A very simple Pinterest project…

Hello everyone!  I want to share a really simple and fun project that I saw on Pinterest.  It’s one of those moments where you think, now why didn’t I think of that?!  I have no idea why this intrigued me so much.  I actually have a bit of experience with gardening and house plants, (my mother and mother-in-law are masters) so I’m not sure why the success of this project delighted me so much.  Anyway, you know how when you buy green onions you usually only use the green part and throw away the white bulby part, right?  Well, who knew that if you put that bulby part in water it will grow again-like immediately.  As soon as I saw this I knew I had to start an experiment immediately.  So I used my onions and stuck them in water afterwards.  Here they are right after I cut them:

I just stuck them into a little glass jar I had and set them in a sunny place on my counter.  By the next day they had already grown almost half an inch.  Here they are after two days:

Kinda fun, right?  I meant to take a picture every day, but I forgot.  This picture is after about 5 days:

At this point I cut them and added them to dinner and decided to start again.  I just rinsed the bulbs under water and added fresh water to the glass, and they are already really big again!   They look super cute sitting on the counter too.  I think this summer I’m gonna try to do this with chives too.  You should give it a try!  Thanks for coming by!


Yay! A New Blog and a Sunburst Mirror!

Hello everyone!  I have finally gotten a new blog up and going.  My problem isn’t that I can’t figure out how to blog, I just want a blog with all the bells and whistles and I’m extremely computer challenged.  I’m just extremely tech challenged for that matter.  You don’t even want to hear about my cell phone….that’s another story.   I’m just gonna learn as I go and build this blog over time.  Any advice is always appreciated!

The purpose of this blog is to document and share projects that I have done around my house with my friends and family.  I love to decorate and I’m always dreaming of my next project.  I plan to post the things I do as well as instructions for how I did it, so that you can do it yourself if you want.  I follow many blogs as well as Pinterest, and there are some amazing people and ideas out there!  Please follow me on this journey as I take the next step in my dream of decorating full time.

Most of the projects that I will be posting about in the beginning won’t have as detailed of instructions or pictures as I would like.  This is because I wasn’t blogging when I did them, so stay tuned for much better posts in the future!

The first project I want to share with you is my layered sunburst mirror.  It came about in several different ways.  I read a couple of tutorials about DIY sunburst mirrors using bamboo skewers and a small candle mirror purchased from Hobby Lobby.  (Sorry I don’t have those tutorials documented).  So I made my mirror and spray painted it silver.  I then layered it over another mirror I already had for the layered look.

Here is my inspiration pic from pinterest:

via pinterest


And here is my version:

The larger mirror was a goodwill find that got some silver rub-n-buff, and the sunburst I made myself.  I attached the two using contact strips.  Total cost of this project was less than $20.00.   Thanks for stopping by!  ~Amy

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