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January 2016

0 In Feature/ Sewing

Doll Quilts with #AveryLaneSewing and the #BrotherInnovis ~ #thesearethedays #sewingfun

I think I’ve overestimated my sewing skills. Seriously. I had the bright idea to use this adorable coordinating fabric set for an 18″ doll quilt. In fact, so bright was my idea thatΒ I cut enough pieces for THREE quilts. THREE people. THREE. I typically do projects with a reasonably high margin of error. I have bad sewing habits and am not nearly as detail oriented as I ought to be, but I have been determined to change this. And I…

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2 In In the Kitchen

Cream Puff Dessert – {Oh yes you should}

This recipe comes from my sister in law….it’s a huge family favorite as well as a favorite among our friends – or at least those lucky enough to have had it. LOL It’s seriously just a big cream puff *casserole* that is soooo easy and quick. And a perfect end to any meal. It’s delicious and full of flavor, but not heavy. Same recipe as the cream puffs: 1 cup water 1/2 cup butter (or margarine) 1 cup flour 4…

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0 In Gluten Free/ In the Kitchen

Cinnamon Bread

A recipe from a cousin of mine that we all LOVE! It makes 1 loaf and about 8 muffins. 1 golden cake mix {or GF cake mix} 1 instant vanilla pudding mix 1/2 cup oil (canola) 1 cup water 4 eggs Beat together for 4 minutes In a separate bowl mix: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp white sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon In greased loaf pan (as per my mom’s suggestion I grease the sides really well with margarine and…

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0 In Gluten Free/ In the Kitchen

Bruschetta Chicken

I pulled chicken out yesterday because I knew it’s what I wanted, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to prepare it. So I pulled out a cookbook I love (one from my aunt’s church group) and looked through the chicken recipes. Though I don’t like tomatoes, the recipe for Bruschetta Chicken just sounded awesome. I didn’t follow the recipe, but instead made up my own. I remembered buying cans of Aylmer Garlic and Olive Oil diced tomatoes and thought…

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1 In Personal/ VACAY!!

Feeling beautiful

I am a big watcher/addict of America’s Next Top Model. I love the photo shoots and seeing all the different looks they have – the hair, the makeup, the costumes, etc. I don’t know about you, but when I watch it, it seems like it would be so easy. Part of it I suppose is getting into the character, but I’m often watching thinking I could totally do it. But let me tell you…I’m pretty sure now that I can’t,…

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0 In In the Kitchen

Kick Your Cold With Magical Healing Soup

As requested on facebook – Magical Healing Soup! From AliciaΒ  Silverstone’s book – The Kind Diet this soup is perfect for those days you are feeling a little under the weather. Like I am today – and have been since Thursday night. I woke up Friday knowing I shouldn’t eat anything BUT this soup – so after a great veggie filled shopping trip I did just that. It’s different each time I make it, so there really isn’t a *recipe*…

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