Monday Musings….

We love to find new things or interesting takes on ideas,. Here is our five favorite things of the week….

This Succulent Treasure Candy Box is a great gift idea for someone who loves plants.

I have been looking at homemade water fountains for my yard.  I have been wanting to buy one but not spend the money.  These look like good solutions.  My favorite is the teapot one.

This Food Jar would be great for my teenage daughter who does not want hot lunch from the school. She could take her own from home with this jar that keeps food hot for 8 hours.

Here are some Easy Homemade Pest Control Recipes for your gardens.

I have a couple of the these Vintage Caddy Barware sets but ran across this one, loving it would be fun to put on table at a barbecue with ice tea.

World Cup Starts Today

World cup starts today, a lot of games will be played and only one will reign the winner.   We went to the World Cup when it was in Brazil and it was one of the most fun events I have attended.   This year while watching from home and maybe a few of the bars showing the World Cup, I want to challenge myself and try and plan my menu or meal around who is playing that day.

So far I have planned, we will see how these turn out.  I am having fun finding recipes that will work.  Hopefully by the time World Cup is done I will have tried several dishes from all over the world.

Saudi Arabia-Al Kabsa (Saudi Rice and Chicken)

Spain-Spinach Tortellini Soup

Egypt-Basbousa (Egyptian Almond Coconut Semolina Yogurt Cake)

Australia-Mushroom Breakfast Tarts

Iceland-Icelandic Rye Bread

Denmark-Danish Split Pea soup with dill

Germany-German Potato Salad

Switzerland-Honey and Thyme Grilled fish

England-Deviled Egg Sandwiches

Belgium-Belgian Fries

Tunsia-Cucumber Salad


If you want to join along, post  your recipes in the comments.

Craft Day

Today I am getting together with my mom and Aunts to look at new ideas to craft.  I have been fairly active lately working on jewelry and wanted to share a few pieces I am working on and have completed.

This one I am still working on but used a large patina leaf with a dragonfly, copper chain and doing a beading of these beautiful green gold beads.

This big chunky gold chain with a blue druzy pendant.

This is two necklaces.  First one is an opaque seashell with opaque beads on a silver chain.  The second is a silver chain a tassel that I added some beads and silver findings too.

Outing: A Vintage Flea in Aurora Oregon

Last Friday we went to A Vintage Flea Market in Aurora, Oregon at Margie’s Farm & Garden.  For $10  you get early admission, 2 drink tickets for beer, wine, or soda and they had a table full of food.   They had live music, the singer was wonderful.  Then you get to peruse the booths, these are filled with vintage finds.   I found a Frankoma double sided gravy boat that I am in love with.  I also found a really sweet cat creamer.

Half of the room is the vintage and the other half the nursery.   The plants were gorgeous and I picked up a few things for our backyard.  Prices at the event were very fair and we will definitely be going to their next event. Worth checking out.

Monday Musings….

We love to find new things or interesting takes on ideas,. Here is our five favorite things of the week….

I need these for my backyard decorative mosquito deterrent , citronella hanging coil

I played with these when I was a kid, now you can create your own reel viewmaster

Here is a DIY Monstera Plant Leaf Wall Art that uses simple embroidery, which is something I would love to learn.

I love purses, they are one of my favorite things.  This bright yellow purse is so sunny in charm I think I need it.

There are a lot of unique necklaces on TheRockStarGoddess Etsy site, but some of the amethyst are my favorite.