March 29, 2011

Only 3 more days....

Until my "scottie dog" Giveaway!

Join the fun today!

March 26, 2011

{Vintage School Card Fun}

 Vintage Flash Cards are so fun to use for
"altered art" & scrapbook projects!
Don't pass them up this Garage Sale Season! 

Stay Cozy & Create,

March 24, 2011

A Loyal Friend

 It looks like I am hooked on little "Scotties" lately!
After making my polka-dot Scottie plush for my  giveaway....
I made this primitive tea-dyed Scottie-Dog embroidered wall hanging too!
They are just so cute!
I just added this to my etsy shop  CottageCozyBoutique!

The Scottish Terrier is a lot of personality in a little body: brave, curious, feisty, and opinionated.
He's the only breed to live in the White House three times.

A dog who will want to watch TV with you and sleep in your bed! 

Please visit my giveaway post to be a part of the fun!
Stay Cozy,

March 23, 2011

It's Rednesday....

My Springtime Gif
Don't miss out on my Giveaway!
Little Scottie is ready to come to your home!
And the color "red" just had to be part of it.
I Red!
Link here to view my  Giveaway Post  and join the fun!

 Then pop on over and visit It's a Very Cherry World 
for some more "Rednesday" goodness!

Stay Cozy, 

March 21, 2011

A Giveaway for You!

My Springtime Gift

 In honor of my sweet little "best friend" puppy, Pearl, 
I have put together a doggone fun giveaway for you all.
I found some great fabric to make this cute standard size pillow case. 
Then using a cotton kitchen towel, I handcrafted a little "Scottie Dog" soft sculpture.  
I couldn't resist adding these Mary Engelbreit notecards too!

Thanks so much for including my blog in your 
list of blogs that you enjoy following! 

This giveaway is for all the wonderful  bloggers that have been followers here already...
and anyone that might choose to add this blog to their "follower" list today! 
Sign up to follow on the sidebar and then
leave a comment telling us all about your favorite dog or pet!

I will choose a winner on March 31st!
 Stay Cozy, Carrie

March 19, 2011

Fun Vintage Finds

Mod '60's Paper Mache Eggs  (Great for Easter!)

A Fabulous Red Leather Jewelry Box

A Pink Melamine Sugar & Creamer Set

Two Vintage "Poseables"

These have all been listed in either my ETSY or EBAY shops!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

March 18, 2011

{Spring Inspirations}

I have had the urge to create some
Spring & Easter decorations in my studio!

I have added them to my etsy shop...Cottage Cozy Boutique!

After all Spring has almost sprung!

March 17, 2011

{Irish Wishes}

 ♣ Happy St Patrick's friends!

Stay "pinch proof"... don't forget to wear green!

March 15, 2011

Cupcakes courtesy of Myldred!

A Carrot-Walnut-Raisin Recipe from my new kindred spirit....Myldred.

See This Post for the story!

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple in unsweetened juice, undrained
1 egg
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottoms only of 16 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. In large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  • In small bowl, combine oil, pineapple and egg; blend well. Add to flour mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in carrots, raisins and walnuts. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 22 minutes or until muffins are light brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. 
  • I added a cream cheese frosting!

March 12, 2011

An Easter Nest

I just completed this "Spring Fever" Easter piece!
The yellow and green combination just sung to me.

 The rustic nest is a perfect spot to hold a candle...
while a sweet little bird keeps watch close by...

This whimsical creation was added to my ETSY shop offerings today!

Spring is in the air

March 10, 2011

{I struck gold}

I just love this "jewel" I found on my recent trip to my
Goodwill Store...

It's an antique accordian file filled with delightful recipes!
There are wonderful old back to 1913!

Handwritten recipes on cards, envelope flaps....etc.
from the 1930's  40's and 50's!

One of the recipes was written on a sheet of personal stationary...
could these recipes all have belonged to Myldred?
Through vital records I discovered that she was born in 1897 
and died in 1984 at the age of 87!
She lived close to where my daughter lives now!

More vintage recipes she had collected were found
under the lids of Spry shortening containers...

Many of her recipes were cut out from 
newspapers and magazines!
What made her choose each one?

She even started this list of the hit radio songs of the day
from the Chesterfield Cigarette Radio Show 1944!

I just love looking through this treasure chest of memories and recipes...
glimpsing into bygone days....
What was Myldred  thinking as she chose her favorites and cooked for her family?
Did she have the same concerns, hopes and dreams as we do today!
I feel honored to hold each piece in my hand admiring her hand writing
and reading her suggestions and instructions!

I can't wait to get starting cooking & baking 
from this wonderful collection!
Thanks, Myldred

March 5, 2011

{Hello Spring}

It never ceases to amaze me how Spring always seems to find a way 
to push itself up through the Winter....just  like this sweet little heliotrope on my patio
Lesson learned....
We too can push our way through our many obstacles...
No matter how difficult and cold they may seem!

March 4, 2011

My Irish Banner...

 My "Irish Kisses" Banner is for sale HERE in my Etsy Shop...
I made two... one for me and one for you!
I will ship it out right away so you can decorate for the "Green"!

 Irish and Cozy, Carrie

March 2, 2011

{Irish Kisses}

I just finished this "St Patrick's Day" Banner!
"Irish Kisses"

There is a lot of Irish blood in this house!
Gotta celebrate the "Green"!


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