Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mosaic Birdbath

I was looking at my birth bath the other day and thought it was a little blah. I decided to spruce it up a bit, so what better way than making a colorful mosaic.

I went to Lowe's and bought some tiles!  Then guess what I got to do?  You guessed it, I broke them all, and let me tell you it was GREAT!

I then put each broken tile on the bird bath before I glued them down. I wanted to make sure everything fit and I had enough tile.  Once all the tiles were in there place, I used liquid nails to glue them down.

It took about 3-4 hours for the liquid nails to dry!  The next day I put my grout on.  After the grout dried, I put grout sealer on it as well.

Here it is all finished with water in it waiting for the birds to enjoy!

I think it turned out really well, and it was super easy!  The next time you look at your bird bath and think it looks boring go grab some tiles and spruce it up!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fried but not Fried Pork Chops!

I am hooked on pinterest, and on Sundays I find myself looking at all the food recipes out there.  And I don't have to tell you how many recipes that are out there!  I found this yummy recipe from My Name is Snickerdoodle, so I thought I would give it a try!  If you know me I am all about easy and quick, and let me tell you these were easy!  Here is my version.

This is what you will need:

1 boneless pork chop per person
1 cup flour
1/2 cup of Lawry's
1 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
Real salted butter
1/4 cup water

You can use the above measurements as a guide.  Flavor to your taste I did!

Preheat oven to 350°.
In a bowl combine flour, Lawry's, parsley flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt.

Dredge each pork chop in flour mixture and place in 9x13 baking dish. Place water into dish.  Place 1/2 TBSP of butter on each chop. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.

These were really moist and tasty! 

 You should give them a try!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Easy to make Waffles!

My daughter loves waffles...  I mean she loves waffles...  I got tired of buying frozen waffles, so I found a recipe somewhere and started making these on the weekends.  I cannot remember who or where I go this recipe from, so if it's yours let me know, so I can give credit where credit is due. These are easy and delicous. 

I was lucky I was able to take a picture!  My daughter was starving! 

What you need:
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 1/2 cups warm milk (it does not need to boil, just warm)
• 1/3 cup butter, melted (takes about 1 minute in the microwave)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to mix:
1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside. Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.
3. Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately, or freeze. This recipe made 6 round waffles.
4. If you freeze them make sure you put them in the toaster to warm up.


I cannot remember who or where I got this recipe, so if it's yours let me know, so I can give credit where credit is due.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spruce up a candle!

Have you ever looked at your candles and wanted them to have a little more bling?  Well, I love bling, so I decided to spruce up my candles!  This is really quick and easy!

Here's how to spruce up your candles!

Step 1:  Purchase if you do not have these items already, candle, tacky glue, and diamond dust.

Step 2: Coat your candle with tacky glue I used my finger.  Make sure you cover the entire candle with glue.

Step 3:  Put the diamond dust on a plate and roll your candle in the dust.

Step 3:  Let it dry

Step 4:  You are done!  Now how easy was that?

Step 5:  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's been a while since I have posted anything, but since it's the holidays and I love Christmas I thought I would share some of my Christmas decoration with you!  I hope everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit.

2011 Christmas Tree

Fireplace mantel!  I made the wreath the other day!

Close up of my mantel!

Centerpiece on my island! 

More decorations!

Table setting!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Life As Lori taking a break

Hello everyone! 

Life As Lori is taking a break from blogging, and I guess you could say I'm taking a break from a lot of things!  I'm really busy, and need to sit back, and figure out my next step.  I'll be back, but I'm not sure when.  Get Your Craft on Thursday Party will also be taking a break!

I'll see ya soon!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Get Your Craft on Thursday!

Hi guys, sorry I'm late but we have basketball!  We had a tournment game tonight and the girl's won! Yea!  We have another one tomorrow night!  I'll be glad when basketball is over this season!

Here are a few things I've been doing during basketball season!

Our dog Alice the bulldog!  She's the mascot!

We had a get together for the girl's and we bought these cups from Expres Urself!

Emily is already putting hers to good use!

Don't for get to join the Valentine Party!

Now let's Party!

Here are the rules just to make sure we are all playing fair:

1. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

2. Grab my party button so everyone can get in on the fun.

3. No advertisements for shops, websites, giveaways or other link parties please.

Get your craft on Thurs.


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