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.

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