Sunday, July 29, 2012

Brussel Sprout Salad

Hello Readers,


In my efforts to eat healthier I recently came across this fabulous tasting salad and I can't stop making it. Now some of you are probably saying brussel sprouts YUCK! but come on, have an open mind and try something new. The salad has crunch, tang and zest.


For the recipe click here you will find other fantastic recipes at Shutterbean.






Go ahead and give it a try. Do you have a yummy salad that you just love? Thanks for stopping by I'll see you here again at Decor & Harmony!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sweet Abby Rose

Hello Readers, 
Thanks for coming by, to all the doggie parents out there this one is for you. Here are just a few photos of my sweet baby girl (yes she has a middle name). Abby has suffered a back injury and it's been a long few days :( but it appears that she is getting much better. Abby came into our lives four years ago and she's been the best, even though she's up in years she is still quite spunky. Hopefully she has a few more years of spunk left in her.


even though she has the run of house she likes chillin in this tote

can we come out to play?


Here is Abby relaxing in front of the window in this chair before it was reupholstered, click here to read  the post.
Do you remember this chair? If not, click here.
I will keep you posted on my little darling......have a great weekend.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Turtle and a Table

Hello Readers,
Sometimes it's a challenge to come up with a snazzy post title wouldn't you agree? I recently finished a side table which I really like, but when it comes to staging for pictures you have to make it interesting, so here it goes.........


here is the before scratches and all, I had to paint the top because of  all of the dents and dings

a little paint and wax

Tommy the turtle makes his debut

I know I'm really reaching with this post, but honestly I've got nothing witty and funny to say
              Tommy looks great at every angle don't you agree............anyway I love the table! How about you? What's new and exciting in your world? I can't believe it's almost August, where has the time gone?


thanks for coming by.............hope to see you here again soon.





Primitive and Proper

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Day Late

Hello Readers,


I was supposed to post my Mod Podge winner yesterday I apologize for the delay. The winner of the Mod Podge product is Cathy What's Old Is New!


whatisoldisnewJuly 12, 2012 9:59 AM

Happy Birthday! Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I am a new follower and I am keeping my fingers crossed for the potential of winning the mod podge give away.Always love to connect with Buckeye bloggers!



 Thanks to everyone who entered and also for the birthday wishes.


I haven't blogged much this week and that's because my sweet little Abby injured herself,  I've been a doggie nurse for the past 7 days. Hopefully she will be up and running soon.
Have a great weekend everyone.......


ps.....I am working on something it's just not ready yet. I'll see you next time here at Decor & Harmony.





Monday, July 16, 2012

Baked Brown Rice

Hello Readers,
How is everything?  I hope the heat hasn't become too much for you.....I'm loving it! Today I want to share with you a very delicious recipe Baked Brown Rice......yes I already know some of you aren't using the oven in the Summer, but just in case you feel like cranking it on please give the recipe a try.
this recipe is easy!

the aroma of the bay leaves baking in the oven smelled so good

added water, next time I might use white wine

I also added  a smoked turkey drumstick for more flavor 

cover with lid and bake 

I removed the turkey drumstick and added the meat to the rice

added chopped fresh flat parsley

a lovely side salad with mixed greens

vino of course!

fired up the grill

delmonico steaks!!


steak,salad, rice and roasted veggies, it was a fantastic meal for two!
I hope you give it a try...........what have baked lately? Do you have a favorite side dish?


 Have a good day I'll see you next time here at Decor & Harmony.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

To My Fellow Bloggers

Even though we have never met you have inspired me. It is because of you I remained energized, you have taught me to take a chance , learn something new, become a little more witty and to stretch myself creatively. 


One of my favorite bloggers Tara Jamieson / Lauren Lane Decor tragically lost her life. I don't know the details but my heart aches for the loss of such a beautiful soul. 


Rest in peace sweet Tara may you create beautiful things with the angels.


To all of my "bloggy" friends I appreciate the emails, comments, linky parties and creativity that we have shared and I hope we continue to do so for many years to come.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Birthday & Giveaway!

Hello Readers!
It's my 48th birthday! July 12th Yeah! It's seems like yesterday I was only 23, how time flies so remember to Laugh! Love and Celebrate! Got it?


So why not have a Mod Podge giveaway!!!



You have a chance to receive Mod Podge Super Gloss, Mod Podge Washout, Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium, Mod Podge Glow in the Dark , Mod Podge Roller Applicators, Mod Podge Papers, coaster set and a birdhouse that I made with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.


You have TWO chances to win!

  1. Like me on Facebook and LEAVE A COMMENT HERE!
  2.  BECOME A FOLLOWER of Decor & Harmony AND leave a comment stating that you want a chance to win.
Winner will be chosen on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

It's All About The Wax

Hello Readers,


It's been awhile since I've restyled a piece of furniture so I'm happy to share with you a little project.
I purchased this table almost a year ago and it's finally getting a facelift

here are the beauty products

a little gray paint
some great wax


the wax really works well with the gray paint


I really like how this table turned out! Hopefully it will sell quickly.
Thanks for coming by have a great week!
Primitive and Proper

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Zucchini Cake and a Table

Hello Readers,
Zucchini, zucchini oh how many ways can I cook, bake and grill you? Today I baked a cake and let me say "YUM"

grate two zucchini

sift dry ingredients

combine dry with wet ingredients

pour into a prepared pan

wait for cake to cool

time to make the frosting cream cheese and butter :)

blend until mixed
VOILA!!! Zucchini cake! Would you like the recipe? If so, please click here.
 I am working on a project and here is a peek!
Have a great week and come back soon!