Friday, April 29, 2011

What I'm Loving Right Now

Happy Friday! 

Did you watch the royal wedding this morning?  I was up at 6am, so I did get to see most of it.  What a beautiful wedding!

OK, back on the homefront, I thought I'd share some things that I am loving right now.  Some home related, some not. 
First, I love Fiddes and Sons Supreme Wax Polish.

I am so impressed with this product so far!  I used a water based poly on my ironing board cabinet and then I used this on my hutch and now I wish I had waxed the hutch first because I don't think I would have used the poly at all.  I'm even thinking of sanding the poly off the cabinet and putting the wax on it.  That project went too smoothly and I guess I just have to think of a way to complicate it!
I've heard people say something went on like butter and thought I used some paints that I could say that about, but this product truly does goes on like soft, warm butter.  I put it on with a chip brush, let it dry and then buffed it out with an old nylon.  The buffing is a pretty quick process and its kind of therapeutic to physically work at something and see the soft sheen appear right before your eyes.  It leaves such a soft, silky finish. 

I've been reading all about the chalk paint craze and I am intrigued, but I just used this over some Sherwin Williams Pro Classic latex paint. 
Here is a sneak peak at one of the shelves:

Love it!

The second thing I am loving is, which you have probably heard about if you read even half as many blogs as I do.  If not, pinterest is like a pinboard, or a place to catalog everything you see while surfing the web.  You can also follow people whose taste you admire and see what they pin. 

If you haven't joined yet and would like to, leave me a comment, with your email if you are a no reply blogger, and I will send you the invite you need to join!

In honor of the royal wedding, I thought I'd make some scones.  Then, I got lazy and thought a coffee cake would be easier, which I am sure is not English at all.  Oh well!  This recipe, by Ina Garten, is fabulous!

Image from Food Network

And my version:

Here is what it looks like sliced:

I made it as the recipes states, except that I doubled the filling.

Speaking of the wedding, I loved Kate's dress!

Just gorgeous!

And finally, have you seen The Voice on NBC?

With these judges:

It just aired this past Tuesday and I love it!  You can read here about the details of the show.  I am looking forward to next week's episode.  My husband and I have watched American Idol in the past, but this may be more my thing.  We'll see as the weeks go on!

That's it for now!  How about you?  Have you recently discovered anything that you just love?


  1. ok if I was there I'd on over for some coffee and a piece of that!!! looks so good.

    and yes, I am now addicted to pinterest!!!!!!!!!!! thanks lady!

  2. I will have to try the wax on a project soon. It sounds great. Your coffee cake looks delicious!

    I loved Kate's dress! GORGEOUS! What a fun wedding to watch. (I tivo'ed it, I didn't want to get up at 2am.) :)

    Have a great weekend.