Monthly Archives: August 2010

Paul’s favorite yummy baked rice pudding!

I have a recipe that I love for the most yummy baked rice pudding, it’s not as full of rice as you would expect, but so creamy and custardy! There always seems to be a little rice left over after making it for whatever meal, so being able to whip up an easy dessert with…

my summer craft class final

I thought I would share the final display that I went with for my summer craft final. Here are a couple of closeups of the dyeing. Paul figured out I had to do over 8500 lines in order to do the resist on this one. The image is much less clear when close up! And…

another quick necklace

I make a quick necklace to fill a color gap in my jewelry, it’s out of turquoise and dyed coral. It is 2 strands on jewelry wire with a simple lobster claw clasp held together with crimp beads. I really love how summery and beach-y it is!

the front porch

We are in the process of jazzing up the entry to our house, here is a before of our decking….. Paul power washed the deck, which really made a huge difference in how it looked, but not nearly as much as the stain did! And here is my hunny working on coat 2 of the…

My vintage milk-glass necklace

Remember my vintage milk-glass necklace? I finally got around to rethreading it with new spacers. I used milky colored Swarovski crystals in order to keep it pretty neutral. So it’s not a huge change, just better then the awful peeling plastic pearls and a quick 10 minute project!

New cushions for the front porch

I am in the process of trying to make my front porch more presentable, so I bought some really cute vintage style patio furniture on clearance at Lowe’s as the first step in the process. I wanted cushions for the furniture so I bought some ugly pads on clearance at Lowe’s for $7 a piece…

My new dress!

I am making a new formal dress for an upcoming Air Force Association diner that I get to go to in September, and I am so excited about the fabric! I bought some really gorgeous coppery skin colored silk taffeta in DC the last time I was there, and have been looking for a complimentary…

A quick trip into “the” city!

We are going to visit my mom in the next couple of weeks, but first my Hunny had a business trip that would take him through NYC and Philly. Since the kids and I were all off of school we decided to go with him for the little get away. On the morning we left…