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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Curtains are Done!!

Hello Everyone,

The curtains are done!! I want to thank everyone for their input on what I should do about the dilemma I was having. I talked about it in this post I did the other day. E and I went to get more curtain clips that fit into the track that is in our quarters. He put 25 clips on each panel to hold the weight of the fabric and the liner. I ordered the fabric "Tropix Wexford Fresco Goldenrod" and I used Roc-Lon Budget Blackout Fabric both  ordered from Joann's.

I followed the instructions to the tutorial at House of Hepworths.

Here is the before:


Here is the after:

I love how they look during the day. It picks up the yellow in the placemats too. They are so bright and cheery as soon as you walk into the room

At night, they warm the room up and make it feel cozy and inviting.


E took this picture as soon as we hung them up. He loves them!!
I love how these curtains came out. It brightens and warms up the room at the same time. The left panel is pushed over a little because of the counter, but, once I bring these back to our forever home it will be perfect.

I am linking up with these wonderful partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB. Also, every week I co-host at Sew Crafty Angel's Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

Have a great weekend!! Happy Labor Day!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #31 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



 
Welcome to the 31th week of 
 
 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 


29 Blogs  -  1 Party
 
and 
 
 Giveaway!!

 

We are so excited to have you all party with us.


Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.


Last week we had  395 awesome linkups!   


 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 


We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 
 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs





 




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weston-crank-bistro-table
When furnishing our garage turned family room, I knew I wanted a round table with some chairs in there. This way the room could double as extra dining space as well, or as desk space. I had my eye on the Weston Crank Bistro table from Arhaus furniture for a while.
 
Chalk Painted Metal Chairs
I am not sure where I got them, but they have been painted many colors...here, you see them blue, with little red peaking through, with just a touch of rust too..beauties I tell you, beauties in the rough!



This idea for a poncho shirt has been swimming around in my brain for a while. I have a shirt from Charlotte Russe that is similar to these, but is not as long as I would like it to be. I looked at the basic construction of that shirt to come up with my plan for making these. They are easy and fast to make, and oh-so versatile. I could see them with a cardigan over or a long sleeve under in the fall and winter. Enjoy!

This is hands down the best thing I have ever made in our married lives. I’m pretty sure my husband loved it more than anything else I have made. He is so sweet he will never say anything. But honestly try this out, it is delicious and super easy to make!!

 
peas
This is a picture of my sweet grand-daughter Emmaline after she experienced eating peas for the first time.

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Remember this DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace I posted yesterday? Well, someone requested that I make her one. And I did. And it was awesome.



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Today I’m sharing a fantastic flower box with you. On Saturday my niece Laura was married. Her wonderful reception was at a vineyard here in Connecticut.
It was held outside under a tent, that was exquisitely decorated! The weather was perfect for the occasion. It felt like an early fall evening. Everything was beautiful, especially the bride!

 

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Natural Way Organics creates all-natural, organic products for hygiene and other purposes around the house. Not only can you safely wash your hair and entire body with Olive Oil Castile Soap.

 


Waiting for him to ask for my number.
Waiting for him to use it.
Waiting for him to ask me out on a date.
Waiting for him to confirm said date.
Waiting for him to pick me up for said date.

Lemon Brownies 7
I love getting a bag of lemons given to me, our wee tree is getting there but only have 3 lemons from it so far! The next decision is what to make with them. A few months ago Pinterest was full of Lemon Brownie recipes, I was intrigued - I am a little slow on the uptake but I finally made them today and they are delicious! Lovely lemony smell filling the house and a lovely fresh alternative to our decadent chocolate brownie you will find elsewhere on my blog.


Years ago I found this awesome wood caddy at an antique store. It was stained a dark wood and I refinished it in burgundy to go in my guest bathroom to hold magazines.

 
Summer Makeup Favorites | My Life Well Loved

Alabama heat is no joke! It has felt like spring for most of the summer, but now that the true to form humidity and soaring temperatures are coming to fruition, it’s the perfect time to showcase my Favorite Summer Makeup. These products have been my saving grace this summer for some color and to cover any unwanted blemishes.

Hello my lovely friends, today lets climb one more step on sewing ladder and make a Tote bag with faux leather base. Are you as excited as I am? Then, lets do it!!! This post looks too lengthy because of explanation, but trust me its super simple to sew it.



You go one morning to check the garden for any ripe produce. There's a zucchini there that is still a bit puny, but should be ready by the next day. You forget to check in the morning, but remember and look after dinner. It has gone from the size of a hot-dog to the size of your arm in less than 2 days! Yikes! What are you going to do with all that zucchini?!

Plum Tart
I had peaches on my shopping list, because it is peach season. However, the ones I found did not look fresh or ripe, and had no smell to them. I am not sure what that is all about, but like a store-bought tomatoes there was no flavor. So what to do? I went through the market sniffing fruit. The plums I could smell and looked inviting so I brought home enough make a plum tart.

