Category: Domestic Me

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The 2-Cup-Of-Coffee Infinity Scart

I see ideas on Pinterest all the time that I think, It would be nice if I had the time/talent/money to do that project. Because most of the cute ideas require ONE of those three things in a quantity I don’t have. Usually it’s the “talent” category I’m lacking. Often the “time” category. Either way – I’m always lacking in SOMETHING. Until I saw the t-shirt infinity scarf! Money: FREE! As long as you have a t-shirt you don’t mind sacrificing. Talent: I can use scissors! I can cut! Time: It seemed like it wouldn’t take too long. So! I...

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How To Make Freezer Paper Stencil Shirts

The Easiest T-Shirt You’ll Ever Make Making t-shirts with freezer paper is my new favorite thing. I did a few Starkid totebags using this method for my friend Heather and I when we went to see Space Tour last year, but I hadn’t introduced the kids to the technique yet. And it’s too bad, too, because it’s SO EASY. First…you just need a stencil. Here is the Doctor Who one we used this weekend. I made it in Photoshop. You layer your freezer paper over the stencil and cut out the pieces where you want the paint to be on...

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My Half-Ass Attempt To Write A Recipe Blog

We went to our local Thursday Night Farmer’s Market downtown yesterday. Partly because I love going and partly because it’s on my summer bucket list. We bought a bunch of fruit because – with the kid’s being home every day – I need to provide some healthy snacks. I also bought some veggies because I love roasting random veggies during the summer. I wish I could do this like some sort of recipe entry to tell you exactly what to do with what vegetable, but I never roast the same vegetable in the same way twice. My standard method is:...

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Still A Newbie In The Kitchen

We had Donnie’s birthday dinner this week and I wanted to make him a real cake instead of one from a box. I’ve never made a birthday cake from scratch before and I found the “perfect” recipe on pinterest. It seemed rich and it was made with strong coffee. PERFECT for Donnie. And as you can see by this lovely picture I took? It turned out BEAUTIFULLY. I posted this photo on Facebook with some sort of bitter snarky comment about how OBVIOUSLY something went wrong. My friend Alicia suggested maybe I had used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose. Evidently,...

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Weekends in the Kitchen

During the week, breakfast menus are quick and healthy. Cream-cheese bagels, oatmeal and blueberries, fruit salad, rice krispies. Those types of things. Nothing incredibly time-consuming or yummy, if you were to ask my kids. But one day a weekend we usually go off the main track. We take two rolls of croissants and we cover one roll with peanut butter and milk-chocolate chips and the other roll with butter and cinnamon/sugar. There is really no wrong way to do these. We cook by the instructions on the can, we just add fillings! And I let the kids do most of...