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How to Reuse Spice Jars

– Posted in: Garden, Tips, Thrills & Tales
How to Reuse Spice Jars | They can be used for a variety of purposes; however, one of my most favorite is as a tiny bud vase.

We do a lot of cooking in this household, and with that comes the usage of a variety of spices and herbs.  When those spices have been depleted, and all that we are left with is an empty bottle ... we don't despair.  Empty spice jars make wonderful little vases! When I use them for displaying… Read More

Fresh White Tablescape

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Tablescape | Fresh White | Natural elements, with touches of gold.

When the mood strikes for an airy tablescape, I will usually opt for white and neutrals every time.  Fresh whites, in partnership with natural hues, immediately puts me at ease.  The dishes are mixed - some old, some new.  Different patterns get along just fine, as do the various textures. The end result creates a wonderful… Read More

How to Make Diaper Babies

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
DIY | Baby Shower Gifts | How to Make Diaper Babies

These adorable little Diaper Babies are one of my most favorite DIY craft projects ever! Picking out all the soft and cuddly colors for the socks and washcloths was pure joy.  I have made dozens of Diaper Babies over the past year, and they are always well-received.  If you bring a basket of these little charmers to your next baby shower… Read More

How to Store Lemons

– Posted in: Food, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Cooking Tips | How to Store Lemons and keep them fresh up to 4 weeks!

So, this was my question ... "What is the best way to store lemons when you are not going to use them within the next 24-48 hours?" Performing my own due diligence, I read many articles in magazines and on the internet about just such a query.   I soon found out that there are many differing… Read More

Giant Leopard Plant

– Posted in: Garden
Garden | Giant Leopard Plant | Tall and handsome plant, with daisy-like flowers.

Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea'  The Giant Leopard plant is tall and handsome, with round and shiny leaves. Within it grows individual 3 to 4 foot stalks, with daisy-like yellow flowers blooming at the end of the stems.  Being a perennial plant that needs shade, I placed it in a gorgeous red glazed pot - under our big oak tree.  It… Read More

Oven Omelet

– Posted in: Food
Brunch | Recipe | Oven Omelet | It is the perfect breakfast or brunch for a crowd, and it is amazingly easy and fuss-free to make!

This Oven Omelet recipe is one you will come to, time and again.  It is the perfect breakfast or brunch for a crowd, and it is amazingly easy and fuss-free to make!  That is not it's only virtue; however. The eggs in this Oven Omelet come out incredibly light and fluffy, with wonderful flavor. Cooking the… Read More