Monday, November 30, 2009

Spray Paint Works Wonders!!

Let me start off by saying that if you haven't visted Creations by Kara, you really should head over there now! She's awesome! She transforms cheap, thrifty items into fabolous pieces!

Anyways, I was checking out her blog this weekend and she inspired me to become friends with...SPRAY PAINT!! Normally I let my husband deal with spray painting stuff, but I just had to try it out.

I found an old pitcher that I've had forever. I actually had it in my yardsale pile! It was this bright summer blue. YUCK!! I found some white spray paint in my husbands building and gave her a new look. Well once it was done being painted, I knew it needed something else so we headed to Hobby Lobby and got some green & red ribbon and some cranberry things (they look like cranberries to me!!). I tied the ribbon around the pitcher and put in the cranberry things and viola!!
Here's my transformed pitcher:

After my sucessful pitcher renovation, I decided to make a new frame for my laundry area (I'm getting ready to re-decorate!). I had a plain wooden 8x10 frame and I spray painted it black! The wording in the back, I printed off of my computer on regular paper. While I was at Hobby Lobby (see above paragraphs), I picked up a wooden "L". I spray painted it black. I mod podged the "L" onto my paper. And tied the black and white ribbon (I had on hand) around the top of the frame!
Check it out:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What Brittany Needs...According to Google!

I was checking out 733 Blog and I seen her post to find out what "you" need! Just go to google and type in ______(insert your name) needs and see what you can find. This is what I (Brittany) need according to google:

  1. To act like a mother instead of partying--uh, that's so not right! I'm a mom of 2 and I DON'T party!

  2. Africa--hmm??

  3. New Parents--Not so much! I love 'em too much!

  4. A Facebook wall--Already have one!

  5. A Share in Phoenix, AZ--too hot for my taste

  6. Her Black Book--not hardly!! I'm married!!

  7. To eat a sandwich--I would barf if I did, considering I just ate dinner!

  8. To come back to Conneticut--never been, may be nice!?!

  9. Her self confidence back--um, excuse me! I never lost mine!!

  10. Braces--I doubt that one!!

Now, go check out what you need!! It's kind of fun!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy Pumpkin Pie

My husband has been begging me for some PUMPKIN PIE since the beginning of November, so I finally gave in and made it for him.

1 can (30 oz.) LIBBY'S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell

Mix the pumpkin, eggs, and milk in a large bowl. Pour into the unbaked pie crust. Bake @ 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 50-60 minutes. Put on a wire rack and let it cool 2 hours before serving.

*We topped our slices with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkled it with cinnamon!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

My son decided he wanted to give his teachers ornaments this year for Christmas. So I decided we make them instead of buying them. Here's what we have (* note: this picture does not do the ornaments justice

To make these, I used:

  1. Clear glass bulbs
  2. Red & Green craft paint
  3. Mini foam
  4. Ribbon

I just filled them with the mini foam, and decorated each globe. I let it dry and then tied ribbon to them, and viola!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Menu Planner

How many of you make a little menu to plan out your meals for the week(s)? I do.
I just normally use regular notebook paper to make the menu and grocery list, but not anymore.
After checking out Sisters Stuff, I found a link to the cutest menu book. Here's an idea of what it looks like:

To find out how to make these visit 733 Blog!

Friday, November 20, 2009


WHEN: 11/21/2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Around the Dinner Table--What's on Your Plate?

What did you all have for dinner tonight? I like trying new recipes out!! *wink, wink*

Tonight we had Cheesey Shepard's Pie with Broccoli & Cheese

Shepard's Pie
1 1/2 lb hamburger
1-2 cans beef gravy
1 bag frozen mixed veggies
Mashed potatoes (2pks or 1 sm pot of homemade)
Brown hamburger, drain. Prepare mashed potatoes. Mix hamburger, veggies, & gravy and pour into baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes; spread out evenly. Top with as much cheese as you like. Bake @ 350 for about 15-20 minutes! Yumm!!!

My Oh My..What a sweetie!

Let me preface this by starting off with saying that since Sunday (11/15) I've had a nasty cold!! Well since I haven't felt good, I've been avoiding the dreaded "H" word...housework!!! I still feel pretty bad, but enough is enough. I had to get something done today. So, with the help of my little helper boy, Jeremy, I got some cleaning done. His choice to help, not mine! But hey, mommy never turns down help!

First Jeremy and I started off by cleaning up his sisters room (with a little bit of assistance from Taylor!), then we cleaned: his room, their bathroom, we did 2 loads of laundry and dusted! He's an awesome little helper. And with that in mind I made a trip to the store for a helping surprise for Jeremy and Taylor. They both like banana pudding, so they're going to get to help make it with me tonight!!! I'll post pictures and the recipe of that tomorrow!!

Now onto some more goodies today....I'll update with what I have!!

$1.50 Wet One's Printable

Take the Wet Ones pledge here and print a $1.50/1 coupon! Thanks, Mama Cheaps

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

I know you're probably thinking, turkey and cookies...gross!! Not the case with this!! Here is a picture of Turkey cookies made by Michelle at A Little Tipsy.

For instructions on how to make these cute little boogers, head on over to A Little Tipsy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Rag Wreath

How cute is this?!?! Wanna know how to make it?? Click HERE for the tutorial!

Super Cute Grateful Mini-Album

I was checking out different things online today and came across the cutest handmade mini photo album.
Here are the pictures and instructions (courtesy of Sisters Stuff)!

1. Use 4 regular brown paper bags and cut off the top so that they measure 6 1/2 inches.

2. Next round the corners and punch holes in the paper bags for the metal rings to put in later.

3. Then glue the bottom of two paper bags together, and glue another set together.

4. I then cover the bags with patterned paper and card stock.I wanted one of the ends to be a small page and the other to be a pocket. The pocket page I glued on three sides (top,bottom and inside) to form a little pocket.
(Same step, different look)

Final touches on the book

Welcome to Daily Connections!

Let me just take a minute to say thanks for visting my blog. I'm starting this blog to write about any and everything...from my household happenings to recipes to decorating and much much more.

Let me introduce my family and myself:

My Son, Jeremy Keith
Jeremy is 3 1/2 years old, well actually closer to 4 years old. He has a birthday coming up in early January. Jeremy is my first born, and such a little ladies man. He's got the eyelashes that everyone pines over. My little man has a temper like his daddy and a heart of gold like me! He's an awesome big brother to Taylor!

My Daughter, Taylor Nicole

My little monkey love just celebrated her second birthday in early September. Taylor is currently in dance class and loves it. She loves anything that she can do to get dirty...definately not the girly girl I'd hoped for! She loves running under her big brother and she has her daddy completely wrapped!!

My Husband, Ray

(see, I told you she had him wrapped!!)

Ray and I have been married for a little over 4 1/2 years. We've known each other since we were 12 and you can definately tell!! Ray works for LKQ Auto Salvage. He works long 10 hour days to take care of us all, and doesn't say a word about it. He's a great husband and dad!

Me, Brittany

Well what can I say! I am a SAHM of two of the greatest children. I love to cook, decorate, do hand made "projects", and more. Some of my friends and family call me a little domestic Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart. My mom and I own two businesses, Nicole Keith's Sweet Treats and Bizzy B's Boutique.


"Cast not away therefore your confidence" Hebrews 10:35