Farmhouse, DIY, Woodword

Farmhouse Style Step Stool

Farmhouse Step Stool for High Bed As part of our guestroom makeover for the girls, we bought a new rod iron bed frame. Unfortunately when we set it up with the existing almost new mattress we were startled at how high the bed was. The new style of mattress is ultra comfy, but comes with both a 16 inch deep box spring and a 16 inch deep mattress.  I like how it looks on the new bed…

Recipe, Ice Cream, DIY, Cooking

Whiskey Ice Cream Sauce with Maple Candied Bacon and Pecans

Maple Candied Bacon and Whiskey My best friends favorite food is bacon, mine most certainly is Not.  Over the years we have had many laughs about how opposite our tastes are on pretty much everything, yet were so well knit together.  Bacon is just one of a bazillion examples.  This maple candied bacon recipe is for her. a a During a recent phone conversation of course we were talking about my blog.  She mentioned how…

Romantic Farmhouse Cushions

Lacy Farmhouse Cushions You can make your own farmhouse style lacy cushions using any kind of vintage linens you like. Vintage linens are so feminine, I love that they have history. Who knows what love and care they were made with. Estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, and antique stores are great places to find inexpensive linens.  I make cushions using the vintage linens and finish them with ribbons, buttons, home made shabby chic flowers…

Trip to Sister’s Rustic Treasures Near Rimby Alberta – Vintage Heaven

I am absolutely absorbed with reading blogs.  All the ideas, the talent and positive creativity, I could spend hours reading.  Sadly I cannot say the same about shopping in Northern Alberta.  I have a terrible time trying to find what I envision,  I feel isolated away from the good stuff up here sometimes.  I have to scour around to find items, at least I use to…… My brother came for a two week visit,  I…

DIY, Farmhouse, Silhouette

Little One’s Farmhouse Sign

I was brainstorming to come up with a farmhouse saying suitable to welcome the girls to their new farmhouse guest room.  I went through nursery rhymes, favorite poets, a couple of quote sites, favorite song lyrics, nothing fit. Eventually I recalled the old songs from my very early childhood, which meant old country songs.  If your old enough you may recall such pearls as   “How much is that Little Doggie in the Window”, “Boob-i-lak”, and a “Bushel…

Crochet Faerie Wands

Is there anything more whimsical and wondrous then the thought of your very own faerie wand?  A genie with three wishes maybe.  Or a pink sparkly girl dragon that flies ( my first wish).  Way better than any old lottery win daydream.  Alas these wands don’t come with a wish granting faerie. I have seen many  different designs for very pretty faerie wands.  I knew mine had to be pink and white, with a little bit of sparkle.…

DIY, Vintage, Makeover,

Vintage Doll Crib Makeover

On an earlier post I was talking about how bare the toy chest is at our house.  This is my next addition. My youngest grand daughter loves to play with dolls.  She carries one with her everywhere.  She plays dressup, feedings, rocks her baby, goes for walks with her own mini stroller.  I was able to purchase her various outfits, a high chair, even a horse for her doll, but no where could I locate a…

popsicles, adult popsicles

Popsicle Recipes with Alcohol

Popsicles Aren’t Just for Children There are new types of popsicle makers, they are able to freeze alcoholic  beverages  They are fun to make and very simple to do.  This post gives you a few new popsicle recipe ideas. The men in my home don’t want a strawberry yogurt or other plain fruity popsicle but add some rum or gin and I know they will be all over them. Popsicle Makers I went searching for a popsicle…