Monday, June 27, 2011

4th of July Decor

Hey ya'll!  Well it's that time of year to decorate for the 4th.  I usually don't do much decorating.  A few flags here and there, but that's about it.  This year I made this little decoration that I saw at Michael's the other day.  It turned out so stinkin' cute!

Michael's was having a Red, White and Blue 40% off sale.  So I thought wouldn't it be super cute to make some festive flip flops.  I've seen these a couple times while reading some of the blogs that we follow, but to my dismay I can't remember where.  So whoever I saw these from, the credit goes to you.

Lindsay came over this jolly morning and we went to town.

Here's the supplies we used:
Flip Flops - $1.00 each
Flowers - $1.29
Ribbon - $2.99 a roll, them 50% off!
Jewels - $2.99 not on sale :-(

Here's the finished product:

Mine have the flower on them, and Lindsay tied two different ribbons to them.  So darn stinkin' cute!

Can't wait to wear them for the 4th!

Hope ya'll have a HAPPY and SAFE 4th!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Lansing Garden Part 2

A view posts back I blogged about the beginnings of my garden.  Not to be confused with "the Gray's garden" post, you can check out my 1st garden post here.

Anywho, I bought one of those raised garden kits.  Yes, only one. That's about all I will have time for this year.

So here they are not filled yet.  Tossed some potting soil in and planted all 9 of my plants.  Whoo hoo, yet just 9.  You can see the black tubing poking out from the ground cover.  I fixed that up, poked holes where I needed holes, and added a couple small sprayers.

As you can see, my garden is really small.  Most of the plants are some sort of tomato, but I do have one pepper in there.

This plant is doing the best. And hopefully soon we will have some tomatoes.

Since it's been a couple of weeks since I planted these plants, it seems that only 3 survived the replanting process.  Darn it!  Oh well better luck next time.

Now I would like to share some of my roses with you from my garden.

Aren't they beauties!

Here's the fabulous hanging basket I got my local grocery store.  I think it's coming alone nicely!
Thanks for looking ****Candie****

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

This is a really easy bread recipe. I am not a baker at all and baking is slightly terrifying to me.  I need the easiest recipes to even attempt to try it. Here is the recipe I used:

6 1/2 to 7 cups of flour 
2 pkgs of 1/4 oz Quick rise yeast 
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

In large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix well. Combine water, milk, and oil. Heat to 120F to 130F. Add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened and then beat 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in remaining flour to make firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. This should take about 5 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place. It should double in size in about 25 to 30 minutes. Punch down dough. Divide into 2 parts. On lightly floured surface roll each half to 14 x 7 rectangle. Starting shorter side, roll up tightly pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. place in greased 9 x 5 bread pan. Cover and let rise for about 15 to 20 minutes. Bake at 400F for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans and let cool.

This was super easy to make. Believe me if I can make this you can make this.  ~~ Lindsay

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Gray's Garden

This year we planted a little early, APRIL, but my business tends to pick up in the spring so we jumped at the chance when we had a free weekend. As I have said before my garden last year was a total disaster. My Husband and oldest son cannot be trusted unless supervised. Our garden is on the side of our home so we are a little limited in space. This year we planted carrots, red and white onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, garlic, broccoli, cucumber, strawberries, and blackberries. I want to freeze tomato sauce and make freezer jam with the berries. We'll see. Here are the before pics:
Doesn't look like much I know. Here are the afters:

I already have blackberries!

I would have more strawberries, but my boys keep sneaking in and eating them. :)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Faux Chenille Blanket

This is by far my favorite blanket I have made yet. It is also the blanket that took me the longest. There is a great tutorial here. It is 4 different colors of fabric each about a yard a piece. They are then sewed together in a straight line over and over again. Quite time consuming when you have two little ones. I cant wait to make another one! Don't forget to sign up for our giveaway. 


Monday, June 13, 2011

10,000 page view giveaway

OMG, OMG..... we hit 10,000 page views!!

In honor of doing so we are going to have our very first giveaway!

YAY! We are so excited!

Ok, so here's the giveaway...... drum roll please........

Yes, yes, you guessed it a $25 gift card to Target! Who, doesn't like Target I ask ........ well no one!

Anywho, here are the rules, yes I know rules.

1. Become a follower, leave us a comment that you are a new follower or already a follower.

2. "like" us on Facebook and leave a comment that you "liked" us on FB.

3. Well there is no rule 3 cause we don't twitter, or have a RSS feed, yet anyway.  

SO ONLY 2 RULES!!! Lets get to playing! Let's see how many new followers we can get.  Who know's there could be a giveaway for that!

Giveaway ends Friday June 16th at Midnight pacific standard time. Winner will be drawn by random.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Lansing Garden Part 1

Hello all, back to show a little of what I've been up to in my garden.  When we bought the house last year there was this ginormous back corner that was garden for the previous owner.  I was going to use it for the same thing.  However, it's taking me forever to get around to getting it together.  Here's how big the back corner is.

It's pretty big.  Well just this spring my husband informed me that he was going to use most of it to put a storage shed, a big storage shed.  So this is what I got left to work with.  About a 16'x5' space.

I was like ok, I can work with that. So I decided to go out and get a wrought iron gate.  And put it up as the entrance.

Well then I needed to enclose the primeter.  I ultimately wanted to buy the wrought iron fence pieces that match the gate, but there were $18 for one little 2' maybe 3' section.  So in the mean time I needed something cheap.  So I built my own fence using stakes and thin wood stripes.  Just nailed them all together and hammered it in the ground.

As you can see it's pretty rickety and looks super cheap.  But the whole idea of it was to keep my chocolate lab out.  Unfortunately, it's pointless now.  Our dog Jake, tragically died this morning.  My husband and I and our sons will miss him terribly. He was such a wonderful friendly dog.

Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer, but the whole purpose was the fence and now I really don't need a really fancy one, so I guess I'll opt for the little white picket fence garden boarder.  Added a few touches to the front.  Stay tuned for more garden pics to come. And I promise it won't be so depressing.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My latest piece!!

So I've been scouting the internet for the past year looking for the perfect tatoo. I knew exactly what I wanted but could never find it on paper, and since I'm NO artist I figured I'd better wait til I had something so show the 'tatoo dude', lol!! I finally have it and totally love it. It has both my kids names, Forrest & Isiah, and also my granddaughters name, Demri.
I got it done by Victor at Freebirds and he does such great work, you should call him & he'll totally hook you up!!    Hugs~~Renee

Plastic Planter Pot, To Something....well a complete fail

So I was at Walmart the other day and spotted this planter pot.
Got it for $8 and was just what I was looking for.  My poor plant had by far outgrown it's other pot.  Anyway, I got it home and replanted my plant.

Boring........ to plain!  Not to mention so much green! So I thought I'll dress it up by putting blue and brown lines around it.  Well, of course this is not so easy since I already put the darn plant in it, but I tried.  Taping this off....well, didn't work real well, so in the end I ended up putting a wavy line at the bottom with circles.  Not what I was envisioning, but I guess it works for now. At least it's got color, right?!?!?

Ya, ya, I know your thinking that stinks doesn't look that cool.  Well I agree, but since it was my latest project and a complete fail, I thought I'd share.  I'm not embarrassed!****Candie****


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