Thursday, August 2, 2012

Taking a Chance


I'm taking a chance and hoping to succeed.  I bought a web address yesterday, and have now started to try to create my own website.  Having no web site creating skills I'd imagine this is going to take a while, with a whole lot of help from Angela & Angie, two of my good friends who do know what they're doing.

I have had this blog for a few years and have neglected it for some time now.  I opened an etsy account, just to not end up listing anything there because of the steps it needs to be complete.  Maybe it's time I take a computer class so I could actually figure this all out!

If you've found my site through a search, please be patient with me, it will be up and going soon.

I'd love you all to keep following through this blog, website, and journey.  And any tips you may have for me are most welcome.

Thanks bunches.
~Ilsa

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Shop Open

Well it's been QUITE some time since I've posted.  I've been busy.  Kids are back to school.  Hubby's working tons.  And the schedule is full.  But I finally have my small shed store up & going.  I'm only having it open the 1st weekend of every month, but it's been fun making & creating things to put in it.














Here are the pictures of what I have created.  There are vintage pillowcase aprons, reclaimed wood signs, wooden pumpkins, scented sweater pumpkins, and body scrubs of various scents.. hot cocoa & pumpkin pie spice to name a few.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Late Snow & Homemade Ice Cream

We finally had our real snowstorm... that we usually get in Dec/Jan.  Right after I started weeding my garden too.  I was going to get 1/2 of it done take a break for a few days so I didn't put myself in the pain I usually do by trying to do it all at once, however before I even got a chance to take a picture of the beautifully weeded and fresh dirt beds it snowed!  The kids missed a week of school had a few good days playing around in it and now thank goodness it's almost all melted.  I did however enjoy my first experience of making ice cream out of snow;  a recipe from my great grandmother that my dad shared with me.  You just use snow, cream, and flavored syrup (although I don't think the syrup was original to the recipe).  You slowly add the ingredients together stirring and adding little by little, and if need be add more snow (clean snow of course).

First thing they did as soon as they got out the door was roll the snow up into a ball to make a snowman.
Our dog Jack goes CRAZY in the snow.  He ran about 10 laps around the house in the couple minutes after he went out the door.. even though he's chest deep in snow.
The fastest snowman ever built I think.  I'm guessing it took them about 5 minutes to do this one.
The shed that my sign hangs on and the kids picnic table.
Mmm snow... just watch out for the yellow snow:( YUK!
She so confused why I keep asking her sister to get me bowls full of snow.
Homemade coconut ice cream... FROM SNOW!
Mix, put in freezer, then pull out and stir.  It was SO good!!!