Monthly Archive: August, 2011

Post Card Art

I am always looking for affordable ways to decorate my home, and one of my favorite tricks is to use post cards as framed art. At home, I have used post cards of… Continue reading

Dessert Crêpe Batter

I was in the mood for something sweet today, but these crêpes are so light that you scarcely feel as if you are eating dessert. I came up with this recipe for crêpe… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Felt Badges

I was fiddling around today with my piles of felt, and this idea for travel-inspired place card holders popped into my head. They are like étiquettes à bagages for your dinner table! ◊… Continue reading

Wine Cork Stamp-ede!

Ok, that was a sad play on words…but these wine cork stamps are decidedly more clever! This summer, I have already made place cards from old wine corks (Place Card Primer: Recycled Wine… Continue reading

Chicken and Brie Panini Sandwiches with Sliced Pears and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

A few weeks ago, I had an early lunch with a dear friend of mine at a lovely café with a European flair that left me longing to walk the streets of Paris… Continue reading

Re-purposing Recyclables: Tin

There is something so charming about a tin, whether it is big or small.  Tins are super for storage and they can tell a story with their pictures, phrases, and history. I love… Continue reading

Baby Tags

Lots of my friends and family seem to be welcoming new additions to their families lately.  In the last few months, three friends have had babies with different “E” names. When I give… Continue reading

Cake Pop Disaster

I was initially going to title this post “Butter-Cream Yellow Cake Pops,” but in light of recent events, I changed the name to “Cake Pop Disaster.”  Read on, mes amies… A little over… Continue reading

Origami Afternoon

This past weekend, I watched a great documentary film entitled Between The Folds about modern origami. It made me remember folding inflatable paper balloons on the playground as a child, and left me… Continue reading

Falling for Trinkets

Last year, I saw some salt and pepper shakers of a little Asian couple in blue and white porcelain.  The man was the pepper shaker, and the salt was the lady.  I didn’t… Continue reading

Homemade Yarn Bows

When it comes time to give a gift, a pretty bow can be a nice accessory, but you don’t have to take a trip to the store for one.  It’s easy to make… Continue reading

Choco-Nutty Mint Hot Chocolate

Last month, I bought some hot chocolate mix that claimed to be chocolate mint flavor – one of my favorite combinations.  However, the taste of the hot chocolate was decidedly…unappetizing. Being a choco-mint… Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for La Maison, Vol. VII

Magnetic Hooks for Pot-holders ◊  One of the first things I bought when we moved into our home were some magnetic metal clips to put on the side of our refrigerator that faces… Continue reading

Stone Shopping?!?!

I spent my day getting dusty in rock quarries, landscaping stores, and home improvement store stone yards.  The tires of my new car are tinged with a gray film, and I have grit… Continue reading

“Massaman” Curry

This is my 100th blog post, meaning I have been blogging for just over three months now.  I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I am enjoying sharing my… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: Pastry Scraper

A pastry scraper is one of the kitchen tools I use quite often.  I find that my pastry scraper is perfect for collecting cut up vegetables and herbs from my cutting board for… Continue reading