stuff I've been makin'

Well, this has been a much better week, but I've been so busy, it's been hard for me to keep up with everything! 

I thought I'd let you see some of the projects I've been working on and a favorite chocolate recipe!!

This French shabby sign is now in my Etsy shop:

This cute little mailbox has also made it's way there....

And, I'm not quite done with this guy, but it's nearing completion.  As you can see from all the dust on it, it's getting a distressed finish.
I have had a ton of fun painting! 

A vintage repro Parisien bottle:

I also sold this vintage Samsonite suitcase last night via Craig's List.  I was pretty excited because it sold in less than 24 hours from the time I listed it.  His little brother sold last November at the Holiday Heritage Faire, and he was very lonesome.  And taking up valuable space in my craft room!

It's been a really LOOOOONG time since I've posted any recipes, but this one is a favorite!  Pretty easy, it just needs to refrigerate overnight, and it tasted like a deluxe chocolate cream pie!

Chocolate Lush

1 cup flour
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip

2 packages of instant chocolate pudding
3 cups- 2% milk
1 cup Cool Whip
Topping: nuts or shaved chocolate and 1 cup Cool Whip

In a bowl, mix first 3 ingredients together and press into bottom of a 9x13 pan or baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then cool.
Mix together next 3 ingredients and spread over crust. 
Mix final three ingredients together and spread over cream layer.  Spread 1 cup Cool Whip on top and garnish with nuts or shaved chocolate.  Refrigerate overnight.

Super yummy!

Happy Thursday!

Make It Yours 


  1. The signs are gorgeous, Denise! I don't know where I've been but I didn't realize that you had an Etsy store. I'll have to check it out. Love the Parisien bottle, too! Good deal on your sales.

    Chocolate Lush... yes, that is a must try!

    Have a great night!

  2. Perfect combination of vintage + chocolate! :-) Your painted postal box is really charming and all your hard work makes me realize I need to get busy! -amy

  3. I love the Post box - wish I had somewhere to make it work! :( OK, I'll take a piece of pie please!!! YUMMO! Glad your week turned around a bit. :)

  4. I loved the Parisian bottle!!!!
    And that Chocolate pie looks Yummo!!!


  5. Signs look so great! Love the postbox and that chocolate pie looks amazing!
    Rachie xo

  6. I was enjoying all your projects and then saw that pie, my stomach growled, YUM! Tks for sharing the recipe.

    I really like your seaside cottage piece and love that suitcase. Lucky Craig's List shopper :)

  7. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!! happy that I stumbled on it :)

  8. Denise, I just found your blog via The Wicker House... and I love it! What a gorgeous collection of bits and pieces.

    Pop over to my blog when you get a chance and say hi

    Wicker & Stitch

  9. The signs are just adorable! I just found you and love your blog!
    I have a little linky on Wednesdays and if you have a minute I'd love to have you link up!
    All Things Heart and Home

  10. I love the signs!! The Seaside Cottage one is my favorite...I love the color you used. And the Parisian bottle is darling. :)


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