Repurposing, Restoration, Barbies and Christmas….

I went to CVS minute clinic yesterday only to find out that I have viral bronchitis, Lovely. Tis the season though, right? Anyways, while I was waiting to be seen I perused the magazines, all of the crafting magazines and … Continue reading

Etsy..again I’m talking about it but I love it

https://www.etsy.com/shop/orchidmoonbeads?ref=hdr_shop_menu
This is my Etsy shop. If you like what you see then, please feel free to buy, pass it along to your friends and neighbors. Ha! Love the free advertising. jk.

Etsy is a great place to shop and poke around. I love to ‘window shop’ on Etsy. I’ve mentioned this before I know.

Do you have a favorite Etsy shop?

This is a short and sweet blog today. Sorry

It’s been a while

Hey, have you missed me? I moved and got so busy. We went from a fairly quiet neighborhood to a city. Trains, ambulances, cops, firetrucks, 18 wheelers, the works gong past my house at all hours. Have you been there? It’s not all bad. We have museums and parks nearby too.

I’ve met a few moms at the kid’s schools and they are so interesting. One of them loves Pinterest as much as me but I think I have more pins than her. Ha! Is there a contest? If not there should be. Let’s start one, WHO HAS THE MOST PINS?! (I’m fresh)

About, Pinterest, what are your favorite things to pin? Lately I am into a ‘restoration hardware’ theme and I am loving what I am finding. Too bad I can’t create these pieces. Can’t stand when that happens. But a girl can dream.

I also love pinning about new foods to try and crafts to make, I may not try them all but I sure do like looking at them.

So here are a few links to check out promise I won’t go crazy on you with the links. Feel free to share too.

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/salted-caramel-doughnut-holes/320b898d-1b4c-4065-b958-8984ef3ccaa2?nicam2=Email&nichn2=Core&niseg2=PB&nicreatID2=PB_09_30_2014

http://swikit.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/antique-doors-in-the-garden/

http://foxeslovelemons.com/autumn-chicken-apple-cider-chili-cooking-with-the-wonderbag-pmedia/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/pippa/from-drab-to-fab-48-diys-for-average-tin-cans#10h1x1i

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/how-to-make-rugs/

spring gift
i made these and they were a hit at my craft fair .. they are bubble wands

http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-your-own-balloon-bracelets.html

http://www.gourmetmomonthego.com/2008/10/ghostly-pancakes.html

http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/magnetic-spiders-with-delia-creates.html

http://www.munchkinmunchies.com/2010/10/halloween-snack-mix.html

Enjoy!

Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

These edible ornaments are so simple and thrifty. You could make a dozen ornaments at just a dollar per bag of peppermints!

I first melted peppermints in cookie cutters after seeing the idea in an American Girl magazine, back in the 90’s (I’m pretty sure that a project centered around scalding hot, melted sugar would not make it into a children’s magazine these days). As easy as this project is, I had a difficult time finding anything similar to this online, so I decided to share it.

Use this method to create home decor or use these candies for edible decorating… one peppermint, melted in a tiny cookie cutter, would make a cute cupcake topper!

Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Candy Ornaments

  • peppermint candies
  • metal cookie cutters
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • parchment paper
  • toothpick or skewer
  • twine or ribbon

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the inside of each…

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