Tuesday, November 8, 2016

My Quidditch Set Now Available on ETSY!



Since I first made THIS POST in 2015, I had no idea how much interest there would be in my DIY Quidditch Set.  I get countless emails each week with requests on more details on making the set, but even more requests from people hoping they can buy my personal Quidditch Game because they hate to DIY!

Don't worry!  I have good news...I've decided to add Table Quidditch to my Etsy Shop.  From there, you can buy as many Table Quidditch games as your hearts desires (Christmas is coming up folks!  This would make a great game for a family of Potter Fans)!

Just Click HERE to shop!


Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Black and White Pumpkin Party Inspiration

I think everyone probably knows by now that Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the weather, the colors, and most of all I'm obsessed with everything pumpkin!  I was so excited to design a whimsical and bright pumpkin invitation that is perfect for fall birthday parties, baby showers, or just a fall party in general.
Once the party ideas got flowing, I just couldn't stop.  Here are some fun coordinating ideas to make the perfect "pin worthy" pumpkin party:
1-Blackout Candy Apples Lil Luna 2-DIY paper pumpkin favor boxes HWTM 3-Black and White Patterned Snack Bags Shop Sweet Lulu 4-Halloween Cake Mommo Designs 5-Polka Dot Pumpkin Invitation Farm to Fete 6-Orange and White Stripe Bow Headband TheGigglingPeanut 7-Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups I Can Teach My Child 8-Patterned Black and White Paper Straws Puppy Cat Crafts 9-Pumpkin Treat Bags Alpha Mom
Farm to Fete's Black and White Pumpkin Invitation can be found on ETSY!  The invitation comes in both digital print yourself format as well as professionally printed!
To make your party look even more put together I have just added coordinating party printables to my shop:

Happy Planning!




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Monday, May 23, 2016

Easy Countertop Herb Garden


There is nothing like having fresh herbs for cooking.  The dried kind just doesn't compare to the taste and smell of fresh Cilantro and Rosemary!  Realistically, though, buying fresh herbs (especially organic) is just not cost effective.  One solution is to grow them in my garden, but I always find that I never have time to water them and they always die, leaving me back at square one!

Recently, Muffin and I were enjoying our weekly visit to  a local antique store and BAM! it hit me!  I could repurpose an old toolbox as a planter to put the plants inside of our house and have them right at my fingertips.   This was an inexpensive and easy solution to my problem.  Having my herbs right on the countertop reminds me that plants actually do need water.  When I'm feeling extra ambitious,  I even think to give them a few hours of sun each week.  Creating an indoor herb planter has been a really easy and cost effective way to get fresh herbs into our meals!


What you need:

  • A vessel of some kind to platn your herbs in.  I love antiques, so I picked an old toolbox, but any pot or box would do.  Don't like antiques?  Try something more traditional like this!
  • Herbs (I picked Rosemary, Mint, Cilantro, and Oregano).
  • Potting Soil

Directions

  • Put a base of potting soil into whatever vessel you use (it is best if the vessel has drainage holes for excess water).
  • Break up the roots of your herbs and bury into the soil.
  • Lightly water the soil.
  • Give herbs a few hours of sunlight each week and water as soil requires.
  • Enjoy fresh herbs all season!
I told you...this could not have been easier!

Happy Monday!



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Monday, February 22, 2016

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts



Since the fall, I've been on a baked doughnut kick.  I just love them.  They are so easy to make and hit the spot for when I get the urge to have something sweet for breakfast.  I recently decided it was time to experiment with new flavors and whipped up what might be my favorite flavor yet--melt in your mouth strawberry. I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients

for the donuts

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used skim, because that's what was in my fridge)
  • 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Make sure you have a donut pan

for the glaze

  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries, crushed into a powder (I put mine in a plastic baggie and used a glass to crush them)
  • 1 tbsp water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prep doughnut pans with Baker's Joy (I love this product because you don't have to worry about flouring your pans since it's already in the spray!!!)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  • Combine dry and wet ingredients together, mixing until combined.  If you are using a mixer, use low setting as you don't want to over mix.
  • Slowly add strawberries to mixture.
  • Stir until combined. Again, if using a mixer, use a low setting to avoid over mixing.
  • Place batter in a ziplock bag and cut off the tip to fashion a piping bag.  (I usually put the bag in a glass and scoop the dough in)
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until toothpick inserted into doughnut comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool on a baking rack while you prepare strawberry glaze.
  • To prepare glaze--in a mixing bowl, combine the chopped strawberries and the powdered sugar.
  • Mix until combined, macerating strawberries to add moisture to the mixture.  
  • Once this mixes down, add freeze dried strawberry powder and stir until combined.
  • Add 1 tbsp water to give mixture a glaze-like consistency.
  • Dip doughnut in glaze and place on wire rack.  Let the Doughnuts sit for 5 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
  • Enjoy!
To see my other doughnut flavors, check out the links below:
original vanilla and my fall favorite pumpkin spice



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