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Wooden Christmas Tree

Happy New Year!  It’s time to put away my wooden Christmas tree/card hanger/advent calendar!  But before I do, here’s the how-to! Once again, the scrap wood my husband saved for me [...]

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, [...]

Snowman Sharpie Cups

Last year, I made letter ornaments for The Condors’ (my closest girlfriends’) kids for Christmas.  This year, I made them personalized snowman cups filled with caramel popcorn.  I saw [...]

Easy Spinach Dip

This is the easiest and fastest way you can make an awesome spinach dip.  It really only requires three must-have ingredients: sour cream, onion soup mix, and frozen spinach.  If you’re in [...]

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 [...]

Mini Starry Night Triptych

The Duo met up today for a fun-filled craft day.  Steel brought over breakfast, and I picked up coffee.  After we stuffed our fat faces, we started brainstorming ideas for our craft day.  We knew [...]

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 [...]

Oven Baked Dry Rub BBQ Ribs

Summer is coming!  My least favorite of seasons.  Not for Trinh though.  She loves summer.  That lucky pig gets to roast in the sun all day because she’s off.  One of the major perks of [...]

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 [...]