Monday, August 3, 2015

Rainy Days DIY

I don't know about you, but where I'm at it's been pretty rainy lately. Rainy days can either be cozy or kind of dull and dreary. Here's a couple things I've done while stuck inside.

First off, I made red velvet cake bon bons. 
They are so tasty and very easy to make. (And great with your cozy coffee!)

Step one: Bake a red velvet cake. 
You can do this from scratch, but I just used a box mix. Let the cake cool. 

Step two: Crumble up that cake and mix in some cream cheese icing until it gets to a good consistency for forming bon bons. 

Step three: Roll little balls with the cake/icing mixture and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm. 

Step four: Melt some semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and spoon some chocolate on top of your bon bons. Refrigerate again. 

Step five: Enjoy your delicious treat with a cup of coffee and a good book. 

Recently, AC Moore had a sale on Lion Brand Landscapes yarn. I have marveled at this yarn every time I go into a craft store, but it was just too pricey for me. This yarn is so soft and shiny and comes in gorgeous vivid colors. I bought an armful of "Boardwalk" and decided to make a giant rainbow shawl. 

I love granny squares, so I'm making a half square for the shawl pattern. It's so much fun to watch the colors change and it works up pretty quickly. (If only the temperature outside would change faster as well!) 

Here's the pattern for the half granny square from:

It's so easy once you get going. And using a colorful yarn is sure to brighten up anyone's rainy day!

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DIY: Sea Salt & Rosemary Farmer's Cheese

Feel like you grew up on a farm with five ingredients! This cheese is so easy to make, you won't believe it!

Monday, July 6, 2015

aDiML: Fresh Blackberry Syrup & Crunchy French Toast

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Life can get pretty crazy sometimes. :)
But I want to share some delicious recipes and fun moments with you. So, I know this blog gives off a glitzy, flashy vibe but I also love love love homemade farm fresh kind of things!

(totes a country gal!)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Now On Bloglovin!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Five Flamingo Finds (Including a DIY!)

Hey there followers! Summer is in full swing so today's post features one of summer's most kitschy, iconic birds... The flamingo! If you're wanting a little Wonderland in your life, make your own Alice in Wonderland croquet set! Or make these adorable flamingo straws to sip lemonade by the pool! And if you just need a little more pink in your life, check out this fluffy throw pillow and chalkboard-inspired art!
But if you prefer to make something a little more personalized, follow this tutorial for DIY hand-print flamingo wall art! 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Polyvore Inspired DIY: Hemp Bracelets

Boho & Leather

For this Polyvore Inspired DIY, we will be making beaded hemp bracelets. You can use your clipboard from the last DIY or use some tape to secure your hemp cords. 
These bracelets look great alone or multiple stacked!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Day in My Life: Greenville, South Carolina

Hello followers! I am currently typing to you from the mountains of South Carolina. I also am typing this on my phone, so hopefully the post is easy to read on a computer... (If not, I'll be sure to fix it when I get back to my laptop!)
Yesterday I got to take advantage of a little retail therapy in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. I thought I might show y'all what I got!
First off I want to let you know that I am a real foodie. If I'm out if town, it's guaranteed that I'll buy food at some point. So, I just had to stop in Greenville Jerky & Vine, a specialty shop for all kinds of jerky and wine. They had so many flavors and meats to choose from, along with wine and various local foods. I love curry, so I went with Lawless Jerky's Japanese Curry beef jerky. And man, is it good. I will have to ration this bag for sure. (
Next is Poppington's Gourmet Popcorn. Look how cute it is! Paired with the scents that were coming out of their shop, how could I resist? These little sample baggies were only a dollar, and great for tasting all the flavors or bringing home to your friends from your trip. They make the popcorn right in the shop, and it's a feast for the eyes as well as your mouth. (
The last food item I bought was loose leaf tea from The Spice & Tea Exchange. We have one of these shops in my hometown, but I can't help but stop in. I love loose tea and spices and salts in jars. I also bought a tea strainer so I could have some tea during my trip. I purchased Rose Mint, Pear Caramel, and Ginger Turmeric. They are white/green, black, and herbal teas and they smell amazing. I can't wait to taste them. (
Lastly, I bought these leather rings from Ten Thousand Villages. They are a unique shop that sells handmade items from around the world. Most items have a tag that say where they were made. I went for these lovely leather rings. They are made of a thin, rigid leather and decorated with bright patterns. I bought an extra one for a friend of mine who has a metal allergy. They are super cute and go with the whole bohemian look that is in right now. (

And that's everything I got from lovely Greenville, South Carolina! Thanks for reading!