Love to create, craft, DIY, and inspire. Creating baby shower supplies. Selling Vintage items, fairy garden supplies and miniature garden or terrarium Etsy store: SalesbytheYard. Sharing recipes on Instagram and Twitter as @BrendaKCArtist. Things to do and see in Kansas City.
  • Posting again after a long break

    Posting again after a long break

    Stampin Up Thank You Card using Hope and Courage stamps to thank caregivers.

    Stampin Up Thank You Card using Hope and Courage stamps to thank caregivers.

    The passing of my brother in July 2014, took the spark right out of blogging. I took a break from my artist blog to regain my passions in life. I created Thank You cards with Hope and courage stamps to send to his caregivers. Some extraordinary people!

     What am I working on now?

    My Baby Shower Shop and Party Supplies…

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  • amroyounes:

    8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.


    You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.


    When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

    Bok Choy

    Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.


    Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 


    Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.


    Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

    Romaine Lettuce

    Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.


    The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.


    (via kreativatanten)

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  • cocktailspassion:


    Milk is a wonderful alternative to pasteurized cow’s milk or to rice, soy or other processed milks. Unfortunately, the cans of most store bought versions of coconut milk are lined with BPA. New refrigerated carton varieties are somewhat better, but can be expensive and many have added sweeteners or preservatives.

    Fortunately, making coconut milk at home is simple and very inexpensive. From my calculations, homemade coconut milk costs less than $1 per batch, and it can be used in smoothies, recipes, or just to drink by itself. It can also be flavored with natural vanilla, strawberries, or cocoa powder.

    Coconut is packed with medium chain fatty acids and lauric acid. It has many health promoting benefits and is especially good for kids. Try this inexpensive way to make coconut milk:

    1. Heat water, but don’t boil. It should be hot, but not scalding.
    2. Put coconut in blender or Vitamix and add water. (If all water won’t fit, you can add the water in two batches.)
    3. Blend on high for several minutes until thick and creamy.
    4. Pour through a mesh colander first to get most of the coconut out, and then squeeze through a towel or several thicknesses of cheesecloth to get remaining pieces of coconut out.
    5. If you have to split the water, put all the coconut that you strained out back in the blender, add the remaining water, and repeat.
    6. Flavor options- add in after all coconut has been strained out: ½ tsp vanilla extract, ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries, 2 tsp cocoa powder + ½ tsp vanilla.
    7. Drink immediately or store in the fridge. Should be used in 3-4 days after making for best flavor and texture. Since there are no preservatives or fillers, the “cream” of the coconut milk may separate on the top if stored in the fridge. Just shake or stir before using.

    I hope this works and is cost effective.

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  • do-not-touch-my-food:

    Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream

    Making icecream or gelato with coconut milk is next on my list.

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  • diyandcrafttutorials:

    Caramel Sauce | Crea on DIY and Craft

    Christmas treat ideas

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  • Warming up My Baby Shower Shop website, giving it more life, products and resources. Adding the ability to host virtual baby showers Fall 2014 with digital supplies. I am very excited to offer what no one else has offered before, for the baby shower industry!

  • jr-watkins:

    With our Creamy Cinnamon Spice, french toast never tasted so good.

    My most fav spices to use. The only Vanilla I ever use! Best onion soup mix on the market.

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  • I have a passion for these adorable needle felted wool animals! I want them all.

    "Animal Love for Wool"

  • Banners and Garlands and full party kits are the BIGGEST way to share a celebration.

  • Greeting cards, a fun collection that touches on many areas and events in our lives. Enjoy!

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  • SalesByTheYard one year anniversary sales today only, August 23. 2014 10% off. Coupon code is under the Etsy shop description.

  • thebluechicory:

    Unique jewelry for the avid nature nerd! 

    "At Moss of the Woods, we strive to create wearable art that celebrates the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Resin pendants with preserved botanical specimens recalling vintage museums and herbariums.”

    Every specimen and object used in these jewelry has been harvested in a sustainable manner, within a strict code of ethics, based on the practices outlined by several schools of ecological science in herbarium assemblage. All insects and animal parts are the products of natural death, either scavenged from the woods, or salvaged from roadkill by several taxidermist acquaintances and friends. Moss of the Woods also makes sure to eliminate invasive species and cleans up trash from whatever woods they harvest from.

    Nature captured forever.

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