Cherry Compote

What do you do with all your delicious, sweet Michigan cherries at the end of summer? Make cherry compote! The compote can be used over ice cream, brownies or cake to take your dessert to a new level. You will…

Wool Dryer Balls

Placing balls of wool in the dryer with your load of clothes or towels is a great way to save money on electricity and fabric softener. Not to mention avoiding the nasty stuff found in a lot of fabric softeners.…

Stabilized Whipped Cream

The whipped cream in this picture is three days old. No joke! I’ve heard about stabilized whipped cream but was skeptical. I decided to give it a try and the results are fantastic! I give it a huge gold star…

Road Trippin’

Every year Betsy and I go on some kind of vacation together.  Sometimes it’s a weekend trip to shop, see a play, and eat out.  Other times it’s been as elaborate as a Caribbean cruise.  For the past few years…

Altered Mini Notebooks

I can’t resist mini notebooks. I love them. The little composition notebooks are so cute it’s hard to leave them on the store shelf, and with school supplies on sale now, you can’t beat the price either. I’ve also seen…

Cute summer top

School will be starting soon, but it is definitely still summer in Ohio. It’s so hot and humid. This pattern will fit the bill for the (still) warm weather and into the fall with a plaid or rich fall colored…

Homemade Extracts

The last time I went to the grocery story for extracts I was shocked by how expensive they were.  It didn’t matter which flavor, pure extracts cost a lot of money.  But what can you do?  Well, I decided to…

Caramel Monkey Bread

Call it what you will, to my family it’s simply “monkey bread”. This is their standard. I got this recipe from a 1981 cookbook and after tweaking it some, it has evolved into this gooey, delicious treat that is so…

Curb Appeal

I love having a little front porch to sit on, drinking my tea in the morning or enjoying an early evening rain.  I have a problem, though; I rent.  I have no control over the color of the house or…

Sweet Sundress-Pattern Review

                          When a fabric store goes out of business and clears out their inventory, what do you do? Run over there and buy, buy, buy. That’s definitely what…

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