Ugly Red

April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Some doors are a lovely red. Ours was not.

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I’m painting it navy. I’m also keeping the door knock. It’s so ugly that it’s kind of awesome.

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Yards, and yards, and yards

March 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

I took this morning for myself to sew. I have projects I want to finish, and others I want to begin. Any work is a step in the right direction, right?

This is for a commission piece I’m doing. I’ll pick the quilt up today, and get the binding sewn on tonight.

Bias binding always makes me happy. I don’t know if it’s the repetition of putting it all together, or if it’s because it means the end is near.

Either way, it makes me giddy.

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Hello, corkboard

March 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Part of my great laundry room make over was to hang a corkboard. I want a place to display my kids’ artwork so
everyone can see but I don’t want it on my refrigerator.

I bought the least expensive corkboard I could find. In retrospect I would have spent a little more money if I’d known that the cork was thin and the frame plastic. Since I was covering it, I made lemonade.

I had the fabric, but did have to buy the nailhead trim. It’s the fake every-four-spaces-is-a-real-nailhead kind of nailhead trim. Not what I’d use for fine upholstery but perfect for this. I’m pretty happy. Now if I could just find my thumbtacks!

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Paleo Banana Bread

March 6, 2014 § 1 Comment

My oldest has an event at school tomorrow morning, and I was asked to bring a baked item. According to Little Mister, his teachers think I bake well (apparently the liked the cookies at Christmas), and I’m okay with all of that.

Given my recent dietary restraints, and knowing that a typical American breakfast is wheat heavy, I thought of what to make. Hrm. I decided to search for a gluten recipe to bake my favorite thing: banana bread. Through the glory of the inter webs, I found one that appealed to me. I also had all the ingredients on hand.

I picked up these eggs at the Marietta Farmer’s Market last weekend. I love brown eggs, but green? Yum!!

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Fast forward a few mashed bananas, and this recipe: voila! This recipe has a streusel topping that I omitted because it has pecans in it and I worry about nut allergies, which is crazy since the bread does have almond butter. Can’t win ’em all.

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My kids and I had a sliver of the bread, just in case it wasn’t good. It was good. So, so good!

Laundry Room Makeover, part two

March 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

I’m making good progress on the laundry room project. I still have work to do – mud a wall, paint the ceiling, and trim, but I’m no longer embarrassed to have the door open. A work in progress is better than the disaster that was previously there.20140304-082425.jpg

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I’m really pleased with the shelving. Not the best photo, but this shelving from Home Depot is exactly like the more expensive shelving from this store (which I love, but hey, it’s a laundry room). 20140304-082522.jpg

Carrots

March 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

Bought these beauties at the Marietta Farmer’s Market this weekend.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?! Look at the beautiful colors! As luck would have it, husband likes glazed carrots, so I see more of this in our future.

And I can’t beat getting the food from farm to my table. Yum!

Something Old

February 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

My sister-in-law is getting married in July. The last time K was home, she dug through her Mom’s closet and came across  her Mom’s wedding dress.

Vintage is beautiful, and incorporating vintage into your wedding is super cool. I can’t say what I’m doing, exactly (check back in late July/early August) and I can’t show you. I can give you a sneak peak, though, and tell you it’s her something old, and will be WAY cool!

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