The Best Homemade Café Frappé Recipe – Low-Sugar, Rich & Creamy! | Roxy's Kitchen With five minutes and five ingredients you can make your own! #summer #drinks #icedcoffee #lowsugar
I’ve said this before, I’m not a big fan of coffee – with one exception though, frappes! They were very popular during my high school years back home in Romania (15 years ago!), especially during the summer time. This is when I pretty much fell in love with this delicious iced coffee drink.

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Stay tuned...I will be debuting my curtains soon. I am also working on a bunch of different sewing projects!!
 
Have a great evening/day!!



Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm Making Curtains

Hello Everyone,

This weekend I made curtains for our dining room. I have been wanting to make curtains for our quarters ever since we moved here in April. Well, after finally picking out the fabric online, ordering it and then waiting for it to be delivered from the States to Germany takes a "little bit of time."

Here is the fabric I selected for the dining room. I ordered it from Joann's and it is called "Tropix Wexford Fresco Goldenrod." I love how bright and cheery it is. We are not  painting our quarters, so I am using fabric to pop color into every room.

 
We have an open floor plan and I ordered extra fabric to tie in the living room,  but, I didn't order the correct amount. So, I will be placing another order for fabric for curtains for the living room. I also lined them with Roc-Lon Budget Blackout Fabric that I order also from Joann's.

These are the windows they were supposed to be on:
The reason these are not hanging up right now is because in our quarters we are not allowed to have curtain rods. The curtains I made has a 3" rod pocket, because these will be used when we move back to our forever home after our assignment here is complete. The system installed and used in these quarters has these plastic clips that are on a track. Well, the curtains are too heavy (especially with the liner).

I am heading out tomorrow to go look for metal clips that will be strong enough to hold the curtains up and that will slide into the track. Wish me luck!!

Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #30 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone


 
 
Welcome to the 30th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

32 Blogs  -  1 Party
 
and
 
 Giveaway


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  437 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
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Today I want to share my front porch with you. My accessories have both complimenting and contrasting colors in them. I wanted them to work with my house color (Cabot exterior latex stain in Spruce Blue.) and not clash.
 
Glass Insulator Lights
Today, I thought I would share with you some of the lights what we installed in our new house!


Carrot Orange Bread from Wendys Hat

Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze
Created a special treat today that I know you will love. I’m calling it my Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze.
Even though my Peach Cobbler was a failure this week, living in Georgia: I HAVE to can peaches each year. Now, we have a ton of Summer Georgia Peaches for the next few seasons thanks to successful canning.


Whipped Feta Dip from The Pink Recipe Box

Whipped Feta Dip | www.pinkrecipebox.com

Sometimes I feel like the recipes I share with you guys are too simple and too fast to call them recipes. Today is one of those days.

A trip to the thrift store with my daughter yielded supplies for a quick garden project.

 
Slice of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Pizza makes an good family dinner, because it is not only quick to make it is cost effective too. But always serving cheese pizza is boring, so I like to change it up with some different toppings. A few weeks ago I made Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, and the family loved it!
 
Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
While I grew up eating what I now refer to as the American version of a beef taco, I found as an adult that I much prefer the milder flavor and taste of a traditional shredded beef taco.

Citrus Avocado Face Mask
Avocados are rich in moisturizing oils and healthy fats that you skin will adore. When you combine avocados with the skin brightening properties of citrus, you have a face mask that can’t be beat!

 
diy-cucumber-mint-body-scrub-3
I know that we all need a little relaxation from time to time, and what better way than with a DIY Scrub? Not only is this perfect for relaxing at home, it also makes a wonderful frugal gift idea! Take an afternoon and create this easy DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub.

coffeesugarscrub
I have been obsessed with Homemade Body Scrub recipes lately. I decided to whip up a Coffee Sugar scrub recipe of my own this morning. It is so easy and very inexpensive.

 

Funfetti Cake Bites from Written Reality

Funfetti Cake Bites
We love dessert at the Smith House, and though I’m obviously not a professional baker, I still enjoy whipping up some sort of sweet treat to share after dinner.

 

soft toy ball
Another baby boy was born on the very day I posted a picture of a home made soft ball I had sewn for my nephew. A perfect opportunity to sew another one, don't you think? This time, I added several loops.
 

Lemon Blueberry Squash Bread

Have you every heard of yellow squash in a quick bread recipe?  I was first introduced to it last summer  by my daughter.  I love to bake with zucchini in bread, but never had made any with summer yellow squash.


Finally, I would like to share with you the last wall in my Kitchen......

And wrap up my Series on my Kitchen where I shared One Wall at a Time......

 

Every weekday I get an email from Short Daily Devotions, this one yesterday really touched my heart and spoke to me. I really want to share it with you today. 
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Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.
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