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Alison Grieveson

Waste Not, Want Not

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Did you know that if you started composting today, by summer time your family could easily divert 200 pounds of waste from the landfill? The best part? In return, your composted food scraps turn into liquid gold for your garden! Your pickles will thank you. Starting a compost pile is a lot easier than you […] [Read More]

Dressing Up a Dresser!

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A friend of mine just moved back from a semester at college and needed a dresser. She visited our local reclaimed furniture store,Urban Miners (a seriously cool place to visit!) and found this sad little dresser. For only $30, black paint, fabric scraps and glue, she created a fun, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that she is […] [Read More]

Side-Tracked

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It’s almost time for my little man to move into a big boy bed (sniff) so I am on the hunt for a trundle bed for my daughter as her bed will go to him. (I smell a double room make-over on the horizon! Woohoo!) I am mainly searching on craigslist as I don’t want […] [Read More]

Feelin’ Crafty…

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…La da da da da, feelin’ crafty. I recently bought these items on super sale at my local craft store and I’m feeling inspired to make something. Stay tuned. On my continuing saga of finding a source for delicious, healthy meals that both adults and kids will like, I was happy to discover this cookbook […] [Read More]

Let’s Review, Shall We?

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This week I thought I’d follow up on a few recent posts. Remember my escapades into the world of granola with this post and this in my efforts to make a good granola bar? Well folks, I finally did it and I have to say, they were pretty good. Fourth time’s a charm! I found the recipe in my […] [Read More]

Refurnished Chic

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Introducing designer Jessica Allyn, a woman inspired by the beauty and form of vintage furniture. With her obvious love of color Jessica brings old furniture back to life with vivid colors and peppy patterns. I stumbled upon Jessica’s show-stopping furniture through her Etsy store and was thrilled to get a chance to speak with her recently…a girl […] [Read More]

Green Toes

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It is finally warming up here in New England and that means it’s time for my annual online pilgrimage to find amazing colors and shoes to showcase my little piggies! A few weekends ago a girlfriend was in town so my friend and I took her out (she really needed girl time) and I treated them to […] [Read More]

Sowing the Seeds of Love

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Corny title, I know. But apt. We finally got around to planting some seeds this weekend. The kids have already done it with their classes at school so they are old pros. My little man fancies himself a trowel expert so he helped to put dirt (he insisted on using real dirt instead of my […] [Read More]

The Kitchen Backsplash…It’s About Time!

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You know when you just have to change something and then when it’s not going to be changed exactly the way you wanted, you wait thinking you’re going to get to it and then a few years go by and you still haven’t made that change? Well, that’s the story of my kitchen backsplash. I went […] [Read More]

Granola Goodness, Part Deux

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Baked goods are my kryptonite. So I have always enjoyed baking scones, cookies, breads, etc. Life in the past few years though has been busy,  and it seems as if my baking skillz have passed along with the years. I say this all as an excuse as to why the two batches of granola bars […] [Read More]