Showing posts with label Etsy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Etsy. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easel Card Tutorial, Lemon Muffins recipe, and Homemaking Link Up Weekend

Who loves a great card tutorial?  I do!  I've recently really been getting back into card making more as I'm anticipating an upcoming scrapbooking retreat! This Easel Card is so easy and fun to make---I'm trying to find a good reason to make a whole bunch more!
Start by cutting a 12x12 piece of card stock into thirds so you have 3 pieces that are 4x12.  You will only be using one strip for the card so one piece of 12x12 will make 3 cards!  Score the paper at 4", 6" and 8".  I use the track of my cutter as a guide and use this bone folder from Martha Stewart to score my lines.
Fold the paper at the score lines and adhere one 2" piece to it's nearest 4" piece on the inside.
Stand up the glued piece to look like an easel.
Decorate the face of the card in your own creative way.
You can use anything you'd like to act as a "stopper" for the standing piece.  Buttons and foam-backed embellishments work great.  I used this cute typewriter key egg embellishment and was reminded of the Cadbury commercial where the bunny lays the Creme Egg!  I loved that commercial as a kid!!
When you've finished your card, why not send it to a friend and invite her over for tea and muffins? 

Lemon Muffins  (makes 12-18)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt 
2 large eggs
5 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Mix the dry ingredients together and then make a well for the remaining ingredients.  Mix until combined and spoon into muffin pans.  Bake at 375°F for 15-20 min. or until the muffins are light brown on top and done inside.  Let cool in pan for 5 minutes or so and then turn out onto a wire rack.  Yum!

Linking up with:
Bubbly Nature Creations Project Party Weekend 
Beverly's Pink Saturday 
Whimsical Wednesdays at AudraSilva.com

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Spring Giveaway Jubilee!!

Spring Giveaway 

I have been planning and waiting and waiting and planning for this day!  It's finally here---the first ever Giveaway Jubilee at Hope In Every Season!

Are you excited?? Me too!!!

Did you know that if you click that adorable button at the top of this post that you will be directed to more giveaways?  Yep, all month long!  If you're interested in entering more giveaways, or offering your own, please click the button and read all about it!

Here's my giveaway!  Just follow the steps below to enter to win!  I have 4 beautiful prizes for you!  Winner takes ALL!  (If you are visiting from Facebook and don't have a way to leave comments, just leave comments on this thread on FB)

Prize #1:  I made this gorgeous Spring Bird pillow just for my lucky giveaway winner:
 Prize #2:  I'm also throwing in a batch of my delicious and very popular homemade carmels:
Prize #3:  I've also commissioned a beautiful handmade doily from 12 year old, Lynzie:
Prize #4:  To top it off, I will add a $25 Gift Certificate to the Etsy store of your choice*:
Here's how to win...please let me know what you did in the comments below.  You can leave one big comment with everything or you can comment for each thing.  Doesn't matter...I'm doing it the old fashioned way and drawing names out of a hat!  PLEASE LEAVE LINKS so I can verify you've done these things!

1.  One comment on this post earns you ONE entry.
2.  Sharing this post via Facebook earns you THREE entries.
3.  Sharing this post via Twitter earns you THREE entries.
4.  Sharing the giveaway button on your blog earns you THREE entries.
5.  Blogging about this giveaway earns you FIVE entries.
6.  Becoming a follower earns you FIVE entries (what method are you using to follow?)

PLEASE make sure I have a way to contact you!  If you're not a blogger or you don't have your email displayed on your profile, use my contact button in my profile to email me your email address! Ha! :)

Have fun and please contact me with any questions!  Don't forget to visit any other giveaways that are linked (click button at top of post) and link up your own giveaways too!

*Some limitations apply regarding Etsy certificate.  You may not choose anything that contains profanity, vulgar sexual images, graphic yuckiness (like bloody, gory death stuff) or is Satanic in nature.  Other than that, the sky's the limit! :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Homemaking Weekend Link-Up! Pretend Tea Party!

My husband works nights and tonight I was feeling a little lonely.  So, I fixed myself up a pretty table setting and enjoyed a big pot of soup, a whole pot of tea, and a plate heaped with rich, creamy fudge !
Ok, true confession:  My husband DOES work nights...but I fixed the setting so I could show off my new soup tureen!  (Everything's actually empty and the fudge is wrapped up to send with my mom to work tomorrow!)  I found this neat Lefton soup tureen at Salvation Army recently for $2.00!!!  Our local store has a little room with extremely overpriced "antiques" (some of which are actually Dollar Store items that were made to look antique...but whatever...)  I saw this tureen in the window and knew it would be priced pretty high.  When I got in there, I saw that there was no price on it!  I asked the girl and she said $2.00!!  OKAY!!!  Oh, I should add that our family will not actually use this for soup---it's waaay too small for the 10 of us!  Instead, it will be our gravy "boat" this Thanksgiving...just the right size for that!

