Glittering Golden Birthday Party Ideas

We hosted a 40th 29th birthday for a dear friend, D, who is all things glittering and gold. With a fall party, creating the golden decorations started the house off nicely for holiday decorating, building up from Thanksgiving through the New Year. In a few weeks, the Christmas tree will be up and all in […]

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Free as a Chalkboard Paint Bird

There are so many great ideas out there for using chalkboard paint, or even making your own. Almost any surface can be transformed with an even spray or steady brush. I picked up these ceramic birds for a song at a cute boutique that was clearing them out. But alas, didn’t warm up to them […]

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The Perfect Roast Chicken – Salty, Crispy, Simple

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! The Perfect Roast Chicken (from Thomas Keller) Whole chicken, 2-3 lbs is pretty good size Kosher Salt (no iodine aftertaste here), plenty Cracked pepper if you like Other herbs, if you like, such as rosemary, thyme, sage If possible, start this the day before or morning of the chicken dinner. The […]

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