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Friday, September 12, 2014

Last blog post here

Hey guys I am really sad to let this blog go it has been great for me and to me.  Loved meeting people here and just leaving my thoughts but I started my own website.  With that I will be selling there and have a blog there to.  It will be the same as it is here just my random life.  However I will be able to see directly from it and having just one blog will make life much easier.  I love you all and hope you come visit me at my blog.  If you do say something I would love to know what you think of the new place.  Thank you for the friendship and laughs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Best Chocolate Chip recipe in the world

Ok so I don't know if this is the best in the world but I love it and being obnoxious so  I went with the world.  Here ya go.
Ingredients list
1 bag of chocolate chips
3 cups flour
2 sticks butter
2 tbs baking powder
2 eggs
1/2tsp vanilla
1tsp caramel topping ( I like Smucker's)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Melt to two sticks of butter not to total liquid but really soft and part liquid.
In a large bowl mix both white and brown sugar with a whisk. 
Then mix in 2tbs of baking powder whisk in well.
Now put in butter
add eggs, vanilla, caramel topping and whisk again till smooth.
Now take hand held mixer and mix in the flour I do half then half.  Once all mixed in add 1 bag of your favorite chips.  I like milk chocolate.  
Now I use a melon baller to get the right size balls to bake up to what you see here.  I fill it pretty fat and put them about 2-3 inches apart on a tin foil lined non stick baking sheet. 
Cook 9 minutes give our take depending on your stove. 
Once cool make yourself sick on cookies. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Oh my God it is almost Fall hooray

 So this week I am getting the last of my projects on the house done and gearing up for Fall and going back in full time to the shop.  The above painting is going to help me kick off the new season. 
 Been spending some time working out on the art porch and admiring my terrible collection of sun catchers. It is one of those things I know it totally dated and makes me look old.  Oh well they crack me up and much like a raccoon I like shiny things.
I think this pretty much speaks to what I have been doing with my free time.  Life has been really good and I am just trying to remember to embrace it full force. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Soon I will be back at art stuff full time.

These three photos pretty much sum up my summer.

Friday, June 20, 2014

So I had a old ugly chair turns art throne

 This is the story of my new chair.  I simply wanted to put it to use and said hey I can do better. 
First thing I did was bought this.  Why this because I wanted a art cave throne to just flat be silly and thrones should be metallic of course. 
 Then I dug out my sad 1970s Rothman chair.  Now the fabric would be great in theory I mean red plush right but it was old and very worn and did not look nice.  The wood also had a lot of damage. 
 This photo shows the age on the fabric better.  It also shows the first layer of metallic paint.  Please ignore the dirt this is out in front of my garage. 
 This is the chair with finished paint.  As you can see I even considered painting the fabric. 
Then this is it all finished.  Not bad for a total cost of under twelve dollars. 
It still needs a touch of straightening but you get the idea. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Trash cans and benches and more

So this last week was a really busy but great week.  I finished off some smaller projects but I also got some wonderful presents for my birthday.  What does a birthday look like for a woman with 1000 hobbies.  My husband got my landscaping supplies and the most fabulous bench in the world.  Nope I do not care one bit others might have the exact same bench it is the most fabulous one because he got it for me and I get to sit with coffee while watching my old dogs roam the yard. 
Then my wonderful dad got me a hand held sander and my sister a new sewing box which I love.  That is just the high lights but you get the idea.  Well I am knee deep in house projects and loving it such as this trash can I finished off this week. 
But I still had some time for painting which is of course my first love.  So pretty much shit is going great.  In the coming week I should have photos of a finished pantry rehab and maybe a few more things. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

And the summer project begins with booze containment

 So the summer project starts with the smallest room I am working on our walk in pantry.  It is the size of a small bathroom and has crappy storage.  So I am adding in some nifty things.  Nice pet doors to keep the dogs out.  A window perch for the cats they love looking out the window in there.  This wine rack and who knows what else I will come up with.  Well any how this is the start the very rough start of my wine rack.  I wanted it to look aged but as you can tell I made it on the cheap using 2x4s. 
 This is it a little farther along.  I made my own stain for it to get just the color I wanted.  Want to know how I made my own stain for about 50 cents well read my next post. 
This is the last photo I finished it.  I aged it great and make it look pretty rough and primitive.  It will be installed in the pantry this week.  I even made the little covers for the screws you see out of polymer clay I painted and played with.  So here for a weekend on and off of work I have my own large exactly as I want wine rack all at a cost of under $12.00    So hope you all had a good weekend.