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La joie c'est le partage
{ the joy is in the sharing }

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone!

It's been a wonderful summer, I'm kind of sad to see it go.
Hope everyone is having a great day.

xo and God Bless,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Yes, that's right.  Chocolate chip cookie dough that you can actually eat.  Without worry, without fear!
and it's delicious!!

I've made this stuff way more times than I'd care to admit.
 It's that good.

I found the recipe on Pinterest a little over a year ago and it's one of my most popular pins.

Okay, so here it is:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
1cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP milk
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour and salt stir until combined. Add milk then fold in chocolate chips.
Done and enjoy!!

Find this recipe at Tasty Kitchen!

xo and God Bless,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chic on the Cheap - A Table Lamp and Vignette

Good morning everyone!
The kids are back in school now, so I've been doing a bit of cleaning as well as catching up on some neglected projects during the little one's nap time.

I wanted to show you this table that I finished.  There is a corner in our living room that's a bit dark when the sun isn't shining in, but the space just wasn't quite big enough for a regular size table and lamp.

While out thrifting one day, I came across this table/lamp combo.

For just $10, I took it home with me.
I already had a can of Amy Howard paint as well as a burlap lampshade so this turned out to be a very inexpensive project.

Here she is all pretty now, lighting up this little corner.  

Statuary - pulled out of the garden {it's actually one of those things that you hide a spare key in}
Baby Ben Clock - 25 cents
Old Books - already had on hand

Not too bad for a grand total of $10.25 - Chic on a budget!!

Have a great day everyone!
xo and God Bless,

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Pretty Little Table

I wanted to show you this pretty little table that I found.

Right away I loved all of the wonderful scrolled detail on the doors and knew it would look fantastic with a new coat of paint.

 I painted the top in graphite and the rest in duck egg blue.

The whole piece got 2 coats of clear wax
and then a bit of dark wax on the doors to bring out all of the beautiful detail.

I love how she turned out and guess what?  She's for sale!

If you're in the local Hagerstown or Frederick, MD areas and you'd love to have this pretty little table in your home, send me a message.  I'll set it up in my Etsy shop and she can be yours!

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone -
Have a great weekend!

xo and God Bless,

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you all for your prayers regarding my previous post.  They were all greatly appreciated.

I'll be back soon with a new post!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I had a plan to post this week...
I was going to show you some of the projects that I have completed.
I was going to add a tutorial or two.
I even completed the bedroom makeover that I have been hinting about for months,
and I was going to show it to you.

Then tragedy struck
and none of it really seemed important anymore.

You see, my son has a friend and the friend has been through a lot in his young life.  Last night he lost his sister
to a tragic car accident.
She was only 5 years old.

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain.

 May I ask you to pray for this grieving family?
That God will wrap them in His loving arms and fill them with His peace?

There is also a fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses and medical bills.
Please pray about it and if you feel led to do so, you may donate to the family here.  

You may also click on the link on my sidebar.

Above all else though, prayers are needed.

Thank you all.

Friday, March 21, 2014

A French Style Easter

I've been busy in my studio this week creating all sorts of fabulous Easter goodies
 - all French inspired of course -

Beautiful Easter eggs

painted in the palest shades of blue, gray, and pink, adorned with French crowns and glitter.

I've been painting baskets in weathered gray tones

and making these handsome Easter rabbits!

They're available in both weathered gray and white

and they look quite "at home" all nestled in these beautiful baskets!

The French Marketplace has been re-stocked and more new items will be arriving soon.  There will be lovely wooden chunky candlesticks and more baskets too.  Be sure to stop by!

I've also re-stocked the French Flashcards.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
xo and God Bless,