My Bathroom Remodel--Before and After

Diy Maven

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We started this bathroom remodel last summer, and since it's been done for months, I thought it was about time to post some pics!

The morning we decided to start the project, MWT got right to work. He had the room mostly gutted by the time I pulled out my camera. Although, this is a shot of what it pretty much looked like before.

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Here it is after about 15 minutes of work! We pulled out the light...

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Cherry Jubilee Week: Bourbon Cherries and Manhattan Floats

Chris Gardner

created at: 2009-08-16

Check out Part I: Easy Cherry Syrup and a Sparkling Cherry Cooler and Part II: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream.

With basic canned cherries accomplished, I thought it might be fun to try a twist on preserving the rest of the cherries. I'd seen 'bourbon cherries' in gourmet shops...fresh whole cherries swimming in bourbon, adding that smoky oakiness to the cherries, and the cherries giving their sweetness to the...

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Utah Silo House

Diy Maven

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For those city folks who don't know what a silo is, it's a large, usually cylindrical structure used to store silage. What's silage? Stuff ruminators eat. What are ruminators? I'll let you chew on that for a while. However, this particular silo serves a different purpose altogether.

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Three crafty photoraphy tips!

Swelldesigner

I occasionally get compliments from my crafty friends about my photos and what I do to make my photos look so good. I guess a lot of it comes very naturally to me, but I think a lot of it is a) experience and b) knowing the tricks of the game to get a good photo. I thought I would share today some tips for how I take my photos (illustrated with photos I take, of course).

First off, before I get started, I want to say that while my photos have...

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Make your own doodled buttons!

Swelldesigner

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So, if you've been seeing my little headbands, you will notice that I had some cute little striped buttons on there. I wish I could find buttons that cute, but in actuality, I had to make my own.

I would offer you a really great tutorial, but there's nothing to it! You simply doodle on buttons with permanent markers. Easy.as.pie.

Now I don't recommend you buying expensive buttons (and if you do, draw at your own risk). I've messed several buttons...

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3rd Ward Bluegrass BBQ

3rd Ward Brooklyn
Sunday, August 23, 4 to 9 p, FREE Admission, FREE Colt 45 - 4 to 5 p, Cheap Eats & Drinks

Join us for an afternoon of Bluegrass music and BBQ!  Featuring Chef Jeremy Spector and local Bluegrass bands Melody Allegra & FriendsThe Strung Out String Band,  Jefferson Hamer & Stephanie Coleman and Free Advice.  Bluegrass musicians come armed and ready to play!  At 8 p we'll turn the stage over to an open blugrass...

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Cherry Jubilee Week: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream

Chris Gardner

Check out Part I: Easy Cherry Syrup and a Sparkling Cherry Cooler.

created at: 2009-08-16

So....with more than five pounds of cherries left from syrup making, I realized I was gonna have to get these dudes processable so that, come winter time, I'd be to able use them in a variety of ways. Creating pie filling for freezing was an option, as well as just throwing the cherries whole into the freezer, but I wanted to be able to keep them versatile...

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