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Countertop Review

This time last year I was packing up our house to prepare for our down-to-the-studs renovation in our kitchen, family room, and master bath as well as the addition of a screened porch. The family room wasn't originally part of the plan, but that's a post for another time. The kitchen was where I really had to plan and scheme, and, yes even fret, to stay in our footprint and budget and to get the function and look I wanted. I love a challenge like this, though, so despite some occasional frustration with my client (aka me! ), I enjoyed the process. A key "want" of mine was honed marble countertops. There are dozens--maybe hundreds--of blog posts, articles, and showroom sites that compare various types of countertop materials and their pros and cons. I read most of them and took notes from a lot of them in the months leading up to our start date. One of the most helpful things was visiting a sweet friend's kitchen, where I was able to ask questions about cleaning, a

A Friendly Ghost

I suspect by now you’ve seen these cuties on Pinterest.  The news is that not only did I “pin” this idea, but I also actually made these treats.  IMG_4507One for the piano teacher and one for her husband.  One each for the tutor, her husband, and toddler.  And a few for sweet friends.    IMG_4506
Assemble a couple of Graham crackers, a fun-sized Hershey bar, and a Peeps ghost in a cellophane sack, and you have a frighteningly simple treat!  After the s’more is re-assembled, microwave for about ten seconds, and enjoy!
What’s your favorite Halloween treat?


  1. I wish I had known! I could've printed custom ribbon for you!

  2. So cute!
    I used these {with the pumpkins} for a girls night invite and I pass them out to our neighborhood trick or treaters and my classroom.
    Always a big hit!

    Happy Halloween ~

  3. What a super idea!!! I'm going to have to try this next year!


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