Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hot Pepper Spices

This is how our peppers looked growing in the garden last summer.
Yellow Cayenne.



This is how those peppers look today.


These were our Jalapeno peppers.


This is them today.


After months of drying them out in the mud room.  


I got out the coffee grinder.


As you can see we have plenty of heat 
for chili and Mexican dishes.


I'm thinking that I may not want to use 
our coffee mill ever again for coffee.
What do you think?

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Washi Tape Make-Over & A New Roof


Get that Washi Tape out of the Craft Room . . .
And into the Kitchen:)

The other day I was going down an isle at Wal-Mart
And I spied a picked over display of Washi Tape for 97 cents.

There were only three rolls of this red and white and I bought two.
If I would have had this idea then, 
I would have bought all three.

 Before


After 

Well, I didn't have enough to do all 
of my kitchen cupboards,
but I like what I did.

 Not bad for a couple of dollars . . .
What do you think?

We also had roofers come this week 
and put on a new roof.
We are trying to get all of the major jobs done 
before we are both retired.

 And having a 30 year roof should
last us . . . 
well until we don't need a roof anymore,LOL.

Needless to say the roof make-over was 
a bit more expensive than the 
Washi Tape.


Ever if the Washi Tape make-over was the cutest, LOL.

Have a great day,
&
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Spring Decorating :)

My thoughts are . . .
If I decorate for Spring, 
will it hurry up and get here?


Do you remember the lovely gate 
our sweet neighbors gave me?

I spray painted it with flat white paint.


And now it has a home inside.

I wish that I would have taken a before and after photo 
of this lovely bouquet.
I arranged the flowers the first time . . .
Arranging flowers is not something that I am talented at, LOL.
My sweet friend Shirley is great at it
and she was gracious and redid my flowers for me.
I love them now :)
Like I said I should have done a before & after
then you would know what I'm talking about:)

This is my finished Springtime fireplace.

I made this sign yesterday afternoon.

 It started here in Steve's scape pile.

Then I painted it and made stencils on my circut cutter. 

Cut some flowers and butterflies from old wallpaper boarder.

And it was done.

I then made a little banner to add some color.

I am very happy with the results.
Really we have been having some very lovely weather,
but rain or shine . . .
it is Springtime inside our little home:)


 Do you see the little black box up by the ceiling?
That was our weekend project.
We finally installed Steve's 
surround sound system from our old house.

 We didn't have trim around our ceiling before . . .
I hate wires showing, 
so now we have trim . . . cool, right:)
I hope that you enjoyed your visit.
That you will leave a comment 
&
that you'll return another day.



So for now, me and my sidekick Butchy
will wish you all a fun and happy day.

Keep Smiling.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)