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Recipe: Simple Summer Chopped Salad

Simple Summer Chicken Chopped Salad

It’s the simple things in life that make me happy. Like going to lunch with my friend Carla on Thursday and being treated to the chopped salad on the menu. In fact, I loved the simplicity of the salad so much that I decided to make my own version of the Wildflower Bread Company’s chopped salad using chicken. Last weekend, my family got to enjoy this simple salad with me. Keep in mind, that with my large family I doubled the recipe.

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Recipe: Summer Fruit Cobbler

Why is it that every time I take a trip to Costco, I end up leaving with more fruit than I can eat? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this? As a result, I spend a fair amount of time trying to come up with creative ways to consume the fruit before it’s all sent to the composter. On Sunday, I decided to throw some of this fruit into a cobbler recipe. The result was a deliciously warm dessert. Pare it with cool whip cream or ice cream and you’ve got yourself a wonderful dessert.

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DIY: Handmade Father’s Day Shirt and Tie Cards

Are you looking for a Father’s Day card to make for dad this year? These fun handmade origami cards are a simple way to show dad that you care. (Doesn’t that sound cliche?) Spruce these bad boys up with ribbons and buttons to give the card a completed look for under 50 cents. Click on the below link for full instructions.

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June 12, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Randee - Love these! You’re version is adorable!

June 12, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Randee - *your :)

June 13, 2012 - 3:21 pm

DIY Round-Up: Father’s Day | Anastasia Marie - [...]   Card via Fancy House Road (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) [...]

June 16, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Father’s Day present wrapping crafts | mezzotessitura - [...] I made an origami shirt with regular printer paper and added a ribbon for the tie, similar to this tutorial, however I really just looked at this photo and then did it myself. I didn’t add buttons to [...]

Design Inspiration: Practical vs. Pop!

Practical verses Pop! Two different approaches to designing your living space. The Practicals mistakenly think that everything they put into their home decor needs to be very functional and comfort friendly. They are afraid to add a little Pop! Living life on the design edge is unthinkable. The Pop! person loves to see how daring they can be by adding things into their decor that are edgy with an artistic flair.


Sally Bridge Sculptural Chair


The fact is that you don’t have to pick one over the other. You can easily blend the Practical with the Pop!  Recently I came across some great chairs that are the perfect blend of Practical and Pop! And I thought I’d share how easy it is to do.

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June 5, 2012 - 7:40 am

Audrey Cooper - I agree, each room needs a focal point or a “Pop” and sometimes a fun chair is the perfect choice for a room.