Thursday, March 31, 2011

:: “Grew” Some New Blooms ::

Well….I didn’t really “grow” any new Blooms…I rolled them out, cut them and baked them etc! Hi everyone….I hope some of you had sunshine today. We did not. It was gray, dreary & misty. A good day to work on inside projects.

I created some new Spring bowl fillers. I don’t have any of these up for sale yet, I didn’t make them in a very huge quantity. These were just trial runs to see how they would turn out. Fillers are fun to make for all seasons…but these Spring ones have really been a blast!

Here are my new daisies and honey bees.These bees are larger than the other ones I make.

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These are “Bitty Blooms”. They are tiny…and would be so fun to sprinkle in amongst any candle or display.

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Here is a bunny I got today from Primitive Treasures. Love this little guy…I thought one of the “Bitty Blooms” would look cute sitting beside him. :)

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These are my “Button Blooms”

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Just whimsical and fun Blooms~

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You can’t help but love the colors of Spring. So cheerful~

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And my “Big Blooms”. So fun to make!

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Well, that is what I have been up to! Still haven’t decorated our house for Spring yet. Just a few touches here and there. I guess I should Spring clean before I decorate though….details…details…

Before I go I wanted to let you know about a wonderful giveaway that my sweet friend Dana is having. You could be the lucky winner of one of her handmade primitive wax lambs…gathering basket and grass included! Click HERE to head on over, become a follower & leave a comment! Her giveaway ends on April 3rd…Good luck!

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*Photo above by Dana*

With all of us so anxiously awaiting Spring I thought this quote was cute and true.

“Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.”  ~Terri Guillemets

Until next time, take care.




Wednesday, March 30, 2011

:: All Roads Lead Home On Etsy ::

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic day! The sun is shining off & on, & it is still chilly. Patiently waiting for Spring to arrive. I know officially the calendar says it is Spring. But Mother Nature hasn’t gotten that memo yet! At least not in our neck of the woods!

I wanted to let you know that I opened an Etsy shop! I had activated my Etsy about a month or so ago but just now had time to add a few items to it. I will be adding more as I go along!

I hope you will stop on by and take a peek. You can even “heart” my shop if you would like! I would appreciate it! Thank you in advance for paying me a visit!


I hope you all have a wonderful day doing what you love, loving what you do! :)

Found this beautiful quote and thought I would share~

"Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as heaven whispers, "Do you like it? I did it just for you." ~ Max Lucado

Until next time, take care.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

:: Our Spring Harvest Table ::

It was cold, dreary & snowy here today. Not very Spring-like. But I decided I would add some touches of Spring to our harvest table.

Loving my new crate and wool runner from Nelly’s Nest. I knew RIGHT where they were going when I bought them!


My favorite resin rabbit.


Excited to finally be adding some Spring greens to my crocks!


Love decorating with angel vine.


Cinnamon, spiced, grungy eggs from Aunt Patty’s Attic



So, even if it isn’t Spring outside I can make it look like Spring inside! They are calling for more snow in the next few days. I hope to get a little more decorating done tomorrow….the power of positive thinking! :)

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Until next time, take care.







:: Make Do Shoo Fly Screen ::

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! We are getting…….Snow! Our 6 year old son Alex was supposed to have his first soccer game today. The look on his face when we told him it was cancelled…… yep, complete sad face. Hopefully this is the last we will see of the white, fluffy stuff. It isn’t sticking so that is good. But seriously, there are robins everywhere and the trees have green buds!!

I know I have shared a version of this project on my blog before, but just in case you missed it. Here is a new updated version. Some of you may have made these make do shoo fly screens before, but for those of you who haven’t…enjoy! It is an easy fun project!

Start with an antique strainer, I have no trouble finding these at antique shops, Goodwills & even garage sales. None of mine have been very expensive.

