I looked up the other morning and decided… I have to redo my bedroom wall today. I get very impulsive about my home decor and decide very quickly when I want to redo things. So my project this weekend was to make over my wall art.
Here is what my bedroom wall looks like now..
A nice mix of weird stuff- painted fabric and candles with dream catchers. too much. Oh and peacock feathers!
So, I bought 8 small frames from Michael’s and spray painted them. Here is the before:
And here is the after:
With the different photos I put in the frames, I just did a mix of things that were ‘me’ and random ideas I wanted to try like watercolor. Here is the outcome and it looks so good!
I used a lot of paper-y things… like gold paint on a border.
Or funky paper flowers made out of a toilet paper roll and scrapbook paper.
You really can use anything you have in your home. Here is a larger picture of all my frames.
I had so much fun designing them, painting them and then hanging them AND Sasquatch wasn’t even bothered during his afternoon nap.
Once you get that inkling for a home project, just do it! It will be fun and you see your beautiful work everyday!
For the Superbowl, I made Sloppy Joe Potato Skins. They were delicious. Here is how to make them:
What you’ll need:
A bag of the small yellow potatoes (as many as you need for a party)
Sloppy Joe mix (water and 6 oz. tomato paste)
cheese to sprinkle on top
SLOPPY JOE POTATO SKINS
First, wash your potatoes because you’ll be eating the skins.
Next, wrap them in their own individual tin foil. That will make the skin very tender as opposed to just baking them- that makes them tough.
In the meantime, make your sloppy joe mix and have it ready for when your potatoes finish baking.
When the potatoes cool a little bit after baking, cut tiny pieces off each end to they stand up on their own as well as cutting them in half.
I used a melon ball scooper to hollow out the potato skins. I actually kept all of the insides and made a few to be just regular twice baked potatoes.
Fill them and bake them for another 10 minutes with cheese sprinkled on top.
I didn’t get many pictures of the finished product because they went pretty quick!
A recipe at the Superbowl party beat mine and I just HAD to tell you about it. My friend, Ryan, made… wait for it… Fried Chicken Bog Balls.
These were absolutely amazing!! He rolled the chicken bog into balls, dipped them in a beer batter and fried them. They were crunchy and delicious and I couldn’t get enough of them. As a special treat… I found the recipe HERE as a winner of the Pelicans Baseball Home Run Recipe. PLEASE try to make these because they were unbelievable! GO Ryan!!
I hope you guys had a wonderful Superbowl. I had a great time with close friends and food!
This weekend was a wonderful time spent with family and friends. My Aunt Linda and Uncle Jack were in town celebrating their 44th Wedding Anniversary- pretty impressive, eh? We met up with them at their favorite restaurant, Frank’s. I love Frank’s too but I didn’t realize HOW much I loved it until I went to Frank’s Outback. (PS, I learned some new Photoshop techniques this week if you can tell ha)
You see, Frank’s in Pawleys Island has a very fancy indoor dining room and that is the only place I have eaten. You go down this beautiful lit up path…
It was so pretty, Mom and I had to take a selfie haha
When you get to the end, the place is transformed into a huge tent with long drape-y curtains and fireplaces everywhere. It is absolutely stunning. I loved going with my family but it would be beyond perfect for a dress-up date night.
My Aunt and Uncle are so special to me so I was really excited to sit down and catch up over dinner. Happy Anniversary you two!
What I love about Frank’s is that they serve small plates. They have the yummiest appetizers but my small plate was delicious- Beef Tenderloin over a Fried Risotto Cake topped with crispy onion rings. To die for.
Such a wonderful Friday night spent with the family.
The next night was VERY Far away from relaxing! My cousin Meredith and her husband Will were in town to celebrate Will’s birthday! We all went to eat at her sister, Martha’s house and then everyone piled in the car and went to play LASER TAG!
Let me just tell you how adorable this cake Meredith made was. Will loves everything America.. it’s pretty much his slogan. #America.
Will asked for a American cake for his birthday. Meredith being the clever one she is, made a sweet little white cake with American doodads on top of it. But she surprised him with an even bigger surprise..
He loved it!
After a delicious dinner and cake treat, we went to Surf’s Up in Carolina Forest for laser tag. Now, let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve played laser tag since Ashley’s birthday back in 4th grade so this was a big deal for me. Every Saturday, Surf’s up has $12.99 unlimited laser tag until 1AM. Ok.. we didn’t stay till 1AM but we did stay till 10:30 and getting there at 7… that’s a long time to play laser tag.
Honestly, it takes you a few tries to figure out how to play. By the end of our 3rd game, we were strategizing and taking little kids down left and right. When you walk in, you sit down and watch a 4 (seemed like 10) minute video that explains how to play and the rules. The first time, I was so giddy/nervous with anticipation, I couldn’t really pay attention. By the 3rd watch, I had it down.
You get lit up vests with named guns. For example, some of my names were Lockjaw, Xylor and Inferno. Pretty serious stuff. These names keep track of how many people you ‘kill’ in battle. Meredith, Will and Martha got to the top of the charts but I was just happy with improving each game. haha
We seriously had the best time and I would love to go again! You are practically sweating when you finish each game- running, hiding, ducking down.. it’s a workout in itself.
I wanted to share a post with my all of my Breezy Cheetah Pop friends that I think you will like. I guest blog for MyrtleBeachResorts.com and I wanted to put together a post that showcased the fashion you can find in Myrtle Beach. Here is the graphic below but click through to the link and see where all the pieces picked came from.
Here is the link to the MyrtleBeachResorts.com Blog.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday & weekend!
Okay… I’m from the beach so Snow Cream is like a mythical creature to us. If you read yesterday’s post, then you know we got plenty of ice along the Grand Strand. However, my grandmother had a big snow last weekend and mom gathered up some snowballs to bring back to the beach. She really brought them to just to look at but yesterday, we broke them out and made Banana Snow Cream!
Here is the recipe if you want to make it during your next big snow fall! Every summer, we make homemade banana ice cream. This recipe tastes just like our real summertime ice cream and I love a flavor in it instead of just plain Ice Cream.
First, prepare your snow. Gather about 4 cups of fluffy, white (CLEAN) snow and set aside. Ours, of course, was in a bag since it was from North Carolina.
And there you have it: Banana Snow Cream!
I hope you enjoy.. it’s such a treat for us since we NEVER see snow.