Thursday, April 16, 2015

30 Year Old Mixer Make~Over

 I have had this wonderful KitchenAid mixer for 30 years!

The motor has never burnt out and still mixes like new.
I love all the new colors and picked out my favorite,
but just making do with what I have!
So I thought a little mixer make~over would do the trick for now!
 Sweet blogger friend Kathy from 
Kathy's Cottage 
has a Etsy shop that sales kitchen mixer decals!
They are so cute and she has so many different styles!
 Since I have cream & white in my kitchen,
thought this choice would be perfect.
 Easy to apply and fun to do.
Love the little blue polka~dots too!
 I hear my mixer saying …  
"it's time to make some cookies!"

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared pan. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. YUMMY!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Go Talk to the Chickens

 Recently I wrote on my kitchen chalkboard
"Go talk to the chickens" 
to remind myself to get outside more and
do something I love which is 
talk & tend to my chickens! 

The funny thing is
my husband thought I wrote it for him and 
thought I was being a little sarcastic! lol.
Never, never!

*I made this chalkboard out of a clipboard I already had. 
I painted on 2 coats of chalkboard paint.

I gave them to my daughters as gifts last Christmas.
They love them!
this isn't us but could be in a few!
Amazing pictures of chicken lovers.
Have a good day and remember … 
keep calm and go talk to the chickens!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pincushion Madness

I am mad about pincushions! 

I am getting ready for an up~coming marketplace/quilt show
and adding wares to my ETSY shop.
 I never tire making these sweet 
Yo Yo Pincushions.

I love to mix & match fabrics.
The underside is just as pretty!
3 different size fabric yo yo's to be exact!
Roses & Gingham are a good thing, don't you think?

I always add a vintage button from my 
personal collection to top them off!

What will you be creating today?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Crocheted Egg Basket For Gathering

 I have a few ways I gather my eggs each morning 
but this is my favorite.
 I have had this sweet crocheted basket for years and
keep it hung in the coop along with a wood basket & a wire basket.
 Gathering eggs couldn't be any sweeter with these cheerful pansies! 
 I thank my hens everyday for their 
labor of love.
Wishing you a wonderful week
 leading up to a beautiful Easter Day!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


 The last couple days I have been multitasking!
Do you ever have days like that …
maybe most days?
 Dishcloths for a shower, pincushions, potholders & mug~rugs 
for the shop HERE.

And lots of water to keep dehydrated! 
Like my mug~rug?

I use one everyday in my craft room to keep any spills or 

condensation under control. 

Table stays dry and no watermarks on the table! 
 Keeping busy is a good thing!
Look how cute this mug~rug is!

I have this one in my shop HERE
It sales out often, so I keep adding it back.
I love the fabric!
Have a wonderful day and …

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Make Everything Around You Beautiful

  "Make everything around you beautiful".
I try to do that, even with a kitchen drawer full of pretty potholders!
I added a new collection of potholders to my 
All reversible and cute as can be!

Sewing with different fabrics always takes me down memory lane…
I truly love to sew!
I have been sewing since I was 12 years old.
My parents bought my first sewing machine when I was 14, 
and my Grandfather Carnie made a beautiful sewing table out of cherry wood.
I still have both.
"Sew" retro!
 They are thick, durable and a very nice quality.
My crochet dishcloths go along perfectly with them, don't ya think?!

Roses remind me of growing up. 
We had a white picket fence lined with roses of all different colors.
Thanks to my Mother & Grandmother's, I love roses too!
I have added some of my rose garden to my shop for you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quick Baby Gift For Someone in Need

Yesterday my churches women's club Relief Society President 
put a shout~out that a new Mommy was in need of baby supplies.

Anything that one could give would be greatly appreciated. 
In the early afternoon I started to crochet a small baby quilt 
and just before heading to bed, I had it done.

Just a basic straight single crochet stitch and 
finished it with a ruffle edge.
That is actually all I know how to do!
As soon as I got up this morning I made 4 burp clothes.
Made from new cotton diapers and flannel
These are so fast and fun to make!
I had all the supplies already in my stash!
I love when things come together. 

In a couple days my President Sally will take
all the gathered "gifts of love" to this new Mother. 
A sweet thought for the day … 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Love Making Quilted Potholders

 I have been making quilted potholders for years,
giving them to family and friends.

I decided to start adding them to my 
 Isn't this retro fabric cute!

 I will be adding more as the week goes on.
Have a wonderful day!