Healthy Eating – weekly food prep

By Sharon Schneider / March 12, 2019 /

No big meals planned for this week but I got a lot of food prepped and ready to pull together for some easy, healthy meals and snack ideas. Veggies are cleaned and chopped – all set to top a salad or toss in a fry pan for a quick side dish. I made hard boiled eggs (1 cup water, 7 minutes)  in my Instant Pot  I salted and roasted mixed nuts @350 for 6-10 minutes.…

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Spring Bunnies In The Etsy Shop

By Sharon Schneider / March 8, 2019 /

These sweet bunny drawstring bags are now in the Shop  The perfect size for a special treat for Spring or Easter. One bunny holds 4 plastic eggs. These would be darling at the Easter table as place holders or party favors. $10 each. limited quantities. All one of a kind and in various colors! Shop HERE    

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Weekly Food Prep

By Sharon Schneider / February 26, 2019 /

Remember Menu Monday? I was pretty good about having a consistent plan for the week many years ago! Now with no kids at home I have gotten away from that weekly routine. With a recent warning about high cholesterol, I am ready to buckle down again.  I don’t feel like I need a specific weekly menu, but I definitely need to bring healthy choices back to your kitchen. I am starting with more veggies. I…

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Scrap Fabric Valentines

By Sharon Schneider / February 11, 2019 /

Just a few quick, easy Valentine decor ideas using scraps of fabrics. I used a cookie cutter and cardboard templates to trace hearts on fabric scraps. I stitched a row together to use as a garland to hang on my winter tree. The rest I stitched onto card stock, then tape the card stock to a folded card form. Just a couple easy ideas for using up scraps.  Last year, I made heart sachets and…

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Make Your Own Linen Napkins

By Sharon Schneider / January 22, 2019 /

January is always an opportunity for me to refresh our house a bit after the holiday decorations are packed away. This year, I wanted to add some more cloth napkins to my stash. I am still trying to perfect how I finish the edges. I made (and sold) hundreds of flannel napkins last fall and winter and I would have to say, they are my fave so far. I finished with a zig zag edge…

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Friday Pie Day

By Sharon Schneider / October 5, 2018 /

What better way to end a blogging draught than with PIE! The weather is changing in Minnesota and I thought this easy no bake creamy pumpkin pie would be perfect for a fall dessert. wonderful light and creamy alternative to a traditional baked pumpkin pie    

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Container Planting

By Sharon Schneider / May 30, 2018 /

I am keeping things super simple this summer. All container planting for my annuals and herbs. These 2 large pots stand on either side of my entry. It is hot and sunny most of the day so I went with non-flowering this year. All coleus and a vine to spill down the front. An old wash tub from my Grandpa’s garage is the perfect herb garden. Just a few this year, the chives came back…

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Shaggy Baggy at HAMMS Event 2018 April 28

By Sharon Schneider / April 23, 2018 /

The HAMMS Event 2018 is finally here this weekend and I can’t wait!  HAMMS = Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed City House in St. Paul will be hosting this event for the 2nd year in a row. Dog friendly and crowd-funding (one participating maker will win up to $5,000 to put toward their business) Check out the website for more details and purchase tickets online or at the door:   

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Spring Decor – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / April 20, 2018 /

I made a sweet little center piece for my entryway wagon with the few twigs I had left from my  Spring Wreath DIY You can find the wreath diy HERE  I had a few stems left over so I secured them into a small pot packed with tissue paper. Topped off the pot with some shredded brown paper: and a few eggs: A great easy project with a few leftover stems and a pot from the garage…

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Spring Wreath – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / April 12, 2018 /

Snow in the forecast for Minnesota this weekend. Again. I will forge ahead with Spring with an easy, colorful wreath for my front door. I bought 5 stems at Hobby Lobby to attach to a large embroidery hoop from my stash.   I hot glued most of the stems, but also wrapped some of the wired ends from the flowers over the branches for extra security.   Finished with a few painted eggs and ready…

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