Tuesday, June 21, 2011

For The Love of Anything Galvanized

It's true. People are attracted to different things. Different personalities, different types of food, different hobbies, different decorating styles...the list can go on and on.

One thing I've been attracted to for a very long time would be galvanized items. It doesn't matter if it's a watering can, a chicken feeder or a cute little cake pedestal. I LOVE anything and everything galvanized. It's the first thing I'm drawn to at a yard sale or flea market.

Here's a little galvanized eye candy to make you drool...

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A galvanized watering can with chippy paint ='s love

This was a steal of a deal for 2 bucks at a barn sale

I'd love to have these beside my bed

I just bought a tub like this the other week for a couple of bucks. I think we'll use it for our christmas tree.
Old wash tubs make excellent planters...
...they are also great to fill with ice and serve bottled or canned beverages.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Daisies and Fruit Loops

Last week our church had a bake sale to benefit a little boy and his family. The little boy had been burned in a camp fire accident. His family needed some help. Our youth also had a bike a thon. It was fun. It was for a good cause.

I usually concentrate on the yum factor of a sweet treat and not the cuteness. This time I decided to try for both. I made cookies and cupcakes.

The daisy cookies...
...they were inspired by this awesome lady . She made similar ones on her show a few weeks ago. I used my own vanilla bean sugar cookie recipe and her idea for the daisy.

Then I made cupcakes. A plain white cake from a box and my all time favorite frosting. I used some adorable cupcake liners from this place and some fruit loops cereal. So easy. So cute.

Fruit Loop Cupcakes...

I will definitely make both of these treats again sometime.