Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.103

It's that time of the week again. Party time. Time to show us your thrifty makeovers, crafts, diy projects, recipes and all your thrifty treasures. First let's look at a few links from last week. I must say, I am sorry that I only have three features to share with y'all this week, but since sooooo many people did not link back to my blog in their post, I had no choice. It really does make me very sad to find that so many people come to the party and don't want to play by the rules. I do want to say a big THANK YOU, to all of you that do play by the rules, it's all of you that make the party so much FUN!

                                    Melissa at SHABBY LOVE
                               Kelly at ECLECTICALLY VINTAGE

                            Diane at COZY CANADIAN COTTAGE

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Monday, February 27, 2012


Jane at Two Sides of The Rainbow...CONGRATS to YOU!!! I hope you enjoy shopping with your Taget gift card and I am looking forward to hearing what you buy with it. See y'all all later today at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Primitive China Hutch

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I will be busy making some kitchen curtains for my daughter and getting ready for my new booth at Montrose Marketplace. Today, I thought i would share with y'all my primitive china hutch, that I just finished a DIY makeover on. This hutch  has been with me for about 10 years now and it was still the same color for all those years...hard to believe...but so true! I had always loved her shade of green, but with the new look here in my kitchen, that color just had to go. I got out my ASCP in old white and got to painting, so let's see how she looks now.
                               Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

                                     Pretty in WHITE!!!!
                                      Thrifty white ironstone
                                      covered veggie bowl.
                           More pics of my new kitchen are
                           coming soon...PLEASE sun...I
                                 need to see you again!!!
Jute knobs from Hobby Lobby.
Her old look!
Oh...how I love the old beadboard doors!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.102

It is time for NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY again. My, this past week flew by. I guess because I have been so busy. Thanks so much for taking the time to share here. Here are a few features fom last week. Please remember that to be featured, you must have a link back to my blog on your post...thanks ladies:) Later this week, I will have my kitchen reveal to share with y'all, so come on back and check it out. There is also still time to enter my TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY...click here to enter.

                      Sarah at ADVENTURES OF OUR FAMILY
                            Brooke at SPRUCE YOUR NEST

                             STRAWBERRIES AND SWEET LOVE

                               Emily at ON THE V SIDE

                       Shannon at VINTAGE RESTYLED

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1. Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post where it is easy for others to find it...the more people at the party...the more fun we will all have here. If you find that your link has been removed, it's because you have not done this.

2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Also you can share any thrifty DIY projects...love seeing what y'all can make on a dime!

3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN and what a great way to meet new friends. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already and please let me know, I love to know when I have a new friend. I appreciate all your comments, they really make my day.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Worth Pinning

Mardi Gras is in full swing here on the Alabama gulf coast and you all know that here in the South, we always celebrate with FOOD!!! I promised you all in my last post, that I would share my jambalya recipe, so today, I will do just that. I also want to share another recipe too, it's Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread. This bread was so easy to make and everyone loved it, including me. Just let me say, this bread was all gone within a few minutes, so fast that I didn't even have a chance to get a pic of how it looked when it came out of the oven...sorry y'all!! If you are having fun on Pinterest, you just might want to pin this delicious bread...I've added it to one of my boards. Speaking of my Pinterest, you can follow me HERE, to keep up with all my favorites.
                                     Thanks for coming by,

                           I found these at our local
                      Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

                            Right before they went into the oven.

Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread
1 bag of frozen yeast rolls (I used Rhodes White Dinner Rolls/36 count...I only used 24)
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley flakes, and minced garlic.Tear off small pieces of dough (roughly the size of the bowl of a medium spoon), coat in the butter mixture, and place in the bottom of a bundt pan. Repeat this process until you have one layer of dough balls. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Continue layering the dough balls and cheese until you have 3 layers. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until bread is golden brown. Serve hot with a side of marinara or tomato sauce. Yields 1 loaf.

                              NOTE...you can use shrimp instead
                                             of chicken.
2 pounds link sausage
1 whole chicken
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
3 bay leaves
1 lb. can tomato sauce
1 can rotel tomatoes
 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. cajun seasoning
4-5 drops tobacco sauce
1- 1 lb. bag of rice
Boil chicken, debone, saving the broth. Cut up sausage and fry with chopped celery, bell pepper and onions. Add tomato sauce, rotel tomatoes and seasonings. Add chicken and approx. 3 cups chicken broth. Cook for 1/2 hour. Add uncooked rice and cook for another 1/2 hour (add additional broth if needed).
TIP: When storing leftovers, add extra broth to keep from drying out.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mardi Gras Madness

It's Mardi Gras weekend here on the Alabama gulf coast and we are celebrating with a HUGE SALE at COTTON CITY ANTIQUES. The sale is going on now and will go thru Monday 2/20...SAVINGS up to 60% off!!! I have a lot of merchandise marked down in my booth there, so come by and check out the awesome deals. Hours are 10-5:30-M/Sat. and 1:00-5:30-Sunday. My Mardi Gras weekend will be hosting seven young adults in my home (Mary Claire's college friends)...oh how I wish I was still that young...those were the days! I remember one year right after my college days, that I went to FOUR Mardi Gras balls in four days...couldn't do it today...if I wanted to...oh well. I will be sharing my jambalya recipe with y'all this weekend(gotta have jambalya during Mardi Gras)...so come on back and check it out. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
                                        Happy Mardi Gras,

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Want a really easy recipe for some yummy pumpkin muffins? Well, here it is! Just a box of Spice Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines) and a small can (15 oz) of Solid Pack Pumpkin. Mix these two things together and DO NOT add water, eggs or oil or anything else! Scoop the very thick batter into 12 paper-lined muffin cups (I used a ice cream scoop and it worked great)! Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes...SUPER DUPER EASY!!!


