Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Washi Tape Orginzation

After moving into our new home, it was a goal of mine to have a designated craft space. I knew that organization had to be a top priority, because although we had moved into a larger home (you guys remember my 600 sq. ft. starter cabin right?) there is no stand alone room as an office/craft space. Which meant my craft space would also double as a guest bedroom and possibly a workout room. I wanted the space to be easily cleaned when guest were due, but also convenient for crafting.

I started with my Washi Tape...
I, like many crafters out there, bought those large clear plastic hardware/fishing lure divider trays. At first I loved how it kept my washi tape organized, but I began to notice that I wasn't utilizing all the tape I had because it was a pain to pull out all of my trays every time I was creating my planner and I began running out of space when I bought new tape. I started to notice that I had open real-estate on the side of my bookshelf and wanted to figure out how to utilize that space.

*My Lightbulb Moment*
Create a way to display my washi tape on the side of my bookshelf.
What I bought?
3M Command Hooks & Precut Dowel Rods

I paid less than $10.00 for this system and I LOVE it!! It's out of the way, visible so I can see them to use, and it adds an element of d├ęcor to my craft space!

I hope you can use this idea in your craft space to organize your washi tape!!
If you organize yours in a different way, please leave a comment telling me what works for you!!

Thanks for reading & as always...Let the Seasons Inspire You!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

It's been a minute...

Hello all!

Wow, it has been too long since I have had the opportunity to type for my own purpose! I could pull out many excuses ; ) but I will wrap it all up into a tiny nutshell...it was all grad-school induced...and boy am I thankful that it is OVER! My brain has fully recovered and recharged. I am ready to get my creative spirit flowing again. There are many things I can't wait to share and all the changes that have occurred since my last round of posts.

I'm still working out all of the fine details and where I want my blog to go, but what could be a better time of year to allow the *season* to pull me back?

Thank you for staying with me through the past two years and I can't wait to share everything again!

Blessings always.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gluten Free Cookies (From Scratch)

I'm excited to say that I have found/edited the most amazing recipe for homemade GLUTEN FREE chocolate chip cookies, using a rice flour blend!

After the first taste test my hubby was THRILLED to say the least. He'd been used to...boxed gluten free cookies! But the warm--gooeyness of fresh baked just couldn't be beat!

*Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies*

-Wet Ingredients-
1/3 c. softened butter
1 lg. egg
1 tsp. vanilla

-Dry Ingredients-
1 c. & 1 tbsp. Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend (with Xanthan Gum in the mix)
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cornstarch (it works, I promise)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chocolate chips (or a mix of what you enjoy)

In a medium mixing bowl (with a lid is best) combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt.
In a separate bowl cream butter and sugars until light in color and slightly fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Mix well. Slowly combine flour mixture until the dough begins to separate from the bowl. Fold in chocolate chips and place back in mixing bowl with lid. Place in the fridge for at least an hour or scoop into cookie size balls and freeze for later use.

After dough has chilled, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a non-stick mat on a cookie sheet bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is slightly gooey. Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet.