Winter. Blah. Let’s not even talk about it.
Let’s talk about beautiful, tropical colors instead. How about some superfoods?
Yes, I went there. Superfoods. Such a trendy term applied to foods that have health benefits and in some cases may even help medical conditions as well. Avocado, mango, beans to name a few of my current faves.
They’re so tasty when pressed together between a tortilla with shredded cheese, a dash of onion and spinach. I simply can’t quit this tropical combination.
To make a quick quesadilla for one, I fold a round tortilla in half on a Foreman grill, line it with ingredients, pull the other half of the tortilla over and close the lid. I don’t like greasy, soggy quesadillas. The Foreman method has worked for me for ages vs. pressing it in a pan.
Don’t forget a dollop of Greek yogurt. Possibly my favorite part… Trick yourself into thinking you’re eating sour cream. Go ahead. Try it!
What are you snacking on this winter?
A few weeks (maybe months) ago, I vowed to oil some of my well used kitchen utensils with hemp oil. Well. I finally did and shared the before and after over on Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint blog.
I am thrilled with the results! Go check out the details.
Even if you’re not into paint, hemp oil is a very handy tool to have around the house. If you are interested in trying it, I have it available for sale online and in the shop.
Happy February, friends!
Is it raining or snowing where you are today? It’s quite dreary here but fortunately the Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint color of the month (#mmsmpcolorofthemonth) for February is bright & cheerful Apron Strings!
Bring it on!
Save the date for the next in-store milk paint demonstration at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. I will be sure to mix up Apron Strings for you to see in person.
Join us! No registration required. This is a free, hands-off demonstration. Simply come as you are and allow me to introduce the suite of products to you. Ask questions about your own DIY projects.
We hope to see you in the shop on Sunday, February 23rd at 1 pm.
If you’ve joined us for one of the past demonstrations, we’d love to see how your project turned out. Please email photos!
This is one of my very favorite spaces in our home.
It is a built-in cedar bench with much-needed storage. I love built-ins of any kind because they are just so custom to each house. We left built-in shelves behind in our previous dining room and living room. The only thing better than built-ins might be pocket doors.
This is a special place where we like to curl up and read a book when time allows. In the winter, the baseboard heat pumps right up onto the seat making it even cozier. Said baseboard is due for a coat of glossy white paint this spring.
Over the holidays we added top down/bottom up shades. I was really committed to the idea of these shades so that we could always have the top down yielding a perfectly clear view. Our bed faces the window so it is spectacular to wake up to the sun peeking through the woods. We see the most beautiful early morning pink skies and evening lavender clouds.
And lately we’ve been waking up to snow dusting our holly trees. It’s the little things.
The valance is just a strand of starfish because we are “down the shore” after all and sometimes a little kitsch is necessary. The salvaged piece above the window was a Brimfield honeymoon find. I love all of the vivid colors.
Remember our garden rake belt hook? Well, there it is.
That’s it. The best seat in the house.
Check out the rest of the salvage style room here.
We felt a bout of cabin fever setting in over the weekend so we headed out on a mini road trip around the area to take in the polar vortex sights. A dusting of snow was coating the already frozen Delaware Bay when we approached.
It was unbelievable to see in person and may be hard to tell in these photos that the water is not cresting but is merely frozen in that position that we are so used to seeing. We couldn’t hear the presumable sound of the surf crashing.
In fact, it was eerily quiet. And gray but in the most beautiful way.
With the temperatures reaching above freezing yesterday and the sun peeking out, we actually ventured onto the beach. The water was crashing in this location but right next to huge snow mounds. What a crazy sight. There is nothing like playing in the sand and snow at the same time. Can you tell where the snow ends and the water begins?
We’ve been enjoying a wintry existence here in Cape May. As have most of you in this part of the country and beyond.
I like that there’s snow on the ground just blocks from the ocean. It’s peaceful.
We still try to venture to the beach if it reaches above freezing. Of course, it requires extra layers of clothing this time of year.
And instead of a beach blanket, we need multiple wool blankets to thaw out after said beach trips.
I have spring on my mind.
It’s not that I want to rush winter. I really enjoy our distinct 4 seasons but I’m excited for spring inventory. New treasures, colors, textures and whatnot.
In order to make room and clear some things out, I’ve upped the ante at The West End Garage.
The winter sale is going on now and we’re offering 25% off. The discount will be applied to everything at Circa Dee in The West End Garage in Cape May. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Which means you need to come visit this winter. I saved you a parking spot…