Saturday, September 25, 2010

Before and After, Welcome

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This is what our front door has been since we bought the house 4 years ago, white is okay, but it shows everything and always getting dirty and buggy, this is Florida.

So Hubby and I decided to change it up.  I took him to Home Depot with me, figured he would have to like it if I let him pick the color, we knew we wanted blue, I thinking something dark and subdued, he thinking blue, like University of Florida, blue.  So he and the paint guy have this conversation and well Home Depot has all the college colors, soooo.  To make this story shorter I painted two coats of Florida Blue on the front door, and well lets just say it was visible from Florida Field, our front door was glowing!!  Even Hubby didn’t like it.

So I returned to Home Depot by myself and found a better shade of blue, don’t you think?

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By the way the husband is very pleased with the color and told me I did an excellent job!!

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The wire basket is from SL,m the leaves I picked up at Michaels last week,

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The mums are sort of Orange so we got our Gator colors in the end! 

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Little bird in the pot says Welcome!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Banana Pudding

I am hooking up with Foodie Friday, go here for more fabulous dishes!

I found a website called Back of the Box, have you ever visited this site?  I found the original Nilla banana pudding recipe.  I have made it before using the recipe on the back of the box.  But my Nilla Wafer box did not have the recipe.  Go figure. 

This is the recipe doubled... Yummy!  It is always better when you make it this way, from scratch on the double boiler.  This is how my MIL always makes it, it is a family tradition.
This will be consumed during the Florida-Tennessee game tomorrow!  Go Gators

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Not quite fall tablescape

It has been too long since my last post…  Life has just been too busy.  Between my husbands parent and my parents and adult children who refuse to grow up, we have had our hands full.  Anyone relate? 
I had a good time puttering a little prior to my parents recent visit with us.  Also pulled out a bunch of stuff and sold some in a garage sale the rest went to the GW.
house 001 house 002 house 003 I sort of had fall on my mind but not really, the roosters and the fruit in the cloche kind of hint to fall.
house 004 Do you see my toile chair covers?  I should have taken better pictures of them.  They are Waverly chair covers, I found 2 of them at the GW for $5.  Later I found 2 of them on Ebay and won them for $40.  They are some of my favorite things.
house 005 This table runner was a find at the GW.  The rooster salt and pepper shakers, GW too.
house 007 house 008 house 009 The topiary bought at Hobby Lobby a couple years ago, I love how the ivy covers it.
house 010 house 011 house 014 This rooster hails from 015 This is a cup and saucer found at GW.
house 017 love how this red saucer goes with the other reds on the table.  The saucer and creamer also from my collection of GW finds, none of them are recent finds, but isn’t fun to have a collection of finds to play with.
house 018 house 020 Hope you have fun playing with your collections as you prepare for fall.  It has been way too hot here to really feel like fall yet, although with football in full swing it sort of feels like it is just around the corner.
I'm joining Marty at Tabletop Tuesday and Making the World Cuter Monday