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DIY Lick and Shine for Silver

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I found this awesome cake stand at a thrift store this summer in Toledo Bend Louisiana. It was only 25 bucks so snatched it up. As soon I got home I cleaned it with an old trick my mom taught me. The results were fabulous. It made the perfect piece for the center of my party. All you need to restore silver is baking soda and water. You may also want to grab an old tooth brush and some rags. Mix the baking soda and water to make a paste. Spread the paste all over the item you wish to restore. There is no method to this madness just make sure to leave the combination on for about an hour. Once the combination has been sitting wipe it off with the rags. Wet the rags as needed and use a toothbrush to get any small areas. Repeat the process as necessary.

IMG_1341This was the cake stand before the upgrade, the tarnishing made it look dirty. Now it’s fresh but still antique and I can’t wait to use it for all of my parties to come.

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Lemon Trick

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We Cajuns love our seafood! My mom and I ate some delicious boiled crabs this weekend! Anytime you eat seafood in a restaurant ask the waitress/waiter for a piece of lemon after. Squeeze the lemon juice all over your hands. The juice will reduce the majority of the stinky smell that lingers on your hands!

Polka Dot Pumpkin

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Fall is in the air, and everybody is obbsessing over pumpkins! South Louisiana is known for it’s hot and muggy weather. But, this past weekend we were blessed with chilly weather that put all of us cajuns in the fall mood. I jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon and made this simple little polka dot pumpkin. You can use any size pumpkin, and any size helper! This is a great project for kids to help with because cotton swabs make easy to use paintbrushes for tiny fingers.

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First things first-pumpkin picking. I found my pumpkin at the grocery store in a huge bin of mini pumpkins  My next pumpkin will definitely be from a pumpkin patch. Theres just something about roaming around a brisk pumpkin patch looking at every single pumpkin until you find the perfect one. I also used gold metallic paint, white matte paint, a paintbrush, and a handful of cotton swabs.

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Start by painting the entire pumpkin gold. I used Testors enamel paint in metallic gold. Allow the pumpkin to dry for about 30 minutes.

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Next dip the end of the cotton swab in white paint. I used Master’s Touch acrylic paint in milky white. For my polka dots I try to follow somewhat of a pattern so that there is a dot in every spot. I start with a single row of dots as evenly spaced as I can.  •   •   •   •   •   •   •  Then I start a row underneath and line up the dots in-between the dots above it. •   •   •   •   •   •    This usually works for me but messy dots are just as cute!