Friday, August 20, 2010

Mini Friday Project

I have been looking for Green Lamps for my Family Room after I saw the ones Thrifty Decor Chick found at Home Goods!  Loved 'em!  Sadly, my Home Goods didn't have Green, they had Turquoise which will not work for me.  So the waiting and longing and looking began.  I think I was very patient and THEN ~ ~  I N S P I R A T I O N ~ ~ struck.  Somewhere in Blogland (I can't remember which site, I'm so sorry!) I saw the yummy Rust-Oleum Oregano Spray Paint and my gaze landed on the wrought iron lamps . . . hmmmm?!  Oh yeah! In the car, down to the Home Depot and

All taped up and ready to go
a few short burst of spray paint and a short few minutes of drying time ~ boy this stuff dries fast!! Then back in the room!  Just the hit of color I was craving

Oh Yeah Baby!
What a nice way to start the weekend.  Happy Friday ya'll.  I enjoyed your visit ~ come back often, I love company!  I'm linking this mini project to for Met Monday! 


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Long Hard Day

After a long hot, hard day it's nice to shower and get cleaned up.  My family room felt hot and sweaty yesterday ALL DAY!  So my loving Husband obliged me and shampoo'd

He moved all the furniture,the sofa sleeper is a beast; we moved that AFTER we started

Man on a Mission

How did Shedder #1 get in this picture????
12 Hours Drying Time Later ~ all done, put back and looking fresh as a daisy!
Ignore the PS3 on the TV Tray, he deserves "play" time after all the hard work yesterday!

Thanks for dropping by, I really enjoyed your visit!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday ~ Baking Day

So, when I woke up this morning I was thinking I wanted to clean, clean, clean; but after several cups of coffee while grazing through my favorite cooking websites I decided to make cupcakes instead!  First, I found this

Ran to gather all the stuph (love the dog food bag in the corner of the pic!)
Didn't have a German Chocolate Cake Mix so I used Devil's Food (hope it works)

Baked some of that into these

Made the rest into Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting ~ yum!

And waited and waited and chased the men in my life away from the warm cupcakes!!  They haven't been frosted yet!  Decided I better go take the donations to Goodwill or I would eat warm cupcakes too. Stopped to shop for a few minutes ~ found 3 things I could not live without (more on them later).

Made it home to frost the cupcakes. I don't expect them to last very long, my Daughters are on their way over right now! But for the moment I am pleased with my accomplishments.  Off to make dinner, beer can chicken and fresh picked corn!!

Maybe I'll clean tomorrow . . . maybe not
PS how do you change the date on your camera?  Mine says it's the 6th amazing!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ready? Set? Go!

After MONTHS and months of stalking amazing blogs like Thrifty Decor Chick, Between Naps on the Porch, My Romantic Home and Lynne's Gifts From the Heart I finally got the courage to start my own!  I'm not sure I have much to say, but here we go.  The name of my blog is "Chez Nathanael" which stands for, Chez - my Frenchy version of Chateau or Home and Nathanael which in Hebrew means "Gift of God" so my home is called -- "Home Gift of God" I'll add pictures soon!