Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More projects...just in time for the holidays!

Here we go, the count down is on...how much shopping do you have left??

These lavender hand scrubs are wrapped and ready for my parent volunteers...
And Mickey is going to hang above the cutest little boys bed(his sister will be getting Minnie soon)!
My mom's crocheted scarves, hats, and bands are ready for gifts too!
Have a merry & bright holiday season!!!

xo Sarah 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Creative boost...

I've been in hyper-creative mode lately! Here's a sneak peek at what I've been working on for friends, family, & for sale...
I love this color!

And this gray would be great anywhere...

How about these jams that were created for a bridal shower!

And this chair for a friend's themed classroom!

Having fun!!
xo Sarah 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Combining our talents!!

My husband and I love entertaining, decorating, & filling our home with love, family, & friends!

We opened our barn this past week to share our love of food & art with family and friends - what a fun, successful day!!

We had hand scrubs, note cards, canvases, beach rocks with quotes, scarves, baby blankets crocheted with love...

Refurbished furniture...

...and lots of soups&sauces to sample & go home with!!

We ate, drank, shopped, laughed, and hugged at the end of a wonderful day! It's so good to have friends to share your happy moments with - our barn is always open!

Find your happy place!! 
xo Sarah 

Monday, July 28, 2014

The MORE of Soups & Sauces has been busy...

Well, we've been busy being creative in this house!! {love it!}

First, I finished a painting that I was hired to do for a baby girl's nursery...it's being shipped to another state- so exciting!!

My husband whipped up a couple batches of his amazing, homemade Blueberry/Cinnamon & Peach/Ginger jam. All I can say is YUM!!

I finally sat down in my studio and painted the beach rocks that I've been collecting- great for paper weights, inspiration, doorstops, or simply decoration on a table top. {I have beach rocks everywhere!} They're packaged & ready for sale and gift giving!!


I finished up a few more small canvases - a couple friends have ordered them for gifts- thank you!!

Finally ~ I love that while I ws painting, my son was sketching next to me! Love him!!

It was a great weekend, full of creativity!!

xo Sarah 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Blueberry goodness...

It all began with picking fresh blueberries! From there, we washed them, mashed them, & cooked them up {my husband did the cooking part}, filled the jars, baked the jars and jam to seal them...

...and voila!! Homemade blueberry/cinnamon jam!! ~Soups,Sauces & More~

Enjoy the berries of summer!
xo Sarah 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Art inspires art!!

We took a trip to our local art museum today ~ one of our summer bucket list items to do. We had a fabulous time checking out all the exhibits for a few hours, and then hit up an ice cream shop on our way home {yum}!!

When we got home, I just needed to paint!

Here's one of my creations. Then, I had a few other canvases that needed finishing touches, so they got finished as well...

Oops, upside down- I think you get the picture!
Anyway, some are for sale, some are gifts. Can't wait to share them all with others!!
Those of you who live nearby...watch your emails for exciting news! Our barn will be opening soon(August)...see you there!

xo Sarah

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Another project...

Old windows- love them!! This one came out of our kitchen, and is being recycled!
I had a brainstorm, got out my sander {thanks to my good friend Alyssa, I asked for a sander for Christmas}, polyurethane, and paint...
First, I thought cream would do, then...I saw this blue-
And, voila... I created a memo board for the kitchen, pantry, wherever you think you need to jot notes or a quote!
Here's a better pic, without me in the reflection...

What do you think? It's for sale! And I've got others that are similar!!

xo Sarah 

Monday, June 30, 2014

How does your garden grow?!

Our garden is finally beginning to take off! I think our cool spring kept our plants from growing quickly, but the sunshine & heat this week is helping them along...
Our wax beans & arugula...

Notice my son's painted rock tucked in there. 
everything is coming along well- which means we'll be enjoying some delicious dinners straight from the garden ( cooked by my husband of course) very soon! 

Enjoy summer, & your garden veggies!!

xo Sarah 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ahhhh, summer!

Summer....flowers in bloom, sprinklers on, reading a good book in the sun...

there's simply more time to enjoy the things you love in the summer. 

"Breathe, let go, and know that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

xo Sarah 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Flag Day...and my paints!

I thought Flag Day would be an appropriate day to add a flag to our fence.
I started off with my painter's tape, and then counted out my stripes- 13 beginning and ending with red...
Now, I just need to add the stars...not sure yet what I'm going to do or use. I'll post again when this project is truly complete!

Happy weekend!!
xo Sarah 

Friday, May 30, 2014

I'm always painting... Love it!!

We painted our rocks for the garden- love doing this! I painted the labels, my son painted the veggies~ I love projects we can do together!

Time for some new projects...painting for a boy's room- wait until you see!!
Happy Friday! 
xo Sarah 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Two Peas in a Pod shower...

My sister in laws baby shower was this past weekend - she & my brother are blessed with expecting a boy and a girl!
My mom and I were in charge of decorating...let the fun begin!! Our theme - two peas in a pod. The food was delicious (catered by my brother), desserts were to die for (Italian homemade cookies), and the hall was transformed with pink and blue tulle, ribbons, lights, and bows. 

Notice the little clothesline behind the arbor? One of my mom's adorable touches! Can't wait to meet these lucky little ones!!

xo Sarah 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I {heart}painting for others...

My little side job takes me to other people's homes, allows me to be creative, & makes me some extra $$.

The couple that I painted for yesterday, is expecting their 1st child in August ( oh, the excitement of a child)!! 
Here's the chevron wall that I painted- after much necessary measuring & taping it was successful! What do you think? 

Then, I painted a fun giraffe silhouette...
Now, they can focus on filling the room with furniture & welcome baby into the world! 
xo Sarah 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Home party...

My husband is an amazing chef- if I do say so myself! We had fun tonight with a small group of close friends & family, shared drinks, laughter, and of course...fabulous food!
By the way, Loaded Baked Potato soup is to die for! 
We also had orange marmalade for sale, lemon/rosemary hand scrub, canvas quotes, & notecards. We have fun together selling things we are passionate about! 

Happy weekend everyone! 

xo Sarah 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Maple house~ a must see!!

We visited KE Farms in a nearby town last weekend, to watch the maple syrup process- it was very interesting and delicious!

First, we tasted the clear sap - it was like water...
Then, we went inside to see where production takes place - what a sweet smelling shed! 

We watched it bubble and boil, and chatted with Ernie about how this bitter cold winter had taken a toll on maple syrup production. 
We would recommend a Sunday drive in the next couple of weeks!
We had pancakes& warm syrup for dinner that evening...

xo Sarah 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Orders to fill...

Hello spring(even though it far from feels like it)! This weekend, I've got a list to check off- so I thought I'd better get started tonight...
~first, I've got an order of lemon-rosemary hand scrub to fill, so here I go...
~next, I need to take a trip in the morning to the consignment shop to drop off Michael's "too small clothes", 
~ I was hired to paint another nursery, so I need to start some sketches to show the happy couple: the theme is chevron walls & giraffes, 
~finally, I need to buckle down & finish my report cards ( I'll tackle those Sunday).

Here's my last nursery painting on a 4x3 canvas...cutie Griffin was born on Monday! I hope he loves his nursery!!
Enjoy the weekend!
xo Sarah