Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Retro Re-Pin Party 27

Welcome to this week's Retro Re-Pin Party! I just got word that we're opening early today, so I'm going to make this short and sweet and get to the party.

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My first feature is from The Crafty Allie Blog. She reveals a Black, White, and Fuchsia themed little girl's room with instructions for making an inexpensive bulletin board.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Retro Re-Pin Party 26

Welcome to the Retro Re-Pin Party. I love seeing all the inspiring projects each week.

Do you have any goals you're working on right now in your life? I'm spending time learning the piano. It's not an easy task for me, but I have been setting a timer and practicing each of the pieces I'm working on for 10 minutes. After working on warms ups and 4 different songs, sometimes my fingers get tired, so I guess that's a good sign. What are your tricks to make your own goals happen?


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My first feature is from Jennifer at Simple Hacks Living. Her post, Easy Hacks from Julia Child; Become a Better Cook Today is very useful even to someone like me who already loves cooking.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Revel Bars

I wanted to make some of those cookie bars with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips on top, but all the recipes online suggested I use a graham cracker crust. My husband is not a fan of the graham cracker crust, so I decided to improvise. After all, it was the sweetened condensed milk with the chocolate chips in it that I was craving.

I decided to make a cookie crust using oatmeal instead of graham crackers. I got the idea of oatmeal because it's a whole grain, just like graham crackers. Did you know that graham crackers have a whole grain flour, called graham flour in them? In 1855 Sylvester Graham invented this flour because he believed that the popular white flour of his day was unhealthy not just because it was white, but because of the chemical additives in it. I thought it was interesting that even in 1855 there were people who villainized chemicals. It's pretty cool that he went off and invented his own flour because of his concerns.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Retro Re-Pin Party 25

Welcome to the Retro Re-Pin Party where your pins are seen on eight different sites. 

I want to share a cute story from my vacation. On my last day, I got packed up, but needed to still say goodbye to my little sister. I met her at the hotel's breakfast in the lobby and gave her a big hug . . . and suddenly a small toddler girl ran up and hugged my legs! The girl's mother came over and apologized, but it honestly made my day. 

In the car my husband asked me, "What are you grinning at?"

"I got a free hug from a cute little girl."

"Yeah, that was hours ago."


My first feature is from Diana Rambles. This awesome, but simple way for Elevated Chip Dip, is lots of fun. I guess we all need to go out and host a party now, don't we?