Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Random Bits

Delicious homemade White Pizza. 
 A growing boy who is looking less and less like a baby everyday.
 Prints from my recent purchase at Artifact Uprising. I am so pleased with these beautiful little images!
 He just melts my heart.
 On a different note: :
Please consider buying local for Easter this year. When you do, it helps support families like my own. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for all the support I've recieved over the years.  Being able to create has brought so much joy to myself and others and I hope I can continue for many more years to come! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

                    Today I'm joining Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude*Sunday

In Taryn's words: :
G r a t i t u d e * S u n d a y
"{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}"
 This week, I'm grateful for...
* Having a nice movie night at home with The Husband which included enjoying some homemade guacamole, local beer and a virgin margarita! 
* Rain and warmer weather! (Although the tornado thread we had last night was NOT fun)
* Pretty nail polish in a fun color! A great way to make a girl feel a little more put together.
* Finding an awesome website that allowed me to create some very unique prints! So excited to see the finished product!
* Finding a neat fold away high chair that is perfect for our tiny place.
* Coffee! 
* A clean house (although this is rare)
* Tiny blessings everday - even if they are hard to see sometimes
* Good music
* And as always, God!

Friday, March 28, 2014

This Moment

*This Moment* Inspired by Amanda Blake Soule

a moment to remember.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Busy, Sick & Happy

 I told him to smile, so of course he growled at me. 
 Such serious looks!
Spring is finally upon us, well, kind of. Like I've written before, here in NC, the seasons are never in order. The other day it was almost 70 degrees, today, we could see snow. Oh well. When the spring weather comes to stay, it will be short lived and then the heat and humidity will set in. Fast.
The last week was filled with visiting family, fun impromptu photo shoots, thrift store finds and an illness I am still trying to shake. Hopefully this hacking cough will be done with for good, soon! The next week will be filled with lots of shop work. (I should probably get my hands on some more coffee.)
Now off to find some Catholic Easter crafting inspiration on you guessed it.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Almost Spring

Today is St. Patrick's Day and I'm sick. 
Despite the sickness, I've had a lovely week. 
A trip to the park was taken, yummy food was made and spring like weather came to visit.
Here's to hoping warmer weather decides to stick around for good! (We never know what to expect here in North Carolina as far as the weather is concerned.)

I'm sure you are wondering about the little one's arm. He decided it would be a good idea when Mama wasn't looking to climb on the coffee table and fall off. Thankfully it was just a minor fracture and the cast will come off at the end of the week. I have three boys. I suppose I should get use to this. 

Lastly, I'd like to plug my Etsy Shop for a minute. I have many great items available for Easter this year! Playsilks, wooden eggs, wooden acorns, rainbow bowls! Come and "like" me on Facebook to keep up with the latest shop news. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Friday, February 28, 2014

This Moment

*This Moment* Inspired by Amanda Blake Soule
 a moment to remember.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Our Days

* snowy days
* peach cobbler
* homebrew
* family time
* new camera

Friday, January 31, 2014

This Moment

*This Moment* Inspired by Amanda Blake Soule

a moment to remember.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day.

It was the first (and possibly last) big snow this year and the day was filled with plenty of time spent outside, eating snow cream and drinking homemade hot chocolate. Fun times!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Recipe: : Easy Honey-Ginger-Lemon Syrup

For when you're feeling a bit under the weather, this lovely syrup is just the thing to lift your spirits! 

Easy Honey-Ginger-Lemon Syrup

*Clean Glass Jar

As you can tell, there are no exact measurements here and there doesn't really need to be. It's all based on your own personal preferences. Here is how I did things: :

I took one lemon. Sliced it and then quartered the slices (remeber to remove any seeds!). I then added most of the pieces to the jar, leaving only a couple pieces behind.
I cut about an inch and a half piece of ginger, cut the outer layer off and then diced it into small pieces and then added all of it to the jar.
Finally I poured some honey (any kind you like, raw is prefered.) over the top of the lemon and ginger until it was close to the top of the jar and then with a spoon or fork, mix and smash the syrup to help release some of the lemon juices. 
The syrup will be thin. 
Now pour yourself a glass of hot water (be careful!) and add as much syrup to your mug as you would like (I used about 2 teaspoons for my first mug and feel like I could have used a little more.)
stir and enjoy!