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September 2012

Gift Inspiration Her Him In the Kitchen Kids

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

September 30, 2012

Like many other parents with young children, my husband and I live with a cookie monster. So in order to keep him happy but still provide a slightly healthy cookie option, I decided to whip up some oatmeal raisin cookies last weekend. I am proud to say he liked these cookies more than the ones my husband recently brought home from the amazing bakery in our neighborhood that’s been in business for over 54 years…

Here is the recipe. Pretty classic with the usual suspects: oats, raisins, butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, salt cinnamon and vanilla extract. The one thing I will say is that I ran out of baking soda so I used baking powder. I failed to realize that although it is OK to substitute baking powder when you need baking soda BUT you need to use 2 to 3 times more… So I think my cookies were a little less fluffy than they maybe could have been. Still tasty though.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Gift Inspiration Her Home Home Decor

A Color to Love: Navy Blue

September 21, 2012

As we move into a new season full of rich colors, textures and ornate detail, I am reminded of my love of deep navy blue. It compliments most anyone and is a nice change from basic black yet still provides that slimming effect in terms of clothing. For jewelry, the stones may not be “navy” but that deep blue sparkle is exquisite. Here is a gathering of some amazing new pieces for your wardrobe, home and maybe kitchen counter.

Roslyn High Shine Leather Clutch in Navy by Anya Hindmarch

Crystal Flower Stud Earrings in Clear and Navy by Oliphant Design

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Crafts DIY Gift Inspiration Her Home Home

Crafting with Wood Stains

September 13, 2012

I am so glad I had a chance to get crafty this weekend. I was so looking forward to trying out my samples of Varathane Wood Stain sent over from the lovely people at Rust-Oleum. They sent me Weathered Gray and Ebony. I knew I had the perfect box that was sitting in my craft storage area just waiting to be used. I’m sure most people use Wood Stain for actual home DIY projects but why not use it for small craft projects too?

You will need:

  • Wood Stain
  • Polyurethane
  • Stir Stick
  • Soft Cloth
  • Protective Gloves
  • Paint Brush

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