Tag Archive: Homemade

A Very Crafty April

This month, I am working on a slew of crafts to sell at an auction in late April. I am brainstorming a few original project ideas and also gathering inspiration from around the… Continue reading

A Homemade New Year’s Eve

When I entertain, I like to use homemade touches to create a unique party atmosphere. Plus, making holiday accessories at home can be much cheaper than buying them at the store! Here are… Continue reading

Homemade Coffee Bean Ice Cream

Coffee renders many foolish people temporarily capable of wise actions! – Montesquiou I have tweaked my adaptation of the “Mango Ice Cream” recipe from The Essential Asian Cookbook yet again to create homemade… Continue reading

Leaf Toss Pillows

These are some toss pillows I made today with a fall motif.  Rain makes me feel like sewing…I’m not sure why. I used fluffy, almost duvet-like, place mats (about $5 for a set… Continue reading

The Agony and Ecstasy of Homemade Halloween Costumes

When I was growing up, I don’t think I ever had a store-bought Halloween costume.  Instead, I would brainstorm with ma mère and we would work on the costume together, sometimes happily, and… Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I have a delicious jar of tahini (sesame seed paste) that I purchased this spring at one of my favorite Middle Eastern markets.  I bought the tahini to make homemade hummus which I… Continue reading

Luxurious Sugar Scrub

The scorching summer weather has my skin feeling dry and parched.  So this week, I decided to experiment with some pantry staples to see if I could come up with a sugar scrub… Continue reading

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Yesterday was my dog’s birthday so we celebrated her today with homemade dog biscuits in one of her favorite flavors: peanut butter.  This recipe is from a family friend named Nancy, and I… Continue reading