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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

3 Spring Mantel Ideas: Easy to make Hydrangea Arrangements

Keeping Spring Alive by Updating the Mantel 

Wanting to keep Spring around for the inside of the house for the rest of the season, I changed up the mantel with some Hydrangea floral arrangements.  Floral arrangements can be costly, but it doesn't have to be if you look for clearance items.  I found these bowls on clearance at Pier 1,  Hydrangea floral bunch and with a 40% off coupon, some floral foam, it was less than $25.00 to make both.  When making what I call "semi permanent" floral arrangements and the reason I call them semi permanent is because I like to re use, re purpose what I original used.

Spring mantel with hydrangea bookends at One More Time

For instance I don't cut off the stems of the floral bunch like these arrangements.  I wanted a low arrangement, so by  folding and curling up the stems I can later un-uncurl and straighten them later for possibly a taller arrangement.

supplies for hydrangea floral arrangements at One More Time

You will want to first cut your foam block to fit into whatever type of dish you are using,

steps to make floral arrangements at One More Time

add your larger pieces first, here I left  most of the leaves in tact only pulling the larger stems away for the larger stem

Making floral arrangements for Spring at One More Time

I like to use a glue gun mainly because here is that "Semi permanent" I talked about.  With hot glue it  holds and yet it can be easily removed later.  This way the bowl can be used later as well.

Filling in floral arrangements at One More Time

Once I had my  larger floral pieces where I  wanted them I then filled in the middle (bare spots) with some floral filler (which I had used in my earlier Spring mantel filling in some white pitchers and make a nest on some square vases I painted white which was  left over from some topiaries I had made.

Spring Tulip arrangements for Spring Mantel at One More Time

So here you can see…one, it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to make, update and use what you already have to transform one idea into another creating different arrangements and the bowl is also reusable to decorate with or simply wash it up and use for side dishes.

Decorating for spring with white pieces for Spring at One More Time

Another update to the mantel are my large final pieces I made from lamps and refinished fireplace screen that was painted with some mercury and medallion  metallic glazes.

Hydrangea bookend floral arrangements for spring at One More Time

Those of you that are new here to One More Time Events, the piece above the mantel is a foot board painted and embellished with some medallion pieces  which also serves as a shelf for the white plates.

Here are 3 ideas on how the mantle was decorated for Spring this season…
3 Spring Mantel Ideas: Easy to make Hydrangea Arrangements at One More Time Events.oom

Bottom middle: Keeping Spring for the rest of the season

Next before we know it…it will be Summer.

Do you change out your mantels through out a season as much as I have?   I guess you can say I just love Spring and the colors it brings through out the season.

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 Till Next Post…Xo Tammy

Hi again, Judy all know how I get some of the projects that she doesn't want anymore…..well…..the rearranging for the seasons with the floral arrangements is such a good idea, except for one problem….I never get the floral arrangements!! lol
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Decorating with Decorative Knobs

Decorating with Decorative Knobs

A couple of weeks ago,  we had new carpet put in, and the living and dining room painted. It is taking me forever (can't do things like I use to… ) to  get things back together.   I am making some changes and down sizing on furniture and all the DIY projects that have accumulated  over the years that has turned into clutter…Time to de-clutter and do a little Spring cleaning!

This is a small project of how I am de-cluttering and getting organized.

I have had these baskets and all they did was sit empty, so to utilize them on the shelves and turn them into decorative pieces, I gave them a bit of a makeover.shelves on Entertainment center decorated at One More Time
 To lighten the baskets up they were painted with  Martha Stewart metallic glaze, the same glazes I used in some of my projects in my master bedroom makeover .  I used a sponge brush to get into the grooves of the basket.

supplies need to decorate square basket at One MoreTime

Supplies Needed:
Metallic Glaze (I used Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze)
Decorative knob (found at Hobby Lobby)
Sponge brush

With a sponge brush paint your basket (glazes do take some time to dry)
When basket is completely dried
find center of your basket
poke knob through the basket and fasten it...making sure it is tight to the basket.

Metallic Glaze by Martha Stewart added to baskets at One More Time

adding knobs to baskets at One More Time

I just love the look of these knobs… I also used them on another project I did recently as bottle stoppers on bottles.   I also used Martha Stewarts metallic glazes on them.

decorative baskets at One More Time

Decorating around the TV at One More Time

Like I said it is taking me forever to get things back in order, but here is what it looks like (for now) with the new baskets with knobs…the baskets now hold remotes, coasters and other small items, I don't want just laying around.  A new look with a little oranazation…. aww... just what was needed!   Do you find yourself as a DIY blogger…hoarding  every little project that you do, like I do?  I have now made a promise to myself…when I make a new project,  one of the old projects has to go.  Looks like my Mom's place is getting some new decorations!

     Till Next Post…Xo Tammy
Hi, you have heard about me a lot, I'm Judy, Tammy's Mother.  I have been the one that does the typing for her blog.  That is, with her telling me what to type.  I enjoy helping her, when they get her hands 'fixed', I hope I can still help her, as I'm retired, and this gives me something to do.

