Thursday, September 27, 2012

I tried perfecting...

Time for another treasury! Today's inspiration - music from Sanctus Real and an abundance of aqua and gray items that just begged to added to a treasury.

''Til I Got To Know You' by HandiworkinGirls

I tried perfecting myself Would You love me more without my mistakes I tried not to ask for Your help Cuz I didn't want to scare You away Yeah I was always worried I was gonna let You down Oh, it felt like I was standing In between the lost and found

















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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

For your shopping list

 Christmas is coming, and so is the season for gift-giving. Here's a few little things from the CAST Team to get your shopping started:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

An American Classic...

It's one of the quintessential American dishes - simple, tasty, home-spun comfort food - and, like a good pan of brownies, disappears like it's going of out style. You can serve it on a bun or a slice of fresh bread, you can pair it with potato wedges or fresh cole slaw, you can broil a slice of cheddar or smoked gouda on top, or you can just eat it plain...but please, remember to wipe your mouth afterwards. These are sloppy joes, after all!

Sloppy Joes
2 pounds ground beef
2 onions, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, optional
3 tablespoons Worchestire sauce
2 teaspoons red or white wine vinegar
1 4 ounce can of tomato paste
1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce OR 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes

Brown beef over medium-high, adding chopped onions, minced garlic, salt, and pepper as the beef cooks. Cook for ten minutes, or until beef is fully cooked. Add chili powder, dry mustard, ketchup, and dijon mustard. Stir well. Add remaining ingredients, and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes before serving. Serves 8.

This mixture is well-suited for slowcooking (the longer, the better!), if you'd like to prepare in the meal in advance, and for freezing, should you have any leftover.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cream & Red

A few items from the CAST Weekend Promotion - they would be great gifts for a fall birthday or "just because"!
Red Infinity Scarf
Spa Gift Basket

Autumn Farm Watercolor Painting

Vintage Stoneware Mugs

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby Aqua

brown aqua cream baby quilt girl denim polka dot crib blanketA chocolaty brown covered with aqua polka dots became the inspiration piece for our latest denim quilt. To highlight the colors in the backing, we included several cream-hued pieces, along with warm aqua and brown denim, to our quilt top. Two small pockets add a whimsical touch to our baby girl quilt, while the variety of blues keep the eye intrigued by the mix of light and dark colors. Snuggle up with our toasty combination of denim and cotton as winter approaches.
aqua brown cream denim quilt baby girls cottage retro

small throw quilt upcycled denim chocolate brown

baby girls quilt denim blue jeans aqua brown cream polka dot

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Not gonna fight You anymore...

Time for another early autumn inspired treasury. Today's color palette pairs warm olive green with hints of gold and burnt orange. Time for a pecan pie and a pile of leaves...

'Trust You' by HandiworkinGirls

I can't walk without watching where I'm going I can't speak without knowing what to say I can't love without any hesitation, cause I know that you don't work that way I can't reach without something to offer

Peaking Sun


Creamy White Handma...


Green LeavesThrow P...


Autumn Earrings Vin...


Burnt Orange Earrin...


Christian Art Neckl...


Old Hippie blend of...


4mm 18k Gold Band R...


Bed Linens Fabric-Q...


Fall on the Lake - ...


Fabric Beads Handma...


Yellow Ranunculus a...


Olivine Green Earri...


Coiled fabric trive...


3 Ounce Bag of Gol...


Mineral Eyeshadow -...


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Friday, September 7, 2012

CAST Weekend Promo

Fresh fall pieces from our fellow CAST shops...

Floral Bracelet
Amethyst Druzy Necklace