Golden Gourds

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I rarely have time – but I must admit that I adore reading about DIY projects. The simplest of the projects I admire are the ones I attempt at home. I am also always drawn to the ones I can get my kids involved with. As previously noted here I adore child labor. While in… read more

How does your garden grow?

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It’s still spring and I am still blogging about all things lawn and garden! Last year we used a lawn care service that regularly left signs posted in our yard that warned against letting children and pets near the grass for a few days after administration. Hmmmmm… I know these signs are created to make… read more

Herbal Remedies

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Fresh herbs can transform a meal. A sprig of parsley makes a bowl of soup look regal. A few mint leaves make a cocktail more festive. And without fresh basil – tomato and mozzarella would be a lonely pair. While they are easily found in the produce section – I think growing them in your… read more

Sweet Treats

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I am doing my best to kick a severe sugar addiction but when I just have to have something sweet I turn to these little round cuties. They feel guiltless and are the perfect snack with an afternoon cup of tea. (READ: I eat them with my morning coffee because the addiction is that bad.)… read more

In Full Bloom

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Signs of spring are everywhere!   These tulips were clipped from our garden over the weekend. The red is insane! Their appearance makes up for every drop of rain that fell last month.   The only thing I┬álike getting from the garden more than fresh flowers are fresh vegetables. Over the last few years I… read more

Gifted

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Do you give good gift? I know I myself feel that my gifts always seem a little lame and limp when settled next to a nice big pile of well-wrapped gifts at a birthday party, anniversary celebration, or baby shower. I’m just not that good at picking, wrapping, or ribboning gifts for others. It is… read more

Nesting

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With Easter just around the corner I couldn’t resist sharing my all-time favorite Easter craft. This sweet, savory, smooth, crunchy little pocket of joy is DELICIOUS and super easy to make. Might it be the perfect activity for this Saturday afternoon? I think so. Aside from being scrumptious they also make for beautiful centerpieces or… read more

The Bottom Line

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If this bottom line is the goal? This is the guy who is going to get us there. Nothing like a 6’6″ former NFL Defensive End to get you motivated… Patrick Kerney is in very good shape. He also spent years training with the best of the best. He knows how to help others make… read more

Heavenly…

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Some call them “Heavenly Bars” but in our house my husband lovingly refers to them as “Fat Pills”. Oh the chocolatey, graham crackery goodness that awaits you with each and every bite! I contemplated not doing this post because I didn’t want anyone to know how truly easy they are to make. Then I thought… read more

Pretty Petals

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Flowers are special. They sincerely say “I’m sorry”. They uniquely say “I love you”. And they add that extra little bit of “You are someone special!” to a celebration or event. I love sending them home with guests at the end of a meal so I keep plenty of affordable round and square vases on… read more