I'm so excited to tell you about this cute site I came upon with so many totally fun things. The melamine plates are super cute.
I just had to have the ones with gingham, floral & flags. I love anything with red and white gingham and the american flags mixed with the floral is to fun. The site is an awesome find for anyone looking for fun things for their table scape or home decor. Check it out...http://www.cspost.com/.
I pared them with my white lace charger plates and my ceramic red plates. Cute summertime addition for a dessert or salad plate.
WOW monograms are back in a big way. Actually they never really went anywhere, they have always been a classic preppy mainstay. It seems that monograms are popping up all over our houses, pillows to napkins to wallart.
A classic that has expanded to a beautiful design element.
Look around your home and maybe you should add that classic initial to express your style.
You may have noticed my blog has been on the blink for a few days. I lost my background and some other details. Well I'm back... and hopefully this new design will sufice until my background is up and running again.
I appologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you.
Now... I've got to get back to blogging!!!!
Raspberries were on sale at the grocery store and I couldn't pass them up. I decided to try my hand at making raspberry jam. I had a receipe for a very simple jam & since I have never made jam before this sounded great. Raspberries have a natural pectin in their seeds which is enough to thicken into jam, so no Certo was needed.
4 cups of raspberries and 4 cups of sugar are the only ingredients. You will also need 4, 1 cup jars.
Using a large pot stir the raspberries until boiling. The raspberries naturally will break down, but you can smash them and help them along.
Boil for 2 minutes.
Then add the 4 cups of sugar stirring constently until it boils again. Boil for another 2 minutes.
While the raspberries are boiling, have another pot of water boiling to sterilize your jars and heat up the lids.
You will need a 2 part lid to insure the jam will seal.
After the jam has boiled a second time with the sugar, remove from the heat and beat the mixture with a rotary beater for 4 minutes.
Now pour the jam, into sterilized jars and place the lids on top, don't screw the lids really tight just snug.
Now they will need to set for 24 hours. The jars will make a popping noise to seal and you should not be able to pop the top of the jar after
the 24 hours. Then you will know they are securely tight, and will stay fresh for 6 months.
Now you can label the jars, I labeled mine "Moore Delicious Rapsberry Jam". a great gift and or to use at home. It's Yummy! Also, great to use heated up as a sauce with ice cream or chocolate cake.
I get so excited about sprucing up around the outside of the house around the 4th. I found this cute idea to make these 4th of July Buntings that you see hanging everywhere. Over at " Under the Table and Dreaming" she shows a tutorial as to how she made it.
Here are some simple steps as to what I did... I picked up some inexpensive cotton fabric at Wallmart (2/3yds of red, wh, & blue), a couple of small dowels, and some Heat & Bond. This will be enough supplies to make two.
Cut the Red and Blue 12" by 45" and the white 8" X 45".
then heat & bond them together with an iron to create one piece of fabric.
Then accordian fold, and iron, 2" pleats back and forth.
Now you will have one long piece of 45" x 2" folded up.
You should be able to pick it up to judge the center.
Now place a safety pin on the wrong side through all three thicknesses at the center.
Lay the dowel at one end of the bunting to hang & keep it straight at the top.
Place the dowel on the wrong side of the top of the fabric, and heat and bond it together.
Trim the fabric the length of the dowel.
Now when you hold it up it will fall into place and you can glue, or heat and bond the middle pieces together.
A very simple an easy project of about 30 minutes for each bunting.
I used some light weight wire to just stick through the fabric and wrap around my fence posts. Easy enough to clip away after the hoiday.
As you can see this is just a very simple inexpensive way to spruce up your home for the 4th of July.
Born and raised in Arizona, the daughter of a building contractor. Early on I became interested in designing houses. As an interior designer, I love creating beautiful spaces for people and myself. In addition to loving Interior Design, I enjoy entertaining, wedding and party planning, floral design, baking, crafting, sewing and you name it, all things creative!