Showing posts from February, 2018

Perfect Guacamole Dip

I think we can all agree that we are all ready for Spring. When I think of Spring I think of fresh everything! So today I am sharing my perfect Guacamole dip with you. There are many vegetables in season right now and the wonderful Avocado is one of them. The Avocado is the darling of the produce section, packed with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Did you know that avocados are low in sugar. How can something so tasty be so good for you. Oh and they also contain fiber, which keeps our tummies from feeling so hungry. By adding just a half of a fresh avocado to our lunch we might just feel a fuller and eat less...woohoo! I am all about that, aren't you? And then there are all of these other wonderful ingredients too. We have homemade guacamole about twice a month and we often times forgo the chips and just add it to our salad. So much less guilt that way... I also wanted to share this recipe with you just in case you are hosting an Oscar party. If you are you might

Gardening Under A Crabapple Tree

Long, long ago on a 100 acre farm two parents made room for a tiny gardening spot underneath a crabapple tree for their youngest daughter. Oh it was just the absolute loveliest of spots. In the dry Summer heat the shapely crabapple tree provided just the right amount of shade. In the Spring the prettiest pink buds blossomed; just as quickly as the delicate blossoms appeared, they faded and gave birth to eager little crabapples which tumbled about the garden spot. It was here the youngster learned about gardening, the cycle of life and dreamed. This youngster was me. Planting and growing defined me from an very early age and even though the seasons of life have taken me from one coastline to another, I have always worked the soil of all of those regions. I was born to two farmers who loved to work the rich volcanic soil in Idaho. Mom and Dad passed that love of growing right on down to me. It was on this land that I dreamed of a flower farm of my own. I am still dreaming of th

Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles With Almond Butter

Hello friends and happy candy making day! It has been awhile since I shared a recipe with you. Seems I'm on a candy making kick these days. So in honor of love and dieting...and craving chocolate, I am happy to be sharing the one of the best and easiest homemade chocolate truffle recipe ever. Don't candy and dieting sound like an odd marriage? But when I diet I crave more chocolate! This is no ordinary homemade candy recipe, this candy is actually sort of healthy. I know you are saying "sure it is." However it's true, it is homemade dark chocolate truffles with almond butter and oatmeal! Now, what I am wondering is this; what is your first reaction to this ingredient list...hmmm....I know what mine was! "Whaaatttt......but the ingredient list got my attention. Since the appeal of candy is normally it's sweetness, some type of sweetener is usually the primary ingredient. However my focus for this candy recipe was less sugar and sweetness al

DIY Glittery & Glamorous Gardening Shoes

I am so thankful that gardening season is nearly upon us, just one more day of gray and I might just start to scream! I have just recently discovered that I need some new gardening shoes. My trouble is that I really can't justify buying a new pair of fun and flirty gardening shoes because I have several pair of old faded tennis shoes sitting in a pile in the garage. Those faded and tired old shoes have sat there for an entire season because I just couldn't come to terms with throwing them away. So I am going to share with you all how I turned those ugly shoes into glittery, glamorous gardening shoes for under ten bucks! You see the way I see it is this; if Micheal Kors can produce a glitter sneaker that sells for $275.00, yes that is correct and ridiculous! I'll share my little secret on how we can make our own pair for under $9.95! Who knows we might just have a proposal for a business venture here... So today is our monthly Ten on The Tenth ! Whoo Hoo! Barg

Pink Depression Glass & A Romantic Table For Two

Welcome to day 4 of the second annual Romantic Valentine's Tablescape Blog Hop , where twenty bloggers have joined together to share their artistic interpretation of this sweet Holiday theme. All of the links to these creative bloggers are at the end of this post and truly there is something for everyone! Today I am happy to be sharing my Pink Depression Glass and my romantic table for two Valentine tablescape. This inspiring event would not be possible without our talented friend Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate who brings this group together throughout the year. Chloe welcomes individuals such as myself that love to do many things; crafting, gardening and decorating. I am not a professional decorator by any means. I just know that I have loved making my home feel and look welcoming since I was a young woman. My first whirl at decorating was when I was a kid and I made crepe paper curtains. So I guess what I am trying to say is this. Do what you love with passion and whet

Spring Flowers And A Week Of Romantic Tablescapes

Hi everyone and welcome to February! February is a month of planning and preparation for Spring, both inside and outside our home here in Texas. Today I am sharing some Spring flower decorating ideas to help us all get through the Winter blahs. For more inspiration on this Valentine table just click right here ! This week I will also be sharing the sequel to How To Grow A Vegetable Garden From Seeds . In this gardening post I will discuss how to "harden off" your seedlings in preparation for planting in the garden. This week I am participating in a Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop (links to all of the participants are at the end of this post and you won't want to miss any of them!) Plus I will also be joining the creativity of Ten on the 10th and showing you how to save an old pair of sneakers from the dumpster for under ten bucks. This was a little Spring vignette I put together on our family room mantle in our previous home. I always enjoying dressing up