Monthly Archives: February 2013

Brown butter rice crispy treats


On a quest to find a new recipe for rice crispy treats I came across Sweet Peony blog and Nicole's fabulous recipe. I can't wait to try this and thought I'd share her yummy goodness. Enjoy and let me know if you try them.



Custom order projects


Been busy today working on custom orders for friends and thought I'd post some pictures. Email me at for special requests!


Another shabby chic chandelier bird feeder.


Supplies for several wreaths.

And just because –


Here's a picture of Mr.Pickles eating the birdseed I put out for the birds this afternoon. Have a great weekend!!


Lemon sprinkle cookies


Keebler used to make my favorite cookie, not overly sweet, tangy and covered in powdered sugar. Girl Scouts have them now but let's face it, no one wants to wait all year to enjoy their favorite cookie so while browsing Pinterest the other day I came across some delishishness. Lemon sprinkle sandies – cool citrus tang, sweetness of the sprinkles and I am one happy girl!

G found these neon sprinkles when he offered to go to the store for me the other day. I don't think he'll make a habit of it after I sent him off with a long list of some things he's never heard of. Poor guy – I should've warned him how unfun grocery shopping is.


So armed with the recipe and a strong desire to play with sprinkles I went to work. Just a note from the recipe – these cookies hold their shape best when frozen so I made these the night before.


They were so cute rolled in sprinkles and I was really tempted to throw them in the oven right then but I did as the recipe suggested, set them in the freezer and went to bed. I couldn't wait to get up this morning and put them in the oven. After a long conversation with my mom on if I needed to wait until the cookie sheet thawed some so I wouldn't warp my pan (which we figured was best – the cookies stayed frozen) I put them in.

And voila! They are the cutest cookies I've ever made and perhaps my new favorite since they remind me of lemon coolers but with sprinkles!! Hope you enjoy and if you make them, comment and let me know what you think. Work should be happy I'm coming in today!


Painting Party


Last night I was asked to teach a painting party for a friend's birthday. After painting a sample and coming up with some directions the night before I grabbed my easel and headed out. It's been almost 2 years since I've taught and it was a blast! Everyone's paintings were fantastic and my favorite part was for the first time G painted and he really enjoyed it!

Doing one of the many things I love.

Hard at work.

Group photo! Happy Birthday, Krista!

Our his and hers – I'm so proud and we all had a great evening! If you'd like to have a private painting party at your place, email me at and we can set it up!


Cozy pet cave


Well the furballs finally have a cozy little retreat to enjoy in the house. I painted the medallion and am so grateful to G for keeping an eye out for the perfect end table. Getting it home was another story but a little maneuvering and a bunch of tie downs we got it home. It fits right in with the eclectic artsy theme now going on in the house!

This is the “before” minus the fantastic removable medallion.




Frankie seems to like it! And I'm very happy with it too!!


New project preview and taking suggestions


While on a quest for a functional and cute pet bed I came across an end table that had been repurposed for just that. So armed with several cans of spray paint, a screw driver and an amazing little end table find I have started on the little cozy pet cave. Did I mention that I LOVE spray paint? I have it in every color and am always looking for objects to transform. Anyways, here's a picture of the before without the top medallion piece and once I finish painting that I will post the after.


Isn't it fantastic? It is exactly what I've been looking for the past several months. I took the doors off for the cozy pet cave and they're perfect for another project I just can't decide on what I want to do with them so any suggestions will be considered and appreciated! I met an awesome friend last night who does beautiful wire work on frames and I think it would be great on these but they're thick and I'm not sure it would work so help me out and who knows I might just send you one of them!