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Friday Favorites–Raspberries

Before I get into my favorites this week, I have to tell you about something exciting!  I’ve been a big Craft Gossip fan for years. They’ve featured many of my projects, for which I’m eternally grateful. I also enjoy seeing the fun things they find elsewhere. So, you can imagine how happy I was when Katie…

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Berry Colada Smoothie

This post is sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission.  I received a gift card and accessories as reimbursement for ingredients and time. I told the story of my berry-filled history on Monday when I shared my recipe for Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing.  I spent a lot of time around them, and should probably…

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Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing and Marinade

This post is sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission.  I received a gift card and accessories as reimbursement for ingredients and time. My grandfather owned a raspberry farm when I was a kid.  We used to go pick for him when the berries were ripe.  It was always hot, the raspberries vines were…

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Friday Favorites–Dining Al Fresco

We love it when we can sit outside to eat dinner.  I think that’s where a lot of the appeal in camping comes from for me.  I don’t know why food tastes better when there’s no roof over my head – it just does. I guess one of the most important parts of eating outside…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #35

I feel like I’m on about week four of a crazy busy streak usually reserved for spring or winter.  What happened to the lazy days of summer?  From the looks of the projects linked up here last week, I’m not the only one.  What do you have going on this week? Dutch Oven Mac and…

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Friday Favorites–DIY 4th of July

As July 4th approaches, you’ll find fireworks stands on every corner, shopping carts full of hamburgers and hot dogs and the a sea of red, white and blue in the crafty corner of the internet.  This Independence Day holds special significance for me because as you’re reading this, my son is signing his enlistment papers…

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Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese on the BBQ

A couple of weeks ago, it was hot here.  We not only live in northwestern Oregon, but also basically on the side of a hill over a river.  Hot is rare.  I should probably also add that hot is anything above 80.  When you’re done laughing at me, come back and I’ll tell you about…