Thursday, December 24, 2009

I HAVE to share this wonderful recipe and great gift idea!

My good friend Erin, has a fantastic blog called One Particular Kitchen.
Not only is she a great author, she's a fabulous cook too. Take a look at her recipes and kitchen ideas- you won't be disappointed.

Spice Craisin Nuts is one of my favorite recipes she's shared to date (and there are a LOT of great ones to pick from, trust me!)

I whipped up a batch of these nuts on Thanksgiving to eat and made FOUR batches for Christmas gifts. I packaged them in little celophane cones and gave them to friends and family. Only snafoo- I couldn't keep my son and husband out of them while I was trying to pack them away!

It's a quick, easy way to spread some nutty, holiday cheer!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

And the winner is.................

Carapace!! Congratulations!

Check out Carapace's etsy site at She offers beautiful jewelry and bright illustrations. Take a second to visit her etsy store or read more about her on

Thanks to all who entered!

Friday, December 4, 2009

December Giveaway - The Three Wise Women

I'm partnering up with my favorite gals (my mom and my mother-in-law) this month to bring you an awesome holiday giveaway! We have lots in common and all three of us are crafters at heart. Take a look at a quick description of their shops below:

BasketBeeDesigns: My mom (Marlene) offers some beautifully quilted Christmas Stockings and Christmas Tree Skirts, as well as adorable chipboard scrapbooks...and of course baskets (her true talent).

FinnsPrettyThings: My mother-in-law (Nancy) offers beautiful jewelry in her shop. She has a flair for combining natural stones and beautiful pendants to create a one of a kind art piece. She also loves crystals and looks for special beads that accent her workings. Her work is truely artful.

Here's what the winner will receive:
1-Peppermint Heart Basket Tie-On from Basket Bee Designs
Tie this on to your favorite basket to give it some holiday umph!

1- Holiday Bracelet - from Finns Pretty Things A beautiful Christmas colored bracelet with heart shaped turquoise and coral beads. Perfect for the holidays or year round!

1- Christmas Past Soap Trio - from Pea Pod Crafts
You'll get three small crinkle cut soaps tucked in an old fashioned, circular box. Soaps are scented with a fresh Christmas scent of balsam and cinnamon. So cozy and fresh!

To enter:
- heart the following stores BasketBeeDesigns, FinnsPrettyThings and PeaPodCrafts.

Extra Credit- how to earn extra entries:
- heart one item from each of the above stores (1 entry- each store)
- add an item from our stores to your Etsy Treasury (1 entry per item added)
- blog about this giveaway (1 entry)
- twitter about this giveaway (1 entry)
- join PeaPodCrafts fanpage on Facebook (1 entry)
- become a follower of this blog (1 entry)
- refer a friend to this giveaway (1 entry- have friend mention you in comment)

Drawing will occur on December 18th at noon CST, so don't wait to enter!!