All posts by: kendra

DIY Medals – Easy Way to Commemorate an Event

What’s a 5K without a medal? It’s all about the bling at the end of the race, if you ask me. A friend of mine is fighting breast cancer and friends put together a 5k race in support of her. Unfortunately it was scheduled for a weekend when I already had a commitment and I......
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Sharpie Marker sneakers – Easy, Fun, and a Joy to Wear

Post labor day, no more white shoes. What is a girl to do? Sharpie Markers can solve that problem. Coloring on plain white sneakers (cheap ones, from Wally World) is a fun project you can do while sitting around with your crafty friends, yakking up a storm, and sipping wine. Well, at least that’s how......
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Shady Old Florida Ride on the Withlacoochie State Trail

Looking for a paved biking trail with ample shade and modern amenities (like real restrooms)? Look no further than the Withlacoochie State Trail – a 46 mile stretch of Florida beauty and shade provided by canopied trees. Park in Inverness and ride 30 miles south to end of the trail and upon your return you......
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Mike’s Ridiculously Delicious Baby Back Ribs

When I met Mike, he didn’t eat pork, or hamburger, or steak. I loved him anyway. I didn’t necessarily understand how he could not like bacon, but he had so many other great traits, I decided to overlook this one oddity. More bacon for me, I figured. Fast forward seven years. Not only does Mike......
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Venice – the bicycle friendly city

Habits can be good, but sometimes they can be a bit boring. My husband and I often ride our bikes on The Legacy Trail from Sarasota to Venice where we feel protected from cars and can ride stress-free. Although beautiful, frequently riding the exact same stretch of trail can be monotonous. On a recent Sunday,......
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Bicycle riding and abandoning art on a Sunday afternoon

Could I be any luckier than to live in southwest Florida where a late September day can be spent in the sunshine on a bicycling adventure. It’s still hot here, but you can feel a tiny tinge of fall in the air, which mainly means that it doesn’t feel totally like an oven outside. This......
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A Face on a Bag is better than Bags on a Face

My friend, Calamity Kim, makes the most delicious raw edge applique bags. I know, “delicious” is a weird word to use to describe something other than food, but it works for her bags. After seeing her posts of the bags on Facebook when I found out she was teaching a workshop on the technique she......
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Fruit dessert is good for you, right?

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that dessert recipes are becoming even more laden with sugar? Don’t get me wrong, I love sweets…cake, pie, cookies, you name it. But when searching for an easy dessert recipe to whip up for guests, the straw that broke the camel’s back was the cake recipe......
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Homemade pop tarts make life better

I’m always looking new things to try, especially with pie baking. And I get inspired when I need a potluck dish for a party, it gives me the chance to make something and share it instead of eating it all myself. I found a recipe on Pinterest (go figure) for homemade brown sugar cinnamon pop......
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From Top to Bottom – upcycling a tunic

Don’t let the headline fool you…I’m not talking about cleaning anything from top to bottom. I’m talking about taking a thrifted 3/4 sleeve tunic top and turning it into a skirt. But it didn’t go a direct route, it went by way of a re-style failure and ended up as a super cute, super comfortable......
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