Home Decor Vintage Painted Chest Romantic

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Vintage Painted Chest for the Romantic at Heart I found this vintage painted chest when browsing on Etsy where I also have a vintage jewelry store.  It’s a wonderful hand painted aqua colored dresser! the chest has very fancy French curves with five dovetail drawers and amazing original French hardware. Wonderfully painted with our cottage…

Pretty in Pink – Pink Flowers for the Romantic

Pretty in Pink Flowers

Pink Flowers for the Romantic and Romantic at Heart I am a romantic at heart.  One would never think it to look at me.  I’m a rugged girl and my nails usually have dirt under them from digging in my garden.  But I love girly romantic things – especially pink ones.  Pink flowers are no…

Seed Tape – DIY with Toilet Paper

DIY Seed Tape made from Toilet paper

Seed Tape is easy to make with common Toilet paper Seed Tape is easy to make with common toilet paper. Why waste money on store bought seed takes when you can make your own with this commonly found item?  Seed tape makes it easy to get tiny seeds planted without having so many of them…

Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

avocado mango salad

This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water…

Words and Numbers in the Garden – Easy DIY Projects

Words and Numbets used in Gardens

Garden Decorations – DIY Garden Words and Numbers Words and Numbers can do so many things.  They can set a mood, or showcase a location. They can tell a time or label something so it is noted. Words and numbers can also dress up your home and garden in many ways as garden decorations. These…

DIY Greenhouses – Recyle Old Material for Plants

DIY greenhouse ideas

These DIY Greenhouses Make Use of Recycled Materials I’ve been trying to get my husband to build me a greenhouse in our back yard for years, but it seems that this is one project that just gets put on the back burner indefinitely.  I went searching on Google to see what I could find for…

Shoe Planters – Recyle your Old Footwear in to Garden Planters

Great selection of unique shoe planters

Shoe Planters Make Unique Garden Containers Do you have some old shoes or boots laying around that are still presentable looking but have lost there wearable appeal for you?  Turn them into shoe planters for your indoor plants. These creative people have come up with several ideas to recycle footwear.  The possibilities are endless and…

Food Art – Creative uses of Bananas

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Food Art With Bananas – a Creative Project. I love bananas as much as the next guy.  But my main use of them is in my cereal in the morning to get my daily dose of potassium.  That is not the case with these creative people.  They use bananas in their food art projects to…

Date Bars with Maple Sugar – Hearty Sweet Treat

Date bars with maple syrup

These Date Bars are Delicious and Rich. I love recipes that take me back to my childhood.  This is even more important to me now that my mother has passed away.  Anything that reminds me of her is a precious recipe.  These date bars are a recipe that she often made when I was a…

Twice Baked Potatoes – A Healthier Version

Twice Baked Potatoes

Slimmed Down Twice Baked Potatoes One of my family’s favorite side dishes are twice baked potatoes. But the normal version is full of fat, cream, butter and calories. This healthier version uses a healthy spread and veggie cheese but is still full of flavor. The recipe is simple.  Just Bake your potatoes first, scoop out the…

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Slimmed Down Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. This recipe for Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been slimmed down to save calories without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. They are easy to make and use A Go Veggie Parmesan and Monterrey…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Vegetarian/Vegan

vegan peanut butter cookie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are a Mouth Watering Treat The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite sweet treats.  Thiese Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies have a crunchy outer layer of chocolate (cocoa) with a filling of smooth peanut butter.  I always warm them just before eating. They are delicious with…

Vegan Lasagne With Eggplant and Mushrooms

vegan lasagne

Healthy and Delicious Vegan Lasagne This Vegan Lasagne is full of flavor and heart healthy vegetables without all of the fat and cholesterol that a normal lasagne contains.  And at only 300 calories per serving, it is also easy on the waist line. The recipe is not a quick and easy one. Plan on a…

Garden Arbors – Inviting and Relaxing

A collection of Garden Arbors

Garden Arbors – A Walk Through Nature. Garden arbors are set up as walk through areas in home gardens or public parks where one can relax and rest. There are many styles of arbors to choose from. Many are open frameworks which are typically made of latticework or rustic work.  Some also function as a…

Creative Gardening Ideas

Creative ideas on a budget

Thinking Outside the Box with These Creative Gardening Ideas I must admit that I am not a normal gardener.  I don’t enjoy conventional landscape plans. I don’t invest in fancy garden structures or planters.   To me, a garden should show the style of the person who lives near it.  And I love to use…

Corn on The Cob with No Silk Remnants

How to have cook easy, silk free corn on the cob every time.

How to Easily Remove the Silk from Corn on the Cob One of my favorite vegetables is fresh corn on the cob.  And one of my least favorite vegetables is corn on the cob with a lot of silk remnants sticking to it. For years, I would tediously shuck the corn and try to peel…

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine

grilled London broil

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine – So Delicious! This delicious recipe for grilled London broil is easy to do. Just prepare the rub and marinade and put it in the fridge to let the flavors soak into the meat.  When it is time to cook, just fire up the grill and…