Flea Market Friday 11.21.14

Flea Market Friday 11.21.14

Garage sales and flea markets seem to start slowing down this time of year.  After all who wants to do all that work for a sale during the holidays?  I know I wouldn’t want to.  However, I need to!  So I’ve hit up a few garage sales and thrift stores and here is what I came home with for under $10!  I’m setting a budget of no more than $10 so I have to be creative.  I hit the Christmas jackpot!

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So Flea Market Friday is going to be a little different for the next month.  Maybe it’s because it’s almost Christmas time, maybe because I hit the Christmas jackpot, or maybe it’s because I see lots of things to be created.  Who knows, but I see a project with everyone of these items!  So you have to keep coming back for the next 4 Fridays to see what happens to each of these items.  So now I’m off to let my creative spirit start creating!

Breakfast Bread

Breakfast Bread
Breakfast Bread

I know you are all probably getting geared up for the holidays and all your house guests.  However, with that comes the stress with planning meals. You want to be the hostess with the mostest, but you it’s hard to figure out something to please all of your guests.  I’m going to share a recipe with you today that is low stress and full of options.  You can customize this to whatever preference your guests have.  It’s great for breakfast, brunch, or even lunch.

I got this recipe from my sister years ago, and my family loves it.  She calls it breakfast bread.

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Here is all you need.  4 Ingredients!

1 can of Refrigerated Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1 8 oz. package of Cream Cheese

1 tube of Breakfast Sausage (~ 1 lb)

1 small can Green Chilis

Here is something you can do the day before, make the filling and refrigerate it.  Brown the sausage, add the green chills and then the cream cheese.  Stir until the cream cheese is melted and it is well combined.  Now refrigerate it until your ready to use it.  I usually make a double batch so I can whip up 2 breads the next morning.

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Here are the crescent rolls I used.

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Unroll this can in one solid piece onto a jelly roll pan and pinch the seams to seal it up.  I use foil because I’m lazy and this makes clean up a breeze.

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I usually roll the seams just to secure the seams a little more.

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Now add the filling, and fold up the ends.

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Now fold over the sides and tuck that sausage in there all good and tight.

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Bake it at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Slice and enjoy.  We eat ours with salsa and jalapeno’s.

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Here is another option we do for the filling.

  • Hamburger Meat (1 lb), and grated colby jack cheese (~1 cup).  It is really good as well.
  • You can also just sub hamburger meat for sausage in the recipe above.
  • Another option for lunch would be to do hamburger meat, italian blend of cheese, italian seasoning, and serve with marinara.

All these options are yummy.

I hope you can make some this holiday season, and enjoy a low stress breakfast, brunch, or lunch.

Fall Tablescape

Fall Tablescape
Fall Tablescape

Oh my!  I have been in decorating mode this past weekend since the weather has turned cold here in Texas.  I’m torn between Thanksgiving and Christmas decor around here.  Bracken told me I was going to confuse our house guest.  Oh well, it’s not like we have a house full of people so I’m fine with it.  I just say I’m getting a jump start on “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Remember how I told you the fall winds and cooler weather were messing up our fall decor on the deck?  I had to bring it indoors, I had no place to put it, so up went the fall fantle.  Well, what was left over from the deck after the fantle gave way to our fall tablescape.  It ties in with the fantle and I love the colors.

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That pop of teal just speaks to me this year.  I didn’t want your typical orange and golds and tried to go for a theme of rustic outdoors. I also like how the candles add that little ambiance.

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Aren’t those utensil bags cute!  I found a feather stamp and knew I had to do something with it.  Here is what I used for these little bags.

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I found these bags at Michael’s and just flipped them over for the feather stamp.  No matter which way they are, they go great with the table setting.

Here is a little close up of these cute little bags.

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I hope this inspires you to set a table that has a little fall flair, and enjoy a special place setting every night!

Flea Market Flip Friday 11.14.14

Flea Market Flip Friday 11.14.14
Flea Market Flip Friday 11.14.14

Oh yea it’s Friday and it’s finally cold here in Texas!  That air coming down off the polar vortex finally made it this far south.  Now I’m into a fall and Christmas kind of mood.  Which is a good thing because it will be here before I realize it.  Do you have your Thanksgiving planned out?  I sure don’t!  I hope your more on the ball than I am.

