Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy DAY YAY!


Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous week and are looking forward to an exciting weekend......I have been so busy this week and my blog has been neglected but I just had to give a Shout out today in celebration of our first ever Etsy day....How cool is that? So.......SHOUT About Etsy(rhymes with Betsy) to everyone you know......Friends, relatives, people waiting in line at the supermarket.......EVERYONE!! I am always amazed at all the wonderful shops and work on Etsy and I always shop on Etsy for my gifts and supplies now....The quality is amazing and I know I'm helping someone like me who is working hard to make something special for us to love and to enjoy......I love that! Etsy Etsy Etsy Etsy!!


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Have a wonderful weekend everyone and if you haven't yet, Join Etsy today and enjoy finding thousands of pretties all in one place, made with LOVE! It's also a great place to create your own personal gift registry by adding anything you like to your favorites...Family and friends will always have a nice shopping list, right?

To sign up, just start here:


New Buyer Registration

Many thanks to schugirl for all of her work on our first annual Etsy DAY!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks Fabric



Happy Friday to everyone.....Hope you are enjoying some fabulous spring weather like we are today and I will be in the middle of it later this afternoon with my sons! I can't believe how fast this spring break has flown by for them and need at least another week! But it will be back to school on Monday for them......Here's my newest Fabric find to share with you from the talented, Anna Maria Horner......It's called Good Folks and here is the description of this beautiful line:

"Anna integratesfolk art florals and forms with bold colors to provide a collection of vintage fabrics with a modern twist. Pick up on the Mediterranean vibe with the intense Byzantine palette of peony, plum, and pomegranate. Add the tranquil mood of the Adriatic palette consisting of sea, citrus, and sun."



I have used Anna's fabrics before in my designs and the quality is some of the best I've ever used. More like Drapery fabric and the colors are incredible........I hope you enjoy this Find! Oh and stop by Anna's blog too......







Which one is your favorite? The first and second are mine....Also speaking of fabric, if you know of anyone who loves Cottage or Shabby Chic fabrics, please have them visit my fabric destash on Ebay right now, just click on the little owl on the right of my blog....Have a blessed and happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yummy Dessert Grape Salad


Happy Wednesday everyone......Wow I can't believe it's already the midweek.....My Sons are on spring break this week and I know it's flying by for them. Well at least summer is in their sights now........Hope you're having a wonderful week and some springlike weather...Ours had been a bit dreary but pretty Sunshine is back today.....

With warmer weather in mind, I thought I would share this oh so yummy Grape Salad recipe. Yes it says Salad but it's more of a covered dish supper or cookout dessert recipe. You can mix the grapes you use too, whatever you find yummy at your market....I love Aldi's grapes by King Fresh if you have one nearby. They are always delicious and so reasonably priced. Enjoy!


Ingredients

8 cups Grapes

8 ounces Sour Cream

8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar


Directions

De-stem and wash grapes. Mix Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, and Sugar together until smooth. Add the grapes. Then sprinkle Pecans and Brown Sugar on top!


You can also make this with low fat cream cheese and sour cream too. Some recipes also add a touch of vanilla. Pretty in a glass bowl and done in layers.


Monday, April 13, 2009

I Was on the Etsy Front Page YAY!


Happy Monday all my blogger friends....Hope you had a fabulous Easter Weekend...We sure did and our weather was just spectacular........I hope you enjoyed some Family and friend time too....I was checking to see if I was in a treasury this morning, which I didn't yesterday.......Well much to my surprise and complete delight........I was not only in a beautiful treasury but it made it to the Front Page at 5:00 this morning.......YAY!!!!!!!! I missed it though but just discovered this wonderful site that has all of the front pagers in one place...


www.craftcult.com.


The creator of this treasury also has a wonderful shop sew please visit her as well....Kodomo....She has adorable plushies..Thanks sew much to her for including me.


Have a wonderful day everyone! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

HE IS RISEN! PRAISE BE TO GOD!


Hope you all are having a truly blessed Easter Day and Celebration! He IS RISEN!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Pretty Easter Centerpieces!

I think this is sew gorgeous! My home is mostly yellow sew this would be perfect! Love it!
If you're in charge of Easter Dinner this year, no doubt tomorrow you'll be putting together a pretty centerpiece for your buffet or table......I found these on MarthaStewart.com and couldn't resist sharing some with you. I was actually looking for a recipe but these were just too pretty to pass up......Some are easy peasy and some a bit more challenging but all are festive and perfect for your Easter celebration....Just Click on the pictures to go to her detailed directions....Enjoy!

I really love this one! I adore candles and I love how natural and festive this is.....easy too!

I love this one! Pretty African Violets in a basket tied with a pretty grosgrain bow.....My Grandma always had the prettiest violets!
This one is sew pretty but the bird's nest is a bit more complicated to make.....
Very easy but very pretty.......whatever pretty flowers that you have or find in your market are arranged in a pretty Glass Compote! Very pretty!
These are hollowed-out egg shells for a very natural arrangement... Which is your favorite? Do you have a great simple idea for a centerpiece? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Weekend!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Paula Prass Flights of Fancy Fabric Sew Delish




Happy Tuesday everyone! How is everything your way today? I have to tell you, we are getting the craziest weather in our area.......one day it's shorts weather and then it's time for the heavy coat again! YIKES! Well hope you are enjoying yours no matter what it brings.......I just found this beautiful new fabric from Michael Miller fabrics.....It is from designer Paula Prass and it's called Flights of Fancy......I've chosen to feature the Ocean colorway as I simply love this gorgeous color palette.......Wouldn't this make a stunning quilt? Enjoy! OH and if you click on her name, you will be linked to her lovely blog:)








Which one is your favorite? I have to admit, the first 2 are my favorites but the others are also gorgeous!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Yummy Layered Salad!



Happy Weekend to everyone!! Hope you are enjoying a nice, relaxing, and downright fun weekend with your friends and family. I just had to share this Tasty Layered Salad recipe that I have used for many years....yes as you can tell from my Blog, I'm a Recipeaholic.....love them! This is a such a fun recipe to make because you can alter it based on what veggies that you and your family love......It is so good and so easy but very pretty in presentation! And the best part is you can add pretty much anything that your family loves..There are even Mexican versions to spice it up a bit! Another wonderful addition to your Easter Feast too! Enjoy:)



Basic Ingredients but you can add whatever you love!


1 medium head lettuce shredded

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1-1/2 cups chopped green onion

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

1-1/2 cups mayonnaise

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup (4-ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

8 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled


Directions

Layer lettuce, celery, green pepper, green onion, and peas in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise and sugar; spoon and spread over pea layer. Sprinkle with cheese and crumbled bacon. Cover and refrigerate 8 to 12 hours to blend flavors. 8 servings.


Have you ever tried this salad? What variations do you add? We add Black Olives because my boys love them and I leave out the onions......I also add tomatoes.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Pretty Vintage Easter Cards

From DesignersAttic, this is such a pretty card....From the 1930's!

Happy Friday to everyone.....Wow this week has just flown by for me.....Busy busy as I know you are too.....I am looking forward to a weekend with no particular plans, you know what I mean? I love Vintage cards and so I had to do a little search on my own to see what our wonderful Vintage Sellers on Etsy had to offer for Easter......Oh my goodness, there are so many wonderful Vintage Easter cards....This is but a very small sampling...Enjoy them and have a terrific weekend!

How Sweet are these from ShaneLilyRain?

From VeesVintage, look at the pretty colors in this card......

From abbysrelics, what a charming and sweet card!

What would you do with these pretty cards if you purchased them? Any crafting?