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!




Linking with BianaKatieLindaErin and Ashley

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!



Linking with BianaKatieLindaErin and Ashley

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



Linking with BianaKatieLindaErin and Ashley

Friday, February 5, 2016

One day I will blog regularly...

One day I will blog regularly.  I swear.  I could sit here and give you a million excuses about why I haven't been blogging, but mostly it has been because I've not been feeling my best.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a chronic pain condition called Interstitial Cystitis.  The degree to which it affects my life ebbs and flows, but lately we've been in a bit of a rut as one of my medicines stopped working around Christmas.  Luckily, I've gotten an appointment in March with a doctor who is sought after all over the country by IC patients and I can't wait to hear what he has to say about treatment options!  

So without further ado, this Five on Friday is a glimpse into my life via my iPhone the last few weeks!

ONE 


My bestie Allison is getting married and had the ingenious idea to have her bachelorette party at Disney World.  I was a little hesitant at first because I'm terrified of roller coasters, but I LOVE rides!  After defeating the 7 Dwarves Mine Train (AKA a baby coaster), I can say that I've checked roller coasters off of my to do list for the next 10 years and will stick to my kiddie rides (though I would like to humble brag that I rode the Mine Train 3 times and once with hands up....hahahaha!) 

PS--if you are ever at Disney...be sure to dress up like a Princess.  The workers will call you your highness all. day. long. and it is amazing.

TWO 

Have a husband who needs a zombie sleep mask?  Get yours HERE!
Since I haven't been feeling 100% due to IC, I'm basically operating Farm to Fête from my bed a few nights a week.  Due to this, Muffin has taken to wearing an eye mask in his sleep.  He doesn't understand why the dogs and I find it completely disturbing.

THREE


I got to meet my goddaughter this week and it was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  It was so hard to only meet her via pictures for these first months since she was born!  Miss Lula is an angel baby...I could just eat her up I love her so!

FOUR



I celebrated my 29th birthday this week.  I can't believe it is my last year in my 20's!  It was a quiet birthday filled with godbaby snuggles, cupcakes, and champagne with family.  It was just what I needed to ring in my next year of life!

FIVE


To celebrate my birthday I'm offering a 50% discount on all invitation design orders in the Farm to Fête shop!  Hurry now, because the offer ends on February 8th!  Use coupon code: BIRTHDAY29

Happy Friday everyone!


This post is linked with (AprilKarli AmandaTifAndrea, and Rebecca) for Five on Friday!