Month: October 2012

Easy how to tote from a towel

tea towel totebag

// Today we have another easy how to post from Steph, this one is how-to sew a tote out of a towel.  Prepare to be amazed because this is an amazing DIY you can totally do in an hour! // Steph: I bought these tea towels from Target weeks ago and thought they were just too cute not to be transformed into something. This easy tutorial will teach you how to tote bag was a perfect, versatile solution to make…
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3 ways to wear booties this fall

3 ways to wear booties

Booties 3 ways Surely by now there’s a hot pair of booties you’re coveting; I can’t tell you how many booties are on my wish list this Fall, it’s a little embarrassing.  And the everlasting question with trends of any kind, like ankle booties, is how on earth to wear them without looking ridiculous, so I present to you 3 ways to wear booties.   1 // skinnies   Wear a pair of stunning black bootie heels with some gorgeous…
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Roasted fennel and Roma tomatoes

roma tomatoes

Roasted Fennel and Roma Tomatoes I’m always looking for quick, simple recipes to go with grilled chicken, fish, or meat.  I like roasting vegetables because they taste so gosh darn good.  That’s why I love these roasted fennel and Roma tomatoes so much.  It’s great as a side or fantastic on its own. I’ve grown to love fennel over the years.  It looks and behaves a little like celery, except that the stalks aren’t edible.  The fronds are, so if…
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Teaching my children to conquer fear

teaching children to conquer fear

There’s something all of us fear deep down, even if we don’t verbalize it or give into the terror.  Children are no different, but they don’t usually have much say in avoiding the things that make them nervous, whether it’s the barking dog on the walk to school or the terrifying spotlight of Show & Tell every Tuesday (that would have been me). Since I’m big on moving onward and upward, creating life lists, and overcoming fear big or small,…
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How to magnetic cork numbers and letters

how to cork magnets

Raise your hand if you had those primary-colored plastic numbers and letters magnets on your fridge growing up (or if you still have them).   Yup, thought so. They’re so fun to play with, right?  Today’s DIY is an updated version of those fun magnetic letters that look a bit cooler and are customizable to whatever color(s) you want. How to magnetic cork numbers and letters:     Here’s a list of the supplies needed for this DIY how to…
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Introducing the Lee skinny jean

jeans and heels

— Editor’s note from Allison:  Last month I sent one of my new editors, Kalli Verbecki to a Lee jean mom summit in Kansas.  I can ensure you Kalli encountered a hot skinny jean or two on her trip, these are not the mom jeans of yesteryear.  Lee is on board with all the new denim trends, so prepare your mind to be blown with hotness: introducing the Lee skinny jean. — When Allison asked if I’d like to go…
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Halloween craft ideas and treats

halloween crafts and treats

  Even though I’ve been a little AWOL with the headache of the century (I still love you, promise) I thought I’d round up some of my favorite Halloween links from the last few years of fun ideas to craft now that we’re so close to the big day.  What?  Halloween is totally a big day (around here).  Halloween candy is the most dangerous delicious ambrosia of the year, so I’ve got a handful of cool craft ideas to keep…
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Doing gluten-free for a friend

So, around these parts, there is a distinct sense of community. If  a neighbor has a baby, illness, endures a life changing crisis or just has a crappy week,  someone else magically, and mercifully, shows up on the doorstep with dinner or treats. A generous token of friendship and charity. I know, because I’ve been the recipient of such kindness a time or two or 16.  A little network of angels banding together to take care of one another. It…
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Fall vegan chili dinner meal

chili dinner vegan

— Here’s another delicious Fall meal from our very own Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia.  Today she’s got a Fall vegan chili dinner meal for you to make on a blustery Fall evening, with a side of GF cornbread.  I don’t think dinner gets better than that!  Unless you want to make the last dinner Lindsey posted, a tasty Fall dinner sausage and peppers with polenta. — Let me guess…you’re in the mood for something warm and comforting to get you…
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