Homemade Blackberry Muffins

Homemade Blackberry Muffins

We have a long fence line covered in wild blackberries.  Some years, I can go out and pick bags and bags of berries, and make pies and jams and freeze them up for the winter.  During drought years, there are fewer berries.  After wrestling the vines yesterday afternoon, I finally lugged just a few cups… 

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Make this festive Pom Pom Tablecloth in a matter of minutes!

Pom Pom Tablecloth

Need a festive and fast tablecloth for your next party?  I have just the project for you today.  You should be able to dress up your table in less than 30 minutes! Grab some pom pom trim and fabric and you’re ready to go!  You will need a piece of fabric large enough to cover… 

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Pleated Pencil Skirt with Ruched Waistband - so simple to tweak this pencil skirt pattern!

Pleated Pencil Skirt with Ruched Waistband

Happy Monday!  I am thrilled to share a total gem of a pattern with you today – the Pleated Pencil Skirt from Delia of Delia Creates.  We all know how amazing Delia is, right?  So, when she asked if I’d be interested in doing a re-mix of her new pencil skirt pattern, I was super… 

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Family Memories – Then and Now

Summer vacations provide opportunity for some of the BEST family memories.  I have such vivid memories of my family vacations when I was a child.   We camped.  All summer long, all over California and the West.  When I tell my girls about my childhood, the stories almost always relate back to summer vacations.  A few weeks… 

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Amex Offers

School Shopping, Saving Money, and a $100 Amex Giveaway!

Hey friends!  With the kids headed to school soon (and my littlest one starting Kindergarten!), I am feeling anxious but also excited as I prepare for the school year.  I came across an opportunity recently to share how my American Express (Amex) credit card can save me money on back to school items.  Money-saving tips… 

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Best Fried Chicken Recipe - plus some lower-cal and grain-free variations

How to Make Fried Chicken

Fried chicken makes me happy.  Since I was a little kid, one of my favorite comfort foods has been my mom’s fried chicken.  To this day, it is completely irresistable.  Served up with mashed potatoes, gravy, and a green salad is perfection, but I love the cold leftovers, too.  I try not to make fried… 

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Tiered Ruffle Skirt Tutorial

Tiered Ruffle Skirt Tutorial – Skirting the Issue

Are you familiar with Skirting the Issue?  It’s an annual event hosted by Simple Simon & Co. where everyone is invited to sew skirts that can be donated to local Foster centers.  Today, I am so happy to share a new tutorial for a simple, knit skirt that would be appreciated by girls of all… 

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