Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kids Craft Corner – One Of A Kind Flip Flops

Summer is here and that means flip flops!  Stella can’t wear them to school, but she can wear them everywhere else and usually does.  She was excited to do this craft with our friend Lorrie and create her one of … Continue reading

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Vanilla Extract – Why Buy When You Can Make Your Own

I love the flavor of a hint of vanilla in baked goods, but I use it sparingly due to the cost of true vanilla extract.  The price of fake vanilla extract is so much cheaper but filled with artificial flavors, … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia With Pico De Gallo and Rice

Our neighbor’s grandma makes some of the best pico de gallo I have ever had and I have been asking for a year for her to show me how to make it.  The other night we had dinner over there … Continue reading

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Our Yard Sale

We have been trying to have a yard sale since last fall, but there was always something that came up and we would have to postpone. Well this past Saturday, we finally had our yard sale.  Stella was looking very … Continue reading

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Have Checkers, Will Travel

I remember as a little girl playing checkers with my great grandfather.  Great way to spend some quality time and entertain a child.  I came across this travel checker board in my 1970’s craft book and decided why not.  As … Continue reading

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iPhone Knitted Cozy – Show The Love With Hearts!

I love my iphone!  I purchased the case for it, but I wanted a little more protection and a way to be able to instantly grab it out of my bag.  I have been working on a knitted project that … Continue reading

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Hanging String Lamp

Back in either 2003 or 2004 I came across an article in a magazine that showed how to make a hanging light fixture from string.  I tore out the pages and filed them away – coming across them whenever I … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner – Jazz Fest Style

I think Stella’s favorite part of Jazz Fest is the kids area!  They have a special stage just dedicated to kid centered musicians, puppeteers, etc and then tent after tent of kids art project – that change every few days.  … Continue reading

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When In The South, Must Cook Southern

I decided that since I was in the South I needed to have the new recipe of the week, well be a Southern recipe.  I love Southern food, fried, sweet, bread, sauces – yum, yum, yum!! This is the time … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest: Fun, Sun, Music and Friends!

I love the New Orleans Jazz Fest.  The first time I went was in 1996 on my move from Atlanta to Houston.  I went with my sister and we had so much fun – I was hooked.  I have tried … Continue reading

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