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Party In Your PJ's #269

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 

Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Curio Cabinet:
This was a $5 garage sale find that came from humble beginnings!

Here are my features:
Fresh Peach Pie - Eclectic Red Barn
Nothing says 'summer' like peach pie!
How to Make Epoxy Resin Doorknobs - Unique Creations by Anita And they're Steampunk!
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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Small Curio Cabinet

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I recently found this small curio cabinet at a garage sale.  It was in pretty rough shape, about 28" wide and 17" high, but it was only $5.  Of course,  I bought it!
The wood has a deep grain and splinters easily.  I'm guessing it's made of ash, since it has some weight for its size. The hardware also was not in great shape and since the wood was so dry,  I was hesitant to remove it.  I tried polishing it and the hinges shined-up nicely, but the latch did not.  I decided to spray paint it with antique gold paint instead.   After cleaning, filling, repairing, and sanding the entire cabinet, it got two coats of black chalk paint.  Since the wood grain was shining through, I decided to distress the edges and embrace the rustic look.  Two coats of polycrylic sealed the paint and then it was time to work on the back.   A 'pop' of color was in order for this little gem, so I decided to decoupage some colorful napkins on the back.  Before I got started, I painted the woo…

Party In Your PJ's #268

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 

Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Dill Dip Recipe:
This is a quick and easy recipe that also uses some of that dill you may be growing in your garden.
Here are my features:
Shabby Floral Duct Tape Luggage Tags They have to be the prettiest luggage tags I've ever seen!
Playing Flamingo Croquet & Building a House of Cards I wonder if I can get invited to one of these fabulous parties? Be sure to stop by both of these blogs for the details.  You won't be disappointed! Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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Dill Dip

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Since I recently walked you around the gardens at the Cottage and you saw how well my dill was growing, it's time to share a recipe for that dill.  There's nothing like using ingredients from your garden!
Here's what you need: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tsp. minced onion 2 tsp. dried dill Please ignore the jar with the dill in it.  I need to paint the lid and label the jar...it's on my  'To-Do List', but since it's summer, and it's nice out, I'm doing more outside things....if you know what I mean?? Back to the recipe......Combine the mayonnaise and sour cream in a small bowl. Add the minced onion: Combine and add the dill: Mix well. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to 'mingle'. Serve with your favorite veggies and crackers! That's it!  This easy recipe is great for an afternoon snack or a summer gathering.   If you're wondering how I dry my dill, I just pick it and lay it on my baking cooling racks to dry.  Once it…

Party In Your PJ's # 267

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared My Little Ant:
This was for Ten on the 10th.  Be sure to swing by to see all of the Picnic/BBQ ideas we have for you! Here are my features:
Tips for Restoring an Antique Dressing Table - Unique Creations by Anita I'm a huge fan of those  'Lost Cause Projects' and Anita sure had her work cut out for her with this one! 
How to Make a Clothespin Bag - Fresh Vintage by Lisa I also love a good upcycle.  Be sure to check this one out!
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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The Ants Go Marching...

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Or, at least one ant!  
Welcome back to Ten on the 10th where a group of bloggers get together and share their ideas for under $10. Our theme this month is the Picnic/ BBQ and I'd like to thank Terrie from Decorate and More With Tipfor hosting.
When I heard this was the theme, the first thing I thought of were ants at a picnic and knew I had to do something with that idea.  
So I gathered up three golf balls and got to work.   The first task was to drill holes in the golf balls so the wooden skewer would go through them.  My hubby had a pipe clamp to hold the golf balls and started drilling. The middle golf ball was drilled all the way through.   The others just enough for the skewer to fit. The hole you're looking at will be on the bottom for the legs to be attached. Two smaller holes were drilled in the 'head' for the antennae.  Naturally, I made 2 dots and then changed my mind.  That's why you see the holes above them! After a couple of coats of black spray paint, it wa…