musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sparkly Shiny Signs of Christmas Cheer

I LOVE decorating - if you've followed the ksyardblog for very long, or have visited the ksyardbird studio, or just know me - you already know this fact.  I love putting things together; rearranging them until the overall effect strikes a balance in my eye and brings a smile to my face.   Holiday seasons are an added bonus to this 'hobby' - changing my home's decor from one season to another, or one celebration to a different one is Awesome!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bring on the Eggnog!!!

I LOVE eggnog season:-)


Blinging in the Holiday Season

Nope - not a typo!  I really do mean 'blinging.'  The ksyardbird Studio has been full of shiny stones, sparkly crystals, shimmery this and shimmery that. . . not to mention, lots of laughter, fun, and good ol' fashioned Snoopy-style frolilc:-)

There has been more jewelry made and more treasures leaving the studio than ever. . . How about a peek into what's been making its way across my worktable and into people's stockings (that is, for those blingy trinkets that aren't worn right on out the door. . . )

Earrings - with crystals. . . .

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Not Your Granny's Crannies

I LOVE cranberry sauce, and I'm not talking that jelly stuff out of the can (though I have been known to eat it straight out of the can. . . but that's a whole other story). A few years ago we were planning a small family Thanksgiving and while deciding on a menu, I mentioned cranberry sauce.  All I got were groans from the other contributors. It was a consensus, we didn't want canned, and we didn't want celery, and, well, we just simply weren't into traditional.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Yes. Broccoli as Comfort Food

I like broccoli. Would I consider it comfort food?  Not really. . . But Hubster had a broccoli-rice side-dish at a BBQ restaurant when he was traveling a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to come home and make one (that would be the broccoli thing, not the restaurant) of his own.  Once again, Hubster's come up with a winner!