MAKE SURE you get a strainer with the removable handle! You do not want to try and remove the kind of handle that is fixed to the strainer! Remember…this is supposed to be an EASY and FUN project! :)


Here it is with the handle popped off


I took a plain wooden knob that I bought at the craft store. Painted, sanded & stained it. I chose green, obviously you can choose any color. I have done red, brown, mustard etc! Any color looks great!


Then, you will want to pre-drill a small hole in the knob, don’t drill too deep or you will drill through the top of it.


Then, using a black screw secure it to your screen in the middle.


And VoilĂ  you have your very own shoo fly screen!


Add a pantry cake underneath, place it on your doughboard or in any primitive display. The best part is that it was an old, antique strainer so it is already wonderfully rusty and worn! No distressing needed!


Here are some other strainers I have used.

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Have fun with it!

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Those last three photos I was having a little fun with photo editing! I added some textures and color effects! Fun to play around with!

I hope you all try this if you haven’t already! Next time you see an old strainer don’t just walk on by it. You can make it into something else! Just make sure it is one with the removable handle!

“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” ~Barthold Georg Niebuhr

Until next time, take care.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

This post is all about YOU! I want to send out a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for all of the orders that I have received for my Spring salt dough bowl fillers! I was overwhelmed in a good way by the response! This past weekend I cut, rolled and baked over 400 flowers! I am truly blessed and very thankful to be busy!

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I am packaging every order with TLC…

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Quite a few orders have already been shipped out so be watching your mailboxes!  Working on more today…..! :)

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What more can I say but Thank You! I am going to get back to packaging and shipping. I hope you enjoy your Spring bowl fillers as much as I enjoy making them for all of you!


I found this Spring quote and just loved it, thought I would share.

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~Author Unknown

Until next time, take care.



Sunday, March 20, 2011

:: Welcome Spring ::

Hello friends! Welcome Spring! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy Spring to the fullest! A time to start fresh, with a clean slate and the promise of new beginnings! Embrace it!

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“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”  ~Hal Borland

Until next time, take care.


Friday, March 18, 2011

:: All Roads Lead Home On Facebook ::

Hello everyone! I just wanted to pop on quick and let you know that I have started a Facebook page for All Roads Lead Home! If you have a Facebook account I invite you to stop on by and “like” my page!

On my Facebook page I always post a link to any new blog posts that I have made. I share photos, inspirational & motivational quotes. And any fun and interesting links that I like! Favorite blogs, websites etc. It’s all just for FUN!

I hope you will join me!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! Enjoy!

Until next time, take care.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

:: Spring Open House Sneak Peek ::

Hello everyone! I am taking a quick break from creating salt dough goodies to give you an all access pass to Nelly’s Nest Spring Open House! If you are local you DO NOT want to miss this! So many wonderful antiques, folk art, handmade soaps, bowl fillers, herbs…. how about instead of trying to tell you…...I just show you!? LOTS of photos~ Enjoy~

Come on in


Wool acorns adorn a real forsythia bush


More acorns in wonderful Spring colors


Folk Art Vegetables


Love this crate


Fresh herbs all throughout the shop





Salt dough bowl fillers…Look familiar?? They are mine! Yay!  Thanks so much Janelle for carrying them in your shop!



Shoo fly screen, Sugar Cones & Pantry Cakes


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Check out this unique tote & folk art rabbits




Butter Churn….you know you want it!







Handmade soaps & hand creams. They smell amazing!





Handmade pottery soap dishes


So how did you like the sneak peek!? Didn’t I tell you that it was amazing! SO worth the trip!! Stop on by and if you saw something you just have to have get there early! I know my post is loaded with photos…but there is SO much more that I didn’t show! Bring a friend and come shopping!

Friday March 18th 12:30-8:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00.  While you are there stop by & see Nelly’s Nest’s neighbors, Simply Bungalow. They will also be open with their new finds!

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Time for me to get back to the salt dough factory (my kitchen). :) Have a wonderful night and weekend!

Until next time, take care.