Archive for February, 2011



Thinking Outside the Bus

Looking for some inspiration to get your DIY butt in gear? Look no further than this amazing blog that I stumbled across today via Ready Made.  Crystal Thomas—who lives in Australia—has taken on one of the most adventurous DIY projects I have ever seen. Here’s the short story: She purchased an old 1970s double-decker bus on Ebay for $4,100 and is attempting to transform it into a stylish vacation home for her friends and family. What’s even cooler is that she is actually doing this with the assistance of those friends and family members—young and old.

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Shake Up Some Butter

Who doesn’t like butter? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Butter is one of those things that is delicious in everything and on anything. Bread and butter  is one of the simplest food pairings ever, and one of my favorite things to eat.  It is not only because butter is fantastic, but also because, let’s face it–bread is awesome–and I’m an admitted carbivore. I could eat bread all day every day–it’s a wonderful thing. So I figured what better homespun food project than making my own butter?

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Paperwhite Update

So, if you remember–just two and a half weeks ago I planted my Paperwhite bulbs. As promised, here is an update of their progress.  Hopefully within another few weeks, they will begin blooming and filling my livingroom with the scent of fresh flowers.

Our Little Beehive

There are so many amazing blogs across the ridiculously  enormous homespun blogosphere (and even more infinite world wide web) that it’s often hard to find them all. However, for the past few years Apartment Therapy has been posting some of the best up and coming home blogs of that year, and given readers the ability to vote for their favorite.  This is not only great publicity for the wonderful bloggers that get nominated, but it’s also for all the readers out there that enjoy finding new and interesting home blogs.

Our Little Beehive is one of the lucky little Apartment Therapy-approved blogs that I have been so happy to find. S and F (as they refer to themselves) have created something really fantastic, with many great home projects and yummy recipes. Do yourself a favor and check out their blog.

Oh, and the best part is, they are currently running a giveaway (and who doesn’t love a giveaway?) for one of theirhandmade recycled sail bags that they normally sell on their Etsy store–Beehive Design–for $125. Head over to enter for the giveaway and give their blog a little love while you’re there.

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Chips

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, hands down. I remember despising it as a child, but as I got older, I got wiser and quickly began to love it. Not only is it great on its own as a side dish, but it’s also really wonderful in some cold summer salads, or in a vegetable basket with some yummy dip.

Vegetables are a wonderful thing, but so many times we prepare them so poorly (ie: boiling them) and all we are left with is a mushy, tasteless, non-nutritious mess. One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is by roasting them, and below I will show you how to make the perfect roasted asparagus. This roasting technique can be applied to just about any vegetable.

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