Today as I was typing her 'words', I got so excited when she said I was going to be getting a lot of  her  'old' projects!!  It was hard to listen to her after that, because I was arranging her 'old' projects in my house!!  LOL  Her 'old' projects will be my most treasured and new decorations!!

The hands behind the voice and ideas,


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Share It One More Time Party and Features

Share It One More Time Party and Features

Welcome and thank you everyone who linked up last week!!! OK…Can I tell you how hard it was to pick this weeks features at Share it One More Time…  The party was filled with  so many great projects, ideas and recipes. Thank you everyone that linked up!    I can't wait to see what you all have to share this week.  

If you’re new here the rules of the party are simple. Please include a text link back to this party within your post. Each week I will be featuring around 5 plus projects from the party and will be using one of your pictures with a link back to your post. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to this week! 
This weeks features

Forever Decorating featured at One More Time

Forever Decorating shared her guest room

21 Rosemary Lane shared hr Little Chippy Side Table featured at One More Time

Interior Frugalista shared her Small Armoire featured at One More Time

Creations by Kara shared her Diy Ballard Design Shelves all Spruced up for Easter featured at One More Time

Creations by Kara shared her Diy Ballard Design Shelves all Spruced up for Easter

Green Willow Pond Shared her Ruffled Dropcloth Curtains featured at One More Time

Rosemary Thyme Shared her Pink Splendor featured at One More Time

Belle of the Kitchen shared her Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pecans featured at One More Time

Sweet and Spicy Monkey shared her Orange Creamsicle Cookies featured at One More Time

Congratulations to all that was featured!  Thank you so much for partying and sharing with One More Time Events.  You can grab your featured button from the top tab.

BYOP (bring your own projects and have some fun visiting the others.  By joining the party you give One More Time Events permission for your projects to be featured here Twitter, FB, Pinterest, G+

After you link up here don't forget to stop by and link up to these great
Bouquet of Talent by Life on Lakeshore Drive Sunday and Kathe with and E on Tuesday.

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Till Next Post…Xo Tammy

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Bacon Filled Pancakes

Bacon Filled Pancakes 

This past weekend I decided to surprise my family and make them breakfast…mind you we are all adults so they can fend for themselves…but every now and then I get the urge to spoil them a bit with a homemade breakfast. Are you looking for something to make this weekend for breakfast?  Well I am here to tell you…if your family loves pancakes and bacon as much as mine do…they will love this bacon filled pancake!

Pancakes made with  bacon at One More Time

During the week my breakfast usually looks like this...Greek honey yogurt, blueberries, dried pomegranate, chia seeds, granola and bananas in a one cup serving… 
but every now and then on the weekends,  I like to cook my family breakfast and it looks nothing like the picture below… they are usually having a bowl of cereal and would probably not appreciate a bowl of yogurt like I do.

Greek yogurt with fruit and chia seeds at One More Time

"Bacon filled pancakes" with warm pure maple syrup topped with blueberries.   This kind of pancake has been around for awhile and they are really no different other than the way the bacon is added.  Other recipes say to pour the batter on a slice of cooked bacon slice and another way is to pour batter add a piece of bacon and then pour some more batter on top.   
I prefer my bacon to be throughout my  pancake.   This is the reason I like making mine this way.

Pure Maple syrup,bacon filled pancakes topped with blueberries at One More Time

Look at all those delicious bacon pieces scattered through the pancake…YUM!

Here is how this bacon filled pancake is a little different… I cooked the bacon until it was crisp, then laying the bacon on a paper towel to drain the access bacon grease, crumbled up the bacon and mixed it into the pancake batter.

6 to 8 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups of your favorite dry pancake mix (I used Bisquick, but you can use any dry pancake mix)
2 eggs
1 cup milk

Pre-cook your bacon until it is crisp, lay on paper towel to drain access fat.

Make your pancake mixture by combining pancake mixture, eggs and milk.  Whisk until lumps are gone.
Crumble your bacon and whisk it into your batter.

Pancake batter and bacon crumbles at One More Time

Prepare your skillet with a small amount of butter to keep your pancakes from sticking (this also adds flavor). Pour a 1/4 cup of your bacon filled pancake batter onto skillet
Cook until top is bubbly. Flip and continue to cook until the side is golden brown. (about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
Top with warm pure maple syrup and top with blueberries

Bacon Filled Pancakes at One More Time

Serve and enjoy!  My family absolutely loves these and I do too!  It's a nice break every now and then from my usual breakfast.  Do you have a favorite recipe you like to spoil your family with?   Come and share it at Share it One More Time Party tomorrow.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to the Thursday Social Media Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Thursday Social Media Blog Hop!  

We are so happy to be joining together to bring you the  bloglovin' and social media Blog Hop to help grow our blogs.   It's always a great idea to have many ways for friends to follow your blog. 

Last week was so much fun adding all of the social media sites, that we are going to continue with all the social media ways to follow!   More sites means more followers!  Friends can hop on over to visit your blog. 
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last week.  We hope you made some new friends! 

