Friday, May 29, 2020


Today is your day if you are a deep dish pizza lover. You are in for a treat! Filled with flavor and texture and lots of cheese, this is an easy week night meal. My friend Staci, who is a fabulous cook, not only shared this recipe with me, but she also let me borrow her iron skillet. (I have one for myself in my Amazon cart.) :-)


Any deep dish pizza crust mix - (I used Martha White)
1/2 - 3/4 jar Ragu pizza sauce
8 oz Conecuh sausage-thinly sliced
1 lb breakfast sausage 
1 bell pepper-chopped
1/2 onion-chopped
8 oz block Mozzarella cheese-shredded
8 oz block Cheddar cheese-shredded
Cast iron skillet

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Slice Conecuh into thin slices. In a large skillet, crumble up the breakfast sausage and mix in the Conecuh slices, the chopped bell pepper, and onion. Cook slowly until meat is browned and the vegetables are almost caramelized. 
  • As the mixture is cooking, make the pizza dough according to the directions on the package. Once ready, set aside, and allow it to rise. After rising, lightly grease the iron skillet with Crisco and press the dough into the bottom of the skillet. Cook the dough for 8-10 minutes on 400. 
  • Remove the crust from the oven, and layer the pizza sauce, sausage mixture, and the cheeses. 
  • Cook until it's bubbly and browning. 
  • Allow the pizza to cool slightly, then slice into pie slices.

All layered up and headed to the oven.

In the kitchen

I hope your family loves it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Remember last summer when I brought this mirror home from the thrift store? If you're new to Woodbank Lane or you missed that post, catch up on the details here

It wasn't in the best shape. It had a few bangs and bruises, and the patina was really uneven.

Originally I had planned to spray paint the mirror, but I wanted it to retain its vintage look. Luckily, when I shared a picture of my new "thrift score" on Instagram, many friends suggested I use Rub 'N Buff to spruce it up.

Rub 'n Buff

I had heard of Rub 'n Buff but had never used it. It worked great, and it only took the tiniest amount to cover the mirror. I still have plenty left for another project that might come my way. It would be perfect for touching up picture frames or just adding another color to any object.

I used antique gold, but it comes in many other shades. I ordered mine from Amazon, and it looks like the price has gone up slightly. Boo!

It was so simple to apply. I used an old t-shirt and just a little paint at a time. It was easy to spread on, and it looked just as I had hoped--vintage, just cleaner and with a bit more shine.

Ideas from this post

  Ginger jar  //  Planter  //  Vase  //  Mirror  //  White bowl

Mission accomplished! Have you used Rub 'n Buff? 

On to the next project... :-)

Friday, May 22, 2020


1. A beautiful Instagram account you'll want to follow.

2. Love these ideas for making your home uniquely yours from Kris at Driven by Decor.

3. If you like abstract art, here is a great DIY from my friend Emily A. Clark.

4. So many of the bloggers I follow love these sheets. I ordered them this month, and now I know why they love them. They are light weight and cool and feel great. They also come in tons of colors. 

Sheets from Amazon

5. Do you have a high school senior in your life?
Read them this letter of encouragement to the class of 2020.