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Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend

Hi and happy Sunday.  I have enjoyed this weekend very much.  I am feeling quite a bit better compared to last weekend and I have gotten a lot accomplished.  I have been working on a project for a friend's new baby and that has been fun.  I will post about that next weekend when it is completed and gifted. 

 Starting out with a bang, I want to show you some saddle shoes made from $6 Walmart white sneakers.  I used info from Allison at Dream a little bigger .  I have gotten so much information and inspiration from her blog.  She is a genius with shoes!  All this project took(besides the shoes) was a fabric marker.  One pair took almost all of the ink in one marker, but it was so worth it.  I had saddle shoes as a teenager so I was excited to get a pair now at a reasonable price.  They look cute with jean capris.  I imagine you could use any color marker to get whatever color saddle shoes you want. 

I also took advantage of the cooler weather this weekend to make some yummy cookies.  Nothing says Fall like pumpkin to me so I saw a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with only three ingredients so I had to try them.  I, of course, substituted white chocolate chips for the chocolate ones and they were so moist and delicious and most of all:easy!  How can you go wrong with three ingredients?  I suppose you could put raisins or some other add-in in these cookies.  I am assuming they have to be somewhat healthier than other recipes for cookies because there is no butter, shortening or egg in them.  You have to try them.  Be warned though, they go quick!     
My latest jewelry project is from my club kit.   I love the color of the green beads.  It wasn't too difficult or time consuming and I think I will be keeping this set.  I think I may need a second jewelry armoire for all the jewelry I am making!  I have a couple of friends who I will be making jewelry for as part of their Christmas gifts so I will probably be starting soon on those.  I have quite the list of holiday gift projects.  I promised myself that I would get an early start so I am not frenzied in mid December. 
Well, I hope you all have a great week ahead.  My husband's birthday is tomorrow so the family will be going out for dinner.  I will make his carrot cake with cream cheese frosting when I get home from work tomorrow so we can have that when we come home.  Take care.     Nancy 


  1. How clever about the shoes! And no polishing!!! Cookies look good as well!

  2. Gorgeous shoes! Love the idea.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. I love the shoes! I can't wait to give this a try.

  4. I'm on baking binge lately so will have to try the cookies! They look delicious :)

  5. regarding the shoes you call saddle shoes, I lived through the years of the saddle shoes and the type of shoe used for this in this project look more like what at that time were called rock-n-roll shoes. the saddle shoes were actually made from the oxford style shoe, and most commonly came in either black/white or brown/white they did come in some different colors as the style continued on. that said I must say I think the ideal stated here is still a great ideal. the shoes look really sharp and do bring back some happy memories.

  6. So funny as I was going to make pumpkin cookies today. Great idea to throw in chocolate chips - of ANY color! I was your neighbor at Fun Friday.
    Have a great Friday!

  7. I am a nut for pumpkin things. You can just ask the ice cream store in my town. I've already started my daily calls "y'all got the pumpkin ice cream yet?" And thanks so much for the shout out - your shoes look amazing!

  8. Love your shoes! Just wanted to let you know that you were featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop! ...hugs...Debbie

  9. Awesome idea for the shoes!! I need to do something to my shoes, too. Thanks for showing how. Linda

  10. I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
    The party will not be the same without you!