Archive for April, 2013

How I Paint My Nails

And a great tutorial for those of us who don’t know squat about adding polish to our nails; and a fantastic help for those who do!


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30 Day Challenge: Border Manicure

A rockin’ manicure… bordered black!

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I love the drawings of the cat; not so sure about the message??


Sometimes it takes 2 to DIY

Fun post on the DIY-Director in some of us…


Some things never change – like, for example, the simple satisfaction from a job well done. When there is a problem with something, and you are able to fix it and make it better again, or build something from scratch, that is some powerful sense of accomplishment right there. I can think of only one thing better than being a successful “DIY”er. It would be being a “DIYD”er – or a “Do it Yourself – Director”. I’m awesome at that. Our new place is great, but, let’s face it – there’s a lot of work that needs to be done. We tackle things as a team. My contribution is as follows: Identify projects. This can be done in a number of ways, but I tend to go with:

Conspicuously staring at imperfections while subtly shaking my head and with an occasional heavy sigh thrown in. For effect, this is…

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Getting Personal: A Girl and Her Horse.


Beaus and Bows

Barn photo

Once upon a time, there was a very quiet fourth grader who participated in way too many activities. She was in Girl Scouts (for what ended up being 9 years), ballet, jazz, tennis, and soccer. One day, her mom bought her a barn with toy horses to attach to her doll house. The next day her mom found a barn that offered riding lessons. The little girl was never the same.

I can see how dramatic that might sound, but it’s true. I started taking riding lessons constantly. Eventually all the rest of my “hobbies” fell by the way side except for dance and riding. I think that says a lot about what’s important to me. Oh yeah, by the way, I’m that little girl.

Big eyes

Like a lot of little girls, I wanted a pony. There was lots and lots of begging involved, but I got nowhere. I continued taking…

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A little late for this year, but for next; it’s early!

aho's homemade food


Pisanka (or plural: pisanki) is a name for eggs decorated especially for Easter. There are many various techniques for decorating Easter eggs.
Today, I’m introducing one of the traditional ways, boiling eggs in a decoction of plants or other natural products. In this case: onion peels.
Let’s get started! ^^



onion peels
big pot
inner tube from a bicycle wheel (or elastic bands)


1. Cut the inner tube in strips. We will use the strips to make decorations on eggs. You can cut some patterns in the strips.


2. Place the strips over the eggs. This way the space under the strips remain white (after coloring).


3. Boil eggs with onion peels in a big pot. Add enough water to cover the eggs.


4. Cook for about about 10 minutes, then remove from the pot.


5. Remove the strips from eggs. And we’ve got awesome…

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