Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Turkeys! Turkeys Everywhere!

I love Thanksgiving. I love everything about it.  So, this year, I dicided to make some cloth napkins. I didn't want plain fabric for this project. It had to be a fun print, something different. Are these fun or what? I just love the turkeys and the look on their faces. They are not perfect by any means, but I had fun making them and they whip up in a flash. I think next time, though,  I'm going to try different corners. What's your favorite craft project for Thanksgiving?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Popcorn

So, I've been wanting to make this for a while. The spice blend that I used to make this is called Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Blend by Wildtree. Wildtree is a healthy and non GMO spice and mix direct sales company. Now, this is in no way a review and I'm not affiliated with the company. I just love the products and wanted to share this with you. Let's get to the recipe and at the end I'll let you know how you can get these yummy products.


1 bag of microwave kettle corn

1 regular sized bag of white chocolate chips

1Tbsp Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Blend


1. Microwave the popcorn and add to a large bowl.

2. Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth.

3. Add spice blend to white chocolate chips until mixed.

4. Mix popcorn and white chocolate together until coated. Spread the mixer on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper until set.  Keep in an air tight container on the counter.  Will last about a week. Enjoy!

To get this yummy pumpkin blend go to Wildtree Spices with Gena on Facebook.  Gena is an Independent Consultant with Wildtree.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Flannel Monkey Baby Blanket!

Hi everyone!  I know it's been a long time since I posted last. I've been so busy with my job, Gold Canyon biz, family and everything else that comes along.  I hope you all are doing great and are ready for some more sweetness posts.

A few months ago I made a flannel blanket with monkeys for my nephew.  Yep,  that's right, I said monkeys.  How cute are they?  The paws on the other side a adorable too. I just love finding cute fabric,  don't you?

What are your favorite fabrics/prints to work with?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shimmering Sea Necklace

       It has been a long time since I have had a good inspirational moment while making jewelry. I love when inspiration pops into my head out of no where. Don't you?

       I was sitting on my living room floor trying to match colors to create a design. Group after group of beautiful beads and I had nothing. It's so frustrating to have no ideas coming in when you are in a creative mood. Upset, I decided to take a break. Then, as I began to zoned out on some t.v. the idea started to trickle into my head. Why not use chain with the beads in my design. What a revelation! Well, it was for me. You see, I was stuck in a bead only rut. Nothing wrong with that. I love stringing. I just needed something different.
       So, I took out my jewelry chain and then thought about my new favorite color, turquoise. Small obsession nothing to worry about...yet. I took the wonderful turquoise glass pearls out the baggie and added them to my design board. The white shell coins came next, then the white pearls and crystal bicones. Let's not forget the amazonite chips. After that assembly was a snap along with a couple of pinches on my finger from the pliers. Ouch!

       It's one of my favorite pieces. I'm very proud of it and hope you like it too. This piece reminds me of  the ocean and how we all need to stop and spend a little time appreciate the things that we miss when we are busy in our regular daily lives. Have a beautiful day.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lemon Filled Hearts

Heart candy, It's everywhere for Valentine's season. I say instead of buying it as a gift why not make it and share the love! It's more personal and not to mention very creative.

I'm not much of a Lemon fan but these are so good, I would eat them all if I could. Here's the recipe. I hope you enjoy it. What is your favorite candy to make?


Yellow candy melts

Lemon curd


1. Melt candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir until smooth.

2. Put a small amount of the melts in a heart shaped candy mold and bring up to the sides of the mold until covered. Chill 15 minutes.

3. Fill with lemon curd and top with more candy melts. Chill 15 minutes.

4. Lightly tap the mold on the counter and the candy should fall out easily. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge. Makes about 20-25

5. Share the love.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Crochet in the Kitchen

Hi everyone!  New candy recipes are coming soon. In the meantime check out my newest finished project. The grey is double crochet and the edging is single crochet. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Black Glass Pearl Necklace

Hi everyone. I'm not going to keep you to long today. Here is the newest necklace. It's glass pearls with onyx and blue bicone crystals. Enjoy!