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Grandma’s Bag of Tricks

I found this fantastic book, which I’ve been perusing in the evenings.  On the cover, it reads “Grandma’s Bag of Tricks,” but I’m going to steal them from Grandma.  The book is Sharon Lovejoy’s Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars.  Firefly Lanterns!  Worm Hotel!  Pizza Box Solar Oven!  Faerie Houses!  Memory Boxes!  Peek-a-Boo Planters! I got […]

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Check This Out

Delightful things for this beautiful Tuesday morning. Here’s the artist Jean-Pierre Blanchard painting a portrait of Roger Federer at the presentation of the SVC Entrepreneur Award in Zurich.  Done in 4 minutes!  The painting was auctioned for charity.  You can read more of the story here.  [Thanks, Sara!]     McSweeney’s is coming out with a […]

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All Sorts of Art

Have you heard of Edgar Müller?  He does some darn good street art.  I’ve included a video of the making of “The Crevasse.” Mmmm.  Check out GOOD’s post on “Finding Arts and Culture”—from DJing to yarn bombing to making documentaries to mixing tapes (which I attempted this past Tuesday).  So interesting if you enjoy seeing why […]

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Summer Goodness

Every once in a while, you, my dear lovelies, are in need of some good leads.  And I take that responsibility seriously.  This post is about all things summer.  Ready? I’ll divide this up by subject.  Enjoy! Tried-and-true recipes: Smitten Kitchen’s Dilled Potato and Pickled Cucumber Salad.  The best I’ve found.  In fact, I just […]

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I Think You’ll Like These

I’ve been saving these goodies up for you…yep…just for you. How ’bout let’s start with the munchies, because, well, you know, if we don’t, we’ll get kinda cranky.  Grrr…. Cue French café music.   You have to try the Crème Brûlée French Toasts on Smitten Kitchen.  They are…mmm…hold on a minute…another bite…let’s see, what was I saying, […]

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