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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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Em & M: The Blueberry Pie

The ambition here is that I will be able to bake at least one item off of Martha Stewart’s  Pies and Tarts cookbook each month and post my personal review of the whole process. With only three days left of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Salads

One of my favorite meals to make and enjoy during these sizzling months is a salad. The weather lends itself to the perfect salad enjoyment conditions. A– you get to have a healthy, refreshingly crisp, hearty meal almost instantly. B– … Continue reading

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Summer Summer Summer Time

And the love fest continues. (Yes, yet another summertime post.) About three weeks ago, when shockingly we were experiencing some unwanted wet weather, I was itching to make s’mores. Alas the dampness and gloominess would not allow. I decided to … Continue reading

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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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