It seems like people everywhere are experiencing heat waves, at least across the U.S. My family and I are finally moved into a home and on our moving day it was 117º here in southern Arizona! All I can say, is thank goodness for the hardworking people that delivered our household goods. Continue reading “Sparkling Watermelon Slush”
One thing I love about the summer is all the access to various kinds of vegetables at a reasonable price. Sometimes on those hot days the last thing that I want is a heavy and large meal. This vegetable medley is perfect to throw on the grill and is packed with flavor. This would be perfect to make after a trip to your local farmer’s market and can really be made with any combination of vegetables! Continue reading “Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley”
The 4th of July is coming up and I thought I would add a little pop of red to go with my outfit! These earrings were super easy to make and (bonus) didn’t take long at all. I was given an entire jar full of costume jewelry pieces for Christmas one year. It is from a fabulous shop in Belvedere Square here in Baltimore. I have used pieces for necklaces, earrings, you name it. So I decided to dig through the container and picked out these circle pieces. You can find similar ones at your local craft store or even make your own. So lets get start:
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Embroidery Thread
- 2 X Earring Hooks
- 2 X Circle Pieces
Step 1: Cut your string about 3 inches long and make groups of about 6-7 pieces of string.
Step 2: Loop one group of strings (6-7 pieces) through a hole in your jewelry and pull into a slip knot. Repeat this process on two other circles next to each other on each of the earrings.
Step 3: Trim the access string straight across using your scissors
Step 4: Add the earring hooks to your pieces using the needle nose pliers.
You can also add jewelry wire around the circles or even beads to change up the look of these earrings. You can also use other colors of string or use multiple colors. The possibilities are endless!
Some of my fondest memories have included taking walks through the woods or along paths surrounding the waterways of Minnesota. My family has all developed a passion for nature and each show it off in different ways. My mom is an artist and has a great appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us, from the the very large scale landscapes to the tiny details on a branch or plant. Continue reading “Nature Imprints”
Do you have a favorite summer treat that you can’t wait to enjoy after a hot day? For me, it is ice cream! Let’s face it, it could be a cold, snowy day and I would still want ice cream!
Last week I shared tips on how to make traveling with kids just a little bit easier. If you missed it you can read it here. This week, I wanted to share a couple ideas of keepsakes we do for our daughter as we travel. We don’t buy a lot of souvenirs on trips, but always make sure we take plenty of photos and grab a postcard wherever we go. I will show you a couple ways we utilize them below! Continue reading “Traveling with Kids: Part 2”
Do you ever have a dish at a restaurant and think about how great it would be to have it whenever you want it? This is how I felt the first time I had the apple salad at Cafe Lurcat in Minneapolis. After our small wedding ceremony here, we had a nice dinner with our families here and everyone fell in love with that salad. Between my aunt, sister, and I, we managed to replicate it as best as we could. My husband and I recently went back to celebrate our anniversary and of course had to get the salad. While it was still quite tasty, I prefer our version better. The combination of tart apples, cheese, and lemon dressing make it the perfect light side dish for summer! Keep on Reading!
I have been trying to find different ways to become waste free. When I read about how easy it was to make your own candles, I thought it was awesome. We do not use candles in my house. However, when mosquito season arrives, I need all the help I can get when outdoors. Using essential oils, I made the candles waste free. Keep on Reading!
I love going to TJ Maxx! I will search the racks and shelves looking for gifts and goodies to bring home. Today I found a really cool wooden cutting board in the kitchen section and thought….
please add cheese and wine this would make an adorable welcome sign.
I recently came across some air dry clay that my daughter and I had used to make faces for some nature spirit dolls we crafted together. I thought the excess clay would be perfect for a little plant holder for the wall. These wall pockets are great for an air plant, or even a little succulent, to add a pop of greenery on the wall. Keep on reading!