Thank you for joining us in the huge blog hop blowout this week!  
Please follow each hostess, and leave us a comment so we can return the follow!   Please visit  at least 3 or 4 other links and share some bloggy love with your fellow bloggers!  

We have one more request!  Please return the follow of  those wonderful friends who take the time to follow you!  Pretty Please!!!

                                    Let's Connect Social Media blog hop

Please link up your bloglovin' follow link.  To find your URL, just click on your follow by bloglovin' button.  Copy and past the URL link.  That's all there is to it!  
Thank you so much for joining us!  We hope you make many new friends and followers each week.  
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Outdoor Centerpiece

Spring Outdoor Centerpiece
Recently, I had to redo my outdoor centerpiece that sits on the wrought iron patio table, due to the winds we had a few weeks back, one big gust of wind took it and my shutters (which was anchored down) broke one of the frosted glass bowls that served as a dome for the solar lighting.  

2 spring ideas for a outdoor centerpiece at One More Time

Rather than making a new frosted bowl like the vase I made,  I decided to add some spring colors with flowers.   I love gardening and planting in unique containers and this one was no exception.  Removing some of the fake floral and only leaving the faux ivy around the bottom of the grapevine wreath, re-positioned the spring birds, layering them within the metal stand in the galvanized duct work bowls.

Spring flowers and bird arrangement at One More Time
It started out like this  made from dowels and with some galvanized duct work, end caps and burlap.  It was originally made for a chip and dip stand. Isn't it nice to be able to take one project and turn it into something else and do it again into another project?
dowels and with some galvanized duct work, end caps and burlap unique gardening stand at One More Time

 into this….

spring outdoor solar centerpiece at One More Time

And now it looks like this….
Spring flower outdoor centerpiece at One More Time

and it sits on this...

Spring patio setting with spring flowers at One More Time

Sharing at: Savvy southern style,Cozy little house,My uncommon slice of suburbia,Coastal charm,Cedar Hill farmhouse,The Winthrop chronicles,Diy by design,Green Willow Pond,oh my creative,ivy and Elephants,A delightsome life,From my front porch to Yours,French Country CottageThe Pin Junkie,My Turn for Us

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lettuce Spring Arrangement in the Kitchen with Kale Chips

Lettuce Spring Arrangement in the Kitchen with Kale Chips

 This wasn't a post I was really planning on doing, but sometimes things just happen and you just have to go with it…. like this arrangement made with lettuce and having a kale chip snack. So why not post about both.  Kale…Lettuce they are pretty much in the same family right? Both are good for you and high in fiber.  In this post one is used for a Spring arrangement and one is used for a recipe.

First, I will show you the arrangement that was made with fresh lettuce….and when  I say fresh, it is fresh,  right out of the garden.

Lettuce and plastic eggs for a quick centerpiece at One More Time

Have you ever been inspired by others?  How about from your pet?  I know you all are probably thinking I am crazy now, right?  Well this morning I was inspired by my little yellow lab Lily who is only 7 months

Lily my golden lab and inspiration at One More Time

... and at 7 months,  you all know what puppies are good for, right?  Digging and Chewing!!!

Today we are having our living room and dining room painted YEAH!! I will show more on that later.  Anyway,  Lily and Bella had to stay out back while the painters were here and well,  Lily was going to show us…she got into my lettuce planter.  Instead of throwing away the lettuce I decided to make a temporary arrangement out of  the lettuce leaves.
So how can you be mad at this cute little girl,  when she has inspired you to create an arrangement like this.
Fresh and faux spring centerpiece at One More Time

Fresh lettuce and faux eggs, artichoke in Chicken Jar at One More Time

Supplies to make this Fresh Lettuce Spring Arrangement:
1 large artichoke or something in size real or Faux
Lettuce leaves real or faux
Plastic Eggs
Chicken jar or whatever you have to make an arrangement in…basket perhaps

I had this large faux artichoke that I had spray painted white, some left over plastic eggs from Spring Tulip wreath I made and well Lily's pick of lettuce

Faux artichoke,plastic eggs and fresh lettuce at One more Time

 I used my chicken jar bottom to build a nest of lettuce with a faux artichoke and plastic eggs.  I know this will be a temporary arrangement, something like a fresh flower arrangement of flowers.  This would be great for a spring table setting for the day.

So quick and easy and it cost me nothing, other than a future salad.

Chicken jar spring arrangement at One More Time

Kitchen Spring arrangement at One More Time

Kale Chips and low fat Ranch dressing is now one of my favorite snacks and it only takes 10 minutes to make.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. remove leaves from stems and tear into bite size pieces
3. lay on cookie sheet
4.drizzle with olive oil
5. sprinkle with sea salt and parmesan cheese
6. Bake until the kale leaves are brown, (but not burnt) for 10 minutes.
so easy….so good just like a chip…you can't just have one!

Another variation I like is garlic salt and parmesan cheese.

Kale Chips and Low Fat ranch dressing at One More Time

 Kale is rich in fiber and low in calories. Whether you're looking to lose weight or attempting to eat better, adding kale can be  beneficial.  Which I am trying to do both.

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