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July 2014

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Summer Salad Series Week 5

This weeks salad involves a little more work in the kitchen but it’s worth it.  For starters it is a stunning salad and delicious. This recipe came from Southern Living. Watermelon Steak Salad  First up was the marinade for the onions. I did this a day before I made the salad, this is amazing!!!!  Cutting the watermelon into a thick round slice wasn’t as easy as I imagined but I eventually got it!  Dressing ingredients, this is a great dressing.…

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mirror mirror on the wall

Our camp bridal room was in need of a full length mirror. Lucky for me there was an old bathroom mirror hanging around camp. I got some pine boards from home depot, cut and stained them and voila…a custom mirror.  Staining wood is my new favorite DIY project. I can’t wait to stain more wood, next up will be a headboard.  My original plan was to use a vinegar and steel wool stain which didn’t work out, lets say I could…

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Summer Salads Week 4

This week I tried something I found in Guy Fieris Diners Dives and Drivin’s cookbook.  Asian Slaw with Spicy Thai Vinegarette . Here are a few adjustments I made to make it a little easier. I used broccoli slaw instead of all the cabbages and olive oil instead of peanut oil. For leftovers the second day I added tuna, super healthy and delicious.  For the salad you will need: 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage 3 cups finely shredded red cabbage…

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Summer Reading List

One of my goals this year was to read more so I thought by posting a summer reading list it would help me stay encouraged to keep reading. I am guilty of starting books and never finishing them. I am determined to stop doing that, so here it is my summer reading list!!                  The Kitchen House: This was recommended by one of my favorite bloggers Emily over at Jones Design Company . That is pretty much all…

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Summer Salads Week 3

The Pioneer Woman’s  Perfect Spinach Salad Recipe This is not a recipe that I would normally make because I don’t normally eat bacon. Although lately there has been something about bacon…ahhhh bacon. Since I love the Pioneer Woman I thought I would try her take on this classic salad. Check out this hilarious clip from one of our favorite comedians Jim Gaffigan, all about bacon.   Here’s what you’ll need:  3 Whole Eggs  7 slices thick-cut peppered bacon 1 small…

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Summer Salad Week 2

This weeks salad can be served warm or cold. Red Potato & Green Bean Salad  2 pounds red potatoes  6-8 ounces of green beans  -dressing- 1/4 cup olive oil  4 tsp whole grain mustard  1 tbsp honey  2-3 tbsp red wine vinegar  Rosemary  Parsley  -Season to your liking- Enjoy xo  Ash …

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