Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It wasn't just a dream...

I ordered 80 yards of pom pom trim forever ago a month ago... in fact, it seemed like it was so long ago, I began to wonder if I had actually ordered them or just dreamed about it.  But now they are here and I am excited to get busy in the sewing room.
Lovely cream, pink, and green pom poms.  As a mom of two boys I think I am in need of channeling my girlie side... I have never been a pink and green kind of person, but I love these pom poms!
Looking forward to posting new items on Etsy soon:)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Put a cork in it...

While cooking dinner last night I was reminded that simple fixes can be really, really good.

I used to be a victim of hot lids.  You know the ones you can't pick up when you're cooking unless you use a hot pad or a dish towel?  No longer...

Somewhere, a long time ago, I read this tip and have since adorned every lid to every pan I own. It works amazingly and doesn't cost a penny. Well, you can't really count the champagne, can you? I consider that a bonus!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lavender Eye Candy...Yum

I kept thinking about lavender after I made my delicious marinated goat cheese, so I thought I would share some lavender favorites from Etsy. I am not endorsing any of the sellers below; I have not ordered from them myself. However, I think their things are lovely, and that is what My Everyday Graces~ lovely things for everyday living, is all about. Enjoy!

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Ardent Attachment, Devotion, Success, and Luck...

Such is the language of lavender.  

While looking through the latest edition of Hobby Farm Home Magazine, I stopped and thought to myself...  Must. Make. This.

Lavender Marinated Goat Cheese 
1 c. olive oil
1 1/2 T. herbes de Provence
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 pound cheese, goat or feta
black pepper

Preparation:  Combine olive oil, herbes de Provence, garlic and pepper.  Pour over cheese;  marinate, covered, overnight.  Drain..  Serve with crackers of French bread as an appetizer or cut into cubes and serve with salad.  Makes 10-12 appetizer servings. (Courtesy of Madeline Wajda, Willow Pond Farm)

I made a quick trip to the grocery and VoilĂ  ~
Hello Gorgeous!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Regretsy: Who knew?

A funny thing happened yesterday.  When I looked at my Everyday Graces analytics page I saw a referral from Regresty.  Of course, my curiosity got the better of me and I clicked on their link.  Pretty humorous stuff, and it seems to be for a good cause, but please pray that my items are never featured there:) Also, be prepared if you go there, some of the items are not for the faint of heart.

Also, remember yesterday when I wrote about the anxiety I was having regarding my pillow order?  Yeah, well, I figured out a way to fix that...
I really hope I hear something soon...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Four Legged Friday

I can't believe it is Friday already!  I have sent off my order to Nesting in North Carolina and have yet to hear any feedback.  I am anxiously awaiting the news of how they are received... I have to tell myself to stop worrying about it.  I am going to list a couple of bird and nest pillows on etsy later today, but for now am working on a custom project of pillows and table runners.

It is grey, wet, and cold outside and paired with my anxiety it is making for a dreary day, so I will leave you with this photo of Diego.  This was taken when he was a lean, climbing machine.  He is now 24 pounds, and I don't think he'll be climbing like this anytime soon.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Four Legged Friday

Yes, I know it is only Thursday, but I have been wanting to share this photo since I took it at Cannon Beach last week.  
Nuff said...