August 25, 2012

Distress Using Spray Paint and Vaseline

I was dying to try the Spray Paint and Vaseline Method of distressing furniture that I saw here.

I absolutely L-O-V-E how it turned out!!  
What do you think?

Delicious Zucchini Bread

W and I couldn't decide what to make for our neighbors when he drew out the make a treat for a friend popsicle stick from our summer fun ideas.  But then I remembered our very surplus zucchini plant and decided we should make zucchini bread.  I found an amazing recipe on  It can be found here.  


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool. 

We delivered it to our neighbors who loved it and W can't stop asking when we will be able to take more over!

Our List of SUMMER FUN

August 7, 2012

Playdough Filled Balloons

W and I made some playdough filled balloons.  They are awesome to squeeze and play with.  I'm sure it won't be long until we are drawing face on them and playing some sort of game.



Mixture 1: 

1 ½ cups warm water 

 2 cups Elmer’s Glue 

Food coloring 

Mixture 2: 

3 tsp. Borax 

1 cup Warm Water 

Stir mixture 1 together in 1 bowl. 

Mixture 2 in another bowl. 

Make sure both are mixed well. 

Pour mixture 1 into mixture 2. 

There is no need to stir the mixture but you can if you want because it is the chemical reaction that actually makes the flubber. When it is in a glob work it for 2-3 minutes. Initially it feels wet but it eventually dries up to the final product. 

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