How To Duo Without Steel

In January, Steel applied for a supervisor position at his current job. I was very excited and hopeful for him, but I knew that if he were to land the gig, it would mean no more grubsmashing or [...]

Mini Orange Pulpsicles

I was making fresh squeezed orange juice yesterday and had a lot of extra pulp.  Normally, I would just eat it, but I was too full from lunch, so I decided to bust out these mini popsicle molds I [...]

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

This is a super easy and healthy chew treat for dogs.  My boys absolutely love it!  All you need are sweet potatoes or yams (I used 3), parchment paper, and a baking sheet. Cut the sweet potatoes [...]

Minion Party Favors

Last year, we did a Frozen themed birthday party for my nieces’ birthday.  I was in charge of putting together the party favors and the Olaf piñata.  Everything turned out great. This year, [...]

DIY Tile Photo Coasters

My Dad had boxes of extra tiles at his house that he was going to toss. Naturally, I hoarded them. I figured I can use them for art projects; seemed so wasteful to just trash them! Well, [...]

Photo Booth Props

This DIY project is an oldie but goodie.  I made my first set of photo props for the fabulous Ly wedding held at The W Hotel in San Francisco.  The lovebirds rented a photo booth, so I decided to [...]

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is so refreshing, especially on a summer day.   Its sweet and zesty flavor combination is so good. My husband makes a very simple mango salsa, and it’s delicious!  He only uses [...]

How To Restring A Hoodie

I was doing some laundry today, and the string on one of my sweatshirts fell out of its hood.  I immediately grabbed a safety pin out of my craft box to fix it.  Then, I thought to myself, hey, I [...]

Banana Madeleines

My husband loves banana nut bread.  He also loves Madeleines.  He used to buy all the Madeleine packets at Starbucks until they changed the recipe/shape.  They now sell the shorter shell-shaped [...]

Wood Photo Magnets

My husband has been doing lots of construction and remodeling at his office.  He’s building custom wood plank cubicles and creating a lounge/eating area, which includes a built-in wood [...]

4th of July Nails

Happy 4th of July, and here’s another set of patriotic nails for you!  Similar to my Memorial Day nails, I am using the colors of our grand old flag. I failed at my first attempt of doing [...]

Pico De Gallo Made Simple

I love me some Pico de Gallo, especially during the summer.  It tastes so fresh, and it’s really easy to make.  One of my favorite things to eat it with is grilled oysters.  Mmm, grilled [...]

Lazy Back Ribs

Singing: I want my lazy back, lazy back, lazy back. I want my lazy back, lazy back, lazy back. Lazy, lazy back ribs.  Duo’s lazy back ribs. If you’re reading this, I hope you tried to [...]

DIY Dog Grooming

Yippee!  I am officially off for summer break! I’m so excited; I don’t even know what to do with myself!  Last night, I got to shut my 6AM alarm off.  Just knowing that I don’t [...]

Memorial Day Nails

Memorial Day – a day to remember our nation’s fallen heroes who served to protect our country and our freedom.  We should salute, honor and THANK them everyday for their sacrifice. To [...]

Mother’s Day Nails

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!  I hope your day is filled with as much love and joy as you deserve.  And to the one that I love and cherish most of all, I miss [...]

DIY Dog Sweater

The other day, I tried to put on one of my favorite hoodies, and the zipper broke!  Just because I’ve been stuffing my face and putting on a few extra pounds, doesn’t mean the zipper [...]

Healthy Banana Nut Bread

My husband loves when I make banana nut bread, and I love that he loves it!  My Dad loves it too.  And the great thing about this recipe is that IT’S SO HEALTHY!  NO TABLE SUGAR.  I use [...]

Homemade Dog Toy

My dog, Boy, turned 13 years old today.  That means he’s 91 in dog years!  Happy birthday, Boy!  Yes, that’s really his name. Even though he’s old and can’t see or hear as [...]

Earth Day River Rocks

Happy Earth Day!  Hug a tree.  I know I will! To celebrate Mother Nature and all her beauty, I decided to paint some river rocks to place along the neighborhood trail for walkers to discover.  I [...]

Burlap Birthday Banner

A coworker-friend of mine is currently planning her daughter’s first birthday party.  The theme is going to be vintage Cinderella.  How cute is that?! I love everything vintage, and since I [...]