Archives for December 2011

The Traveling Cookbook ~ Add A Pinch

Today's post comes from Robyn at Add A Pinch - She is our most recent The Traveling Cookbook blogger.  To follow the journey, visit HERE.   My friend Amy invited me to participate in a fun The Traveling Cookbook project and I couldn't wait to hear more about it. In a few days, she sent The Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook to me all wrapped up in a handmade bag with ribbons and bows. I have to admit I was a bit awe struck just in the unwrapping of the book and seeing the cute and special inscriptions from Amy, as well as from … [Read more...]

Santa Nutter Butters

Our next guest is a mama extraordinaire! Not only does she craft, travel, compete in triathlons and snowboard, she's also a REAL Orange County wife.  She's smart, fun and well, she's adding tons of sparkle to our Holiday Cookie Exchange.  We are pleased to introduce our next guest, Kelly from All About Kelly. Oh, and, don’t forget to link up your favorite recipe HERE. ~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* There's LOTS of holiday baking going on. But, sometimes, you just need to keep things simple (& kid-friendly). These … [Read more...]

Glitterizing A Vintage Picture

I promised a glitter project last week ~ do you have your glue bottles ready?  This is a fun DIY Project that will possibly get you back in touch with your inner finger-painting child.  It also a great gift idea or decor idea for the holidays! I was first inspired to do this project when I purchased a "glitterized" vintage picture at an antique store and bakery over the summer.  I found it at "Kathie's Finds" in Wayzata, MN.  I love it so much that I made it the centerpiece of my mantel.  Glitterized Vintage Pictures have a … [Read more...]

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

We are pleased to introduce our next guest, Cindy from Skip To My Lou. We love her motto, "Craft, Create, Celebrate"! She is an artist and a mom who loves to host parties and create from scratch.  She is definitely our kind of gal.  Please pull up a a chair, make a cup of coffee and linger over this recipe.  It's sure to inspire you to get "your bake on". And, don’t forget to link up your favorite recipe HERE. ~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* Peppermint meringue cookies make a beautiful {and yummy} addition to your … [Read more...]

Walnut Cups

We are so happy to have Elle from All Things Bright and Beautiful pulling up a chair and joining us at the table today. Elle a momma of two, just so happens to be the winner of a Mother's Tree Of Life necklace that we gave away on our blog not to long ago.  We last saw her at a Pop Up Shop where we had a table, with her new baby in tow.  Every time we wish we had longer to chat.  Although she says she might not like to share (her walnut tarts, that is!) we can assure you she is the most generous of heart.  She's the perfect guest … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Christmas Butter Cookies

We hope ya'll are enjoying the Holiday Cookie Exchange! We know we are.  Today we are over the moon to have  Rachel from A Southern Fairytale join us.  Not only can she whip up something delicious, but she is a southern belle with the kindest of hearts.  The recipe she is sharing, has us convinced that our children will love us more if we make these cookies a part of our traditions. Please join us and don't forget to link up your favorite recipe HERE. ~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* Do you remember your first Holiday … [Read more...]

Rum and Orange Scented Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Adryon from Adryon's Kitchen is with us today and she's sharing a special cookie recipe for our Holiday Cookie Exchange. Adryon is a wonderful example of the surprise of friendship we have found in the blogging community.  Kristin was at a blogger Christmas party and Adryon met her with "I know you! You were my boss at your coffee shop Jahva House."  It is a small world!  She is a great mom, with a life story that tells you...she is one special lady. We are so happy she is joining us today! ~Chris Ann & Kristin We'd love … [Read more...]

Chocolate, Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

Today we are happy to welcome Heather from to our table!  Heather is a seasoned hostess and party planner. Every party she throws is thoughtfully created, has a certain casual elegance about it and the food looks divine. Secretly, we hope to one day pull a chair up to her table and experience one of her parties in it's entirety...especially if these cookies are offered with coffee. ~Chris Ann & Kristin Please share your favorite cookie recipe HERE at our link up Cookie Exchange. ********* One of my … [Read more...]

Glitter Inspiration

I just shared a post about our LoveFeast friendship and journey you can check it out here.  One night, in fact the night before I flew home, Kristin and I were up to late.  We had gone past the point of productivity and were sitting quietly side by side at the table, sipping wine, and drifting around on the internet and twitter.  From time to time, we would comment on something to each other and somehow we landed on this video of Pink.  It's so beautiful I wanted to share it!!  So artful, so inspiring! The future belongs … [Read more...]

It’s Like Glitter On Top Of Cupcakes

A couple of weeks ago I flew into Baltimore for an LoveFeast inspiration weekend with Kristin.  Spending an inspiration weekend together turned out to be just like we dreamed it could be when we started our LoveFeast biz and blog! We walked down the alley's of Baltimore and met in coffee shops with artists who just might show up in our LoveFeast Shop! We had lunch with friends at a table at the Golden West Cafe -- where our LoveFeast journey began.  And went to a vintage jewelry pop up shop and to small boutiques … [Read more...]