When will I ever learn.  One thing about me is that I can’t put deadlines on myself.  This Pinterest Challenge isn’t going to work.  The minute I consider something a ‘have to’ it takes all the fun out of it for me. Today, I’m going to try doing one of my Pinterest pins.  If it works great!  If not, tomorrow is another day.


Day 2

These are the cupcakes I made today.  I used a cream filling recipe posted by and a ganache recipe I found on Pinterest but can’t for the life of me find it again.  I’ll keep looking though.

Day 1

Okay.  This was a little more challenging then I thought it would be and it’s only day 1.

I’m off to a bit of a slow start with my Pinterest Challenge. After babysitting my granddaughters all day I still hadn’t tackled one of my  pins.  What to do?

I decided to put dividers in one of the drawers to my new kitchen island for silverware.  I got the idea from  I will be painting them but until then I will consider this a semi finished project. I guess that’s cheating a little but I’m so tired. The idea of whipping out a can a paint is just to much.

Dear Santa, I really want a nice camera for Christmas!


Pinterest interest

Since I began this blog I have been challenging myself to do some of the things I have posted to my boards in Pinterest. This morning I’m thinking of kicking that challenge into overdrive.

I am going to attempt to do something from Pinterest daily for the next month starting today. It could be something simple like a recipe or a craft or something more difficult DIY project that takes a few days (or more) but I have to do something everyday. Is working on a project enough though? Hmmm. No. I have to start and finish something each day.

Ready, set, go!

Bubblegum machine

I have this old bubblegum machine that, up until recently, was filled with gumballs.  Chuck and I don’t chew gum and my girls have all  moved out.  I want to turn it into a fishbowl (an idea I got from a Pinterest post) but until I get to that project this is what I opted for.

It’s a simple fix for now. What do you think?

Kitchen Island is complete!

Yay.  I’m so excited.  Part two of my kitchen project is done.  Here are some before and after shots:

This is the old cabinet I chose to repurpose for my kitchen island.  It’s a mess!

First I had to take of the hardware and wash everything really good.

Then my dear husband spray painted everything.  It wasn’t the best day for spray painting because it was a little breezy.  The paint was blowing in his face.  Not sure how he handled the smell.  What a great guy 🙂

Guess I didn’t take to many pictures after he had finished.  That’s because I was to busy working on the new top.

We bought a large sheet of oak plywood and had the guy at Home Depot cut it into a 32 x 38 piece.  I’ll use the rest for other projects.  I don’t have a router, so I we bought some 3/4 trim for the sides.  I made my  miter cuts and nailed it on with my nail gun.  Then I caulked it, sanded it, primed and painted it.  We chose a cobalt color but it turned out a little lighter than I had invisioned.  I still like it though.


Farmers table

Now that my cabinets are painted it’s time to tackle my dining room issue. Currently, I have a round table in my dining room. It’s small and my family has outgrown it. I was inspired by a post I had seen on Pinterest for making a farmer’s table. Diana, of, posted a tutorial of a table that she had made using table legs that her dad had made for another table. She made it look pretty easy.

Here is my dining table now:

This is the table in my kitchen.  I’m planning on using the legs on this table for my new farmer’s table:

This table takes up a lot of space in my very small kitchen but if I’m going to dismantle it I’ll need something else, so my thought is to take one of these old cabinets from my basement and turn it into an island.  I think it’s just crazy enough to work.

Either one of these (there are 3 cabinets shown. Don’t judge.  It’s a basement) or:

this old vintage cabinet all of which were left in the house by the previous owner.

Lot’s of work to do.  I’ll keep you posted!