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No-Knead Wheat Bread

Dear readers, There is nothing like home-made bread. I've managed to mash this recipe together after a few years, various recipes, and lots of trial and error. Too much wheat equals a brick. No wheat and well, it just isn't wheat bread. Lately, I've been using King Arthur Flour: White Whole Wheat. It's mild, unbleached, and zero preservatives. I make this bread once a week in the fall/winter because it requires very little effort on my part aaaaaaaaaand we all…

Ms. Moxie’s Three P’s of Thrifting

Dear readers, When people imagine thrift stores many images come to mind. Some immediately get a vision of overwhelming rows of dusty clothes, old stained mugs, carnival glass, and other faded pieces of junk discarded by society. When my friend Sam thinks of thrift stores, she thinks of dead people's clothes. Rows and rows of dead people's clothes. When I think of thrift stores, I think of options. Lots of inexpensive options. And I also think how great it is for the…

7 Ways to Clean Those Thrifted Shoes

7 Ways to Clean Those Thrifted Shoes

  Dear readers, I am not a fan of feet. Therefore, it should be no surprise that I am not a fan of the shoes you buy at a thrift store, yet I buy them constantly and with chagrin. It's like falling in love with a guy you know could be bad for you, but you fall in love anyway. In fact, just this weekend I found a pair of size 6 Jessica Simpson wedged office shoes with a great big, beautiful, gold…

Weekend Project: The Shabby Chic Refurb

Three years ago, when I was very married and very pregnant, I made my (then) husband pull over to the side of road and toss this abandoned little table in the back of his truck. After that, life took over and I forgot about my little curbside project. However, two weekends ago I noticed this "ugly" little table sitting in the corner of my basement. Have you ever heard the phrase "trash to treasure"?  It fits. Here is a tutorial of…

Weekend Project: Barefoot Butterfly

Dear readers, Have the weekend off? Looking for a fun keepsake art project to brighten up your home, or a cute little gift for a family member? Moxie Girl has the perfect project for you! Courtesy of my mom and her creativity (and Pinterest). SUPPLIES: 3 or 4 different paint colors One Sharpie One canvas 3 or 4 different sponges One bucket with soapy water A rag A devoted friend or family member to help Your child or children DIRECTIONS:…

Just the Beginning

So. It's been a rough few months for me. And I've found the best thing to get through a rough patch in life (aside from wine) is to stay busy. The main way I have wanted to stay busy, as always, is through creating and crocheting. And so "Crafts for Cause" was born, the little brainchild of a sad time. My friends and I are always looking for a way to give back to our little community. So we started…

Easy, Healthy Meals

Snow Day Quesadillas

Greetings from the frozen North. I am sick of the snow. I am sick of the 5 foot snow bank outside my house. I am sick of everyone around me being sick of the snow. And so I cook. Here is an unbelievably easy recipe to try. It's great for adults, for the kiddos, for events, for snacks, and even my 11 month old baby girl likes them. Miracle of miracles. TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes YIELD: 4 Servings 1 medium…