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Welcome to #SoMe2 – Week #63
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Meet this week’s Featured Blogger! Amanda from The Anti-Mom Blog
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Blogger: Amanda Steinberg from The Anti Mom Blog
Bio: Tackling every day life with two kids under the age of 3,a husband and a crazy family, it can completely consume you! Along with trying to figure out the balance between being a mom, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, blogger and friend, I wanted to also stay true to ‘me’. The Anti Mom Blog’s philosophy is that being a mom shouldn’t be your only identity, it should enhance the already awesome one you have! I wanted to give other mom’s and mommies-to-be a place to come and learn the truth of everyday parenthood and give them a laugh or two along the way!

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Vintage Ski Hat Rack & Wreath

Oftentimes, Coach will come home with stuff and my first reaction is, “not one more thing-don’t buy anything else!” And I stomp off to go find something to do while I stew about the fact that the barn is no closer to being my workshop than it was six months ago. Because it’s still full of stuff…no matter how much we sell, it never seems to get emptied. So after I get over it, I go back and look at the new stuff that he has brought home…sometimes right away, sometimes a few weeks or months later. Inevitably, I discover some new pieces that I can work with. Such is the project I shall name:

The Vintage Ski Hat Rack On The White Picket Fence With The Stove Burner Wreath. 

Vintage Ski Coat Rack

As with most of the items I refurbish, I have no clue where they came from. All I know is one day they just appear on the porch or the deck or the yard or the basement, where they remain until I decide what to do with them. So here is the story of The Vintage Ski Hat Rack On The White Picket Fence With The Stove Burner Wreath. At the barn last Sunday, one of the other vendors was admiring the skis that we had in our shop. He had recently created a coat rack from a large pair and instructed me on the how-to. So, since I had a white picket fence section (doesn’t everyone?),

Vintage Ski Hat Rack White Picket FenceI decided to mount the skis on the fence to create a functional wall-hanging rack for caps. The skis are on the small side, so I supposed you could hang a kids jacket or two on it as well. Once I mounted the skis to the fence. I added the hooks.

Vintage Ski Hat Rack Hanging HooksBut it just looked so plain, so I decided to add the wreath.

Vintage Ski Hat Rack on Picket Fence by Country Design HomeSince I didn’t have a wreath form handy, I used the next best thing: an old rusty burner grill from a stove top. It’s round, it has little hooks for wrapping stuff around it…why not?

Rusty Stove Burner Grill

So I took some garland and wrapped it around the burner ring and secured with wire.

Wrapping Burner Grill with Greens for wreathThen I made a little garland with some berries and twigs and such and attached it to the bottom of the wreath with wire.

Wreath made from Burner Grill

Then I added a burlap bow to the top.

Burlap Bow for wreath

Then I hung it on the Vintage Ski Hat Rack On The White Picket Fence. 

Vintage Ski Coat Rack

Cute-right?! This will be at the shop at the Holiday Open House in the Barn at Todd Farm this weekend. Hope to see you there! Sue

 

Holiday Open House in the Barn @Todd Farm

As you might know if you regularly follow my blog, Coach and I, along with Lisa from RitaJo’sVintage,  have spent our summer and fall Sundays in the Barn at Todd Farm,

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a local antiques and flea market in Rowley, Massachusetts. Lots of 4:30 am Sunday mornings, hanging out with the roosters in dawn’s early light

Todd Farm Antique Truck at Dawnas we sleepily sold our wares to dealers and hipsters and Sunday shoppers searching for bargains and repurposed junque. The Todd Farm Flea Market

Todd Farm Flea Marketis split into two distinct areas: the outdoor fields, where hundreds of dealers spend their Sundays from March to November offering their treasures (at amazingly discounted prices) and the Barn at Todd Farm

Barn At Todd Farm Postcardwhich used to be primarily a junk storage facility, but is now home to various dealers and folks like us

Country Design Home in the Barn At Todd Farmwho love to recycle and refurbish furniture and collectibles. This weekend marks the 1st Annual Holiday Open House inside the Barn at Todd Farm. The barn itself is also split in two: the main barn, where our booth is located in an old dairy stall (sans cows)

Dairy Stall in the Barn at Todd Farmand the beautifully restored rustic annex

Inside the Barn at Todd Farmthat has been completely refurbished from floors to the rafters. The Holiday Open House will take place this Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 in the annex of the barn, featuring local vendors like JWrobel Studio

JWrobel in the Barn at Todd Farmand Special Guest Vendor: The Vintage Bazaar!

