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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stargazer Lilies

I am sort of an accidental gardener.

About 5 years ago I picked up this bag of mystery flower bulbs, buy one get one free.  They were only .99¢, and I figured if they didn't grow or if I killed them, I wasn't out much coin.

At that time I really wasn't sure what a lily was, nor did I know there were over 100 different varieties.



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throw Back Thursday with Peter Alsop CD's

When my older kids were little it seemed appropriate on occasion to turn off my AC/DC or Queen and tune into something a bit more kid friendly.

Not sure that really worked, or mattered much, since when a certain 6 year old was 3 he walked around singing We Will Rock You.

And I'm also not sure why I thought kids had to listen to kid songs.

When I was seven I wasn't listening to Mary Poppings sing about spoonfuls of sugar.  I was listening to how Mick Jagger couldn't get no Satisfaction and working on being a California Girl for the Beach Boys.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pink Play Kitchen Transformation Details

Last post I introduced you to a nightstand turned play kitchen, (you can see the pretty pictures {here}), and I thought it was so stinking cute I inserted pictures of the finished product without even a before photo of the nightstand.

Today I'm going to remedy that.

This is the before and after, in all its' basic nightstand glory...

Upcycled Nightstand to Play Kitchen Bliss-Ranch.com #playkitchen #kids


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Maison Blanche Debutante Pink Play Kitchen

Let's see now... I posted about plans to make a play kitchen back in March.

I included crazy cute ones from my Pinterest board for inspiration.

I had been stalking cast off entertainment centers and nightstands, but ultimately it needed to be compact in size, so nightstand won.

Plus I got a two'fer - two nightstands for a song.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen Bliss-Ranch.com #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mud Pie Station

Sometimes I have these crazy thoughts, lets call them pie in the sky notions.

Mud Pie Station Bliss-Ranch.com
I see something somewhere that I have never seen before and I get all pie eyed with wonder.


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rhubarb Torte Dessert

Rhubarb.  

Growing up in Southern California I never heard of such a thing.  

My mid-western mother surely had, but I'm guessing there wasn't an over abundance of rhubarb in the produce isle in our suburb of Los Angeles. 


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fabric Spray Paint Shirt and Banner

Often times when someone is getting crafty around the Ranch it's #2 daughter and not me.

I walk by the dining room table and it gets the all clear, then 5 minutes later it's covered in a project.

She is a spur of the moment crafter.
 Her older brother bought some canvas, and some fabric paint then enlisted her to make a colorful banner for his band for an outdoor summer gig. 


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

At Kirby's Place

Maybe some of you can tell by my sometimes wordy project posts, I really do like to write.

I wrote a play when I was 10 years old and forced the neighborhood kids to act it out.  A murder mystery - I liked those even back then.  The victim was Mrs. Knotta Live.   I know.... oh brother!  What can I say, I was 10.


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hankie Noodle Dandy

Once upon a time on a pool noodle far far away, I made a wreath for the 4th of July.

I linked this up to a pool noodle party.

I was quite proud of myself so I'm reposting 
this from 2 years ago for one reason only.....

And that reason is how freaking clever I am sometimes!

But I'm not referring to the project - even though I liked it.


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Turn Up The Radio...Bar

Bliss Ranch Vintage Radio Cabinet Bar #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

I'm working hard, you're working too -
we do it every day

For every minute I have to work -
I need a minute of play

Day in day out all week long -
things go better with rock....

Bliss Ranch Vintage Radio Cabinet Bar #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad


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