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!

Monday, February 16, 2015

"Egging" Each Other On

 As usual each day, I hear the loud 
"egging" each other on going on in our coop!
This is when a hen alerts and excites other hens to lay.
And as always, the dogs & I run outside to see and hear the excitement!
I grabbed my camera this time.
 They take turns but this time it was 
Nellie "egging on" Myrtle & Daisy!
 Right after this picture was taken, Nellie jumped on the small perch.
A few seconds later, as I was bending over taking close shots,
I feel Nellie pecking at my bottom!
I laughed as she continued to peck me a couple more times! Silly girl.

The life of a farmgirl at heart.
I love my little flock …

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kisses Forever!

My hubby loves this gift that I gave him last year!

My daughter Heidi had me over to create these sweet creations for our honey's.
She bought pretty white metal frames
lipsticks to choose from and cardstock.
 We took one lipstick at a time and puckered up, covering the paper.
 My hubby will have my kisses forever!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweets For The Sweet!

 I have always loved these pictures I took at a 
Tea Party I attended.

Almost to pretty to eat but the cookies tasted heavenly!

The are called
Linzer Heart Cookies.
A similar recipe is HERE.

These are 2 sugar cookies with 
strawberry jelly in the middle, 
and a thin layer of buttercream icing on top … 
need I say more?
 Wishing all of you sweets a very 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

One of My Favorite Things…Handmade Dishcloths!

  Do you ever found something you love and
and can't live without?
That's how I feel about crochet dishcloths, 
one of my favorite things!
 I have been crocheting them for many years now and use nothing else.
My daughters have a drawer full of them too,
and now my granddaughters living away in Utah for school, 
were raised with these and have to have them too!
 They last for years!
Use my laundry soap recipe 
and it will keep them smelling fresh as a daisy.
I sale them in my Etsy shop if you need some!

They are one of my favorite things!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Perfect Day to Make LAUNDRY SOAP!

 It is such a perfect day to make a batch of
February has bought some pretty weather here in California.
 I decided to make the laundry soap outside this time instead of
getting the "dust" all over my kitchen island.
 I have been adding 1 large bottle of laundry crystals to the mixture.
The laundry soap smells good without the crystals
 but I wanted to add a lavender scent. 
You can use essential oils too.
I twitch off & on adding it.
 My recipe makes a huge batch and will last a long time.
I have been making it for 7 years now and will make it for years to come!
Make a batch!