Things I’m loving lately…

This is my attempt to get back in the blogging world. My initial visit was short and sweet. Ha! I’m hoping this will help me do a little more crafting, a little more organizing and a little more cleaning. We shall see!!

In the meantime, I just had to share a few DIYs I’ve spotted that I’m dying to tackle or maybe just dream about doing…

Like these DIY Candy Jems from Poppy Talk. Sugar & Gems…two of my favorite things!


I love how they used them to decorate a cake. Are you drooling too??

I’ve been going crazy for tarts lately. I had this amazing plan to make these tasty Blueberry Cream Cheese tarts for our Easter Brunch but 1st trimester pregnancy has been kicking me in the butt lately. Hurray for week 13! These tarts from Honestly WTF are a delightful switch up from the normal flavors of spinach, ham & cheese or fruit. I’m always looking for a way to get a few more veggies into my diet.


Check out the recipe here!


While I’m not drinking this ‘Virginia Bee’s Knees’ or as we’ll be making it-‘Oregon/Virginia Bee’s Knees,’ this drink caught my eye for new week when my soon to be Mother-in-Law is coming to visit and bringing with her some delicious Crater Lake Gin.



1 1/2 oz. honey simple syrup made with local honey

1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

4 oz Virginia or Oregon made Gin

Serves: 2


Combine honey syrup, lemon juice and gin in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into 2 glasses.

And lastly, this image via Better Homes & Gardens for floating night stands. I don’t know about anyone else, but with a farm house full of dirt floors, a farmer fiance, a dog and a baby on the way…I love anything that’s off the floor and makes cleaning simple!


Perhaps in a weekend or two Big Bad Chad and I will tackle this project!





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