Category Archives: DIY

Hot Toddy Upgrade with Cinnamon Simple Syrup = Seriously Simple

Snow days call for some hot libations, I spent twenty minutes upgrading mine with cinnamon simple syrup.  This was promptly added to a soy mezcal chai latte To enjoy: 1 cup of light brown sugar 1 cup of water 5-7 … Continue reading

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Jell-O Shot Slices

Summertime party favors of Jell-O shot slices Half and clean out pulp of fruit, Fill with jell-o mixture, set overnight in fridge, Slice and serve       

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L❤️VE in the Corner 

A quick photo heart puts an awesome use to these prints & an instasmile. Any size can work depending on how many photos you want to use   

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Sparkling Cranberries

Last year I made these sans alcohol. This year I’ve up it two times, once with champagne and the other with bourbon. Both times the verdict was not enough booze. Next year it’s on! The receipe below is the family … Continue reading

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New Year – New You

A New Year doesn’t have to mean a New You! The power to change is from within always, but a new year does offer a good excuse to make some new habits. For me, that getting more into here. Let’s … Continue reading

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Beat Monday Blues

This revitalizing antioxidant filled DIY body scrub made with coffee grounds and citrus lime is the eye opener needed to jump start the week or morning. The honey and coconut oil base is moisturizing not pore clogging. Depending on the … Continue reading

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Pasta Making Time – Round 1 – Butternut Squash Gnoochi with sage butter

Newest Kitchen Adventure pasta it’s perfect for the fall and winter weather. First attempt butternut squash gnoochi. These little potato squash pasta puffs were hinted with nutmeg and coated in a sage butter. Definitely a time consuming affair, but worth … Continue reading

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