Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been a fun summer!

It's been almost too much fun. Having a hard time getting back to work. The garden is doing well and the kids pop in a lot and I love the noise and confusion.

Here is a fun a healthy tip for a midday snack. Easy to prepare and no refined sugar.

Put 2 bananas into the blender. Blend until smooth. Ad two cups of frozen (preferably organic) berries--we love blueberries and blend until the mixture is thick and smooth.

This has the consistency of a sorbet, and is O SO GOOD!

I don't get pictures because it goes right away.

Staying healthy on the farm

Monday, July 27, 2009

Firecracker Kid Presents.........

Firecracker Kid, aka Carol, is a wonderful prim artisan as well as a great online friend. Always something positive to contribute. So in honor of both her fine craftsmanship and more, she is my Etsy pick of the week.

Get a cup of tea, some time and enjoy her shop at:

This item is described as: This OOAK(one of a kind) wooden, handcrafted, 4-pin rolling pin rack, or as I like to call it a rolling pin keep, will display your early old antique or vintage farmhouse rolling pins, and primitive related items. This 4-pin rolling pin rack is new and made of 3/4 inch pine wood by my husband and handfinished by me.
I sand it to give it a worn look and rub it with paste stain for an added effect. NOTE: This rolling pin rack can be custom made with measurements to fit your rolling pins. Give us the length of the barrels, and total length of each of your rolling pins at checkout. This listing is for the 4-pin rolling pin rack only. The other pictured items are for decorating ideas and are not for sale.

Since this is a one-of-a-kind item, no two are exactly alike so the measurements are approximate and according to your rolling pin sizes...

Top shelf...
14&3/4" W x 4&1/4 D

Below the top shelf...
13" W x 3&3/4" D x 22&1/2" H

Happy Monday,

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Super giveaway at Creating from the Heart, Keepsakes by Melissa !!!!

Melissa from Keepsakes from the Heart is having an incredible giveaway on her blog. Please check out how you can win a Cuttlebug. Go to:
for all the details. Plus her blog is a lot of fun!!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

Monday, July 6, 2009

Etsy shop of the week....

Bette has been an online friend of mine for a while. She makes wonderful items, many of them very useful. Sse is offering this e pattern for one of her bags at her etsy shop. You can see it at:[]=tags&includes[]=title

Here is the heart and star version of my very popular rag quilted purse pattern. The finished size of the bag is 8“ x 11“ x 2“. Strap is 39" long.

You will receive a pdf pattern emailed to you when I receive your payment.
Enjoy shopping with Bette.

Hugs, Barb