Friday Wrap Up: A week of Nautical Bliss!

Saturday

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We learned about the fascinator and all of its beautiful uses.

Sunday

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This week we created Easy Prawn/Shrimp Old Bay Nautical.  This is a super yummy easy treat.

Monday

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The fun fashion of Mad Man was discussed.  Check out the link to discover some lovely fashion ideas for you.

Tuesday

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This DIY project is sure to give you the flare you deserve.  These cute shoes have already gained me tons of compliments.

Wednesday

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Check out our natural products to keep your skin looking fresh and smooth.

Thursday

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The beautiful vintage, nautical apron was this weeks feature.  Featured patterns and designs were included.

Thank you all for another great week!  We hope you were inspired.

Wednesday What not: Tips and tricks for great summer skin

Wednesday What Not: Tips and Tricks for the skin

Tomato

I see you questioning now.  Tomatoes are great for the skin.  Have dark spots or blemishes?  Cut up a tomato, rub it on your skin, let it dry and then rub it off.  You will be amazed at the results!

Watermelon

Watermelon is good for your blemishes, so eat up plenty of this health fruit.  However, if a blemish has surfaced rub a piece on your face and let it dry.  You rinse of the watermelon and the blemish will begin to go down in size.

Coconut Water

It is all the rage and does some amazing stuff for your skin and hair.  Drink it up for the best results.  It will make your skin glow and your hair soft and smooth.  One interesting thing about coconut water is that when you drink it, it cools you from the inside out.  This will help you stay cooler on those hot July days!

Buttermilk Bath

In the summer, my skin gets dry from the summer heat.  Nothing is better than mixing a cup of buttermilk into your bath.  You will feel the difference immediately and what girl doesn’t enjoy a relaxing bath?

Keeping skin Healthy

Don’t forget that you should try to protect your face.  The skin here is sensitive and the most noticeable area for wrinkles to appear.  Try a fun beach hat.

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This hat is $14.99 at Target and well worth the cash, if you ask me!

Also, coverups are nice to keep your skin sun free and help transition into lunch on the beach!

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This too is available at Target, but many options are available to you.

Please! Please!  Do not forget your sunscreen.  There is no need to damage the skin.

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Of course, do not forget your fun flare at the beach.  Trisha Trixie designs has nautical earrings, shoes, scarves and other flare to build up your ensemble.  Thinking of having a picnic on the beach Trisha Trixie would love to custom design an apron to match your suit!

Try It Tuesday: Nautical bottle top shoes DIY

Nautical Bottle Top Shoes DIY

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This project was super fun and easy and I ended up with a delightful pair of new shoes!  I picked a nautical theme, but any idea will do ya!

We are going to be working with Modge Podge, so we have to dress for this project!

Attire Suggestions

turqueza polkadot

The Turqueza Polka-dot half apron by TrishaTrixie Designs reminds me of the ocean on a summer evening, don’t you think?

Turqueza paisley

Of course, if you can feel the ocean breeze you might desire a Turquza paisley by TrishaTrixie Designs to tie your ensemble together.

Titanic Traveler

The Titanic travel will add a hint of nautical wonder to your look.  TrishaTrixie Designs has many other nautical jewelry available at their shop!

Shoes you say?  We will have that covered in a bit.

Needed Items

  • Two bottle tops (I purchased a bag from the craft store as they lay flat on the shoes)
  • Modge Podge
  • 1 inch circle cutter (or you can create your own pattern)
  • Glue gun and hot glue
  • Images to put in the bottle tops
  • A pair of shoes to dazzle up.

Steps to create a Nautical shoe sensation

  1. Find images online and copy them into a word document.  Make them small enough that you will be able to create a 1 inch circle from the image.

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2. Use a circle cutter or create a 1 inch circle pattern and cut out your images.

3. Use the mod podge to lightly secure the images into the bottle caps.

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4. Take the Mod Podge and fill in the top of the bottle cap

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5.  Wait three hours for the Mod Podge to dry.

6.  Hot glue your bottle caps on the shoes (These shoes I purchased at Target for $5.95.  You can buy flats for a steal and glam them up!)

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7.  Wear them with pride!  You made your own flare.

Sunday Recipe: Easy Prawn/Shrimp Old Bay Nautical Delight!

We all have busy weeks and so this Sunday I’m going to share a dish that aims to please that will be finished cooking in no time.  

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Prawn/Shrimp Nautical Delight

Yes, I did say that this meal was simple.  However, darling I want you to look fabulous preparing it.  This week we are interested in throwing out the cold and bringing in the summer sights, sounds and smells.  So, for this we have a nautical suggestion to add flare to your nautical dish!

