Thursday, July 26, 2012

new shop photos...

 Lots more pictures on our FACEBOOK page!  We will be open our usual...Friday and Saturday from 10-4~Come check out TONS of new treasures!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Trash to treasure....rainy afternoon craft...

Ok, this is not rocket science. Or terribly creative. Ok, it's probably a craft you did in kindergarten, but hey, I have an obsession with saving cans and bottles and all kinds of stuff that has the potential for cuteness.  My daughter, Olivia goes through about 4 cans a day of Pediasure and I hate throwing them away...sooooo...

peel off the labels and use a can opener to remove the whole lid {watch out for sharp parts}. If you have not hoarded pediasure cans for a month you can use veggie or soup cans too.
leftover paint, pretty fabric tape found here and some bits and bobs from my collection....use anything you have~

SEE!!! I told you they would be cute!  Go make some of your own!  How about making some with your kiddos for their school pencil holders?!  CRAFTING IS FUN and don't ya just love saving something from the trash!

Use them for vases, utensil holders ect. These are going on my desk for pens, scissors, gluesticks you name it :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Farmer's Market Summer Pasta Salad

 some of my Farmer's Market  bounty from this morning....gorgeous purple bell peppers...
 a stunning bouquet of sunflowers... and all the veggies I needed for my favorite pasta salad recipe.
 I use the term "recipe" very loosely as it is really just a two ingredient dressing and everything but the kitchen sink thrown in.  You can use absolutely any kind of veggies you like~I knew I wanted tomatoes and onions and when I saw the gorgeous purple peppers, I had to have some of those too.  Fresh cilantro goes in just about anything in my house so I grabbed some of that as well...yummy...

 Use whatever pasta you like, I prefer bowtie...1 bottle of ranch dressing and a little bbq sauce makes a unique and delicious dressing!

 Mix everything in one bowl and chill!   This salad lasts my little family almost a week and we have it with grilled hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, you name it!  I've been making this every summer for several years and it never fails to impress!                                                                                                                        
 For a light summertime dinner serve with a fresh tomato sandwich on sourdough bread.....TO DIE FOR!
"Farmer's Market Summer Pasta Salad"

1 lb. pasta of your choice
1 bottle of Ranch Dressing {add a little water to get it ALL out of the bottle}
1/4 - 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce
Fresh  veggies of your choice

Cook pasta according to pkg. directions. Drain and cool.   In the meantime, in a large bowl, combine ranch dressing and bbq sauce.  Add in chopped veggies.  When pasta is cooled, add to bowl and stir all ingredients together.  Chill for at least an hour {tastes best when chilled overnight}, serve and enjoy!
Try adding:  crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, radishes, chives, cucumber, black olives, corn or anything else that sounds yummy!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New shop photos...

Lots of my favorite kinda stuff at the shop this week~crusty, rusty, wonderfully weathered goodness!

Check out our FACEBOOK page for more photos!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

Hey everyone! Tonight I thought I would share my Lavender Bath Salt recipe with you. It couldn't be more simple and these bath salts smell heavenly and make a wonderful gift for someone special or yourself! Lavender is our signature fragrance at Nest and we always have some in stock whether it's individual scoops, mason jars filled with dried blossoms or our bestselling lavender-oatmeal soap and candles~we love it!  Make these soon and enjoy!
Ingredients: 1 cup epsom salts
                    1/4 cup baking soda
                    20 drops of lavender essential  oil
                    1 Tbsp. lavender flowers
Mix together and put in pretty packages or use right away!
*Keep away from heat and humidity*
When making this recipe for gifts you may want to double or triple the recipe~

Thursday, July 5, 2012

We will be open our regular hours this weekend**Friday and Saturday from 10-4!   Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day!