DIY Vintage Jewelry Storage

DIY Vintage Jewelry Storage Organizer & Redoing Our Bedroom

It seems like a jewelry storage organizer would be a pretty cut and dry thing to share about. In this case, however, it is part of something more. We are...
Maple and Cheddar Cheese

Quick & Delicious Appetizer - Maple and Cheddar Cheese

Necessity is the mother of all invention. That was the case for us a few weeks ago when we hosted our first maple syrup tasting at a local grocery specialty...
Maple Fudge Graham Cracker Cookies

Maple Fudge Graham Cracker Cookies

Today I am sharing a recipe for maple fudge graham cracker cookies as part of our monthly "10 Minute Ideas" series. Before we go any further, I have to be...
Creamy Mapletini Martini

Creamy Mapletini Martini

It has long been known that we are crazy for maple syrup. We make it. We sell it. We eat it. We drink it. My hubby’s family has always makes...
DIY Galvanized Wreath

DIY Galvanized Wreath

Eeekkk!!! I am so excited to share this project with you today. This Christmas DIY galvanized wreath has been living in my head for weeks – and now, here it...
Maple Cidertini

Maple Cidertini

I have just returned home from a fun weekend away at The Chapel Market (more on that soon!). It was so fun and my first chance to introduce our maple...
5 Savory and Sweet Maple Syrup Recipes

5 Savory and Sweet Maple Syrup Recipes

Do you ever go through spurts with cooking?

I tend to do a lot of easy / quick stuff for a period of time, and then I go through a big spurt of cooking up a storm.  And what that happens, I like to experiment and try new recipes - especially when they have my favorite ingredient.  Maple syrup recipes are where I always like to experiment the most.

And this weekend, fingers crossed - we will have our first big boil for syrup.  Did you know we make our own maple syrup?

So over the next few weeks I will experimenting and most likely making a huge mess in the kitchen.

But until I come up with something new, I thought I would share some of my tried and true favorites.

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Organizing Ideas

Organizing Ideas - Repurposed DIY Vintage Crate Boot Rack

 

I am over it - over it, over it and over it.  All of the snow - and the mud that is soon to follow.  But I finally have a solution for one part of it - a DIY vintage crate boot rack.

Sometimes, a project has all the ingredients that make it perfection for me.

Fills a need, fits a space perfectly, works functionally, clears some of my hoard collection out of the garage, inexpensive, re-purposes vintage items and is down right cute.  And this project checks off this whole list in my book.

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Lessons Learned in Styling a Bookcase

Lessons Learned in Styling a Bookcase

 

 

When we built this house, I always told my husband that the full wall in the living room should be built-ins.  I had dreams of a place for all of my books and putting together displays.

And then, just over three years ago – my dream came true.  We have beautiful built-in bookcase that I so love and appreciate. (I know, very dramatic ;)

But, the truth is, I found it really hard to pull them together.

This is actually my third try.

But this time, I put more thought into it and I am quite happy with the results.

To show the difference between where I was and where I am, here is a comparison.

 

I realize it wasn’t terrible before, and I actually really liked it when I first finished it.

Which, of course, leads me to believe I might really hate this version in a few months as well.  But, one step at a time.

One of the main things that bothered me was that it was just too cluttered – something I am finding everywhere.  I am liking a little less, not stark, but just a little less.

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Recipe: Maple Bacon Pepper Jelly

Recipe: Maple Bacon Pepper Jelly

  The concept of a savory jelly was one I never really understood. Wasn’t a jelly something that went with peanut butter? And the biggest problem with that is I...
Recipe: Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad

Recipe: Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad

Here we are with our third maple recipe for you – Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad. So far, we already shared Mason Jar Maple Martinis and Maple Bacon Cheese Cups....
Recipe: Maple Bacon Cheese Cups

Recipe: Maple Bacon Cheese Cups

Today I want to share with you a recipe that would be perfect for a breakfast, brunch, lunch or as an appetizer – Maple Bacon Cheese Cups. As I mentioned...