Homemade Donuts

On a cold and snowy Monday, I decided it was the perfect day to surprise my kids with homemade donuts after school.  Recently, I tried the hot mini donuts recipe out of the Fall 2018 issue of The Magnolia Journal.  These were a real hit my kids and husband, something different than my oldie but…

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English Garden Ruffle Top Purse

  Are you familiar with Rifle Paper Co.?  If you aren’t, they make the most lovely paper, stationary, greeting cards, art prints, and other products like wearable pins, and now shoes!  A few years back they teamed up with Cotton + Steel, a collaborative of modern fabric designers that was founded in 2013.  Cotton +…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a handmade table runner and our Thanksgiving Menu. Last week when I went into the front office of Elle’s school, I was chatting with a gal that works there, she said, “I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week”, I couldn’t believe it myself!  Does it seem early this year?  I guess by…

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Elle’s French Macaron Quilt

Did you know that the French Macaron cookie didn’t originate in France?  On the contrary, this delightful little cookie was brought to France around 1533 when Catherine di Medici of Italy married the future King of France Henry the II.  It is believed, that the cookie was served at their wedding, and that is how…

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Halloween quilts for the Kids’

Last Halloween I decided to make both Elle and William Halloween quilts for their beds. I know a big undertaking!  I tried to be smart about it, and used two very quick and easy quilt patterns which made it possible for me to get both quilts done in a timely manner.  Elle’s quilt pattern is…

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Brian and Jenni’s Mustang Quilt

Horses really are beautiful animals their substantial size can be intimidating, although when those big dark eyes, jolly jaunt, and mesmerizing mane come trotting toward you it’s hard not to be beckoned to say hello.  One evening while I was on a run in Park City these two beauties came up to me.  I thought…

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