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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Custom FLOR rug

Our client is replacing her furniture (and also her rug) and wanted something more modern and graphic to place the new furniture on. We took a field trip to the FLOR showroom here in Georgetown.  They have samples of all the different lines that they sell.  You can make any size rug out of their carpet squares, which measure roughly 20 inches square.  They also have a nifty template on the floor of their showroom, so you can really play around with the different styles and colors.








We ultmately chose a combination of their Modern Mix line in three different colorways: cream, green, and grey.  The picture below shows what we ended up with as we were playing with the samples at FLOR.




Now, here we are in the client's living room.  We played around with the squares for a while until we found the layout that we liked.





Then, it's just a matter of what attaching them from underneath with the adhesive stickers they provide.  It doesn't attach to the floor at all -- they simply attach to each other.  This allows you to replace one if you need to in the future.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Scared of Squash?

I love butternut squash - it is so creamy and luscious! Here is my simple way to prepare it ::


Using a sharp knife cut the squash in half - doesn't matter if its not perfectly in half!


Look at that color!!

Using a melon baller or spoon scoop out the seeds and discard or even better - compost!

Bake in the oven at 350 in a glass dish with about 1/2 water in it

Pull out when you can pierce squash with a fork smoothly maybe 20-25 minutes - then when a bit cooler scoop out all the flesh into a bowl

Mash with a fork and add salt, butter and maple syrup!! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bake That Bacon




Who doesn't love bacon?

This is a great technique for preparing bacon that doesn't leave you with a grease-spattered stovetop.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Use real bacon!  Bake it for 10 minutes, then keep an eye on it because you don't want it to burn.  When it looks good enough to eat, remove and place on paper towel to drain.