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Join Me at the New Site!

If you haven’t seen all the new changes at, I hope you take a trip on over and check it out. (This site you’re currently looking at is now new look is fresh & clean and, in my opinion, a total upgrade that will vastly improve your viewing experience.

Beyond just hyping the new site and hoping you guys love it as much as I do, this post has a purpose. With the new look, all e-mail subscriptions have been lost. Sad! Scary! Tragic!

I would just hate to lose a single one of you in the switch.  Re-subscribing (or subscribing for the first time!) will really help the new blog grow and prosper (and make my day). Plus, I’ll be sure to keep the crafts, recipes, and attempts at humor coming.

If you’re already on board, visit the bottom of this post and easily subscribe in the new site’s right sidebar. If you’re still left with questions, let me woo you.

Why bother signing up?
Subscribing by e-mail makes you the first to receive each of my unique recipes and posts. Not only that, they’ll be delivered neatly to your inbox.

Will you share my e-mail with anyone?
Never! Perish the thought. I hate spam as much as you.

What if I decide I want to unsubscribe?
It’s easy! Just click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email and you’ll be immediately removed from the mailing list.

Alright then, let’s do this. How do I sign up?
Yay! Here you go:

SUBSCRIBE! This will take you to the new site, where you can easily subscribe in the right sidebar.

A super, big, enormous thank you to every one of you who has ever tried a recipe, commented, subscribed, or even just clicked around my little slice of the internet. You encourage me and allow me to do what I love!

While we’re at it, FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest are more ways to keep up to speed – if you want ’em. Continue reading


Andy Warhol Soup Can Pencil Cups

Alert the media! Oh, they already know. Either way, this is absolutely awesome.

So, I’m walking through Target and this Pop Art Mecca appears before my eyes.

Watch how fast I grabbed one of each.

Yes, they’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Andy’s iconic masterpiece by making bold and beautiful soup cans available in your very own Target. Continue reading

An Office Collage

I’ve lately been trying to make some moves to get my craft room to be a little more inspiring. A She & Him pandora station helps me feel artsy and hip, but I’m still left wanting more.

Please witness the before…

…and the after.

Yay. It makes everything just a little bit more “me.” If you’re curious who the painting is of, it’s BFF Elysia’s dad. Random and weird, I know. But that’s why I dig it. Plus, she painted it herself so that’s even cooler. Do you have any collages or eclectic bulletin boards in your home? Upload pictures to the Facebook page! I’d love to be inspired. Continue reading

“Dog Nip” Biscuits

Woof woof bark yip yip, bark bark bow wow woof. Bark bark bark bark bark? Woof, bark yip bark bow wow.

Just kidding. What if I wrote the whole post like that?

Now I’m just being crazy. On to the treats for pups!

Catnip for dogs doesn’t exist (unfortunately). But these are the next best thing. In the words of one pet owner, “My dog loves these treats. Like, really loves them.”

“Dog Nip” Biscuits
Makes 30-40 biscuits

2 cups oat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/3 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and about 3 tablespoons water to form a dough.

Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with a small cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.

Space biscuits 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Continue reading

Paint Stick Lamp Shade

Your success in this virtually free DIY depends solely on your willingness to shamelessly swipe the free paint sticks at Home Depot. Just kidding. They’re super friendly and let you have as many as you want. If you’ve got an old lamp shade that’s up for grabs, you’re well on your way to a new wooden, earthy, masculine, sophisticated, Frank-Lloyd-Wright-ish beauty.

Over at HD, we picked up the sticks and brought them home for staining. This was especially easy since we were already staining our rustic farmhouse coffee table DIY. For a 12 inch diamater shade, we needed 32 paint sticks. Continue reading