Stick a fork in it…

Make garden markers out of used wine corks and cheap forks. . . . → Read More: Stick a fork in it…

Felted Dryer Balls

OK—no snickering at the title of this post.  It could have been worse.   I could have simply  titled it “wooly balls.”   🙂

I tried to be proactive all year and keep on the look out for cool homemade gift ideas.    During the months of November and December, I would like to share . . . → Read More: Felted Dryer Balls

Advent Calendar: Making paper bells

This isn’t a Gift from the Kitchen, but we did make it in the kitchen.   That counts, right?

When the in-laws were here for Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law and I got so bored with the 24/7 football that was blaring in the living room, we found a project.    She was wanting to make paper ornaments for . . . → Read More: Advent Calendar: Making paper bells

Some more gift ideas, but not from the kitchen

I took some time out of the kitchen to crank up the sewing machine and finish some other Christmas gifts. . . . → Read More: Some more gift ideas, but not from the kitchen

Fire starters

Making fire starters for chimineas. . . . → Read More: Fire starters

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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