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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

April 16, 2015 | Entertaining | Home Ec | Comments

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Just like making coffee, there is an art to brewing the perfect cup of tea. Each variety requires a different time in which you leave the tea steeping in hot water. I learned the hard way when I hosted a party and forgot about the tea, so when it was time to serve, it was...read more

LA with Kids: Padaro Beach Grill

April 15, 2015 | LA with Kids | Snippets of Life | Comments

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As parents, we’re always scouting for kid-friendly, outdoor places to go where we can relax with a drink while Romeo runs around playing. We luckily found a place in Carpinteria called Padaro Beach Grill. It’s right off the 101 freeway, on the way to Santa Barbara. It’s like a little slice of tropical paradise, next to the beach,...read more

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

April 14, 2015 | Sweet Recipes | Comments

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Oh my! THESE little churro ice cream sandwiches are the way to go! The churro is so tasty and creates the perfect doughy, crunchy swirl to make a sandwich with! I had never made churros before and they were always on my list. They look intimidating to make, but they’re actually SO easy! Making the dough is...read more

How to Make Recycled DIY Citronella Candles

April 13, 2015 | Projects | Comments

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We all know how bad mosquitos can be during the summer and fighting them off, so you can enjoy a dinner outside, is always a nuisance! Since the weather is warming up, we wanted to create a few of our own citronella candles using recycled wax (candles we already had!) and charming tins we’ve collected....read more

Charming Friday Links: Spring Picnic

April 10, 2015 | Be Inspired | Charming Friday Links | Entertaining | Comments

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There are so many fun ways to entertain for friends and family, and picnics are one of my favorites! Gone are the days of throwing some  bologna sandwiches in an old basket! Picnics have gone artisan now with so many charming picnic baskets, fun items to buy and unique ways to prepare and pack. It’s all about...read more

Beekeeping Inspiration

April 9, 2015 | Be Inspired | Comments

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How do you convince someone you want to keep bees? I feel like it should be a no brainer, but my family thinks differently! The thought of it sounds so intriguing and to have raw honey made with the flowers from your garden and neighborhood sounds even better! It’s also known that local honey helps...read more
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