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Summer’s End 5 Sep

Holding on to every last bit of summer, surrounding ourselves with a table of friends and the scent of honeysuckle blossoms filling the air.

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Scents have this amazing ability to transport us into another moment in time. The perfume of summer tomato vines, cut grass, the air after a thunderstorm, our hands after touching lavender, sheets dried in the sunshine, and honeysuckle nectar pull me into simpler days. Our backyard turns into a beautiful forrest of overgrown green vines sprinkled with white and yellow flowers. We spend summer evenings picking the honeysuckle blossoms and pulling the sweet nectar out.

As we wait for the cool nights to settle in and the leaves turn to gold, we’re celebrating the end of summer with syrup made from all our honeysuckle. Bottling up summer to make it last a little longer. The beauty of this recipe is you can use any fresh edible flower that takes you to another place. Lilac for Spring, roses and lavender for Fall. Pour this syrup over sponge cake, sweeten your tea, or make a beautiful flower scented cocktail.
Honey Suckle Syrup

1 cup organic sugar
1 cup water

In a saucepan over medium heat add the water and sugar, stirring occasionally until sugar crystals dissolve. Turn heat off and add the honeysuckle blossoms to mixture. Cover so the blossoms seep for an hour, infusing the syrup with honeysuckle. When the time is complete pour syrup through a sieve into a glass container to store. Place in refrigerator for storage up to 1 month.

Recipe adapted from this LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE.

And the perfect Summer’s End Cocktail featured on Snippet & Ink!!

More fun recipes from our evening, the perfect salad recipe to end summer and the best pound cake recipe to pour the syrup over.




Botanical Inspiration 6 Jul

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Feelings of love and joy in having such amazing friends to help bring a vision of my new site and letterpress to life! The inspiration started with a gorgeous antique botanical print of “Clary Sage” I fell in love with. Miya from Layers of Loveless illustrations are visually stunning and there is so much artistry in her work. Together we created this hand drawn font incorporating Clary Sage. The lovely Megan with Ruby the Fox designed letterpress and Stacey from Steracle Press crafted these final beauties.


Antique Botanical Print – Belle Botanica

Custom Wax Seal – Stamptitude

Site Design – Dustin Davis

Blueberry Dye – Featured on Magnolia Rouge 8 Apr

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I’ve dreamt of a simple iced cake with blueberry frosting and was so excited when my talented friends completed the vision with their flowers and paper goods. Miya from Layers of Loveliness handwrote the invitations using blueberry ink on blueberry paper we dyed! The result is a gorgeous suite with an artisan touch. Each one is individual with a hues of gray, steel, purple, and blue. Kelly with Fleur arranged Specked rare fritillary, garden roses, poppies, and peonies to complement the organic blue cake perfectly. We finished the setting with gray dyed linens with gold to add some elegance. I had an incredible time photographing all these details along with a dream cake.


Thank you Magnolia Rouge for the gorgeous feature!

Florist – Fleur Calligraphy – Layers of Loveliness  Paper – Silk & Willow Cake – The Cakery Pottery – Fringe & Fettle


Snow Day 12 Jan

And citrus frosted cinnamon rolls roasted over the fire.

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Waking up to an orange sun and a blanket of snow is a welcome guest while we wait patiently for spring. The winters are long so we’ve made an art of staying in, building a morning fire, and finding fun ways to cook over an open flame. Our favorite is roasting cinnamon rolls which turn perfectly caramelized and gooey like the best part of the cinnamon roll, the middle. The secret is adding a little orange zest to the icing for dipping. Enjoy a morning at our farmhouse and the recipe below for fire roasted cinnamon rolls with citrus icing below.

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Fire Roasted Citrus Cinnamon Rolls

1 package of cinnamon rolls

the zest of 2 oranges

skewers for roasting

small bowl to mix icing and zest

Open the cinnamon rolls (our favorite but any will do great) and place the icing in a small bowl. Mix the zest and icing until smooth. For your cinnamon rolls cut them into around 8 inch stripes for roasting. Small rolls may not need to be cut. Wrap the roll around skewer using the prongs and roast each side for 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool and cover with orange icing. This recipe is also amazing for camping or enjoying at a bonfire.

After zesting the oranges you can make citrus juice. We love mixing 5 or 6 squeezed oranges with a cup of pineapple juice for sweetness but any juice mix you love is perfect. It’s a nice break from hot chocolate and makes you excited for warmer days. But the best is using the rids to make the house smell amazing. Throw those in the fire to release all the oils. xx

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