Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zesty Pasta Salad


This zesty pasta salad is full of flavor and always popular at cookouts. I know cookout season is winding down but Labor Day just around the corner!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Funky Record Clock

 
This project actually comes from my Dad. He made a clock using a blue vinyl record probably twenty years ago and I have always loved it. I made one awhile back but ended up getting rid of it during one of our many moves. I like this one even better though!
It is pretty easy to make and doesn't take much time at all.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

 
Even though it is still eighty degrees most days, I am dreaming about Autumn and in anticipation of it's arrival I decided it was time to break out the apple recipes! Like these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. Yum!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rearranging Furniture Made Easy

Now that the basement floor is finished it's time to start moving things back downstairs. We are changing things up though and need to do some rearranging. Instead of drawing up the floor plan a bunch of times with different furniture arrangements I brought back an old trick I made up years ago. My friends and family always teased me about it but when it came time to rearrange their rooms they would always ask me to do this for them.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Preparing a Cake For Decorating

This one has been hanging out in a folder since Jeremy's birthday in May. I forgot to take pictures of the actual decorating process (which I didn't do a very good job of decorating in the first place anyway) but I do have some tips for getting the cake ready for decorating.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Basement Remodel Part Three: Painted Floors


The floors are done! I'm so excited! Just a few more hours and we will be able to start moving things back downstairs so that the main level of the house won't look like an episode of Hoarders anymore.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Customized Navigation Bar Using Links


I already shared how to create a Customized Navigation Bar Using Pages now I'm going to show you how to make one using links. This type of navigation bar is handy if you would like for the tabs to link to a post instead of a page, a different website entirely like Facebook, and/or if you want it to bring up all posts with a certain label. Don't worry it's just as easy as the other kind!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hot Mess

Every time I watch an interior decorating show I am amazed by the outfits that people wear while they are painting. I mean, I know that they want to look nice for tv but who really wears a brand new outfit to paint the living room? TV personalities aren't the only people who do this, either. I have even seen bloggers who do it too! As if we don't already feel inadequate enough while looking at these picture-perfect homes; now they have to go and take pictures of themselves working on these projects while looking like a GAP ad.
I don't know about you but THIS is what I look like when I am painting.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011