Monday, February 25, 2019

Find Your Fairy Name

I saw this on the Victorian Trading Co. Blog. Victorian Trading Co. is a online store which I buy from and they have nice craft projects on their Blog. I saw this posted and wanted to share. I hope you enjoy finding your magical name.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Dollar Tree Easter Wreath DIY

March 11, 2018, I posted a quick Dollar Tree DIY for a Easter Egg Wreath. I wanted to re-post it here for all to enjoy. This was a quick and easy DIY. This can be found on my DIY Playlist as well on my channel Youtube. I really enjoyed the the beautiful glittered pastel colors. I did note in the video to hot glue the eggs on the sides to one another for a more secure display. My wreath is still in great shape. I am planning on sharing a few easy DIYs for Easter and Home soon.

Items Needed:

Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Wreath (of your liking)
Eggs from the Dollar Tree (your choice)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Up-cycle Clothes & Home Using What You Have

January, I presented myself with a challenge of sorts. I wanted to up cycle some clothes that didn't fit correctly, unflattering, or a bit damaged. I wanted to keep items with good fabrics, color, and condition to re-create a new looks. I still have not started..... 

What am I afraid of? 

I had not started my projects and they sit in a pile staring at me. What is holding me back?  I am not afraid of the fabric or messing it up.... well maybe a little. 

I am afraid of failing. 

I see I will need to push through this feeling and just start 1 project from start to finish. I will pick something simple. I already did my bedroom curtains which I lined with the white cotton center of a queen size bed ruffle. The thick tapestry ruffle left over will be valences for my home. 

So, this week I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone to create something more personalized for me. Something Unique and Different. I will share on my channel what I am going to do and steps I will take to make it happen. I will start and finish this regardless of how good or bad it may look,lol. Wish me luck!!!
Anything I cannot capture on a video I will post photos here on my Blog. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Gooseberry Patch Royal Strawberry Shortcake

Royal Strawberry Shortcake
Thanks to Becky Smith from North Canton, Ohio, for sharing this recipe!  
1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 c. all-purpose flour
4 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
1 c. skim milk
2 t. vanilla extract
3-3/4 c. strawberries, hulled and sliced
Garnish: light whipped topping, powdered sugar
In a large bowl, blend together butter and sugar. Add egg; mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla. Spread batter in a greased 9"x13" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool; cut shortcake into squares and split. Place bottom layers of shortbread squares on dessert plates. Top with strawberries. Add whipped topping if desired. Add shortcake tops and more berries. Add more topping if desired. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Per Serving: 163 calories, 5g fat, 3g sat fat, 26mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 9 sugars, 4g protein Exchanges: 1 starch; ½ fruit; 1 fat; ½ other carbohydrate

Friday, February 8, 2019

Natural Healing Hints and Tips

I was going through Pinterest this fine morning and came across a few items that I thought were food for thought. The first photo above shows a wonderful way of growing your own herbs inside. Beside is a short list of common herbs found in our kitchens that can provide healing properties. Most of us forget the ways of our ancestors and natural healing. 
Embracing the old to become the new of our everyday.

Lastly, I wanted to share this leaf identification. This is information most should know. I plead guilty I do not nor my children. My husband is another story he can identify alot of trees and leaves. In this day and age most young people and children cannot identify a indigenous plant,tree, birds, or animals for their immediate area or state. But these young people and children can identify clothing and shoe logos for hundreds of manufacturers. Times have changed but not in a good way the basic knowledge of our ancestors needs to embraced and re-introduced to our young people, children, and grand children.