I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

From the kitchen

From the kitchen

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 The second type of cupcake I tried making from scratch was red velvet. I didn't like them as much as the chocolate... but I prefer chocolate to just about anything. They were still pretty good. Click here for the recipe.
One of my favorite memories from growing up is picking apples from a family friend's tree and making applesauce. I remember walking home from school on crisp autumn days and walking in to a home that had the sweet smell of freshly made applesauce. My mom would then let us eat a big bowl of warm applesauce. mmm.... So I bought a bushel and made it myself, so that I can start that tradition for my kids. 

 I called my mom for the recipe for how to make homemade applesauce and she laughed at me and said... "uh apples." For some reason I thought there was some magical ingredient or spice... but it's just using the right kind of apples (I used macintosh) and of course adding my mom's secret ingredient... red hots! It gives the applesauce a cinnamon flavor. I bought a food mill. My mom used an actual applesauce grinder, but I found this to be just as easy, it's the same price, and I think it may have more uses, like for making jam and baby food. You coarsely chop the apples, leaving the skins and seeds. Then you throw them in a big pot of water until they are soft. Then put them in the food mill. Add some red hots and that's it. I then canned a lot of the applesauce. It was so good and I love the way it makes the house smell.


uVinyl

uVinyl

loveseat before + after

loveseat before + after

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