Friday, May 1

Welcome to Master Monday!


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Hello Everyone! This is going to be the last Masterpiece Monday, at least for awhile.  Everything is OK, I have decided to spend more time with my family and with other areas of my life for now.  I have really enjoyed and appreciate all of the posts and comments you all have shared here over the years. Thank you all so much for making Masterpiece Monday Fun! I will still be blogging and sharing my life with you. Please come and visit anytime!
Love and blessings to you, Mary
This Week's Features

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Lemon and Dill Linguine | Simply Fresh Dinners

diy barn door using sheet siding, The Decoratoraholic



Noting Grace: Master Bedroom Makeover A beautiful transformation from dated 80s to today with a mixture of masculine and feminine decor.


cupcake liner flowers 2


How to Grow Pineapples Poster



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Tuesday, April 28

In The Word Wednesday


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Saturday, April 25

Add More Greens To Your Daily Diet and Linky Party #225

How do you get kale into your diet the easy way? I don't usually do two food posts
 in a row, but this week I rediscovered making smoothies. I love how good kale is for
 you, but it can be a little chewy and tough in recipes. I'm also a big fan of salads, although I don't always have the time to slice and dice one up, especially if it's only for me. Everyday after work, I work out at the gym, which is easy for me because I work at a gym, so I'm already there anyway! When I get home everyone is still at work or school so I only have to feed myself.  I'm usually very tired and hungry at this point and don't feel like doing a lot of prep work in the kitchen. I've tried making green shakes in the past and didn't much care for them as they tasted like pureed grass.  But I decided to give them another whirl, no pun intended. 

Do you like green shakes? Or maybe the shakes you like aren't green at all or maybe you're not the shake or smoothie type.  If you're a regular smoothie maker, I would be interested in hearing what ingredients you like to use, especially if you use kale. 



I like to buy the already cleaned and cut up kale in a bag. And I cut up a whole pineapple in advance and keep it in the fridge ready to go. I don't have a traditional recipe. But the one I've been making lately is:

1 cup of nonfat milk
2 packets of splenda
1 handful of kale
Blend

1 stalk of celery
1 small handful of parsley
Blend some more

1 banana
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 scoop of protein powder
1 cup of plain, low fat Greek yogurt
Blend, blend, blend





Here is a picture of my post workout lunch. It's really delicious and I stay full until dinner.





This Weeks Features



Chicken with Mango Salsa
The Pin Junkie


Novice Decorator


Pretty Shabby UK

Mexican Chopped Salad  008
Old Things New



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Wednesday, April 22

In The Word Wednesday

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Saturday, April 18

Turkey Vegetable Meatballs and Linky Party #224




At my house, we call ourselves chicka-tarians because we eat mostly poultry. If we're not having chicken, we're most likely having ground turkey. Any recipe I have that normally calls for ground beef, I substitute with ground turkey. Sometimes, when you do that though, a recipe can dry out or lack in flavor. Two of those recipes for me are burgers and meatballs. I use this recipe I'm sharing today for both. The secret ingredient is zucchini, which adds the extra moisture. For the burgers, just form into patties and add a little extra virgin olive oil to a non-stick pan and cook until well done.
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Wednesday, April 15

In The Word Wednesday

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Sunday, April 12

Help, I'm Addicted to Making Abstract Paintings and Linky Party #223



I know, another painting? I needed something for my office/craft room wall.  I think this'll be it for the big paintings.  This one was so much fun to do. I found some inexpensive canvas art at the thrift store and painted them white.   I laid an old plastic shower curtain on my driveway and randomly poured paint in my favorite colors. I placed the paintings faced down on top of the paint and moved them back and forth. The shower curtain unexpectedly wrinkled, causing a really cool effect! I let them dry flat outside on the hood of my car, which was covered with a clean tarp. 
                                 
                                             











This cabinet is a future project. It was a free curb find and has been living in my garage to hold storage.  I moved it into the office/craft room with the intent to use it as storage there. When I decided to top it with my parents old marble coffee table top, it turned into a nice large desk. There is enough of a ledge to sit comfortably close.
The middle knob is missing, which is OK because it's not a real door anyway. That's probably why it got yanked off.  I'm planning on filling the holes and painting the piece black.

My other score for this room is this chair from IKEA. Except I didn't buy it from IKEA, someone else did for $149.00 and then donated it to Saver's Thrift store. I tried not to fall down when I saw it for $24.99! It's so comfy, I love it.







This Week's Features
spring editorial, fashion, a handful of stories, colorful make up, flowers, fashion portrait, statement necklace, bright eyeshadow, yana pospelova
A Handful of Stories

Quick and Easy Baked Salmon with Roasted Asparagus | Simply Fresh Dinners

Just right - rustic hanging lights for our greenhouse


A Vintage Green

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Art Club Blog


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Friday, April 3

New Wicker Dinning Chairs and Linky Party #222 and Happy Easter!





I know, I'm pretty fickle with my dining chairs lately. The truth is, I've always wanted some beachy looking wicker dining chairs.  They've always been too pricey for me. I really liked my mid century modern chairs I found thrifting and decided to be happy with them until I found my wicker chairs. I just never dreamed I'd find them this soon, if ever. 

 
I found them at Saver's Thrift Store. They were $24.99 each. I had a 30% off coupon which made them $17.50 each! I re-donated the other chairs, which were also from Saver's.



















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Twigs Easter Table

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