How to Decorate Cookies with Royal Icing 101

I Have Been teaching myself How to decorate Cookies with royal icing. It is so much easier Since I found the  Royal Icing 101 Kit by Wilton. 

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I made a goal this year to learn four new things. On top of my list is to learn how to decorate cookies with Royal Icing. I have no plans to become a professional cookie decorator. Trust me, that is not going to happen, Rather, I would like to be able to decorate cookies well enough to serve them at some of the parties that I will host this year.

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My Secret Life as an Abstract Artist

I started this blog three years ago because I wanted to paint abstract art that looked good in farmhouse style homes. It took me three years, but I finally painted some paintings for our Waco Airbnb.

abstract art

I am an artist who paints abstract art. Who knew! Previous to th8is job, I was a full-time artist. I traveled all over the country teaching art and art marketing workshops. I had a website, Instagram, a weekly podcast, blog and sold a lot of art. Three years ago I was watching my favorite show Fixer Upper and it occurred to me that there was hardly any art in the Fixer Upper homes. It was that day that I decided to start a new Instagram called My 100 Year Old Home. My goal was to build a following of about 5000 followers and then paint a collection of abstract art that would fit in farmhouse-style homes.

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Around the House at My 100 Year Old Home – Week Three

Welcome to Around the House at My 100 Year Old Home. This is new a weekly update I share every Saturday about what is going on at My 100 Year Old Home.

Waco Airbnb

Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

It’s been such an incredible week as I spent five days in Waco at our Airbnb. While I was there I toured the Magnolia Market, bought lots of things for our home at the Magnolia Shop on Bosque and “de Christmassed” our home. I also painted and hung two abstract paintings, made tissue paper cherry blossoms from branches cut in our backyard, reorganized three cabinets, baked french bread and spent a lot of time with my friends Amy from Cutertudor and Kimberlee from The Morrow House. As I was leaving Texas I had an amazing lunch with my dear friend Karianne from Thistlewood Farms. You really need to check out these three amazing ladies!

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How to Make Bread

I cannot believe I just learned how to make bread. I made homemade french bread and it was amazing. Today I am Sharing a Great French Bread Recipe.

homemade bread

Before I tell you about this amazing french bread that I made, I need to tell you something. This was the first time I have ever made yeast bread. I know, it makes no sense! I cook all of the time. I make homemade pasta every week and yet I have never made yeat bread. Huh? I am so happy and I can’t wait to show you how to make bread.

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DIY Valentine Decor

 I created this DIY Valentine decor flower holder using a wooden crate, flowered paper napkins and lots of glue!

DIY Valentine Decorations 7

Today I have partnered with five of my favorite bloggers for a “three-ingredient” blog challenge. The premise of the challenge is that we have to create something using at least three pre-determined ingredients. I created this DIY Valentine decor flower holder using a wooden crate, flowered paper napkins and lots of glue! So can you guess what the three ingredients for this DIY are?

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Easy Elegance Wednesdays – Metallic Valentine Hearts

I Am So Excited To Share With You Easy Elegance Wednesdays, Where We Celebrate Simple Elegant Decor. Today I Am Sharing a wonderful Valentine Craft that is very easy to make … Metallic Valentine Hearts.

Clay Metallic Valentine Hearts

I love making Valentine crafts. If you follow my blog then you know I have started already making Valentine crafts this month. These silver metallic Valentine hearts were inspired by vintage metal heart-shaped lockets. I thought it might be fun to make something similar.

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