Recipe Roundup: Dessert Edition

I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty major sweet tooth. This leads to hours browsing on Pinterest, coming across delectable recipes and drooling over them. Today, I thought I’d share some dessert recipes I cam across recently that look…wait for it…AMAZING!    Cookies & Cups: Banana Blondies    Heather Christo – Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars Chocolate With Grace – Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza … Continue reading Recipe Roundup: Dessert Edition

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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoyBelleJewelry

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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Maine Blueberry Cake Recipe

First Fruits

So, when I’m not being a super awesome business owner, direct sales representative and housewife, I’m also *gasp* a gardener! Now, don’t be fooled…typically, my luck with plants is not that good. But I was tickled pink this afternoon when I went to water my tomato plants and found this: That, my dears, is a tiny baby tomato on one of the wonderful tomato plants … Continue reading First Fruits

Erica Waddell : Clothing for Men & Women

A true visionary when it comes to colors and patterns, Erica Waddell’s affordable and stylish line of clothes for men and women evokes a sense of fun, timelessness and an international sense of style. Based in Torrance, CA, Erica’s designs are uncomplicated and beautiful, with unparalleled quality. From silk ties to Japanese inspired dresses, Erica’s designs are sure to impress. Featuring 2/3 length gathered sleeves … Continue reading Erica Waddell : Clothing for Men & Women

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Frozen Water Designs

Having had the pleasure of purchasing from Frozen Water Designs personally, I can vouch that Elly’s products are amazing. Featuring soaps of all different shapes, sizes and scents, Frozen Water Designs is sure to have a product you’ll love. Normally, I feature 3 random products from a shop during my blog posts, but I’m going to go with 3 very specific items this time: the … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Frozen Water Designs

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LavaGifts

While creating a team treasury (that you can find here.) the other day on Etsy, I came across LavaGifts, a wonderful Etsy shop that creates custom, handmade wedding cake toppers and baby shower cake toppers. They are SO adorable! If I had known about LavaGifts when Alex and I were getting married, I would’ve loved to have purchased a topper from them (There’s still always … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LavaGifts

Free Pattern: Granny Heart Crochet Pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

You know me, I’m always on the lookout for great patterns. A friend of mine stumbled across this one and sent it to me, and I just adore it! Meet the Granny Heart: From Daisy Cottage Designs, this adorable free crochet pattern works up quickly and features a picture perfect daisy in the middle! You can find the pattern here. Happy crafting! -KatieOwner, CraftyGirl Merchandise Continue reading Free Pattern: Granny Heart Crochet Pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FMMMaterialGirl

Owner Joanna of Etsy shop FMMMaterialGirl loves creating quirky and beautiful items for her shop, including aprons, bibs, badge reels and more. Open since January 2012, FMMMaterialGirl also offers destash items and pet bandanas. Here are a few of her items that caught my eye: Hot Stuff Flames Bandana, $1.89+ Retro Vintage Graphic Print Style Full Bib Apron, $37.85 Reversible Cup Cosy Sleeve in Upcycled … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FMMMaterialGirl

CraftyGirl’s Featured Pattern: Red Heart Heavenly Lace Knit Wristers!

Red Heart has a LOT of free patterns to choose from, and is one of my go-to destinations when I feel like trying a new project. Here’s a pattern I came across today: The Heavenly Lace Knit Wristers pattern is one I’m sure to try if I ever pick up knitting! I really like the pink/purple color of the yarn they used.. What do you … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Pattern: Red Heart Heavenly Lace Knit Wristers!

Scrap Yarn Crochet : Free Floral Bookmark Pattern

In my browsing today, I came across this super cute Free Crochet Floral Bookmark Pattern, from the blog Scrap Yarn Crochet. Blogger Cherie Durbin, from North Carolina, shares with us a pattern for one of her projects with scrap yarn, the crochet floral bookmark. Here’s a picture of her completed work: Be sure to check out the pattern here. Stay crafty! 🙂 Katie Continue reading Scrap Yarn Crochet : Free Floral Bookmark Pattern

CraftyGirl’s Featured Project: Carrot Carryall Drawstring Pouch

I stumbled across this adorable pattern a few days ago, and I thought I’d share!  The  Free Carrot Carryall Crochet Pouch pattern is adorable, and I’ve already made one and just love it! Here’s the pattern owner’s picture of the finished product: Isn’t it so cute?! I think it would be perfect for little Easter or spring gifts, or even just for a little girl … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Project: Carrot Carryall Drawstring Pouch

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole should be classified as a drug.

I’m only slightly kidding here, folks. I am a BIG fan of chicken and broccoli casserole, and the lack of leftovers prove my point. What’s chicken and broccoli casserole, you may ask? Well, bear with me…when I first heard what was in it, I didn’t think it could possibly be good. But boy, how wrong I was. Chicken and broccoli casserole must be a southern … Continue reading Chicken and Broccoli Casserole should be classified as a drug.

Spring Cleaning..aka, I’d Rather Be Crocheting!

It’s that inevitable time of year again here in the Wilson household…spring…cleaning! Aaaaah! Today’s main focus was our master bedroom. With a little help from the hubby (aka, Mr. Muscles), I stripped the sheets and blankets off our bed, and we rotated the mattress. Whew..who knew those things were so heavy? In the washer went the sheets and blankets, and I began the long, trudging … Continue reading Spring Cleaning..aka, I’d Rather Be Crocheting!