Fajita Day

I posted my fajitas back in June without realizing that today is Fajita Day. Just the other day I once again was hungry for fajitas. I had sirloin in the freezer and some onion but no peppers. That meant when we were out and about at the beginning of week we picked up a red & yellow sweet bell peppers. Voila!  Steak fajitas. Yummy!  Best part they are quick and easy to make.

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Birthday

After working this weekend, I definitely feel like kicking back today, especially since it is my birthday. I see a bath with scented salts today. Mac got me some red nail polish which means I will have red toe nails & finger nails.

 

Maybe I’ll even dye my hair blond for the rest of the summer. What do you do on your birthday?

Popcorn Snack Pack

For Fathers Day, I decided to make a Popcorn Snack Pack for my dad. I was looking for the classic popcorn containers like at the movies but couldn’t find any. When I ran across these small pails, I thought they would work wonderfully.  Red and white is perfect.  I then printed the word “POPCORN”  and attached them to the pails.  They turned out great.

Everything in this snack pack was purchased at my local dollar store except the seasoning jar and the small baseball cap. I chose the baseball cap because my father had a men’s softball team – and even a field – years ago.  I know he loves the game. To add a more personal touch, I made a Crazy Herb popcorn seasoning (I’ll share the recipe tomorrow). So for around $10, I was able to get this cute and personalized gift for Dad. Sure hope he enjoys the treats.

Steak & Shrimp Fajitas

Have you ever had a craving for something? That’s what happened this weekend. For some reason I wanted fajitas. Even though we don’t eat tortillas, the meat & vegetables in the fajitas will suffice. So I picked up some top sirloin that was on sale, and red, orange and yellow sweet peppers. I was going to get a fajita seasoning packet but decided that I already had the main seasonings (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and oregano) at the house. I had purchased a small package of shrimp a couple of days before so I included them in this meal.

When it was time to eat, I cut the top sirloin, peppers and an onion into strips. Using the same amount of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and oregano I seasoned the meat and placed a skillet. Then seasoned the peppers and onions and added them to the skillet with the steak. I threw the shrimp in just a minute before the veggies were tender-crisp, . The fajitas were served over a bed of cauliflower rice and garnished with cilantro.

It was delicious. Next time you get a craving, I strongly suggest you act upon it and enjoy!

Wine Displays

In our wood shop we started making these wine displays which can be purchased on our etsy shop. Each one is a little unique whether it is the design or the color. A couple designs remind us of transformers so we did one in gold with sponged blue and then one is stained with Colonial Maple. The one I wanted to look like Bumble Bee has not turned out the way I wanted so I am still working on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is sort of patriotic with the stars.

Then we have this red mahogany stain.

We have a white base with blue edges.

A cutting board shape with peach and turquoise for something standard but in a unique color palette.

Last but  not least is a gray base with red sponge color.  I read some where that faux sponging is not in style anymore.  I liked the way this turned out anyway.

Mexican Flag – Wood

In our wood shop we are making flags. The first one we have made was the American Flag. Since we did not have many nibbles for the American Flag we decided to make a 3 panel Mexican Flag. Each panel is 24” tall and 12” wide which makes the total size bigger than the American Flag. The trickiest part is the symbol. I printed the symbol on my ink jet printer and glued it on the center panel. Then used polyurethane to seal it onto the wood. I have found that you can use freezer paper to transfer onto plain wood. But I couldn’t get it to look good so we stuck with the paper applique. Several people said they liked it at the flea market but no one ordered a flag.

Horseshoe Hinges

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I told you we started a woodworking shop.  We also are doing some welding.  Our first project is a horseshoe door hinge.  They are gray with an accent color.  Currently we are doing a red accent but can change it to just about any color if requested. We are advertising them on etsy.  I think they are really cute especially for horse lovers out there.

Dining Room Curtain

Earlier this year, I showed you the curtains I made for the back door going to the deck.  Since I was using red in this room, I purchased some red thick fabric to make a curtain for the dining room window.  These two curtains are currently being used in the master bedroom even though they were initially for the dining room area.curtains-2

Bedroom Redecoration

Last year, we redecorated the master bedroom as we were going to be home more.  Once again we went with red as the base color and brown as a secondary color.

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I painted the walls and ceiling an off white with a border to separate the ceiling from the wall.

 

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We purchased curtains and doubled them to provide a darkened room when desired.

 

 

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We also purchased a bedspread with a pattern to add to the overall aesthetics of the room.

 

 

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You will notice a small round table in the corner where I have a computer and printer.

 

 

 

 

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We took a shelving unit and mounted it on the wall instead of leaving it on the floor.

 

 

 

 

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Since there was a gap in the ceiling, we used the red printed fabric to cover it for a more finished look.

 

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I am really pleased with the way the room came out.

 

 

We even did all the finish trim and everything. HaHa!bedroom-redecorate-2016-9

Folding Chair Revamp

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As you can see, I was still on my red kick when I revamped these 2 wood chairs. I was using these chairs  with a small glass table. It would have the red salt & pepper shakers and napkins in the center on a colorful table cloth. At this time, we are not using the glass round table in the dining room.

I really liked this fabric because it had a red stripe in it along with these other bright colors. I did realize that in order for the fabric to look more finished I would have to remove the chair back to cover it completely. I decided not to do that at the time but may want to in the future.