Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Little Boho

You know, I am a creator at heart.

I am in my very happy place when I can sit
down at my workbench, surrounded by design
elements I love, and can just play with them until I have created something I love!

The only thing that can make it even better is
when you love them, too!!  

Here are my "little bit Boho" style pumpkins.

They have a fun, Boho meets coastal meets a little shabby look, right?
You know how much I love mixing things up!

They can transition right into Winter with their pretty neutral palette

When I added the flower, I thought...
hmmm...a rhinestone center?
And then it was complete!

Each design takes time... trying this, and
trying that, until the magic happens
and it all comes together-a process
I absolutely thrive on!!

Have a lovely day, friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

And Happy September, too!!
Hugs and Joy to You!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Velvety Sea Mist Blues!

Happy Saturday!!

Feeling glad today that the tropical storm isn't headed to us, but am praying for those in the direct path of the storms headed toward west Florida and Hawaii. Please prepare and be safe!


You all know how much I love the beach!!
That is why when I first started making pumpkins, I had to make several in a coastal, beach cottage theme. 

I am so thrilled to have finally found some more velvety fabric in this wonderful velvety sea mist blue color!

They are so soft and a little luxurious!
I hand weathered the real dried pumpkin
stems for a driftwood kind of look.

These pumpkins make great hostess gifts
and are a lovely touch to any coastal cottage or beachy room in your home!

Lots more pumpkins to come!

They will include some wonderful linen
look neutrals, some with a touch of a
Boho theme, and more cozy sweater pumpkins
like this one!

Hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous!
The Sea Mist Velvets are in the shop!

Hugs and Joy to You!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rustic Chicken and Veggies~Oh My!

Hey Hey!

Thank you so much for showing me some pumpkin love!!
Y'all rock!

I prepared this amazing dish last night for family night, and it was devoured!!!  Just had to share it with my friends!!  You will definitely want to make it!

photo via Pinterest

This is from Nigella.  I omitted the chorizo and orange zest, but followed the basic recipe.

I am not a fan of chorizo so I substituted 1 lb of smoked sausage cut in 1" chunks.

I also decided to throw in 5-6 parsnips and 5-6 carrots quartered and cut in 2" lengths.  Good call for sure!!  They added a lovely sweetness to the dish.
I also halved several cloves of garlic and scattered them around.

I sprinkled the chicken and veggies with salt and pepper which I think it needed.

Here is Nigella's recipe:

  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 chicken thighs with skin and bone still on
  • 750 grams chorizo (whole if baby ones or cut into 4cm / 1½ inch chunks if regular sized)
  • kilogram new potatoes (halved)  
  • red onions (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • teaspoons dried oregano
  • grated zest of orange

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.   Put the oil in the bottom of 2 shallow roasting tins, 1 tablespoon in each. Rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, then turn skin-side up, 6 pieces in each tin.
  2. Divide the chorizo sausages and the new potatoes between the 2 tins. Sprinkle the onion and the oregano over, then grate the orange zest over the contents of the 2 tins.
  3. Cook for 1 hour, but after 30 minutes, swap the top tray with the bottom tray in the oven and baste the contents with the orange-coloured juices.  

Oh and I used about 3.5 pounds of regular red
potatoes. I used a roasting pan, and a
13 x 9 pan because I didn't know how much
liquid it would make. 

So easy to prepare, and soooo delicious!
My whole family was oohing and aahing!!

This is a new family fave!
If you make it, please let me know
what you think!!

Off to make pumpkins!!

Hope your day is delightful!!

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