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My name is Matt Allison, husband, father, urban farmer, eco advocate, closet designer, photographer, thrifter, thing maker, mid-century modern lover, designated household cook and blogger.

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Make It: DIY Stool Makeover

By: Matt allison Apr 23, 2014

DIY Stool Makeover

What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.

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Weeknight Meals: Seared Tuna, Stir-Fried Vegetables & Chili-Garlic Beans

By: Matt allison Apr 18, 2014

Seared Tuna, Stir-Fried Vegetables & Chili-Garlic Beans

I do love fresh tuna, it's a bit of a taboo as much of it is under severe threat from over fishing, so make sure you use a sustainable option from your local fish monger or market.

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Love your blog.  Love your ideas.   Thanks for sharing.

It's very common among Portuguese families to use olive oil instead of vegetable or chicken broth in caldo verde.

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