Saturday, April 21, 2012

Outdoor Lighting

Last Summer, we wanted to add some extra outdoor lighting to our deck.  
We didn't have a lot of money to spend & found an inexpensive & easy way to do it.  
I love the look of the post lights that are attached right onto a deck, so we tried to create this look on a very small budget.

We actually just bought a box of Outdoor Solar LED Walk Path Lights like this from Home Depot.
The box cost us about $20.00 for six.

We just didn't attach the posts that go into the ground.  Then my husband just took a drill & regular wood screws & drilled the base of the lights right into the deck.  Then we placed the decorative tops back on.
These are solar lights so no electrical work had to be done!

Here is how it looks at night...
It adds a nice extra "glow" when I look out my back window!
 I really love how they turned out!
So we tried our best to pick some that matched the light fixture attached to our house.
It's an easy way to add some extra light for those summer nights!
Now I can't wait to get out all of my deck furniture & flower pots!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Death By Chocolate {RECIPE}

This is one of my family's favorite desserts!
My nephew ALWAYS requests this for family parties.  

1 (9x13 inch) pan cooked brownies, cut into small pieces.
2 (3 oz.) boxes instant chocolate pudding, prepared.
2 (8 oz.) chocolate cool whip 
*I use regular flavor...the chocolate was too rich for us.
2 Skor toffee bars, crushed 
*I used Oreos or you could use any candy bar of your choice.

In a large trifle bowl or glass dish....
1/2 pudding mixture
1/2 brownies
1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip
Crushed candy bar, sprinkled
1/2 pudding mixture
1/2 brownies
1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip
Crushed candy bar, sprinkled
Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easy Decorated Banner Cake

I LOVE banners lately!  
I had to bring a cake to a party a few weeks ago & wanted to make a paper banner to decorate it with.
I found a wonderful tutorial on Pinterest.  It came from the blog A Contented Common Life.

I made my banner & then used some flowers to decorate the rest of the cake with.
 I really think it turned out cute !
The nice thing is you can use all of the decorations again for another time!

I loved how easy the banner was to make.... 
So I  decided to make a larger one for my Easter Decor in my entry way.

Happy Easter!!

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