Sunday, January 29, 2012

Everything Shabby

Hello friends:

Thank you for all your comments, love love love
what you have to say back, and I try to answer all questions.

Sometimes I think a day should have 30 hours not 24, since time goes so fast.

For today I found our lovely inspiration:

Look at these doors?????

Love the doors, a lot of work went into making these doors so shabby.
From Modern Country  A great book !!!

happy weekend,


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The snow is gone, its like spring again...

Hello Friends:

Its like Spring here, beautiful sunny day, warm, its all due to "La Nina" and global warming.

Sweet inspiration, I love knobs and handles:
as seen in Anthropology  love the many handles, and wood.

have a sunny and happy day

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          Age range:30-34
          Height (feet):5
          Height (inches):9
          Body type:Hourglass
          Style:Bohemian - layered and quirky
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          Yes, I recommend this product.
          Really beautiful...also expensive!
          PostedJune 7, 2011
          Pros: beautiful, rustic yet elegant, unique
          Cons: very expensive, not 100% refined in the functional sense
          "I was looking for one piece that would make a statement but hold a lot, and this is definitely the one! I have this piece of furniture in the entryway of my apartment because it will not fit up the narrow staircase (it is HUGE). I have already gotten numerous compliments on it, have not had many visitors, and I have been here for only 2 weeks. It is very large, impressive in scale; elegantly rustic yet finished relatively well- not lacking in craftsmanship. My only complaint is that sometimes the drawers stick; for a piece costing this much, I would expect it to function flawlessly. It is truly beautiful, though, and will hold two wardrobes worth of goods."
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          Sunday, January 22, 2012

          Cold weather, snow, ice, and warm thoughts

          Finally, a little snow, it looks so pretty and the kids can go sledding, and have fun.

          Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy INSPIRATION,

          love this clean and quiet office!!!

          courtesy of Me and Alice

          Enjoy your Sunday,


          Wednesday, January 18, 2012

          Some warm drinks for snowy afternoons

          Hello friends:

          Thank you for your comments, I love them, you are so nice.
          Today, its very windy and cold, perfect for a warm
          drink at the end of the day.  Traditional hot chocolate with marshmellows, herbal teas with honey from the "farmer's market", or this great "dulce de leche" coffee  from "the pioneer cook"

          Recipe: Dulce de Leche Coffee

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          • 4 cups Strongly Brewed Good Coffee
          • 6 ounces, fluid Dulce De Leche (*see Note)
          • 6 Tablespoons Kahlua, More If Preferred
          • 1 cup Heavy Cream
          • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
          • 6 Tablespoons Chocolate, Grated

          Preparation Instructions

          Add Dulce de Leche to the very hot coffee; stir until completely dissolved and combined. Keep coffee hot.
          Combine cream with sugar and whip until stiff.
          Add 1 tablespoon Kahlua to each coffee cup. May add 1 1/2 if desired, or may add whiskey or brandy in addition.
          Pour the coffee/dulce de leche mixture into each glass. Top with a heaping tablespoon whipped cream and grated chocolate of your choice.
          Absolutely sinful!
          *Dulce de Leche is sold in the Hispanic aisle of supermarkets, or in Hispanic specialty markets. It is sold in solid 15 ounce blocks, or in cans or bottles in more of a liquid form. You can also find recipes for making your own Dulce de Leche using sweetened condensed milk. Yum!



          Yield: Serves 4-6


          4-6 C 100% apple juice or cider
          1-2 cinnamon sticks
          4-6 whole cloves
          1-2 pinches nutmeg
          4 Tbsp cinnamon syrup (optional)
          whipped cream
          caramel syrup


          Combine juice or cider and spices together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain spices and add cinnamon syrup, if using. Portion into mugs and top with whipped cream and caramel syrup
          from domessticated

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          STAY WARM<


          Mulled Apple Cider

          Tuesday, January 17, 2012

          A little snow, a little ice and inspirations

          Hello friends:

          Its cold here in the NE. we had a few days of very
          cold days.  A little snow today, and some ice, just
          lovely, for hot chocolate, fuzzy throws, crafts, and

          Love days like this, its New England.

          A little inspirations and a fun recipe.

          My favorites at Etsy:
        • Dew Linen Lavender Satchets
          $9.00 USD

        • BLESSED Burlap Banner- Bunting
          $19.00 USD

        • French Rose Linen Pillow- in Cement Gray and Pink

        • My favorite shop Vintage Junkie:

          I WILL NOT BUY NEW!!! way to go girl, love her

          My favorite "pinterest" pick

          A favorite stationary store "Oblation"  Portland, Oregon,

          love the window display:
          Oblation 3 500x374 Behind the Scenes: Oblation Papers & Press

          oblation 1 500x666 Behind the Scenes: Oblation Papers & Press
          Napa Valley House

          love this Napa Valley California, house, just beautiful don't you think?

          love the kid's room!!!

          dream kitchen, everything at hand, including the veggies, knives, etc.  lovely.


          Wednesday, January 11, 2012

          Winter, recipe, and inspiration

          Hello my friends:

          Sorry for not writing, 2012 started with a busy time for me.   many o

          A great tutorial coming your way tomorrow. I made some unique things.

          Here is a pick:

          Snowflake tags, I made a lot of them for customers, but have a lot left.
          10 for 10.  These tags dress up a gift, a special jar, or bottle.  They also
          look stunning on a bulletin board, or as magnets.
          You can write a message on the back with a sharpie.