Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Okay I know why I don't blog now! This is so frusterating! Somehow my about me and blog archive got moved to the bottom of the page instead of the side. Now in tryin to fix it everything is messed up! so if you click on any of the tabs (projects, recipes, etc. that is how I want it look. The home page used to look like that! I don't know how it got changed or how to change it back!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Winston's room

One little project I completed a few weeks ago was painting Winston's (my youngest son) room. I wanted to share because I just love the way it turned out. It still needs new carpet to be done, but it is almost there!

This is the only Before photo I could find of his room.

this is what his room looks like now!

I was searching for kids cowboy room ideas and found this idea from Buckaroo by Banana Fish to sell their crib set.

It was just perfect with the trim being in the middle of the wall. It looked simple enough for me to do. I had to tear off the green and white striped wall paper before painting the cow spots but did not have to paint the whole bottom wall as it was already white under the paper. I just love projects that turn out great and are simple!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Easiest bread recipe

I wanted to share this bread recipe because it is so easy and I use it for almost everything from pizza dough (which is what the original recipe called it) to rolls and bread!  There is actually another recipe I wanted to share but decided to start with this one because it is what I used for the chicken breading in the one to come soon!

1 Cup of warm water
1pkg yeast or 2 1/4 tsp from jar
1 tsp salt
1tsp sugar*
2 Tlb of cooking oil
2 1/2 cup of flour**

Dissolve yeast in the warm stir in remaining ingredients. Knead then let sit for 5 minutes, roll out into pizza dough, make rolls, whatever it is yo would like to do with it! Bake at 425 for 15 minutes!

* I have used honey instead of the sugar and it works too!

**dough will be sticky so you will need to knead more flour into it

More Tips

When I make this I knead the dough right in my mixing bowl so I don't get a flour mess to clean up my counter and roll it out right on the pizza pan!

You do not have to let this rise but you can if you have time and will make rolls,etc that are more fluffy!

When making a bread loaf you will need to let it rise and do not punch it down.  Works really well for a french type loaf!

A loaf will need to cook for 20 to 25 minutes or the center will still be doughy.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kids photo shoot

I am very lucky to have a sister-in-law who is a professional photographer ( so I  often get to have pictures taken of my boys! I however did these myself and often I do because we live  an hour away from each other and with both of our busy schedules it is hard to find time to get together to get the photos done, and well I kinda enjoy doing them myself! Someday I need to get a good camera and learn more about it.   I must say that I was quite proud to tell the WalMart photo lab that I took them When I went to pick them up and they said they needed to check the copyright on them!