Tales of my furniture makeovers and great DIY projects...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A giveaway win, some crafts and FOOD!

I know I promised a more detailed post on how I painted my kitchen island along with my review of the new paint I used....and it's coming.  Soon.  I'm just soooooo busy.  To top it all off my husband is working crazy hours this week and has been going to bed at 6:00 p.m. so all night duties involving my 4 year old go to me.  I'm still trying to decide how to word my paint review, kinda one of those...not loving it while using it, yet like the end result...
Instead I thought I just give you a bit of what I've been doing instead of a furniture before and after.  I was on THIS great blog, Kammy's Korner.  On the cuff, I entered a giveaway.  I never usually do, cause I'm a big loser.  But, this time I did and won, woo hoo!  I won a great hand painted salt/pepper shaker set from THIS great Etsy store, Huckleberry Vintage.
I've got some blues, corals and green in my house so far so when she asked me what color I wanted, I thought yellow would be a great addition.  Sorry, this picture sucks.  Go visit her store, she has some great stuff!
I also wanted to share a few crafts I've been doing.  I've posted before about my pallet projects, so I won't bore you with details, but we made another pallet wine rack for my space at Ginger & Spice, but this time I mixed it up by adding a little message on it.  Whaddya think:
I'm really lovin' doing wooden signs and think I may add a bunch to my space.
Along those lines, I wanted to show you the wooden signs that Emma (my 4 year old) and I made last night.  I painted each one orange and black ahead of time because for some reason I didn't think she would have the patience to wait for paint to dry!  All I did was outline a shape and she painted it in.  She also wrote her name and "daddy", I wrote Mommy and Santina (my older daughter)
She is so excited to hang them up.  It's really a cheap craft, I bought a reaaaaaaaly long piece of wood from Lowe's and had them cut it into even squares for me.  The wood cost about $8.00 and I got 8 of these squares.  Of course, I already had all the paint, but little tubes of craft paint wouldn't cost much.  I am going to sand these a bit and put a tiny bit of wax on top, but this is basically how they look!
Lastly, I just HAVE to share my newest crock pot receipe with you.  Chicken Fajitas!  What's not to love?  This was easy peasy.  All I did was cut up green, red, yellow and orange peppers and an onion and lay at the bottom of the crock pot.  I then cut strips of chicken breast up and layed on top.  I added about 1/2 cup of chicken broth and squeezed a lime over it.  To top it off, I sprinkled 2 packets of Fajita seasoning on top.  You know, those bigger packets like they sell in the gravy aisle??  Yea, those.  I cooked on low for about 6 hours.  It came out PERFECT!  The peppers still had a snap to them and weren't all mushy.  I bought tortillas and served them with sour cream, cheese, salsa and fresh avocado.  We had company over and it was the perfect meal because I wasn't stuck in the kitchen all night. 
You know you want some, right??!

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