Sunday, May 3, 2020

DIY| Mothers Day Spring Floral Arrangement


Mother's Day is one week away, how did that happen? Seams like March & April were a 6-8 month period of time. But now May is here and it's time to celebrate Mom. When you think Mother's Day a go to is flowers and flowers can be so expensive which of course Mom is totally worth it but these past few months has been very hard for lots of us. So why not do a little DIY and save lots of money while being able to personalize something for your Mom.

I was able to create this arrangement from supermarket flowers and the total cost was under $30 dollars. My favorite place to purchase affordable flowers is my local Kings Soopers. So check your local Kroger store for an amazing selection.

So lets get started and make Mom something special!

What you'll need:
Flowers (I recommend 2-3 varieties)
Foliage (Different green fillers)
Clear Tape

1.Start off by filling your vase/container about half or just under half way full of water. It's important to add water first it's much easier than doing it later. 
2.Using a clear tape make a grid on top of the vase. Doesn't have to be perfect. This will just help to support your flowers and make it much easier to arrange them. 
3. Start trimming flowers to the length  you want one at a time. Always make them a bit longer than you think at first just in case. Can't regrow a stem! 
4. Start arranging now don't be afraid that you are doing anything wrong or it looks bad you just have to kind of keep playing with it and adjusting.
 5. Keep arranging your flowers alternating them in somewhat of a pattern you are wanting. You can arrange it so that one angle is the front or have 360 design.

Sometimes if you are getting stuck or you just can't seam to get it how you want just walk away for a few minutes and come back. Fresh eyes always help. Flower arranging really has no rules, just have fun. Create something beautiful that your Mom will love.

I hope everyone has a lovely Mother's Day next weekend.


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Thursday, August 1, 2019

DIY | Build your own Terraium


I have recently become obsessed with planting succulents. I've always loved them but in the past i haven't always been great at keeping them alive. But with some prayers, water and help from the sun I am braving the plant world.

No more fake succulents & cacti for me. Nah who am I kidding i'll probably still buy some if in the Target dollar spot.

What you'll need:

Glass container / planter


Rocks & Sea glass


Succulents, Cacti & or air plants


Start off by putting a small layer of rocks. These don't have to be fancy or decorative, this is just for a layer of drainage.
Then cover with dirt. 2-3 inch layer.

Select the plants & succulents your wanting. Loosen the dirt on the bottom and dampen the roots. Arrange in a pattern of your liking.

Cover dirt areas with moss. And place rocks, & sea glass around

Water with a spray bottle once week. 

Terrariums can be made in so many different fun containers. This was a candle holder that I found at a thrift store.

Things you could use:
Glass jewelry boxes 
Vintage tins
Mason Jars

The list is really endless.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Friday Finds | Fun & Unique Things From Around The Web

Wowzers it's been a good while since I've blogged. I've been super busy and let life take me astray for a bit now, and I'm no longer going to let that happen. Going to make this little corner of the web my happy place again and rebuild this blog.
Today I thought we'd do a "Friday Finds" post. It's perfect for this time of the year, Holiday season is in full swing and so is Christmas shopping. Below are some fun goodies to treat yourself with or those you love.
All of these companies are a great place to give your money to, they give back to women or local communities around the world. And who doesn't love giving a little helping hand this time of year?!?
Bloom & Give not only do they have beautiful scarves like this one but also offer things like home décor and bags. Their mission is keeping girls in school in developing countries.
Aid Through Trade  I have always been a sucker for these beaded bracelets, and I guess they are the original people that started them back in the early 90's. These with the tassels are my favorite. They are fair trade, & made in beautiful Nepal.
Sanctuary Project is an amazing company who's mission is to rise awareness about human trafficking and help those who've been trafficked get back into working a normal job. They make jewelry as well but I personally love the look of their candles.
Women's Bean Project offers many things other than soup mixes: such as bread mix, spices & even sweets. Their goal is to change women’s lives by providing them with a job so they can become self sufficient.
Raven & Lilly  is a beautiful fair trade brand with so many beautiful things, from artists all over the world. Home décor to fashion and jewelry.

