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DIY Wedding: Save the Date Cards

I sent out Save the Date cards for our fall wedding on Friday and I think they turned out pretty well. My sister and I were inspired by old vintage train ticket, circus tickets, and and, I would be a jerk not to point you to the great items on etsy that influenced by own design strongly.

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Poached on Toast: Poaching Eggs the “don’t fuss” way.

I honestly have no idea why I decided to try poaching an egg. I also can’t remember where I learned how to do it. It’s totally different than how my mom showed me–which involved spooning boiling water and lots of fussing. Was it Julia Child? Maybe Martha Stewart?

In the last 2 years of living in Ames, I just gave it a shot. Now I have eggs and yogurt or eggs and oatmeal or eggs and greens or eggs and sausage (featured in today’s post) every morning.

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Thrift Kitchen: Classing up Cheap Meat

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Meat is expensive stuff. The difference in my grocery bill from when I was a strict vegetarian to now is huge. But I have to admit, I do love meat. And part of that love is my lack of interest in eating crappy meat. I don’t eat a steak that often, but when I do, I want it to taste AMAZING!

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Thrift Kitchen: Frappacheapo

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I have to admit a shameful secret. I used to drink frappachinos. You know the ones in the bottle at the gas station. Talk about a sugar rush. It’s not the healthiest thing in the world and not to mention the expensive. YIKES! They are around $3 each here in Ames.

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