Buckeye Candy Recipe with Coconut

Buckeye Candy Recipe with Coconut 0

My daughter is officially an Ohio State Buckeye! I’m planning her HS graduation party with an Ohio State theme and thought it would be a cute idea to make some Buckeye candies. These sweet treats resemble the the nuts from our state tree, the Buckeye. They are a common Christmas staple here, and the flavor(…)

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Portable Strawberry Cage

Portable Strawberry Cage 1

I have a small strawberry patch in a bed next to my garage, and last year I didn’t get to eat a single ripe strawberry because the birds and squirrels got to them first!  I love fresh strawberries so I did some research to find a way to protect my strawberries from these critters.  I(…)

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When to Transplant Tomato Seedlings

When to Transplant Tomato Seedlings 0

This is the third year that I have planted most of my crops from seed.  The first year didn’t go so well, but last year I figured out that one of the keys to successfully growing plants from seed is knowing when to transplant them.  In my first year I let the tomatoes get way(…)

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My new “home & garden” blog

My new “home & garden” blog 1

When I first started the Chickettes blog my intention was to write about a variety of topics, but it quickly turned into a nail blog. In my mind nails & beauty don’t mix well with home & garden posts, so I decided to create a space where I can write about these topics separately.

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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Frosting Recipe

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Frosting Recipe 0

I make cut-out cookies with my daughter almost every Christmas and this year I experimented with the recipe a bit because I wanted a cookie that would hold its shape and taste good. Usually I end up with one or the other. I thought I would share this because they turned out SO good this year. :)

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Coffee Table Transformation

Coffee Table Transformation 1

So I found this super neat coffee table at a local consignment store for around $30.00, fell in love with the carved wood style and thought to myself…  “southern style”! I took it home and came up with a plan. Make it look FAB! So here is a run down of what I did! 1.(…)

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How to Make a Chalkboard

How to Make a Chalkboard 0

If you follow me on Facebook or Pinterest you might know that I’m in the process of redecorating my office.  I’ve always wanted a chalkboard for my office but I couldn’t find one that looked nice, so I decided to make one.  I found my inspiration for this project here.  I headed to my local(…)

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My 2011 Halloween Party… A Year Later

My 2011 Halloween Party… A Year Later 0

Halloween is my favorite time of year.  I’ve always loved scary movies, anything paranormal related and getting dressed up.  Last year I decided to throw a little Halloween gathering for my girl friends… it was actually a themed game night.  I’m also a crazy competitor and love playing games, so I combined the two. I(…)

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Canning Homemade Salsa from Fresh Tomatoes

Canning Homemade Salsa from Fresh Tomatoes 17

Let’s talk tomatoes… I planted 5 varieties of tomatoes this year, and with 14 plants and only one person in my house that actually eats them (me), you can imagine that I have an abundance of tomatoes. I gave a ton of them away to neighbors and friends, but decided to preserve some of them for myself. My favorite thing to make with fresh tomatoes is salsa!

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Homemade Photo Light Box

Homemade Photo Light Box 0

Lookie what I made!  It’s a light box for photography.  I always struggle to find the right spot for lighting when I take pictures.  Indoor pics at night seem to turn out dark and miscolored, and sometimes the daylight shots are just too bright, so I looked into light boxes.  I found several pre-made ones(…)

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