4th of July; Food Edition

Seriously- what better way to celebrate the 4th than being surrounded by family and eating good food?Firecracker edible centerpieces & Stars and Stripes Rice Krispie Treatson the Family Kitchen by Brooke McLay (Cheeky Kitchen)Toad's Treasures 4th food ideasRaspberry Pretzel Jello Salad & Red, White & Blue Kabobsby Sisters StuffAlthough it's "Brazilian Lemonade", … [Read more...]

Dreaming of Paris


This giveaway is now closed.Long ago I had the chance to go to Paris for the weekend. Yep, the weekend. The stars aligned and my roommates and I (was in college at the time) got round trip tickets for $275!! Seriously. So we went from Thurs- Monday. It was suuuuuper fast. But lovely. My favorites from that trip were- the village of Place des Tertres at Monmarte, the … [Read more...]

Craft Book Review 3


Still loving my local library and the crafty books I have checked out from there. Sewing in No Time:59 Step by Step Weekend Projects Made Easy by Emma Hardy was a recent borrow. I have to say- I love the projects in this book. There are bathroom to-do's, bedroom projects, gifts and more. The fabrics are adorable. And really, it's true, they are weekend projects made easy. I … [Read more...]

Parlez vous crochet?


I have a younger sister that is good at everything. Always has been. Always will be. I'm not bitter (not anymore anyway). I am lucky to have her as my sister. Anyway, one of the things she is very good at is crocheting. Not grandma crochet, but cool crochet. She taught me some basics and for whatever reason, I did not latch onto crocheting (at least not yet). I appreciate … [Read more...]

Stroke of midnight


This giveaway is now closed. Come back for another giveaway soon.And other good things too. ;) Today is the day. Have you heard? Shabby Apple's newest line- Carousel- arrives today.I happened upon Shabby Apple last year and fell in love with their beautiful, fashionable {and modest!} dresses. I also loved their girls line and have been anxious to get something for my Julia. … [Read more...]