Sunday, May 5, 2013

American Girl Doll Play: 123 Mulberry Street Giveaway!

American Girl Doll Play: 123 Mulberry Street Giveaway!: Do you remember our post last week sharing a review of our thoughts on our new doll outfit from 123 Mulberry Street ?  Well guess what?  We ...

Monday, April 22, 2013

A cool treat for your furry friend.

Here is an easy way to spoil your furry friend with a cool treat perfect for a hot afternoon. Our puppy pops are filled with chicken broth, carrots and hot dogs. This is great activity to do with the kids. They were so easy to make- just cut, pour and freeze. The best part was watching the pooches attack the frozen treats. The furry frenzy lasted about 5 minutes and I think that next time I will make them thicker and maybe add a few chew toys to make the fun last longer. Do you have a furry friend who would like a puppy pop?








Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Budget Tea and Coffee Station

Just wanted to show off my budget Valentine's tea and coffee station... I think it came out pretty cute and I only spent $4.00! I was inspired by Barbara @ Chase the Star and added some of my favorite duck egg blue chalk paint on my $4.00 thrift store frame. The cardboard hearts and I Love You More Than Coffee sign was inspired by Amanda Lee@ Creating a Life Now . I really liked having the coffee and tea station all set up and ready for a cup with friends. I can't wait to get started on a spring time look, I'm thinking baskets and moss... Do you decorate for the seasons?









Sunday, February 10, 2013

Top Five Coffee and Love Quotes

Two of my favorite things coffee and love, here are just a few of the quotes that have been written about both. I am going to use my favorite on an art project for the dining nook.





Do you have a favorite coffee and love quote?






Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fast and fun

I am loving my new washi tape I ordered from Pick Your Plum. My first project was to decorate a few Clothespins, so easy but super cute!! I am using these as chip clips. I am also going to make a bunch and give them to friends for Valentine's Day. Where else should I stick my washi?

Linking up at these fun parties:

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Food Friday- Discovering Quinoa

Roasted Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
A Labor of Love


Have you ever made Risotto? 
If you have then you know how time consuming it is. 
All the stirring and stirring. (Thanks Jen!)
Risotto is about consistency. 
It can't be rushed or hurried along. 
It takes patience, young Jedi, Patience.
This recipe came highly recommended by a friend.
 The Recipe can be found here and here.


It was delicious, warm and comforting.
The smell of butter, shallots and garlic floating in the air.
The sound of dry white wine sizzling in the pan.
Finally seeing the mushrooms glistening with EVOO through the oven door.
And the torture of waiting 45 minutes for the quinoa to absorb the chicken stalk.
But you know know what?
This risotto was worth the wait!

What will be next? 
If you have a great recipe let me know so I can feature the recipe, you and your blog.