Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

brat buddy

Solo brats taste delish…but hubbie made a rock ‘n roll relish taking the ensemble to another level!

First:  chop onions, tomatoes, jarred peperoncini

Second:  add pats of butter, brown sugar, poppy seeds, dash of salt & pepper

Wrap it up & grill!

Relish is ready…

Enjoy…

 

 

September 23, 2011

chalk talk

Revisiting the chalkboard in the home idea today.  The first post regarding chalkboards can be found in the ‘wall works’ category or here:  http://edit423.com/2011/05/18/chalkboards/

Not sure what we’d do without our kitchen chalkboard!  They’re also super fun in kids’ rooms:

To find cute chalkboard options in the Kansas City area, try Vintage Market in Zona Rosa, Found (Parkville), Marshall’s or TJ Maxx.  Of course, there’s always the option to make your own!  Go to the link above for general instructions.

September 19, 2011

ribbon hanger

Pick an inconspicuous door for posting classwork, invitations, snapshots or art.  Attach a ribbon to the inside of the door & drape it over the outside.  Use any sort of clip or clothes pin for hanging.

  • a cinch to trade out pieces of art
  • use different ribbons or clips for holidays
  • add up to three ribbons for Christmas card display
  • group similar pieces (ie. all b/w photos) for an artsy look
September 8, 2011

egg eaters

Try this Mini Frittatas recipe (October Family Circle) with left-overs:

12 cup muffin tin (spray with non-stick), 3 cups cooked meat & veg, shredded cheddar, 8 beaten eggs with salt & pepper – layer as listed & bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Combo above:  cooked crumbled italian sausage, roasted cauliflower, sage, onion.  Other thoughts:

  • bacon, tomato (seeds out unless you dig soggy), onion
  • breakfast sausage, peppers, mushrooms
  • broccoli, potatoes
  • serving size is perfect, freeze for a quick meal anytime or on the go, great way to use left-overs
September 1, 2011

supply headquarters

Storage is the name of the game to help keep the rest of the house in order.  The shelves in the basement below hold office goods, craft supplies, & miscellaneous material for unknown future projects. 

  • notches cut out of the plywood shelf create ‘book ends’ with the studs which have proved very useful when organizing
  • L brackets screw into the studs for support
  • additional wood supports were secured to the studs running perpendicular & under some shelves 
  • set up the area like a retail store
  • utilize space as far up as safe & possible
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