Friday, September 28, 2012

Dish of the Week

Apple-Plum-Raisin Crisp
 Our plum tree is over-loaded with sweet, delicious plums this year. Last year we had a couple dozen. I've been dehydrating some and eating some more. They are so good warm off the tree. I needed to use some up so I put them in my favorite apple crisp recipe along with some raisins.
And it was super yummy!!!
Here is the recipe right from my favorite cookbook. You can see how much I love it!
If you want some plums, let me know. But you better hurry! They're dropping fast.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Key to Finding Your Keys

When you walk in the door, where do you put your keys? In a bowl? On a hook? In a cubby?
We prefer the hook.
We have used a bowl in the past but it always got too cluttered.
I have found that if I don't put my keys in the same place every time I walk in the door I will lose them every day.

Here are some other great key holder ideas...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

I need your help! I'm doing a pie contest this weekend and I'm really perplexed as to which pie would be the best to make.
I have to WIN, people!!!!
I'll admit that I'm competitive. Especially when it comes to baking. I really need that validation. :) Please tell me which pie you would vote for. I know you can't taste them but trust me, they will be super delicious!
Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie Recipe
You can find the recipe here
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I made this pie for a different contest and it won "Best Cream Pie". I'm tempted to make it because I know it's a winner....
Triple-Threat Coconut Cream Pie
You can find the recipe here
Ok, which one is going to be the winner? 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Make Your Mark

I love a good monogram. Even my wedding ring is a monogram. If I could put a monogram on all my belongings I would be one happy woman. So when I saw these I immediately printed them out for me and a few friends.
I think you should make some too.
printable customizable monogram bookmarks 1 Printable Customizable Monogram Bookmarks
Thank you For Chic Sake for sharing your amazing talents!
Go here and print some out.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Perfect Color Combination

I love blue and orange. And not just because I'm a huge Boise State fan. I think it's a beautiful and perfect mix of opposites. You can use any shade and they are so lovely together. Here are some examples....
Miles Redd. The midnight blue lacquer wall in this sitting room is the perfect anecdote to the orange velvet tufted bench and high-sheen oak floors. Farrow and Ball has the best selection of midnight blue lacquer paint. This one called "Hague Blue" is a favorite of designer Miles Redd.
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Bridging the Gap
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sweet Zombies

I was at my local library last night and stumbled across the most adorable book.
"How to raise 16 gruesome felt creatures from the undead"
My children were thrilled! They have each chosen their favorite. One of them loves the "Thrilla", a version of a Michael Jackson zombie, another loves the "Dead Ducky". I personally love the "Zombie Bunny" because his guts are spilling out.
I better get busy. I have undead creatures awaiting me!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I'm looking forward to Autumn. Are you? This time of year always feels so good to me. I love the colors, the smells, the cool air. It's all so good!
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