Tuesday, June 24, 2014

May 12x12 Calendar Layout

I have my May 2014 12x12 calendar layout to share with you today.

Summer is flying by and I am still trying to complete my May scrapbooking.

I use the Collect App on my iPhone to make this calendar and then I have it printed at my local Costco.

I used all Maggie Holmes products by Crate Paper. 

I cut the bottom strip from a Maggie Holmes 12x12 piece of paper.  

I loved this sentence for my calendar. 

I cut the other patterned papers to fit the blank spaces on the calendar.

I used some Maggie Holmes ephemera to layer on the calendar. 

Thank you so much for looking. 

See you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yogurt Fruit Parfait - A Current Summer Favorite

It has been a while since I shared anything food related on my blog, so today I want to share with you a current favorite.  

I have been enjoying eating this yogurt fruit parfait.

I like the yogurt parfaits at McDonald's so I figured why not make it at home.
I usually have the ingredients on hand and it does not take long to make. 

These are so simple to make.

They are so delicious and healthy.

Here are the ingredients that I used. 

Yoplait Greek 100 calorie yogurt in vanilla
Cascadian Farm Dark Chocolate Almond Granola

You can substitute any flavor of yogurt and fruit that you prefer.

Slice up your strawberries.  Add a layer of yogurt to the bottom of your dish, add some fruit, granola, then repeat the layers. I like to end with some yogurt at the top with a sprinkling of granola on top. 

That's it. Add as much fruit as you like and enjoy!

I highly recommend the Cascadian Farm granola. The dark chocolate and almonds in this granola gives a wonderful boost to the parfait. 

It tastes so good. 

Just wanted to share in case you are needing a great snack or breakfast idea.

Thank you for looking!

Hugs, Shelly

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Colorful Spring Front Porch

I am ready to share with you my front porch that is ready for spring and summer. 

In my previous post, I shared with you all our refurbished patio furniture. After we completed that project, I was inspired to pick up some plants and brighten up the front porch. 

Front View

Here is my Simple Spring Yarn Wreath from a previous post. 

Our front porch is mostly in shade, so I love using ferns every year. 

I have had these pots by my front door for several years and I usually plant impatient's and caladium's, but this year I decided to see how some hosta's would do on the porch.  So far, so good. 

Another fern and a type of petunia basket that came from Lowe's. 

This planter got a coat of the bronze paint and I filled it with dwarf mondo grass and caladiums. 

I love my rooster plant holder.  I have had it for years,  I added a pot filled with bright pink impatient's. 

I found this beautiful mandevilla hanging basket at WalMart. 

It's a trailing plant, so I will keep it trimmed but I love the pretty pink color and the fullness. 

Here is a side view of the porch from our driveway. 

I love my porch this year.  I am hoping all of these beautiful plants make it through a hot Texas summer!

Thank you for looking!

See you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Refurbished Patio Furniture

In my post today, I want to share with you our refurbished patio furniture.

This patio furniture was bought by my in-law's in the early 1990's. 
It was originally black, then we painted it green when we inherited the set in the late 90's.
Here are the before pictures. 
Here is a view of the furniture on our front porch.
Here is the glider. 
Here is the chair.
Here is the side table. 

Each piece needed new screws/bolts and paint. 
Here are the new parts on the glider (new and shiny)!

New paint. Rust-Oleum in Metallic oil rubbed bronze. 

Andy used his sprayer to paint the furniture.  This made it so fast and the color  more even.

Here is the refurbished patio set. 

It is hard to tell, but the new bronze color is so pretty. 

I bought these two pretty green outdoor pillows from Target. 

Here is a close-up of the bronze color. 

More details of the glider. 

Here is the refurbished chair. 

Refurbished table. 

Since we had some paint leftover, we sprayed this planter that was light grey.  This will give you a better look at the pretty bronze color. 

I am so happy that we took the time to refurbish this furniture.  

We priced new patio furniture, but hands down, it cost us so much less to refurbish our existing set. 

On my next post I will share with you my front porch with my spring plants. 

Thank you for looking!

See you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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