Wildflowers in the kitchen

When I heard the slightest whisper from spring the inspiration to play came on full force. The violets peeked their pretty little faces toward the sunshine and I gathered a cupful for kitchen experiments.

Violet petals in sugar with a hint of lemon zest made the prettiest lavender sugar!

Egg white wash over whole violets, sprinkled with sugar makes for candied violets. I'm dreaming of cupcakes fit for a fairy party!

And because  the violet sugar was so fun, I tried the same with dandelions. I don't know if the color will keep, but I'm already thinking of what other flowers I can try!

Hmm, I've been looking through the archives to see if I could find a picture of our cabinet knob that we used for the bathroom closet. I can't find one so maybe I just haven't shown it before. I know, I know, I'm holding out on you guys.

Anyway, it was a pretty glass sphere, similar to the one shown, and if you've already read the text on the image below you already know it broke. I thought about gluing it back together (the glass popped off the base, no biggie) but decided to do something a little more unique for the door pull.

Click on the image to see it bigger if you can't read the instructions.

Since we're off the TV for a while, we sat around last night practicing monkey fist heaving knots. A few knots in and Charlie tied one that looked good enough to use. I might invest in a $2 brushed bronze backplate from the hardware store, I might not...haven't fully decided yet. In the meantime I'm pretty giddy about our new (cheap!) knob.

Simply slide one end through a drilled hole, knot it firmly against the back side of the drawer/door and you've got yourself a cheap and stylin' knob!

Are you wearing sunglasses?

Good design with the greater good in mind? I think ol' Charlie 'n RayRay would likee.**

I think Recession Design is brilliant, even though I can't read the instructions. {Via Bloesem Kids}

So is Made by Joel {via Aesthetic Outburst}

And this 8bottles shirt makes me feel all warm and fuzzy knowing we're on the right track: caring for the planet with classic style. {via The Green Samaritan}

**{And I promise to never say "likee" again.}