I hope you enjoyed some of these fun goodies. I'd love to hear if you pick out anything from these wonderful brands.
Hope you all have a fantastic start to your weekend.
 Disclaimer: Any photos used are owned by the brands and or companies listed above. This is not a sponsored post

Monday, July 23, 2018

Food | Recipe : Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Balls

Chocolate chip cookies & cake; what can be better than those two combinations ? Today I am sharing a delicious cake ball recipe with you. Its super easy and if your a baker you'll have most the ingredients in your pantry.

Recipe: makes 3 dozen

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk

8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
1-2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Coating:
24oz. Almond bark bar

2-3 Chopped Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a large bowl or stand mixer combine butter, eggs and sugar. Add in your salt, baking powder. Mix. Once that's all combined add milk and vanilla. Slowly start mixing in the flour.
Grease a 9 x 12 cake pan and bake at 350 for around 25 minutes.

Once the cake has baked and cooled completely. Break apart cake into a large bowl, make the cake pieces into small crumbs. Then add in your chocolate chips.

Make the frosting:

Cream butter , vanilla & salt. Start adding in your confectioners sugar. Once you've added in all the sugar pour in your milk. You don't want the frosting to thick so add your milk until its a nice frosting consistency.

DO NOTE! The frosting recipe does make a little more frosting than you'll need. Unless you want your cake mixture very moist.

Combine your cake crumbs and frosting. Its easiest to mix by using your hands. Once thoroughly combined roll into 1 1/2 - 2 inch balls.

Melt your almond bark and roll balls in the coating with a fork or spoon. Then sprinkle the tops with crushed chocolate chip cookie crumbs.

If you make these cake balls I'd love to hear how you liked them. Comment below or tag me in a picture on Instagram @ChicCountryGirl
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday Finds | Fun Things Around The Web

Hope everyone had a fantastic week. Here in Colorado it's been so hot this past week, I am looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend.
Bags: This bag I'm obsessed with. It screams take me on an adventure. The Escape bag has been copied by other people but this is the original. 
 Garden:  Maybe your an avid gardener or just love the cheeky saying on this sign, it's a hilarious sign to add to any yard or garden.

Wall Décor: Take me back to the late 70's the era of Macramé everything. Have you too noticed macramé wall hangings have been popping up everywhere. Love the design of this one.

Jewelry: These bracelets are not only beautiful but support an amazing cause. Head over to their site and learn about the work this company does.

Home Décor: I'm always excited to find a new way to display plants or flowers. Loving this unique design.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Recipe | Chunky Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


Aww peanut butter! How I love thee. Even since I was a little girl I've loved peanut butter flavored anything. I'll even just scoop a spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar and eat it. Which has freaked some people out in the past saying its like "eating a stick of butter or cup of ketchup." which I personally don't think at all. Call me crazy!
So these cookies below are a spin on my Great Aunt Edna's classic peanut butter cookie.
All I did was swapped out creamy peanut butter for chunky and added peanut butter cups & milk chocolate chips.
You could make these minus the chocolate and they'd be delicious too.


Recipe:  Bake 350F Time 11 mins

1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Un-salted Butter
1 cup Chunky Peanut Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
3 cup Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
8 oz. Bag Mini Peanut Butter Cups
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
In a large bowl or stand mixer add eggs and brown & white sugar. Cream the butter and sugar then add in baking soda & vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Then start adding in your flour a little bit at a time. Once you've mixed in all of your flour add peanut butter cups & chocolate chips.
Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet roughly 1- 2 inch balls (depending how large a cookie you want.)  not packing the to tight and then smash them down. Bake at 350F for 11 mins.

If you make these cookies I'd love to hear how you liked them. Comment below or tag me in a picture on Instagram @ChicCountryGirl
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Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Finds: Fun Things From The Web

Hello! Lovelies
Check out some of these really fun things I'm currently loving and needing.

Home Décor: Loving these cute little copper pots. Obsessed with the little succulents in them. But they can be used for many different things. From in your bathroom to kitchen.

Jewelry: I own these very earrings myself and love them. They come in so many different fun colors and they even have a mini version of these petal earrings.
Clothing:  I love the simplicity in the bold font of this tank.
Furniture: Of course Target has come out with a new collection of awesome goodies. I love this outdoor chair, reminds me of some my Mom had when I was a little kid. Man I wish she still had those chairs.
What fun things have you discovered this week?