Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble

May 3rd, 2011

I like to make a lot of stuff, it’s in my DNA.  I dabble in home décor, interior design, power tools, poignant deep thoughts, and every now and then, a great recipe.  This is my latest homemade concoction and I’m telling you, this one’s a goodie.  

I whipped up this delicious treat the other day, and my hub called it his favorite ‘dessert’ to date.  I hesitate to really call it a dessert.  I like to label it something more nutrition friendly.  Five servings of fruit per day are recommended doncha know, so let’s pretend this recipe is meant to keep you at your healthiest. 

cg raspberry rhubarb

 

Easy Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble

 

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DIY Bracket Bookshelves

May 2nd, 2011

Hey there, hope you all had a great weekend!  We spent most of Sunday helping my parents move their things onto a moving truck, and since they’re downsizing, they graciously donated some bookcases to our Alma Project.  I’ve been scouring Craigslist for weeks without any luck, so how fortunate to score some sturdy freebies from my folks!  Now we can build that entertainment center we’ve been planning for so long.    

I also managed to squeeze in an hour to put the finishing coat of paint on a simple project I started last week.  My little girl is at that age where improving her reading ability is priority number one, so I wanted to build her something that would keep books front and center in her world.  These inexpensive bookshelves are made from basic wood brackets and dowel rods found at a home improvement store, and they cost me about $15 each. 

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If you want to replicate the project, here’s what you’ll need for each shelf:  2 basic 6” x 8” wood shelf brackets (I found these at Home Depot), ½” thick wood base cut to chosen length; 2 dowel rods; wood filler; wood screws; power screwdriver and drill bits; wood glue; primer and paint.  Decorative appliqués are optional.

 

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