A Tale of Two Cookies

There are many, many chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. I have two tried and true recipes that I love. I even have them memorized. They are similar cookies but each has its own unique characteristics which are perfect for…

Altered Composition Notebooks

For Christmas last year my sister Lynn gave me this really cute composition notebook she had modified with scrapbook paper and ribbon. I took it to work and began using it to take notes and doodle in at meetings. I…

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

There’s not much I like about summer. I don’t like the bugs. I can’t stand the beach traffic. I’m not a fan of the heat and humidity, but I do love the fresh fruit! Whether it’s right off the vine,…

Dorm Room Must-Haves

Trying to eek out storage and making a shared space your own can be challenging, especially when you’re on a tight budget. Here are a few things I found to make your dorm experience a little easier. #1 Bed risers…

Dorm room storage

    Never underestimate the power of the plastic drawer (said in a big echoing voice). They stack in nooks, crannies and corners and make use of the space under your bed. Just pull out your drawer and reach in.…

Throw Pillows

It’s easy to bring pops of color and soft comfort to your dorm room or home. A few simple throw pillows will do the trick. These pillows, except the blue flowered one, were made from clearance table napkins at Target…

You Light Up My Life

A dorm room necessity: lights to soften your cave, create ambiance and calm your thoughts. Soft lights can offer a little respite. With that in mind, how about making yours with a little extra sparkle or soft color? With a…

Dorm Room Duvet Cover

            Your dorm room bed is most likely your sofa as well. It. Will. Get. Dirty. A great way to protect your new comforter is a duvet cover that is quick to remove and will…

Zucchini Casserole

As usual my garden has produced way more zucchini than I can even begin to use.  Luckily I love this versatile vegetable and will find many uses for it over the course of this summer.  One of my favorites is…

Tire Ottoman

A few years ago I had a fire that melted my car down to a pile of goo.  It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t just made my last car payment. But needless to say the car…

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