Paleo Smoked Salmon-Avocado Toast

Paleo Smoked Salmon-Avocado Toast

Recently, the hubs and I had the pleasure of visiting California. Since I usually have the “when in Rome” philosophy , I decided to give smoked salmon and avocado toast a try. Some of you may be totally grossed out but I know there are others out there saying, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’. I have been hooked ever since. As a bonus, it is amazingly satisfying!

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Hanging Pipe Shelving Unit

Hanging Pipe Shelving Unit

Since July, we have been stealing moments to work on the garage to Makery transformation. This week I was determined to finish the shelving unit where we used to have cabinets. As with most projects, it took longer than I thought it would and required a trip to Lowes and extra Amazon order. It was a little trickier than expected but the overall impression is what we were going for. 

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A Valentine Treat- Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A Valentine Treat- Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Who doesn’t like chocolate covered strawberries? They are pretty, delicious, romantic, and impressive. If you buy them in the store or from an online vendor, you can pay a fortune for them. But what if I told you that you can make them yourself in a matter of minutes? Seriously! You can make them as simple or embellished as you want but no matter what you choose, they will make you proud.

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Art in the Garden Preview

Art in the Garden Preview

First, the girls learned about carbon paper, which we used to transfer the drawing of the iris onto their boards. Next they mixed some basic shades of the main color they were going to use. Then I took them through the painting, petal by petal. After we got going, the girls became more independent. So by the end, they were doing their own thing. I think some of them were surprised by the results, including the two leaders who exhibited hidden, but significant abilities.

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Drop Leaf Carts

Drop Leaf Carts

The reason I decided to go with the drop-leaf idea was because for most of the time, we want the garbage cans in a convenient place. But they aren’t pretty so I move them outside for my Chics With Tools workshops, which leaves a massive, also unattractive, gap. So now in normal mode, the leaves are down but when I want things prettier, I move the cans and raise the leaves, filling the wall while adding counter space for merchandise.

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