The Vintage Bazaar at the Barn At Todd FarmBut the vendors in the main part of the barn will all be there as well! Just wear your flannels because since apparently cows never needed heat, there isn’t any in the main part of the barn (other than our warm greetings, our JOY marquee sign and perhaps some hot spiced cider : )

Joy Rusted Bedspring Marquee SignSo bundle up and head on up to the Barn at Todd Farm Holiday Open House at 275 Main Street in Rowley.  Hope to see you all there! Susan

Candy Cane Mason Jars-DIY!

For the past couple of weeks, I have been spending lots of time working on Christmasy crafts in preparation for this weekend’s Holiday Open House at the Barn at Todd Farm. (Full details on Friday, but it is going to be fun, I promise : ). This Candy Cane Mason Jar

Candy Cane Mason Jar from Country Design Home
is one that I created last year and it was a big hit. Very simple and quick to make, it only requires a jar, masking tape, red and white paint and whatever holiday embellishments you may have hanging around. Here are the DIY instructions:

1. Clean and dry the mason jar to make sure there is no dirt or dust on the inside or outside.

2. Paint the jars an under color. In this case, these were home made red chalk paint, but you can start with white, since the stripes are the same size.

Candy Cane Mason Jars Painted Red Undercoat

3. Measure around the neck of the jar.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Measuring Neck
This one was 9 inches around the narrow part of the neck, which is where I was going to begin taping.

4. Mark off @ one inch intervals all the way around, depending on the width of the tape, which was one inch.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Measuring masking tape width

 

If you have different size tape, you need to figure out the math to make the stripes equidistant.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Measuring One Inch Intervals
5. Following those marks, start your tape at the rim and bring it down the jar to the base at an angle, depending on how much of a “swirl” you want to create.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Taped Jars

Make sure that you press the tape down firmly along the edges so you don’t get “bleeding” underneath. “Bleeding” is when the paint sneaks underneath the tape and creates little bits of color where you don’t want it to be.

Candy Cane Mason Jars Pressing Tape Edges
6. This is where you can change your stripes to be as fat or skinny as you would like. Just make sure you start at the top markings so the stripes are the same approximate width. They don’t have to be perfect, just close enough : )

7. Paint inside the taped stripes with the white paint, not too thickly, because you want it to be slightly transparent to allow the candlelight to shine through. On this jar I’m using Chroma Color by Cari Cucksey in a Crisp Linen White.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Painting White StripeThis is not chalk paint, but a very smooth finish latex that can be painted on any surface, then left with a shine or sanded down for a matte finish. One coat is all you need.

8. Allow the paint to dry completely.

9. Peel off the tape, and you are left with a striped candy cane mason jar…but, you’re not done yet! See all those little jaggedey edges? Those are the “bleeding” dots I was talking about. Very bad. They must go.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Tape Removed Striped

10. Take a piece of sandpaper and lightly sand the jar, exposing the raised lettering of the glass and smoothing out any rough areas and dots of paint that my have bled under the tape. The more you sand, the more rustic the jar appears and the more light shines through. Totally personal preference.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Sanding Edges

11. Decorate the neck of the jar. In this case, a bit of jute rope and some jingle bells completes the look.

Candy Cane Mason Jar Jute Rope Jingle Bells Decoration

12. When you light the votive inside the jar, it glows and shows off the mason jar raised glass lettering. The more you sand the more the light shines through. And there you have it, a pretty perfect Candy Cane Mason Jar to decorate your mantel or tabletop and light up your Christmas decor.

