Showing posts from September, 2012

September Pinterest Project: Lavendar Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub looked so easy, I knew I had to give it a try! I've been making these sugar scrubs for my shop for quite a while...

...and they are quick and easy as well. I've been looking to branch out and try some new ones, so this was perfect!

This is the original pin...

And here is mine!

This sugar scrub uses only two ingredients: white sugar, of course, and dish detergent. Yuppers!

I used this detergent, since Dawn Hand Renewal was the recommended choice. It works well!

We also have this on hand, so I may try it next. It was 50% case you hadn't noticed.

Unlike the sugar scrub in my shop, this actually lathers up like soap (obviously, because it is) so the results are a little different. It still works great, though!

I've been using sugar scrubs a lot on my feet these days, because at this time of year my feet really itch when I'm trying to sleep! I'm not sure why! The scrub takes away all the dry skin and also moisturizes them, so it makes a huge differ…

I Love This Bag!

Monday, when I gave you an update on my goals from last week, I mentioned that I had decided to make an unexpected tote bag, added to the three I was planning on making for my shop.

Here is the whole story:

I finished the first three tote bags Wednesday afternoon. Those three are for a special project I'm doing right now! They are the smaller sized totes in my shop. As I was finishing those, I got to thinking, It would be nice to have one of these smaller bags to carry my bible and stuff around in during the teen retreat this weekend.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized I HAD TO HAVE A BAG TO CARRY MY BIBLE AND STUFF IN DURING TEEN CAMP OR I WOULD DIE!

Not literally. But in a very real, gottahaveit way. You know what I mean.

So, right then and there, I started it. And managed to finish it Thursday, in plenty of time for teen camp Friday.

Friends, I know I'm a little biased because, for Pete's sakeI made the thing, but I love it! I mean, LOVE love it! It was so handy…

My Favorite Recipies: Mocha Chunk Cookies

I made these cookies a couple of weeks ago to take to a friend, and decided to share the recipe with you! I didn't ever take a picture of the ones I made...seriously, I took them to a friends house and we ate them. End of story. No time for small talk pictures. They are that good!

This is a pretty standard chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with an unexpectedly easy ingredient to make them Mocha flavored. Coffee + chocolate = perfectness! :)

¼ cup Instant coffee granules
2 Tablespoons boiling water
½ cup butter or margerine, softened
¾ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour (I always end up adding more than this)
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Dash salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chips)

Combine coffee and water; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and coffee. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Chill dough for 30 minutes.

Shape into walnut sized balls and place on…

Visit Nova Scotia: Bay Winds

Whose ready for another window-shopping post in the "Visit Nova Scotia" series? I am, and I am super excited about this stop in the tour!

So far we've been to Forgotten Memories, Atlantic Heirlooms, Grandma's and even visited the sandy beaches of the island of Lockeport. Today, I'm taking you to Bay Winds, a shop in Plympton, Nova Scotia full of collectible items, antiques, local fare and lots of other goodies!

The store itself looks charming enough, plus the added benefit of having a beautiful ocean view! Lets step right up to the front door, shall we?

This cheery front room greets you when you first walk in the door. I just love how nicely the owner of this shop has things displayed! It is so easy to walk around and look at everything.

There is another room behind this one with lots more on display.

Here is a peek at some of the things that caught my eye!

If you are looking for local fare, these sea-glass necklaces are just beautiful. It would so much fun to learn ho…

Visit Nova Scotia: Grandma's Antiques & Collectables

Realizing that some of you have never been to beautiful Nova Scotia, I'm taking you on a virtual tour of some of the neat places in our area! So far we've visited Forgotten Memories Antiques and Collectables, Atlantic Heirlooms and Quilt Loft, and the island of Lockeport. Today I have another Antique store for you...Grandma's Antiques, located in Ashmore, Nova Scotia!

Jam packed with interesting finds, this shop has anything you could ever look for in the antique world! I almost didn't know where to begin, but I did snag a few picture for ya.

I have a recent fascination with wooden ladders after seeing the neat ways that people bring them into their home decor!

This piece of art always catches my eye. The colors are so vibrant! It makes me think "Japanese" but I truthfully have no idea where it is from. It is lovely, however! Can't you see it in a white frame?

Much like the gold-framed mirror here, this one struck me as neat! I can just see it spray-painted …