Local Love / Coffee Cat

 Even before Sebastian opened his shop around the corner from Coffee Cat, I’d frequent the coffee shop both for its stellar location across from the historic courthouse downtown and for the lovely owner, Krista Fritzen’s choice of baristas (is that…

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Eat: Color dipped marshmallows…

I guess the color wouldn’t make these marshmallows taste any differently, but they sure do look snappy.  They’d be a good treat for a fun party or to add to a care package.   More on the color dipped marshmallow how-to…

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Product packaging…

I try to keep my skin + hair care regimen to a minimum.  I’ll wash and condition my hair, finger comb it in the shower, then just apply coconut oil to towel dried hair; sometimes I’ll add a tiny bit…

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This week: parties, babies, friends…

This was a week of gatherings, meetings, a party, and many many babies. It was our friend’s birthday and we went to his surprise party.  Todd’s a kind and sweet person and we were glad to be a part of…

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Interior design syles…

Sometimes my home decorating tastes vary, but what remains constant is a longing and draw toward the strength, comfort, and beauty of age.  Ideally, a home created from the architectural foundation of houses built within the decades of 1890- 1950…

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Make / 7 : diy gold leaf paper mache bowls

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with paper mache.  I like that it’s made a come back in such a variety of  ways.  This gold leaf paper mache diy is a great example of how simple techniques can…

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