Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mason Jar Holder

I'm pretty sure that Mason Jars are God's gift to homemakers.

They look vintage, and chic, and rustic, and everything I want my home to represent.

So I made a mason jar holder for my FABRIC FLOWER BOUQUET.

I simply took a piece of 1x6, cut it down to about 8" long and painted it. Then I used a pipe clamp that I got from a home improvement store (I took a jar with me to the store to find the perfect size) and screwed it into the wood. Nailed a picture hanger to the back and hung it up. Easy and Cheap. Just how I like it. {hehe}

Here's some more Mason Jar "Pinspiration"

I'll be linking up to some of these parties! Come party with me!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fabric Flower Bouquet

Yes I'm alive and still kickin'! Sorry I missed y'all last week. I decided to take a step back from the blog and focus on Sign Me Up. It was exactly what I needed to do. I took a step back focused on the shop and found my creativity again.

Not only that but I kinda figured out a couple of things I want to do around the blog. BIG changes are coming people! BIG BIG BIG! Get ready.

Anyways... On to today's little crafty post!
Remember when I posted at Momma Hen's place like FOREVER ago? Yea just realized I never shared what I made here! So here it is.

A Fabric Flower Bouquet!

First gather all your scrap fabric.
Next cut strips of fabric about 1.5 inches x 44 inches (44-45 inches is the standard width for most fabrics)

(I folded mine over a bunch of times so I wouldn't have to make such long cuts.)

Next (on one side of the fabric) sew a line. You can use your sewing machine or a needle and thread.
I just used a needle and tread. Simply tie a not in on one end of the thread and stitch back and forth along one edge while slightly gathering the fabric onto the thread.

You will end up with ruffles that look like this.

Now turn on that glue gun! Once it's heated add some glue to the end of a dowel rod.
(I got a package of 20 or so dowel rods at Hobby Lobby for around $1)

Starting at one end of your fabric wrap the fabric around the dowel rod gluing ever so often.

You will end up with a rose looking fabric flower like above!

Keep going until you have your desired bouquet! I know just the place I want to put these too! I'll be giving a tutorial on Tuesday as to where my bouquet's are going!

I'll be linking up to some of THESE awesome parties!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Eye Candy {17- Sugar and Spice}

If you follow my Pins on Pinterest you might have noticed a board called "Wee baby Wiggins" with a collection of baby shower ideas, nursery ideas, outfit ideas... baby stuff... well sadly it's not MY baby I'm pinning for there... but it's for my BEST Friend!

 Yesterday we got to find out the gender of the baby!



{as if you couldn't guess from the title?!}

I mean, all I really want for this sweet baby is for her to be healthy and happy. I know wee baby is going to have a wonderful life with parents like Corey and Stacey. It is nice to know the sex though. Now I can go shopping!!!!!!!

So I bring you.... the girly version of

I'm so ready to meet this baby! Miss Avery you are already loved by so many people. I can't wait to see you. I'm having so much fun dreaming up cute stuff to make you! And know, baby Avery, you are loved. You're mommy and daddy are the best people I know. They will love you with EVERY ounce of their hearts and every fiber of their being. You have a wonderful life ahead of you.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

PSA- Rex, meet Tree

Don't speed on country roads....(or any road for that matter...) 
You just might hit a patch of gravel and loose control...
 and your Rex just might get up close and personal with a very large tree....

*No one -human or animal- was seriously harmed in the making of this blog post*

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday! {10- Pinterest to Life x2}


Even Mom's getting in on the fun!


Can you tell we're related???

Yeah me neither.... Hahaha...

Follow Mom's Pin's HERE!

I'll be linking up at THESE parties!

Monday, August 15, 2011

What can we learn from Facebook?

What can we learn from Facebook?

We can learn A TON! Especially with the new "you know you're from <blank> when..." groups that keep popping up...

"Maybe Cooter Barnett??? For some reason I'm thinking she had crazy hair and laughed a lot!"

"Cooter gave me anesthetic when I was giving birth 3 times loved her!! Sheirly I. was one of Dr. Rhoades nurse' s Joyce H. and Bettye O.'s mother was one (just can't remember her name)..."

