Thursday, April 19, 2018

Scenes from Prom 2018

Tonight is opening night for Miss H.S.'s final high school show so while I try and keep my emotions in check, I'll share some pretty prom photos.





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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

{Shopping} More Trader Joe's Finds - Faves & Staples Edition

I know I just did a TJ's post last month full of new finds but I decided I should share my favorites and staples too.  These are things I try and pick up every visit (or items that are staples in our house).
If you like the warm crusty bread you get at restaurants, this is for you.   The Half-Baked Idea Ficelle bread is exactly that, half baked and you finish the rest of the baking at home. One loaf is good for 3-4 of us at dinner.  I keep it in the freezer and if I forget to defrost one, I pop it in the microwave for about 45 seconds, then bake according to the directions.
Last time I shopped I tried the Savory Thin Rice Crackers.  This time I saw the mini version Multiseed with Tamari Soy Sauce version.  They have a lot of flavor!
I love checking out the baking aisle at TJ's. I always buy their Unsweetened Cocoa Powder.   I love the packaging!
Speaking of the baking aisle, here are two other staples that I buy there.  I like that the TJ's Baking Soda comes in a can like Baking Powder. It stays fresher than the box that way.
I've been trying out all of the beauty products and picked this Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion up the last time I was there.  I'm waiting until my other moisturizer runs out but I'll keep you posted once I try it.
 I always throw a bag of each of the Trader Joe's frozen meatballs in my cart. The Meatless Meatballs are our favorite veggie meatballs and the turkey meatballs are Mr. Click's favorite.
I found a brand new tin of the Head To Toe Moisturizing Balm under my kitchen sink and it felt like Christmas. This stuff is so GOOD for dry skin. I'm not sure if they still make it, I will look next time I'm there.
I had a hard time getting/finding the Organic Red Lentil Sedanini (pasta) but when I finally spotted it, I picked it right up.  It's really good for gluten free pasta. I like the extra protein we get with the lentil flour it's made from!

What's your favorite TJ product?
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Upcycled Tray 2.0: Marble-ous!

 The last time I upcycled this tray was in 2014. It was a thrift store find that got a  chalk paint and map-scrap makeover.  Miss High School claimed it for her room and there it stayed.
Until she decided to let it go but I just couldn't.  It languished by my letter board for awhile.
 I knew I wanted to add more marble accents to the basement and I had some leftover marble contact paper from this project so my plan came together.
 Once again I used chalk paint to paint the sides and edges of the tray.
Since I was covering a dark color with a lighter one, I needed about 3-4 coats.  I didn't worry about taping off the center because I would be covering it.
 Then I added the marble contact paper and smoothed it out the best I could.   I had just enough with only a little excess to cut off.
 There are a few bubbles but they don't bother me.
I'm happy with the freshened up look!  Since I already had the paint and contact paper it was a zero cost makeover!
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Four On Friday

TGIF!

Here's what I've been...

Remembering...my dad
He would have been 80 this past week.  I miss him so much.

Photographing...the cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Marveling at...my daughter's artwork

{AP Portfolio Board}
Working on...cleaning up the front porch.
The weather warmed up and the porch was in desperate need of a makeover(and prom #1 is tonight!).
Have a lovely weekend my friends!
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