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Bread Revolution – Review

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I already own (and love) the book Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day so I was really excited to get the change to review Bread Revolution: World-Class Baking with Sprouted and Whole Grains, Heirloom Flours, and Fresh Techniques by the same author.

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I received the book, oohed and ahhed over the size (impressive), the cover art (you can practically smell the bread) and the quality (not skimping on the paper here). Then I dove in and my eyes began to glaze over….
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Homestead Cooking with Carol Review & Giveaway

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*I was provided with a free copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts and conclusions are my own*

I was lucky enough to be included in a virtual ‘book tour’  to celebrate the print release of Homestead Cooking. You can buy the e-book version  Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals from Amazon [affiliate link] but the print copy is only available at Everything Home with Carol.

Homestead Cooking with Carol Review
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Pickle Jar Jack-O-Lanterns – Halloween Candy Jars with #DecoArt Glass Paint

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Disclosure: As a part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach program I received the paint used in this post for free. All opinions, thoughts and ideas are my own.

Pickle Jar Pumpkin #Halloween Candy Jars with #DecoArt Glass Paint

Do you ever plan a project and then, when you get to the first step you realize it’s never going to work? When I received my box of paint for DecoArt I pulled out my stash or random mason jars and got ready to work. Then I realized it would never work. My plan involved painting on the outside of the jars. All of my jars have embossing on all sides of the jars, so it wasn’t going to work. Back to my stash of random jars (we buy a lot of bulk items from the Mennonite Store and transfer them to old glass jars so we have a whole cabinet full and I eat a jar of pickles every 2 days) and I pulled out a stash  pickle jars, including the mega jar. [Read more…]

Fool Proof Coir Baskets with #MiracleGroProject

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Who doesn’t love the look of lush, overflowing baskets of flowers hanging on the porch? I spent a few years dutifully filling coir-lined baskets with plants and soil, watering them religiously for a few weeks and then forgetting for a day or so and then everything dies. It doesn’t take very long at all for all the moisture to disappear and the plants get crispy. Turns out there is a trick to using those baskets, a trick no one told me. In an attempt to save some plants I’m passing it on to you today. This tip is brought to you by Chicken Scratch and Miracle-Gro.

Miracle Gro Potting Soil Project

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