Urgh…

Today’s title is a sound, not an actual word. I am tired and I don’t know why. True I took a book to bed with me last night and read about 150 pages before I finally turned out the light. But, I also slept in. That should equal out, right? But, I started taking medication … Read more…

Christmas Themed Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Inspired by the traditional Russian matryoshka nesting dolls, this charming set is designed by Suzy Ultman and handpainted with detailed, folkloric patterns. Each matryoshka is hollow inside and opens in two, so you can hide a tiny treat or gift inside. Set of 5 Matryoshka Nesting Dolls in Decor | Crate and Barrel. Even on … Read more…

Buttermilk Syrup

A recipe passed to me from my Mother. Seems like an awful huge amount of sugar but it might be really good. I do like buttermilk! Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) 1 Tablespoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Instructions Combine the sugar, buttermilk, and butter in a saucepan. … Read more…

Christmas Card Trees

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These free-standing paper Christmas trees add colorful, country charm to your Christmas decor. Cut various size circles out of Christmas cards, scalloping the edges of some. From the center of each circle cut out a 3/16-inch pie-shaped wedge. Curl the circle into a cone shape (pattern side up), overlap the ends, and tape the back. … Read more…

Women and Friendly Fire

I was watching a US TV show, Bones. The episode was about war heros, men in the war and the afterwards, the after care and how they are not understood or respected for what they went through. My mind went to women who have been through an attack or stalking and other violence and victimization. … Read more…

Tea Chest for Zack

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The linen tea chest gift comes filled with our choice of 8 flavors of the wrapped sachets, 4 sachets each. Curated from Harney.com One of the things my nephew, Zack, has especially liked was a tea chest. I forget who gave it to him now. It ended up being something his family used and I … Read more…

Upcycle Jewels into Fridge Magnets

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It’s a simple project and only involves a couple of steps: pop off the backs of your jeweled earrings/broaches with wire cutters, then attach a magnet with super glue.  Presto!  You’ve got yourself a blinged out fridge magnet.  Mega impact for the absolute minimum amount of effort.  Or, in other words, my kind of DIY … Read more…