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A close-up of a black and white placesetting from a blog post, "Black Table Setting" ideas.

Black Table Setting

Last night I had four old (but young!), dear friends over for dinner. Here is the simple black table setting I put together for our mini-reunion. More Hosting Ideas Pink Table Decor  Ladies Night Out Okay, it was actually Ladies Night In. It’s easier to talk, relax, and … Read More

Six Summertime Gnomes in front of colorful zinnias.

Summertime Gnomes

As we patiently wait for warm weather, I bring you bright and colorful inspiration with Ruth’s Summertime Gnomes! See ALL gnome posts here. You’ll love creating them with all kinds of garden props and flower details. They look so happy out in the garden and simply smashing as … Read More

A finished bench cushion cover in the blog post, How to Cover a Bench with Fabric.

How to Cover a Bench with Fabric

Today I am going to show you how to cover a bench with fabric, and share an inspiring example done by my dear friend Deb! Typically if a project involves a tool other than my sewing machine I am somewhat intimidated. This project does involve a staple gun … Read More

3 handmade pastel colored gnomes from the spring gnome ideas post.

Cute Springtime Gnomes

Happy Easter, Gnome Fans! My talented and dear friend, Ruth is back at it this year, creating even more cuteness. Here are more cute springtime gnomes! See ALL gnome posts here. The bunny gnomes are off the charts. Learn how to make one for yourself with this brand new … Read More

healthy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with zucchini noodles

Zucchini Noodles Spaghetti

It’s comfort food season in Minnesota. With this weather, I need something warm, comforting, and satisfying. Zucchini Noodles Spaghetti is all that, and healthy too. I’m choosing the bold flavor of a healthy, chunky, homemade spaghetti sauce with grass-fed ground beef (optional) and fresh zucchini zoodles. Healthy Tomato … Read More

Hearts and round shapes made with a wool needle felting tutorial

How to Needle Felt – Beginners Tutorial

Meet Lucia. My friend, neighbor, and young craft phenom! Come along as she walks us through how to needle felt – a beginners tutorial. Lucia reminds me of myself (but better) at her age. I’d like to believe if I had grown up with the plethora of today’s … Read More

Pudding Brownies with ice cream in a ramekin.

Pudding Brownies

Pudding Brownies combine some of my favorite things; chocolate, pudding, and cute little dishes. Plus ice cream or whip cream topping! Oh yeah… These should be called Pudgy Brownies because, unfortunately, you will not be able to stop eating them. They are SOOO good. Pudding in Brownies Suppose … Read More

A yummy slice of frosted cake, using this easy Chocolate Cake Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Friends, meet my new favorite super easy Chocolate Cake Recipe! It is lush with homemade chocolate goodness. But not heavy … just right. I know you will love it too! Top it with deliciously creamy frosting and chocolate curls if the spirit moves you. Although it really requires … Read More

A close-up of heart-shaped board from the blog post, valentines charcuterie boards.

Valentine Charcuterie Boards

Melissa Oprish Kitchen Offerings creates lovely custom charcuterie boards for any occasion. Here are her latest beauties, Valentine Charcuterie Boards! Hello friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to my sweet and talented friend Melissa Oprish. Her business offers custom appetizer meal boards. Looking for a delicious statement … Read More

Easy, healthy, gluten free, refined sugar free, white sugar cookies to bake

Gluten-free Sugar Cookie Recipe

I am forever on the hunt for a delicious, healthy, sugar cookie recipe. I think I found it! This Gluten-free Sugar Cookie Recipe is my new rollout, cut-out cookie favorite. My perfect cookie is gluten-free, without refined sugar and the guilt that comes with it. 😉 I know … Read More