I started making all different kinds of egg rolls before I had ever tasted a*real* one. I saw a package of egg roll wrappers in the store and decided to give them a try. My original recipes were crafted from leftovers. I’d save rice, veggies, beans, anything….read more
I’ve also heard designers suggest that you start with an inspiration piece. I like this idea better since I start with the major elements I want to include in the room. Your inspiration could be a painting, photo, scarf, tablecloth, or piece of furniture.
Go to your home improvement store and pick up a bunch of color chips. They’re free,read more
Another reason is that I felt scrunched in my couch area, while the tv had center stage and plenty of room. It also competed a bit with the fireplace. And everything in the room felt like a tornado had whizzed through my space and glued everything to the walls.read more
the whole thing collapsed. At first I thought it was because I overloaded the closet with heavy fabric.
After clearing it out I found that the wire shelf/hanging thing wasn’t attached to any of the wall studs. All of the screws were connected to the drywall with plastic anchors. And the screws were only about one inch long.
I was told that step one was to turn off the water. Nope. Step one is to take a before pic for facebook or your blog.read more
I have ideas. Lots of them. But, they're scattered through notebooks, sketch pads, my computer, and post-it notes. Acknowledging that I'm a visual person, I decided to make an idea wall for my sewing studio. I had no idea how I was going to do this. So I googled for...read more
I've been using the name Contemporary Cottage for about a year.....and it finally occurred to me that I never registered it as a biz name...oops! Mind you, I've been collecting sales taxes...legally...under my main biz name (mkgodwin.com). Sooo....hoping the name...read more
When I do a winter garden, I generally do it from seed. This year, there was so much going on in my world (house updates, making pillows, & such), that I didn't get a chance to seed my greenhouse before September. So I seriously gave up on the thought of having a...read more
Ok.....a normal random post about food would naturally include a recipe. This one will, but first.....hahaha, the "miss". The background of all this is that I make a smoothie almost every day for breakfast. I have found that if I don't, I generally don't get enough...read more