... THE FAUX FAE - Faux meaning an imitation - Fae meaning fairy = I'm a fairy wanna-be!

... Subjects to include: All things Romantic, French, Cottage, and Shabby Chic, my life and humor.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Red Velvet Brownies YUMMO!!!

I love all foods Red Velvet and I found a recipe on Pinterest for Red Velvet Brownies and I just HAD to try it out.    

I remember as a kid my mom made Red Velvet cake for me and I fell in love with the flavor!  Especially the Red Velvet Icing!  Mmmmmmm No, not that nasty cream cheese stuff everyone seems to think belongs on one of the BEST cakes in the world!  Actual COOKED Red Velvet Icing!  (Stay tuned for my recipe book in the future as I will be including the recipe in there.)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Adventures In Quilting Part 4

New update for my quilt! I have it pinned and basted and I'm now quilting it!  Yay!  I only have this pic of it so far. The thing is so HUGE though that I don't think I will have the patience to hand quilt the whole thing.  I think I will hand quilt the center (pictured below) and the sashes and all the solid blocks and machine quilt the log cabin squares.  We will have to see how long my hands hold out.  I have the beginnings of arthritis so there are some evenings that my hands just hurt to much to do any kind of crafts.  I go back to see my doctor next month and hopefully he will give me something to help with that.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Adventures in Quilting Part 3

Back to crafts! YAY! ROFL

Today I want to share with you a couple of flannel baby quilts I made for my grandbugs!  It's a real easy pattern too!

Aren't they the cutest???  And that's my fur-baby CupCake underneath!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Whitening Brightening Solution

So, I have used white shop towels in my kitchen for years.  It's really nice until they start getting stained and lose their bright white-ness.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Massage Lotion/Cracked Heel Cream

Today I have another DIY recipe, but this time it is my own creation - moisturizing cream.  We use it for back massages and also to help heal dry cracked heels in the summer from all the flip flop wearin'.

Homemade Laundry Liquids

I know that everyone seems to be doing this now but for those of you who know me personally, I thought my endorsement would mean more.  I originally found these recipes on “One GoodThing By Jillee”

I have been using the fabric softener for months now and I really like it.  Here is my version:

You will need one container (approx. 2 cups) of hair conditioner (the cheaper the better I always say.)
3 cups vinegar
1 Tblsp Downy UNstoppables (for scent)
6 cups hot water

That's it, not complicated at all.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Adventures in Quilting Part 2

The more I create, the more I realize that it’s a big part of who I am.  It seems to come so naturally to me, and makes me feel so “at home.”  I really need to figure out how I can make a living doing what I love to do!  It’s also a de-stressor for me, like reading is.  I travel to my own little world when I’m reading or crafting; very comforting.

I've been working on my quilt and I've made good progress Here is the proof: