Rustic Farmhouse Beauty from Reclaimed Wood…..

We just started on a new venture and opened up our second Etsy store.  I have always love Farmhouse décor.  It reminds me of times past.   Farmhouse décor is making a come back.  It’s all about clean simple ways to decorate.

Welcome to our new shop The Chocolate Chicken2® Rustic Farmhouse Signs.

Each Rustic Farmhouse sign we make are one-of-a-kind, due to the nature of the wood and the distressed finish. We only use reclaimed wood. Our goal is to use wood that has been discarded and is no longer used. We try to keep the natural character of the wood. We find the wood grain, nail holes, knots, and cracks add to the simplicity and unique character of the signs.

Since all of our signs are hand-painted on wood, you will see chips, cracks, paint splashes, paint bleeds, knots, and holes. We believe this adds to the character of our items, and makes each one completely unique. No two pieces are ever the same.

All of our signs make great affordable gifts for all occasions.

Come by and Check us out.  http://www.Thechocolatechicken2.etsy.com.

 

Natural Alternative for the Cold and Flu Season…

Well the cold and flu season upon us.  Some of you may want to try a natural alternative.  When I’m not feeling well I like to enjoy a hot bath with blend of dried flowers, nourishing herbs and therapeutic essential oils.  breathing and soaking in all that steam.  Besides that it has Epsom salts to ease you aching body.

You might want to try these bath teas.  What is a bath tea.  It is just like a tea bag, but for your bath.  It is filled with herb, flowers, salts and essential oils.

Our Herbal Bath Tea – Cold and Flu Blend with European Dead Sea Salts, combine the benefits of the direct application of herbal nutrients to the skin with aromatherapy and the soothing properties of the bath.

This blend of dried flowers, nourishing herbs and therapeutic essential oils helps to support the immune system at the onset of a cold or flu.

Enjoy a relaxing herbal bath by soaking this European Spa & Bath Tea bag in a bathtub filled with warm water. Breath in the herbal steam for aromatherapy.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Therapeutic blend of flowers, herbs, vitamins and essential oils selected for their immune-strengthening, antiviral and antibacterial properties
Helps to support immune system at onset of cold or flu
Fresh, minty scent soothes the sinuses and helps to relieve congestion

Directions:
Place tea bag in a warm bath. Soak the herbal tea bag for about 20 minutes until its aroma is released in the water.

Tea is not for drinking, bathing only.

Ingredients:
Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed, Rubus Fructicosus (Blackberry) Leaf, Calendula Officinalis, Sambucus Nigra Flower, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Linum Usitatissmum (Linseed) Seed, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf, Achillea Millefolium, Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salt.

Contents: 2 Tea Bags. Dimensions: 4″ x 6″ bag approximately 8 oz.

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Beautiful, Romantic Jewelry with a Hint of Vintage…..

I would like to introduce Natalie, she is the owner and Designer at PRKJewelry .  PRK Jewelry, an online-only jewelry shop based just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Natalie designs and creates every piece of jewelry. You can see the handmade details in each piece she creates.  Being an online shop she is responsible for handling customer service, shipping, bookkeeping, graphic design, product photography and modeling. Originally trained as a Realtor, Natalie never imagined this profession to be her “niche”.

Natalie’s  transformation from Realtor to jewelry designer occurred a few years after her children were born.  She had been a stay at home mom for a while and needed to switch her career focus to something that would continue to give Natalie the freedom to be around for her children’s needs and activities.


Inspired by Natalie’s  lifelong jewelry “experiments” combined with her  obsession with the Elizabethan Era, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, She is now doing something that she loves.
Items you will find at PRKJewelry range from Sterling Silver gemstone rings to vintage style items, cameo jewelry and some romantic modern styles.  Stop by PRKJewelry, check out the designer jewelry at https://www.PRKJewelry.etsy.com

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to email her at Email:  natalie@prettyredkitty.com

You can find PKRJewelry on several social media channels.  She runs promotions and sales on her social media channels.  Go subscribe so you will be first to know about these Sale and Coupons.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Prettyredkitty

Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/prettyredkitty

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/prkjewellery

YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphZI8dPsOMyXrDeufGFqnA

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Reese’s fans…..

Are you a Fan of Peanut Butter?  Do you have a family that’s crazy for it.  Reese’s are everywhere in this house.  My son comes home from wrestling practice and first thing he does is get a big spoonful of Peanut butter to eat while doing his chores.  I cannot keep enough peanut butter and Nutella in my house.

I have found the best recipe that is similar in flavor like a Reese’s peanut butter cups. With my family they are a big hit.  Very easy to make. You will be a hit at the next bake sale or potluck!

Enjoy!

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup mini Reese’s pieces

Chocolate Layer
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 cup mini Reese’s pieces

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Instructions
Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by lining with tin foil. Set aside.
Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Mix together until combined.
Add in the Reese’s Pieces and stir together.
Dump into baking pan lined with foil and evenly press into the pan. Use your hands or a spatula to do this.
To make chocolate topping: combine chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute at a time, stirring after 1 minute (mine took 2 minutes).
Pour on top of the peanut butter bars and smooth out. Sprinkle with some Reese’s Pieces.
Refrigerate for 1-3 hours. Lift bars out of the pan by the tin foil and cut into squares.

Notes
This recipe can easily be halved. Use a 8×8 baking pan.
The longer the bars sit out at room temperature the softer they become. Store in fridge for best results. Leave out on the counter for a few minutes to soften if wanted or eat straight from the fridge.
You can find the mini Reese’s Pieces in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips.

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Pets With Style…

I love this shop!  If you are a dog lover and have fun styling your pet for the perfect occasion, you need to check out PolkaDog Designs.  They have fun, adorable, custom, handcrafted dog clothing and accessories for dogs of all sizes and shapes.

Meet Stephanie and her mother Nancy, they Co-own PolkaDog Designs, a cute boutique for dogs.  They feature holiday outfits, hoodies, everyday wear for your beloved pet.  If you’re looking for that special outfit you would like made, they take custom orders.

Nancy has always loved to sew.  Nancy would sew clothes for herself and Stephanie.  When Stephanie was a little girl and started playing with dolls, Nancy would make handmade clothes for Stephanie’s dolls. Eventually, Stephanie grew up and life took over and sewing disappeared from Nancy’s life.

Fast forward 40 years and along came Lola…a 4 pound Yorkie with the sass of a teenage drama queen. She is all girl and loves to wear pretty things. Unfortunately, pretty things that held up to her tearing around the yard chasing her 3 siblings were hard to come by. So Nancy thought to herself, “I can make pretty things on my own!” And the idea of PolkaDog Designs was born.

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Nancy and Stephanie are having an absolute blast!  They attend several events through out the year selling their handmade pet clothing.

PolkaDog Designs has grown into a business with a with a love of dogs and sewing.  Their goal is creating custom handmade clothing and accessories for your very own fur babies.

If you are looking for that special outfit for your fur baby,  stop by and check out their pet boutique https://www.PolkaDogDesigns.etsy.com

Follow them on Facebook to check out the events they will be set up at or to see their latest designs.  https://www.facebook.com/PolkaDogDesigns

Check out their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/polkadogdesigns