Memory Boxes

Keep track of all the joy and happiness that 2016 will surely bring. Make a memory box to keep track of all the new year happenings. . . . → Read More: Memory Boxes

Make Your Own Gift Bags and Go Retro

I become even more retro and vintage at Christmas time.   I think as I get older, I enjoy more retro stuff.   Er…or maybe it is me that is actually become more vintage.

Anyhoo, I found some old forgotten sticker paper in our office/guest room and I went nuts printing vintage images for packages . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Gift Bags and Go Retro

Doo rags (and doo-doo rags)

Keeping up a tradition of gifting tidy-whiteys to the nephews, we created some original headgear for them this Christmas. . . . → Read More: Doo rags (and doo-doo rags)

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

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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