Weekend Update 2/22/15

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Earlier this month I made a comment that somehow with the fewest number of days February always seems like the longest month. Guess what. I take it back. This month has flown by. Perhaps because of the company of Ginger for 10 days while my mom was on vacation, bookended by visits from Mom before she left and after she returned. Perhaps it is the business of shop orders and …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: 13 Hilarious Baking Fails That Will Make You Feel 100% Better About Your Own Attempts Every State Described by a Single Sarcastic …

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Vegetable Beef Soup (Gluten free)

This Vegetable Beef Soup recipe uses leftover pot roast & vegetables from the freezer to create a simple, hearty dish that will warm your bones on a chilly day. From the Kikiverde Handmade blog.

It’s been SO cold these past few weeks in Maryland. I know that other parts of the country are used to experiencing single digit temperatures all winter long but here it’s an abnormality. We stay inside as much as we can and the furnace never seems to get a break between cycles. All I’ve wanted to cook (and eat) are soups and stews, roasts, casseroles. Anything that sits in the …

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Weekend Update 2/15/15

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Ten days with two dogs wasn’t nearly as chaotic as I thought it would be. While my mom cruised  and enjoyed sunshine and gorgeous weather, we played with frisbees and tennis balls in the yard, went for a ride in the car to Petsmart, and rolled around a lot on the floor. Life is back to normal now and Ranger is missing his best friend and partner in (misdemeanor) crime. …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: Six stretches for people who sit at desks all day. These are great, except for that last one, which would likely involve …

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Handmade Valentine’s Day Candy Box- Printable Pattern Template

Handmade Valentine's Day Candy Box- Printable Pattern Template | Kikiverde Handmade

I made these Pecan Joy Truffles for Valentine’s Day this year (you can get the recipe here) and I wanted a sweet way to present them to my loved ones. Back in design school, we often had to design and construct boxes, cartons, and containers of all types. (Among other things like paper-pieced 3-D masks!) I dug down deep into the recesses of my brain (not that deep really, but …

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Pecan Joy Truffles (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Pecan Joy Truffles | Kikiverde Handmade
These are pretty much a Mounds bar copycat recipe but in truffle form. And vegan & gluten free!

Back at Christmas I happened upon this recipe for Patsy’s Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordials and decided I had to make them. (With gluten-free and dairy-free substitutions, of course!) I ended up with leftover fondant filling after I had exhausted my supply of maraschino cherries and couldn’t let it go to waste so I decided to do a bit of experimenting. After surveying the pantry, I decided on a sort of …

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Weekend Update 2/8/15

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So the car won’t start and the computer keeps freezing. That pretty much sums up the week. The good news? We are a week into the month of February, which, despite having the fewest days in the month is actually the longest. (I might take this back in March, which also seems like the longest month of the year when all you want is sunshine and all you get is …

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January Book Report

January Book Report from Kikiverde Handmade

Once upon a time way back in 2007, I had a page here on the blog called Voracious Reader which is a list of books I’ve read throughout the year. It’s still here, it’s just hidden because it’s a mess. I’ve missed updating the page with the books I’ve read, so I decided that this year I’m going to do something a bit different. I’m going to share a post …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? I’ll give you a hint– it’s all Valentine’s Day themed! Check it out: DIY wire-wrapped heart necklace This metallic heart bunting and this sewn 3D …

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Smoky Chicken and Sweet Potato Chowder

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During the cold months of winter I crave hearty comfort soups that help to warm me up from the inside out. Often times I work without a recipe, just pairing things together that we happen to have around. That’s how this Smoky Chicken and Sweet Potato Chowder was initially created. I’ve made the recipe with chicken as the protein, as well as a version with ham. I think it would …

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Weekend Update 2/1/15

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Good Morning! Happy February! It is currently 28 degrees which is much nicer than the mornings we’ve had in the teens this past week. I shudder to think of climates who consistently have temperatures that low in the winter. Maryland gets plenty cold for me, thanks. Tomorrow is Groundhog’s Day and I must remind myself that although it is a fun and slightly ridiculous holiday, I must not trust that …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: Feeling drained by social media and the internet? Take back your power. “Unnecessary” uses of “quotation” marks. (Thank you to Julia for …

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