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Natural Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs Made Easy

Natural Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs Made Easy

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Beyond the Kitchen

For a few years now, I’ve found myself lured in by natural Easter egg dyes. How cool is it that you can boil vegetables, spices, berries, and more, and get gorgeous, naturally-colored Easter eggs – in every color of a rainbow, and then some – as a result?!

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Beyond the Kitchen

I had some things to share with you today, but I just can’t do it. Talking about anything other than yesterday’s heartbreaking, unthinkable tragedy feels wrong. And even then … right now I’m feeling like there’s really not much to say.

I’m sure you’re grappling and grieving just as much as I am. Something about this last school shooting has made me snap … and mourn … like none previous. And what a sad thing to have to even see myself say: “this last school shooting;” “like none previous.”

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So What’s Going On Around Here, Anyway? An Explanation

Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Beyond the Kitchen

I’ve been blogging here at Kitchen Treaty since March, pumping out so many recipes that I accidentally just typed “pumpkin” instead of “pumping” (seriously). I’ve focused so much on content for these past seven months that I realized it might be nice to just take a step back and just do some splainin’, Lucille Ball style.

Kitchen Treaty might be a new food blog, but I’m not a new blogger. My blogging career started in September 2009 with a blog named The Hazel Bloom. When I started out, I blogged about pretty much everything that has to do with keeping a home. I was in full-on nesting mode when I started it, and my tagline was simply “Domesticity rules.” Gardening, home projects, thrift store treasure upcycling, and, of course, recipes.

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A DIY Nursery for Eloise

A DIY Nursery for Eloise

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in Beyond the Kitchen

I’ve been looking forward to this blog post for months. Nine months, to be just about exact … our first baby, Eloise (affectionately referred to around here as “Elli-bean”), will arrive in a matter of days!

I’ve had so much fun creating the nursery over these past few months. We repurposed, reused, DIYed, sanded and sewed our hearts out, creating our dream nursery on a budget. The only new piece of furniture in the room is the crib, which took up the bulk of our budget. Total costs came in at just under $700. Good thing, because everything else – diapers, clothes, swing/bouncy chair, stroller, car seat, etc. etc. etc.) cost a small fortune. Which will be completely, totally, 100% worth it for our small bundle.

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Cute Crabapple Place Cards

Cute Crabapple Place Cards

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in Beyond the Kitchen, Crafts, Entertaining, Food, Home

If you’re looking for an easy and budget-friendly place card idea for Thanksgiving, look no further. All you need are crabapples with their perfectly long stems, some paper, tape, scissors, a pen, and about 15 minutes. (And they’re totally cute, too.)

I love these simple place cards for Thanksgiving. Little paper flags fly from long crabapple stems – perfect for the casual Turkey Day table.

Best of all, they’re so simple to make.

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