Candy Cane Mason Jar from Country Design Home

OK, back to my workshop to finish up for the weekend-I know how Santa’s elves must feel right about now : ) Have a sweet Thursday everyone! Susan

#SoMe Link Party #62 Gimme Some Bloglovin’

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Meet Jennifer from Organized Home Organized School

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Jennifer Renee is the creative writer behind Organized Home, Organized School, where she shares tips about organizing home, homeschool, and life. She believes everyone can have a beautifully organized space, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have it!

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Ikea Ornament Hacks-Snowballs & PineCones!

Yesterday I shared a quick and easy DIY Christmas Tree Skirt that I made for an upcoming Holiday Tree Festival. Once we had signed on to this charity event, it was all hands on deck to find ornaments for our Winter Sports Themed tree. During several shopping trips, my co-workers and I managed to find skating and skiing snowmen,

Ikea Ornament Hack Michaels Skating SnowmanSantas and reindeer at the local big box and craft stores. A trip to Ikea produced a multitude of these silver plastic ornaments,

Ikea Silver ball Ornamentswhich were needed for some shine. But, with thoughts of adding some snowy ornaments to the every-growing pile, I decided to take a few of the silver ornmanents and transform them. With a little fake snow and some glitter, the silver balls became sparkling snowballs

Ikea Ornament Hack Sparklking Snowballsand the long spiky things (not sure what these were supposed to be) were transformed into snow-speckled pine cones.

Ikea Ornament Hacks PineconesHere is the How-I-Did-It:

1. For the pine cones, I sprayed them with some brown metallic spray paint to mimic pine cone colors. Since it was a nice enough day, I was able to spray outside, first one side, then the other.

Ikea Ornament Hack Brown Metallic Spray Paint

2. Dabbed with the fake snow-Snow-Tex by DecoArt, using a stiff paint brush to “pounce” the snow onto the pine cone.

Ikea Ornament Hack Pinecone Painted

3. While the fake snow stuff was still wet, I sprinkled the pine cones with clear glitter,

Ikea Ornament Hack Glitter

then allowed to dry. Repeated with the other side.  Allowed to dry.

Ikea Ornament Hacks Pinecones

1. For the snowballs, I sprayed them with a can of the fake spray snow you use to decorate the corners of your windows.

Ikea Ornament hack Santa Snow

Which looked great, but then I discovered that it doesn’t actually dry to the touch. Fail.

2. So I wiped them off, then dabbed on the same textured snow stuff,

Ikea Ornament Hack Deco-Arts Snow Texstippling with the stiff brush to give the snowball plenty of uneven texture. After all, how many snowballs are perfect, anyway?

Ikea Ornament Hack Stippling Snow on Balls

3. Before they dried, I sprinkled them all over with the same clear glitter, then hung them on a makeshift clothesline in my workshop. And then I repeated the whole process because the clothesline let go and all the balls went bouncing around the room.

Ikea Ornament Hack Snowball Clothesline

Of course… thankfully they were plastic!

4. Here are the snowballs and pine cones on the Winter Sports Themed Christmas Tree we decorated this past Saturday.

Ikea Ornament Hack Winter Sports Theme TreeSo we added a touch of winter wonderland for pennies to tree #1 and saved the shiny silver ornaments for tree #2.  And, now it’s December first, guys! Time to get some shopping and decorating done! I hope your December starts off with some sparkle and shine. Susan

 

Easy No-Sew Fleece Tree Skirt

This past weekend, my company took part in a charity holiday tree decorating event. For the past couple of weeks my co-workers and I have been collecting ornaments and trimmings to decorate the perfect tree. Saturday morning, we met at the old school building to decorate our tree for the upcoming Festival of Trees.  And although we had enough decorations to trim not one, but two trees, we realized we had neglected to bring tree skirts! Even though that wasn’t required, the skirts give the trees a finished look that ours were lacking. So back home I went to see what I had handy in my fabric bin. I found this pretty piece of soft polar bear fleece

No Sew Fleece Tree Skirt Polar Bear Fleecewhich I thought would be perfect with the silver and white snowflake theme of tree #2. So I cut and knotted it and created a cute little skirt for the tree. Here is the HOW-I-DID-IT:

1. Fold the fleece in half lengthwise and make sure it is long enough to go around the base of the tree.

No Sew Fleece Tree Skirt Matched Edges2. Cut the unfolded end into a semi-circle, making sure the edges are even. I happen to have a round dining room table which was the perfect pattern, but you can just do the old pie plate method where you fold it in 1/2 and then cut an arc from corner to corner.

