Author Archives: eaviles

Old Glory, Old Hobbies

What better way to welcome the patriotism that is to come than with a little at-home red, white, and blue? A red, white, and blue runner to be exact. Here is the break down to how it was created: Step … Continue reading

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The Early Signs Of Summer

If I could live in a place where summer-like weather exists year round, I would flock there in an instant. The summer months are filled with so much cheer and activity that it keeps me yearning for its spirited season … Continue reading

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The Punch Is In The Pillow

At work today, I introduced a new reading theme to my students– A Question of Value. As an opener for this theme, I had my kids create a collage of people or things they value. Naturally, they got me to … Continue reading

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Em & M: The Begining

I never had an interest in baking. For yeeeeears in fact I considered myself incapable of even properly baking a Betty Crocker cake mix. About a year ago however, my baking interest peaked and I was determined to loose my … Continue reading

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Tile On Some Fun

If you love word play, you will love this very easy and quick scrabblesque project. Not only will you have hours of entertainment when company comes by, but it will also bring on some bonus home decor when left out … Continue reading

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May We Celebrate

I love any excuse to celebrate. Earth Day, Veteran’s Day, Flag Day, Chinese New Year, Summer Solstice, et cetera, et cetera… You name it and I do at least one small thing to acknowledge the day. Whomever began the big … Continue reading

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A Tisket A Tasket

Here is a unique basket idea with two purposes: Holds delightful festive treats. May be reused to plant darling flowers or useful herbs. Here are the very easy steps to follow: Cut three 1″ x 12″ strips of paper for … Continue reading

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A Hiking We Will Go

This past weekend a friend of ours invited us to join him on an early morning hike to Stebbins Cold Canyon, located west of Winters, CA. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the immense natural beauty we got … Continue reading

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Crème Caramel: Unifying People Globaly

Could there be any other delectable dessert that is found in such a gamut of regions world wide? Yes. It is true. Crème caramel is not a treat that everyone enjoys. If you are anything like my sweet pea of … Continue reading

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A Life Remembered

As April begins, memories of my beloved grandmother flood my mind. She has always held a special place in my heart. Perhaps being named after her helped create our instant bond. She helped raise me for the first few years … Continue reading

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