Monday, November 24, 2014

Easy Sweet Cornbread Recipe

My sister gave me this recipe from her step daughter. Super fast and easy to put together. It's very sweet but so yummy:) you can cut down on the sugar to your liking. I have posted this recipe to Pinterest.

-Sweet Cornbread- 
2 Boxes of Jiffy Cornbread 
1 Stick of Butter (melted) 
2 Eggs 
1 Cup of Sour Cream 
1 Can of Cream Corn 
1 Cup of Sugar  

Pre-heat oven to 350°. Melt Butter. Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Bake 30-40 minutes.

Thanksgiving 2014 Menu

Sparkling Apple Cider
Hot Tea
Hot Pumpkin Cider

Carmel Apple Cream Cheese Dip
Marinated Cheese
Gorgonzola Artichoke Bites
Variety of Crackers

-Main Course-
Fried Turkey
Giblet Gravy
Cornbread Stuffing

Roquefort Pear Salad

-Side Dishes-
Green Beans and Shallots
Carrots and Bacon
Streusel Sweet Potatoes
Potato Shitake Gratin
Cranberry Orange Relish

Homemade Crescent Rolls
Pumpkin Bread
Creamy Honey Butter
Apple Butter
Pear Butter

Apple Pear Crumble Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Candy Apple Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Rolls
Pumpkin ooey gooey dessert
(We love pumpkin...can you tell?;)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

Joanna Gaines inspired chalkboard coffee bar:

I outlined the banner in the chalk marker so it will be semi permenant and the "Thankful" I used regular chalk. I can easily erase the chalk and write in something else. For Christmas I am having a cookie exchange and would like to change it to "Cookies For" and Santa underneath the banner. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chalkboard Coffee Bar

I was so inspired by HGTV's Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines, when she made this coffee bar for a client. 
Episode 2, The Gatecrest Story:

I LOVE her style and her creative spirit! I am always looking at our AWESOME local Milton Flea Market and our Habitat for Humanity re-store site to find items to fix up, repurpose or just enjoy just the way it is! I was visiting the re-store in Charleston, West Virginia and found a 6' x 4 1/2' whiteboard for $40! I threw it in the back of my truck and brought it home and fixed it up! This is what it looked like:

I sanded it all down and primed it with a spray on primer that adheres to plastic.
I did another light sanding and wiped it down to get ready for the chalkboard paint.
This is what it looked like when I was finished painting:

I hung the very heavy chalkboard with 2 OOK hanging bars from the Home depot. They were around $14.00 a piece. Just one of them holds 200 pounds. I just felt better having 2 to hold it up because of it's length. It made it very stable. I made some floating shelves from barnwood I had bought from Bob our gracious neighbor who was getting rid of it all. 
I attached them to the chalkboard.
The fun part:) I loved the way Joanna did her chalk art so I free handed the art with a chalk marker from Michael's craft store.  The chalk marker gives a much crisper, whiter line. Love it! 

I decided to change her banner though. I just thought for what I want to use it for the banner I'm using would be nice to just change out the words. This is the banner idea I chose from an ornament my BFF showed me she bought for Christmas: 
It will say "Coffee Bar" until December 1st when I will turn it Into a "Hot Cocoa Bar".
More pics will be posted soon:)

I made these to look like hers out of a large branch I had in my yard and some smaller twigs that I hot glued yellow/rust color balls to the ends. I didn't think the green Moss she had used on hers would go with the colors I was using so I went to my garden stash and found some sphagnum moss and it worked great.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Graffiti Room Hamper

Making this from Pinterest! It will look great in my sons Graffiti room. I purchased a 31 gallon steel trash can with lid on sale for $20 at Tractor Supply. I love a sale! Need to get the wheels next....
Hmmm...he already has his clothes in it!