homeade marshmallows

on 10.12.12

Martha Stewart is my surrogate mother. Everything I know, I learned from her.   I love the idea of
cooking, but not so much the actual act.  Same with baking, I love the smells that waft through your
house, the memories that you make with your children, and of course the deliciousness that follows,
but I don't love the actual doing.  That's where Martha comes in.  I discovered her when I was about
20 years old.  I was instantly smitten, with everything she did.  It was like magic, as if she read
my mind.  The baking and cooking was really just a bonus.  She took something that I found
boring (baking) and turned it into an art project.  Now I not only baked out of necessity, but also
for the art of it.  Marshmallows are a great example of this.  Who wants artificial square marshmallows when you can have homemade snowflake ones!  Below are 3 recipes for homemade
marshmallows via Martha Stewart.  They make great gifts as well as goodies for your hot chocolate bar. I saw the episode where Martha and Kim Reiner made the chocolate covered marshmallows,
which she also used to make her homemade fudge, recipe here.  I have planned to make this for several years, but have yet to do it.   Maybe I will actually accomplish it this year?  Enjoy!

1. Snowflake Marshmallows     2. Candy Cane Marshmallows  3. Chocolate Covered Marshmallows


hOOt hOOt

on 8.12.12

Who doesn't love owls?

1. owl coir mat     2. owl gift card holder    3. owl ornament     4. wire owl
5. owl tea towel    6. owl cards      7. owl cards      8. owl cards

Christmas printables round up

on 4.12.12

Here is a round up of several great free printables.  I will definitely be making the DIY Anthropology gift tags seen below.  

flamingotoes ~ Gift Tags

Orange You Lucky ~ Gift Tags ~ more to choose from

The Black Apple ~ Gift Tags

Sharon Rowan Photo Design ~ Activity Cards
Sharon Rowan Photo Design ~ Coloring Page

Sharon Rowan Photo Design ~ Goodie Bag Tags

Sharon Rowan Photo Design ~ Gift Tags

Rambling Renovators ~ Print

Balancing Home ~ Print

Balancing Home  ~ Print

Mommy by Day Crafter by Night ~ Gift Tags

Sass & Peril ~ Gift Tags


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

on 3.12.12

I love nature, fresh greenery, white and simplicity when it comes to decorating for Christmas. 
This mood board reflects just that.  Can't wait to try make the waterless snow globes seen below.
1. car   2. wooden tree  3. chalkboard
4. kitchen tree  5. snow globes
6. pine tree  7. calligraphy font
8. noel


Impossible Project Advent Calendar

on 2.12.12

Have you ever heard of the impossible project?  Do you remember exactly what you were doing when Polaroid announced it wouldn't be making instant film anymore?  Well some really smart people got together and purchased the old polaroid equipment, worked hard to get them working again, and figured out how to produce several of the films, and it has grown from there. They call it the impossible project.  So this December they are counting down the days to Christmas with special offers and or giveaways for each day.   Check it out here!


A golden start to the Holidays!





Lovely December

on 1.12.12

I have lost my way.  I have been a bad blogger, I haven't done much with my camera, and I am still working on my autumn video project.  I have several pictures from this summer that I wanted to post but haven't.  I never finished my 2012 photography project.  I am disgusted, what am I to do.......
My blog was intended to be a space where I could collect the things that inspire me, as well as my photos and projects.  Those things continue to happen, but I just never get around to posting it. So I have decided that I will post something everyday this December so that 2012 isn't a total loss. Maybe the 31 days of blogging will help to create a new habit.
So what better way to start of December than with the holiday issue of Subtle Revelry!  Enjoy. Read here.