Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Keys to finding your keys

"A place for everything and everything in it's place" right?  Right!  I had been looking for a key rack to hang at the back door off the laundry room for a while.  I came across a gently used frame/key holder for $4 and thought well, so what if it is bright orange and doesn't go with the space?  I have my trusty spray paint to combat that!  So I bought it and the mini project was on!

This is a picture from the girl I bought it from.  Orange.  Nice, but not my cup of tea.  So I took off the little hooks, gave it a light sanding and sprayed three light coats of Rustoleums Blossom White.

After some drying time I re-attached the little hooks and washed the glass for the picture spots.  Of course Baby AJ picture are what needed to go in there.  I used three 3M Commandstrips to hang it as the keys will add to the weight.

The boxes to the right are alarm system and thermostat controls.  Why in the 80's did they place these items in THE worst spots basically rendering certain walls useless! Oh well, I hung it there anyway. 
Hope you have a lovely day all!  Please don't be shy to tell me what you think!  Do you have a spot for keys on the wall, a dish or another specific place?  I would love to hear about it and see pics :)

Linking to:  The Ironstone Nest, Not Just a House Wife, Clean and Scentsible


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Best Banana Bread Ever!

I have been making the most delish Banana Bread for years now and think it is high time I share my recipe.  I think this recipe is from a family member actually, but I adapted it to my taste slightly...

I found using frozen bananas thawed and one counter ripe (read: VERY RIPE) banana is the secret to my success!   Hope you give it a try and love it as much and my family, friends and collagues do!

Becky's Best Banana Bread

3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Mix mashed bananas and melted butter together in large bowl
Add in the sugar, vanilla and egg and give a stir til mixed
Add in baking soda and salt
Lastly add in flour and mix it all up!
If you love chocolate chips or walnuts add this too!  I do all variations :)
Grease loaf pans and pour in mixture
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
Cool and enjoy!

Let me know if you try it or have any questions!  It makes a yummy hostess or thank you gift!