I’m crafty… a DIY round-up!


  I’m no woodworker by any means, but I have been known to make a few things with my own hands. My Dad would be proud of this post. Must have gleaned something from those hours watching planter I made from one. Proud to say that crate is still holding up, and the lavender pictured is still going strong almost ...

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Recipe round-up: just desserts, part one


Here’s the first of,let’s say three dessert round-ups of my recipes from the These scones are one of my most favorite recipes. EVER. I’ve even been developing a gluten free version… This cake needs no further description, as the title is a mouthful in itself: this cookie recipe is was a closely guarded family secret. Fancy pastries with no skillz ...

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My kitchen must-haves


My at home test kitchen approved favorite tools and gadgets; you know, the things I just can’t live without. -The Thermapen instant read thermometer. -I use my pressure cooker all the time. I have Epicurean cutting boards are just that. Of course, this is just a peek into the kitchen arsenal. I’ll let you know what else I can’t live ...

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Recipe round-up: soups and salads


I’ve been swimming, Scrooge McDuck style, through the

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Looking back: the evolution of our house!

before and after!

It’s easy to forget in the day to day of life how much our space changes over the years. I’m fortunate to have documented the progress we are making on our little 1961 Northwest Ranch. STILL. SO FAR. TO. GO. But, BUT look at what we’ve done already! The living room, a new IKEA Expedit TV stand makes. replacing our ...

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