                   I have another pumpkin muffin that I
                   have shared with y'all before and it has
                   chocolate chips in them, think I will add
                   them to this recipe next time...chocolate
                        and pumpkin is sooooo good!!!
                               Right out of the oven!
                     The best part...they are only 181 calories each!!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Montrose Marketplace

Coastal Charm Interiors is expanding next month...my second location will be at Montrose Marketplace. The marketplace is a new business that is located in Fairhope, Alabama. It will be opened the last weekend (Fri./Sat./Sun.) of every month and for special events that are going on in the area. The first special event will be the 60th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival...March 16, 17 and 18. All you local gals, we would love to have you come by and shop with us, or maybe you might be interested in a spot at the Marketplace. Spaces are available inside and outside for this weekend, also for the month too. More businesses are needed to add to the list of us that have already come aboard. If you sell antiques, home decor, gift items, art or upscale craft items...this would be a great place for you. Here is the FACEBOOK page and WEBSITE...check them out for more info (and please tell them that Linda sent you by). Hope to see some of you at my new space, I'm very excited about this new adventure and I will be sure to post pics as soon as I get it all up and running.

                           Welcome to Montrose Marketplace!
                                What a charming entrance.
One booth is already getting ready for
business...I better get a move on
and get mine ready!
                             Here is an example of what I will
                             selling. So sorry, that these pics of
                             my space are so BAD...I'm not very
                                    good with my new iphone.
                                Lots of COASTAL items will
                                        be at this location.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.101

What a wonderful celebration we had at last weeks party...largest turn out so far...375 people came by to party with me and I was really touched. Thank you everybody and I hope you all continue to make it by often to share your THRIFTY posts. If you didn't read my last post, then you don't know about my two day pickin' trip to Seaside, Florida. It was a big success, found lots of items for my business and a few for ME! Today, I will share my personal treasures with y'all. Had a fun time checking out the links from NTT #100 and here today, I have three of them to share with you.
                                     Glad to see ya here,

                          Love the size of this old crate.

                                  Great handles that will come
                                  in handy! Get this...$6 and it
                                             was mine!
                               Charming old tote...don't ya think?
                                     Another great handle!
                  Price tag was $10...another awesome deal!

Now this one was the deal of the day...got
this $199 Pottery Barn floor lamp for
$5...no joke y'all.
I'm not sure where I will use it, but
I just could not pass up a deal like that.

Now it's time for this weeks features!
                          Laura at CHIPPING WITH CHARM
                              Kim at CHEAP CHIC HOME


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pickin' Coastal Style...Seaside, Florida

While going out pickin', is there a better place to go than the beach? I can only think of one better place and that would be a wonderful midwest farm. A pickin' trip in the midwest area is on my bucket list..oh I sure hope it comes soon, while I'm still just a wee bit young (ha ha). This trip was all about COASTAL CHARM, so Mr.CC and I headed over to Seaside for their community yard sale. This was our first time to attend this large sale and I can say, we will be coming back again. We got there fairly early and it really paid off at one spot, I loaded up with just about every vintage item that she had. This lady was giving me wonderful deals on her stuff and she had some really "cool" items...oh happy day! When Mr.CC found me there (after parking the car) and saw my pile of goodies, that look on his face was PRICELESS!! Honey...did you forget that we didn't bring the trailer? Oh sweetie, I know you can work some magic and get all of this in my (small) SUV. Just let me say, this man is one awesome packer when it comes to making all my junk treasures fit in my car...a real keeper! Today, I'm sharing some pics of the sale and the town of Seaside, come on back on Monday to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY, where I will share with ya some of my goodies.
                                   Thanks for coming and I
                                  hope to see ya at the party,
                        We have been having a wonderful mild
                       winter this year, but not today, cold and

                            Charming little town of Seaside, Florida.
                    Throw on your coat...scarf and boots and
                                    get to shopping!
                      There was a little bit of everything there.
                     The local shops had merchandise at deep
                                       discounted prices.
                              These Airstream trailers add a touch
                                    of VINTAGE CHARM!
                                   Cute little cabinet...no...I
                                       didn't buy this one.

                       You could find antiques at one table and
                        next one would have new ladies clothing.
                                     Seaside neighborhood.
                          There small school is so darn cute...love
                            the stained glass windows at the top.
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