Archive for Lafayette Antiques

Hostess Gift Ideas


As a hostess one of the things I have always enjoyed were handmade gifts. Some of my favorites to give and receive is handmade fudge, cookies, or maybe a good bottle of wine!

Is your hostess a coffee lover? What better than a loaf of homemade banana bread with some flavored coffee!

Or for the hostess that loves to spend time in the kitchen, how about some new towels, and new cooking utensils.

Can’t you just imagine to look on your hostess’ face when you put a little thought into a special gift for her!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Today’s Inspiration

This is a wonderful time of year to make memories. It was always fun watching the girls during the holidays. They loved the lights, decorating the tree, and making cookies for Santa!

This quote is just a little reminder to make memories that we can cherish a lifetime!

 

 

Happy Wednesday!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Gift Ideas in a Jar

We’re all running around like crazy these days. You want to get something for your co-worker and can’t afford to spend a lot of money, or you want to be a little creative. Here are some adorable ideas to create gift ideas in a jar.

These are a perfect size and you can create one for any interest!

How about a mani / pedi lover?

or someone that loves to bake?

maybe a tea lover? or coffee lover?

These are so simple and quick to put together, and the recipient will be thrilled when they see what is in the jar!! 🙂

 

Until next time,

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Today’s Inspiration

 

With the pressure to get everything done, especially with the holidays around the corner – this is a good quote to remember.

You are LOVED! Take a minute and count your blessings!

 

Happy Saturday!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

 

FREE Tag and Coloring Page

 

Nothing tastes better than hot cocoa with a little snowman!

 

 

 

 

These freebies are for personal use only. You may not sell them! If you wish to share – please share this post!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Simple Décor for the Fireplace Mantel

We are all busy working, taking care of the kids, and we all suddenly realize that the holidays are upon us!

Where did summer, and then November go? Today we have some simple, yet adorable and colorful.

We all have those ugly vases, yes I said ugly vase, but when you fill them full of colorful vintage glass ornaments, and lights they go from ugly drab to FAB!!

Just add a little greenery and you’re ready for holiday entertaining!

 

Until next time!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

 

Simple Snacks

The holidays are coming and we’re all busy. You’ve been invited to join your friends or family for a quiet afternoon, and you’re looking for something quick and simple to take and share!

 

Until next time – have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Easy Winter Chili in a Jar

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to showcase some easy, yet tasty jar recipes to give as gifts or to put in the cupboard for a long day of work and school activities!

When giving as a gift, just copy the recipe on a recipe card, or pretty paper and attach to the jar with pretty ribbon.

 


 

Easy Winter Chili In A Jar (makes 1 soup mix jar – 1 jar makes 8-10 servings of soup)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup brown or green lentils
  • 2/3 cup yellow split peas
  • 2/3 cup green split peas
  • 1 cup Barley
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 10 cups water

Preparation

1. In a quart-sized mason jar, layer 1/2 of the lentils, 1/2 of the yellow split peas, 1/2 of the green split peas, the barley, 1/2 of the green split peas, 1/2 of the yellow split peas, 1/2 of the lentils. Top with the spices and bouillon cubes.

2. To make the soup: combine contents of jar with the tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 1 – 1-1/2 hours, until the lentils and barley are soft.

 

Until next time! And don’t forget to share your favorites with us! We love to share!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Today’s Inspiration

This is something we all need to remember – print a copy and put on your bathroom mirror. You’ll see it every morning and never forget!

 

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Chocolate Martini’s

Send dad and the kids to pick out the Christmas tree while you invite the girls over for a little chocolate, drinks, and chick flicks. What better way to enjoy than with chocolate martini’s – mmmmm

 

 

Enjoy!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy