Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Citrus Pork Chops

I want to share a quick recipe with you today.
They are delicious! They have a zesty orange taste! So good..
Citrus Chops
1. Heat 1/2 t. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add 4 pork chops (3/4 inch thick) and brown on each side.
3. Reduce heat to low; add 1/4 c. sliced green onions; 1 T. orange peel, 1/2 c. orange juice and 1/4 t. dried basil.
4. Cover and simmer for 7-8 min.
5. Serve immediately

Personalized Teacher Gift - So cute

I am loving the things I could do using 2 X 4's!
I did this cute personalized teacher block set for a student teacher. I think it turned out really cute! Love the colors!
1. I first cut my 2 pieces of wood.
Name block measures: 12 inches
Top block measures: 6 inches
2. Using the palm sander, I made sure to sand both pieces until nice and smooth.
3. I painted both pieces of wood using a turquoise color.
4. I used my cricut to cut the letters.
5. I decoupage the letters using Mod Podge.
6. After the blocks dried completely, I embellished with tulle and a pretty rose.
7. Final step was to add black dots around.
So cute! I added these blocks in my shop if interested! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Nest" Turquoise Distressed Blocks w/ Photo Block

I've taken a LONG break. But I'm back!
I want to share a really cute project I did yesterday! I dont know about you, but I am loving the color turquoise! Its so fresh, clean and beautiful! Im working on a few projects in my living room; one of them is adding more turquoise. Plus, I love the color combination of turquoise and brown! Perfect!
I started out with a 2 X 4 I bought at Home Depot. I have all the measurements down since I sell them in my etsy shop.
I sand all the blocks really good until smooth. I choose a beautiful turquoise color to paint all the blocks.
I used my cricut to cut all the letters. I love my cricut!

I used a chocolate brown paint to distress. You will need to water it down so it could be easier to wipe off.
Using a brush, paint one block at a time. After a couple seconds or so, wipe down with tissue or napkin. It will give it a nice distressed look.
You could see the difference in this picture.

When all the blocks are dry, adhere letters using Mod Podge. You finish by adding a cute birds nest on top the letter N and distressing the edges.
Now isn't this cute? I love it and it will look great in my living room.
Hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial!
More projects coming soon!