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[cocktail] The French 75

The French 75s
Two facts about the French 75: the “origin story” of the cocktail has gotten a bit muddled over time, and its namesake is an artillery  gun from WWI. I can’t think of two BETTER facts to endorse a cocktail; it’s so great that no one can really remember where it came from, and it’s so powerful that the French 75mm Field Gun moniker withstands the test of time.

It sounded like a great drink to serve this past weekend when my in-laws came to visit! 🙂  Continue reading

[DIY] Chair Makeover

Makeover an old chair by reupholstering it. It's easier than it looks. [DIY]

Makeover an old chair by reupholstering it. It’s easier than it looks. [DIY]


I knew I always liked Queen Elizabeth I. She brought stability to the kingdom, drama to the stage, and stuffing to chairs. That’s right, the first signs of comfort in chairs came during her reign, creating one of London’s oldest guilds, The Upholsterers’ Company.  Just think, those upholsterers didn’t even have a staple gun!  Continue reading

our first home: finishing the kitchen

Ginger Jar

I don’t want to work in a busy brown kitchen.

Before, our kitchen was brown… a busy brown. The only thing I liked was that the cabinets, at one time, were white. They were now “patinaed” to a yellowed cream.  As mentioned, I “pinned” a lot of kitchen ideas and knew the components I wanted to incorporate into my style.. my “adjectives” were: farmhouse, clean, comfortable, and glam. I tried to keep the last adjective a secret from my husband Matt. I knew I couldn’t adequately explain how “glam” fit into the kitchen vision. Continue reading