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Going home to roost

Going home to roost
i’m excited to share a free sewing pattern i made for you today! have you ever used mug rug? i use one every day! it’s one of those things that you don’t think you need until you finally have one and then you think, ‘how did i ever live without this?!’. i keep mine right next to my workspace and that’s where my coffee and tea lives every day. not only does it have it’s very own space on my desk, but it also gives my mug a silent landing spot. since bear is usually napping nearby, this is so helpful! i’ve too many times woke him by slamming my mug down on the table. not any more!

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Let’s Eat Cake! : Honey Kennedy Wednesday, March 21, 2012 ★ 33 Comments Well, I’ve gone from hot chocolate obsessed to cake obsessed. I thought it would be fun to round up a few of the cakes I’ve been drooling over lately. I haven’t baked a cake in a long time–which is strange because I always find the whole process very relaxing. It always feels rewarding to top off your creation with frosting, fruit or powdered sugar. I used to make cake for other people often–I’d like to make time for that again.

50 Homemade Gift Ideas Homemade gifts are some of the best gifts I give. It makes the gift so much more personal and who doesn’t like to receive a homemade gift? Being the frugal gal that I am, I searched the web to find some of the best gifts to make. One way I save money on my sewing, crafting, and scrapbooking supplies is to shop on . You’d be amazed by some of the great deals you can score there! Daily Dolan Geiman December is such a wonderful time for visiting with great friends and family. Often times, though, the holidays bring some extra stress to our lives making it hard to juggle work, extra visits, holiday errands and baking. Below are a few seasonal root vegetable recipes to help keep you grounded and nourish your house guests. Grant and I have had some conflicting schedules lately but we try to make sure we get to spend at least every Sunday together. Often we make time to cook a good meal together on Sunday afternoons.

50 Things Everyone Should Know by Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive , here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do.

Organize and Decorate Everything — Organize Your Life and Decorate Your World Here is another garland I made for Emilee’s birthday and to decorate her bedroom door. This is another great way to give money as a gift. To make the Dollar Bow Garland you can make as many bows as you like and in any denomination. My folding skills aren’t amazing so I decided on making a simple bow. Start by folding the bill in half length wise. Emma Dibben - Illustrator Click a thumbnail above to choose a portfolio Emma grew up in Sheffield, early on discovering a love of nature in the surrounding Peak District. An urge to live by the sea took her to Cornwall in 2001 where she studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. This included a term studying etching and stone lithography at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under the Erasmus program. Whilst working on both reportage and editorial projects she discovered her love of still life and food illustration. On graduating in 2004, with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration, Emma upped sticks and moved to Bristol.

Busy Mom Designs · Crochet Stitch Tutorial: How to do the Magic Circle (also known as Magic Ring or Magic Loop) People have often asked me how to do the magic circle stitch (which goes by several names – magic loop, magic chain, etc.). The magic circle is a great way to begin most projects that are worked in a round (ie amigurumi, hats, etc.). The purpose of this stitch is to give you a nice tight beginning round, regardless of how many stitches are in the round. Terms Used: ch: chain sc: single crochet dc: double crochet sl st: slip stitch ( ): the number of stitches worked in a round

How About Orange Here's a look at our upstairs guest bathroom. Last night I covered an accent wall with removable wallpaper. I love it! This bathroom has a peculiar layout. it's happened. welp, it’s happend. i’ve been bitten by the vintage trailer bug. after seeing my friend allie’s almost-renovated teardrop trailer this past week, my obsession pretty much got set in stone. i’ve been scouring craigslist ever since (to no avail), and plan to search until i find one! my dream is to discover a diamond in the rough, canned ham type trailer, and refurb it back to life. i’ve been pinning away a few of my favorite vintage campers as inspiration for the future, do you have any favorite retro trailers?

All-In-One Moving Guide: Printables, Checklists to Organize Your Move Moving frequently accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first home. Upsizing. Downsizing. You’re opening new doors, settling into new places, moving forward – what’s not to like? From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos) There is nothing like reading a description of a meal that is so vivid you can almost taste it. For one photographer, imaging the iconic delights wasn't enough. For a design project that turned into a book, Fictitious Dishes, Dinah Fried decided to create and photograph the food described in her favorite books. After some epic cooking challenges, she landed with 50 dishes ranging from the classic to the modern.