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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Handmade Love – Stella and Poppy

By Sharon Schneider / April 4, 2018 /

I love meeting local makers. Bethany is the creator behind Stella and Poppy.  I met Bethany last month and brought home this candle. The subtle smell is amazing. It reminds me of cool summer nights around the campfire. Bethany’s extensive knowledge of essential oils is apparent on her website and blog: Poppy and Stella She also sells atmosphere sprays, soaps, skin care and bath goods. SHOP Check out her blog to find the sweet story behind this…

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April Shop Update – Waiting for Spring

By Sharon Schneider / April 3, 2018 /

It is snowing in Minnesota. April 3, 2018. I am making my own spring in the sewing room. New totes with leather handles! shop here: Etsy Shop This soft paisley print will be perfect for spring and summer trips to the market, beach, or patio for lunch and happy hour! New farmhouse totes also have leather handles. Red, blue and light brown stripes are perfect accents to these sturdy bags. Perfect for a summer beach getaway.…

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