Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wedding Guest Book

I made this wedding guest book for my sweet sister Nanette. She was married for over 30 years to her sweetheart Bob and found herself a widow.  After a time of grieving a little tender mercy came her way! She reunited with a wonderful guy she dated when she was 18 years old. 
Fast forward...and now they are getting married! 
We are very happy for her and Jeff.
She will use 100 wedding tags at each place setting attached to a Thank You token.
Her yummy colors are Tiffany Blue & Chocolate Brown.
 I make other guest books upon request in my Beehive Cottage Etsy Shop!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I LOVE Cupcakes!

One of my favorite things is...CUPCAKES with buttercream frosting! 
They just put a smile on my face. These are made with a store bought cake mix and frosting from a cake store. A friend made these for us!
They didn't last long!
What puts a smile on your face?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fresh Eggs for My Buttermilk Pie!

Buttermilk Pie recipe here! 

I just made another Buttermilk Pie using my own hens eggs!  
Cooking with them for the first time. The picture below was a double yolk egg! A sweet bonus. I love how yellow the yolks are. Hubby was excited we are now using our hens eggs. He said they are very expensive eggs! The first few are because of all the effort and cost you put into getting there. :)
 The top of the pie is so crispy brown.
Look at these sweet eggs Gracie & Flossie laid.
The pie is so creamy, just like a custard.  
Kathy from A Tiny Cottage On Grand said in a recent comment: "Well the secret is out. Folks from the deep south has had this pie as a staple for decades. It is also good in custard cups without the pie crust and caramelize the top for a wonderful dessert."
 Oh my, I am craving some more Buttermilk Pie!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Glamping" in a Tent!

Kelly C. from Arizona sure knows how to take "camping" and turn it into "glamping"! You will be amazed at what she can do to a plain old tent! 
A darling Home Away from Home.
She is a Sister on the Fly, Sister #1385. She had only 3 days to prepare for a camp-out! Come inside and take a peek! 
You will want to stay awhile...
So warm and cozy you forget it's a tent!
 Look at all those pretty rugs and vintage suitcases...
A washstand and pot! She was dry~glamping, she may have used it all...
My favorite, the bed. Made perfect for a cool night in the desert. 
Love her woolly buddy too. Precious.
Kelly makes darling vintage clothing and she wore this "glamping"! 
You go girl!
Thanks Kelly for letting me feature your tent!
P.S. I have been asked if Kelly has a blog: 
No she does not but maybe we can talk her into it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Getting Organized for Christmas!

Need some help getting organized for Christmas? Just made some cute retro books to write your Santa's Christmas List in or use as a address book or use to journal each year Christmas memories! 
In my Sassy Sadie Lee Etsy shop!

So retro!

It's August! Perfect time to start making your Christmas list for Santa!

Friday, August 5, 2011

First Egg

I love the first egg. 
I had to capture pictures of it because I know there will be many more eggs to come! It's a tiny little thing and very sweet. Proud of my girls. 
I can now say "I have raised chickens!

The simple joys of life!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Chickens LOVE Yogurt! ~ UPDATE...EGGS!

I read that chickens love plain yogurt, so I gave it a try!
Flossie always lets Gracie go first and she was a bit scared of the white goop. 
 Now Flossie makes her way over.
Yes, they loved their afternoon delight...plain yogurt! 
They hardly came up to catch their breath!
More, pretty please?
They should start laying eggs any day now.
Next spring I will be getting more chickens. I love raising chickens!

My hens laid their first eggs today! 
After writing this post I checked on them and 2 eggs were in their coop!
I am a proud mama! Woohoo!