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Party In Your PJ's #378

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared a Cookbook Stand Makeover : This also was The 'Do It Over' Designers Blog Hop .  Everyone shared amazing ideas.  Be sure to stop by to see them! The features for this week: Fall Centerpiece DIY - Thrifting Wonderland Repurposed Vintage Jello Mold Pumpkins - Little Vintage Cottage Here's a button for you, Ladies: 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! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or tho

Cookbook Stand Makeover

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W elcome back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. There wasn't the usual amount of yard-saling (that's a word, right?) this year, but I did manage to catch a couple of them between putting the house on the market, packing, moving, and unpacking.  It was at one of them I found this cookbook stand: It was pretty, but the bracket wasn't attached, the base needed re-gluing and the flower design was a decal.  I decided to give it a makeover.  The first step was to get rid of the finish and decal on the front.  Citristrip took care of that for me.  Once I saw the wood was different colors, I decided to paint it, so I added a little stain to the edges for distressing. I gave it two coats of white spray paint and use some sandpaper to distress the ed

Party In Your PJ's #377

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I've finished unpacking for the most part.  Now I'm busy rearranging, decorating, and trying to remember where I put things.  Oh the joys of moving! The features for this week: Copycat Terrain Autumn Wreath - My Hubbard Home Carnival Birthday Party - SimpleJoys Here's a button for you, Ladies: 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! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Givea

Party In Your PJ's #376

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared T his & That End of Summer : Changes are happening at the Cottage! My apologies for commenting being turned off for last week's party.  I was having issues with the Inlinkz code telling me my html was incomplete.  Clearly the Technology Gremlins were at work, but as long as the link-up keeps working, it's all good!   The features for this week: Chunky Yarn Pumpkins - A Life of Balance Luxe Rustic Fall Wreath - Love My Little Cottage Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait t

This & That End of Summer 2021

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It's safe to say that this summer has been one for the books for a couple of reasons.  First, when it wasn't raining, the humidity was so high I felt like I was living in the tropics.  I did not have to water my gardens at all this summer - that's how much rain we had.  It was so wet that my Lamb's Ear actually started to rot, but in spite of it, there were flowers. The hydrangeas were quite happy. And I harvested a good bit of lavender.  This is just a sample. The zucchini and tomatoes did well and I made plenty of sauce for winter . However, the most interesting part of this summer is the fact that we sold our house!  That's right, we did it.  The market was just right for selling and to be perfectly honest, the stairs were killing my knees.  So we did it.   We decided to rent for a while and see what happens with the housing market and the pandemic.  Let's face it, these are uncertain times so we packed and we moved - just last week! SOOO many boxes - and thi

Party In Your PJ's #375

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I made Sauce With Garden Tomatoes : It's a quick and easy recipe! The features for this week: Vintage Wood Stirrup Napkin Holder - Sweet Pea Easy Knit Cowl Pattern - Artful Homemaking Here's a button for you, Ladies: 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! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Party In Your PJ's is not a place for selling.  P

Sauce With Garden Tomatoes

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  In spite of the very wet Summer, my tomatoes did well.  So well in fact, that there is an abundance of them.  Time to make them into a quick sauce - and I do mean quick .  How does 'less than 30 minutes' sound? This is what I started with - garden fresh Roma tomatoes complete with dirt.   Ignore the photo-bombing zucchini. They did well this year too, but that's a post for another day! In addition to your tomatoes, gather these ingredients: Oregano, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, tomato paste, salt & pepper. You will also need some garlic: Wash and cut your tomatoes. This is a 10 cup bowl: Mince the garlic and saute it in some olive oil.  Add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Add: 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar 1-2 tsp. Oregano 1-2 tsp. Basil Salt & pepper to taste. I also add some sugar - again, to your taste.   Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.   Your sauce is done!  In case you're wondering, yes, I do leave the skins on the tomatoes.