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Knife Knowledge Part 1: Your Chef’s Knife

I have a confession: I am not really that great at proper use of my knives. But, since I’ve started this blog, there are certain skills that I have decided I need to improve, including my knife skills. When I started doing research on knives and skills for home chefs, I found some interesting information and decided to share it here. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. The essential knife for all home chefs…

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DIY LOVE Sign for Valentine’s Day

We really enjoy decorating for the holidays, any holiday! For Christmas, we really go crazy. My husband is a regular Clark Griswald. But once Christmas is over and we take down all those decorations, I quickly get ready for the next significant holiday. Ok, so Valentine’s day isn’t really a ‘holiday’. I really don’t get too excited or worked about the theory of Valentine’s day. But, I do love decorating for Valentine’s day. I am a sucker for red and…

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DIY Industrial Chic Wood Beam Chandelier

This rustic chic, industrial looking chandelier light fixture was the perfect addition to our dining room. Using a pipe as the down rod and a beautiful thick length of cedar beam really adds to the industrial look we wanted. The design is simple but unique. One of the keys to making this piece look very sleek is using two construction plates on top to help hold the wires down into a wire recess in the wood. Supplies 6”x6” 8ft Long…

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