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Welcome Sign with Frame

Don’t believe everything you see on HGTV – not all DIY projects are an episode of House Crashers. In three days, we’re going to totally transform your room! No, you can do that when you have a huge budget and a…

Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Crostini Bites

We’re only halfway through September and pumpkins are everywhere. Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks already. Pumpkins and hay bales and gorgeous yellow and orange mums outside our local market. Little decorative gourds, loads of squash, pumpkin ales, and all the rest,…

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken

I have been promising this recipe forever, so now, before the fall flavors hit, I’m delivering! And believe me, this buttery garlicky juicy chicken delight is worth it in any season! I wish I knew where this recipe came from. I…

Sustainable Living :: Home Grown Ponics

Ever since I took my systems engineering students on a tour of the hydroponics lab at EPCOT a few years ago, I have been absolutely fascinated by the idea of sustainable home hydroponics. And as hydroponics evolves, it’s becoming…

Spa-Inspired Bathtub Shelves

During my first deployment, my team and I would gather for dinner and share whatever our biggest dream was for when we returned home. We were living in a pretty austere environment {100+ degree desert heat, sleeping either on…

Maple Balsamic Seared Pork Chops

When I think of elegant meals I can get on the table that will impress friends and be fairly easy, my default is seared steak with butter and herbs. But good God, that gets expensive. Even if you’re shopping…