Attire Suggestions

The Flower Bow

(The Flower Red Bow Baby Half Apron by TrishaTrixie Designs is a sailing delight!)

facinator

(Last week, we focused on the fascinator  This is Red, White and Blue-eyed Pea by TrishaTrixie Designs.  Directions on how to make your own fascinators was, also provided in this weeks blogs!)

sailaway shoes

 

(These cute little flats were designed to sail away with you!  They can be designed especially for you by TrishaTrixie Designs)

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(This is a jewelry line that I just can not get enough of.  The Hanson Family takes great care in creating detailed, unique pieces.  Won’t this just tie your ensemble together?)

Now that you are beautiful and ready for your nautical adventure, lets get to the kitchen!

 

Ingredients

  • 18 to 20 peeled and ready to cook prawns or shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons of old bay seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil (I prefer garlic olive oil)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 of lemon to squeeze
  • Fresh veggies (I prepared 1 red pepper, half of a cauliflower, and 2 sliced carrots)
  • 2 teaspoons of butter/margarine or the like
  • 2 gallon sized zip lock bags
  • Already prepared (unless you have the time to cook) small Italian loves

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Cut up all of your veggies.  
  3. Put the oil and old bay seasonings in a zip lock bag.
  4. Turn your grill on high and begin preheating.
  5. Begin to steam your vegetables.
  6. Put your bread in the oven and let bake 5 to 8 minutes (until browned and warm)
  7. Put your shrimp/prawns in with the oil and seasoning and seal up the bag.
  8. Vigorously shake the shrimp/prawns being sure to over the shrimp.
  9. Put the shrimp/prawns on the grill for about 4 minutes.  Flipping over once at about 2 minutes.  They do cook quickly!
  10. In the second zip lock bag, put in butter and squeeze in lemon juice.
  11. Put steamed veggies in with the butter and lemon juice and seal up the bag.
  12. Shake up the veggies, until they are coated with butter and lemon.
  13. Place everything on a place and salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Enjoy!  Dunking your bread in the sauces of the veggies and shrimp is divine.

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Saturday Morning: Nautical excitement

A fantastic fashion trend is the all things nautical!  

Wouldn’t a sea inspired apron be a treat?  Remember TrishaTrixie always welcomes special orders, in case some of this spurs your creativity!

Cute swimsuits for this season

Beach Bash by Art and Talyana have some cute suits at lovely prices.

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Shoes

Mod Cloth who always has fabulous vintage shoes at reasonable prices has these super cute heels, which are called Believe it or nautical heel.  So, cute! shoe JCPenney has an amazing cute flat to match your summer flare. rocket

Dress

I don’t normally shop on Amazon, but this is a dress I might not be able to pass this cute deal up at $39.99

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Baby Girl Boutique has some fun Rockability styles.  And this Nautical Betty is no different.

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Art (Vintage inspired)

We stumbled across Mark Lone and he has some amazing vintage inspired nautical prints among many other beautiful creations. Beauty ibeast

Jewelry (TrishaTrixie Designs)

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Summer is coming.  Remember to protect your beautiful skin and decorate with all things Nautical!

Wednesday What not: The vintage Tin

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Our designer Trisha Trixie let me in on her passion for vintage tins.  

I too have collected a few tins as I’ve found some handy uses for them and I love the vintage designs. So, I thought I would get Trixie and all you other vintage fans  started on thinking about  the tradition of collecting vintage tins.

History Lesson

Metal tins were developed in the 19th century.  They were created as the knowledge of germs was brought to light in Europe and America alike.  Cities were being reconstructed to be sure that less germs spread among the people.  New waterways were built to maintain clean water.  And so to came the metal tin to keep germs away from people’s food.  This why many of the tins you see are selling food and medicine.  

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Advertising

Of course, the idea of the metal tin provided many opportunities for advertising.  Lithography was developed and many of our art ideas stemmed from the metal tin.

Lithography provided the opportunity to reproduce materials over and over again.

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Andy Warhol was very inspired by this medium.

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Tins showing History

One unique thing about tins is that they are not only marketing tools, but they also show what was happening throughout the time period they were used.  

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I suppose this is why so many of us are drawn to the vintage tin.  There does become an issue of storage when one has so many tins.  Do any of you have suggestions for the storage of multiple tins?

I use mine to store buttons, thread, needles and all my what not.  How do you use your tins?  We’d love to hear about how you use your vintage tins.

Trisha Trixie Design

Of course we love all things apron and had to share this wonderful tin cover with you! As this women is resourceful like a Trisha Trixie Girl!  

