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Pantry Barn Door

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Since my Kitchen is finally finished I figured the next project should be finishing the pantry.  My Pantry use to be the mudroom and this was my exterior door.  I’ve had the door stored in my barn since I did the addition because I knew I had to use it somewhere and like Ben & Erin from “HomeTown”, I too like a little dinge, lol.  I decided to use it for my pantry.  The way the pantry is set up I couldn’t really have a door that swung in or swung out due to the big hole (door) in the floor to the crawlspace.

So I’ve decided to use this as a barn door to the pantry that I’ll hang on the inside of the doorway as opposed to the outside of the doorway – because that’s my only option, lol.

This door is unbelievably heavy – this old wood is tongue and groove – so cool!

I removed all the hardware and now it’s time to get to sanding – some dinge is really not necessary! LOL  Annnnddddd look what I found in my bag of tools – yep, that’s a N95’er 😉

New Bedspread

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I’ve had my quilt for while and now and could never find a dust ruffle that I liked.  So when I found this bedspread with matching shams I was quite happy.  It’s light weight and matches my walls perfectly – both colors are called “Blush”. Ahhhh done!

Wowww

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I was shocked again! Twice in one week – 1st toilet paper and now a gift from work!  It’s an outdoor bluetooth speaker with the emblem of a “lineman”.  What a wonderful surprise and it works great!! Thanks Sturgeon 😉

 

SCORE!

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SCORE! I made a run to the grocery store yesterday after work – I was happily shocked when I saw Charmin TP!!  I could only buy one but I’ve never been so happy to see toilet paper! LOL  It’s been at least a month since I saw TP on the shelves AND they had Bounty Paper towels – WOW – it was a win win kinda day! LOL

Ohhhhh YES I Did!

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS! 🙂

Since I had to go to my office today to pick up some stuff . . . I wassss already out so I thought I’d stop by and support one of my local small businesses! LOL    This week – Left to right: Chilled Sugar Cookie w/Cadbury Mini Eggs, Chilled Coconut Lime, Caramel Popcorn and last but not least Buckeye Brownie – You’re Welcome LOLLLLL

WOW Me Wednesday!

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Since I can’t (shouldn’t) go anywhere after work and since I have toooo many eggs – time to bake.  I actually saw JoJo on Facebook making these cookies and I just happened to have her cookbook (Thank you Bensons)!

I always use the Tollhouse recipe but I have to say, these are even easier! I didn’t have “unsalted” butter so I used my regular salted butter and omitted the salt AND it’s only 1 stick of butter! All brown sugar, no white sugar.

Yumola!

 I decided since I don’t want to gain 20 lbs staying at home, that I’d freeze 1/2 of them!

Perfect for wine, friends, friends and wine or grandkids!

They are perfect after they cool off – crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

You’ll need:

2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour                          2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 heaping teaspoon baking soda                    2 large eggs

½ teas sea salt                                                 1 ½ teas pure vanilla extract

1 stick unsalted butter room temp                  1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven – 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheet w/parchment paper.  Medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt – set aside.  With a stand mixer use paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on med. high until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, beat well. Add vanilla, beat well. Turn mixer off, add flour (I did ½ at a time) mix on med until blended, then turn on high for a few seconds to pull dough together.  Add chips, beat on high 5 seconds.  Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet, don’t flatten. Cook til slightly light brown about 10-11 min (I did 12). Cool on pan 1 minute then transfer cookie cooling rack to cool completely. ENJOY