Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fourth of July Finds

You might remember my post on the Fourth of July from last year.  We celebrate each year by escaping the desert heat and heading to my home state of Washington.  This year I thought I'd share some fun finds that will help you celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang!

American Flag Lumbar Throw Pillow | World Market
American Flag Jute Lumbar Throw Pillow found here

4th  of July  Miss Independence tshirt
Vintage Lucy's Miss Independence Tank for Women & Children found here

Crepe Paper Candy Baskets: Red White & Blue
Crepe Paper Red, White & Blue Snack Baskets found here

The Party Starter (Watermelon Tequila Cocktail) Recipe
Watermelon Tequila Cocktail found here
patriotic decorated doorway
Mini Flag Wreath & Banner Tutorial found here
Soludos® classic espadrilles
Soludos Espadrilles found here

Sunny Repose Dress found here

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Teddy Bear Cookbook by Tressa Hamilton

My husband calls her Grandma Cabin for she used to own a cabin in Iowa that he went to nearly every weekend.  Grandma Cabin, whose true name is Tressa Hamilton, is my husband's 97 year old grandmother.  

Grandma Cabin has twinkly blue eyes and when she laughs or is complimented her mouth forms a circle.  "Ohhhh..." she'll say smiling.  When telling a story she'll put her hand gently on your arm and lean in close.  Grandma Cabin loves to tell stories and share her poems.

Over the last few years, she has compiled her memorable stories and recipes into the Teddy Bear Cookbook.  These stories, featuring family and friends, have been a gift.  A little piece of history.  

If you would like a copy of the Teddy Bear Cookbook in pdf format, please email me at: