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My Go-To(ol)'s

Kelley Hanson

My Go-To(ol)'s

I always get asked, "so you use saws and everything?" - or questions similar - after laughing to myself and a sideways grin,  the simple answer is always "YES". So rather than doing a Q&A, I've simply done an "A" and have tried to answer all of the questions I've seemed to get over the last couple years, including my 5 favorite/go-to/can't-live-without tools at the end of this post! Enjoy :) Yes, I make my own projects. Sure, I suppose I am pretty handy. No, my husband doesn't make things for me to paint - I don't have one of...


Zucchini Pasta with a Sun Dried Tomato Read Sauce

Kelley Hanson

Tags homemade red sauce, pasta, tomato sauce, zucchini noodles

Ingredients: 2 large zucchinis 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1 clove garlic, minced 2 large roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 cup water 1/2 large cucumber, grated 3 Tb EVOO 1 Tb balsamic vinegar 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp rosemary 1/4 tsp thyme sea salt to taste & I used precooked chicken meatballs from Costco Directions: Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in water for about 20 minutes. With a vegetable peeler, shave the zucchini to make "noodles". Drain and rinse the sun-dried tomatoes and place them in a blender or food processor.  Add remaining ingredients (except zucchini) and blend until desired consistency is...


DIY: Wine Cork Wreath

Kelley Hanson

Tags diy, diy wreath, wine, wine corks, wreath

DIY: Wine Cork Wreath

 Made with WINE CORKS! I love this wreath for multiple reasons... its cute, its crafty, it's great for any season and all holidays with a simple switch of the bow, and getting all those wine corks isn't a horrible process ;) So, how to? Take your 40% off coupon over to Michaels and buy a foam floral wreath. Cut a bunch of tooth picks in half and heat up your hot glue gun. Now, pick a spot.. any spot.. to start attaching your corks!  I started mine in a completely random spot on the front of the wreath and just spread...


Can Obsessions be GOOD?

Kelley Hanson

Can Obsessions be GOOD?

I use the term 'obsession' pretty loosely - especially when referring to my current project or upcoming trip.  It seems like it can easily get a bad wrap, but why? Ob-ses-sion (noun): an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. What if the thoughts are good ones?  About travel?  Working out?  Crafting?  Although my brother thinks craft nights happen all too frequently, I think they don't happen often enough! I think a Good Obsession is anything you love to do in your life that feeds your soul.  If you enjoy doing something, then spending time thinking about...


Austin WEIRD: Mural Scavenger Hunt!

Kelley Hanson

Tags austin, murals, texas, things to do in austin, travel

Austin WEIRD: Mural Scavenger Hunt!

One of the things on my bucket list is to travel to all 50 states.  So, when I was going to Austin, Texas for work last year, naturally I had to plan some sightseeing and fun. The second I stepped off the plane I could tell that Austin was a fun and eclectic city.  Wasn't too sure yet why it was WEIRD and why we should "keep Austin weird", but there sure was something unique about this place. We got into Austin a couple days early so we could tour the town - and that we did.  Downtown Austin was, well,...

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