Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Rice Bags

I just added a bunch of new rice bags to my Etsy shop. The weather is getting colder and it's the perfect time to start making use of these bags. If you're not familiar with rice bags, they can be heated in the microwave and used for aches and pains, to keep warm, or to toss into your bed at night. They can also be kept in the freezer for "boo boo bags."
 
I have loved using these bags since I was a kid, and all the adorable prints make them even more fun. They're reasonably priced and would make great gifts and stocking stuffers.
 
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Scripture Paintings

 "Fruit of the Spirit"
"Psalm 139:14"
 
I know there is nothing complicated at all about these scripture paintings, but I'm having a lot of fun with them. Doing the lettering, and masking it out is incredibly tedious, but I'm loving the outcome. "Fruit of the Spirit" is 12 by 16, and "Psalm 139:14" is 11 by 14. I want to do some even larger.
 
I was inspired to do these paintings from a love of wood signs done in a similar style. I was looking into making my own signs (which I still may do at some point) but got the idea to do paintings instead. I just love them. And they look spectacular framed. So, they can be more of an elegant addition to home decor, compared to a wood sign. It just all depends on what style you like.
 
Here's an example of one I framed for myself:
 

Anyway, I have prints available of all 3 of these paintings, and I will list some originals soon. I may even take some custom orders.
 
Hope you're having a great week!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chocolate Macaroons

I made these delicious chocolate macaroons last week and promised on Facebook to share the recipe soon. So here it is:
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup organic shredded coconut
1/4 cup organic melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons organic maple syrup
1/2 organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
 
First mix the shredded coconut and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Then add all the other ingredients and mix well. Form approximately 10 balls using a tablespoon and place on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Store in the freezer.
 
These are fantastic because they're gluten free, vegan, and you can play with the recipe. If you're allergic to nuts, omit them. You could also add more nut, or add flax seeds or chia seeds, just whatever you like. They're super good!
 
Definitely try these! :)