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June 16, 2014

Monday Made It: Recipe, Home Improvement, Backyard Decor

What a busy week!  Linking up with Tara to share what I've been making!  

This week I made up my Dad's meatballs - it was super hot and I didn't want to cook.  It's the easiest recipe, but it's so yummy that my boys eat 2+ servings at a sitting.  3 ingredients thrown in the crockpot...  frozen meatballs and equal parts of chili sauce and grape jelly.  Just put on low for a few hours and it becomes bubbly and delicious!  

My sister bought her first town home this past week.  I am so proud of her!  It was built in the late 1980's and some of the decorating choices weren't exactly what she wanted.  :)  I helped out at her house all week long... cleaning, organizing, moving boxes, unpacking boxes, installing new flooring in her pantry, new corkboard on her shelves, contact paper in drawers, making trips to Home Depot for new toilet seats, etc... The flooring above is actually peel and stick heavy tiles.  It could have been grouted, but we decided to just put it directly next to each other.  What a difference it made!   

My home made it is actually for my backyard.  I saw an idea on Pinterest, and wanted to make something that meant something for my family.  All in all the project was super cheap - just little stakes, some outdoor paint, and a stencil.  When it was all done, I decided I wanted to hang it up, so I used a staple gun with garden wire to make a loop at the top - stapling each stake twice - one on each side.  The Pinterest idea had them nailed into a board to stick in the ground, but I was afraid the nails would split the stakes so I went with the staple gun.    


  1. Love the sign for you backyard. So cute!

  2. I make those meatballs too for parties- so easy! And that sign is too cute!
    ideas by jivey

  3. How hard was it to do the flooring? I'm wanting to use that peel and stick flooring in my bathroom, but I'm nervous to do it myself!!


  4. Your sign turned out super cute. Maybe I should make my parents a sign like this since I'm in CA and a lot of those places would be the same ones I would use!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. The sign is so cute! We have talked about doing that at my school. We live in Decatur and we want a sign that points to all the other Decaturs in the USA!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  6. Love the sign!! It's so bright and fun!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  7. I love the backyard sign! Super cute how you incorporated places that have meaning to your family!

    Keep Calm and Hoot On


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