July 4th, 2016

The 4th ended up being quite the rainy day!!  But in the end sales were good and everyone seemed to be in a great mood that came in the store!!  There were several folks walking around town in period costume which really added to the nostalgia of Historic Ste. Genevieve!! Fireworks tonight will be a perfect way to end our wonderful American holiday!! Ahhhh, I just love it here!!!

Now on to business!!!!  July is usually our kick off month of getting ready for the fall!  So we will be adding back to the inventory a lot of our fall scents that we do not carry year around. Also we will be adding to our fall crafts.  I will be posting pictures as well!!! We are also expanding on our Rawleigh line!  The flavoring are awesome.  I even had a customer bring in a sample of homemade ice cream made from the Black Walnut!!  Super tasty!!!  Many wine cork crafts as well!!!  Wait to you see what we just got in!!! Well again thank you all for such a wonderful day!!!!  I hope your holiday week-end was as great as you made mine!!!

Happy 1rst of July!!!

Just a reminder to let everyone know, we will be open on 4th of July!!!  Yes they are calling for rain and the dry areas will probably be BBQ’ing, so I’m sure it’s going to be a slow a day.  But hey I will be here anyway, lol.  We have work to do in the shop so I my as well have the doors open.  Feel free to drop by with a pretty decorated holiday cupcake!!!  Hope everyone has a super great holiday week-end, ENJOY!!!

Dried Herbs at Rustik Sand Kandles!!!

We are now carrying dried herbs in the shop!!!  Some are locally grown and harvested, all organic, and some we buy from a reputable  company that deals with herbs that are indigenous to this area.  How many times do see Cats Claw growing in the wild around this part of Missouri?? lol  Stop in have a looksy of all the things being added to our inventory.  A little tip for the future………we will soon be carrying herbal teas!!!!  Some already packaged and some in bulk!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and reading our blog!!!  Hope everyone has a super great day!!

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls


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1 medium green cabbage                            Salt and pepper

water                                                                1/2 tsp. ground allspice

1 cup medium-grain rice                           1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup shredded yellow onion                one 15 oz can tomato sauce, divided

1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley                 1 medium onion sliced

1/2 cup fresh chopped dill                         1-2 Roma tomatoes sliced

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper                             1 tsp. ground cumin


1.) Set a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil.  Remove and discard (or feed to the pet rabbit) couple leaves of cabbage.  Core cabbage and wash in cold water.


2.) Place cabbage in boiling water.  As the top layer of leaves blanches, remove them carefully by hand or using tongs. Continue process, peeling off top layer of leaves as they soften. Set aside to cool briefly.  Once cooled, cut each cabbage leaf into halves or thirds, removing any thick veins.


3.) In a large mixing bowl, combine rice, shredded onions, herbs, spices, oil, 1/2 can of tomato sauce, and 1/4 cup water and stir.


4.) Lightly oil a large Dutch oven or heavy cooking pot. Line bottom with sliced onions and Roma tomatoes.


5.) Take a piece of cabbage and place on a flat surface, coarse side up. Add 1 teaspoon (more if leaves are larger) of rice mixture at one end of the leaf.  Roll up leaf to completely enclose stuffing. Repeat with remaining cabbage and stuffing.


6.)Layer cabbage rolls, seam-side down in the prepared Dutch oven pot. Top with remaining tomato sauce and about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups of water (water should barley reach the top layer of cabbage rolls). Add ground cumin.


7.) Top cabbage rolls with a small plate (to keep rolls from coning undone). Cook on high heat for 5 to 7 minutes until liquid reduces by half.  Reduce heat to low. Leaving the small plate in, cover pot with its own lid.  Let cook for 10 minutes, then remove plate. Cover with lid only and cook for another 15 minutes or until liquid is completely absorbed and rice stuffing is cooked through.  Transfer carefully to a serving platter and serve.

February 9th 2016

Happy snow day to everyone!!!!

Weather man was only calling for flurries……..ended up with almost 2 inches! lol  Oh well, that is life in Missouri!!! I wanted to thank everyone for coming out this past week-end and supporting the Chocolate Walk!!! I loved seeing everyone and absolutely loved hearing that you are following us on our social medias!!!

As many of you already know, we are carrying Rawleigh products now!  At the moment we only have the antiseptic salve which is in the gold/yellow can with red lettering. Today, I just ordered the medicated ointment which is in the blue can and some double strength vanilla and fresh ground cinnamon!!  So our product line is expanding!!  Thank you so much for the wonderful sales and feedback!!!  I haven’t seen this stuff in years and am so happy I have found it!  With every order I place I will be adding to the variety! So if you have a certain Rawleigh Product you are interested in, just let me know and I will be happy to add it to an order!!

Rawleigh Salve

January 7, 2016

Happy Thursday!!! I wanted to let everyone know that during January and February we will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am working on trying to get our inventory built back up so the shop doesn’t have that empty look. We are having a great year and the merchandise is moving out the door faster then what I can make it!! That is very much an excellent thing!!! Since business has slowed down after the holidays I chose these days to close since they are my least busiest. I hope everyone is having a super great day!!

Happy New Year!!!

Greeting from flood ridden Ste. Genevieve!  Finally the Mighty Mississippi has crested at 46.9 feet and is backing down to hopefully a normal depth!  We have spent the last few days sandbagging in St. Mary’s. What a wonderful group of people we have been meeting and getting to know! It has been wonderful seeing our new community pull together to help save each others homes and businesses!

Now that the busy holiday season has come to a close and things are beginning to slow down we will adding more inventory and moving things around in the shop.  As you know we are expanding our line of Primitive Crafts and the slower season will give me more time to sew up some bunnies, more Raggedy Ann dolls, and all sorts of Ornies! Also as you know nothing of ours is made by a sewing machine, all our sewn primitive crafts are hand stitched!!!  I will make a note that there are some machine made items in the store and they are made by family members and you can very distinctly tell them apart. The machine made items are perfect and look brand new! The hand stitched primitive crafts are brand new as well be have been made to look aged from the 15th – 16th century!

Along with all that cool stuff we are expanding on our container candle line as well!! Several customers have asked for wick candles and since tarts are the top seller that is what we built our inventory with first.  Now that we have that under control we are listening to our customers and adding the candles with wicks!!!! YAY!!!!

We are also getting a lot of drift wood collected and I have been painting on that as well!!  Soooooo there are lots of new things in store for you at Rustik Sand Kandles!  I am working on purchasing all sorts of sized boxes so everything that we have in the store can also be sold online!!  The only thing keeping us from putting everything online is our lack of ways to ship because of odd sizes.  It gets to costly to put small items in big boxes.  By the time you get all the packing in the box to keep it from shaking around it just adds to much weight.

I hope everyone is have a super great start to the New Years!  My resolution is to keep up with my blog better!!!!! Peace!



We’re Winners!!!!

So excited to announce that that we won the 4th Friday Art Walk!!!! The customer who’s name was pulled out of the pot chose our store to do their $100.00 shopping spree!!!  What an amazing feeling!!! The big ticket the customer bought is our old antique ironing board with a Santa painted on it! Congratulations to my mom for such wonderful artwork!! She is the one who painted it!!!

We are currently working on Fall decorations to put our little shop in the seasonal spirit!  I have also just added some pip berry wreaths and candle rings!!  I love the fall feel they give. I  am painting fall and Halloween décor as well! Don’t just stop by once, come by often because it is constantly changing!!

Santa Ironing Board