27 November 2011

Lovely Discovery!

In my adventures celebrating Thanksgiving, a friend was telling me about a "new to me website" called Social Goodies. The things you can buy there as gifts are committed to doing good and once you've purchased you get a Goodie voucher to decide where Social Goodies will donate 20% of the amount you purchased! LOVE IT!

Good + Good = Great!

Love this idea!

26 November 2011

Attention Chocoholics!

One of my friends makes these every once and a while and they are so good they never last long. She shared the recipe, so I'm sharing with you too!

CAUTION: These may become addictive!

Cookies for Chocoholics

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp of Mexican vanilla
1 1/4 c. of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1 1/2 tsp of double acting baking powder
3 tbsp of cocoa powder
1/2 c. of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. of chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Cream butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Combine vanilla and egg in a small dish and scramble before adding to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.
3. Mix well.
4. Add the combined dry ingredients in two additions and mix well.
5. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and fold in gently.
6. Spoon walnut sized scoops onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

This dough freezes well in case you want to make a double batch and freeze some for drop in guests.

24 November 2011

Thankful Thursday

Although I take a few minutes each day to think about what I'm thankful for, I had to take a little extra time today to share about it.

I'm truly thankful to all of you who support local artists and handmade. I'm also thankful that the percentage of day job to handmade job time has leaned heavy on the handmade side this year. It has allowed me to grow as a person, share with others and be all around happier.


20 November 2011

18 November 2011

Tomorrow is the Day!

The 4th Annual Jingle Bash is tomorrow! So excited! This is my fourth year participating and it is always such a great show! If you're in town, c'mon by and check it out! All the details are here. You're invited to join in all the fun!

13 November 2011

A Very Windy Day

I was at the White Rock Local Market yesterday and it was incredibly windy. From the weather reports, sounds like we had 35 mph wind gusts through the morning. Wow!

Thank you to all the cooperative people who helped hold things down during the big gusts and helped us all keep a sense of humor. There were many Wizard of Oz jokes.

I was delighted to get home and have a hot cup of tea!

See you there next month hopefully sans wind! :)

12 November 2011

Saturday Search: luchadors

This little guy made me giggle. I hope he makes you giggle to. See him in his home shop here.

11 November 2011

More Chairs, Part Four

This chair is by The Pig and The Peacock. A little birdie told me the peacock's head is made from soap.

See previous chair posts here.

04 November 2011

More on the Chairs, Part Three

Here's a peek at another chair from the Etsy Dallas charity event.

This one is from Rachel of ReGeared.

I love the unique interpretations each artist gave their chair.

See previous chair posts here.

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