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MILK JUG GHOSTS, A FUN FAMILY FRIENDLY CRAFT!

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BOOOOO! Thanks for joining Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, I have a  Halloween craft that the whole family will want to join in on! With just some items that you probably have in your home you can craft these so very Boootiful Ghosts!

 You will need a piece of semi sheer material, white in color. I used the flat white part of an old dust ruffle. A hanger, some black paint.....
 A battery operated tea light, sold very cheaply at the dollar store or craft store etc.
A plastic  milk jug that you will be painting on the eyes and mouth , You will be making 2 small incisions in the bottom of the jug so that the handle of the hanger can thread through....

On the back of the milk jug you will make a tiny door big enough to get the tealight to turn on and off.

Now when the hanger is in place and the black paint is dry go ahead and hold the top of the jug and drape that piece of white material over it don't forget to turn on the tea light........ this is the part the kids are going to love....…

AN ENDLESS TIME WOOD & PALLET CLOCK COFFEE TABLE MADE BY ME!

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Hi there, so happy you could stop by. I spent all day Friday making this coffee table. We decided to change up the living room a bit and place the 2 full size couches on each side of the humungous 3D theater tv,  and the big overstuffed chair front and center but when I made the move the present coffee table was way out of scale so I was planning on scouring the thrift stores for something smaller but still round that I could paint over and vintagize . But I got to thinking and planning on Thursday night that I could craft one myself. And that's just what I did, my daughter is in construction so I get pallets and wood frequently. Shes a determined young lady who may just be the next house flipper on HGTV one day. Shes learning all the trades an aceing them all.

So everyone was gone on Friday  so I quickly got my chores done then packed up all my tools ,gathered my pallets and wood, paints etc... and went to work . I knew I wanted to design the table as a clock, I just love the bi…

HOMEMADE BREAD A FALL FAVORITE HERE AT SWEET TEA N' SALTY AIR!

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Welcome!  Fall kicks off many wonderful traditions such as Pumpkins, beautiful foliage, hot Chocolate and home baked goodness! My flour and sugar jars are filled to the brim and ready for some baking action. I must admit summer was many grilled out dinners and being here in Southwest Fla. we grill all year through. But Fall brings home baked breads, muffins , pies etc.

As a little celebration of Fall I decided to make some homemade Cuban bread , My favorite back North was always Italian bread but here Cuban bread is super yummy! Bread is easier than you think! Even if you never made homemade bread this recipe is easy.
 The steps are easy,  dissolving the yeast in very warm water.



 All ingredients gets mixed well, Don't have doe beaters ....use what the good lord gave you! I always use my hands for doe making, this allows you to get to know the doe so to speak. It put you closer to all the steps the doe goes through....stop laughing I can hear you!  lol
 Kneading is important , yo…

AN OLD PIECE OF FURNITURE GETS THE RENEW IT DESERVED!

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Hi there, how are you today? I think I have seen all the rain I want to see for this rainy season, I don't think I seen dry ground in days. That's ok ...soon we wont see rain for about 4 or 5 months. The children switched rooms here so I was able to take back a pretty piece of furniture. It has lots of pretty to it and also great for storage so I put her in the kitchen to hold casserole dishes and any thing glass. She was tired and sick of being covered up with material so this is the before....



She's about to get a white wash and some distressing.



 And this is the after.......






I decided to label the fronts with numbers, that way when someone says where is the juice pitcher I can say door #3. Plus I love stuff with numbers on it to me it says that the piece of furniture is in charge! ready to stand tall and store some glass kitchen stuff. It will also serve as a place to put up the winter hot beverage bar or to hold all the dishes that company brings in on the holidays! Pe…

WELCOME TO SWEET TEA N' SALTY AIRS FALL HAPPENING PART 2!

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Welcome , come on in for a spell......Iv'e been busy crafting some Fall fun! Moving things, changing things.

The lanterns are lit!

This is a little fall place setting, I crafted theses dish size burlap......Oh I don't really know what to call them perhaps "Charger wreaths" ??  I used a wire clothes hanger and simply sewed the edge and inserted the wire hanger. It adds a wee bit of Autumn to the table.




This little cabinet lives in the dining room and holds glasses and cups. I crafted an orange rag and raffia wreath using a lid ring from a butter container. Recently I had shown my fireplace with the Country door shutters as a back drop but since have put my framed vintage mirror instead, I felt as though the shutters where too hidden. I have placed them in a far corner of the living room paired up with the pump cans! This is an apple garland that I crafted from brown paper bag.

Also attached are some cinnamon sticks that are just rolled brown paper with a lick of dar…