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May 2017

Wedding Flowers

Back in March I showed off the beginnings of these beauties, but now they're finished. The total amount of flowers? Too many to count!  The final order included one bride bouquet, five bridesmaids bouquets, 11 boutonnières and five corsage/brooches.  You can see the details of the listing, or even create a custom order for yourself [...]

April 2017

Workout Planner

Occasionally I do things other than cooking and felt flowers. And by occasionally, I mean every day I design things. Signage, brochures, invitations, flyers, marketing plans, billboards....and so on. And while we're being honest here, I'm also a keep-it-on-the-down-low-Tone It Up-er. As cheesy as some of it may be, the workouts, change of pace and [...]

Cabbage Slaw

What's great about this recipe is you use whatever you have available, and the outcome can be very different every time. What you need: 1 head of cabbage, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted roasted red peppers (mine came from a jar), plus juice 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 tomato, [...]

Traditionally, not traditional

I find myself gravitating toward the same felt colors over and over. It's not necessarily a bad thing because the cuties always end up in cherished hands. But! I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone a bit in #the100dayproject. I get to use that unwanted felt at the bottom of the pile, [...]

Dill Chickpea Spread

This spread could be my new spring go-to lunch or snack! It combines a couple of my favorite things - chickpeas and pickles - into a refreshing and healthy meal. And yes, when you serve the spread up on wasa crackers, it does kind of look like rice krispy treats...if only! What you need: 1 [...]

April Goals

Because I don't already have enough to do and enough stresses to keep me awake at night, I'm going to participate in #the100dayproject. I've been contemplating this project for months and have been kinda scared to make a commitment, so I'm just taking one month at a time (not to mention I'll be traveling for [...]

March Meet the Maker

I can't believe March is over! The month lent itself as a very creative outlet for me through this Instagram challenge. Especially since it was my second year, and I really needed to flex my imagination for a few of the repeat daily challenges. Regardless, I found some amazing new talent, picked up some great [...]

March 2017

Wedding Trials

How many flowers does it take to make up five bridesmaid bouquets? Approximately 55! Working on a wedding for this fall. I think we're getting right with the types of flowers...now how about those colors? 

Mushroom Barley Soup

What you need olive oil 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, diced2 medium carrots, peeled and diced3/4 cup barley2 tablespoons all-purpose flour12 ounces mushrooms, stems removed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth salt and pepperWhat you do1. Heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the garlic, onions and carrots. Cook, [...]

Charlotte’s Bouquet

It's pretty fantastic what you can accomplish in a few text messages! A dear friend was hosting a brunch for the arrival of her friend's third child (yes, third ;). She sent me the invite via text and asked what I could come up with to dress up the tables. Luckily for her I had [...]