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Oct 04, 2013

Weekend Project: Perfect the Perfect Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

As a kid, nothing felt more like a fall weekend than a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. The combo of having just come in from outside with a cold, sniffly nose and the crispy/gooey/chewy sandwich with requisite tomato soup

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Oct 04, 2013

This is Real: Toxic Lake Turns Animals into Stone

Lake Natron in Africa turns animals into stone

This eerie image is actually real. That used to be a bird of sorts, but this toxic lake has turned it into stone. Crazy!

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Oct 04, 2013

Awesome Lighting: The Yarn Collection by LLOT LLOV

The Yarn Collection.

These super cool yarn lights by LLOT LLOV are a modern way to add a cozy touch to your space. The long cord allows you to install them anyway you want, hang them, place them by your books or have them near your desk. Mood lighting (for lack of a better term) does wonders for your place, especially now that fall and winter are totally creeping in - you want to create a comfy atmosphere without having harsh lights, right?

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Oct 03, 2013

Drink More Whiskey

There's nothing not to like about a hand-illustrated book entitled Drink More Whiskey.

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Oct 03, 2013

How To Make Your Own DIY Wooden Cutting Board

DIY Cutting board

Even though summer is gone, you will continue to host awesome dinner parties and you'll definitely need to make some of these cutting boards.

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Oct 02, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: October 2, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

The Smithsonian blog shares this super, extra close up photos of 

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Oct 01, 2013

How to: Make DIY Barrel Aged Cocktails At Home (No Barrel Required...)

created at: 10/01/2013

The tradition of barrel or cask aging distilled spirits, wine, and beer goes back thousands of years. Letting the liquid mature within wood is what gives them their distinct flavors, aromas, and colors...when spirits are distilled, they're as clear as vodka; it's spending time with charred wood that develops the brown color of whiskeys, aged tequilas, brandies, and the like. The alcohol and the wood continue to interact, pulling out flavorful compounds known as vanillins and tannins, further distinguishing the product. 

Over the last few years, some creative bartenders and cocktail experts have been experimenting with aging entire drinks

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Oct 01, 2013

The 40 Best (Free) Streaming Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Instant

I shared last week that during October 2013, my house won't be buying anything other than food and utilities.  And while the month is certainly focused on what we're not gonna do, it's equally about what we are going to do... and what I'm going do is watch a whole buncha movies.    

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Sep 30, 2013

How to: Make Your Own Hidden Bookshelf Stereo System

created at: 09/30/2013

Psst. See those books? Behind them, there's an entire bookshelf stereo system, including an amplifier and speakers. 

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Sep 30, 2013

Recipe: How to Make Slow Cooker Carne Asada Nachos

It's that time of year when we reach into the back of the pantry, and dust off that old standby: the slow cooker. During summer, it goes mostly untouched while we build flaming fires of charcoal or crunch fresh full-sun produce, but as the weather gets crisp and we long for something simmered, there's nothing better.    

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