Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Snow


We are getting a blast of winter so I thought I would share some of our snow here. I have shared on my facebook page all winter, but have not shared any here. It really has been beautiful and I expect it won't last long since it is spring already. 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Blooms



I have been bringing in budding tree branches and shrubs every spring for years.


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Mother's glazed doughnuts

Let me just go ahead and apologize now if you are on a low-carb diet like I am, but these were just too good to keep to myself.

My mom decided to try making doughnuts last week, and they were delicious. I really mean delicious. For real.

***Warning***
This is a once a year kind of treat, but so worth every gram of sugar. Every luscious gram of sugar right down to the glaze.





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17 ways to use a long box as a centerpiece

For the past year and a half,  I have been using a long wooden box we made from reclaimed and pallet wood on my dining table. My most popular pin on pinterest is the first post I did with the box, so I thought I would do one post showing different ways to use it in every season. 



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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hot pink for Spring

Yep. Hot pink, and I could not be more excited about it! It all started with this sweet pillow I found that my grandmother had made. 

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Frittata

So technically, I know this is not a true frittata, but because it is crustless, I am reluctant to call it quiche, but that's essentially what it is...without a crust.



I love quiche, but the crust is not part of low-carb living, so when I found a frittata recipe years ago, I started making my own version. 

I always make at least two, so I'll give the recipe for two.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Yummy Cabbage Soup

I thought I would share a healthy recipe with you all to start off the weekend. 




This is one of my favorite go-to recipes, and I love it any time of year.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Making the cabinet...


 Yesterday I showed the cabinet my husband made for me and how I filled it with family treasures HERE. So today, I wanted to share how he made "something from nothing" using a tree, reclaimed and scrap wood. 
He was really excited when I talked to him about making it for me until I told him I wanted to use the walnut tree my dad had cut and had milled into rough boards. These boards had been sitting in my dad's garage for at least 20 years. That means they were warped, dry and not that easy to work with. Did I mention my husband is patient and a perfectionist? 



He first designed the cabinet based on an old rule of proportion called the "Golden Ratio." 

Monday, March 4, 2013

The cabinet...

Three years ago I asked my husband to make a corner china cabinet for me.




I asked him to make it out of a walnut tree.