How to Cook Wild Mushrooms - Fall Mushrooming

How to Cook Wild Mushrooms – Fall Mushrooming

fall colors

Fall is my favorite time of year; I love hunting for mushrooms in the cool crisp autumn air! I love hunting for white chanterelles, matsutakes, hedgehog mushrooms and whatever edibles I can find.

hunting for mushrooms

Super Secret Chanterelle Patch

white chanterelle

White Chanterelle

Cooking wild mushrooms can be tricky. I always dry saute most my fresh wild mushrooms, usually with onions. Wild mushrooms have a high water…

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Weekly Whistle: Navy, Denim, & Lace

Weekly Whistle: Navy, Denim, & Lace


Check out my upcycled glass knob necklace! Start your collection today :)

Originally posted on Vintage Inspired Passionista:


 Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Whoop! Whoop! It is that time of the week again–Weekly Whistle time!

For this week’s WW, I decided to break out my favorite pair of Chip & Pepper jeans to create an oh-so-blue ensemble that is anything but sad…

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  One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and…


One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow blogger who choose them.

Requirements upon accepting this award: thank the person who nominated you, share 7 things about…

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Hairsticks, Accessories for Long Hair

Hairsticks, Accessories for Long Hair

hair sticks

Hair Accessories by BluKatDesign on Etsy

Even though my hair is short, I love making hair sticks! A few years ago a customer asked me to make some hair sticks for her in the same style as the earrings I make. It seemed  like a fun project and I am still making and selling them today! I love collecting unique beads and vintage beads so hair sticks are a great way to display my fabulous bead…

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Necklaces by Zubinski

Handmade Earrings - Jewelry Online

Handmade Earrings – Jewelry Online

dangling button earrings

I love making earrings; I make all sorts of different styles. I get inspired by the latest colors, fashion trends or a great vintage bead or button find.  Sometimes I just need a pair to go with a new outfit! I make button earrings in cluster dangles, hoops and studs also beaded, upcycled vintage, flower, mandalas and more! In the photo above, The Vintage Inspired Passionistais sporting my…

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15 Statement Necklaces You Don’t Want To Miss!

15 Statement Necklaces You Don’t Want To Miss!


BluKatDesign Statement necklace featured here in ” 15 Statement Necklaces You Don’t Want To Miss!”

Originally posted on Markalino Jewelry and Supplies:

I’ve done a bit of searching on Etsy to see what beautiful statement necklaces I could find.  Truly eye-catching necklaces that made me say “WOW!”  A statement necklace is for the purpose of, well…making a statement!  Something that…

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Fall Fashion Blue and Lime by blukatdesign featuring Lipsy
Repurposed Big Statement Rings - Button Jewelry

upcycled button rings

Upcycled button rings

I am not sure why I didn’t make these cool upcycled button rings sooner, they are so fun to make and wear! I just love arranging new and vintage buttons from my button stash to make cool color combinations for button pendants and now button statement rings! This is my first time wire wrapping,  I like the look of the aluminum wire but I make them with silver and gold plated…

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12th Woman Seattle Seahawks Fashion Jewelry by blukatdesign featuring vintage jewelry
12th Woman Seattle Seahawks Fashion Jewelry by blukatdesign featuring graphic tees
Captain America Inspired by eloiseknitsandpurls featuring lace up booties