DIY Pantone Posters

by Handjobs For The Home on September 20, 2012

The mission was simple – find a large piece of artwork to fit over my sofa. Easy right? Well this simple task has taken over two months to complete. Finding the right piece of wall art has become the bane of my existence. Like seriously, I cannot even begin to explain the amount of hideous wall art there is out there. It’s either way too generic, or so overdone. I mean who really buys those faux Picaso’s anyway? Disgruntled and exhausted from looking, I decided I needed to go the DIY route.

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A Year of Pies Giveaway Winner!

by Handjobs For The Home on September 14, 2012

Thank you all so much for entering the book giveaway for a chance to win A Year of Pies! I’m so happy to know that I’m not the only one who is so fearful of making pie crusts from scratch. I guess I know what I should put on my to-do list for the blog.

Anyway…super happy with all the lovely comments and stories you all posted. It was really enjoyable reading them all. There can only be one winner and it is commenter number: 26! Congratulations to Pretty.Little.Hen!

For everyone else interested in the book you can purcahse it, here!

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Fall Kitchen Inspiration

by Handjobs For The Home on September 13, 2012

1. ‘Meet Me at the Farmers Market’ Print Poster – $15.00

2. Piecrust Cutters – $17.00

3. Green Apple Slicer, Corer, and Peeler – $20.95

4. Apple Varieties Tea Towel – $18.00

5. Chantal Deep Pie Dishes – $20.00

6. Emile Henry 9-Inch Pie Dish – $40.00

7. Pie Black Bird – $4.95

Just a little inspiration to get you excited for the Fall. It is September after all, right? I’m so excited!

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A Year of Pies Giveaway! + Refrigerator Blueberry Pie Recipe

by Handjobs For The Home on September 6, 2012

I was pretty intimidated to make my first pie. I don’t know what it is about pie making that seems all encompassing — like climbing a mountain or something. But, I was ready to take the plunge and give it a shot. With the help of Ashley English’s new book A Year of Pies, it made my first pie experience that much easier.

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Classic Dill Pickles

by Handjobs For The Home on August 29, 2012

I finally did it. I got back into the kitchen and actually made something. I don’t know why I delayed for so long. I think it was partly my lack of time, and but moreso the fact that I was terrified I wouldn’t have enough space in my new kitchen to can properly. Well, I’m happy to report that I was able to make my way around the kitchen just fine!

I haven’t pickled or jammed all summer and I was dying to put some food in jars. So, this weekend I headed off to the market in search of some tasty seasonal produce. I found these picturesque kirby cucumbers that were calling out for some tangy brine. I picked a few and raced back to the apartment to get to work.

I paged through all my archives on the blog and realized I never actually posted any cucumber pickle recipes. The decision on what to christen my virgin canning kitchen with was easy, dill pickles of course!

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Tasting Table: 2012 Summer Cookbook

August 21, 2012

 The Tasting Table is an awesome resource for foodies and cooks alike. From daily e-mails about local restaurants, to fun and flavorful recipes. If you don’t already get their e-mails, you should really sign up — I can’t tell you the amount of cool stuff they come up with that I’ve never even thought of. I remember [...]

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Chevron Inspiration Board

August 20, 2012

I love me some zig zaggy cheveron textiles. Here are some of my favorite finds as of late. 1. Clear Acrylic Chevron Earrings - $28.00 2. Aqua Chevron Cupcake Liners - $15.99 3. Chevron Pattern French Blue + White Pens - $23.00 4. Flat Weave Chevron Rug - $299 5. Tiffany Blue Chevron iPhone Case - $15.00 6. Coral Chevron Throw [...]

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The Shops: Vegetabowls’

August 14, 2012

For those of you who live under a rock and don’t already know what Etsy is, I’m sorry. Really, I feel bad for you. It’s pretty much the best website ever and it will change your life. It’s loaded with unique handmade home accessories from freshly knit winter mittens, to handcrafted iPhone cases, to homespun pillows, to artisanal jams and [...]

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Back at it.

August 8, 2012

I know, I know. It’s been too long. But I can explain, seriously. So first, let me say that I’m so sorry for disappearing for 4 months. Life has been beyond crazy and the blog unfortunately got lost in the shuffle. Thank you for all of your encouraging emails and comments that I got while [...]

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