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Friday, May 31, 2013

Looking for unique bridal shower invitations, decorations, etc?  Then check out this talented Etsians shop.  
Her name is Julie and her shop is Things by JuJu

I absolutely love this corset design.  I can envision using it as invitations as well as for decorations, adorable!

Another one I love, and that I think would go great with the corsets are these damask hearts ♥
So head on over and enjoy her shop, you won't be disappointed!

Lazy Daze Art Festival,  Cary, NC

37th Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2013
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downtown Cary

Looking forward to doing the Lazy Daze festival again this year.  This is a great event with lots of talented artisans, musicians, great food and entertainment.  So plan on coming down to historic downtown Cary, NC on Sat. August 24th for a wonderful time! 
*Mention that you read about the event on my blog and receive a FREE gift!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Solid Perfume Refill Instructions

So your locket is looking a little empty?  No problem, I have step by step instructions complete with images so that you can get your locket refilled in no time!

The process is very simple.

Step 1:  Take the vial of solid perfume I have sent you, make sure the cap is on tight and place it in a pan of simmering water.  (The above photo showing my Brown Sugar & Fig fragrance is just for representation purposes, the same instructions apply to all my scents).

Step 2:  Let the vial stand in the simmering water until the solid perfume becomes a liquid, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Step 3:  Have your locket prepared for refilling prior to removing the vial from the pan as the perfume will start to harden pretty quickly.

Step 4:  If your locket is rounded on the back or does not open all the way in order for it to lay flat then simply place it on a tiny bed of rice or whatever other medium you prefer.  You want your locket to be level so that the perfume fills evenly.  

Step 5:  Pour the liquid into your locket.   If for some reason you should overfill your locket don't worry.  Simply wait for the perfume to harden and then clean up around the edges with a toothpick.  Always remember that you can refill the vial once the perfume has hardened if you want to start the process over at any time.

Step 6:  Here's a helpful tip, especially when working with smaller lockets.  Use a toothpick as a guide when  pouring the perfume in order to channel it directly where you want it to go.

As I stated previously, do not worry if you have some over spill, just wait for the perfume to harden and clean up around the edges as needed.   Enjoy!

A few of  my newest creations!

Broccoli Summer Salad

Ahhh,  it's starting to feel like summer finally!  I don't know about you but for me summer and food equates to lots of wonderful salads.  I am always on the lookout for new salad recipes, I found this one the other day.  Last night hubby grilled out bar-b-que chicken and I made a little potato salad and this new broccoli salad, it was a hit!  The photo isn't all that fabulous but the taste definitely was, hope you enjoy it as well!

1 head of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
½ c. raisins
¼ c. red onion, chopped
2 t. white sugar
2 t. white vinegar
2 t. water
½ c. mayonnaise
1 c. sunflower seeds
3-5 slices of bacon
1. place bacon in a skillet and cook on medium-high heat until evenly brown. set aside.
2. in a large bowl combine broccoli pieces, raisins and red onion
3. in a smaller bowl combine white sugar, white vinegar, water and mayo: whisk until combined
4. add the smaller bowl to the larger bowl and toss until well combined
5. refrigerate for 1-2 hours. sprinkle with sunflower seeds and chopped bacon and serve.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Adorable work from an Etsian Crochet Artist!

You have got to check out the crochet work from this very talented Etsian artist. Her name is Melissa Kirkham and her shop is Knitted Lily Creations.  Her work is so beautiful and she also has some fabulous whimsical pieces.  My favorite right now is this adorable monkey hat.  I wish I had a little boy in my life right now that I could buy it for!  Head on over to her shop, you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2 months of these beauties!!

One of my neighbors told me to enjoy her roses while they are out of town for 2 months!
I will be cutting these beauties like crazy.  Check out the size of some of these gorgeous roses.  Stunning!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lace Votives

Another great DIY idea.  This simple project is made by soaking cloth doilies in sugar starch and then forming it around a balloon.  Once the starch dries, pop the balloon and you have a romantic tea light holder.  Perfect for a romantic evening at home!

Fabulous and so easy to do!

How great would these look hanging from your Christmas tree or scattered among some plain shells in a crystal bowl!  I think I will be getting out my glue gun today, lol!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Saturday's show at the Apex Peakfest turned out to be wonderful.  The rain held off and we wound up with a sunny day!  Am working on some new displays, will post more pictures after my next show :)
Most recent upcoming show is Cary Lazy Daze in Cary, NC 
Saturday, August 24th from 9-5:00.
I will update if any additional shows will be occurring between now and then :)