Design on the cheap(er)

Yes, that’s my family room and my $10 chair and it comes with a story that’s almost to good to be true. Last Saturday the kiddos and I got up at 6am to head over to Publix Supermarket for their annual Easter Egghunt, all the kids have so much fun hunting for eggs in the aisle Buddy was extra happy to be in the soda isle and afterwards we shopped for our Easter dinner items and I got $20 from my account (which is something I never do) at the checkout and on a whim I said lets go visit some dear friends and neighbors from our first home but no one seem to be answering their doors at 8am on a Saturday and I don’t blame them and as we drove away from our old street I noticed a sign for a yard sale, the day before I had wished to find 2 wingback chairs and look on Craigslist for hours with no luck , so I thought maybe I might find a pair of wingbacks to re-cover at a yard sale and off we went to follow the signs. I parked the car and to my amazement I saw two gorgeous chair but the home owners were sitting in them so I ask if the we for sale with hesitation and she relied yes! I’ll sell them to you for $10 each but the couch is sold, still in shock over my good fortune I reached into my pocket and handed her that $20 bill, that magical $20 bill from earlier, right then I became the proud owner of 2 vintage 1950’s chairs filled with 100% cotton and the coolest fabric that matched my decor perfectly, how can that be and on top of it all they drove the 15 miles to my house and delivered them… I heart yards sales.

 I collected all the furnishing over a period of 2 years and hope it looks like they’ve been together forever.
There are so many places to shop for awesome item at a discount my favs are Ebay, Craigslist, antique stores, yard sales and going out of business sales.

Wacky Wednesday’s… Fashionista

I won’t even try to explain this outfit or my child she has a love for all things and all colors and a way of expressing herself through clothes like no other and it brings a smile to my face every time. Who’s to say leopard rainbow sox don’t go with plaid madras shorts and a floral Mini Boden shirt?

I glanced out the window and had to snap this shot of her having fun on the backyard rope swing. 

Buckets of Easter Joy!

My Buddy is nothing but a bucket full of trouble!

 Look at that determination on her face Little E was all about eggs this year and she manage to round up the most with a egg this year, way to go!

And well the Easter Bunny is not really a big attraction for the peas and this is as good as it gets to a photo with the guy in the big white velveteen suit, Little E screamed bloody murder when she saw him, I don’t get her fear but she’s no better with Santa.

Oil Spill 1 year Anniversary

Guy Fieri, Myself and Panini Pete
Gulf Shores, Alabama 2011
I had the pleasure of meeting Tv personality and Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri along with his friend Panini Pete a local Chef and all around great person while I was photographing the Supper on The sand in Gulf Shores,AL on Sunday to Celebrate the Gulf and mark the anniversary of the horrible BP Oil Spill disaster. May we cherish and appreciate what we have without another disaster like this.

Food Fridays: Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treat Eggs

What you’ll need:
extra large plastic eggs(ours came with little people inside from Target).
1 box of rice krispies cereal
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1/4 stick of butter
one bag of small sized candy for inside the eggs (I used gummy bears)

**Recipe makes 10 eggs**

First wash the eggs and dry then prepare the rice krispie mixture as directed on the box if you don’t have a recipe just pour the bag of marshmallows in to a large glass bowl and place in the microwave on high until they are all fluffy then melt the butter in a small bowl or cup and pour 3/4 of it on the marshmallows  then stir and add the box of Rice Krispies mix until well blended.

Then with the left over melted butter use a pastry brush to coat the inside of the eggs
 and fill the eggs with the marshmallow krispie mixture.

 Butter will help the mixture to not stick to your fingers and make it easier to press the crispies into the eggs and make sure to indent the centers to leave room for the candy filling. After filling the eggs press the two halves together firmly then remove the bottom half of the plastic egg then with your hand firmly press and mold the two halves until completely together and remove the other plastic egg half.

Place the rice kripsy treat eggs in the fridge until set and serve.