Pillows & Cocoa Wrap-Up

Pillows & Cocoa Wrap-Up

In preparation for the holidays, we used Christmas trees as the motif. Ahead of time, everyone chose between three background colors: red, green, or black. That way I could have the fabric pre-shrunk and cut for them. Then once they arrived, they chose the material for their trees, which I had already ironed Wonder Under onto.

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Pipe Shelving

Pipe Shelving

Pipe fittings can be expensive when you need several. I discovered three-piece versions at Home Depot for significantly less that if I were to buy everything separately. The down side is that they come in one size. But for my needs in this area, where paint cans and supplies will be stored, they were perfect.

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The Best Punch Ever, Hands Down!

The Best Punch Ever, Hands Down!

Many years ago, my mom, Mama Gabe, did a reception for my cousin’s senior piano recital. (The man has mad skills.) Anyway, she made this punch. TO DIE FOR! I have never been a punch person because it all has soda and I am one of a tiny minority of people who cannot stand carbonation. But this recipe had so much fruit in it that I could eat the “mash” (non-soda part) by itself, like Italian ice. This is no three-ingredient wonder, not that there’s anything wrong with those kinds. But oh my goodness, is it worth the effort. It is now a staple of our Yuletide season and I will never make another.

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The Garage Shed Part 3- Storage

The Garage Shed Part 3- Storage

For those just joining us, we have been transforming our garage into the Chics With Tools Makery. The most recent project was building a shed inside the garage. Okay, some people may call it a closet but since it is about 40 square feet, I am sticking with “shed”. You may ask why we are doing this. Well there is a lot of ugly that goes into most garages, such as lawn mowers, dirty tools, and blowers.

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Organizing The Second Mile

Organizing The Second Mile

If you have looked at the “Stay” page on our website, you know that we have a cottage in our backyard listed on Airbnb. (You can now book directly through us, by the way.) But to give our visitors a great experience, we like to offer a few extras that you would see in hotels, such as coffee service, snacks, bottles of water, and my favorite, chocolate.

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For Your Next Brunch- Breakfast Enchiladas

For Your Next Brunch- Breakfast Enchiladas

Several years ago, I was in Michigan at the annual gathering of my college mates. Our hostess, Holly, made these delicious Southern Living Breakfast Enchiladas. Since then, I have made them for literally dozens of guests and I think I have received compliments every time. They are super easy and you make them the night before. They are great for a crowd and leftovers are perfect for a quick morning meal. Serve them with some fruit and breakfast is DONE!

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