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April 5, 2011

To…WWW.CRAZYAGNUS.COM

Check it out, pretty please??? We are still in the “tweaking” stage, but don’t want to lose you all, our crazy loyal friends!

While you’re at it, you should probably “LIKE” us on Facebook too! You can find the link at our new website WWW.CRAZYAGNUS.COM (Shameless plug, again.) Or you can search us on Facebook under Crazy Agnus!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Love,

A&L @ Crazy Agnus

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DIY: Restoring a Cast Iron Skillet.

April 4, 2011

 I have been on the hunt for a cast iron skillet for about two months now…problem is I didn’t want to pay BIG BUCKS for one. So you can imagine my excitement when I found one for $8 Saturday. (It was the most expensive purchase of my $50 thrifting trip! WOO HOO!) Problem was, it was covered in rust and all seasoning that comes with an old cast iron skillet was gone.

Determined to fix it I did a little bit of research…and now I present you with a quick and easy DIY project. Big thanks to the Mr. Mister for being my oh-so-fashionable model (ha ha ha…)!

HOW TO RE-SEASON AND DE-RUST AN OLD CAST IRON SKILLET

1. It all starts with a skillet that looks something like this:

…for a closer look…

2. Put about 4-5 heaping tablespoons of salt into the pan along with an equal amount of vegetable oil

4. Using a paper towel spread the salt and oil mixture throughout the entire inside of the pan taking care to cover every part of the inside of the pan

5. Let the pan sit and soak in the mixture (we let ours sit for about five minutes). In the meantime let the oven heat up to 250 degrees F

6. Next wash the pan with hot water and soap, using your hands or a paper towel. Be sure to not use a brush or towel

7. After throughly drying the skillet…

(I promise this face was staged 🙂 ha ha)

8. Coat the inside of the skillet entirely with a thin coat of vegetable oil

9. After your oven has heated, place the skillet in the oven for half an hour at 250 degrees. After half an hour take the skillet out (it will be hottttttt, whew!) and re-coat the pan again with a thin layer of vegetable oil

10. Once the skillet has heated let it cool throughly and sop up extra oil with a paper towel

To ensure that your pan stays in tip-top shape be sure to not clean it with soap after each use. Typically you can get away with just rinsing your skillet well with hot water. If there are still leftover food on the skillet you can repeat this process with salt and oil again. Always dry the pan completely (over heat if possible) before storing it!

We now have an awesome (and cheap!) cast iron skillet perfect for camping, cooking on the grill and even for use on a standard stove top!

Pretty In Pink.

April 2, 2011

via Bare Foot Floor

via CasaSugar

via Pfieffer Homes

via This Next

via Broke Ass Bride

It’s spring…. and snowing.

March 30, 2011

Well wonderful Ohio is blooming with snow so far this spring. It makes me want to cuddle in bed with a magazine to stay warm… a big white fluffy bed!

*images found Shabby Chic, Life in Fun Lane, Google images 

 

A Throne Fit for a (Little) King.

March 30, 2011

Remember these little guys?

Well, after a lot of sanding, a pint of paint, and a little bit of free-hand work they have become this…

Whew my first ever distressing job is complete! 🙂

Spring Spruce up!

March 29, 2011

Is your living room feeling like it needs a little spring pick me up? Don’t feel like you can afford it? Here is a quick spruce that wont break the bank!

Grab some new curtains from Urban Outfitters on sale for $19.99!

Then grab some fun pillow shams from Anthropologie for only $29.95! Add a bright bowl of color for $7.95 and keep it natural with the letter stand for $7.95.

Say you grab two curtains and two shams and your total spruce for spring is $115 buck! Not to shabby for just a lil pop of color that will go a long way!

Introducing…Jim Thompson

March 29, 2011

This weekend, while driving to our second Goodwill that morning, my Mom and I passed a sign…ESTATE SALE!

Did I mention this house was something straight out of “Gone With the Wind”? Oh, I almost forgot…everything was also half off…we were like kids in a candy store!

It was the last day of the sale, so the pickings were slim, but we managed to score two ADORABLE Jim Thompson porch pillows for a mere $1.50 each!

Oh me, Oh MY, how I love a killer steal   deal!

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