Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Featured Artisan Cathy of Caty Ann's Creations




This week's Featured Artisan is Cathy - Caty Ann's Creations.
Beautiful creations by a beautiful lady! You can find
Caty Ann'e Creations on:




Monday, December 26, 2011

The Best Homemade Popcorn

Apparently, my family thinks I make the best homemade popcorn in town. 
So I thought would share my recipe with my readers.

Ingredients
3 Tablespoons oil
1/3 cup corn kernels
sea salt, season to taste
parmesan cheese,  dried in shaker bottle

I pop corn on the stovetop and use 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of canola oil.  I add 1/3 cup of pop corn and cover with lid and use the hightest heat. When they start to pop, then shake pan vigorously back and forth on burn until the popping dies down.  As soon as it stops popping I pour it into a bowl.  But only half of the batch I pour into a bowl and sprinkle sea salt and parmesan cheese over the pop corn in the bowl.  Add the rest of the pop corn and sprinkle sea salt and parmesan cheese on the rest.  Shake lightly and serve.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Featured Artisan Julie with Creations with Heart



This week's Featured Artisan is Julie - Creations with Heart. Beautiful Creations made by a beautiful lady!
Julie not only creates jewelry she features her fellow artisans on her wonderful blogs!
You can find Creations with Heart on:





Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ring in the New Year with the Power of Love



"To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic."



Special thanks to Elva from Artsy treasures
All items are interactive by clicking the pictures

Monday, December 19, 2011

Only 5 Day Until Christmas

With only 5 days until Christmas, I am continuing my one item a day sale. Today's sale is for this lovely reversible apron for only $24! This sale is for my blogger and facebook friends. only. Check out the heartnsow.com  Code: countdownsale005


Brown apron with turquoise butterflies and polka dots.


Reversed side of the sale apron, brown with retro turquoise flowers.
This is at artfire.com

Shortbread Cookies- GF

Going gluten free during the holidays can be hard  to do and  we need to have tasty substitutes too.
 Here is a good recipe just in time for the holidays.



Ingredients:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup icing confectioners' sugar
1 cup rice flour
3/4 cup butter

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Sift cornstarch, sugar and rice flour together.  Add in the butter and mix with hands until soft dough forms. Refrigerate for one hour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1-1/4 inches apart on greased cookie sheet; flatten with lightly floured fork. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Variations:
Form balls as above. Roll in finely crushed corn flakes or crushed nuts. Press top of ball with thumb. Add a dab of jelly.
Mix in 2 tablespoons finely chopped peel and/or 2 tablespoons finely chopped nuts. Flatten with lightly floured fork.

Source: glutenfreeclub.com

Friday, December 16, 2011

8 Days until Christmas Sale


Day 5 of the countdown to Christmas Sale.  
Today only this cute apron set is only $23!
Check out this site for this great offer:  HeartnSow.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 3 of the 12 days until Christmas Countdown



Day 3 sale, special items each day for a special price for my blogger and facebook friends.
Special one day only sale, $24.
Code: holidaysale003

On Fire for Red and Black Gifts for Her Treasury




Great gifts for her.

#onfireteam treasury challenge #27
featuring Arlenes Boutique
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArlenesBoutique
Special thanks to Arlene for including my chili pepper apron.
All items are clickable to link to shop and are found at etsy.com

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Day Count Down to Christmas - Day 2



Today's sale item is this lovely turquoise waitress apron.
This apron is on sale for only $15 today only, was $20.
HeartandSowDesigns.artfire.com
Code:  Holidaysale002

Blue Christmas - Elvis Not Included Collection



Great blue items for your shopping pleasure and gift giving!
All items  above are clickable and lead you to the shop of item.

Featured Artisan Michele Blair of Cowgirl by Design


This week's Featured Artisan is Michele Blair - Cowgirl by Design. Beautiful
Creations that will make Wonderful Gifts! You can find Cowgirl by Design on:

Monday, December 12, 2011

On Fire Gift Guide in Purple



Great gifts in purple, click the pictures and go to the links to shop!

Christmas Countdown Sale


There are only 12 days left until Christmas and with that in mind 
I am having a sale on one different item each day.  
This will be only for my facebook and blogger friends only.  

Today's item is



This  Chili Pepper Apron was $ 22  and today only $18! 
 Let me know at check out with this code Holidaysale 001
Happy Shopping Friends!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

10 Ways to Put Christ back in Christmas!

1) Give God one very special gift just from you to him

Maybe your gift to God will be to forgive someone you've needed to forgive for a long time. You may discover that you've given a gift back to yourself.
Perhaps your gift will be to commit to spend time with God daily!


2) Set aside a special time to read the Christmas story in Luke 1:5-56 through 2:1-20


3) Set up a Nativity scene in your home

4) Plan a project of good will this Christmas

A  adopt a family, visit the elderly, help them do shopping or yard work. Find someone with a genuine need, involve your whole family and see how happy you can make someone this Christmas. 

5) Take a group Christmas caroling in a nursing home or a children's hospital.


6) Give a surprise gift of service to each member of your family

The idea of giving an unexpected gift of service to members of your family is to demonstrate Christ-like love and service. You might consider giving a back rub to your spouse, running an errand for your brother, or cleaning out a closet for your mother. Make it personal and meaningful and watch the blessings multiply.

7) Set aside a time of family devotions on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning:
Before opening the gifts, take a few minutes to gather together as a family in prayer and devotions. Read a few Bible verses and discuss as a family the true meaning of Christmas. 

8) Attend a Christmas church service together with your family.

9) Send Christmas cards that convey a spiritual message.

10) Write a Christmas letter to a missionary or to a solider.


Source: about.com


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Featured Artisan Shelly of Handmade Creations

This weeks Featured Artisan is Shelly - Handmade Creations by Shelly.
Wondeful knit fashion accessories and more are found in her shop.
You can find Handmade Creations by Shelly on:

Christmas Coiffe Collection


Handmade Jewelry

Great hair accessories for you Christmas Coiffe
Thank you Islands of Time for creating this lovely collection and including my poinsettia hair clips.

Green and Pink Tones are On Fire!



100% on Fire and handmade!
Click the pictures above and find out more about these lovely items.
Thank you Bewella of Merditerra Designs for creating this lovely collection.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Homefront Guild Collection


Indie Design

Thank you With Our Hands for making this lovely collections of handmade items.
"All items within this collection are from sellers in the Homefront Guild. The Homefront Guild consists of family members or Service members who are serving the United State military."

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yummy Candy Canes


Jewelry Supplies


Oh so yummy and sweet.
Be inspired to buy and give this holiday season with these lovely items.