Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Country Lane Christmas Expo

Christmas, What?  I know it's hard to think about it already, but I'm always happier when I start early. It just makes the season more enjoyable.  So come see us in Santa Clara tomorrow and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! 

We try to have a little holiday show every year in Santa Clara, this will be our fourth year in a row, and we always have a blast! 

Hope to see all of our friends (&hopefully make some new ones) tomorrow...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wayne County Fair

We had so much fun at the fair! Thank you for all the local support!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{the art of} Making the Most of a Quilt

I just started sewing about 3 years ago and I really do LOVE it...  especially quilting and there are just so many things you can do with a QUILT! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

4th of July Goodies!

I love the 4th...  Here are some really cute ideas I came across on Pinterest.  I'm hoping to try a few this year!

Patriotic Pudding Cups

Red, White, and Blue Popcorn

Punch + Gatorade + 7-Up = Awesomeness!

and for the flower pots...

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate..... Amazing flavored water!

Don't forget the TABLE...

For the kids (even the big kids love these)!

Smores...Yes Please!

I like the idea of using a variety of ingredients... Nutella (no brainer), Peanut Butter (of course), Strawberries (I'll let you know). 

What better way to celebrate our freedom's than with family and fun!

Monday, June 18, 2012

4 Ingredient Almond Toffee...

Some of you probably saw this posted on FB but I thought I would post the recipe for fun. 

This is my hubs FAVORITE candy.  I'm excited that I now know how to make it and that it only has 4 ingredients! 

**these iphone pics aren't that great but you get the idea....

Almond Toffee

1 1/2 cups chopped toasted almonds, divided
      (I toasted raw almonds in the oven with sea salt, optional)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
4-6 bars of chocolate (I used Hershey bars)


1. Butter a 7x11 pan (or 9x12 for slightly thinner toffee). Sprinkle 1 cup of toasted almonds on bottom of the pan.

2. ***Warning*** This is the ONLY tricky part. Sugar can burn insanely fast! (I burnt it twice before I got it right!) Watch your temperature and pull it off the heat as soon as it reaches the right temp.
     In a heavy saucepan (don't use a non-stick pan) at medium-high heat melt butter and add brown sugar.  Stir until gentle boiling.  Reduce heat to medium or medium-low and boil. Continue to stir. It's best to use a candy thermometer. Pull off the heat when it reaches 280 degrees hard-crack stage***. About 10 min. 

***Candy will reach the hard-crack stage at different temperatures for different altitudes.  Find out yours here. We are at about 7000ft. So ours is about 280*

3. After you've removed heat, give it a good stir. Immediately pour hot mixture into pan over almonds. 

4. Unwrap your chocolate bars (mine were just regular sized Hershey Bars) and place them on top of the warm mixture. Let them sit a minute or so until melting, then spread chocolate around carefully with a spatula.

5. Sprinkle with remaining toasted almonds and gently press them into the chocolate.

6. Cool completely, and then break apart into chunks.  Store in a covered container.

HELLO...awesome toffee
that you don't have to pay
$18/lb for!!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

New Blog Design!

           I must be the LAZIEST blogger in history! I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Christmas! 

     Actually, I've been wanting to makeover our blog for awhile now and just couldn't decide what to do and I didn't want post until I revamped the blog. It's finally coming along and I love the new design! There are still a few bugs I'm working out so be patient (Like I'm pretty sure all the cute "connect" buttons over there don't work...).  *Update* they work now....follow, follow, follow!

     I think we'll do a GIVEAWAY to celebrate our new blog. There I said it, I shouldn't have.... but it's out now! So, check back soon for details! 

In the mean time here are a few pics of what I have been doing.....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011


Last weekend I went to St.George to help with my nephew's open-house/reception, it was really fun... 

I loved the colors Mary picked! 

I just thought I would post a few pictures to show you how it turned out....

What a cute couple they are!  I got to know Mary a little better, not only is she gorgeous, she is so fun and down to earth.  I know her in-laws adore her! Jordon is a lucky guy...

