Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mad about grey...

I have been looking for some color schemes that go with my sage green sectional. I am sick of the dull tan I have. I really really like gray tones on walls. It is so relaxing and modern. So after researching some, gray does go with green. Here is an example...

Maize, Gray, and Avocado

After a 40-year absence, avocado green is respectable again, but for a modern look, it's paired with maize yellow and gray. The mix-and-match patterns in the pillows add accents with retro-inspired yellow, rust, brown, and shades of green.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hang it Up!

Instead of putting artwork on the fridge, you can hang it here. Or you can even display pictures on it. I found this project HERE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Project on the Block

This is a way cute idea! Go here to view the project.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I told you I love DIY wall art

I found this awesome idea here. I never thought ceiling rosettes could be used as wall art.

Hooray for Cheesecake


2.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

4 (8oz.) packages cream cheese
1.5 cups sugar
3 Tbsp flour
5 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
  • Stir in melted butter until moistened.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9-inch springform pan (3 inches tall). Press the crumbs into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature.
  • To make the cheesecake filling, cream the sugar, cream cheese and flour with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
  • On medium low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
  • On low, add sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla just until combined.
  • Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325.
  • Make sure to take it out of the oven before the center looks done. It will be kind of wobbly and it will move in one piece. The center will look more shiny than the edges. That's ok because it will continue to cook a little while it's in the pan.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely to room temperature.
  • Hope that it doesn't crack.
  • Go ahead and separate the cheesecake from the sides of the pan by running a knife around the edges. I also opened and reclosed the springform pan to help separate.
  • Chill in the refrigerator overnight. That's right. It's best to make this the day before because it needs plenty of time to chill and firm up.
Go to THIS blog for more info on this recipe.

DIY Wooden Tile necklace pendents

I thought this looked kinda fun to try. Go here for more info.