Thursday, February 23, 2012

Easter and Spring

Beautiful Pottery Barn votive holders

Easter bunny vegie dip

Pottery Barn dessert stands

Easter napkin holder

Like you I love spring, celebrating the beautiful colors of spring, pinks, yellows, blues.  Spring means celebrating Easter. I usually host the Easter family dinner so I am always on the lookout for special serving pieces. This year Pottery Barn has some items I want to buy to add to my Easter table, dessert stands, votive holders.  

I still have to choose runner or tablecloth, napkins, centerpiece.  Main course will be a honey ham, deviled eggs, still have to decide what else I will serve. 

Please share how you and your family will celebrate spring and Easter.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Coffee Bean Candle gift

Coffee bean candle gifts idea from TheHappyHousewife blog.

I have to say I am a candle and coffee lover, so when I read this post I knew I just had to share this great idea with my blog readers. It's one of those why-didn't-I-think of this moments. Of course, imagine the scent of vanilla latte coffee scent with your morning or evening cup of coffee. 

Not to mention a unique gift for any occasion. to get the instructions on how to make 2 of these candle gifts go... here.

Did you know ..... Apparently coffee is brilliant for absorbing bad odors. So, maybe grind them up and put them in a air permeable container and place in freezer.
Breath Freshener - Ever run out of breath mints? If you are in a pinch, just pop a coffee bean in your mouth for a few minutes and soon your breath will smell clean and fresh again.
Coffee beans can be used for dying paper. Put some coffee beans in a cup of hot water. After a few seconds, use the water to dye paper.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gift for owl lovers free printable


From My Owl Barn Blog

A photo from the calendar

From My Owl Barn :

"Owl Lover 2012 calendar project is the encore of our last year's "Owl Lover" calendar project - a collaborative project between My Owl Barn and 30 international artists. The project was featured on several reputed blogs like decor8, poppytalk, and the calendar was downloaded by almost a hundred thousand owl lovers all over the world. The calendar page received more than 10,000 likes on Facebook."

Download the free owl calendar printable here

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Easter centerpiece

How cute is this from SixIntheSuburbs blog

I love Easter, this centerpiece is perfect, it has all the elements I love. Colored eggs and flowers in a wide mouth jar. Precious. Not to early to think Easter crafts.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Country French decor photo's

For Your enjoyment........

Beautiful french country clock.

French porcelain finest in the world

Beautiful country french bedroom

Country yet rustic french farmhouse

French country kitchen..gorgeous!

French country dining

French country chic!

Hope you enjoyed this french cou try tour as much as I did! Please let me know that you did too.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Building Blocks Cake

Thanks to BettyCrocker for this easy to make cake

Building a birthday cake is fun and easy thanks to cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting
and marshmallows. How cute and easy is this? Watch the instructional video.
They also explained "crumb coating".  I liked the tip on cutting marshmallows,
(yes the secret is out, the building blocks are marshmallows)
Have a fun building blocks Party!!