March 12th, 2014
Some lovely initial necklaces in Wisteria ordered for a wedding later this month, so sweet and thoughtful!

Some lovely initial necklaces in Wisteria ordered for a wedding later this month, so sweet and thoughtful!

March 8th, 2014
Little cards I am now including in all peapod orders. Special Mother’s Day cards are coming soon too.

Little cards I am now including in all peapod orders. Special Mother’s Day cards are coming soon too.

March 7th, 2014
What’s this pile of mysterious loot? Just a bunch of new penny bracelets waiting to hit the shop!

What’s this pile of mysterious loot? Just a bunch of new penny bracelets waiting to hit the shop!

February 28th, 2014
I really hope I never get tired of these, I love the enameled pennies so! Worked on getting some fresh pictures of them in the shop today https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyAccessories?section_id=6733570

I really hope I never get tired of these, I love the enameled pennies so! Worked on getting some fresh pictures of them in the shop today https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyAccessories?section_id=6733570

February 24th, 2014
Restocked the shop with nesting pieces, just in case you are already thinking about Mother’s Day… https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyAccessories?section_id=5483667

Restocked the shop with nesting pieces, just in case you are already thinking about Mother’s Day… https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyAccessories?section_id=5483667

February 21st, 2014
Look at what I finally got around to making! You all have been asking for these for YEARS! They will be added to the shop soon.

Look at what I finally got around to making! You all have been asking for these for YEARS! They will be added to the shop soon.

February 19th, 2014
Another gorgeous birthstone peapod necklace shipped to a customer yesterday. Get your own here- https://www.etsy.com/listing/176446125/custom-birthstone-peapod-necklace-with

Another gorgeous birthstone peapod necklace shipped to a customer yesterday. Get your own here- https://www.etsy.com/listing/176446125/custom-birthstone-peapod-necklace-with

February 17th, 2014

Favorite Recipes: Sweet Potato- Peanut Bisque


{image from eatingwell.com}

I am finding that the more of a grown-up I am becoming, the more I am falling in love with the process of cooking, being in the kitchen, making things from scratch, and generally making things to eat for others and myself that’s healthy, nutritious, and most important of all DELICIOUS!

I have a few rules I hold myself to when making things to eat (most of the time). Those rules include fresh, organic, seasonal, and nutrition rich ingredients, using recipes with mostly already stocked ingredients, and are fairly simple to make.

I am a little bit addicted to finding and trying out new recipes. When needed, I can throw a decent meal together without any direction, but I REALLY enjoy relying on somebody else to tell me how to make something. Over the years I have amassed quite a collection of recipes, which I keep together in my Very Favorite App Of All Times (paprika) and among them I have rated my Very Favorite Recipes Of All Times.

I thought it only fair to start sharing some of these favorites right here on the blog. I know it’s not jewelry, but I’ve already been thinking for a LONG time about adding some more depth and posts to this little blog here, and sharing recipes is a great place to start.

As you may have suspected, the recipe I am sharing with you today is the soup at the start of this post, it comes from one of my very favorite recipe sources (eatingwell) (my others are cooking light, and… you guessed it, pinterest), and it keeps shocking me with how delicious it is every time I make it. In the colder seasons of the year I am known as a bit of a soup MACHINE, but when they keep turning out this good the members of my household know better than to complain.

Without further delay and/or rambling, I give you: Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque. Enjoy.

I’ve been in a terribly “beady” mood lately, and for me that’s very uncommon these years, so rather than resisting, I finally gave into it, which turned into me creating these whimsical and romantic enameled penny necklaces in large quantities over this past snowy week, and I don’t really see myself stopping making them any time soon. So I hope you like them, because I have plenty of stock to share.

I’ve been in a terribly “beady” mood lately, and for me that’s very uncommon these years, so rather than resisting, I finally gave into it, which turned into me creating these whimsical and romantic enameled penny necklaces in large quantities over this past snowy week, and I don’t really see myself stopping making them any time soon. So I hope you like them, because I have plenty of stock to share.

February 14th, 2014
Trying out a different edition of my Lucky Pennies, available online: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178607604/penny-for-your-thoughts-necklace

Trying out a different edition of my Lucky Pennies, available online: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178607604/penny-for-your-thoughts-necklace