Wild Venison Skillet Stew – Game Recipe

yummy dish of venison stew

Thanks to our friends, we turned a lovely Venison roast into this amazingly delightful stew. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what to do with an entire deer roast. One of us wanted Venison Chili, another wanted a traditional roast, while the rest of us wanted Venison Stew.

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Etsy Showcase: Rustic Easter – Psyanky, Silk Dyed Egg Kits, Robin Egg Apothecary

I love Easter. For me, it’s a holiday that brings back fond memories from my childhood. Our family is Eastern European so every year we made Psyanky or Ukrainian Easter eggs.  As kids, we loved trying to blow the insides, or snot as we liked to call it,  out of the eggs.  Typically, we just blew so hard we got headaches or cracked the shells before we could use them. But that never stopped our love for the holiday. Easter meant, hearty rustic baskets filled with beautiful eggs and good food that our priest would bless. For us, It was never just about the baskets filled with candy but the celebration of love that we shared together as a family. This collection of rustic Easter finds brings back all those memories for me. I hope you enjoy these rustic finds.

1. Psyanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs

If you haven’t figured it out yet.  I love, love, love pysanky and dream of being as good as these artists. Until I am, I’m going to live vicariously through others and buy 1 pysanky a year until I amass the collection I’ve always dreamed of. This years pick is red poppy by LittleThingsForYou.

Ukranian Easter Egg Red Popp

Red Poppy Ukranian Easter Egg by LittleThingsForYou

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DIY Heart Rock Drawer Pulls – Stone Cabinet Knob Tutorial

white quartz heart rock

Heart rocks are one of those things you either find or have someone find for you but everyone loves. I’ve been collecting them for years and showcase them in my home as often as possible. You’ll find them tucked away in all corners of our house on window sills or just laying around waiting to be picked up. My favorite way to showcase heart rocks is on furniture as drawer pulls. Today, I will show you how I make my heart rock cabinet knobs.

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Facebook Giveway Sneak Peek: Sand Dollars, Driftwood Collection, Heart Rocks

The time has come for us to start planning our Giveaways. We are giving away a bunch of fun things this year in celebration of reaching our Facebook milestones. We are currently figuring out the logistics on how to do our giveaways. In the meantime, we hope you join us on Facebook  or Twitter where you will help us reach our milestones and learn how to enter our drawings. Here is a sneak peek at our upcoming giveaways.

Sweet Assortment of Sand Dollars

Sand Dollars for Facebook Giveaway

When we reach 50 likes on Facebook, we will be giving away a sweet little assortment of Atlantic sand dollars to use for crafts or home decorating. These sand dollars actually come from the bottom of the ocean and are pulled up with our lobster traps. After cleaning and bleaching, they are ready to be glued to picture frames, showed off in a glass jar, or sprinkled around the house for ambiance.

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DIY Rustic Wood Desk with Cedar Log Legs | Part 1 – Inspiration


funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com via Candi on Pinterest

Inspired by Funky Junk Interiors 12′ farm desk made from pallets, I dreamed up my own 11′ diy rustic wood desk. I love the look of Donna’s reclaimed pallet desk but decided to go with a wide pine board that we had laying around the yard. For the legs, I wanted something organic and flowing so my sweet man let me use the cedar logs he’s been saving for a couple of years.

When I first shared my idea with Mark, he didn’t think it’d look good but we cut the cedar logs anyway. To his surprise, he really liked the look of the table and it was very stable to boot. 

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Rustic Finds: Loop and Twig Wreaths, Banded Cord Wood Table, Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Mom wanted to replace her evergreen wreath with something that can be used year round. Since it was cold and we didn’t want to leave the house, we headed over to Amazon to window shop. We found three cool wreaths and a couple other rustic finds that I have never seen before.

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Artist Spotlight: Inspirational Woodworker from Tuscany, Andrea Brugi

I can’t help it. I fell in love with Andrea Brugi’s work the moment I first laid eyes on it. His rustic yet contemporary style is intriguing.  It has a simplistic feel with old world charm yet fits perfectly in the modern home.  

Andrea Brugi in his studio

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Rustic Driftwood Art: Sunburst Mirrors, Hearts, Tables & Lamps

I live in Maine about 2 miles from the beach where my family spends many days in the sand collecting driftwood, sea glass, shells and other treasures. What I love is that even after you remove something from the beach, it still holds the magic of the ocean. Something, I love to feel in my home.

Recently, I was inspired by this amazing driftwood heart that I pinned on Pinterest. It’s beautiful, contemporary and rustic all at the same time. Although, I have a rather large driftwood collection, I don’t have enough to create a piece of art this size. So I went in search of driftwood home decor. Here are a few of my finds:

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