Painted Lyric Curtains

Just a few months ago, I moved into a new house. It has been so fun to try and be truly creative with decor for each of the rooms. One thing that I fell in love with when I first walked into the home were the huge oversized windows. I knew that they would be a great source of natural lighting in the studio and bedroom, but I didn’t realize just how hard it would be to find curtains that I liked to cover them during the day. After thinking a couple of days, I finally decided to use my curtains from the old house, but change them up just a bit.

I’ve always been such a lover of song lyrics, so I decided this was my perfect opportunity to put a few in my room. I chose to paint the lyrics to “I Can See Clearly Now” because of the optimistic words that fill the song; having those lyrics be the words that fill my room when the sun shines through excites me!

The cost of supplies is extremely less than $15, such an inexpensive makeover!

Because I used a sponge brush instead of a paint brush, my brush strokes tended to stay rather large and created a big text across my curtains. If you wish to have a much smaller sized font, I would suggest using a very fine-tipped paintbrush.  I chose to do only two coats of paint to create a more of a graffitied look to my curtains. The more coats you paint, the smaller amount of light that will show through the painted letters which will create a more solid looking letter.

I think my favorite thing about the curtains is that during the day, the paint seems to be a rich grass green because of the lighting, and then at night, the color changes to a sea foam green. Funny how light changes things, huh?

I hope you give these curtains a try & they bring you a room full of happiness. My dog Rubie seems to like them a lot, too. 🙂

Love always,
Rosemary

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A Sweet Reminder

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Rosemary & I were talking about our current life adventures & changes, when I opened my fortune cookie to this… You will move to a wonderful new home within the year!

God sure does let us know he’s right along side us. We can’t wait to see where we end up!
Keep your eyes wide open, there are so many amazing reminders out there!

Xoxo’s!
Bethany Rose & Rosemary

A Change Is Gonna Come: The Move

One of the things that Bethany and I discovered when we became steadfast friends was that we both had a love for adventure. It’s true, when we first started talking about future dreams with one another, we envisioned hopping in an airstream and traveling the U.S. selling vintage goods and having out-of-this-world experiences along the way. We never actually thought about the adventures that might present themselves in the meantime! One thing we know for sure is that God has an amazing way of making our plans form into bigger and better visions that He has for us. Just yesterday, we got a phone call from our landlord that in less than one month our house is going to be demolished! Instead of stressing about where we will be living, we’ve decided to have a good chuckle and let God take the reigns of our future. It’s an exciting time and not knowing what the future (especially the next month, goodness!) holds is something that has quite possibly turned into a very unexpected adventure that is yet to fully reveal itself.

We both hope that you’ll join us on these exciting days ahead, and this moving adventure will be quite a crazy ride! Stay tuned for stories, pictures, videos, and other nonsense that will be happening in the next 30 days.

Lots of love,
Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Sure, we know ordering a pizza over the phone is easy enough, but we wanted to switch things up and see what would happen if we paired our favorite pizza toppings with crescent rolls. We couldn’t have been more excited about how our experiment turned out!

We gathered some of our favorite fresh fruits, meats, and veggies from the grocery and chopped them into very small pieces so that they could easily fit on the triangle-shaped crescent roll. It was so fun testing out new food combinations on each roll.

Here are some of our favorite topping combinations:
-Mozzarella, pineapple, bacon bits, tomato sauce
-Feta, spinach, olives, tomatoes, olive oil
-Mozzarella, spinach, peppers

Once you have your toppings selected and placed on each individual triangle, roll the crescent roll up beginning with the larger end. We baked our rolls in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes, and they turned out so delicious!

We did learn a few things while creating these miniature pizza treats:
-A few toppings go a long way- remember that your toppings will need to fit within the inside of the roll, so you do not want to overload.
-If you feel that the toppings you have chosen weigh a bit, we suggest using two triangle pieces to “double wrap” your roll. Better safe than sorry!

Thanks for letting us share our pizza roll snacks with you!

XOXO!

Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Soup for a Rainy Day: Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Recently, I decided to make a pot of soup for a coworker who wasn’t feeling too great. I came across this recipe in my mom’s kitchen a few weeks ago and fell in love with its unique flavor. It consists of simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local market, and the best news is, it’s so easy to make! All you need is a big soup pot or a crock pot, and you are ready to start cooking.

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This recipe serves 12 people and only takes a couple of hours to cook!

3 cups of stock (I used 2 cups of vegetable stock and 1 cup of chicken stock)

3 cans of cream of potato soup

1 medium onion chopped

1 box of Uncle Ben’s wild rice (I used an additional packet of seasoning from another box just for extra flavor!)

2 pints of half and half (I used one regular and one fat free)

8 oz American cheese, shredded

2 cans of shredded chicken

Salt & pepper to taste

Curry powder to taste

—-First, you will need to cook the box of rice.Image

— Once the rice has completely cooked, add the rest of the ingredients together and cook for 3 hours in the crock pot. Then, dinner is served!

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I think soup is best when you’re sick or cuddled up with a good book on a rainy day. I hope you get the chance to try this recipe and find it tasty too!

Enjoy!

Rosemary [and Bethany Rose]