Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jumbo Lump Crab Dip...


Take some good crusty bread and some crackers and you'll be in heaven!!

Ingredients:
1lb. Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
1 cup shredded Pepperjack cheese
3/4 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Parmesan
1/4 cup Green Onions, sliced thin
1 tsp Garlic, chopped fine
3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Tabasco
1/2 tsp dry Mustard
S&P

Combine all the ingredients, except the crab
Mix well


Add Tabasco, Lemon and Worsestershire sauces
Mix well

Gently add Crabmeat, and fold in,
trying to preserve some of the Lump in the Crabmeat.
No sense in buying Jumbo Lump and then mashing it all up.

Bake @ 325 for 40 minutes

(sorry photo got blurry)
Serve with Crusty bread, Crackers or Toast

A little Spicy, but Rich and worth it!! 

Tony

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All in a days work....

I posted this awhile back and decided to re-post today,
since Beth at The Stories of A-Z is having a chalkboard paint party.
I love chalkboard paint! As you will see in this post, I went a little crazy....

Last night I stayed up to the wee hours in the morning
crafting away for The Little booth...

Here are some of the before and afters...













I am going to warn you before you proceed....
I have gone crazy with chalkboard paint...
I look at every thing and think...
could I paint that with chalkboard paint????


This is the gold frame above...I painted right over the picture
and painted the frame white







I can't part with this tray...



A cute little chalk holder



Maddie claimed this one for her rooom!!

Tony has his own ideas going on for the booth!
My dad let him borrow his large steel stamp...
this is one project he did.
He is working on 2 others...


It was really hard to get a good picture (sorry)



Chalkboards drying...
New purpose for the kitchen...craft room
and the dining room....craft room


Here are some things going to The Little Booth
that didn't require crafting...




Are you still with  me?
a few more pictures...

I love this frame....
Love it more..
painted white...
I don't know if I can part with this either...



So......
This morning my mom and I loaded up the car...
we need to work for 2 hours at the factory...
We are so excited....

This is what I bought today...
for me....
to bring home...

(Don't you love the dishes on the counter....



Flip over to the other side.....


If you followed to the end...
thank you...

I am linking to Make your Monday at
Twice Remember...stop by to see all the great ideas!!







Don't forget to visit Beth at The Stories of A-Z and see her
super cute growth chart!

Do you ever go a little when you find a project you love?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Land That Moved Us.....

Oh....how I wish I could share all the details of the stress that occurred this last week, but I should not. All I can tell you is thank goodness for good friends and the use of Deb's computer at 10:20 pm so we could sign and fax an addendum by 12 midnight....so we wouldn't lose the house.  That is a story for another day!

Now to less stressful stuff....please!  My mom brought over the current issue of Southern Living Magazine with a yellow sticky on it that said "The Land that Moved Us" attached to an article inside the magazine. The article she was referring to was "The house that moved them."  A wonderful story of a family that fell in love with a old abandon house and moved the house to land they owned. If you have a chance to read their story it is wonderful. They have 11 photo's online, but let me share 3 with you.....

I love the colors they used in the family room!


This is their kitchen and through the door leads you to this room...
(when I show you our photo's you'll see why these are so inspirational)

I love the built in's and the use of the bench...great storage ideas!
It is a fun article to read if you have the time!

So, shall we move on to "The land that moved us?" It was the land that caught our eye first and fell in love with. Luckily the current owners re-wired, up dated the plumbing, roof, and siding.
We do have a long to do list when we move in. Again, I'll share that later...once we figure out which project gets tackled first!

Well start outside...since it is our favorite part of the property...






Sorry, not good quality...from the Real Estate web site.



This is looking at the garage. We are zoned that we could have 2 horses,
2 cows or one of each. The kids think that means we should, we don't think so!
Maybe a pot belly pig would be fun?

Here is the house. Imagine if you will, black shutters, they are leaving the original wooden front door (which we want to restain and put back on), new columns on the front porch, a side porch and screen in porch under the addition, and new landscaping....just a small to do list!! LOL!

The only photo's I have of the inside are from the Real Estate agency.
We hope to add an island and the kitchen table will go in the den....
(something like the inspiration photo above)

The den sits between the family room and the kitchen.

This is one of the two full baths...

The last two photo's are of the Master Bedroom. I did finally decided on a color scheme and bedding.
Going to go with the set from JC Penney's...Greens, purples and a touch of red!
Of course I have other ideas for paint (yes Deb, I said paint) and wainscoting, but if I share that now I just might push Tony over the edge!



So there you have it! We are getting packed, selling furniture, planning and dreaming! Thank  you for stopping by and sharing in our excitement with us!!
6 Weeks and counting!!
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