The Fogue Abode: 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Welcome Baby!

Long time, no see!  I guess when I left off was just about this time last year.  Why did I leave you to be, well we had an unexpected bump in the road so to speak!

We had a little girl in January and have been busy loving on her ever since.

Well that catches you up with my life, I'm hoping to be back here and there with a couple of house related post and now baby related posts! 

Monday, January 12, 2015


No, we haven't been in jail.  But I have been working all week on a really cool DIY project featuring our mugs...on a plate!

I've always loved the look of a silhouette, so royal and grand.  Then as I was perusing the blogosphere the other day I saw this really cool and modern take on the classic silhouette.  Off to the store I ran excited to make my own silhouette portraits.  This project cost a whole $5!!  That is the most exciting part.  So here is a step-by-step of how you can make your own silhouette portrait.

Step 1 - First you'll need your pictures.  Since I had to cut them out, I just printed them on standard paper, nothing special here.

Notice this didn't make it up on the wall.  No one could figure out it Molly's head

Step 2 - Take your cut-out picture and trace it onto black construction paper.  I used a silver sharpie I had on hand, but a pencil will also work just fine.  Then cut that baby (dog, husband, cat, whatever) out.

Step 3 - Mod Podge!!!  I slathered the back of my picture with mod podge then stuck it to the plates that I picked up for $1 at the dollar store.  Then slather generously some more mod podge on the front of your picture to give it a glossy look.

Step 4 - Save some tabs off of a coke your drinking.  Glue that sucker to the back of the plate to use as your mounting bracket.  And hang your finished project.

Easy peasy and now you have a cool piece hanging that is sure to get some attention when you have guests over.

So here is a breakdown of what I used:

  • Salad plates that I purchased at the dollar store $4
  • Construction paper also purchased at the dollar store $1
  • Mod Podge already had on hand but you can purchase for around $4.5
  • Tabs from a coke free
  • Hot glue gun also had on hand


When you think of "kitchen", being a southern girl, I automatically think of growing up in my grandmother's kitchen, or in my case my Memaw and Nana's kitchen.  Weekends were often spent in that room enjoying  that down south country cooking that only a granny can provide.  And, after many attempts, you still can't perfect their country gravy or strawberry cake.

So, I thought it would be a lovely idea to honor them in my kitchen.  Therefore, I stole some of their old recipe's out of each of their cook books, framed them up, and stuck them on my counter top so that I can enjoy them and think of them every day.

For those who are wondering listed below are the actual recipe:

Chicken Noodle Soup by Betty "Nana"
Boil 2 large chicken breasts
Save broth for noodles
1pkg large egg noodles
24 slices of American Cheese
1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream

Cook egg noodles in chicken broth.  When done add chopped chicken, whipping cream, and cheese.  Frozen peas and shredded carrots are optional.

Potato Casserole by Carolyn "Memaw"
Frozen Hashbrowns
1/2 cup melted margarine or 1 stick 
1 cream of chicken soup
12 oz shredded Am. Cheese (secret is to use Velveeta)
8oz sour cream
1/2 small onion chopped

Thaw potatoes.  Mix next 5 ingredients.  Pour over potatoes.  Add to casserole dish.
Crush 2 cups corn flakes.  Pour on top of potatoes.  Drizzle 1 stick butter on of corn flakes.
Bake at 350 uncovered 45 minutes.