No Sew Fleece Tree Skirt Cut Circle Edges3. Starting at one end of the cut edges, cut strips of the fleece approximately 1 inch apart.

No Sew Tree Skirt Cutting FringeI typically measure these lengths to 5-6 inches, but this time I just used the scissors as my guide and did one cut to the end of the blades for each strip. The deeper the cuts, the longer the fringe.

No Sew Fleece Tree Skirt Cutting Scissors

4. Moving around the arc, you need to cheat in just a bit; the top of the cut will be a bit narrower than the edge.

5. Once the semi-circle is cut, you can start knotting. Take a top and bottom strip that match up.

No Sew Tree Skirt Fleece Matching StripsTie the ends into decorative knots I use a square knot, but you can do any type you like. I took pics of this, but their not very clear so check out this Animated Decorative Knots by Grog-any type of knot is illustrated here!

6. Knot all the way around the arc, creating the fringe effect, until you get to the other side.

No Sew Tree Skirt Fringed Edge7. Decision time! To have this skirt fit properly you can leave the folded edge as is and just drape it around the tree base to create a “blanketed” look like this. It reminds me of Linus’ blanket wrapped around Charlie Brown’s little tree.

Linus Blanket Around TreeOR you can cut a semi-circle in the middle of the folded half that is large enough to accommodate the tree base. This will allow the skirt to lay flatter on the floor. Either way is great and your holiday tree will look pretty and toasty warm.

8. Step back and admire your decorated tree : ) We did good, ladies!

No Sew Fleece Christmas Tree Skirt Logo

Total time for the skirt: 45 minutes. And, at this time of year the local craft stores stock an endless style and variety of fleece designs, so you can do anything from a jazzy zebra print to Star Wars to a Frozen theme. Have a warm and toasty Sunday everyone!! Susan

S’Mores Chocolate Pie Bites-YUM!

One of our  annual Thanksgiving family favorite desserts is chocolate cream pie. Over the years, I have baked many an apple, pumpkin or squash pie, only to see them get pushed aside in favor of the creamy-chocolate-graham-cracker-crust delight. This year, I made the chocolate pies (shhh, no one knows that I served one, but there is another one left in the fridge), but also created a new family favorite: S’Mores Chocolate Pie Bites!

S'Mores Chocolate Pie Bites from Country Design HomeThese yummy little clouds of toasty chocolate goodness were a fam favorite, and sure to become another traditional holiday treat! I originally saw these marshmallow melted cups transformed into shot glasses, but since this was a kid-friendly holiday, I decided to create the pie bites instead. Here is the How-I-Did-It:

These are quite simple to make and only require four key ingredients: Chocolate Pudding Mix… I used the Jello Cook and Serve Chocolate Fudge Pudding.

Jello Cook "n Serve Pudding

I was making the pies at the same time and planned to use the pudding as the filling, but you could certainly save some time and make the instant stuff.  Milk to make the pudding according to the box, Large Marshmallows…these Jet Puffed Marshmallows

Jet Puffed Marshmallowsare just that-large and fluffy. These misshapen sugary lumps were sent off to the land of misfit marshmallows.

S'Mores Pie Bites Misshapen MarshmallowsI figured if they weren’t straight before I toasted them, they would become melted molten messes once the heat hit them. Saving them for some hot cocoa action : )

 Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs…

Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbsyou can make your own crumbs, but I happened to have these already crushed and ready to go. OK, ready?

1.Toast the marshmallows. If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the country where freezing cold weather is not a factor, then do this outside on your firepit or campfire. We, unfortunately, had quite a snow fall on the day I was making these, so the stove top burner it was. Mine is a glass topped burner, so I just cranked it to high.

