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wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and painting pottery

Painting my gnome at All Fired Up in Cleveland Park here in Washington DC. Many moons ago (in 1998) I managed the paint-your-own pottery store owned by All Fired Up’s predecessors. Weird to be back there in the painting chair. Note my daughter is painting a rainbow unicorn (of course) and she has her toy […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and Rock Creek Park

Biking through Rock Creek Park here in Washington DC on Father’s Day weekend.  Parts of Beach Road through Rock Creek close to cars on the weekends, leaving the winding road open to bikers, hikers and bladers. It’s rather stunning to have a National Park run through the center of DC, from the top to the […]



Father’s Day roundup from the archives

Father’s Day is a mere two days away! Don’t worry, there is still time to whip something up that looks like you remembered weeks ago. Here are some ideas from the archives. Easy beer bottle art.     Make POP! cookies.     Reaching way back. Cookies by kids.   Make dad pizza on a […]



wednesday links roundup: fun food and craft finds around the web

If you’ve noticed a trend in this just-started “Wednesday Links” series, I open each post with a snapshot of my life here in DC. I’ve never really brought my life and DC into my blog posts too forcefully before, and it occurs to me that’s crazy. It kind of belongs here in some way. This […]



19 cupcakes, cookies and marshmallows for SUMMER

SUMMER! Can anyone exclaim “summer!” anymore without thinking of Olaf singing “SHUMMER!”? I sure can’t. Even though I’m all about Fall and Winter and the cold, the number of Summer-themed treats on my blog belies this. It looks like I actually like summer.  But this grumpy gal doesn’t like to sweat. Speaking of not sweating, […]