Recently I've been thinking about things I can do to help you - my readers - aside from, you know, scorchingly hot books to help you all take a little break from the world. The idea that kept coming up was giving you something useful - something you can use in your everyday. Something that maybe helps your life be a little easier.
That's one of the reasons I shared the first chalk painting project with you - chalk painting is definitely the quick and easy way to refinish pieces so you can use them.
But chalk painting isn't enough. You deserve more awesome stuff. To that end, a few new things are going to be popping up on the blog. A recent dehydrator purchas combined with a vacuum sealer attachment for jars, a container garden on the back deck, all that sort of thing, have helped me fine this idea down. Sure, you'll still get lots of great info on books and fun stuff, but you'll also get shortcuts for the everyday.
What does that mean - "shortcuts for the everyday"? It means ways to make meals easier for busy days, or ways to save money or ideas for fun stuff to do. Some of it may not apply to you - but your feedback on the site will help shape what sorts of things are getting time. Are recipes more important? Organizational tips? Hot deals? Excerpts from stuff in progress? Over the next little while, we'll try different things - and together we'll figure out what works.
Here's to new avenues - of awesome.