An Easy Way To Paint On Glass

I love to paint and I have recently come across a lot of old wood window sash's. They are all different sizes, but they came from the same house so they all have the same paint. 
I went to Michaels and picked up some Martha Stewart Glass Paint. The set is normally $30 for 8, but I had a 50% coupon so for $16, these 8 glass paints are worth it! 
Go for the Opaque so it won't look like you are trying to pull off stained glass!!

Two Yellow Birds In The Wind
Buck Head 1

Buck Head 2

How do I do it? Well, to sketch out my paintings, I use dry erase markers on one side and paint on the other:

Notice: I did not have a white, purple, or yellow Dry Erase Marker, so I kept the marker next to the color I wanted it to represent. I did not want to forget or second guess!

These are just a few of the windows. I will show you all more when they are dry!

What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

- Heather



Save Money: Get Yourself A Coupon Box!

I have always used coupons at the grocery store and this is the secret to keeping them organized!
Get a 3x5 card box - you can find these at Staples, Office Depot, or anywhere 3 x 5 cards are sold.

You can find Coupons in the Sunday paper, in the mail, or online.

I usually clip coupons in my pajamas before I go to the grocery store. I pile them up according to category and then I put them away in the coupon box. I think this is easier and faster because I am not filing each coupon individually, but in groups. It works for me.

My Coupon Box Categories for Tabs: 
Baking, Beverages, Bread, 
Cans, Cat, Cereal, 
Chips/Snacks, Cleaning, Dressings/Condiments, 
Dairy, Frozen, Health, Meats, 
Pasta, Plastics/Paper, and Veggies!!

I also have a VIDEO if you want to see mine! 
What do you use to stay organized with your coupons? 
I know we can use digital coupons now, too. But, sometimes they do not offer them online, only in print - this works well for me.

- Heather



Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

This recipe comes from very simple ingredients, but when you put them all together - POW! 
Out comes this fantastic seasoning you will want every time you make taco's!

1 Serving = 3 Tablespoons of Seasoning for 1 1/2 lbs. meat

How to use:
Brown meat in a saucepan, Drain off fat and
Add 3 Tablespoons of Seasoning and 1/2 Cup (Up to 1 Cup) Of Water

As you can see, I make a large batch - note the "3x" next to the larger amounts.

For one serving, the recipe is:
1 Tbs. Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 Tsp. Crushed Red Peppers (Add more for extra spice!)
1/2 Tsp. Dried Oregano
1/2 Tsp. Paprika
1 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cumin
2 Tsp. Salt 
1 Tsp. Pepper

To make a large batch (3 Servings) to keep handy in a jar, the recipe is:
3 Tbs. Chili Powder
1 1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
3/4 Tsp. Onion Powder
3/4 Tsp. Crushed Red Peppers (Add more for extra spice!)
1/2 Tbs. Dried Oregano
1/2 Tbs. Paprika
1 1/2 Tbs. Ground Cumin
2 Tbs. Salt 
1 Tbs. Pepper

What would you like me to show you how to make next? Have a great weekend!!!!





The Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

We went to the Getty Villa in Malibu on a very cloudy day, but the gardens were still beautiful!

I always take a picture of where we parked so I don't have to worry about it when we leave.

We could see the Pacific Ocean!

The Hall of Colored Marbles was truly stunning!!!

Look at the floor!

I love these walls!!!! I have seen this look in granite in some 
people's kitchens - they used it in the entire room.

Even to trim the ceiling.

Yes, this is the decorated ceiling of the Getty Villa.

Hercules! Hercules!

I loved this view of the garden!

They have turned off the water due to the drought in California.

Alex and I - The sunset looks as though it is burning!!

The exit - what a view!

This is a photo of sun-rays coming out of the clouds and onto the Pacific Ocean. Just beautiful!

I would highly recommend you make a reservation and go to the Getty Villa in Malibu. Reservations are required, but admission is free - parking is $15 per car.

The museum is mostly focused around its beautiful gardens and Greek and Antiquity art such as jewelry, paintings, and sculptures. Have you been? What did you think of your visit?

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