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Strawbarb Margaritas

You may be wondering, what a strawbarb is. It is the fruit of the season: that mid Spring moment when the last of the winter roots are shriveling to make room for big fat berries at the grocery store. Sadly, a strawbarb is not a real fruit (although with the amazing things they’re doing in

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Thai Style Mussels in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

This recipe was inspired by my love for salmon Penang from the Thai restaurants near us. If you haven’t had Penang before it’s basically a spicy citrusy coconut broth that is ladled over meat served with a huge helping of rice. After I revitalized some freezer salmon for dinner the other night with a few

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Our Guest Bath Reveal

I’m sure someone will ask it so before it’s even a question, there are no before photos for this space in our home reno because it didn’t exist before. During our home reno we knew the best way to add some value was with another bathroom, so we closed off an old hallway that really

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What To Look For When Buying A Home

On my most recent “ask me anything” I had a reader ask me how I found the fixer-upper apartment that we completely renovated last summer and the truth is   I got lucky and my husband had lived there for an extensive period of time and when he found me I found the apartment. However, before

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Home Office Makeover on a Budget

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunter Fan Company for Hunter Fan Company. All opinions are 100% mine. This winter was a productive one! I set out to update my office and that is exactly what I did. Now that we renovated our entire home, we are trying to fill

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Home Furnishings with CORT Furniture Rental

The worst thing about moving is without question moving the massive pieces of furniture. The essential pieces of furniture that make a home livable. Add to the inconvenience of moving but if you end up moving for a short period of time, say for school or work, the annoyance of moving increases exponentially because you have

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Cleaning Products that Bring Joy

If you’re one of those people who gets motivated to work out with buying new workout clothes, then I bet you’re also the type who finds an excuse to clean when you get new cleaning tools. Unless, that’s just me… but surely I can’t be alone in my endeavor to have pretty and functional cleaning

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Sugar Free Nutella Hazelnut Bread Pudding

Yep, starting this recipe off with an anecdote. This was supposed to be a French toast bake, which Jan had declared was her new favorite breakfast casserole. I was trying to piggy back off of the fame of our Blueberry Brioche French Toast Bake with this sugar-free Sola Bread, but ended up declaring this a 

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