For their open-house they had an ice-cream topping bar.... with four flavors of ice-cream & all kinds of amazing toppings, including some unusual ones.... yogurt covered pop rocks??? {you wouldn't think so, but seriously good!}

The guests were invited to take a cake-pop as a thank-you.  I thought they turned out really cute! Email me {if you are planning your event in the St.George area},if you would like the information for who made them... she did a great job.

We made aprons in Mary's colors for all the servers to wear.  The girl's were given the aprons as a thank you gift for helping.  I made a copycat version of the Anthropologie Tea-And-Crumpets Apron , {I'll post the tutorial next week}.  They are fun to make and would make cute Christmas gifts.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A few shots before the rain....

The girls and I wanted to do a bohemian shoot yesterday.  We got all set up and took a few shots...  {notice the sky}

The sky gets progressively worse...
{I, of course, don't notice}

Cutie {Laren} waiting her turn....

Love this spot {my backyard}... easy to get to and has lots of old stuff, haha!

I would tell people I was making a teepee and they would look at me like I was a freak & say "Whhhyyyy??" or "What the crap for??"  In my slightly skewed mind I would think "Who DOESN'T want a teepee!" Hello... it just seemed like a no brainer to me, haha!

You can find the instructions from Sunset Magazine here if you are also a freak and feel the need to have one of your own...

Back to the darkening sky....

Loving the combination of clouds, light, and red cliffs... My husband took these pics with his iphone, pretty amazing how they turned out!

This was the last pic we took before we had to grab the teepee {I wasn't leaving it!} and run for the house!

I had lots of fun shots planned, but I will save them for another day.... we had so much fun and the girl's were such good sports {they still let me dress them up}.

You can preview some of the pics here .

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

January Thaw.....

Sorry it's been so long since we have posted!  We have been having too much fun and not working at all on jewelry.  We are working on some new things that we hope to be posting soon.  Winter has been so awful all over the country... but we have been fortunate to have some unusually beautiful weather here!  I know we are some of the few.  We took advantage of the sun this last weekend and got out for a little ride in our back yard!    Here are a few of the photos...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010



Thursday, November 18, 2010



Santa's Workshop is celebrating it's 26th year in St. George, UT.  The show has gained a fantastic reputation over the years and has become a tradition for many people and families!

The show will be located at the beautiful, state of the art, 
Dixie Center
 1835 S. Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT

There will be over 500 vendors with everything you can imagine!   

See you there!

For more information click HERE
or email us HERE

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Key Necklace is this Season's Signature Look....

Who's wearing it: Taylor Swift wore a vintage key necklace in her "Love Story" video. Jennifer Aniston was photographed wearing the Key to My Heart necklace.....

Other celebrities photographed in the look: Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jessica Biel, Alexa Chung, Miley Cyrus.....

I love the way ALEXA CHUNG wears her keys....

Here is my version:

Wear them LAYERED UP or just little singles.....

These will be added to Our Shop this stop by and get some!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Craft Fair in Salina @ the Blackhawk Arena.... See you there!

There are a couple of things going on....

First: We've opened Covet Jewels Etsy Shop so it is easy to check out our inventory and even easier to order!  It takes time to get everything loaded, so check back often... we are adding inventory just about every day.

Second:  We will be doing a couple of Craft Fairs this season the first of which is Oct.22 & 23, in Salina, UT.  Located @ the Blackhawk arena.  Friday the hours are from 10:00am - 7:30pm, and Saturday from 9:00am - 7:00pm

Hope to see you there and if you mention you saw this on our blog we will give you 10% off your purchase! 

Third:  Watch for our {Our Shop}'s GRAND OPENING coming soon!

Fourth:  Do not resist the urge to join our Covet Jewels email list to recieve members- only coupons and specials! Just shoot us an email that says "add me"!   

"new" obsessions:

We haven't posted these in Our Shop yet.... but they are made with the these charming, little, dainty brass lockets... 

Blu Fioritura Hoop Earrings (Italian for blue flower), the flowers are vintage rhinestones that are this really cool turquoisey(not sure that's a word) blue.....

This dark romantic bracelet will soon be listed in {Our Shop}..... This is one of our best selling designs!

Hope to see some of you this weekend!
If you need more us {HERE}

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