Simplicity makes me smile!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Louie bug is growing.

And he thinks he's the boss. Time for puppy class. 

Enjoying coffee on the deck with my Louie. 

Such a good boy. He loves us. 

 Snuggle bug. 

Melts my heart. We love him. 

Lou loves his baby!!

Daddy and his boy. 

Thinking he's big this summer morning!

Side table DIY.

My first furniture paint project. 

Starts like this. 

Here I go!

Using chalk paint in primitive. 

Having fun! So therapeutic. 

One coat on. I'm thinking of two. 

Here's two coats of chalk paint and I love it. 

Up close before the wax goes on. 

Here is the sheen from two coats if wax. Apply one and wait. Then polish. Apply another. And repeat. 

I sprayed the hardware with a satin sheen 
Spray paint. 

Finished. Here's the before and after. Can't wait to put them in my bedroom. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Breakfast Fast Fix Ahead

Fritatta. Love them. I make ahead of time and prepack to grab and go for work. 

I'm always mixing things up. 
This particular one had 

8 eggs beaten 
Chopped up tavern ham from deli
Chopped fresh spinach
Fresh tomatoe slices on top
Swiss cheese slices on top. 
Bake for 25 minutes. 350 degrees. 

I slice like a pizza. Sooo good!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Zucchini is IN!! What to do? Make a boat. 
Slice zucchini in half. Hollow it out. Basically just seeding it. 
I chopped salami and ham. 
Put ham and salami in the boat. 
Sprinkle with garlic powder, parmasean cheese, Italian seasoning and drizzle with evoo. 

In the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Until brown and crispy. 

So delicious. Be creative. Use marinara, pepperoni and cheese! 
Summer cooking should be easy and fresh and quick. It's to hot to slave in the kitchen. Enjoy!

East Nashville Self Guided Bakery Tour

I follow these bakeries in east nashville on IG. I've been wanting to go visit them. I went to look at a dresser and found myself in east nashville. So I had to go to these bakeries. 
Yeast Nashville
Nashville Sweets
Bella Nashville

Bella Nashville has homemade bread, sandwiches and coffee. A small baguette like this is 3.50. Regular size loaf runs around 6-7$$. It's very good. Crusty bread. 

Kolaches. Lots of Kolaches. Raised yeast rolls with fruit or meat (savory) fillings. Very good. The owner is super nice. Coffee was Drews Brews of Nashville. 
A single Kolache runs 2.50 for sweet, 3.00 for savory. 

These cupcakes are amazing. Better than mine.  ( maybe ).. 
Nashville sweets offers cake pops, cookies , cakes and cupcakes. 
Cupcakes are 2.50. They are divine!! 
The place smells wonderful. 

Love East Nashville. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 4 2014

Happy Independence Day!

Fireworks and Foodtrucks at Hopepark. 

I think donuts were just ok. I'm such a snob. Donut snob. 

They used the lil orbits mini donut machine. I've looked at this to purchase. Very expensive. 

Love the food trucks!!

Pegram Parade!! Candy, sirens, super soaker guns!! Red white and blue!!

Mom and Dad had fun too. 

Picnic time in Pegram. Bouncy House, Sno cones, funnel cakes and lemonade!! 
Loving my Lanny time!!😘😘😘

Buffet Dresser ISO

ISO a buffet style dresser. Went looking today. Found this one on FB. Looks nice in the pic. But the paint job was horrid. And she wanted 250.00

I passed on it. 

Found this huge buffet dresser at a junk shop. 80.00. Bought it! Let's see what I can do with it. 
To be continued......