Monday, May 31, 2010

SB Stuffed Tomatoes

While visiting my niece 
she made this wonderful side dish

South Beach Stuffed Tomatoes
4 plum tomatoes 
1/2 c. RF shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. grated parmesan
1 tbsp. coarsely chopped basil
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash of salt and pepper 
Place tomato halves cut side up ****
on a baking sheet. Fill with mixture.
The recipe doesn't say it
but I scooped out the insides
and chopped the tomato innards
up and mixed all the ingredients
together and stuff the tomato
 Bake until cheese is melted,
about 10 minutes.

*** my niece put them in cupcake liners
in cupcake pan it helps them stay
upright and the juices contained

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mirrored Plates

A few eeks ago Sue from 
took me to one of 
her favorite shops
Alley Cat Chic
What a cute consignment shop!!
I found quite a few fun things
These plates intrigued

I haven't seen anything like them
so I thought I'd share
them with everyone

I honestly don't remember 
the price of them
and I had thought it 
would be a great
way to use my old dishes

My rendition of this is:

I got this small 
what I believe was a coaster
for .25
at a yard sale
and bought the mirror
for .99

glued the mirror on with E6000

I'm hoping to find a bigger dish to put behind it

Transformation Thurs

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Covered Photo Albums

I got this album at Joann Fabrics
for $4
I would wait until they have 40% coupons

I removed the photo pages from the back
Luckily they were actually apart 
when I bought them
Because 12x12 paper
isn't big enough to cover over the edges
I cut the piece in half
and cut the top edge at 7 1/2 in 
so the pieces were 7 1/2x 6in
I used uhs glue because it does 
give you some time to move the paper
I folded the paper over the edges

I cut the piece straight
so there wouldn't be any bulk

Cut the other piece at an angle like an envelope

Glue the piece over

I cut an additional piece to cover the part 
that the paper didn't cover on the binding

I cut 2 pieces of contrasting paper
I believe 6x6

The overlap in the binding portion
 doesn't matter if it matches up 
as you will be covering it up

I hot glued the photo pages back in

 applied a ribbon to the front
I topped it w a lace ribbon

I cut a piece I believe 3x 5 for the
 pocket and applied glue to the edges
Yes I did change my mind
 on the pocket paper
Good Eye!

Now the fun begins 
by adding embellishments

I applied silk flowers I had seperated from a bush
added glitter jewels
buttons in the corner
For the tag I  covered it with
the paper and printed the words
on vellum and added a ribbon

I got the inspiration for this at

I have a real special one
I will share with you next week

Lucky.. Me

I received some gorgoeous
flowers from my husband this week
for my birthday

Today 2 more lilies opened up

I very rarely win anything
but this past two weeks 
must've been lucky ones for me

I won 
a crock*pot cookbook

which will come in handy 
with the weather warming up
There are so many great recipes
with 5 ingredients or less
I really am going to 
have a hard time deciding!

Then I won
 vintage wallpaper

I've been looking
all over for some
as I have a few ideas rolling around
in my head
(Some days
 that is all that is rolling
 around in there!)

I have been one very lucky lady
in more ways than one