DIY

Crafty Fridays: Framed Button Monogram Key Holder

January 13, 2012
Pinterest Projects: Framed Button Monogram Key Holder

Do you spend hours and hours on Pinterest, pinning pretty crafts, genius ideas, expensive dresses and shoes you’ll never buy, and delicious recipes that you can’t wait to try? Me, too. Hi. I’ve resolved to be more crafty in the new year and turn some of those Pinterest hours into real life stuff. My first [...]

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Christmas Fortune Cookies

December 16, 2011
Homemade Fortune Cookies

These fortune cookies were one of three kinds of cookies that I made for a cookie exchange last week. But instead of a small slip of paper containing a fortune and lottery numbers, we stuffed them with silly quotes from some of my favorite Christmas movies – an idea that I totally swiped from Amy [...]

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 15, 2011
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Are you baking with pumpkin yet? Yesterday was the first day of the fall baking season in our house. And it was not 101 degrees outside (at least, that’s what I’m telling myself). There was a small pan of pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and a custard that will turn into pumpkin spice [...]

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DIY: Pomegranate Molasses

August 30, 2011
Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

The very first time we made the Rather Sweet Sangria, I tried unsuccessfully to hunt down one of the ingredients: Pomegranate Molasses. It was just a tad too exotic for the grocery stores that we frequented so I took the approach recommended in The Pastry Queen to make it at home. The process couldn’t be [...]

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DIY: Wooden Table Top Tutorial

August 12, 2011
DIY: How to make a wooden table top prop

I promised many of you a “How To” on the table tops we’ve been using for the last couple of months. They’re super easy to do, the one pictured below I actually did all by myself today in under an hour… with the help of a couple of convenience items to help with the sanding. [...]

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Homemade Croissants

August 10, 2011
Homemade Croissants

We have mornings around here that feel more like a poorly scripted sitcom than real life. Eleventy billion toys scattered in a path of hard plastic destruction across the living room and to the kitchen. The sharpest toy always seems to lie in wait at the center of the doorway to our bedroom. Pointy end [...]

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Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

July 19, 2011
Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Homemade barbecue sauce is really easy to make. And you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry to make your own jar right now. We like our barbecue sauce a little on the spicy side. A heaping dose of minced chipotles in adobo adds just the right amount of heat and smokiness to the [...]

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Dulce de Leche

July 7, 2011
Homemade Dulce de Leche

Making homemade dulce de leche (which I never seem to pronounce correctly) is super easy and so much more economical than buying it at the store. And you have a number of options when it comes to method. A quick Google search will yield recipes that can be baked, cooked over double-boiler, microwaved, and even [...]

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