If your towels smell nasty, don't throw them out! Use this simple solution to get them smelling fresh again.Read More
For this month's One Drink Project I create cute little baby photo placecards. I love making my Thanksgiving table personal and fun, so I thought I'd do something different this year. For this project I quenched my thirst with Bare Hands Oak Stout and it was super tasty.Read More
I had to make a flower arrangement for my fall table so I thought I'd video tape for you all to see. It's fun and easy to put together a floral centerpiece. For this one I used marroon mums and alstroemeria, mauve stock, green hydrangea and white hypericum berry.Read More
Today Andrea Lutz speaks with Torlando Hakes, owner of Color Theory. Torlando is donating his time to update the kitchen at Cedar Crest, the Sycamore Land Trust home office. Check out these great tips to rid your home of that outdated wallpaper.Read More
No doubt you’ve seen photos of lavish, over the top porch designs. Not only do the designs appear complicated and hard to replicate, but they can also be terribly expensive. Well, I’m here to tell you a beautiful fall front porch doesn’t need to break the bank or take up a whole weekend.Read More
I love shopping downtown and one of my favorite shops is Goods for Cooks. Today I will be speaking with the new owners Sam Eibling and George Huntington about what makes their shop special.Read More
As many of you know I had a flower shop in town for over 11 years. With being an entrepreneur comes hanging on to company files, usually for a minimum of 7 years. I recently decided our basement was getting a little out of control. We have hand-me-down lamps we never used, craft supplies my kids are long over, and all these boxes and boxes of old company files.Read More
If you love bread as much as I do, then you'll appreciate a recipe that doesn't break your back but will impress all your guests. At this point I don't even remember where I first found this recipe but I have never looked back. This has become my number one go-to bread recipe for just about anything. The above photo was taken a few days ago when my husband cooked up a venison stew for dinner (Thanks Sean, for the delish Venison steak!) and thankfully made some tasty peasant bread to sop it up.Read More
Some people are cat people and some people are dog people. I would say I am an animal person. I have always loved animals whether it was a salamander or a goat. My mom had to put up with me begging for pets my whole childhood. I had fish, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, cats, dogs, and pretty much anything I could catch in my backyard.
At this point, I have dogs in my life. Since I moved out of apartment living I have had a dog. I love how attentive and loving they are, but mostly, I love how integrated they can be in your life. You can take them hiking, camping, on trips, they don't just sit on a shelf or hang out around the house, they are a full-fledged member of the family.Read More
Summer is the season for packing up the car and heading out for vacation. Whether you are someone who rents a home, camps, or goes on long road trips there is something to be said about that time away from home and making your vacation as comfortable and cozy as you would be in your own house.
My family enjoys camping, we always have. Instead of asking for a china set and kitchen wares for our wedding registry, my husband and I asked for camping gear. We spent our whole honeymoon at Yosemite, most of it in a small two-person tent.Read More
Even for folks who are not so craft-oriented recovering pillows is a basic skill level sewing project. All you need is a sewing machine, some fabric, pillow forms, and a little bit of patience (actually, patience is optional). I had some beautiful woven Ikat feather pillows on my home office loveseat. Unfortunately, because of the loose weave and high traffic area, the pillows had become frayed and torn. I let it go a little longer than I should have by carefully placing the pillows so the holes didn’t show. Finally, I had a day without much on the calendar, so I tackled the project.Read More
Today I talk with Abby Henkel about Sycamore Land Trust.Read More