Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Goodies in the Shop!

I haven't been feeling the blog mojo lately, and just like anything  - working out, taking vitamins, praying and reading the Bible, the less I do it, the less I want to do it. (Not that blogging is as important as exercise or reading the Bible - it's not) Anyway, I have been feeling the crafting mojo lately, so I thought I would post a few pics of new goodies in my shop.

Every woman needs a chunky cocktail ring, no? 

And a bit of coral here and there is always a good idea. 

This piece isn't brand new, but was worthy to re-list in my shop. I love the glossy, vintage shoe buckles. 

I know it's not even Halloween but it's never too early to start your holiday shopping! 
Take a peek at all my goodies right here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Life Lately

The Eats: Fruit crisps of all kinds. 
I've made the Betty Crocker fruit crisp (with a few variations of my own) so many times, I don't need to think about it. Toss in the fruit (apples, peaches, pears, plums, berries, whatever!), add a bit of lemon juice and agave nectar - toss to coat. Mix the brown sugar, oats, butter, cinnamon and flour together and crumble on top. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes and voila! The house smells like heaven as this bakes and Ike and I devour most of it in one sitting. A dollop of Greek yogurt on top adds the perfect bit of tang...

The craft:A little necklace for my sister's birthday. 
I had as much fun packaging it up with twine and a chevron print card as I did making it. 

The other craft: Tissue paper tassel garland. 
A dear friend of mine is about to have her first baby. She loved and supported me so well when I was expecting baby O, that I was more than happy to make a few decorations for her baby shower last month. Isn't this garland sweet? Kinda wanna make one of my babe's room. Tutorials are all over the web and super easy.

The trip: Home for my nephews birthday party. 
Just this past weekend, we flew home (baby O's first flight!) for my sweet nephews joint birthday party. They are two years and one month apart so my sister has taken to throwing one big party for both of them and it is a hoot! Loads of presents and food and aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, great grandparents and cake make for a merry time. Aren't they the cutest little family? Gosh, I love them. 

The Babe: Growing like a weed!
Our little guy is six months old today. What the?! He is such a riot. He's babbling and chatting up a storm, rolling from side to side, grabbing everything he can get his hands on and sleeping better at night more and more. The green onesie he had on a few mornings ago matched the green smoothie I made myself. He doesn't look too excited on that last picture. "Blended up spinach eh? Looks delicious. Not really." Keep an open mind kiddo! We're going to your six month check-up tomorrow to talk about introducing solids! You'll be drinking down one of these bad boys before you know it. 

That sums up things in my corner of world. What have you been up to? 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkin French Macaroons

After attending a Halloween art fair this past weekend and buying up some adorable Halloween party invites from my dear friend and talented artist Kara Rosenberry, I've been inspired to throw a Halloween soiree and have been poking around online looking for tasty fall goodies to serve. I think these pumpkin french macaroons from Yummy Mummy Kitchen's blog would be perfect. 

Oh the deliciousness of a well-made macaroon. And bonus for me - they're naturally gluten-free. 

Yummy Mummy busted out the food coloring and a paint brush and added some color to her macaroons.
She uses Martha Stewart's recipe and swears that it's easy and virtually fail safe, despite the fact that folks are always talking about how difficult creating the perfect macaroon can be.

Here's the link for the full post on these babies and the recipe too.

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