Welcome back to a Flea Market Flip Friday!  Remember that little goat cart I showed you last week?  Here it is with some fall flair!  This is why I’ve been wanting one.

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I loaded it down with mums and some fall grass I got at Lowe’s on their bargain shelves.  I’m in love with all the colors.

On the other side of the door I balanced it out with this.

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Yes, that is the fall arrangement I made earlier.  I had it sitting at the entrance to our house on the cattle guard, but several episodes of high wind kept tipping it over.  So now it’s moved to our front porch.  The large pumpkin is the one I made with bottle caps and just flipped it on its side.  It still has the bottle caps in it but you can’t see them.  That huge pot of white mums was another Lowe’s bargain.

I got all these flowers for about $30!  One large white mum, two orange mums, one yellow mum, and two fall arrangements with grass and mums.  Look at these prices!

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I’ve never hit up a plant bargain like this!  Score!

Here is the front porch welcoming us home each day.

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Since I’ve done this we come home to a little pumpkin game with our new Outdoor Interior Designer.

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Yes, Copper has decided he doesn’t like the placement of the pumpkins you see in the red circles.  So everyday we come home to a great pumpkin search in the yard.  I find them, put them back, only to have them all back out around the yard the following day.  Now, I think he does it on purpose because I keep playing along.  Gotta love this dog!  Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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Fall Mantle (Fantle)

Fall Mantle (Fantle)
Fall Mantle (Fantle)

I’m sure you know about my fantle (faux mantle) by now.  I enjoy decorating these shelves for the seasons.  It just brings a little celebration to our house by having a place to show case the season or holiday.

Do your remember our Fall Deck.  Well, with this air pushing down from off the polar vortex has caused some crazy strong wind.  So I had to take everything off our fall deck so that it wouldn’t end up in the pool.  Problem was that I had no place to really store it all.  So I went to work last night on creating a fall fantle using these items rather than reworking what I used in last years fantle.  My plan this year was to bring the outdoors in this fall, and that ended up being literally what I did.

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I love the rustic outdoor flair.  This area is right behind our front door, so it gets the worst lighting.  A professional photographer I’m not, but I do the best I can with my camera and natural light.

Here are a few close up pictures.  I used the dollar score feather pumpkin and glitter Dollar Tree Pumpkins I made this year.  Along with some antlers and pinecones I had.

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Look at this garland, isn’t it fantastic!

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I painted some smaller feathers like I showed you on the feather wreath.  Then I added these little spiked ball things I found on the ground in downtown Waco.  I have no idea what tree they are from, but I love them!  They are so unique!

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I’m in love with this rustic outdoor fall fantle.  How have you decorated for fall this year?  I hope yours has been done and you aren’t throwing it together like I am.

Dollar Tree Glitter Pumpkins

Dollar Tree Glitter Pumpkins

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Aren’t these just gorgeous!  Can you believe these are the pumpkins from the Dollar Tree that you can carve?

I started with this simple pumpkin.

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The first thing I did was to snap off that little stem.  Then I picked some paint to spray paint each one.  I wanted some fall colors so I decided on gold, green, and copper.  Once they spray paint was dried I piled on different glitters.  I picked glitter that I thought would look good on each pumpkin color.  Then I used everything from coarse to fine glitter.  I put Mod Podge on the pumpkin and layer one of glitter.  Once that was dried I added more Mod Podge and then layer two of glitter.  I just kept going until they looked like I wanted.  Then I glued a stick in the top for the stem.

Here is the Gold one.

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Here is the Green one.

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And now the Copper one.

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Who knew $1 pumpkins could look this glamorous.  Never under estimate the power of dollar, a little time, and a little creativity.

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Flea Market Friday 11.07.14

Flea Market Friday 11.07.14

Happy Friday!!  I hope you all have some big plans for the weekend.  I’m going to be crafting and trying to get some Christmas decorations and presents made.  I’ve got to get my list going and decide what I want to make everyone.  It’s less than 50 days till Christmas.  Insert stress here!  Are you making any gifts this year?  Are you stressing with me, or are you a December 24th shopper like my hubby?

