RECIPES

Pumpkin Seed/Pecan Brittle

Pumpkin Seed/Pecan Brittle

Last night, a bunch of creative friends met at the new flower farm, The Farmhouse on GreenBluff, for our annual dinner. Our friend, Alisa Lewis, founded The Creatives quite a few years ago and we've been gathering for dinner every year since. This year our dinner was...

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Nectarine & Corn Salad

Nectarine & Corn Salad

I love this time of year in Spokane when the produce is at its peak. Stone fruits, corn, tomatoes, you name it. I originally adapted this recipe from one by Green Kitchen Stories a few years back for my friend Joelle's birthday party on our patio. The cornfield was...

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Unicorn Donut Holes

Unicorn Donut Holes

My fun with donut Valentines continues, today in the form of magical unicorns made easy with donut holes from the supermarket. These cute little treats were such a fun and simple project to make, easily assembling in no time and were meant to mimic the unicorn cakes...

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Mini Mama Bear Donut Valentines

Mini Mama Bear Donut Valentines

When Colin and I visited Japan this summer, I was so inspired by the darling treats filling the little bakeries and bake stands and wanted to create my own happy little versions when I came home. Cute donut creations have been on my mind for Valentines day so this was...

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Valentine Handmade Hostess Heart Cupcakes

Valentine Handmade Hostess Heart Cupcakes

I love the nostalgia behind the classic Hostess cupcakes and thought that an elevated handmade version would make such a sweet and happy Valentine's Day treat. The cupcakes are light, yet moist and chocolatey, the filling is scrumptiously airy and not too sweet, and...

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How to Make the Best French Toast

How to Make the Best French Toast

Who would have ever guessed that the question of How to make French Toastwould be such a thing? It's a question I received a lot from my children when they were growing up - the first time being when one of them came home from a sleepover. The friend's family had...

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How to Make Buttercream Berries and Rosehips

How to Make Buttercream Berries and Rosehips

You know how much I love to forage for supplies to make floral arrangements, but why not consider those same possibilities in buttercream form? With that thought in mind, I set out to make an Autumn cake with botanical items of the season made in nothing but...

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Best Ever Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Best Ever Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

One of the most delicious warm and satisfying breakfast dishes in Autumn is Pumpkin Pancakes. I created this recipe one Autumn weekend a few years ago and shared it on my Facebook page. It was a huge hit and was shared nearly 300,000 times. Turns out, you all love...

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Spiced Peach Shortcakes Recipe

Spiced Peach Shortcakes Recipe

I came up with this recipe for Spiced Peach Shortcakes after picking fresh peaches at the orchard last week. It happened to be Colin and my anniversary so on my way home I started thinking about what I could make with the peaches for dessert that night and these...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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