Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Roaring 20′s

Today marks twenty years of having a little sister. That’s right– the sweet little baby girl that came into my life back in 1991 enters the excitement of her twenties today. To mark this new decade in her life, at … Continue reading

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From Candle to Cake

Sometimes, part of the appeal in eating begins with the presentation. Take a cake stand for example. The way the stand elevates treats closer to eye level almost as if to tempt your craving to the max. And how the … Continue reading

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Em & M: The Strawberry Icebox Pie

It’s that time again! Time for another recap out of the Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts cookbook. With strawberries at the peak of the season, the featured item this month is a strawberry icebox pie. Featured Item #3: Strawberry Icebox … Continue reading

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An Unexpected And Delightful Find

Every now and then, if lucky, a trip to a farmer’s market can introduce you (or reintroduce you) to fresh produce you will likely not find at a grocery store. In my recent visit to a somewhat local farmer’s market, … Continue reading

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Remember the Remnants

Quick post couch update… Having about 1.5 yard x 2 yard of fabric remaining, I had to make use of this remnant. Since the fabric is specifically for upholstering though, it was a bit of a challenge at first. Alas … Continue reading

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What Can $20 Buy In Today’s Economy?

Would you believe that $20.10 made me the proud owner of a new couch this weekend? Thanks to Joann’s fabulous extra 50% off red tag fabrics sale and a little relentlessness on my part, our old has seen better days … Continue reading

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Going Back To My Roots

When I was a kid, I remember using unwanted items to give them new life. Everything from creating hay for my lego farm out of pencil shavings at the age of 5, to creating an earring holder out of ripped … Continue reading

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