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Faerie lime banana loaf

Banana Lime Coconut Bread

Whenever one of the horses win at Northlands Park I send goodies with Herman to share with the grooms.    I never met anyone who disliked banana bread, like apple pie its a safe staple recipe. Here’s the recipe. Loaves Prepare pans, preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 3 bananas (1 1/2 cups) tsp vanilla Mix butter and sugar in large bowl until incorporated, add eggs, mixing well.  Add vanilla.  Mash bananas…

Whimsical Faerie Headband

This headband will fit a little girl or an adult.  I think it would look amazing tucked into a braid.  It takes several hours to make. You will need green, purple variegated, and white 10 w crochet cotton and a 3.5 mm crochet hook.       To make this headband I started by creating the flowers. Your will need 1 large pansy, 4 rolled roses, and 12 small flowers.         crochet…

Mason Jars – What’s up with them lately?

I don’t know when it all started but all of a sudden Mason Jars are everywhere.     First time I noticed their comeback was when I saw (and bought) some  mason jar replicas at Pier One last fall.  Now you see mason jar art in stores, mason jars at antique shops  and  tutorials for dyeing Mason jars all over YouTube. In the 1980’s canning your own fruit, making jam, and pickles was very popular.  I had…

Faerie hello sign

Front Porch Summer Decor Update

Front Porch for the Summer of 2016 This is the first house I ever had with a porch of any kind. Our porch is rather small but I adore decorating it to welcome people. Like the rest of the house I change it to match the seasons and my updates aren’t always big or a significant amount of work. These are all super easy ideas and Hubs in the picture is glad none of it was on his…

Fairy Cream Cheese Sandwich

Fairy House Sandwiches

When the boys were little I would make food art for them. It was very helpful in coaxing them to try new vegetables.  Now with the girls I do it for fun and to make them feel special. Unless its an occasion like Christmas or Halloween, i don’t buy anything special to make the food art with; I make it with what I have at hand.  In today’s post I made two different fairy house…

Fairy Garden, Fairy Garden Ideas, Container Garden

Container Sized Faerie Garden

A Fairy Garden for Urban Settings I became fascinated with faeries only last year.  I had never heard about fairy gardens until my grand daughters showed me theirs.  Their yard has 100 year old mature trees,  pin cherries, roses, lilacs, rhubarb, raspberries.  They have a big fairy door and all kinds of treasures both purchased and hand made in their large fairy garden. We have a very small urban yard. This year I had grand plans…

faerie cupcake complete

Ladybug cupcakes

I have no idea the last time I watched Sesame Street, but the Ladybug’s Picnic has been playing in my head.  With that in mind I am going to make some lady bug picnic cupcakes.   Lemon Cupcakes 2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 tsp lemon zest (1 lemon rind) ½ cup butter 1 ¼ cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup milk Preheat oven to 350. Prepare…

faerie crown

Girlish fairy crown

I adore all things feminine, pinks, whites, lavenders, lace, linens, florals, sparkles and frills. I grew up an only girl and then the mother of only boys. Imagine when Damien and Shannon had not one but TWO little girls. I simply cannot spend enough time with them.   Our two girls relish playing dress up.  I thought it would be fun to make them various faerie items, this crown is the first one I am…