Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mid Century Modern Delight...And Oh Yeah, Food Trucks!



I have a soft spot for Mid Century style.
I grew up in houses, 
both ours and my grandparents that were filled with many beautiful MCM pieces.
Of course at the time, I had no idea what they were, but I do now.
For me the style is reminiscent of a bygone era of class and distinction.
It's a happy, warm style.


Me - circa 1973
(I have almost the exact same chair in my living room today!)

My husband & and I have filled our home with some lovely finds over the years.
I love the pieces that will forever remain in style, 
and I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting pieces to add to our collection.


Our living room
Table  and  Credenza


That brings me to where I will be this weekend!



I'm so excited!
Booths filled with wonderful Mid Century treasures to peruse.
I'm drooling in anticipation. 

Then when I found out that the food truck scene is getting in on the action.
Woo hoo!

Who could ask for a better Sunday!!

And one more thing...proceeds go to help 

Food & Furniture (and don't forget the dogs)...that's where I'll be this Sunday!

If you're in the Los Angeles area, make sure to stop by.
For up to date vendor and food truck information stop by their
Facebook page.


Happy Weekend!!






Monday, June 24, 2013

Stakmore



I must share my fun weekend thrifty project!!

A visit to my local Goodwill turned up this rather sad looking chair.
$9.99, but red tags were half off so she was only $5!!
Yippee for me!




As you can see she was in a state of needing just a little tlc.


So some sanding...


A little Gorilla glue - I love this stuff!!
Some clamps for a couple hours.


A coat of primer.
I will say this stuff is ok, but not awesome, probably would choose a different brand next time.





She's from the Stakmore company, who have been making quality folding chairs since 1922.
I'm not sure how old this one is, but she's definitely been around for a while.


Remove the old foam and fabric, which was ripped and rather nasty.
Eeeeew!

Then thanks to a free sample size of
Hazy Dawn from Lowes

A new piece of foam
 and a half yard of HGTV Loose Leaf fabric in the Citrine color way.
She now looks like this!






I love the styling.
She's just mid century enough that she fits in with all  my other mid century pieces in the house, but adds a fresh pop of color and style.

Not bad, especially for a grand total of $15.

$5 - Chair
$3 - New piece of foam
$7 - fabric (with coupon and teacher discount at Joann)

Have you thrifted anything fun lately?


Linking up with A Living SpaceSir Thrift A Lot and Remnant.

Check them out for some great vintage thrifts that people have scored!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Where Have All The Blog Posts Gone?



It would appear that I've become somewhat of a blog hermit lately.
My posts seem to be few and far between.
I can assure you however, that I have been quite busy!

I've been up to my elbows in paint!



Giving our kitchen a fresh start for Summer.
I'm loving it!
It is replacing a rather dark green, and while the green was lovely, 
after 7 years it was time for a change.
Hopefully, if plans go well...I'll be done today!!



Now with those fresh walls and bright white trim,
I'm pondering these for the window behind my desk, which sits just off the kitchen.



What do you think?


And then I got to play nurse to my son who had all his wisdom teeth out.
Ouch!
Remember that??



He's been an awesome patient, 
and thank heavens for modern day medicine and lots of reruns on TV!

That's what I've been up to lately.
What about you?


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Succulent Guardian



Though I have vowed we have enough dogs,
the five dollars floated freely from my fingers at the flea to bring home a true guardian.


The quietest soul.
 He stands guard, ever so vigilantly watching over my succulents whilst I type and blog away.

What a marvelous desk companion you are.

Good doggie!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fage and The Chicken


Do you have a favorite Summer recipe that you turn to?
I think most of us probably do.
In our house, it's something referred to simply as yogurt chicken.
Let me tell though, there is nothing simple about the flavors!

Originally inspired from this recipe
it's evolved over the years to become a family favorite.
My husband and kids frequently ask for it.
It's wonderful with chicken drumsticks, but works equally well with thighs.
The one thing I have learned - is to grill it "low & slow".



When I was asked to be part of a campaign for Fage yogurt, it was a resounding yes, 
as their brand of yogurt is the one that I always use for our favorite recipe!




Fage (pronouced "fa-yeh") 
is rich and super creamy.
An added benefit of Greek yogurt, is that it's high in protein.
I love using it in place of sour cream or even mayonnaise to lighten up a dish.
A favorite side dish is chopped up cucumbers, a little salt, some cumin, 
and a splash of lemon juice, all tossed with Fage plain yogurt.
So refreshing and full of flavor!
I eat it frequently as my lunch on hot Summer days.


Yogurt is very versatile and can be eaten as a savory or sweet dish.
I love it as a mid morning snack with a little honey or some fresh fruit on top,
maybe even a little granola for a crunch!


What about you...are you a yogurt lover?
What's your favorite way to enjoy it?


I received samples of Fage yogurt as part of a BzzAgent campaign.
Any opinions expressed are entirely my own.





          Have a great day!

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