Saturday, October 8, 2011

Barn Wood Cabinet

In the previous post I mentioned my husband got a bunch of barn wood and barn windows from a demolition he did. Well I had to share his amazing talent, and also an idea to do with old windows! 

I asked him to make me a cabinet, and he whips this up in less than an hour!!! I LOVE IT! I didn't have plans for it at first, but it works perfectly in our bedroom to house some of our dvd's. Expect more barn wood projects, we are addicted!

Barn Wood Window BOW HOLDER

My husband works construction, and he recently did a barn demo. He was really excited to take some of the wood home, and he also brought me home several other surprises! He brought me three doors and about 15 windows!!!!!!!!!! I was ecstatic!!! Most of the windows all had their original glass still intact! This window that I used didn't have any glass, but I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. Here we go:
 Here is my original BEAUTIFUL window frame. I love it.
 I just barely painted it red so it would match my daughter's room. Then, I had these little hooks on hand so I drilled some holes, then screwed these in to hold her headbands
On the back of the window, I used ribbon running from the top to the bottom of the window for the bows, and I stapled it into place. 
 ALL DONE! Now she just needs more hair accessories!

Sweet girl.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bottle Light Tutorial

My Aunt came and visited this summer and told me about this idea. I have been wanting to try it, so I finally got around to it! Things you will need:
1. Wine bottle or other glass bottle
2. Glass drill bit
3. lights small enough to fit through the whole you drilled with the drill bit

First I started with a really pretty wine bottle we have had on our shelf forever!

Next drill a hole in the bottle. I got glass/tile drill bits at lowes for $12. They came in four different sizes, and you have to start with the smallest and work your way up. After the hole is drilled, pushin the lights through the hole.

Plug it in and you have a light!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Peach Cobbler

Today was a fun day with my family. We went for a long drive and hit some fruit stands in the area. I got a huge box of peaches for only $6! My intentions were to make some baby food, and also some other fun peach things. My husband tells me for the first time that he LOVES LOVES LOVES peach cobbler, so that is what I did! I used a Paula Deen recipe, because I love her. Recipe:

Peach Cobbler


  • 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
  I had to cook mine a bit longer than the time on the recipe just because I think I used too small of a pan. My husband said it was delicious though! Enjoy!