Monthly Archives: June 2012

Front Door Wreath From Scratch

A few posts ago, I was advised that a wreath would perk up my front entrance: And so, being stuck in the DIY mode, I rumaged around in my basement, did a little shopping, and went to work. Materials needed: … Continue reading

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Goodbye Spring Sugar Peas

Today is the first day of summer, although it seemed to have arrived days ago according to my personal sweat index. Although summer is here to stay, I’m still enjoying the last pickings of my spring crop of sugar peas … Continue reading

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Strawberry Soup and Clafouti

Soup in the summer seems like a bad combo.  But not if it’s a chilled, fruity soup!  Last week I made strawberry soup (with field-picked strawberries) using this recipe.  The only ingredient I changed was substituting a cinnamon/allspice combo instead … Continue reading

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Front Entrance Mini Makeover

Although we never use our front entryway, it was looking really sad. Now, do I add a welcome mat (even though we don’t use these steps) or some flowers (that I might forget to water) or some kind of chair … Continue reading

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Can Begonias Be Beautiful?

I might offend begonia lovers, but here’s the truth: I’ve never liked begonias and I think they’re ugly.  Whenever I think of them, I always picture something like this: The thought of glossy brownish leaves matched with small orange flowers … Continue reading

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Summer Exercise: Paint, Sand, Pull Nails, Dig, Water, etc.

This summer I’m not officially exercising.  Except for an occasional walk with Josh, I’m not going running, I’m not sweating in front of my exercise DVD, and I’m NOT doing crunches or push-ups. I’m doing home renovation.  I have some … Continue reading

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