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Home Improvement VA :: Before + After

When we’re not working or cooking, we’re home makeover and DIY junkies. We can’t be in a house for too long before we’re planning ways to overhaul our space. After living in our house here in Virginia for five years, …

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Garden Small Bites + Sides

Fresh + Simple Bruschetta

This easy, simple bruschetta is the perfect appetizer, snack, or tapas plate for your summer and fall gatherings – and it’s absolutely fantastic when it’s all made completely fresh. This is the recipe that made my husband fall in love …

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Garden Living

How to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

Find a second use for something you might normally throw out that will also help out your plants? That’s winning all around! Stop throwing out your eggshells – I’m going to give you a couple of ways to use them …

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Garden Soups

Backyard Garden Veggie Noodle Soup

Looking for a way to use up all the leftover veggies from your garden, your farmer’s market trip, or just your last trip to the store? Roast a few, sauté a few, and they end up in a beautiful rich …

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From Armoire to Coffee Bar

Hate seeing all those ads that tell you if your furniture hasn’t stuck with the times, that you should buy some more on-trend furniture? Here’s a way to take one of the most obviously dated pieces you have and give …

Food for Thought

Memorial Day

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” Franklin D. Roosevelt It’s been more than 70 days since I sat down in that chair and laced up those …

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Florida Seafood

Crispy Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw

Let’s say cheers to the weekend and to warm weather with this California girl’s favorite lunchtime or dinnertime or anytime entree – beer-battered crispy fish tacos with citrus slaw, homemade taco crema, and all the fresh veggies you can load …

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Mother’s Day Thoughts

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” Lisa Leslie That quote is very apt for my mother. She was {and is} my role model and mentor before I ever learned about the value …

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Maybe it’s because Scott and I have spent so much of our lives all over the place, and before moving to Virginia we lived in a different state what seemed like every year. Maybe it’s because that’s the norm for …

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California Living with AirBnB

My parents are early adopters. They’re always ahead of the curve. A new piece of tech comes out, they have it. A new trend shows up on social media, they’re already aware of it. They were on social media before …