Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DIY Cork Letter

I made this cork letter a while ago and it was so easy. I only needed three things: cardboard, a hot glue gun and of course corks. Technically four, I used a pencil. I traced the letter on the cardboard, cut it out - ok, five things, I used scissors, and started gluing. Okay, okay, I lined the corks up to make sure it was going to look alright. That's it. It was so simple. I gave this to my friend for Christmas with some DIY chalk wine glasses and she loved it. Sorry for the crappy photo. This is a during.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oven Dried Tomatoes

I made this a while back and just haven't posted about them yet. Not only did the house smell great, but they were awesome. I used a few pints of grape tomatoes that I got on sale. I've done this with grape and cherry and they both turn out great. You cut the tomatoes in half and put face up on a cookie sheet. I added fresh garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and oregano. I poured olive oil on top and baked at 250 degrees, for about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. You can add them to your favorite pasta dish or put them in the blender and they become the base for pizza. The pizza sauce is soooo good. (I'll post my homemade pizza recipe later.) My two year old son is "helping" me type this. Sorry for any errors.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christmas Tree Photo

I saw a tip on how to take a good photo of your Christmas tree on Pinterest (I'm addicted.) and I think it turned out pretty good.

Coffee Bar

I saw this at Gilly's in Virginia Beach. How cool. The drawer pulls are spoons.