• Eats,  Recipes

    Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Butter

    It’s the end of summer so I wanted to get in one last summer recipe – strawberry rhubarb butter (no…no butter in it, it’s just thicker than jam, more like butter). No pectin, no canning, and no preservatives – moreover, it’ll keep in the fridge for about 3 weeks (or you can freeze it!). Ingredients 4 cups of rhubarb 3 cups of strawberries (I used frozen, because I had them) 3/4 cup of sugar Juice of one lemon First – harvest your rhubarb, cut it…

  • Sewing,  Tutorials

    Tutorial: Picnic Blanket

    Who doesn’t want summer to get here fast? One of the lovely things about summer is spending so much time outside and that means picnics! Make this homemade picnic blanket to match your style, decor, or as a lovely summer housewarming gift. What You Need 4 yards of fabric that is at least 60 inches wide coordinating fabric – 1/4-1/2 a yard 8 inches of tongue and groove velcro matching thread machine Step One Your first step is to wash and dry your fabric. This…

  • Eats,  Recipes

    Recipe: Homemade Apple Sauce

    Who doesn’t like homemade apple sauce? Even for the simple fact that it makes your house smell glorious – like a cool fall afternoon…the kind of day you feel like watching a football game outside. Yes, please! Ingredients 10 apples (a variety) 1 orange half a lemon 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1 stick of salted butter 2 tablespoons of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of all spice and nutmeg First – you need to peel and core all of your apples – then cut into quarters.…

  • Projects,  Tutorials

    Project: Arm Knitting

    Arm Knitting – have you heard of it?! It’s amazingly easy and beautiful ta-boot! One of the girls I work with walked in one day with this stunning chunky scarf. “Wow…that’s a great scarf” I said. She made it…WHAT?! Arm knitting – I’m intrigued. While she was on her break I watched her pump out a scarf in less than 45 minutes. Seriously? Seriously! Her suggestion, to watch a YouTube video. Within days I had stopped at Michael’s craft store and browsed YouTube. Audra’s tutorial…

  • Projects

    Project: Cuff Links

    So – it’s about 5pm on a Saturday and my Christmas party starts at 5:30…and it’s a 15 minute drive. I’m ready…my husband is getting dressed. Cuff links? Where are they, I ask. The dry cleaner’s lost them. What!!?? He says it’s fine – he’ll just hide his cuffs in his jacket. I know Bryce well…after about an hour at the party he’ll be hot and want to take off his jacket, then realize that he needs his jacket to keep his cuffs in line.…