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Sunday Recipe; Coke pork ribs

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Coke Pork Ribs With Easy Sides

Warning to all my cooking gals: this one will be messy.  Plan your attire accordingly.

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Attire Advice

1.  Start with a full apron for plenty of coverage.  The country apron is perfect for this occasion.

2. A cute country scarf to tie it all together.

3. Wrap it up with a pair of custom books, so your country cookin’ has some flare!

To check out these and other custom items please visit Trisha Trixie Designs
 

Ingredients Lists

(Ribs)

  • 4 to 5 pounds of pork ribs
  • Large pineapple juice (The bigger the better!)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Weber smokey mesquite seasoning (I buy it at Walmart)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Foil

(BBQ Sauce)

  • 2 cups of Coca-Cola
  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons black pepper.
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder (Makes it really spicy, so add for your taste!)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

(Oil/Vinegar Cole Slaw)

  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 sFack of shredded cabbage mix for slaw
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

(Asparagus)

  • A bunch of Asparagus (Cut off the ends)
  • Foil
  • Olive Oil (Drizzled)
  • Salt to taste
  • A package of  hollandaise mix (You can make it yourself, but I find this to be just as good)
  • Amount of milk you mix calls for

Directions

Feel free to make bits and pieces of all of this.  This just happened to be my Sunday meal.  Feel free to experiment.
 
Ribs

1.  Cut your ribs into three to four rib slices and put in a large bowl.  Cover your ribs with pineapple juice.  Le the ribs sit for 12 hours.  If you did not cover the ribs, as this takes a lot of pineapple juice, rotate the ribs three to four times.  This will make your ribs super moist.

2. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F

3. Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub into a large bowl.

4.  Put the ribs (I do one section at a time) into the bowl and make sure the rub is rubbed into all sides.

5.  Make a two layer pocket of foil.  Two on the bottom and two on the top.  Make sure the ribs are in your pocket before crimping the edges.  This helps the ribs to cook and keeps your pans cleaner!

6. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 2-2 1/2 hours.  (Until the meat shrinks away from the bone!) This is when I start cooking the bbq sauce!  It takes some time to reduce.  
 

7.  Remove from the oven and take the ribs to the grill.  Add your sauce and let your sauce cook on to the ribs.  Medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Sauce

1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat to a low simmer (A few bubbles) and cook for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Oil and Vinegar Cole Slaw

1. Mix vinegar and sugar to help dissolve the sugar in a large bowl

2. Add oil to the vinegar and sugar

3. Add cabbage to the dressing.

4. Add salt and pepper to your taste

5. Toss with your fingers.

6. Let stand for 20 minutes.

7. Re-t0ss the Cole Slaw and serve!

Asparagus

1.  Lay out ry a decent size of foil. (Enough to make a pouch for your asparagus)

2. Drizzle oil and salt on to your foil.

3. Place Asparagus on the foil.

4.  Make your pouch and place the asparagus on the top grill.

5.  Let the asparagus grill on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.  Asparagus will be tender.

6. Make your  hollandaise mix as directed by the package.  (I usually make this as the very last item, as it doesn’t hang around well and is best served immediately)

7. Drizzle hollandaise over your asparagus.  Enjoy!

I did try a new coke Jello that did not set up.  I will continue to play around with the recipe and get back to you.  It was older and I’m not sure my replacement ingredients were correct! If you have a good recipe to share, I would be excited to try it!  
 

Please comment and let me know how these recipes turn out for you.  I truly care that you enjoy them.  If there is a special recipe you would like, feel free to ask.  I enjoy trying out new items and learning from you!  

 
 
 

Wealthy Wednesday: Holiday bliss and Lowes Lowdown

After Holiday Sales!  

Often, people don’t think of the great items to be had that really aren’t seasonal at all.  I made two amazing purchases at Hobby Lobby this week.  The items have flare, but aren’t all Easter!

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This cute fabric was $3.00 a yard!

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This cute 4 foot of ribbon was $0.50 a roll!  I have lots of fun ideas for this ribbon.  Happy crafting.

Do you have some paint, refinishing or home improvements to do?

Lowes has a $10 off a $50 puchase

1. Get the App Weekly Adds from the Apple Store.

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2. Go to the stores

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3. Click on the Electronic coupons

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4. Click on Lowes

5. The coupon will appear.

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6. What if you don’t have an apple product?  That is fine.  Search it up on coupons.com!

Look to the future!  Trisha Trixie Designs is looking into complete ensembles at reduced prices.  Keep your eyes peeled at http://trishatrixieshop.miiduu.com/

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I can only imagine the beautiful apron that matches these beauties!  Custom items are always available.