Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother's Day Craft-Pin Cushion

Hi Friends!  I'm over at Live Creatively Inspired today!  I'm sharing a tutorial for a homemade pin cushion that would be a great Mother's Day craft for kids. I hope you'll stop by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Darling Beasts

This will surprise you since you know I have it ALL TOGETHER all the time but this weekend my girls looked angelic in their Easter finery but behaved like apes in pink polyester. They were frilly and lacy and rustled when they walked but that was all a pretty facade. They whined, cried, fussed, fought, and basically did everything in their power to get in trouble and no amount of white tights and sparkly new shoes could cover it all up. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes!

I bet I know what is lurking in your fridge right now. Eggs. Specifically, ones of the dyed, hard-boiled variety. Me too. And yes, eating a hard-boiled egg straight after peeling with a sprinkle of salt is divine but there are other, more creative ways to get rid of all those eggs!  I bypassed the good old-almost-the-same-deviled-egg-recipes and rounded up some other ones I thought maybe a fun twist on the incredible edible egg.  And there is even one for chocolate chip cookies. no lie.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lemon Cream Cookie Cups--Easter Dessert

What are you serving for Easter this year?  I don't know what I'm making for the main course but I knew I wanted something lemony and fresh for dessert. So I fiddled in the kitchen a bit and came up with a sweet and tart dessert that I call Lemon Cream Cookie Cups. They were a cinch to put together!  Molly downed 4 at once and I've had a hard time keeping myself away from the silky lemon pudding.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Paper Favor Bags

Today I'm sharing a cute Easter craft for paper favor bags at Live Creatively Inspired. I hope you'll come visit me there!

Also, I'm receiving so many wonderful comments and questions from you all!  I love reading them and I get so sad when I'm unable to respond because a commenter is either annonymous or a no-reply commenter. If you check your settings and find you are either of these, that is why I can't contact you back. I'd really like to! Thanks to everyone who stops by to read this blog and to comment on it as well!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Painted Countertops--6 Months Later

One of the most frequent questions I get from readers is about my painted countertops.  How do they hold up?  How durable are they? Do they scratch? People are skeptical as to whether this can really work and I'm here to say yes!  And no. But mostly yes!  So here is an update!

Monday, March 31, 2014

You CAN Make a Birch Bark Vase!

Don't you just love all the birch bark accessories you see out and about?  You can find birch bark on most anything from candles to vases to journals covers and I love it all!  What about birch beer?  Not such a fan. But birch bark?  For sure! But what's a girl to do if she can't keep buying new accessories?  Make some did you say? HOLLA!