Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Thrift Store Find ~ Makeover Using DIY Chalk Paint

Thrift Store Find ~ Chalk Painted Makeover

From North of the Boulevard~

After trying DIY chalk paint for the first time and loving how easily it is to work with, I was ready to take on a project that was a little bit larger than the stenciled piece. But, I wasn't ready to use it on any furniture pieces I already own, so I made a trip to the local Goodwill Store. There was not a lot to choose from that day, but for $5.00 I found this piece that seemed like it could be a great test piece. 
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring Craft Blog Hop Weekend Favorites # 13


SCBH2015 WEEKEND FAVORITES 13


The Spring Craft Blog Hop continues to be such a treat for us to co-host. We are enjoying visiting some new to us blogs as well as checking out what some of our favorites have shared. This week we've chosen some great craft ideas that would be perfect as we're all planning ahead for Teacher's Day (May 5) and  Mother's Day (May 10).

We hope you'll visit these blogs and let them know you're visiting from #SCBH2015.
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Friday, April 17, 2015

One Good Thing Week Twelve


Welcome to week number twelve in our One Good Thing Series. Each Friday, we will be choosing one good thing from the week prior to highlight.  While lots of good things can be found throughout the week, this is a place to spotlight one in particular. It might be something as simple as a great meal we had or a blog post that inspired us. It could be something awesome that that happened in our lives or in the world around us. It might be something related to our blog. Some will be from Gloria and some from Beverly.  They will all be short snippets of what made us stop and think "Well, that was a good thing!"

We would love to have others share their own One Good Thing.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Peach Cobbler~ A Southern Classic Made Easy

Peach Cobbler

From North of the Boulevard~

Peach Cobbler is one of my all time favorite desserts. If I don't choose a chocolate treat, then chances are I'll choose peach cobbler.  It's sweet and gooey and served warm right out of the oven, it's hard to beat for a classic southern comfort food. 
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Recently, Christie from Sparkles of Sunshine nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am both honored and flattered that she nominated me. I have been an avid admirer of Christie's projects and her blog as a whole for a while now. This was truly a delightful surprise!
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Side Table With Chalk Paint Pattern

CHALK PAINTED STENCIL ON SIDE TABLE: ACROSS THE BLVD

From North of the Boulevard~

I am bringing up the rear on the chalk painted furniture train! I admire so many wonderful chalk paint pieces of furniture, but I've been  reluctant to try the techniques I've seen used. I decided to start small-really small-and add a chalk paint stenciled pattern to an old side table. One day, I'm going to take the plunge and paint an entire piece of furniture with chalk paint. Today, though, wasn't that day. 
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Craft Blog Hop Weekend Favorites # 12

SCBH2015 Weekend Favorites 12

The Spring Craft Blog Hop continues to be such a treat for us to co-host. We are enjoying visiting some new to us blogs as well as checking out what some of our favorites have shared. With Easter behind us now, we want to highlight a few of our favorite non Easter creations that have been shared. We hope you'll visit these blogs and let them know you're visiting from #SCBH2015.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

One Good Thing Week Eleven

One Good Thing

Welcome to week number eleven in our One Good Thing Series. Each Friday, we will be choosing one good thing from the week prior to highlight.  While lots of good things can be found throughout the week, this is a place to spotlight one in particular. It might be something as simple as a great meal we had or a blog post that inspired us. It could be something awesome that that happened in our lives or in the world around us. It might be something related to our blog. Some will be from Gloria and some from Beverly.  They will all be short snippets of what made us stop and think "Well, that was a good thing!"

We would love to have others share their own One Good Thing.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Simple Spring Decor Wine Bottle / Vase


From North of the Boulevard~


Turning a wine bottle into a decor item can be done in a number of ways, but one of the easiest is using nothing more than a little spray paint, some ribbon and some pretty flowers. Before  you toss that empty wine bottle, think about how easy it would be to turn it into a vase. This project was done in very little time, cost very little and adds some spring time color to my decor.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April Craft Challenge Post~Brown Paper Bag Gift Bags


From North of the Boulevard~

When I saw that this month's  Craft Challenge was paper bags, I knew just what I wanted to make. At some point in time we bought the Costco size package of paper bags. I don't remember why, but years later, we still have tons of them. Putting some of them to use as gift bags seems like a good idea! This is an easy little project that anyone with a few craft supplies can do in a few minutes.
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding - Across the Blvd

From North of the Boulevard~

Have you made Yorkshire Pudding? To be honest, I'd never even heard of it until my son made them during my last visit to his house. When he said he was making Yorkshire Pudding, my first question was "what kind of pudding is that?' So, I may have been the last person to know that Yorkshire Pudding is not a pudding at all, but a delicious, light and airy roll. 
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring Craft Blog Hop Weekend Favorites # 11

SCBH2015 Weekend Favorites from Across the Blvd


This weekend, we've selected some of our favorite Bunny Projects from the Spring Craft Blog Hop to highlight. There have been some adorable ones shared. We're featuring an assortment of bunny projects and hope that you'll visit these blogs to see more and let them know you're visiting from #SCBH2015.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

One Good Thing Week Ten

One Good Thing


Welcome to week number ten in our One Good Thing Series. Each Friday, we will be choosing one good thing from the week prior to highlight.  While lots of good things can be found throughout the week, this is a place to spotlight one in particular. It might be something as simple as a great meal we had or a blog post that inspired us. It could be something awesome that that happened in our lives or in the world around us. It might be something related to our blog. Some will be from Gloria and some from Beverly.  They will all be short snippets of what made us stop and think "Well, that was a good thing!"

We would love to have others share their own One Good Thing.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Tablescape~Mixing Vintage Treasures With DIY Decor

Easter Tablescape~Across the Blvd~Vintage & DIY Decor

From North of the Boulevard~

Is your table dressed for Easter? I love the light and pastel colors of spring and I like for my dining table to reflect that.  Using a combination of depression glass, milk glass, some china I've had for at least twenty years and adding in a few DIY pieces, I gave my usually gold and brown table setting a spring time make over.
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