Thursday, July 18, 2013

My New Love: Chalk Paint!

Have y'all tried chalk paint? OMG, its fabulous. No sanding, no priming. Just painting, and then playing. We like that in our house.... the getting right to the playing part. 

A sweet friend gave me a little, old table and chairs for miss caroline. It was the perfect thing to jumpstart my thoughts for a little person playroom. That is still the works, but the table and chairs are finished, and caroline is already loving them!

Here is what they looked like before:
I painted a coat of gray on the chairs to start. I wanted them to have gray under tones instead of the brown of the original oak chair. 

This is how they turned out:
There were exposed screw holes on the sides, and I found these fun colorful buttons at Michaels and hot-glued them over the holes. Love the punch of color!
Caroline enjoys climbing up and down because they are the perfect size for her to maneuver independently. 
I used CeCe Caldwell's Chalk paint and Satin finish over top. It worked great, and is mineral based, VOC free, no oder, so easy to clean up, washes out easy with water... basically the perfect paint. Did I mention you don't have to sand off old finishes or paint. AMAZING!

I used two sample size containers of Carolina yellow and two of Seattle mist gray for a total of $36. Which is a little more pricy than regular paint or acrylic, but it is so worth it because it was that easy! And our table was free, so 36 dollars sounds awesome :)
Have you found and fallen in love with chalk paint? Give it a try! 

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Our Littlest Cow & 3 years of selling Chicken

We love Cow Appreciation Day around here... and in my personal {biased} opinion we have the cutest ever cow!
 She loves nuggets and fries! Good thing since we have access to quite a few of them :) 
 She had a tail... and never noticed it even once! 
 I'm a mean mom. Caroline seriously does LOVE "Moo Moo" just as long as she isn't being held by her. 
 See, we're good sitting beside Moo!
 Caroline as LOVES her Da Da... and she already knows going to Chick-fil-A means she gets to see Da Da. 

And 3 years ago today we opened our little Chick-fil-A. It seems like yesterday, and so so long ago at the same time... It has been a fun journey for sure, and I wouldn't trade it for anything because it is our story. Crazy most of the time, and unexpected, and tough too, but joyful and blessed. There is such peace knowing we are right where God has us for now.
We look so young! {And I still remember this moment - feeling overwhelmingly proud of my hubby and his hard work, and the kind of man he is!}
Happy 3 Years Chick-fil-A of Waynesboro! 

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

15 Month Old

This Chick-A-Dee is 15 months! Woo Hoo! Love her to pieces!
Caroline, thanks for being such a joy. Thanks for the smiles, the giggles, and for keeping mommy and daddy on our toes. We love you our little busy bee :)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Peach and Mango Salsa -- RECIPE!

Pretty sure that if you made me say a very favorite food it would be chips and salsa. {yes, I know thats two foods technically. I'm sneaky like that!} And because I love salsa so very much, I am a big fan of this summery Peach and Mango salsa. It is sweet and refreshing and can be adjusted easily to your taste. Give it a try for your 4th of July get together!
4 Fresh Peaches, peeled and diced
1 Fresh Mango, peeled and diced
Half of a Red Onion, finely diced
2 Plum Tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 Small Red Pepper, diced
Fresh Cilantro
Juice from 1/2 of a Lemon
Juice from 1/2 of a Lime
Dash of Cayenne Pepper or finely diced jalapeƱo {if you like a kick!}

Dump everything together and let it sit for a couple hours in the fridge before serving! YUM-O!

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