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March 25, 2019

EASY & INEXPENSIVE SPRING IDEAS

“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.”

Spring is finally here! Legacy Properties is excited to share a few of our easy & inexpensive ideas that we have used in the past. We hope you love them as much as we do! If you decide to make them in the future, share your finished product with us on Facebook! We would love to see it!

 

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”

 -Charles Dickens

 

This adorable spring cake is perfect for your Easter event! The recipe for this homemade icing is easier than you think.

 

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • Food coloring of your choice

 

In your mixer, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended. Slowly increase speed to medium and beat for three minutes.

 

Next, add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for one minute, add more cream if needed to help spread the icing. Add food coloring until desired color is reached. Use less confectioners’ sugar to make it less thick and more of a pourable icing.

 

“Some of old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”

 

This DIY pillow is super simple and the end result is too cute! Here’s what you need:

  • double sided placemat (Make sure the inside center is not glued together.)
  • Scissors/seam ripper
  • Fabric glue
  • 1 bag of 16oz pillow Poly-Fil

Choose which side you would like to be the top of your pillow. On the bottom side, rip/cut the seam on a small section, creating a hole. Fill your placemat with the poly-fil, making sure to stuff all the corners with the provided wood stick. Fill completely to ensure your pillow is nice and fluffy.

 

Now, use your fabric glue on the inside of this hole and press together for a minute to make sure it holds. You can also use a quick whipstitch if you prefer to sew.

 

That’s it! Now you have a gorgeous and way less expensive decorative pillow!

 

“I must have flowers, always and always.” -Monet

 

The wreath in this photo is another simple and inexpensive DIY project! It adds just a touch of green to welcome spring.

 

If you are familliar with Hobby Lobby, you already know the best time to shop is when items are 50% off. This project is no different. Here are the items you need:

 

  • 6′ frosted Eucalpytus garland (only $9.99 when on sale)

  • 18″ Grapevine Wreath (only $4.99)
  • Hot glue gun

Cut the garland in 4″ sections and stick into the wreath. Hot glue the end of each piece for a better hold.

 

This project only takes about fifteen minutes and the end result is the perfect touch of spring!

 

“Let your joy burst forth…like flowers in the spring.”

 

This next little DIY is perfect for the kiddos in your life!

 

What you need:

  • Clothes pins
  • 2″X3″ reclosable bags
  • multi-colored pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • small candies
  • markers

Fill your bags about half way full with the candy of your choice. Twist bag in the center and place wooden clothes pin around it to hold in place. Help your little ones glue on the eyes and antennas and decorate the body with markers. They will love sharing with their friends or eating it themselves!

 

We hope you enjoyed our spring post! Happy Spring from Legacy Properties!

 

March 25, 2019

MAGNOLIA TABLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Legacy Properties tested Joanna Gaines’ famous chocolate chip cookie recipe over the weekend and let us just tell you, these cookies are tried and true and nothing short of delicious! The best part? The recipe is actually pretty simple! My favorite part of these cookies is that she uses light brown sugar instead of granulated sugar and it makes for a very soft & chewy cookie.

We loved the cookies so much that we decided to share the recipe with you guys! Also, as a special thank you for following along with our blog, we are giving away one of these awesome cookbooks! The recipe and giveaway directions are below. Enjoy! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Arrange a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.

Place the butter and sugar In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (Alternatively, use an electric hand mixer and large bowl.) Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until blended.

Turn the mixer off and add the flour mixture. Mix on medium speed just until the flour is mixed in, then turn the mixer to high speed for a few seconds to pull the dough together; it will be chunky. Add the chocolate chips and beat on high speed to thoroughly and quickly mix in the chips, about 5 seconds.

Drop the dough by large spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet; don’t flatten them. Bake until lightly browned on top, 10 to 11 minutes. Cool on the pan on a rack for 1 minute, then transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Cookies can be stored in air tight container for up to three days.

 

Be ready to share! Even though they are so good, you will not want to! This recipe makes 40 smaller cookies or 24 large cookies! 

Now, are you ready to enter to win this adorable cookbook?

The rules are simple! All you have to do is comment on our facebook page blog post with how many nights a week you eat at home and then share the post on your timeline. (Just comment with the number only. No other comments necessary. Please do not share what the entry question is or you will be disqualified.) Please follow all rules to be entered. (Local pick up only within seven days.) Winner will be announced next Wednesday, May 23rd.

Thank you all again for following along with our blog and on our social media outlets. We so appreciate your support!

March 25, 2019

FARMHOUSE STYLE BATHROOM UPDATES

A couple of us ladies have recently updated our bathrooms with the popular farmhouse style. We know many of our loyal followers love this design style as well so we wanted to share all of our details! Keep on reading to find out our paint colors, where we purchased our decor and more tips and tricks! 

This first bathroom belongs to one of our Realtors, Nicole Popham. Look at the amazing job they did on the DIY wood plank wall behind their tub!

It is the perfect accent wall and great for those who love a more rustic look. The wall was made from pallet wood pieces that were cut down, sanded and stained. The tobacco basket and wreath were purchased from Hobby Lobby. 

This next farmhouse styled cutie is from our friend, Whitley Norton’s guest bathroom. These cabinets were previously an oak color that were painted Amazon Stone by Behr. The painting process involves one coat of Kilz Primer Paint and then two additional coats of the Behr Paint. Simple touches of white and silver give this bathroom a fresh feel. 

The shelves were cut from 2X10 pieces of wood and sanded and stained. The gray brackets were purchased from Home Depot. This easy one day DIY project gave this small bathroom the perfect touch of farmhouse style.

     

This last one is my personal favorite and is also from Nicole Popham’s house. Here is the before photo. 

Here is the after! A fresh coat of gray paint, a new shower curtain (You can purchase it here!) and a gorgeous new windmill from Hobby Lobby made such an impact on this room.

A few more rustic touches from Hobby Lobby and this farmhouse style bathroom is complete!

You can find more rustic decor below:

Wood Barn Door

Boxwood Wreath or see a DIY version here.

Tobacco Basket

Cotton Wreath

 

We have more DIY & home decor tips coming your way so stay tuned! If you have more questions about the details of these bathrooms, shoot us a message anytime!

 

July 31, 2017

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