Daily Doodles Week 10 | The Opera House watercolor | Homespun by Laura

Daily Doodles: Week 9 and a Free Printable Recipe

When I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to share this recipe, I realized it was a perfect opportunity to catch up on some of my Daily Doodles.  I Decided to create an illustrated recipe card instead of just typing out a boring blank one.

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Strawberry Basil Jam Recipe

It’s strawberry season, so it seemed like an appropriate time to share this recipe.  I found a couple basic jam recipes online a few years ago and over time combined and tweaked them to arrive at this particular recipe.

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Let Them Eat Cake, Volume 3

Hello there!  In reviewing some numbers on the blog recently, I realized that my Let Them Eat Cake post from soon after I began this blog in 2012 is by far my most popular post.  Soon after that original post, I shared a few more in Let Them Eat Cake, Volume 2.  But in the three years since I wrote those first two posts, many more cakes have been enjoyed by friends and family, and I’ll be sharing some of them here in Volume 3.  Take a look; maybe you’ll get an idea for a cake or two of your own!

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Tangy Tomato Basil Soup

Welcome to my first ever recipe post!  I’ve thought about sharing a few of our favorites for some time now – and have finally decided to do it, starting with this soup recipe. It’s tangy, thick, and slightly cheesy – and ready in under 20 minutes! Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake, Volume 2


Well, it appears that I’ve been AWOL for a little while. It’s been busy.  Here are a few cute cakes that have come out of my kitchen since the original Let Them Eat Cake post.

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Let Them Eat Cake

cake designBefore I ever tried upholstery or making iPhone accessories, I tried decorating cakes. Growing up, we used the boxed cake and icing to make fun Christmas, Easter, and Fourth of July cakes.   Looking back, I realize that they were nothing spectacular, but I always enjoyed making (and eating!!) them nonetheless. 
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