It’s another week to show you what I picked up at garage sales and flea markets the last few weeks.  It’s a good thing I didn’t spend money a few weeks ago when I showed you what I found.  Only spending $2 that week gave me a few extra bucks to splurge on something I’ve been searching for.  I did a little bundling here and got a few more dollars off.  Yay for a bargain!  That usually seems to work because they get rid of more items and you save a little more moola.  Here is what I picked up.

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Is this cart not the most amazing thing!  The wheels are a little rough, but I still love it.  Also, do you remember grabbing a piece a cake from this type of cake pan at your grandma’s house?  Doesn’t it just bring back the memories.

Come back next week to see what I do with one of these two items.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

 

Wrecking Yard Wednesday 11.05.14

Wrecking Yard Wednesday 11.05.14
Wrecking Yard Wednesday 11.05.14

Wow, it’s been one busy month since we started Wrecking Yard Wednesday.  This was G’s idea and it’s been a little bit of a challenge.  The month of October was super busy for him with work, our aunt getting sick, and then passing away.  He was actually just finishing it up last night.  Stressful for me because I have to take pictures without natural light!  Yes my friends he is a procrastinator!  He works better under the stress of deadline, even if it’s self imposed.

Do you remember what he started with?  Take a moment and click here to see what he picked up last month to begin Wrecking Yard Wednesday.

 

Here is what G did with his awesome find.

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This lamp is awesome!  Rustic, vintage, industrial, and just super cool!  It goes in Bracken’s room, and he wants to keep everything as raw metal and not paint it.  I have to agree because it looks great against the Pure sign.  I like metal and love seeing the welds where G took the grinder to them.  It just shows all the love and talented work that G put into his creation.  I love looking at those!

WARNING: This is not your easy DIY project.  It involves lots of welding and fabricating parts.  Something that is G’s specialty!  This man of mine is super talented!  After taking this picture he asked me to take another one because his eyes were closed.  Haha!

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Rather than explain everything (because it gets pretty technical), I thought I would just show you some pictures of what all he did.

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How about one more picture of this fantastic lamp!

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Here is G’s picks for November Wrecking Yard Wednesday.  Do you know what they are?  Come back on December 3rd to see what he turns this into.

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Target Dollar Bin Feather Pumpkin

Target Dollar Bin Feather Pumpkin
Target Dollar Bin Feather Pumpkin

I hope you all had fun Halloween celebrating with your favorite goblins.  We had a low key Halloween because we were somewhat tired after having our aunts funeral that morning.  You just kind of emotionally deflate after all that, and we just needed to hang out and be lazy.  We live out in the country and don’t have trick-or-treaters, so we didn’t  have to worry about that.  However sometimes I miss seeing all the little kids in their costumes, and the fun with all the trick-or-treaters.

Can you believe it is already November?  This year has just flown by, and I keep thinking Christmas is less than 2 months away!  I went to Home Depot this weekend and they already had their Christmas merchandise out.  I have to admit that it made me smile!  I love Christmas!  But before we jump into full out Christmas around here, I still have some fall projects to do.

For our fall decor I’m using feathers!  I’ve just got a thing for feathers and Indian inspired decor this year.  You can see what I’m talking about here on a feather wreath I made, and then with our fall inspired deck.  Plus, you can see a board I curated on Hometalk picking out my favorite feather projects.

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I found this twig like pumpkin in the Dollar Bin at Target.  Then I just embellished the top with feathers I had on hand.  I really like these taupe and white dotted feathers.  All it took was a little hot glue and about 10 minutes to whip out this cute little pumpkin.  Always take a few minutes to walk through any stores dollar bin bargain section.  They usually have all sorts of great holiday items.  You never know what you will find that you can embellish and use to decorate your home, without breaking the bank.

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Halloween Flea Market Flip

Halloween Flea Market Flip

Happy Halloween!  I hope you have a spooky fun day today.  Have a blast trick-or-treating and enjoying all the little ghost and goblins.

Do you remember what I picked up at the flea market last week?  It was slim pickin’ last week and only a few things screamed “buy me”.  I had no idea what I was going to do, but while at Target one day it dawned to me.  I picked up a top hat in their dollar bin and here is what I came up with.  I Witch You a Happy Halloween!

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