Monthly Projects, Installment 3

Today I'm going to show you these fantastic frames that I made from some old shutters.

"Frames After 1" - McKinney, Texas

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Monthly Projects, Installment 2

I promised you necklaces, so here we go...I am totally digging the statement necklace trend.  Big, bright statement pieces, I am in!  So when a department store near me had a "everything in the store is on sale" sale I spent an inordinate amount of time wandering through their jewelry section picking up various statement necklaces.  Personally, I like the necklaces with a variety of colored resin stones, but none of those were really on sale sale, they were just on sale.  Ladies, you know what I'm talking about.  But I did find several monochromatic necklaces in the clearance section and I knew that I could reconfigure them and get that multicolored look I like for less.  So I bought 5 amazing necklaces...which I promptly took apart.

"Necklaces Before" - McKinney, Texas

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Necklaces Tomorrow, I Promise

Hey everybody, I apologize, but my big girl job has gotten the best of me today and I am just now running to grab something for lunch even though the day is almost over, but I'm starving!  Anyway, I'm going to postpone my post until tomorrow when I can get it up at a reasonable time for you guys.  In the meantime, enjoy National Tequila Day!!!

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Monthly Projects, Installment 1

I am very disappointed in you guys.  Way back in May I did two posts, Spring Cleaning My Brain and So Many Projects..., on how MANY projects I have to do and how I wanted you guys to hold me accountable and, well, you've let me down.  I mean, no one has been banging on my door asking if I finished anything, sending me e-mail reminders, nothing.  Seriously people, what are you thinking?  That I'm an adult and should be responsible for myself...Well, I actually have been!  (I know, I'm as surprised as you!)  I've actually got 3 projects that I've done since that post that I'll be sharing with you over the next several posts.  Today's is going to be how I framed the painting my friend Carrie made for me for my birthday.  I apologize there is no before, I really thought I took one, but I know you guys can use your imaginations.

"Painting Framed 1" - McKinney, Texas
Carrie is in an art class where they recreate master paintings.  Sadly I do not know what original master painting this was based on, but if you know, please tell me.  When Carrie gave me the painting it was a canvas with raw edges, so I framed the whole thing out with black ribbon.  I used a glue gun to glue it down because I figured that that would be simple enough to remove if I ever decided that I wanted to do a different type of framing.  To add a little extra shazam, I added the hanging ribbon and bow.  The painting is actually supported by two nails behind the canvas' wooden framing and the bow is just for decoration, but I really like how it turned out.  Didn't Carrie do a fantastic job on this painting?!?  I love it!
"Painting Framed 2" - McKinney, Texas
My next project post is going to be on how I turned 5 necklaces into 7!  I'm working on coming up with a fun name for these project posts, but I'm at a bit of a loss at this point.  Everything I come up with is cheesy, and not in the good, gooey way, or boring.  It needs to be a fun and clever name.  I'll get back to you on that, but if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.  In the meantime, have a great week and here's hoping that you finish one of your projects and make something beautiful yourself.

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Amazing Appetizers - Watermelon with Lime and Honey on Goat Cheese Crostini

So, let's talk about watermelon...I love watermelon.  When the bro and I were kids our family used to have watermelon seed spitting fights in the backyard.  For dessert everyone would get a big slice of watermelon and we would run around trying to spit the seeds at each other.  Fun, right?!?  It was so much fun, but you wanted to pay close attention to the bro because more often than not he would just spit big bites of watermelon at you!  We all definitely required hosing off before heading back into the house on nights where watermelon was the dessert.  Whenever I think of summer I think of watermelon seed fights in the backyard dotted with fireflies...magic!

"WLHG Crostini 1" - McKinney, Texas

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