Wednesday, January 25, 2012


My new love...Show & Tell blog!
She is so talented and inspiring! She can make something not so pretty, into something beautiful! 
Above is her pantry and refinished shelf.
Here are a few more of her creations.
Clever wall hanging and paper wreath!
Love this hutch!
This is what it looked like!
She has a blog full of re~do's & tips! Go take a peek.
You will be inspired!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Sweet Treat!

This "sweet" treat is adorable! Valentine's day is coming up! You can find the recipe here!
Also, here is a darling retro cookbook that is coming out this May! You can pre~order it here!

Have a wonderful day! xox

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Made More Laundry Soap!

Many of you know I have been making my own laundry soap for 4 years now. I love it! Just before Christmas I ran out of my laundry soap and didn't have time to get the supplies with a houseful of guests. So....I used a small bottle of store~bought liquid detergent I had stored in the back of the cabinet. 
***I noticed after washing the towels, dish clothes, etc. they did not smell fresh. After getting them wet, they smelled worse! That never happens when I use my homemade soap. 
Anyhoo, the bottom line is, I just made another fresh batch and stickin' to it!
 The recipe is on my sidebar or you can find it here if you would like to give it a try!
A blogger just asked:
It it cheaper to make? YES!
Does it clean? Yes!
Does it work well? Yes!
No suds!
Can I use in my HE washer? Yes!
I LOVE it!

***I am getting lots of questions...if you go "here", you will get all the answers! 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ivy St. Market & Trailer

Ivy St. Market was another fun day! The weather was in the high 70's and so pretty. I love meeting people and seeing return customers! My 10 year old granddaughter Hailey came to spend the day with me and what a great help she was. 
I had so much fun making more clipboards.
Here are a few out of the 14 I made. I made some small ones also.
I made this cute retro valentine garland. Each valentine measures approx. 8 x 11 inches.
Last time I had so many people wanting to buy my dish drainer displays, so this time I had some for sale! You can buy them at Walmart. :)
 I made several more journals & tags but I forgot to get pictures of them.
Tours of the trailer went on all day! 
I love how it even brings in the guys! They love to talk about trailers, restoring them and of course I have to bring up fly fishing and that I love to fish! That keeps them a little longer while the gals shop! LOL! There are so many women now on the lookout for a trailer!
 I will be adding new things for next month! If you are in the area, come on by! It's easy to find the little trailer and the gal (me) wearing an apron and pink cowgirl boots!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Little Snack!

So many times when I am crafting for my Etsy shops or for Ivy St. Market, I forget to eat OR eat the wrong things! I saw a visual on blogland that I ran with! This way I can see what I am eating in a fun way using plastic cupcake liners.
I love greek pita chips and...
I love using a Vernonware "Tickled Pink" plate! I seem to stop for a minute and savor each nibble!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Valentine Garlands!

Yes, Christmas is right behind us but Valentine's Day is on our heels! xox
I have some cute Valentine garlands in my shops.
These two romantic garlands are in my Beehive Cottage shop.
 Below is a cute retro garland in my Sassy Sadie Lee Shop.
My friend Kari made these pretty cookies for her Valentines Tea Party last year. 
You can find her darling Tea Party here if you want some "sweet" ideas!
Kari's pretty home.
I just put Christmas away. How about you?
Have a wonderful day!