Thursday, May 26, 2011

Take your chip for a dip in this!

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I'm sure everyone has plans for the lake or lounging by a pool.  Well, here's an easy dip that everyone will love!  I can't take credit for it, as it came from a great friend and tailgating buddy.  It's known to all of us as CRACK DIP.  That's right. It's as addictive as CRACK. Trust me. 

Mix all ingredients and serve with tortilla chips:

1 24oz. tub of sour cream
2 packets of Hidden Valley Dips Fiesta Ranch
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (approximately)
1-2 small cans of sliced black olives, roughly chopped

***TIPS:  Be sure to buy shredded, not grated cheddar.  Grated is too fine.  Also, buy sliced olives and chop them.  The can of chopped olives is also too finely minced for my taste.  I like a little texture in my dip!

Mr. Espin Lawson

I was asked by dear, dear friends to do a painting of their sweet dog, Espin.  My friends are avid sports fans, so the name is so fitting!  I love doing pets in this Andy Warhol kind of style.  Below is the picture she emailed me, and then a pic of the painting!  (I took it on my phone, so its not the best quality...)  I gave her the option of painting the background a fun, bright color, but she loves it the way it is!  Can't go wrong with black and white.  What do you think?

Contact me at 405-761-3500 or for info and pricing to paint you favorite pooch!  (...or feline, if that's your kinda thing!)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Extreme Makeover- Chandelier Edition

So, a few months ago it dawned on me how much I hated the chandelier above our kitchen table.  After seeing it at Home Depot for under 40 bucks, I realized the builder must have just picked the cheapest thing out there.  Not my taste at all:


I decided to make a trip to the Habitat For Humanity Store downtown.  If you haven't gone, go.  It's full of randomness!  I've bought cool old hardbacks, spray paint, you name it.  This trip I left with this beauty:

Ok, so brass isn't exactly the look I was going for so I decided to spray paint it.  The great thing about spray painting an old $25 chandelier is that if you hate the color, you can just spray over it.  Before you start, be sure to remove the little white plastic tubes.

And, voila!

It actually looks almost wrought iron at night, but during the day it's very purple.  Totally not for everyone, but I enjoy how kinda funky it is. :)  I actually installed it myself, which makes the husband happy.... he's not too into home decor!