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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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A Very Crafty Christmas

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A very belated story….

This past Christmas was very different for me. Typically, I make about 70% of my gifts, along with Christmas cards and cookies. This time around, work took up most of my holiday, so I didn’t get to make much of anything handmade.

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I want to get Sudsy!

I love crocheted and knit washcloths. The idea of using a sponge to do dishes grosses me out. Maybe it’s because of all of the male roommates I’ve lived with who would pollute the sponge with meats and fatty junk; or maybe because sponges at work in the kitchen ALWAYS reek. One time, while havingContinue Reading

Giraffe A Day For Kaitlyn K!

When we were in middle school, my best friend, Christine and I would do a lot of silly things. But our silly things were to make people happy – not cause trouble. We were pretty rebellious… One night, with a stack of hand written letters in hand, we randomly picked people’s addresses out of theContinue Reading

48 hours of distractions and a Flea Market?

My 48 hours are up. I was pretty successful, given the amount of tasks I gave myself. I did get a little sidetracked on Saturday and went to the Brooklyn Flea Market. Here’s my issue with the “flea markets” in the city. Now, let me preface this with the small fact that I grew upContinue Reading

Curry Puff Pastries? Yes Please!

One night, after walking home in the icy cold rain, I came home to a lovely smell. My wonderful husband was already in the kitchen whipping up another fantastic dish. This one was so good, I had to share it with you all! He was making curry puff pastries with saffron rice and sweet chiliContinue Reading

When the Husband is Away, the Crafts Come Out to Play

The HB is on a 10 day ramble somewhere very South. I get pictures sent daily to my phone of sights they’ve seen, food they’ve eaten and things they’ve done. They even sent me a picture of the bread I made them, getting sliced up on the side of the road! (you can read aboutContinue Reading

Day 2: Junk, Pizza & Bier

By Tara & CourTney CourTney: Day 2 of Tara’s visit. The main adventure that I wanted to tackle on their visit was this random second hand store I past one evening while going to see the HB play in his band, LeafPile, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. It was a really random shop withContinue Reading

Mad Men led to Smokey Ketchup?

This summer has been a whirl-wind of fun summer nights with friends and lots of amazing food. A bit ago, we headed out for a night on the town dressed to the nines. We hit up a bunch of great bars that were a part of the TV show, “Mad Men.”Continue Reading