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August 19, 2013

$15 Fireplace Mantel Makeover

I love our house. I love the character. I love that it isn't a cookie cutter home. I love having more space. I feel very thankful. But there are a few things that I've wanted to update and I've had a lot of fun doing so!

Here's my latest. The fireplace mantel. This is in our main family room. Where we spend a good chunk of our time. The mantel was a oak wood, which didn't match ANYTHING in our home. I'm sure it did back in the day before the previous owners updated the home. So I was excited to bring the mantel into the new age.

It was easy too! I used a liquid sand paper for the first round. And then I sanded with our new little mouse sander (one of the best purchases we've ever made!). Then I primed the wood with a plain white primer. Then then did two coats of paint--the same color as the trim. It is a satin sheen. So we'll see how that works through the winter. I didn't use a heat resistant or high gloss sheen.

Then I took off a decorative part on the top of the glass. And painted over the brass pieces with a black heat resistant spray paint.

Voila! The best part is, I only spent about $15!! I already had the primer and paint. So I only paid for the liquid sandpaper, painters tape, and a can of black heat resistant spray paint.

Some day I'd like to replace the tiles or over try to tile over them! Eek. We'll see.

What do you think?

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August 14, 2013

Easy S'mores Bars

I could really use a whole pan of these right now. I'm freaking out a little bit....okay maybe alot.

My 4 year old son's birthday is the last cut off day for Kindergarten. As in, I COULD send him this year, but he would be the VERY youngest of the whole class. This has been a torturous decision. With so many variables and so many opinions. My husband and I finally agreed to hold him (my husband had decided this months ago). We've heard it's better to hold boys especially. But all of his buddies are going and he's a big, smart kid. I know he'd probably be fine. But if we hold him we know for SURE he'd be fine.

So, I just contacted the preschool that we've been planning on sending him to since he was an infant. I had met with her months ago and told her our decision dilemma with Kindergarten. She was so sweet and understanding and said she would hold a spot for him.

Well, I was getting nervous because it's a couple weeks away and I haven't heard anything. I wrote her an email to check in and she said that she had written a note that we were going to send him to his previous preschool. HOLY CRAP!! 

I don't know where the miscommunication happened. But I'm now 1.5 weeks away from school starting and I'm wondering what in the world I'm going to do. I so want him to go to this preschool. I've heard nothing but amazing things about her and her school. But if there's not a spot, how am I going to scramble for another preschool. Or is this some sort of divine intervention telling me I'm supposed to send him to Kindergarten?

And if I'm supposed to send him, I'm TOTALLY behind. I don't have his vaccinations ready, or any paperwork. And that means we're going to just get stuck in whatever spot is left. And I haven't even gone school shopping for him!!!

What in the world am I supposed to do?

Like I said, I'm freaking out a bit and I could really eat a how pan of these suckers. They are so easy to make and they are ALMOST better than an actual s'more. You're most definitely going to be asking for s'more. mah ha ha.


1 packet dry sugar cookie mix
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. butter, melted
3 c. milk chocolate chips
4 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows

Heat oven to 375°F and line a 13×9 inch pan with foil. In large bowl, combine cookie mix and graham cracker crumbs together. Add the melted butter and stir until fully incorporated. Press the dough evenly into pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crust and let stand for a few minutes until chocolate melts a bit. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over crust.

Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate. Broil for about 1 or maybe 2 minutes until the marshmallows are a beautiful golden brown {but watch it closely!! It can burn quickly!!}  

 Cut into bars using a knife sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 

SOURCE: Real Mom Kitchen
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