I be jammin’… 🍓🍯

What ELSE would I be doing in a blizzard?

I love my Ball brand FreshTech Jam maker & it’s perfect counterpart, the BALL Fresh Tech canner. It makes an easy task of homemade jam.

I came across my favorite recipe quite by accident. I wanted to make low sugar strawberry jam, but I miscalculated the amount of strawberries I needed. So I added raspberries. Still not enough volume (3.25 cups needed) I threw in the blueberries.

Perfection 👌🏻

Very Berry Jam – it’s the house specialty 💙

You start with 3.25 cups fresh crushed fruit over 3 Tablespoons of Pectin. Add 1/2 teaspoon butter (or margarine) to prevent foaming. Wait 4 minutes for the beep to add sugar – it’s jam in 21 minutes.

All finished with a great vibrant color ❤️

Stained Glass Cabin

A miniature house made from glass shows off expert construction and dazzling motifs seemingly ripped from Alice In Wonderland. Covered with stained glass, the house sits on a property in Mohawk, New Jersey. Neile Cooper, a long-time stained-glass artist and jeweler, considers the Glass Cabin her most ambitious work to date. The sharp right angles of the house juxtapose with the swiveling oversized leaves and the curving wingspan of butterflies, accentuating the fantasy house. “The Glass Cabin is my dream project, my creative sanctuary in my yard in a lovely lakeside town,” the artist explains.

“It is made almost entirely of reclaimed materials. Rafter beams from some fallen trees, lumber from a neighbor’s storm-damaged porch, and many, many old window frames. The cabin’s front-facing wall measures 8-feet by 12-feet. The cabin is small but the views from within are spectacular and kaleidoscopic,” explains Cooper. Indeed.

Cooper explores many of these same motifs in her popular jewelry designs. You can see more photos of Glass Cabin on Instagram. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Knit Happenz 😎

First EVER knit-a-long – I loved it so much I took my time in finishing it. EVERY family member laid claim to it, so it’s headed to where our family gathers – our beach home on Saint Simons Island 🌴

Each month Jimmy Beans Wool would ship a Madelinetosh DK weight specially dyed yarn illustrating a sign of the Zodiac.

I wish the colors were available for separate purchase but they’re long gone.

Knit Happenz is my alter ego on Instagram™