Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Glittery snow girls

I was browsing the magazine isle at one of our local grocery stores when something caught my eye. They were glittery, they took my breath away and I knew I had to make some. What I saw was snow people made from glass bottles. How imaginative!! Don't ya just love it! Glitter makes everything better. You will find snow people on the front of the current issue of Cloth, Paper,Scissors magazine. The ones pictured here I made and will be living at my house this Christmas. They were sooooo fun to make. I used my seam binding I recently bought on Etsy and my Cavallini Paris stamps, which I love.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nestting Vintage Market

Recently we participated in the Nestting vintage Market. This is a monthly market that is opened the 2nd full weekend of each month. (except for winter months) Check the website for calender and directions. Nestting.com

Thursday, November 20, 2008

English Toffee

English Toffee

1/2 lb real butter
1 cup brown sugar

Melt butter and brown sugar together on medium heat. Cook to 295 using a candy thermometer,stir constantly. Pour toffee onto a cookie sheet over 1/2 cup crushed nuts. (nuts optional) Using either 2 Hershey's chocolate bars or milk chocolate chips sprinkle over hot toffee. Let the chocolate melt and spread over the top. Nuts could be sprinkled over the top as well. Let toffee cool and break into bite sized pieces. Yummm!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Road Trip part 2

Fort Worth Stockyards cattle drive.

Billy Bobs worlds largest honkey tonk.American Girl Doll store in Dallas. Oh my gosh!!! This is a must, no matter how old you are. The store is amazing, filled to the brim with pure delight for all ages! My daughter brought her Samantha doll all the way from Wa with her just to get her hair done and to have lunch with her. They cater to the girls and their dolls right down to a mini sized menu for your doll and a tiny chair for her to sit at the table. The sweet potato fries are to die for!

New outfit and hairstyle for Samantha!

Road Trip

Oh, it has been awhile since we last posted. We really need to get better at this blog thing.
Soooo..... we will update you on some of our adventures over the past few months.

On our most recent trip to Texas in July, we went to a peach festival in Weatherford. We had some most delicious homemade peach ice cream and some really yummy peach cobbler. The streets in downtown Weatherford were filled with vendors selling everything peachy to those selling tutus for American Girls Dolls. It was so hot and not much shade made it almost unbearable, but we managed to push on. There was shopping to be done after all! We managed to find a shop with air conditioning and made our way inside. Kathy bought some adorable little plates with cute flowers and red trim... so cute! She also found this pattern for little Dutch boy and girl clothes.
Next we ventured back out into the heat, and almost instantly we both saw the cutest furniture sitting outside of an adorable little shop. We made a bee line through the crowd of people to see what had caught our eye. Once there we met two of the nicest people. Amy and Teresa a monther daught team who own the shop. We had such a good time talking to them and looking at all of the treasures in their shop. Kathy ended up purchasing a wicker rocking chair which luckliy fit in the car and made it home with us. I guess that it was just ment to be, because it just barely fit in the car with all of our other goddies that we bought along the way.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Farm Chicks Here We Come!

We are on our way... As silly as it sounds as we drove up to the fair grounds to set up on Friday we were a little teary eyed at the thought that we were really going to be in the Farm Chicks show. Now we are looking forward to next years show!

We did not have time to get away to take a picture of the long line and the brave people standing in it on Saturday. It was raining and windy and cold, but that did not stop the flood of people when the doors opened at 10:00 am. We met so many nice people during the show. Some people flew in from Florida and Ohio just to go to the show. Amazing uh!
I love this stool that Kathy made. It looks like it belongs in a little girls room!

A couple pictures of our booth. Hard to believe that we fit all that stuff in a 10x10 space.

We love these girls! Terri and Serina worked so hard to put together a great show. We truly appreciate everything they did to make the Farm Chick show a success.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Staff Appreciation Day

Staff Appreciation Day at our school is the fist week in May. We have so many fun events planned to honor our great staff. Being part of the PTG board I have volunteered to fill the staff mailboxes with some type of goodie everyday for the week. I came up with two things that I have made. I know I'm a little crazy, make them... Yes, I am making 30 of each. A cute little flower pot, and a sassy little paper purse filled with chocolate. Who wouldn't appreciate that! The dog just begged his way into the picture. J

Monday, April 14, 2008

Yard sales are here!!!

O.K. We know that it has been a long time since our last post. No, we don't really have an excuse but have decided that we were going to make a honest effort to post at least once a week. So please don't give up on us. In Feburary we traveled to Utah for a family wedding. We arrived at the airport during one of the worst snow storms that Utah had seen in years. It took us 6 hours to get from the SLC airport to Orem. It was nasty! Then of course there was the girls only trip to Portland for spring break. Portland traffic is horrible! We got lost more than once even with the GPS,I guess that it would help if we knew how to use it properly! Just in case you have never been to Portland or may be planning on going, the streets near PSU downtown are in alphabetical order. Would have been nice to know that before we drove around for a hour looking for Trader Joe's. We are planning our next trip to ID and yes, we will hit every thrift store that we can find along the way. Now with yard sales in full swing we thought we would show off some of our finds. You gotta love Donny Osmond sitting on the wheel of the red cart. Now we are gearing up for the Farm Chicks show in June. Lot's to do!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


A few cards that I have recently made. I am always coming up with new designs so keep watching. These along with journals, clipboards, aprons and wooden letters, and more will be for sale in our Etsy shoop soon. We will post the link on here when it is ready.

Journals,letters and clipboards oh my!

Journals have always been a huge seller at events, usually selling out. I make them in several different styles, usually with vintage or shabby looking paper. The wooden letters as well as the clipboard and journals are all embellished with ribbon, lace, old buttons, rub ons, flowers and whatever I can find. Just lot's of fun to make!

Sassy Little Aprons

Whew! This blog thing is a lot of work, even though I don't do much other than give my opinion on something or say where I want what. Does that make sense?? I hope you get it. Anyway, these are a few of my aprons. I sometimes use fabric that was once a skirt or dress, however none of these are like that, it is all new fabric. I will be listing these for sale on Etsy soon. K

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Herbert the Owl

So the other day I had this intense desire to be creative. After searching through my many craft books I decide on this cute little owl. He is very sweet and not much trouble at all, if only our children were that way. The pattern for Herbert came from the book Plush You!

Just a couple more pictures of shows we have done recently. Our next show that we are going to be doing is the FARM CHICKS!!!!! (June 7th-8th in Spokane, Wa)Can you believe that. We are so excited and cannot wait to be a part their show. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Yummy Raspberry Streusel Muffins! Thought we would share the recipe ... ENJOY!!!


1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg,lightly beaten
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cups fresh raspberries
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. To make the muffin batter, sift flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a medium size mixing bowl and make a well in the center.

3. Place the egg, melted butter, and milk in the well. Stir with a wooden spoon just until ingredients are combined. Quickly stir in the raspberries and lemon zest. Fill each muffin cup three-fourths full with the batter.

4. Mix streusel together and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes.

5. While muffins are baking make glaze. Drizzle glaze on muffins while still warm.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The picture below is from the first time we sold our things in a shop as Unexpected Necessities. We were so excited to have our things in a real store for the first time.It was alot of work to keep our space full, and looking good, but well worth it for us. Unfortunately the little shop closed about 2 months after we discovered them.