Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Sometimes it's much simpler to buy a collection, then it is to start collecting, right?
The other day, we were pretty excited to find a fabulous collection of vintage license plates on Craigslist. We scored over 75 plates for such a fantastic price! We would have paid at least 3 x's as much if we would have bought them individually.
Can't wait to show you what we'll be doing with them.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Best Chicken Salad

Since I had some leftover chicken from the other night, I made my favorite chicken salad this morning. I had to share the recipe, it's that good!
The recipe is from a Longaberger cookbook. I'm not sure which one because I only have this photocopy.

Don't you love the food stains on my copy? A sure sign the recipe is good. Ha!
When I make it, I never measure out the ingredients. I eyeball the portions and wing it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scarves and Bracelets

I've been working like crazy.
Trying to get things made for my Etsy shop and also for a show I'm doing in October.
Here are a few new things...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Barn Sale on Whidbey

On Saturday, Ray and Jackie hosted their annual barn sale. I try to never to miss this sale because I always find great stuff for great prices!
It's a fun, flea market style, old fashion clear out your barn type sale.

There are usually 6 to 8 vendors.
I forgot to take a picture of the cute barn - I guess I was too busy shopping!
I did take this picture of Jackie's garden, though. Isn't it pretty?

Here is what I came home with...
the old drying rack was my favorite purchase of the day. It'll be put to good use in October - same goes for the rake.

Actually, the hat box is pretty awesome too...

On our way back down to the beach, we stopped at another sale.
There, I found this pretty motto. It's a nice addition to my collection hanging by our front door.