Garden / Crafty

All Aboard The Jolly Express Gingerbread Train!

December 17, 2007

I’ve had the Avon Jolly Express cookie cutter set since 1992. When I first used the kit (way back when I was 12 years old) it came with prepackaged gingerbread mix and icing. Pretty revolting stuff, but you better believe I made that train and then ate the whole thing while watching Home Alone on […]

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Pretty Pretty Pineapple Centerpieces

December 15, 2007

When Chris and I spent Thanksgiving in Connecticut with his family this year I went completely gaga over his Aunt Kara’s Pineapple centerpieces and vowed to recreate them for the holiday party. You’ll need: A sharp knife Tea lights Asiago cheese (Per Hänni’s directive) to pair with all of that leftover pineapple you’ll be scooping […]

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Haunted Gingerbread House in a Box

October 20, 2007

I bet you thought it was too early for gingerbread houses, right? Well not for a Haunted Gingerbread House. Thanks to Create a Treat you can decorate your own scary cottage complete with jelly beans, black icing, and candy ghosts. Funnily enough, the tray for this house is the same as the tray for the […]

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A Trip to Nashoba Valley Winery

September 28, 2007

I realized this week that I’ve been making apple picking trips to the Nashoba Valley Winery for the last 3 years. My first trip took place in late fall of 2005.  On a whim, Chris and I decided that we wanted to pick apples  and simply followed red “apple” signs until we ended up in […]

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You Grow Girl: Get Your Gardening Gloves Ready

August 13, 2007

I may have found a new hobby. While thumbing through my copy of You Grow Girl the other day I came across Gayla Trail’s section that details the steps involved in making your very own Tea Garden. Since my mini herb gardens have managed to stay alive this summer I think I might possibly be […]

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The One Where I Tried to be Crafty

June 6, 2007

I am really terrible at crafts. Before we moved I had the bright idea to spray paint the lids of my glass jars pink to match my kitchen accessories. Needless to say it didn’t turn out well and I made quite a mess before I ended up throwing them out and now I’m forced to […]

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Herbs On Demand

April 29, 2007

For Christmas I bought my mother an adorable window gardening kit from Red Envelope.  In fact, I thought it was too cute to pass up so I ended up purchasing one for my own use as well.  Last Monday I finally got my act together enough to plant the seeds and as you can see […]

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