Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Prettiest Vintage Christmas Photo!

Hello to all my crafty friends! I'm currently resigned to blogging from my Ipad and was having trouble uploading photos here, but finally figured it out (happy day!!) I must admit to being a bit of a Pinterest addict. Yesterday I was browsing and came across a gorgeous vintage photo. This lovely girl decked out in her seasonal finery would be the perfect accent for our Christmas creations! I adore the soft blue hues and that little spray of holly berries she's clutching beneath her cozy furs. I would like to give credit to the original source, but unfortunately was unable to trace it despite all my efforts. I hope this will inspire you as it has me. I wish you the most wonderful of  days and happy crafting!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Easy Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Hi! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Though I'm still not able to sit at my craft desk, with help I am still enjoying creating in my kitchen. My slow cooker has become my go- to appliance in the past few months. This week we feasted on this hearty lentil soup served with cornbread and a crisp salad. The perfect supper for a chilly fall evening. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did! Sending wishes for a lovely autumn day! 

                                    Easy Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

3 cups lentils, rinsed and picked through
32 oz veggie broth
3 cups water
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cups carrots, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large russet potato, diced
4-6  cloves garlic, minced
2-3 bay leaves (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Directions: Place all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on low 7-8 hours. Enjoy!