Sunday, November 18, 2012

Disney Baby Feature

My little boots were recently featured on Disney Baby! I was shocked, and also answered my question as to why I had over 600 shop views in one day last week! It's a crazy time of year that's for sure. 

Here's the little blurp about my boots from

10 Must-Have Fall Boots for Baby

One of my favorite things about the colder season is that I get to buy super-cute boots for my Littles. I love them because they are easy for you to just pull on and go. And well, you don’t always have to find matching socks. But, no one has to know that. 
Keep those little toes warm with some of the cutest handmade boots around.

Mix and Match Fabric Boots

More into trendy style? The chevron fabric boots are the perfect pair.
Buy them from Averylee Kids

So Sweet Crocheted Boots

It doesn’t get much sweeter than a simple crocheted bootie. But seriously – how adorable are these? I wish they came in my size. Perfect color to go with all your fall colors.
Buy them from Crochet Valley

Glamour Girl

The perfect boots for the holiday season. Everyone loves a little cheetah print topped off with adorable red roses.
Buy them from Jani Baby

Rosette Cream Boot

A cream muslin fabric with a simple brown rosette defintes a perfect hued boot for your baby.
Buy them from Joyful Girl

A Classic Boot

Perfect for a little girl or boy – a classic corduroy in a color that matches your Fall wardrobe.
Buy them from Totally Tootsies

Just The Cutest

These black and white baby boots aren’t just oh-so-cute they are cozy too! The entire lining is fleece and the outside is a very soft woven wool. The button detail are the perfect topping to this super-chic patterned boot.
Buy them from Boots by Becca

Friday, November 16, 2012

Master Bathroom Re-Do

In our master bathroom we have a separate little room for the toilet. I've never really thought of this as a room, but I decided that it was dull and depressing and needed some help. Here's the before and after:


First the room need a fresh coat of paint. I used a really light blue called "Morning Jog". 

For the flower vase I took an empty oatmeal container and wrapped it was Jute and glued it a bit along the way. Then I put together the cabinet I bought from Target. I had tried painting some curtains a few weeks ago, but it didn't turn out how I thought, so I used a piece of that curtain for the back of the cabinet for a little spunk. Added some knobs, a toilet seat cover and a soft rug and called it good. 

Another room done!

The Bijou Market

I was lucky enough to be a vendor at the Bijou Market this weekend. I've had the jitters for months getting ready for this event and building up an inventory while keeping up with online orders. Here are a few pictures of my little set up:

Now that this is over, it's time to gear up for the Christmas rush! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup water
1/3 canola oil
1 cup Andes mint baking chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, flour, water and oil. Mix until combined.
3. On a greased baking sheet, place balls of dough. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
4. In a microwaveable bowl place the mint baking chips. Put in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, put in for 15 more seconds and stir. Take a small spoonful and pour over each individual cookie. Let them cool to have the chocolate harden.


Sweet Potato Casserole

The holidays are coming, so it's time to get festive. I am a sweet potato lover, and this casserole does just the trick. And it has less than 200 calories per serving. Can easily be doubled for big family dinners! Servings: 4

Sweet Potato Casserole
2 large sweet potatoes
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dried cranberries (you could use dried apricots or dried cherries, or both!)

1. Wash and peel 2 sweet potatoes and quarter them. 

2. Place the sweet potatoes in dutch oven or sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. Drain and then mash. 


3. Place in a large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites, syrup and vanilla. Let the potatoes cool slightly and stir in the egg white mixture. 


4. Grease a loaf baking dish and transfer the potatoes. Combine the pecans, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. 


5. Add the dried cranberries and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Bijou Market

I am so excited to be selling my little boots at this market next weekend! If you're going to be in town, please stop by and check out all of the amazing products! Get your Christmas shopping done early! Can't wait. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Avalanche Bark

I got this recipe from a friend at a church activity, and there is no going back. I brought some home to my husband, and after 3 long days of resisting the temptation to make some, I finally gave in. 

Avalanche Bark
1.5 lbs of melting white chocolate
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
5 cups of marshmallows
1-1/2 cups of chopped chocolate chips

1. Grease a baking sheet and set aside. Also make room in your refrigerator for the baking sheet.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, put in you white chocolate. Put the bowl in the microwave for 1 minutes on high. Take out and stir. Put back in for 30 seconds on high. Stir. Put in for 15 more seconds on high and then stir until the chocolate is completely melted and no more lumps remain. 

3. Stir in the peanut butter. Mix until the peanut butter is completely combined. Since the white chocolate is still hot it should mix pretty well. 

4. In a large bowl pour in the Rice Krispies. Slowly stir in the melted white chocolate and peanut butter mixture. 

5. Let it cool for a few minutes. Then stir in the marshmallows. 

6. Mix in your chopped up chocolate chips. Pour and spread out on your greased baking sheet. Put in the refrigerator for at least an hour to harden. 

7. After it has hardened in the fridge, break it up into small chunks and serve!