Low-Commitment Projects: Games Quilt

by brittany on October 5, 2015

games quilt

This week’s Low-Commitment Projects piece is a baby quilt I made for our friends’ upcoming baby.  The Games Quilt features eight of their favorite games, and I finished most of the squares while we were in Europe.


Stuff I Like or Love: Emma Jeffs Window Film

by brittany on October 2, 2015

emma jeffs otto window film

We have a new neighbor.  That’s great, but change always brings unexpected effects.  His house’s dining room is approximately six feet from our kitchen, and the old neighbor permanently kept her curtains closed and windows covered in foil, so we didn’t worry about privacy.  When I looked up from my sink to see the new neighbor just a few feet away, it was time to order window film.

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Eats in Slovenia

September 30, 2015

This post is a follow-up to the prior one about our recent travels.  Here’s the Slovenian portion.  FYI, we want to move to Slovenia now (I’m not kidding), so you can tell how much we enjoyed it. Above is kremsnitte, the famous dessert of Lake Bled.  From bottom to top:  pastry, custard, whipped cream, pastry, […]

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Marinated Tomatoes with Pasta

September 25, 2015

Depending on where you live, this might be a suggestion for tonight’s dinner, or one to tuck away until next summer.  We’re still getting the occasional heirloom tomatoes around here, so I put together this Marinated Tomatoes with Pasta for a weeknight dinner last week.

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Eats in France, Croatia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina

September 23, 2015

We recently traveled to France for Michael to ride the Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200 kilometer bike ride from Paris to Brest (at the coast) and back to Paris.  The ride must be completed in 90 hours or fewer, inclusive of sleep breaks, food breaks, and checking in at controls.  It is a historical event that happens […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Pelican Paintings

September 21, 2015

Long time, no post.  But, here’s my latest Low-Commitment Project:  Pelican Paintings.  We spent the weekend up on the Long Beach Peninsula, and on the way home we stopped by the side of the road to see a bunch of pelicans by the mouth of the Columbia River.  The pelicans were wonderful and charming, AND […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Patterned Candy

September 7, 2015

I made some large watercolor paintings of packaged candy for this week’s Low-Commitment Project, called Patterned Candy because I used a bunch of patterns instead of solid colors.  Each painting measures 18 x 24 inches.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Braids of Grass

August 24, 2015

While on a recent visit to my parents’ place, I braided some of their grass and came up with a pun name for the project, which we all know is crucial.  Braids of Grass at Low-Commitment Projects shows the documentation of that work.

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Quad Chocolate Brownies

August 20, 2015

I make brownies all the time.  They’re my go-to comfort food.  I do not, however, usually make brownies for company.  They don’t seem fancy enough, plus I don’t want to share with more people than necessary.  Quad Chocolate Brownies change my mental calculations on this scenario–they’re so rich that I can’t happily eat more than […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

August 13, 2015

Another summer, another ice cream.  Most homemade ice cream is quite tasty, but this Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream received repeated praise, night after night, from the same consumers.  It will win the dessert competition, seriously.  And now I want to be invited to a dessert competition please.

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