Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

When I'm craving tea and cookies you'll know about it right here. This weekend I was craving shortbread and decided to use Ina Garten’s shortbread cookie recipe. This is the same recipe I used in the post, Lavender Shortbread Cookies, except this time I baked Earl Grey shortbread. Yum!  The aroma of Earl Grey tea and shortbread is … Continue reading Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Drop Cloth Armchair Slipcover

Armchair Slipcover

So excited to share with you, the armchair slipcover I finished this weekend. It's been awhile since I've applied my sewing skills. After setting up my old sewing machine, I had to pause. How do I refill the bobbin? I'm really much better at painting. Below are before and after photos of an armchair that belonged to my grandparents. … Continue reading Armchair Slipcover

A Weekend Off To Relax And Regroup

Sometimes, I have to take the weekend off from my DIY projects to relax and regroup. I wish I had a spectacular life changing project to share with you, but I do have a few humble pieces of watercolor art and photography to share. Over the weekend I announced my exciting news on Facebook that I have a … Continue reading A Weekend Off To Relax And Regroup

Wall Organizer

How To Make A Wall Organizer

Finding new ways to stay organized can be a fun challenge. Let me show you how I made a simple wall organizer, to keep frequently used items at the ready. When I created the post, Organizing The Kitchen Pantry in January, I found these modern looking stainless steel clothespins as I was shopping for jars and baskets. The … Continue reading How To Make A Wall Organizer

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Last year I started a series called, "For The Herb Of It", with two delicious herb cookie recipes. Today, I have a savory herb recipe for chimichurri sauce to add to the series. My obsession with chimichurri sauce started month or so ago. The husband and I had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, where I had a … Continue reading Chimichurri Sauce

Mixing Patterns And Fabrics

Mixing Patters

I would never say, that I’m a pro at mixing patterns in decor. That’s why I love shopping at stores such as Pottery Barn. Their designers make someone like me, look like I know what I’m doing. My plan for the weekend, was to make throw pillows to coordinate with the new paisley patterned quilt and … Continue reading Mixing Patters

House Plants and Succulents

Succulents and House Plants

Succulents seem to be taking over. You see them everywhere, real and faux. So what's all the fuss about? After buying these four tiny succulents, I've figured it out. They're carefree, adorable and quirky. Hopefully they will be easy to grow as well. From what I've read, they require well-drained soil and only occasional watering. I can … Continue reading Succulents and House Plants

Almond Icebox Cookie Recipe | Thistle Key Lane

Almond Icebox Cookies

I have a love-hate relationship with cookies. Yesterday, I made cookies using my mom's old almond icebox cookie recipe. They were so delicious hot out of oven, and before I knew it, six had disappeared. I really love them but hate that I can't stop after eating one.     Almond Icebox Cookie Recipe ½ cup butter 1 cup … Continue reading Almond Icebox Cookies