Sunday, February 27, 2011


"CROCHET: needlework done with a hooked needle"
and I would like to add: and LOVE!
I have mentioned before that one of my favorite things to do is crochet dish~clothes! That is the only thing I know how to crochet! A 100% cotton crochet dish~clothe can last for years. My girls can tell you they do because their kitchen drawers are filled with them! Well worth the time in making one. Crocheting relaxes me and lowers my blood pressure and good for the soul!
Do you crochet or knit?

Hopefully Spring is in the air! Just finished a Easter garland!
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Wilderness Adventure Birthday Party!

Grandkids Brayden 5 and Sadie 3 had a darling Wilderness Adventure Birthday Party together since their birthdays are just a few days apart. Cuteness was everywhere! Their mommy and daddy put a lot of love in creating this special party. They are so sweet. xox
Click any of the pictures to enlarge for detail.
Brayden and Sadie inside one of the 2 tepee tents their daddy made, wearing adventure vests and binoculars mommy made. When I asked them to pose Brayden decided to put his hand on Sadie. She thought it was a great idea and did the same! xox

I love the fire pit daddy built. Besides the 2 tepee tents (the other tepee is on the other side of the yard), he also built 4 really cute rustic benches to sit around the fire pit for story telling time. Clever!

The Gang!
See all their bug jars?!
Sadie sitting on mommy's lap during story telling time. Stephanie & Nathan are having sweet baby #3 in April! A BOY! :)
They are on a bear hunt in this story!

The kids all decorated a "bug" jar. After story time they went on a bug hunt collecting bugs! They sure have a lot of plastic bugs in their yard! Scary, scary!

One of the friends mommy made this adorable "bug" cake! Such detail AND it tasted delicious! Everything was eatable.

I love the ant hill!
Stephanie made a spider for each of the kids to take home as they left. The kids got to them before they left and had a blast outside playing with them!
Wishing Brayden and Sadie many more fun birthday parties!
Can't wait to see mommy and daddy topping this one!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cupcake Toppers!

A quick post here! I have been gathering ideas for my Spring boutique. This is a cute idea for the top of a cupcake! I will be making these in various colors and selling them as sets.
It is made of 4 gathered cupcake liners, a lolly pop stick, a flower punch, ribbon and a button.
Easy breezy!

Daughter Shelli brought some of our favorite cupcakes today!
Yummy and creamy!
I used a button for the middle but you can use anything.
See the little scalloped punch I used underneath?
Bet you can make some too!
Have a fun creative day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Lov'in From the Oven!

I made a couple few retro recipe journals for my Sassy Sadie Lee Etsy shop!
More journals each day!

A sweet baby butterfly garland for my Beehive Cottage Esty shop!
Sweet Easter garlands available too!
My next post will be pictures of a darling "Bug" birthday party
for my grandchildren Brayden 5 and Sadie 3.

Adorable and great ideas!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kari's Valentine Tea Party!

Here are the Valentine Tea Party pictures I promised! I am still on cloud nine since yesterday! Kari out~did herself once more in hosting another one of her beautiful tea parties. She puts such love into every detail and makes her guests feel so welcomed and loved.
She is one true sweetheart!
Thank you Kari...xox
Enjoy the delights of the party! CLICK each picture to enlarge for detail!

Kari, sweet, sweet Kari!
Greetings begin at the front gate.
Silk rose petals everywhere!
My heart always skips a beat when I enter!
Each place setting is lovingly set.

I love how she made the napkin look like a vase with a rose in each one! Clever!

The gift tree!

I made her a little garland as a hostess gift.

The "Menu" to die for!
You "must" :) click to see this menu! Oh my heart be still!
Look how pretty the water looks. She also had a beautiful assortment of herbal teas.
Heart shaped ice cubes!
Sweet suckers to stir your herbal tea with!
The food was displayed beautifully and tasted so delightful!

Yes, even a red velvet cake!
Thank you Kari for opening up your beautiful home and heart!
A day to remember forever...xox
Happy Valentine's Day to all!