My Gardner, aka my hubby, deserves all the thanks ~ we have beautiful gardens around our home including a vegetable garden, a winter garden, a picking garden, a memory garden and a 4th generation Zinnia garden.
There are about as many Spaghetti SauceRecipes as there are blades of grass.
We do enjoy trying a new Spaghetti Sauce Recipe now and again from our growing Cookbook Collection, and of course, still enjoying our ol’ favorites too ~ leaving many ‘dog-earred’ cookbook pages to enjoy again and again.
Which came first…the design, the recipe, the candle or the gift idea?
To tell you the truth I am not quite sure, my brain just functions that way ~ all the ideas all intertwining into each other, with each idea developing and unfolding into the next.
That’s how creativity works, in my brain anyway.
The ‘Apple Cider Donuts‘ Design was developed using our handmade wooden Baby Bundt Box (found here), ~ creating the design and then coordinating the inside of the box, and then adding a favorite dessert to make it giftable.
It’s always a feel good moment when you receive a compliment on your homemade recipes ~ shared by anyone, but specifically when ‘your people‘ give you a compliment….ya pay attention (…and try not to gasp, lol).
One of my Jr High School Teachers who happens to be my Neighbor, my Husband’s Sister ~ my Sister-in-law, and my Mom…..some of ‘my people’.
It’s just a given….when they are willing to pay a compliment ~ a Teacher, a Sister-in-law and your Mom ~ welp, it gives you a smile and you’ve earned it.
One of our ‘winter projects’ this year was to add more storage to our tiny kitchen.
Now this may seem like an impossible idea, because you see, I could stand in the center of the kitchen and touch the walls, cabinets and appliances with my arms wide open in all angles….but it’s not impossible with a little creativity.
What I love about creating for ToleTown (found here) (a membership painting group) is it stretches my already over-active imagination!
You see, Lorrie of ToleTown provides a topic for each month of the year ~ and then Decorative Art Designers create Art, Patterns and Video Lessons for each month and each topic for our Members to create!