Emily Ricker

Happy boatin’ dog

Happy boatin’ dog

food52:

The perfect, lazy summer dessert.

Read more: Biscuits with Summer Berries and Whipped Cream on Food52

Mmmmm

thisoldapt:

TOP 5: You haven’t graduated from your dorm room-style days ‘til you’ve put in a legit headboard. There are plenty of DIY ways to create a custom look that works for you. Here’s some how-to from the editors of thisoldhouse to help you along:
How to Make a Cheap & Easy Dropcloth Headboard
Where to Find Salvage Materials for a Repurposed-Rail Headboard
How to Make an Upholstered Headboard with 1 Day of DIY
Create a Shipping-Pallet Headboard
Build a Spindle Headboard with TOH GC, Tommy Silva
APT CHALLENGE: If you have a DIY headboard creation, or complete one of these headboard projects by the end of the summer, submit it here for a chance to pick a prize from the home-goods stash in my office. -ts

thisoldapt:

TOP 5: You haven’t graduated from your dorm room-style days ‘til you’ve put in a legit headboard. There are plenty of DIY ways to create a custom look that works for you. Here’s some how-to from the editors of thisoldhouse to help you along:

  1. How to Make a Cheap & Easy Dropcloth Headboard
  2. Where to Find Salvage Materials for a Repurposed-Rail Headboard
  3. How to Make an Upholstered Headboard with 1 Day of DIY
  4. Create a Shipping-Pallet Headboard
  5. Build a Spindle Headboard with TOH GC, Tommy Silva

APT CHALLENGE: If you have a DIY headboard creation, or complete one of these headboard projects by the end of the summer, submit it here for a chance to pick a prize from the home-goods stash in my office. -ts

#dalywedding2014

#dalywedding2014

Freedom tie for a 4th of July wedding

Freedom tie for a 4th of July wedding

Sadie’s new bestie Pop-pop Adams. She knows who feeds her the good stuff

Sadie’s new bestie Pop-pop Adams. She knows who feeds her the good stuff

Progress at the duplex, slow but steady

I guess this makes it official #tanlines

I guess this makes it official #tanlines

Homemade monkey knot door stop. Love when a project works out #diy

Homemade monkey knot door stop. Love when a project works out #diy

pbsparents:

Making sweet, creamy butter has never been easier. And, you’ll only need two ingredients. Get the recipe here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/kitchenexplorers/2014/05/22/how-to-make-homemade-butter/

pbsparents:

Making sweet, creamy butter has never been easier. And, you’ll only need two ingredients. Get the recipe here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/kitchenexplorers/2014/05/22/how-to-make-homemade-butter/

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tango-mango:

Baking peanut butter cookies with Spinosaurus

The other day Spinosaurus dropped by for a visit. It was a great surprise to see him because he’s usually so busy, he doesn’t have time to hang out here the way he used to. I was just about to make some peanut butter cookies and he asked if he could help. As you can see, he was a great assistant! Hopefully he will come by more often and help with other projects in the kitchen and garden.

These peanut butter cookies are slightly chewy and coated in a thin layer of sugar, perfect for dunking in a glass of milk or your morning espresso. I’ve been baking them forever, but yesterday I realized it is more fun to make them with a friend. A recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

Beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies by making crisscross marks with fork tines or dinosaur footprint, dipping utensil in sugar between flattening each cookie. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks. Cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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Dino-licious!

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mashable:

Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft
It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

What Greg does at work.

mashable:

Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft

It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

What Greg does at work.

(via fastcompany)

food52:

Here comes the Easter bunny…

Read more: 10 Homemade Candy Recipes for Easter on Food52.

Mmmm

headlikeanorange:

Adirondack Mountains, New York (Paul Frederick)

I want to go to there

headlikeanorange:

Adirondack Mountains, New York (Paul Frederick)

I want to go to there

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hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

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