Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Thoughts: What are your next recipes to try out?

I have found recently that I don't do well with dairy. So I have been on the lookout for good dairy-free recipes. Whether or not you have challenges with dairy, you may want to check out some of these very tasty-looking recipes.

This Chicken, Avocado, and Orange Salad makes my mouth water just looking at it. The combination of avocado and orange is so fascinating! I know it will be one our family will try soon.

This Fresh-Herb Salmon With Jasmine Rice recipe looks really incredible too! Mmmm.... Parsley, chives, dill, ginger. It looks so incredible! And how fun to see these gorgeous pictures. Makes me want to go out and try this one right now!

And the last recipe I'll tempt you with is this for Pulled Pork Fajitas. How I love Mexican food, and I'm really into avocado and cilantro for flavor right now since I've been working to eliminate dairy.

So there you have it, three really incredible-looking dairy-free recipes. What are you favorite recipes? Share them in the comments for us all to see!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Treasures: world cup bling

This week I am featuring a sweet shop, buysomelove, that has a cute world cup line of products.

First, who doesn't love the Tour de France?

And for those than want to choose their own country, here you go!

What a fun find!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Finds: Sale on October (Opal) and November (Citrine) Birthstones

Great news for you! I am starting a new routine, where each month that month's birthstone and the following month's birthstone will be on sale.

So right now, at cksilver, you can view these fun items in the SALE section!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Treasures: fun wearable accessories

Here are some really fun hair accessories from littlepeachfuzz, who likes to knit and upcycle old things into new.

Here are some fun highlights for Halloween and the amazing freshness of fall. First, her felt autumn pinwheel hairclip is adorable:

And similarly, this beautiful felt hairband is fun and festive as well:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Finds: Fall Colors

I love the fall, and all the beautiful colors it represents. Join me on this journey of the many colors of fall. There are so many items available in autumn and Christmas colors, as well as birthstones for every month. Come see the latest of what you can find at cksilver for yourself or your Christmas list! Click on any picture to learn more about that item.

First a nice bracelet, earring, and necklace set called Southwest Autumn which incorporates turquoise, garnet, brown snowflake jasper, and sterling silver:

Next, some lovely autumn red earrings:

And last, some lovely green earrings:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Treasures: my sister site

Today I have found my sister site on Etsy. Meet Allison from blueforestjewellery in the UK. Her aim is to string semi-precious beads in stunning colour combinations to make statement pieces.

Check out these lovely earrings:

And this matching necklace:

How fun to find such an interesting shop! In my next blog post I want to show you some fun new fall colors and items. Stay tuned! You won't want to miss it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Musings: Caring for Those Around Us

We had a chance to go to Seattle this weekend, and although it was a whirlwind trip we had a chance to have some really great conversations with several different sets of people.

In one conversation, we talked a lot about what it looked like to be Jesus to people. In one situation, when the wife told her neighbor she could watch the neighbor's child with some pretty special needs every day, the neighbor responded saying "I don't know much about church, but I know that I love your God."

Wow! What an amazing statement! How often do you get to hear that from people around you? Are you reaching out to the widows and orphans, and caring for them through relationship over the long term?

Let me tell you, I had no desire to step out of our comfort zone and do this even two years ago, but God is bringing us on an incredible journey and helping us to understand more about people's needs around us, and how we can reach out to them over the long term in relationship.

We have been able to do this in small ways so far through our foster care respite weekends. I'm looking forward to what He's bring to us next.

How about you? In what ways to you care for those around you? How are you giving them hope?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Treasures: fingerless gloves from uniquedesignsbymsp

I love to go find new handmade items from other online shops, and the fingerless gloves at UniqueDesignsbyMsP have really caught my eye. She works with fabric, fibers, beads, and just about anything else textural, colorful or sparkly.

Fall in love with the colors in her fingerless gloves. First, my favorite are these A Taste of Berry fingerless gloves:

These Clear Blue Sky ones are really pretty as well!

So go stop by her shop, and say that cksilver sent you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Musings: Kids in Need

We had another foster child for a short-term respite stay this weekend, and I am reminded of how precious children are to Jesus. He calls us to care for the fatherless, and these foster kids are in need of loving families to come alongside them with helpful boundaries.

I am in awe that we get to be part of serving kids in this way. What are you doing to help others that goes beyond yourself or your family?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Finds: RaeoLight

I am loving the amazing photography from raeolight on Etsy!

Like this old truck:

Or this house that looks like a million stories could have flowed through its walls:

And these amazing Gerber flowers:

So what are you waiting for? Come check out these beautiful prints and snag one for yourself! And make sure you say that cksilver sent you!