S'Mores Pie Bites Hot BurnerWARNING!!!! Do NOT TOUCH THE HOT BURNER. THIS IS NOT A KID’S PROJECT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS AFTER HAVING A WEE BIT TOO MCUH SPIKED CIDER… THIS IS DANGEROUS!!!!

2. Spear the marshmallow with whatever implement you wish to use. I tried a single metal skewer but the marshmallow kept turning as the inside melted. This three-tined fork was the perfect length and the tines created heating holes that caused the inside of the marshmallow to melt more evenly.

S'Mores Pie Bites Three Tined Fork

Now, don’t ask me why, but the fork handle never got hot to the touch. Which was interesting, because the hot glow from the burner on HIGH made me feel like I was under a sun lamp!

3. Starting with the bottom, hold the marshmallow over your heat source approximately 1-2 inches above the surface.

S'Mores Pie Bites Holding Marshmallow Over Heat

DO NOT TOUCH THE BURNER. Hold it there until you see a light smoking from the marshmallow, this means the sugar is starting to melt. Time to turn the marshmallow. Look at that-a thing of golden sugary beauty!

S'Mores Pie Bites Golden Toasted Marshmallow Bottom

4. Repeat around the sides, turning when you see the pale smoke trail as you lightly brown each side until the entire marshmallow,

S'Mores Pie Bites Toasted Marshmallow Sidesexcept the top,  is a light golden brown.

…this is what happens when Coach distracts you and asks a question about the upcoming Holiday Fair in the Barn at Todd Farm.

S'Mores Pie Bites Flaming Marshmallow

5. Remove the marshmallow from your fork using another implement- DO NOT USE YOUR FINGER!! The interior of the marshmallow is HOT and melty.

S'Mores Pie Bites Removing Marshmallow From Fork

6. Place toasted marshmallow on foil to cool.  Not wax paper, that will melt. And then you’ll have a S’Mores Pie Waxed Paper Bites. As they cool, you will notice that the marshmallow centers begin to implode, but the toasted exteriors stay upright. The hot melted middles sink down, creating the cup vessel you will need to hold the pudding. So cool!!

S'Mores Pie Bites Sunken Middles

7. Make your pudding according to the instructions on the box. This is the cook-‘n serve style, so it takes a few minutes cooking in a sauce pan to get to the molten lava stage.

S'Mores Pie Bites Molten Pudding in Pan

8. Using a teaspoon, fill the toasted marshmallow cups to the top (each one will take about a teaspoon of pudding). I was a bit worried that the hot pudding would disintegrate the marshmallow cups, but they were little toasty troopers and stood up fine.

S'Mores Pie Bites Filling Marshmallow Cups with Pudding

9. Immediately sprinkle with the graham cracker crumbs. This is a sprinkle-as-you-go project…you have to add the crumbs to each one after you fill them.

S'Mores Pie Bites with Graham Cracker Crumbs

If you wait until the pudding has cooled, the crumbs will just fall off. And you cannot have a S’Mores Chocolate Pie Bite without graham cracker crumbs!

10. Cool in fridge. An hour or so should do, since each S’Mores Chocolate Pie Bite only holds about a teaspoon of pudding.

S'Mores Pie Bites Cooling in Fridge11. Arrange on pretty platter and serve. The best part is no serving implements required, just pick up with your fingers and enjoy!

S'Mores Chocolate Pie Bites from Country Design Home

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving that you shared with family and friends. Now it’s time to go continue with the kitchen clean-up…hope you’re planning s’more fun today! Susan

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Ever So Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends and the wonderful people in my life who make me a better person every day…in the words of the great Kelly Clarkson…

Lyrics Thankful Kelly ClarksonI hope you have a day filled with gratitude, love & laughter…xoxoxoxo Susan

#SoMe2 SOcial MEdia Link Party #63- Pin It Up!

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Mekaela has shared this with us:

“No stranger to weight loss or a low carb lifestyle, I have made the switch to paleo, and am sharing my very best recipes for success with you! I have lost 113 lbs following a low carb lifestyle, and want to get back to a more natural, whole foods, style of eating. My blog is all about my love for food, and the healing benefits that go with it.”

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