Monday, March 29, 2010

I WON a giveaway!!

I am so excited over winning a giveaway. When I saw that Dejavu crafts was doing a giveaway I though cool I'll enter it. I have been entering a few cool giveaway's hoping to win but not really thinking that I would. So when I saw that they had a new post of there giveaway winner I almost didn't look. Then I saw the winner is The Crump Family!! I will update you on exactly what I get. The giveaway was a $15 gift certificate to sew smitten on etsy. Not sure wich item I will pick since they have cute things. I am so excited. ~Andi

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A recipe we liked...

Chili Chicken Sandwiches

1 pkg. cream cheese (softened)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
3 tbsp. chopped green onions
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. chili powder
4 hard rolls
2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro

-in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the chicken, cheddar cheese, chilies, onion, and seasonings. Cut top fourths of rolls off, while carefully hollowing out bottoms, leaving 1/4 in. shells (discard removed bread or save for another use). Fill bottom portions with chicken mixture; replace the tops.
-Place on baking sheet. Bake at 375* for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Yield 4 servings

Check out this giveaway!!!

Go check out Simple Casual living for their giveaway. She is giving away these pretty glass stands full of lavender cocunut oatmeal soap handmade by her. GO check her out!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I have to share this chair with you all

My mom was having a yard sale and getting rid of these chairs because she has had them for years and hasn't done anything with them so I told her I would buy them from her, but she just gave them to me. So I was so excithed to have them 'cause around here we never have enough chairs. So for Christmas I blew the dust off of them and brought them in the house and we used them for extras. When Jessi (lil sis) saw them she said I wish I would've known she was getting rid of them I would have taken a couple. So I told her I would give her a couple of them. I got 6 of them from my mom so I was willing to give some of them up. There was 4 wood chairs and 2 metal chairs so my sis picked 2 wood ones. I refinished them for her birthday with a minwax stain, then a good clear coat to protect them if they are outside. She was very happy with them. I wasn't sure at this point what to do with the others because hers were so pretty stained that I didn't know if I wanted to stain my wood chairs or paint them. But I finally decided after all this time to paint them. And so glad that I did. I think it turned out great now I need to get busy and do the other one. When I finished distressing it Mindy (5 year old daughter) said "that is so ugly. I hope you don't make me sit on it 'cause I won't!" What a brat. When Rylee(my 7 year old son) saw it he said "Oh that looks rusty. It looks good." At least he liked it, Waylon (hubby) thought it looked good too. Tell me what ya think I still need to put a clear coat to protect it from the weather but had to post it to show you. Love, Andi

More Pictures of this lovely table!

Isn't she so pretty?!!

My New West Elm Knockoff table...

So I have been looking at all these wonderful blogs getting inspiration to redo all kinds of things. Then One day I happened across the greatest blog EVER!! . Ana the woman behind the blog posts all knids of plans to make all kinds of things from tables to beds, to desks. The list is pretty long you should checkout her blog. Anyways I saw this farmhouse table she posted and you all know that I needed a new table what with all the acetone spills from someone making arrows on my table. But that was not the only person to make a flub on the table, I am guilty too. I was ironing on it with a towel under my fabric of course but it still took the finish off in that area too. Back to the story, I saw this table and just knew that I could make it. So I printed the plans and did everything myself!! Well with the exception of picking it up and turning it over after it was all put together. That sucker is one heavy duty table. Oh and Waylon did show me how to check for square. But other than those minor things I cut, sanded, and put it all together myself. The finish is minwax special walnut, with a deft semi-gloss finish. I picked deft because it said that it was baby safe when dry. You never know who is going to be chewing and/or licking the table. I ended up putting 6 coats of the semi-gloss finish on, because it said to have at least 5 if there might be alot of spills. We all know that there will be alot of spills! So I am ready to build the farmhouse bench to go with my table. Maybe I will get that done this weekend. See ya soon. Love Andi

Monday, March 1, 2010

I think that I kinda have this a little figured out...

I have been fiddling with this blog for awhile now, and after talking to Nicole for a little while on the phone I think that I finally have this a little figured out. There is still some questions but for now this is good! Not sure about what all I am going to post yet but this makes it much easier to follow (stalk) peoples blogs.