Furniture Upcycle (continued), Breakfast Bars and Snow!!

No Bake Blueberry-Lemon Snack Bars

It’s been unseasonably warm these past couple of months and while the rest of Canada was chiseling the ice of, well, everything, we we experiencing quite the opposite. However, all that ended last weekend when we woke up to this a couple of Sundays ago

So we stayed indoors that day and puttered around. I did some baking which I don’t do a lot of because, to be quite honest, I don’t like very much and, therefore, I’m not very good at. It’s too much of an exact science for me. My mother was the master baker in our house. But I’ve been trying for the longest time to find breakfast-type foods that Tori can pack to work with him. He doesn’t have access to a kitchen or microwave at work, so I needed to find something that he can eat on the job, so to speak. I found a lovely blog called Making Thyme for Health which was the answer to all my breakfast prayers, and made Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies (cookies for breakfast – yeah, baby!)

Morning Glory Breakfast cookies

and No-bake Blueberry Lemon Snack Bars

No Bake Blueberry-Lemon Snack Bars

Very yummy – the No-Bake Blueberry-Lemon Snack Bars also make a perfect after-supper treat. In fact, I ate most of them! To read more about our healthy-eating journey, click here.

Tori continued with our furniture upcycle/refresh project and finished one of the kitchen islands.

The green is a very bold colour for us, but I saw a similar kitchen in a magazine a few months ago and fell in love. The kitchen was completely white with lime green accents and the effect was incredible. Our plan is to paint the other kitchen island to match the first one, and then paint lime green on all the kitchen cupboard door and drawer knobs. Continuing the bold trend, I ordered a white (yes, white – yikes) slip covers for our living room love seat which used to be this blue/gray colour

It now looks like this and I’m beginning to wonder how I’m going to keep it that colour with the dogs and cat

You’ll also see the finished product of our end table that we painted blue and white from it’s original red colour. To refresh your memory on this, click here.

We still have a couple of things to complete – our TV stand. If you’ve been following these posts, you’ll remember that I painted one shelf to see if it would work out.

tv stand makeover

and our shoe stand, which used to be a book case. My kitchen letter project was delayed a little due to some kind of drill and/or bit problem (I must confess, I wasn’t really listening when Tori tried to explain it because I don’t really understand how it all works). When I suggested that he just bang some nails into them, the C and T broke, so we had to buy some more letters and paint them

But clever Tori figured it out and here’s the finished product


I LOVE it!

The snow is already melting and the days are getting lighter and warmer. This weekend we bought some new rugs for house and some stuff for the garden, so hopefully it won’t be too long before we can continue with Operation Clean Up.

Until next time …


But First, Tequila