Thursday, May 26, 2011

Something Fun For Summer

Looking for a cute accessory for summer?
How about a wristlet. They make great gifts, too!

For an added bonus, each of these wristlets come with a cute removable flower pin!

If you're interested, each are available here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yay! Somethin's Blooming

We have had such a cold and rainy spring.
So, to finally have some color appear in our yard, it's a big deal!

Fresh flowers cut from my garden - oh, that makes me so happy!

It's kinda sorta starting to feel like spring over here in these parts - ha!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sugared Pecans

Need a quick and easy gift idea?
How about making some sugared pecans!
It's what we gave our teachers this week, for Teacher Appreciation Day.
My recipe is so simple and quick!
No need to use egg whites like most recipes suggest.

Sugared Pecans

1/3 C sugar
2 Tbsp water
1 C pecans

Combine sugar and water in skillet, stir until sugar is dissolved. Add pecans. Stir continuously over medium high to high heat until sugar turns white and coats the pecans. Cool on waxed paper.

Fill a bag, tie on a ribbon, attach a tag, and you'll have a sweet handmade gift in no time!

Sugared pecans are so tasty in salad, but we like them best, straight out of the bag!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flower Containers

These new repurposed flower containers make me happy each time I see them.

I purchased the vintage stamp holder from Karen (my Easter basket swap partner), she finds lots of fun things for her etsy shop. You might want to check it out!

The old chicken feeder and flowers came from my friend Todd. He owns the most charming shop, Bountiful Home & Nursery. He's so great! On a whim, I sent him a message asking if he had an old chicken feeder and voila' - he did!