"Time to get into this. I remember "Cotter" Barnett. She gave me anesthetic twice. Once in 1956 for tonsil operation. Told me I would see Pink Rabbits. Never saw them. Then in 1968, for my knee operation. Told her I was mad that I never saw those pink rabbits. She told me (at age 18) this time I would see Playboy Bunnies. I told her to "FILL ME UP!" Still did not see them bunnies."

All of these are stories are about my great-grandmother found on a page from a town she lived in...

Good lord I miss her. I'm happy to know that other people have such fond memories of her as well.

I will never stop learning from you Cooter. Ever.

To read more about my AMAZING great-grandmother
& our trip to her home town HERE

I'll be linking up HERE.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Eye Candy {16- Stomach Candy?!}

I totally missed out on yesterday's recipe post... I was hungry and forgot to take ANY pics while I was making it... Or after it was made... My bad. BUT if you want to know what I made... It would be THIS recipe. It's REALLY REALLY good I promise...
Hence the no-pics-because-I-scarfed-it-down :-)

So anyways.... How about another

Er :-/ stomach candy???

All of these can be found on my YUMMY Board on Pinterest.
The links below the pictures will take you straight to the recipe!
I'll be linking up to THESE awesome parties!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday {Thank you Pinterest!}

I must say... THANK YOU Pinterest... For finding me such cute outfits to wear...

Once again I give you...

Sweater- Target
White Tank- Target
Jeans- Levi's
Flip Flops- Target

My foot looks freakishly long in this photo... but it's not... I wear a 7.5...

I'll be linking up HERE!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pepperoncini Pepper Crock Pot Roast Recipe

I think this week is going to have to be Recipe Week here on 20Something! I've been cooking up a storm lately and I have to share these yummy creations!

This is a recipe from the kitchen of my momma!
(I think?!?! Mom? Help me out here...Is it from you or Mawmaw?!?!)

Pepperoncini Pepper Roast

What You Need:
1 Roast (Size depends on how many you are cooking for)
1 Large Bottle of Italian Dressing (I use low fat)
1 Jar of Pepperoncini Peppers

To Make:
Put Roast into crock pot
Cover with Italian Dressing and Pepperoncini Peppers
(Make sure roast is covered- More dressing and peppers may be needed for larger roasts)
Turn crock pot on low.
Let cook for 6-8 hours. (Cook time varies based on roast size)

Serve with pasta or your side of choice {See photo 1}
Or shred and serve on toasted buns with mozzarella cheese! {Photo 2}

Don't forget to check out my recipe from yesterday!

Linking up with some of these parties!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Italian Basil Chicken Pasta

Ever have those nights where you thaw something out for supper having NO idea what you're going to make? Where you just cross your fingers, throw something together, and pray that it's edible? It happens to me more often than not. Especially when you're broke and you just buy what's on sale at the grocery store.

The other night I did just that. Set some chicken out to thaw. Figured I could throw some seasoning on it, open a can of green beans and be good to go. Little did I know, I was about to create a masterpiece!

May I introduce...

Italian Basil Chicken Pasta

First I put the chicken into a Ziploc bag.
I poured in enough Onion Powder, Basil, Garlic Salt, Italian Seasoning, and Panko bread crumbs to coat the chicken. {Don't ask about measurements... I have no idea... I eyeballed it.}

Then I heated up a bit of vegetable oil in a large skillet and browned the chicken.
I boiled some spaghetti and when it was al dente, I drained it and added a bit of spaghetti sauce.

There you have it. Quick, simple, and yummy! Just the way I like it!

I'll be linking up to some of these AWESOME parties!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Eye Candy {15- "Pinspiration"}

If you follow my Pins on Pinterest {and you totally should... I'm a pinaholic...}
anyways.... If you follow my pins you might notice that I have a board for "Sign Ideas". A collection of ideas that I will use for inspiring new items for my shop.

So here's another

{and no it's NOT an outfit post!}

First here was my inspiration!

and here is what I came up with...

You can find this new sign listed HERE

And one of my other new listings...

Vintage House Number Sign can be found HERE!


Enter WEEKEND20 at checkout for 20% off THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

I'll be linking up to some of THESE awesome parties!
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