Thursday, November 14, 2013

Poppytalk Holiday Lookbook 2013

Another great collection from Poppytalk~

Tis the Season to buy handmade~  Hettle is offering a 10% discount to Poppytalk shoppers. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013



Photo Challenge for FPOE is up for November, join in and hashtag~
Today is Happiness~

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall/Winter collection is live!

Hello again~

The new Fall/Winter collection for the home is live! New Screen printed and hand dyed items for the home are available at and my

This years home collection highlights the illusion of movement~  gestural painting on silk screens, vibrant colors and repetitive patterns are all employed to make our textiles sing.

There are new products in the works and I hope to post soon about our line for the body~
Thanks for stopping by~

Cheers, Gina

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stay tuned...

Our Webshop and Etsy shop will be closed thru October 25, 2013 while we add our new collection!

Cheers to a great week ahead~

Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Babble's Top 25 Etsy Moms of 2013...includes me !!!

Just the coolest thing to be included in the list and mentioned with such a great group of makers. 
the complete list and info is on Babble HERE

 and a sweet picture of me and my lulu's ~ Just delightful :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yummy Homemade Granola Bars - GF and kid friendly

So I'm always in search of a new snack for myself and my kids. Granola bars are great way to go, but no one likes all the junk in them, and if you've ever purchased the "healthy" bars then you know they are not budget friendly for a family.

Inspired by THIS post on the Etsy blog I thought I would try my hand at my own. Cooking is always relaxing for me and eating healthy and giving my kids healthy options is important too, this is not always easy if you have a nutty schedule like me. Trying to simplify things as much as possible really helps make this a reality. My own simple - healthy granola bars are also Gluten Free, we have a few kiddo's who come over to play who have wheat allergies and it's nice to have snack to offer that isn't always an apple.

For the original recipe unmodified you can find a link on my Pinterest Board HERE.

 As a side note...  I tend to skip exact measurements ( unless I"m doing some serious baking ) other wise I tend to eyeball it- these also do not have to be cut into bars- I broke mine up like peanut brittle - they taste great either way.

Simple GF Granola Bars-

GF rolled oats- I used around 2 cups - more can be added as needed.
A few spoonfulls of sugar free Almond Butter and natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
handfull of chocolate chips
handfull of dried cherries
Honey- around half a cup- or as much as needed to make the mixture "stick"
A splash of olive oil ( makes it easier to combine )

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix- a back of a spoon helps, but your hands work best here.
Line a sheet- pan with parchment paper and top with mixture, spread evenly to your desired thickness, I make mine about 1/4 to 1/2 inch high.

Bake for 10-15 min on 350F
Let cool completely,  and pop in the fridge for a few minutes, this makes it easier to break it up or cut - your choice. Store in an airtight container.

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