Honey Cinnamon Butter

I don’t know about you but I love pretty much anything that has cinnamon in it. I love cinnamon! 

Through being a nanny, I have learned a few ways of making breakfast items in particular sweet without being so overly sweet. Especially when you are doing bagels or eggs and toast. A change from having cereal every morning. 

The best part about this super easy recipe is that it really is customizable to your taste. You can add more cinnamon and less honey, you can do equal parts, more honey less cinnamon.. you can also make enough just for a couple of slices of toast ( which then you add 3-5 TBS of butter instead of using a stick).


Directions:

Take the stick of butter or if you are just making enough for a one time use and soften it for no more then 10 seconds in the microwave.

Taken a spoon and start to stir or mash down the butter. 

Add in cinnamon to taste. I like cinnamon so I tend to add about 2-3 tsp.

Stir it up until it incorporated in the butter pretty well.

Then add honey. I add about 1 tsp. 

Then serve. Store in a container and keep it refrigerated.

Super easy and kid approved. 

Home Decor Finds

Happy Saturday! The weekend is here and I don’t know what your plans are for today, but mine so far have involved cleaning. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but Colin and I live with his parents. So, while I am mainly responsible for our space, once I start I just keep going! I don’t really mind cleaning. I use to hate it when I was younger. However, it has grown on me.I have started a new DIY project. I am making over my makeup drawers. I am hoping to finish at least the drawers and then access if I need more paint. I am going to post a before picture below:

A few years ago I covered the handles with zebra print duct tape. At the time it seemed like a good idea and I loved it. Now that I have been looking at it, I was feeling like it needed paint. I started with one drawer, and in all honesty: I am kind of just coming up with the general idea of what I want to do as I go. I painted the first drawer and so far I am loving the colors I chose! Here is a picture of the drawer I painted:
I am planning on doing a more in depth post on how I am going about this project. As well as a full picture of the finished project.
Yesterday I went to the Painted Mill for their vintage tag sale. I love shopping local and I love antiques. I found a great afghan for $10! I fell in love! It is prefect for not only fall but Christmas as well.

It is so gorgeous!! It just the perfect addition to our room!

While I was visiting West Virginia, I picked up this cute little sign for $6 at the flea market down there.

 It was my first fall décor item that I put up. I have been slowly starting to take advantage of the Christmas decorations, so that after Thanksgiving I can start decorating for Christmas. I started getting my holiday scents from Bath and Body Works and sadly my fall scents are starting to dwindle down to the point you can’t light them anymore. I have been waiting for the 2 for 22 sale to come back so I can get a couple more holiday scents. I have been using the left over wax to make wax cubes for my wax warmer. That way I am not throwing away any perfectly good wax! I did snag this one to last me till after Thanksgiving 😉
While on the topic of home décor, let me share this amazing find I found about a month ago at HomeGoods!

I have been finding quotes and I love displaying my favorites on this pretty chalk board. I think I spent $14/$16 for it. I have been looking for something like this, and I have used it for one women’s event at church already, you can see how I used it here. I wrote “Welcome” and it just added a sweet southern touch.

Have you found any sweet finds for your home lately? Share with me in the comments below!

~ Brandy

A Few of My Favorite Things Days 3-4

Well as promised I am going to finish my favorites. I am going to go ahead and do the last two and the go into the rest of my blog.

A Few of My Favorite Things: Books

1. Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn: I love all these books!
2. I’m No Angel by Kylie Bisutti
3.Bible
4. While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin
5. Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury

Few of My Favorite Things: Hobbies

1. Crafting: Nothing beats getting in touch with my creative side and making something.
2. Singing and Dancing: I do not perform for anybody. I sometimes love to lift my voice in song.
3. Blogging: Having a blog is such a great way to share your thoughts with the world!
4. Writing (in general): I love to write short stories and poems.
5. Home decorating: Nothing beats making a house a home.

There you have it friends! A Few of My Favorite Things! 🙂

I have been on Pinterest the past couple of days pinning craft ideas and home organization and decor.. Pinterest has so many great ideas for those on a budget. If your anything like me, you have gone through the clothing pins wishing that as you pinned that cute outfit would just magicly appear.. Same for home decor. I have made a list of projects that I want to do once Colin and I are in our own place.

1. Make my own curtains: I don’t know about anybody else, but I can never find the right curtains. I have ideas floating around in my head and when I go to look for something as close to my vision… I never can find it. That or I find it and the price tag is horrifying. I have found fabric. At first, I may buy some inexpensive curtains to start out with.

2. Mason Jar soap dispensers: I found an easy tutorial on how to make them. I am wanting to do a larger on for dish soap. Then a couple of smaller ones for hand soap.

That is really to name a couple on my list. I will post about my progress on my projects.  I know I have mentioned the fact that I love printables. Friends, I went on Pinterest and found a whole bunch of them!! I smell a trip to the craft store!

What projects are you doing?
~ Brandy

A Few of My Favorite Things: Day 1

Hello friends! For the next few days, I am going to be talking about some of my favorite things. I am going to call this blog series A Few of My Favorite Things. I will start the beginning of my blogs with the series, and end with whatever else is on my mind (if anything that day) any blogger out there feel free to blog your favorite things as well! The object is to name only five.  Here are the 4 topics
Day 1: TV shows
Day 2: Top 5 songs you listen to daily
Day 3: Books
Day 4: Hobbies

So my first topic is: TV shows! So Here we go:

1. Downton Abbey: My lanta…… The first time I started watching it was season 1. I’ll admit that some of my favorite shows I end seeing an episode from season 3 before I ended up becoming obsessed. I love Downton Abbey. The glitz, the glamor, the drama filled halls of the beautiful estate. Filled with Lords and Ladies. You laugh, you cry. do not get me started on the dresses.. I am really loving Downton Abbey this season. It has been full of surprises so far. Leaving me on the edge of my seat waiting for Sunday nights!

2. Once Upon A Time: Did anybody else want to scream when they said we had to wait till March?? Again from seeing season 1 I was hooked. Literally speaking of course. 😉 I guess you can tell that this girl loves her Sunday nights! It is clean, and my husband will even watch it for the action in it.

3. Criminal Minds: I like a good crime solving show. and even when things get creepy and gross. I like this show. I love watching the profiling.

4. Bones: Another crime show but with, well, bones. I love all the science that goes into how the figure out everything they need to know by looking at bones.

5. Reign: I just started watching this show, and holy cow. It takes a lot to grab my interest and boy did this show. It begins again this coming Thursday.

My goodness picking only five things is going to be difficult. I already sense it! But this is a great way for you to get to know me.

I have become obsessed with free printables. I love having framed quotes and Bible verses. It really is an affordable way to add décor to your homes.

 

I got these from Biblical Homemaking Blog. She has some great printables on her site!

Well, I am going to end this post. I hope you all have a great evening, and I will see you with my next post!

~ Brandy