Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LINKY PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist

Are you ready for a party?

We are your co-hosts!



Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being chosen.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!

Choosing features is so very difficult!   I love seeing all the clever and creative posts!  Thank you for joining the party!
 
This week's feature is so beautiful! 

How utterly girly is this Pink Glam dessert vignette!

Pink Glam Dessert Vignette from Sandra at Sweet Sensations!

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We all love comments!  Please hop around and show some love!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features. 
And now for the party!

;-)  -Marci




 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Brightening a Drab Cubicle

Today's post is brought to you by the letter "M"!

 
My "office" is a very generic cubicle in a building filled with them.  Fabric walls, a filing cabinet, a couple of shelves overhead,
 
B O R I N G !
 
There is a small amount of space though for a bit of customization!  A bold punch of color is just what my cubicle world needs!  ;-)  And so, another project begins!


A couple of wooden letters were found for 50 cents each at a yard sale.  Total score!  Of course I couldn't decide which I liked better so both were purchased!  My fabulous Aunt Margie encouraged me to layer to two of them together.

 
 They each received a zap of spray paint.  Next were some doodles with my paint pens on the orange "M".  It's hard to tell in the photo, but the dots are green and the inner lines are purple.  I think you can see the outer lines are yellow.
 
 
 
 My cubicle is definitely a little brighter!

How about you?  What's making your days brighter?

;-)  -Marci

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Scrumptious Layers Party Dessert

We attended a party at my sister's house recently and had a wonderful time!  One of the guests brought the most decadent dessert with lots of layers.  She gave us a quick run down on how she did it.  I think I remember most of what she said.  ;-) When I got home, of course, I tweaked it a bit to our tastes.



A favorite photo of our aunt, me and my sister enjoying a flea market.


Crust:
 
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/2 half cup powdered sugar
1 cup pecans
 
Mix all ingredients.  Press into a 9 X 13 pan.  Bake at 350 until the edges are brown.  In my oven, that's about 25 minutes using a glass baking dish.
 
Let cool before beginning the layers.
 
Layer 1:
 
1 box softened cream cheese, 8 ounces
1 can sweetened condensed milk
 
Mix.  Pour over cooled crust.
 
Layer 2:
 
Vanilla Pudding - If you want to use a box you can, but here is how to do it yourself.
 
1/3 cup sugar
dash of salt
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk  (I used 1% fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla
 
Over medium heat, stir dry ingredients and half the milk in a medium size sauce pan until all the lumps are gone.  Add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until it thickens.  Cook about 3 minutes longer.  Let cool about 15 minutes before pouring over the cream cheese layer.
 
Layer 3:
 
Chocolate Pudding - If you prefer a box, or...
 
1/2 cup sugar
dash of salt
1/3 cup cocoa
6 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups milk
 
Over medium heat, stir dry ingredients and half the milk in a medium size sauce pan until all the lumps are gone.  Add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until it thickens.  Cook about 3 minutes longer.  Let cool about 15 minutes before pouring over the vanilla pudding layer.
 
Our friend topped hers with cool whip, but we don't really care for it, so our top was just the chocolate pudding.  The next time I make it though, I think I will sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips on top and maybe even between the cream cheese and vanilla layers.

Whatever you choose for the topping, watch out!  This is delicious!

;-)  -Marci

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Link Party Feature!

What a wonderful surprise!  My post,
 
 
 
 
Framing up some L O V E, is being featured today at this amazing party!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What an honor!
 
;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

LINKY PARTY! Tuesdays with a Twist

I love Tuesdays!

We are your co-hosts!



Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being chosen.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!

Choosing features is so very difficult!   I love seeing all the clever and creative posts!  Thank you for joining the party!
 
Our weather this weekend was lovely!  It has me dreaming of Spring! 

10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

I was especially excited about this post, 10 Things You Should Never Throw Away  from Tracy at Our Simple Homestead because she has a GREAT idea about how to catch butterflies!

If you have been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.
We all love comments!  Please hop around and show some love!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features. 
And now for the party!

;-)  -Marci




 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Reversible Headbands in Purple

 You may remember THIS POST where I shared my new obsession enthusiasm for reversible headbands!  They are a super quick sew and a great way to lower my HUGE pile of fabric scraps!
 
 
 
 Take a look at them in purple!  These are for a couple of adorable sisters, ages 4 and 2. 
 
 
 Their bedroom is currently decorated all in "Hello, Kitty" so I'm thinking these will be a big hit!
 
 What have you been sewing?
 
 ;-)  -Marci

Friday, January 29, 2016

Banner was Framed!

Read all about it!  ;-)
 

 
 
I stumbled across this adorable FREE PRINTABLE banner for a Valentine's Day, but my brain immediately went a different direction.  Does anyone else have a directionally challenged brain?
 
Anyone?




While I truly love the color scheme, let's face it.  My home is an old rock farmhouse. So, I wanted to "antique" these lovely letters a bit.  Out came this textured paper with smudges and swirls in lavender and pink.  I like the added depth in colors along with a more vintage feel.
 




Instead of cutting the letters as pennants, they were snipped into squares.
 




Now for the next step, you could actually use math skills (if you have them, but I don't) and get everything perfectly aligned.  ;-)  I just made sure they were a half inch from the edge and sort of just guessed at the rest of it.



 
 A simple glue stick holds everything in place.  The 12 x 12 piece of cardstock has been in my scrap booking stash for AGES along with the 12 x 12 black frame.

 
 

This was such a fun little project!  I think I will use large buttons and teach the kiddos how to play tic tac toe with it!

What's being framed around your house?

;-)  -Marci