Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ornament Challenge October Ornament #10

October Ornament #10 Chalkboard

Whatever happened to chalk boards? Grammar School, Middle School, Jr. High & High School; memories of dust chalk erasers and the painful sound on nails across the board....makes my skin crawl just thinking about.
Inspiration: Chalkboard/Dry Erase small easel stand from Michaels
1. used light bulb
2. hot glue
3. hot glue gun
4. black chalk board from Michaels
6. Copper, bronze, gold red picks from Hobby Lobby
7. black ribbon
Americana black chalk board paint from Michaels gold, red, bronze and copper picks from Hobby Lobby
Upclose Americana black chalk board paint from Michaels gold, red, bronze and copper picks from Hobby Lobby
blackboard October 2014 ornament and blackboard and dry erase board easel
Personalized blackboard ornament for !2 month ornament challenge by Noami Foster
Thank you for stopping, hope this project inspires you to keep creating.
~ Noami

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ornaments from the 12 month ornament challenge

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Repurposed Craft Project for Fall Decor

old potpourri glass jar diy with angels
A little over 15 years ago, I created these potpourri containers for my mom's bathroom. Over the years the bowls got grimy the angels began come unglued. So, I thought...why not repurpose them into a new DIY project.
2 glass bowls with the words live and love on them with a can of white krylon paint
 I cleaned the glass bowls, bought white paint,
ceramic base, wooden balls and letter stickers.
I positions the letters where I wanted them.
glass bowls painted with white krylon paint
Spray painted all the items. (3 coats) 
2 glass bowls and lid painted with white krylon paint
Let it dry over night.  
live and love glass jars
A new use for the glass potpourri jars.
live and love glass jars for autumn decor by Noami Foster
They look great in my mom's guest bathroom.
They are used to hold cotton balls and Q-tips.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Reads 2014

Almost a year ago, I purchased "The Mysterious Benedict Society" at TJ Maxx. My recent trip to 2nd and Charles I spotted the book 2 and book 3. Though it may take me into Winter, I look forward to reading this series.

Book 1: The Mysterious Benedict Society
Book 2: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
Book 3: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Delimma
The mysterious benedict society book 1, book 2, and book 3

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread

A few weeks back, I took a trip to Cherry Creek Shopping Center to visit The Mask Project on display. While there I stopped into Williams-Sonoma, actually it was the smell that brought me into the store. They had just ended a cooking class for kids and the aroma was still lingering. Upfront I spotted a package of gluten-free pumpkin quick bread; normally I'm all for homemade, by scratch batter, but I could not resist the quick and easy recipe, so I made the purchase to bake at home. Here's how it went.
Spiced Pecan Pumpkin bread mix from William Sonoma
Cup 4 Cup is gluten free flour.
Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread ingredients mixed together
Mix all the ingredients and just stir, no beater/mixer needed.
Baked Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread in bread pan
About 1 hour bake time. The aroma begins at 35 - 40 min mark.
The final Spiced Pecan Pumpkin bread loaf
This recipe/quick mix gets high ratings from me. The bread was moist and extremely flavorful. I didn't last  a week. I will be repurchasing for the Holidays. Thumbs Up to Williams-Sonoma Gluten-Free Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread.


Thanks for stopping by give this bread mix a try, it does not disappoint.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Salted Caramel Heaven

salted caramel heaven ingredients
Cool days call for something warm and delicious. Next to peppermint hot chocolate,this salted caramel hot cocoa recipe is one of my favorite Fall & Winter drinks to make. Check out this easy recipe below and enjoy!
• A cup of Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
• 1 heaping tsp of cocoa
• 2 heaping tsp of sugar
• a dash of sea salt
• 1 mug full of milk
salted caramel hot chocolate
Add ingredients to small pot on low heat and whisk well.
Heat until hot. Add caramel sauce to the bottom of your cup. Pour hot cocoa into mug and stir. Top with whip cream topping drill with caramel sauce add a pinch of sea salt.
Kick off your shoes, pull up a blanket and relax.

Thanks for stopping by, home you give this yummy recipe a try and come back for more Autumn DIY, Food, Design posts.