Feb 25, 2011

Imbibe Magazine

We are excited that our insulated oilcloth koozies made it into Imbibe Magazine for their March/April addition!  If you are interested in purchasing this, or any of our other oilcloth items, please follow the link to our Etsy shop below.  Thanks!

rbt bags' oilcloth insulated koozies, available for $6 at our Etsy store!

Feb 22, 2011

White Doors.

The latest project over at our house was a doozy.  I finally decided that the old dark wood doors in our house had to go.  New ones were going to cost $65 each (x 10 doors) so we opted for a $15 can of paint instead.  This project involved removing the doors, unscrewing all the hardware, rolling 3 coats of paint on each side (no way I was brushing that many doors), then installing new doorknobs and rehanging the doors.

I wish I had a better before and after because it really does make a huge difference.  The hallway seems lighter and bigger now.

The other major change around here happened in the kitchen.  We have french doors (really "door" since only one opens) that are dark, impossible to clean, and don't match the cabinetry.

Here's a peek from our walk through of the house last April.

After a little inspection of the doors I noticed that the grids over the windows were just screwed on with a couple screws.  Aaaaaa, angels sing!  I was quick to remove them and look!

The whole kitchen looks more open.  I was so happy with this easy fix that I decided to go one step further and paint the doors to match the rest of the trim in the house.

I can't believe the difference this made.  My brother thought we bought new doors.

Go us for being thrifty!   So glad this project is done though.

Feb 13, 2011

Spring Fling

We've already introduced a new spring color--yellow floral!  It's selling fast at our local booth at Merchants on Main and we'll be posting it online soon!

Feb 10, 2011

Crispy Onion Chicken

There's a new favorite easy chicken recipe at our house!  I found this one in Taste of Home magazine (my favorite!).

Super easy and Carson ate it!  At first we had to take off the "crunchies" but eventually he tried one and loved it.    No surprise there - who doesn't love french fried onions?

Crispy Onion Chicken

photo courtesy of the TOH website

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp Worcestershire 
1 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bag (6 oz) french fried onions, crushed
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

In a shallow bowl: combine butter, Worcestershire, mustard, garlic, and pepper.  In a 2nd shallow bowl:  add 1/2 of the french fried onions.  Dip chicken in the butter mixture then coat with onions.

Place chicken in greased baking pan.  Top with remaining onions, drizzle with any remaining butter mixture.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.