This pretty china set and (some of the) tea service was in a shop that my mom bought a few years ago. She gave it to me and I love using it!  I bought the pot and a few extra items on eBay.
Since I don't take milk with my tea, I thought Sam the Lamb would be a cute addition to the table!  I should also add that this "table cloth" is actually a flannel nightgown I made myself a couple years ago!  Ha!! That cracks me up! 
Here's a pretty sampler my oldest daughter made me last year for Mother's Day.  She's got such talent---especially for an 11-year-old girl!
Here's a couple new flavors of fudge I just put in my Etsy store tonight.  Here is Pumpkin Pie fudge and Mocha Almond fudge!  Are you interested in winning some?  Check out my giveaway here.  

It's time for another Homemaking Weekend Link-Up!  I'd love for anyone interested to link-up her homemaking posts today!  You can do more than one a week, if you'd like, and please make sure to take a button and link back to this page so others can visit as well!  The button is at the top of my sidebar!

Linking to:

Encourage One Another Link-Up @ Deep Roots at Home
Homemaking linkup @ Raising Homemakers
White Wednesdays @ Faded Charm
Vintage Thingie Thursday @ Coloradolady
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace & Crafts
Beverly's Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holly Hobbie Pumpkins and a Giveaway!

I've got two more of these cute blue Holly Hobbie pumpkins left in my Etsy shop if anyone wants one for the holidays!  Do you like giveaways?  Well then visit this page to see how you can enter my newest giveaway for a box of fudge or carmels!

Happy Blue Monday!  Linking here today:
Smiling Sally

Friday, November 4, 2011

Why I Need Another Baby! Pink Saturday

Let me show you why I need another baby:
Ok, so I'm partially joking...!!  Of course, I would be blessed, honored, and delighted if God saw fit to send more babies our way.  Our children are such joys---they are definitely God's greatest blessings and rewards! 

But, in addition to that, I REALLY WANT ONE OF THESE SHIRTS!!! I love the idea of putting Hannah's prayer for Samuel on a t-shirt---what a wonderful way to share the truth that children are a blessing!

I was just randomly searching Etsy listings the other day, looking for God to point out people he wanted me to feature on my blog, and I discovered Regan and Melody's shop, His Child Clothing.  I asked Regan to write up a little "About Me" dealie so I could introduce her and her daughter to my readers and encourage you to visit their shop.  

They've got the CUTEST little tops for toddlers, as well as several inspiring maternity shirts for the expectant mom who wants to share the truth of God's word regarding children with others around her. 
Surely, there are some of my readers who either know someone who is expecting or know someone with a sweet little toddler who would be blessed by this unique and God-honoring business!  Maybe you'd like to take a minute and visit their shop, give them a couple hearts, bookmark the shop for future or right now purchases...maybe even send the link on to someone you know who would also be interested!

Here's what Regan and Melody have to say about His Child Clothing:

"Our names are Melody and Regan and are a mother-daughter team. We started His Child in April of 2010 when we realized the need for maternity apparel that was devoted to God and His value of life. I (Regan) have more christian shirts than I can count, but when I got pregnant I couldn't find a Christian maternity shirt. At least I couldn't find one that wasn't sold beside a disgusting "knocked up" type of maternity shirt. Refusing to give money to someone who sold what they didn't believe in, we started making our own shirts.

Our belief is that the carrying and birth of a child is one of the most wonderful mysteries any woman is blessed to experience. A lack of stylish and modest clothing should not dampen the joy of this event. HIS Child’s purpose is to make pregnancy fun and fuss free as moms get ready for work, church, or just out to have fun. Our mission is to encourage parents and to honor the sacredness of life in a positive image and in a fun and stylish way.

The name HIS Child is based on John 1:12. “Yet to all who received Him (Jesus), to those who believed in His (Jesus’) name, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

Thank you for the opportunity to spread the word about His Child. It means a lot to us.

In Him,
Regan & Melody of His Child"

Let me just note that no goods or services were provided to me prior to publishing this post on my blog.  It is solely for the purposes of spreading the word about a business I respect!  Oh, and it's also a big SHOUT OUT HINT to my mom and husband...  :)

Happy Pink Saturday!  Be sure and stop by to see Beverly and the Pinkies at How Sweet the Sound!

Also linking with: 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pink Wrapped Nibbling Carmels

Hello!  Hope everyone had a lovely week!  It's my birthday weekend (Sunday I'll be 32!!) so I'm looking forward to a little pampering from my sweet family!

For today's Pink Saturday post, I thought I'd show off my first offering in a line of candies I'm selling through Etsy:
Pink wrapped carmels!!  Aren't these just the perfect thing to have alongside a plate at a tea party, stick into a holiday package, or keep in your purse for a little sweetness throughout the day?   I made these for my mom's candy store when she had it open and they were a big hit!  Visit my Etsy shop to order your made-to-order batch today!

Speaking of delicious goodies, I'm only days away from my next Weight Loss GiveawayCheck it out and maybe you could win a little something from me!

Have a great weekend and try to visit Beverly's Pink Saturday for more delicious PINKS!

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