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June 15, 2017

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July 23, 2017

It's summer time, which means if you're like me and planted tomatoes, you're either about to have a whole lot of them or already do. If you're looking for quick and easy recipes that don't require canning, look no further! 


  • 8 tomatoes 

  • Olive oil (abo...

June 22, 2017

Looking for a way to spruce up your front door for the 4th? Then grab your paints and some clothespins to build a simple 4th of July wreath, that won't go bad. 


June 15, 2017

I love pesto (especially when it's homemade and uses home grown basil!) -- but don't always want it on pasta.  That's why this recipe is great-- it's quick, easy, and can be made as a snack or a light meal.


  • Bagel, cut in half (You can also use mini baguet...

June 13, 2017

Remodeling your home can be both exciting and terrifying. Last year when I decided to remodel my kitchen, I went into the process knowing (roughly) what I wanted my kitchen to look like. 

White shaker cabinets, stainless appliances, a big kitchen sink (not farmhouse) an...

June 5, 2017

Love simple, classic white cake but haven't found THE recipe? Don't fret-- I've got it for ya. This cake is super light and simple, and can easily be augmented with chocolate chips (that's the modification you'll see in the tutorial photos!), fruit, or whatever else yo...

June 1, 2017

Here in California, we're lucky to be able to spend a good portion of the year outside, which means patio lights and fire pits are must-haves for most back yards. 

If you love the twinkly look of hanging globe lights but don't have the perfect number of trees in your ya...

May 30, 2017

There are some recipes that are so good that they just need to be made over and over and over again. The Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of those. (True story: I've made these so many times I pretty much have the recipe memorized) -- but like all bakers,...

May 27, 2017

If you're a homeowner you know that there's always a new project around the corner-- something to tweak, adjust or update. 

Last year I remodeled a portion of my house (kitchen, replaced all the windows, added a sliding door to my master, and tore out all the flooring i...

May 25, 2017

When the warm weather rolls around I'm all for a good salad. Heck, if the produce is good I'm for a good salad-- and here in California, that's most of the year.  Because of this, I have tried my hand at making a few marinades and dressings -- they're easy, typically c...

May 24, 2017

I'm lucky enough to work for a large company that makes it pretty easy for folks to get what they need to succeed and be healthy. (Typically, the biggest barrier to entry is the employee themselves

-- after more than 6 years here, I still feel self-conscious and worried...

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