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Free Chickweed Pesto Recipe Card

I’ve got another great recipe for you today.  Another chickweed recipe! 

HerbFairies-ChickweedPesto Chickweed Pesto 

Pesto is such a simple dish – even the kids can make it.  Four common ingredients you can easily find in your kitchen and chickweed, you can most likely find that in your yard!

Click here to download your recipe card.

Pesto is a favorite lunch food at our house.  We especially love pepperoni pesto wraps.  They are super easy and a quick lunch. 

Spread your chickweed pesto on a tortilla, top with pepperoni and cheese.  Roll them up and pop them in the oven or the microwave to melt the cheese. 

Herb Fairies enrollment is OPEN!

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The Herb Fairies Book Club is open just 5 days a year, and it closes this Saturday, April 19 at midnight!

An herbal mentoring experience, your kids will love the activities in the book club. 

  • The Magic Keeper’s Journal
  • Recipe Cards
  • A Coloring Book
  • An Herbal Roots Zine with each book
  • And of course the beautiful Herb Fairies book series your children will love to enjoy over and over

As a parent, you will enjoy the new Parent’s guide, the Herbal Remedies for Children During Cold & Flu Season ebook, and the private Herb Fairies online community. 

Get ready for an adventure you and your children will not forget!


Who won the ATG gun???

It’s Friday!  =)  I didn’t forget about you all waiting for the retreat giveaway results.  My daughter and I were slaving away in the kitchen all day preparing and freezing meals for our family.  By the time we got to sit down it was late and I could barely think.  Sorry I left you all hangin’.

So without further ado…

Who won the ATG GUN????


The adorable Tal Rose agreed to help me pick a winner.



And the winner is…


Lisa Polley!

Lisa Polley!

Congrats, Lisa!  You just won yourself a Scotch ATG 700!

You will absolutely LOVE this tool.  If you didn’t win, don’t worry!  I will have more available for purchase (and maybe to win???) at the retreat for a MUCH better price than you will find them anywhere else.  I’m serious.  Do yourself a favor and hold out.  You will be glad you waited for this price.

One quick note before I head out… did you all see the recaps from CHA?  I was especially dazzled by the Tim Holtz booths.  I mean really.  They junk shop all year to create these amazing works of art that I would love to just live in.  If you haven’t seen them yet, you really need to check them out on Tim’s blog.  Start at this post and click through to the next several posts.  They were so amazing it took several posts to share it all.  Even if you just scan for the photos, it’s well worth the time.

You will be amazed and inspired.

Okay all, it’s Friday so I’m outta here to get the weekend cleaning done.  Have a great one!


A vacation album

Is it Friday already?  It seems that I didn’t get much crafting done this week.  Though Monday I got to spend a few hours with a dear friend “crafting”.  Honestly we did a whole lot more laughing and talking than crafting.  But, honestly, that’s one of the best parts, right?  

I’ve been working on this vacation album for a while now.  I constructed it with chipboard using a tutorial from Paper Phenomenon.  She has amazing projects.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the June kit from MemoryWorks and the Cabana kit from Cocoa Daisy to decorate this album so I waited quite impatiently for them both to get here.  It was agony waiting for that Cabana kit.  It’s the July kit (sold out, by the way) and it was a very long month of waiting. 

Here’s a few pics of my progress so far. 

vacation album

vacation album cocoa daisy cabana

vacation albume simple stories


Am I the only one that skips around when putting together an album?  I’ll work on one section for a little bit then move on to something else.  Later I’ll go back to the first and work a little more.  It’s like that til the end for me – a little here and a little there.  I’m never sure what exactly I’ll do until it’s done. 

Aren’t those rub-ons cute?  They’re from K&Company, apart of the Smash line called Nautical Tattoo Rub-ons.  I picked those up at a craft store knowing they’d be perfect for this album.  So glad I did.  Gotta stay true to my motto:

I’d rather regret buying it that not buying it.


=)  So what’s everyone else working on?  Leave me a comment with a link or pictures.  I’d love to see some of your projects. 

Don’t forget to register for the retreat!  There’s just a few days left to enter the contest for the ATG gun.  Register by the 31st of July to get your entry in.  I’ll draw a winner on Thursday, August 1st. 

Happy Friday, y’all!


CHA Summer Sneak Peeks…

It’s that time of year, guys, when every craft company known to man is getting ready for Summer CHA.  And you know what that means… sneak peeks from all our favorite craft companies.  If you’ve noticed, they are all over the place –  everywhere.

These are my favorites so far!

12 days of christmasTim Holtz

*Distress Markers & Distress Watercolor Cardstock

*Idea-ology Pt. 1

*Idea-ology Pt. 2

*Sizzix Alterations Pt. 1

*Sizzix Alterations Pt. 2

*Stampers Anonymous



*The Optimist Collection

*All About Me by Leeza Gibbons

*School Memories

*Shabby Chic Treasures & Junkyard Findings


Graphic 45

*Mother Goose Pt. 1 

*Mother Goose Pt. 2

*Mother Goose Pt. 3

*Mother Goose Pt. 4

*12 Days of Christmas Pt. 1

*12 Days of Christmas Pt. 2

*12 Days of Christmas Pt. 3

*12 Days of Christmas Pt. 4

*Typography Pt. 1

*Typography Pt. 2

*Typography Pt. 3


Simple Stories

*Say Cheese

*Smarty Pants

*December Documented

*Snap Sets Pt. 1


Becky Higgins

*Core Kits

*Mini Kits

*Themed Cards


The Scrappy Jedi has done a wonderful job of rounding them all up for us.  Hop on over to check them out!


It’s Friday–Let’s Give Something Away!

Seeing as how it’s Friday and well, that’s always something to celebrate, I think we should give something away.  What do you think? 

I was thinking about how much I love my ATG gun and how really everyone who papercrafts should have one but they’re just so darned expensive… Hey, let’s give one away!

ATG-Kit-300That’s right, my friends.  I have a special giveaway for a special group of people.  Everyone who is registered for the Favorite Things Fall Retreat by July 31st at midnight will be entered in a drawing for their very own ATG 700! 

That means if you’re already registered, you are entered!  If you register in the next couple weeks, you will be entered. 

Don’t forget there is a payment plan to pay part of your registration fee now and pay the rest later and YES if you choose the payment plan you will STILL be entered. 

It’s the weekend, y’all.  Let’s have a good one!