Closet Clean-Up

October 30, 2012

We survived Hurricane Sandy without any damage at all. We are so very blessed.  My heart and prayers go out to all that have been devastated.  
So much damage, it's unbelievable. 
Please keep the east coast in your prayers. 

Since I was stuck at home and the electricity was holding out, 
I couldn't just sit around doing nothing...
I figured I'd do as much as I can while I could.
Yes, I filled my tub up with water.  Since, we are on a well, we would need water to flush our toilets.  I learned that one the hard way, when we lost power for a few hours a while back.... that's all I'll say about that. :/

3-2-1 Cuppy Cake {The EASIEST Cake Ever!}

October 27, 2012

I pray this appeals to sugaraholics everywhere.
I must admit, I am one.  It's definitely one of my weakness, chocolate, cookies, cake, candy.... you name it! The other problem, is I really like to bake.  Are you seeing my dilemma? So, being an empty nester you don't have the kiddos around to eat all of your baking masterpieces....
My newest solution....
3-2-1 Cuppy Cake!

DIY Sliding {Barn Style} Door

October 23, 2012

I'm so excited to share this with you!
About a month ago we turned our "formal" unused living room
 into a pool room.   You can read about it here in
A Crazy Idea For A Formal Living Room 
and you can see how we got that baby in here.
Because of that crazy idea we had to make some changes in our den/library.
Twice a month we hold a "home cell" group at our home.  We usually have about 4-5 children that come and we like to have a place where they can play.  (Plus one day... I'll have grandchildren.  Just trying to think ahead...) 
So, we needed to add a door to this room.  We didn't want a swinging door, 
it would just get in the way and we didn't want to pay for a pocket door, 
too much $$.  So, what do I do? Search on Pinterest!  My favorite place!  
That's where the sliding "barn door" idea came from!
WA LA!!

Pool Table is IN!

October 15, 2012

The pool table is sooo much fun!
Hubs and I have been playing quite a bit.
I need to practice or something, because EVERYONE beats me! Pretty much the only way I beat hubby is when he scratches the 8 ball.  I don't find that much of a win, especially when I still have 3-7 balls still on the table.
Oh, well! Be a big girl, Lori... :)
This pool table idea seemed a bit crazy at first.
You can read about it here in 

DIY Laundry Detergent

October 12, 2012

If you are on Pinterest...
You had to have seen how to make your own laundry detergent.
I mean really, EVERYBODY'S doing it!
So, I had to give it a try too!
First, I contacted my bloggy friend, Eliesa, at A Pinterest Addict.  She has a great blog and you should check her out!  She's in the middle of a bathroom renovation. I bet it's going to look fabulous!!
Anyway, she made this stuff earlier this summer, and I wanted to know if she still "loved" it.
And she DOES!
So, now I knew I had to try it.
Here's how I made my DIY Laundry Detergent.

Count Your Blessings Project {Wood Art}

October 6, 2012

It is so pretty out here on the east coast!
Hubs and I went to visit our son at college last weekend and
 the fall was in full bloom up there.
Here at home the leaves are just beginning to turn red. 
This happens to be one of my favorite times of year! 
Not to mention that my birthday is during this season. 
Hey how about that, it just happens to be today.... :) 
Happy birthday to me!!
What are the chances??? Haha...

Anyway.... 
I finished up a little project I was working on for fall.
I shared this pic of my mantle last week.

Sweet Rolls {By Complete Accident!}

October 3, 2012

Tonight a "funny" thing happened to me.
Hubby and I decided to make pizza for dinner.
So, I set to making the pizza dough.  It's a very easy recipe. But I noticed as it was mixing in the mixer it wasn't balling up like dough normally would.  I got my spatula in there to help it, and I got some on my finger.  I admit it... I licked it!! It tasted different, but I couldn't put my finger on it. (hardy har har) Hmm, that tasted different. It still would not ball up. This is weird. So, I added more flour. Thinking it would stiffen up.
It didn't. 
So, I lifted the mixer and was looking at it, dumbfounded. I tasted it again. Something is not right here....
Then I saw it....

Canning Jalapeños

October 2, 2012

My garden is Ka Put!
The tomatoes really never appeared in abundance.  I might have gotten about a total of 25-35 good SMALL tomatoes.
The funny thing is my jalapeño plants did beautifully.
They were VERY abundant!  I gleaned every jalapeño I could find. 
Here is my last harvest.