Pizza PickMeUp

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As I am trying to find new things to get my inspired, I discovered I really love making pizza. I just thought I would share my newest creations.
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The PickMeUp

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Sometimes life gets messy and my life currently is: A. Mess.

So, it’s time for me to start cleaning it up. In order to get through the chaos, I have to assign myself “projects” just like I’m back in middle school – where learning was something that is forced upon you because you had no interest in doing it if you were left to your own devices.
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Spring-Cleaning out Jars

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I woke up this weekend like a bear coming out of hibernation. I awoke to the wonderful Spring sunshine pouring in through the curtains and walked into a nice living room full of light. Birds were chirping all around just like Snow White.

Then I walk into the kitchen, my favorite room in the apartment. But all I could see was MESS. Jars stacked onto jars. All of my dry foods sitting around and my cabinets barely closing because they are packed to the gills!
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Honeycomb Hearts

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My grandma’s house is magical. There is a lake and cabin, beautiful gardens, a sugar shack where I had my wedding and barns full of treasures. There is a “happy tree” straight out of a Winnie the Pooh story.

One day, I received a picture text from my mom. The picture was a bag full of honeycomb that she found on the ground under the “happy tree” – this grand old tree is central to many memories that we grew up with. Continue Reading

Banana Coconut Buckwheat Bread

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I’ve been buying a lot of bananas recently because they are the perfect on-the-go snack. However, after a long week of long hours at work, a couple of them were left behind. They turned to that perfect sickeningly sweet – way too brown – banana bread – bananas.

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Love Stone for Plants

When I was little, my grandma and grandpa would take my brother and I to Lake Erie to go “rock hunting.” I’m pretty sure this moment in time sealed in my love for rock beaches and cooler weather. We would walk the rocky water fronts in search for the perfect pebbles to paint. My grandmaContinue Reading

Hooray for Honeybees

A few weeks ago, for the first time this summer, I finally saw a honeybee in my yard!  I followed this little guy (ahem, girl!) with my camera for awhile.Continue Reading

Boston Cream Birthday Dreams

It was the HB’s birthday and he wanted cake. I love to bake so he gets to request whatever dessert he wants for his birthday. This year, he wanted a Boston Creme Pie. As most of you know, a Boston Creme Pie is a basic yummy yellow cake with a vanilla pudding center and chocolateContinue Reading

So much to learn in Montréal!

The HB and I needed a mid-week vacation, so we took off a few days and headed across the border to Montreal. Most say, “Why go to Montreal when it’s cold??” Well, we are warm-blooded creatures who love chilly spots. The warmest vacation we’ve taken so far was 65 degrees F in Amsterdam!Continue Reading

Encyclopedia-bot-tanica

by CourTney & Tara CourTney:  New day, new adventure.  Tara has joined the Craftapaloza, as she coined it.  Today’s goal: pressed flower pin-back buttons.  I remember my Master Gardener grandma used to press the flowers from her garden, so using the family motto, I asked if she had anything to spare. G’ma led us backContinue Reading

Jello pies from the 1950s

Ever decide last minute you need to make a dessert but don’t have much of anything in the cupboards, let alone cake ingredients? I got this. Recently, my friends Colin and Yeon both had a birthday falling on a craft day my HB decided to host at our apartment. We couldn’t have birthdays without aContinue Reading

What the F*ckuary?

It’s the end of the year. Everything you needed to complete is stacking up. All the goals you made in January of 2012 – like finish that damn wedding video – were forgotten about until December 2012. You have 25 hand-knit Christmas gifts to make. Plus there is a really great sweater or two youContinue Reading