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Hoping to own this by the first of July to start my new adventure.


Can’t wait to make these.

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How yummy do these look?!  These peach pops are layered with fresh peaches and greek yogurt.  Grab the recipe below!  Found on Sugar and Cloth.




  • 2 cups chopped fresh peaches
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar + ⅛ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk

Combine water and ½ sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. When it comes to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until all the sugar is melted. Set aside and let cool– this will be your simple syrup.

Next, combine the fresh peaches and about 2 tb water in a saucepan over medium heat. Crush the peaches gently with a potato masher or wooden spoon as the pan is heating up. You want to make sure you don’t burn the peaches, but heat them enough to let them juice. When the peaches…

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A flower is such beauty!

Originally posted on Life in Mud Spattered Boots:

artichoke flowerbee on verbena

We are going through a purple phase. The artichokes are flowering, the verbena is attracting the bees alongside the fading lavender and we’re eating purple meals.

The problem is that though the vegetables are growing fast (I turn my back for a moment to find the courgettes have doubled in size and the runner beans are almost a foot long) sometimes there are only a few of each ready at any one time. Rather than make lots of saucepans dirty, I make a  vegetable stew based on Half the Garden Soup from The River Cottage Year book that uses small quantities of lots of different vegetables. Adding potatoes means another saucepan saved too. Not only is this easy to make but it varies as the season progresses.
I made the stew last week. One of our most successful vegetables at the moment is beetroot and I used quite a lot…

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Originally posted on Stories from home:

dunmore head re-do

I had been searching for the original RAW file of this scene for a while. This is a blend of two exposures… one for the land in the foreground, and one for the much brighter and sun-reflected light on the ocean. I wasn’t thrilled with my first go at blending the two exposures, but for the life of me I couldn’t seem to find the original files to give it another try… until recently. Maybe this is one that would look good printed on metal?

This is from the last trip I made home to Ireland (with Sam), and shows The Great Blasket Islands from Dunmore Head in County Kerry. Here’s the original post… taking the Slea Head Road west out of Dingle, we spotted a little harbor tucked into the rocks with a pretty beach. From a distance it was beautiful, and up close… even nicer. Looking over our…

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Great Hat!

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Yeah, I got dad points. 

Also, I had a nice day at GenCon. As I did last year, I came in for the day specifically, this year in order to take part in Pat Rothfuss’ charity run through True Dungeon. I regret to say I died thank you very much Pat Rothfuss, but the Pat followed me almost immediately into death and thus became my honor guard into Hell. So I got that going for me. Aside from that my day was spent seeing friends and hanging out, which was also fun. But mostly, it was about getting a hat for my kid. As it should have been.

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Siesta Key Beach

Sand like Flower. Was voted #1 beach in the U.S.A.
When I saw this beach for the first time, I knew I had to move here.

Turquoise Bracelet and Earring Set.

This is one of my last pieces I just made. Its beautiful. 7 1/2 inch.
Have not added them on my store yet. Let me know what you think?


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