Thursday, February 23, 2012

Now we're cookin'

As I was making supper this evening, I thought the preparation looked so much better in my "new" Pyrex bowl. Maybe even a little professional looking. Or maybe I'm just a dork. But what ever makes cooking more satisfying, well, I'm going with it.

I do have a few Pyrex pieces that I absolutely love. If my cherry Pyrex mixing bowl ever gets broken I will cry. Then I will immediately go to Ebay in search of another. So when I saw this Pyrex bowl at a thrift store for $3.00 I had to pick it up. And it was perfect timing since I'm in dire need of some new mixing bowls. I love it and it looks so nice next to my cherry bowl.

And in case you need a new recipe, I was making  Noodle and spinach casserole . It turned out pretty good and the kids liked it too. It was easy to put together too, so it's a keeper.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rockin' on Grammy night

I've been wanting to do this project since I watched the movie "Pirate Radio". If you have never seen it, there is a scene where one of the DJ's gets married and the crew spells out "Just Married" on record sleeves. While they had the sleeves taped to the wall, I wondered if I could attach them all to fabric for a cool banner. This project was really easy and I love how it turned out. I debated about sewing the sleeves on the fabric strip, but decided to use no sew Heat n Bond instead. It worked like a charm. The letters are just glued on the sleeves.

I had it hung above my son's bed, but he's not much of a rocker so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. It might be kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but it says "Rock On".

 If I do another, I may use a fabric that isn't so busy. I would have preferred a thinner strip of fabric, but you couldn't really see any of the pictures on this fabric if it was thinner. I like how it looks, I just may tone it down some next time.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Souvenir glasses

About 5 years ago, I came across this Flintstones souvenir glass at a thrift store. I really had no use for it, but I loved the look of it. My purchase was probably part nostalgia too, since my family had gone to Bedrock City when I was young. Not long after that a neighbor was having a rummage sale and they had the Wisconsin Dells glass. Fresh off a trip to the Dells, I had to have that glass too. I loved the old touristy sites shown on the glass. And not one waterslide.

It wasn't long and I was looking for glasses for all the states. I absolutely love the look of the glasses and they look great all together. I could easily get all the states by visiting a few antiques stores, but they're usually about $8/glass. I found most of my glasses at thrift stores and rummages sales for $1-$2 each or received them as gifts. It takes a lot longer to build the collection this way, but it's a lot more fun! The thrill is in the hunt, after all. The one exception to the rule would be my Lookout Mountain glass. That's a special place to my husband and I so I paid more for that one.