So, I cleaned it out and found 4 white roses that I had already with no stems.You just glue them on the rim with a hot glue gun and you get a fabulous little vase to use as decor around the house. I love how it came out and it didn't cost me a thing since I already had the supplies needed at home just stored away. You can get creative and use different flowers and vases.




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY Striped Charger Plates


So the other day I was browsing online for ideas on charger plates for my dining room table. This was my inspiration....
I really like the the stripes on this one

This one is very modern and clean

This is just fabulous...I love the colors!

Unfortunately this is what I had to work with...womp womp! : / I started thinking about what I could do to update the current chargers I owned. These ones looked too plain and boring so most of the time they were stored away. 
                               


So this is what I came up with. I was amazed and happy that they match my spray painted napkin rings



Materials used:

  • 6 charger plates in any color
  • painters tape (1 inch)
  • white semi gloss Krylon spray paint
Quick Note: Charger plates are NOT meant to be eaten off of. Just for decor!

First, you want to start by taping the plate. Add 4 strips of tape across and press down firmly on the tape to ensure there were no openings that would cause the spray paint to seep through. To get even lines you can cut 2 small pieces of tape and place them under each strip of tape that is on the charger. This will help you lay the next strip of tape down evenly and give you even space between the tape.

 Next step is to give the chargers a couple coats of spray paint with ample time to dry between coats. Once dry to touch you can start to slowly strip of the tape from each plate. I left them to dry for 24 hours and then washed them down lightly with soapy water.

This is what the charger looks like with my napkin rings. Second picture shows all the plates on my dining table. : )



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Friday, April 13, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I found this super cute and FREE printable design on The Sprik Space Blog. Check out this blog they have lots of cool freebies you can download and print. I'm so glad I found this blog.....and will definitely be using more of their printable designs to put in a bunch of empty frames I own. 

TIP:
When you go to download this image it saves as a 5x7 size. I used Photoshop to enlarge the image to fit my 8.5x11 picture paper. Before I printed I made sure it was on landscape mode and on border less print.
You can skip all of the above if you go with a 5x7 print size instead. : )


Sprik Space Image


Here it is...proudly displayed in a picture frame that I already owned.


Now, lets see how long it takes the hubby to noticed I changed the picture out...haha

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spray Painted Napkin Rings

Hey Everyone!
Here is another quick and easy project that I completed yesterday night. I had purchased some napkin rings at Pier 1 Imports a while back because I loved the design and they were on sale. : ) However, these puppies needed a color change... black is not always the business. : D The only napkins I own are black so they didn't go well with my napkins rings. I decided to go with spray painting the napkin rings instead of painting because it is very easy to do and any project can be completed the same day. If I didn't use spray paint for most of my projects it would take foreverrrr to complete : / and I wouldn't want that. lol

Tips for spray painting:
1. make sure you set your project up in a well ventilated area like outside
2. put something underneath your projects like a piece of cardboard or wood to protect the surface
3. READ the instructions on the spray paint bottle for the best results

I took all 6 black napkin rings shown here




I spray painted them with a couple coats of white semi-gloss Krylon brand spray paint

Here are the end results of my napkins rings...Dont they look new?!?




I hope you enjoyed reading about this project and try this yourself....or feel free to share this with someone.
I do have a few other napkin ring projects in the making and will be sharing those with you soon. : )

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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Best Easter Sunday

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter.
As for me, I enjoyed the day with lots of family. I couldn't ask for more.
I definitely made it a priority to spend time with all my family this year.
Here is a few pictures of what my Easter day consisted of....

- I made pie pops

-Decorating Easter eggs with the boys and my sisters

-Fun at the park with my boys, my niece Mariah and my grandpa.

-Swimming and Easter Egg Hunt at my Mom's House

























Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Chevron Canvas Wall Art

I just love love love this pattern!!!
I've seen this pattern a lot on furniture, bedding, clothing, artwork, and more. I wanted to give one of my walls a face lift so I decided to go with canvas wall art in my favorite colors black & white. I've seen many blogs give tutorials on how to do this but using a printed stencil, ruler and pins. However, I am not very patient so I decided to freehand it and try and do it my way (the lazy way?) haha

First step is to prep your canvas by painting the entire canvas a single color of your choice (mine was white with pearl mixed together) and wait for it to dry. This shouldn't take too long. After your canvas is all dry start cutting out strips of tape to use for the chevron shape. Now the shape and size of the chevron is totally up to you. I wanted mine to look big and bold so I only used two chevron lines across my canvas. Make sure that you press down on the tape and smooth out any air bubbles to avoid and bleed though of paint under the tape.

Once you have finished taping you can go ahead and fill in the inside of tape with the other color of choice (mine was black). Pull off the tape before your canvas is completely dry. If there are any smudges or paint that bleed through just wait for the paint to dry and go over it with a foam brush tip and dipped in paint.

...And there you have it! My bare wall received a face lift and some much needed accessories. Have fun with yours!!!