This simple recipe is fantastic! I just made them this morning and I’m still gorging on them as I type. I had an avocado that I needed to use up. Crepes are the go-to for any extra fruits and veggies.
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cups (or more) milk
Mix eggs and salt in large bowl.Whisk in flour, then 1 1/4 cups milk. Let stand 1 hour.
(Add more milk by tablespoonfuls to batter to thin if needed).
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil.
Pour 1/3 cup batter into skillet and swirl to coat bottom evenly.
Cook until top appears dry, loosening sides of crepe with spatula, about 45 seconds. Turn and cook until brown spots appear on second side, about 30 seconds. Turn crepe out onto plate. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing skillet with butter and stacking crepes on plate.
Peel and slice your avocado and bananas.
Add some coconut oil to your skillet…
Fry to a slightly crispy outer texture…
Add to your crepes and enjoy! (If you want it sweeter, go ahead and add sugar to the frying pan or sprinkle directly on the crepes).
As much as I’d love to toss aside $50 like it’s nothing, I would be doing myself a huge disservice. I like Pottery Barn and IKEA as much as anyone else, but money is money. You’ll get it away from me, when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
You know what they say: Necessity is the mother of invention…or in the this case, ‘wanting’ and ‘frugality’. But before we go any further, I want to be clear…decorative items are just that…DECORATIVE. They serve a visual purpose only. I’ve often shook my head in disbelief at the large sums of money that people throw away to essentially STARE AT AN OBJECT! Appliances, bedding etc…of course, buy new and with a warranty. But to look at something across the room?! What a waste.
Here are a couple of items directly from the Pottery Barn website….
Admittedly, they are lovely…but I’m cheap!
So here’s what I did for a Valentine’s theme vase.
I also frequent local Thrift-Stores. Stay away from fabric items that can retain bed bugs. Everything else, you can scrub in the garage prior to entry. Bed bugs can also hide in the crevices of dressers. So be wary. Those are items you have to bite the bullet on, but can often find fabulous sales if you do your homework.
Today’s find was just what I was looking for! Two tall candle sticks.
A side note: These candle holders were $1.40 each at the Thrift-Store.
Here’s the average price on Google’s Shop Search:
(Remember, it’s about the ‘look’. These are decorative items.)
Have fun with it. Every now and then grab a couple items. Keep in mind your overall theme. And never pay full price. You’re paying for a label. I’ve never gone into someones home and started looking at the labels on the bottoms of their decor. Nobody does that, unless of course…they lack manners. (Or it’s your best friend, then by all means…share you money saving tips!)
Here was a fun one I did last night….Clearly I have Valentine’s Dayon the brain. With this many hints literally right in front of him, hopefully my husband will remember it!
Most of us already own stuff that we can up-cycle or refurb. Take a look around. What are you sick of looking? Give it a fresh new look. And check out the Flea Markets, Thrift-Stores and Dollar Stores, before you spend your hard earned cash.
The Pinterest bug hit this morning with a vengeance! As a result, we’ve created a few things and surfed the net to keep our minds in the Valentine’s DIY spirit. Here are a few things we found. By ‘we’, I mean my daughter and I. Of course… one can only surmise at this point, that I yanked her into my crazy craftinghot glue obsession. At least…she liked the throw blanket that we picked up for a whopping $5…. Go us!
So we of course…hot glued a bunch of stuff. The best part about hot glue, is the fact that you can PEEL IT OFF! You can re-use all your dollar store goodies for other DIY projects.
And we went nuts on the fireplace…..
So join us in all of our gluey, crafting, Pinterestobsessed glory! Here’s our Top 20 Valentine DIY ideas….
It’s that time of year. The New Year is upon us! For some of us, this means we’re buried neck deep in darkness, freezing temps and a strong need to create a positive atmosphere. The holidays are over (although we still have Valentines Day for all Pinterest loverseverywhere), and it’s time to settle in for the winter doom and gloom….or not.
Drawing on the Pantone Report, 2017 is guaranteed to be bright and vibrant. I sincerely hope that you LOVE color!
*Links and credit included
Without further delay, here are the top picks for 2017 interior design and decor.
It doesn’t take a trained eye to notice the clean, eclectic, bright and yet classic patternof 2017’s design trends.
I don’t know about you, my lovely reader, but I can craft and Pinwith the best of them! Dollar stores, craft stores and thrift-stores can make this years interior design projects much less expensive. And when you create the design, it holds a much deeper meaning. When you’re relaxing on the sofa enjoying your splendid handy-work, give yourself a pat on the back and stare in awe at your incredible artistic vision.
Currently I’m working on some Valentine’s goodies…that should keep me occupied for a while. Happy Bargain Hunting!
Spring is in the air and according to the PANTONE Fashion Color Report, it’s going to be a bright one. Plenty of color and contrast, in every shade of the rainbow.
Last night I began my own interior design project for spring. Luckily I picked a neutral living room set, leaving me plenty of ways to swap my colors as the seasons change. Although I still have a short shopping list. Ok…maybe it’s a long one. I’m indecisive. But here’s my list:
One large green lamp
One small rose lamp
Fresh cut flowers…by the dozens
One large throw rug
One large photo canvas depicting my lunch from last week:
Four mini photo canvas. I’m undecided as to which photos to use.
Several large colorful bamboo sticks
Currently, I am here:
I’ve still got miles of color to play with and plenty of imagination. Just yesterday, I picked up some fun kitchen decor:
And a really fun Alphabet table:
In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of Top 10 Interior Design Ideas for Spring 2016.
Did I mention I ADORE this years color palette???
TOP 10 Spring Living Rooms
Naturally, if it were up to me, I’d just have ten lovely living rooms. There are just too many fabulous color schemes to play with this year.
Of course this means; I’ll require extra lazy strolls through the local flea market.