A Little Winter Sunshine

Today’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, I thought in honor I would share some ways you can share a little sunshine with someone in your life, or bring a little sunshine to your life, with a little home decoration makeover.

Reuphoslstered ottoman

Watermelon straw hat

Fruit salad mason jars

Refinished mirror

Mason jar coffee bean storage

Hola shutters

Matte metallics bucket lights

Wood wine rack

Sedona wind chimes

Dresser knob jewelry hanger

Knit top footstool

Wall mounted bar

Color block shower curtain

Painted sneakers

Seasonal luminaries

Upcycled crate end table

Hanging macrame chair

Leather wall organizer

Tape picture frames

Negative space string art

Roman shades

Wood crate mirror

Illuminated constellation art

Pendant light birdhouse

What are your plans to add a little color and life to your home before the winter ends?

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Lots of Love

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, today I’ve got lots of fun createables and decorations you can try.

Falling hearts Valentine card

Ombre ‘love’ pillow

Heart trinket dish

Valentine’s mug

‘Hello Valentine’ shirt

Foxy cookie sandwich

Love letter frame

Candy confetti cookies

Coloring valentine cards

Felt heart wall hanging

Love bug cupcakes

Rock candy heart bracelet

True love trivet

‘Love’ t-shirt

Cross-stitch inspired Valentine pillow covers

‘Love Your Life’ pillow

Heart elbow patch

Bee buddies Valentine card

Valentine mug hug

Be my Valentine throw

Needle felted rainbow heart garland

3-D hearts card

Heart shaped bubble wand

Valentine’s treat bags

Owl be your Valentine

Heart barrettes

Heart string art

Mosaic heart art

Pop-up Valentine cards

How are you creating this Valentine’s Day?

Creative Quilting

In line with the fact that we’re in winter and it’s cold outside, today I thought we’d take a look at some quilts and quilt themed items we can make.

Quilts:

Crossroads quilt

Random flying geese quilt

Christmas ornament quilt

Mermaid quilt

Chevron design quilt

Raccoon quilt

Swirling stars quilt

Moroccan tiles quilt

Seafoam churn and dash quilt

Butterfly quilt and pillow

Twist and turn quilt

Zig zag quilt

Hexagon quilt

Child’s play quilt

Shirt pocket quilt

Quilt inspired projects:

Framed quilt squares

Quilted pot holders

Quilted phone cover and eyeglass case

Quilted stocking

Quilted jewelry roll

Quilted coaster set

Medallion quilted wall hanging

Quilted coat lining

Tulip table runner

Plat patchwork tee-pee

Quilted tote

Quilted pet bed

Patchwork duffle bag

Quilted fabric tote

What do you love to quilt?

Perfect Pot Pie

With as cold as it has been in much of the US, today I thought we’d take a look at some warm and filling pot pie recipes.

Turkey and Chicken:

Turkey pot pie with biscuits

Classic chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie with puff pastry

Chicken and artichoke heart pot pie

Chicken pot pie with ham

Tomato, corn and chicken pot pie

Curried chicken pot pie

Mushroom, marjoram and chicken pot pie

Lighter chicken pot pie

Chicken alfredo pot pies

Butternut squash chicken pot pie

Chicken ramen noodle pot pie

Beef:

Italian pot pie

Guinness pie

Italian beef pot pie

Braised short rib, stout and potato pot pie

Southwestern taco pot pie

Fish:

Spicy seafood pot pies

Shrimp and andouille pot pie

Shrimp pot pie

Lobster truffle pot pie

Lobster pot pie

Vegetable:

Winter vegetable red curry pot pie

Winter vegetable pot pie with cheddar biscuit topping

Italian white bean and kale pot pies

What are your favorite ingredients to put inside a pot pie?

Snowy Surprise

Since it’s the middle of winter I thought today we’d take a look at some snow crafts and decorations and a few treats too.

Snowflake wine box

‘Snowballs for sale’ door decor

Snowflake mason jar 

Watercolor snowflake apron

Winter to spring transitional wreath

Snowman page marker

Snowman canvas art

Snowman mason jar

Amigurumi snowman family

‘Let it snow’ wreath

Shadow box snow globe

Mason jar snow globe

Snow lanterns

Ski slope diorama

String snowman card

Snow lady pillow

Snow family bowls

Bundled up snow family

Snowman snow gauge

Snowman terrarium

Pom-pom snowman figurine

Felted snowman

Snowflake t-shirt

Cute sock snowmen

Snowman canister covers of felted wool

Snowman runner

Felt snowman hangers

Clay snowman

Snowy Treats:

Frozen banana pops

Snowman cupcakes

Marshmallow snowmen

Snowy marshmallows

Chocolaty melting snowmen

Meringue snowmen

What snow creations are you making?

Chili Cook-off

As we work through this winter season and head towards the big football game in a couple of weeks today I thought we’d take a look some chili recipes.  One of my favorite things to do is to make chili in a crock pot, which often leaves leftovers for another day and doesn’t require much work to make either.

Beef:

Cincinnati chili

Chunky beef chili

Texas red chili

Butterfield Stageline chili

Mexican chili

Southwestern meatball chili

Dragon’s breath chili

Vegetable:

Spicy vegetarian chili

Vegan white bean chili in a pressure cooker

Vegetarian chili

Vegan sweet potato chili

Paneer chili

False alarm chili

Vegetarian lentil chili

Turkey and Chicken:

Spicy turkey chili

Chicken chili

White bean chicken chili

White chili with cornbread

Instant pot turkey chili

White bean chicken chili

Chicken chili with hominy

White chicken chili rice bowls

Spicy chicken sausage, white bean and beer chili

Crock pot white chicken chili

Chicken fajita chili

Indian summer turkey chili

Turkey corn chili

Chunky chicken and chorizo chili

Other Options:

Chili verde with lime and cilantro cream

Roasted pork white chili

Lamb, bean and sweet potato chili

Caribbean pork chili

Beef and pork chili

Chipotle and cumin spiced sausage chili

What’s your favorite chili recipe?

A Perfect Day for Popcorn

Today I thought we’d take a look at some creative ways to dress up the simple popcorn kernel.

Sweet:

Carol’s caramel corn

Sweet caramel corn

Gooey caramel corn

Maple pecan popcorn

Butter pecan popcorn

Halloween popcorn treats

Mexican chocolate popcorn

Pumpkin spice popcorn

Cinnamon bun popcorn

Cinnamon toast popcorn

Butterfinger and cookies and cream popcorn

Frosted marshmallow popcorn balls

White chocolate popcorn balls

Chocolate popcorn brittle

Warm spiced vanilla popcorn

Macadamia butter crunch popcorn

Savory:

Cheese pizza popcorn

Pizza popcorn

Cheddar cheese popcorn

Popcorn with herbs de provence and asiago cheese

Cheesy garlic popcorn

Cajun popcorn

Popcorn balls

Spicy sesame popcorn

Spicy siracha popcorn

Truffled popcorn

Maple bacon popcorn

Popcorn with rosemary infused oil

Zippy Italian popcorn

Hickory and Gorgonzola popcorn

Bacon jalapeño popcorn

What are your favorite popcorn recipes?