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Month: July 2014

I’m a Betty Crocker Girl – Banana Bread Recipe

When I was little and learning to cook, my favorite cookbook was my mom’s Betty Crocker Cookbook. I think it was the 1986 paperback version… Over the years, that wonderful cookbook has been used hundreds of times, and the pages have gotten worn. One of our favorite worn pages is the page that contains the Banana Bread recipe. And I’m continuing the tradition with my 2005 copy. It was a very thoughtful birthday gift from my husband, knowing how much I missed using my mom’s copy. The banana bread recipe… Read more I’m a Betty Crocker Girl – Banana Bread Recipe

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RetroGrandma

Today’s featured shop brings new life into old books. Say hello to RetroGrandma, an Etsy shop with over 1800 sales and sparkling feedback! Based in Saskatchewan, Canada, you’ll find a wide array of items, including hidden book safes, purses, bookends and more. Here are a few of their items that caught my eye: IPad Mini Case, Kobo Cover, Kindle Cover, Nook Holder Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Book Yellow Tablet Device Case, $39.99 Recycled Record Album Container for Accessories, $15.99 Book Purse Nancy Drew The Witch Tree Symbol Book… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RetroGrandma

The First Tomato and Vintage Recipes

So, earlier this summer, my wonderful neighbor offered me 3 tomato plants-Apparently, she had planted all of her seeds, thinking that some of them wouldn’t sprout, and ended up with 98 tomato plants! I gladly took the plants, with the warning that I’m not exactly known for my green thumb. I’m better with vegetables than I am with flowers (I’m still not sure how my marigolds are alive), but I was cautiously optimistic. Through many waterings, some Miracle Gro, and a lot of coddling, I finally have…my first tomato! There… Read more The First Tomato and Vintage Recipes

MelodyAndWords : Custom Book Jewelry

I get incredibly excited when friends of mine sign up for Etsy! Melody, a friend of mine from our young school days, has recently set up her shop, MelodyAndWords, on Etsy, and she’s already had two sales! She is incredibly creative, and I love her product ideas. I thought I’d share a few of her items with you! 🙂  Custom Handmade Book Necklace, $15.00 Speak to Me Handmade Book, $25.00 Custom Handmade Book Earrings, $20.00 Make sure to check out MelodyAndWords today! 🙂  Until next time…stay crafty! -Katie Follow me… Read more MelodyAndWords : Custom Book Jewelry

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoyBelleJewelry

Featuring hand-stamped jewelry and accessories, JoyBelleJewelry’s owner Joy showcases her talent in an array of gorgeous and gift-worthy items. Joy is a stay-at-home mom, who has her hands full with her children and running JoyBelleJewelry! Here are just a few of her items that caught my eye: Handstamped Faith Necklace – Walk by Faith Not by Sight, $12.00+ Hand Stamped Rectangle and Disc Necklace, Proverbs 31, $20.00+ Handstamped Sisters Keychain – Hand Cast Pewter, $23.40 Make sure to check out JoyBelleJewelry! Until next time…stay crafty! -Katie Follow me on Facebook… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoyBelleJewelry

Only a few more days left…

For the month of July, Jewelry in Candle’s featured Scent of the Month is Watermelon! There’s only a couple more days left to get in on this amazing deal. You can get a 21 ounce, 100% all natural soy wax Watermelon candle, with your choice of jewelry inside, for only $19.96! If you prefer wax tarts, we’ve got the deal for you! Get this jumbo pack of Watermelon tarts, with your choice of jewelry, for only $12.76! Grab onto this deal while it’s hot! Sneak peek: Next month’s Scent of… Read more Only a few more days left…

FREE Baking Basics Class from Wilton!

If you head over to Craftsy right now, you can sign up for a FREE baking basics class! The class description says.. ” Make cakes with no crumbs, no crowning and no cracking, so you have a flawless decorating surface – every time! Join pastry chef Beth Somers as she demystifies bakeware, pan preparation and measuring techniques. You’ll learn the proper way to combine your ingredients and avoid over-mixing, so you always end up with a tender cake. Then, you’ll see how to level the top of your cake and… Read more FREE Baking Basics Class from Wilton!

Maine Blueberry Cake Recipe

So, I am a huge fan of berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries… I’ll take them all! Sometimes, though, if you’re absent minded like me, you buy too many blueberries and you don’t have enough time to eat them before they go bad…oops. This is where one of my favorite recipes comes in! My maternal grandfather grew up in Maine, and my mother spent a lot of time there during the summers, on family vacations. I’ve only been to Maine once, and I was too young to remember it, but whenever I… Read more Maine Blueberry Cake Recipe

New Items Coming Soon….

Just a quick note… This weekend, or early next week, I’ll be adding new items! I have some wonderful handmade crochet washcloths to list, and I also have several skeins of discontinued Red Heart yarn to list! Here’s a quick list of what I’ve got… 1 Red Heart Hokey Pokey yarn in Spearmint3 Red Heart Bright & Lofty yarn in Snowcone6 Red Heart Light & Lofty yarn in Creamsickle3 Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn in Pink Lemonade3 Red Heart Light & Lofty yarn in Country Club3 Red Heart Light and… Read more New Items Coming Soon….

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!

 Ready for an awesome sale?  Honeydew Melon Tarts, B2G1 FREE! Coupon code july4th Jewelry in Candles is having a sale right now for the 4th of July! From July 4th at 12am EST to July 6th at 11:59pm EST, if you buy 2 wax tarts, you get 1 free! Use coupon code july4th to get your free tart! They’re all natural, 100% soy wax tarts in amazing scents, with YOUR choice of jewelry! Choose between a necklace, earrings or a ring (in your size) in each tart pack. You can… Read more Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!

Nail Polish Creations

Culinary school, and working in restaurants, broke me of my love of painted nails for a while. Now that I’m out of school and not working in a restaurant, I can go crazy with whatever colors, shapes or sizes of nails that I want! Etsy is filled with many creative sellers, including a wonderful lot of sellers who make nail polish in more colors and styles than you can even imagine. Here’s a few of my favorites! Candy Shop—Handmade/Homemade Glitter Nail Polish, $5.00 Bijoux 151 – 5 Free Nail Polish,… Read more Nail Polish Creations