Monday, November 14, 2011

Caramel Apple Cider...Yummmm

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and one of my favorite things to drink in the fall is apple cider, well, actually, it's caramel apple cider

Last year I was at a local coffee shop with some friends and I tried that coffee establishment's caramel apple cider. I was in love I was not in love with the $3.00 price tag, but I sadly admit I drove across town two more times before  I  leaned over the counter to see how they made it  it hit me, that I could make it myself!

I realize this may seem like a no-brainer, but just in case you have never tried this I wanted to make sure you didn't pay $3.00 a cup for it!

All you need is some caramel topping, some cider mix and a pretty mug! (Feel free to drink it in an ugly mug,  it tastes the same either way!

I usually use two packets of cider and a big spoonful of caramel-yummy!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mirror, Mirror.....A Before and After

It was love at first sight-kind of- when I spotted this mirror at my favorite thrift store.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I was going to paint it, I could just see it in my head,  and let me tell you friends, it turned out even better than I imagined!!

Here is the before shot of the mirror, in all of its gold goodness....:)

Ignore the lady who didn't clean the mirror before taking the picture...

Ahhhh, much better

For some reason, I thought hand painting with acrylic paint would let me get all of the detail on the mirror better. It took me about two minutes to realize this was an epic FAIL!


Boo-Yah!! Just what it took to get the job done!  Did I mention that the awesome gold thrift store mirror is a real heavy plastic?  Now that it is painted you can hardly tell.

Now for the reveal.....let me tell you, I am in love, love, love!!


Here they are side by side....

Better? It turned out exactly like I wanted/ imagined itThis was the very first piece in my bedroom redo-I need to get moving on it so I can show you the rest!

I am so excited!  I am linking this up HERE!