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Fun Finds

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Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime, and Peanuts – So quick! {from Martha Stewart} How to Store Vegetables and Fruit without Plastic – {from Washington’s Green Grocer} Amaretto-Spiked Caramel Apple Bites – that is all. {from Burwell General Store} Laguiole Steak Knives – $78 {from Anthropologie} Mason Jar as a Blender – who knew? A standard mason jar will fit most …

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Fun Finds

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Great butchery videos from James Whelan Cheesecake stuffed strawberries from Savoring Today via Nutmeg Nanny! Such an awesome video found on Good Morning Good Night via Tasteologie. Take a look! One Minute Pie Dough from The Italian Dish! Bacon ‘n Eggs! from the Girl Who Ate Everything – Oh how adorable….bacon pretzels and marshmallow/yellow M&M candy eggs. Chai Snickerdoodles, anyone??!? …

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Seeing Ground Zero

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I’ve been to NYC exactly 15 times in the past two years. That’s a lot bad cab rides, overpriced hotels and brilliant meals. But in all of those trips, I never could bring myself to visit Ground Zero.  Ten years ago, on September 11th, Scott and I were both in Hawaii at a 10-day Tony Robbins Life Mastery event. Scott …

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Entertaining Finds

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I wanted to highlight a few favorite and new items for entertaining from the Steamy Kitchen Store! We launched the store this past Spring and it’s been going so well – I can’t believe how fast this little retail experiment has grown! Big thanks to all of you who’ve purchased a little something from the store. xo jaden Stilton Cheese …

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Designing our Kitchen

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When we bought this house, I knew immediately that the kitchen wasn’t going to work for us and that priority #1 would be to remodel the space into something a little more lounge-y, flow-y and useful. Typical kitchen spaces aren’t really designed well – that whole kitchen triangle thing, while great for workflow, doesn’t take into account how people use …

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Somewhere…over the rainbow

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Somewhere over the rainbowWay up high,There’s a land that I heard ofOnce in a lullaby. Someday I’ll wish upon a starAnd wake up where the clouds are farBehind me.Where troubles melt like lemon dropsAway above the chimney topsThat’s where you’ll find me. “Over the Rainbow” Sung by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg I …

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Fun Finds

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Animal Chips from Family Fun – Cut tortillas with animal cookie cutters, spray with cooking spray and bake for some healthy, homemade chips! Tank Top Totes from Crafty Nest – Turn a tank top into a tote – another easy DIY if you have a sewing machine. How to Open a Dragon Fruit from Soft and Stiff Peaks – She’s …

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Fun Finds

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Envelopes, by D-Bros –  Such a cool way to open a letter! Plane, car or train, your choice. World’s 50 most delicious foods, from CNN Go Blue Corn Posole, from Bev Cooks – Say it with me, “pahhsoooleee” – Doesn’t it sounds grand? Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi, found via Pintrest – three ingredients and only three steps! Flower Pinwheel from Heather …

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Creating Magical Moments

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Some call it a personal mission statement, I prefer something a little less business-like, something more meaningful, playful, and so I’ve adopted the term, “Life Motto” to describe what I stand for. My life motto guides how I feel (sometimes how I should feel), how I treat others and how I want leave a legacy. I’ve never been a religious type, …

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Food Blog Forum Nashville

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We’re doing it again! After the last Food Blog Forum in Orlando, Lindsay of Purr Design (my web designer) insisted that the next FBF event should be in Nashville — and so I listened to her (like I always do — I’m a good design client) and here we are, getting ready for an October 8th event. Pre-sale tickets are …

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Fab Finds

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Recycled vintage silver plated flatware – Spread Love. Spread Joy. Spread Cheer. Spread Peace.  Salad In a Jar – Reformed salad-hater, Paula has devised a way to make salad for 7-9 days at one time. Her trick?  Mason jars! Pig Dishtowel, from Terrain – Oink. Crayons in the Summer! – A DIY craft! Wouldn’t it be so fun to watch …