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Bling

This weekend provided both Scott and I a painful reminder of why we should never skimp on hotel rooms. The $200 or so we saved by booking at a so-so hotel will be promptly spent on massage and chiropractic visits. We were attending Scott and the boys’ Taekwondo Nationals Tournament held in Orlando, and being the bargain-huntress that I am, …

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Fun Finds

Decorative Pie Tops from Recipe Tips Mechanical Pencils with Colored Leads for $9.95 from Barnes & Noble Homemade Pest Stray for the Garden from Martha Stewart Rory’s Story Cubes for $6.71 – just toss all the dice, take a look and let your imagination run wild to create a story –  from Amazon Key to preventing moldy berries from Food …

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Fun Finds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …