Entries by Melissa Riker

Easy Strawberry Tart Recipe

Hi there, I’m back this month to share an easy strawberry tart recipe! In our neck of the woods it’s prime strawberry picking time and I’m always experimenting with new strawberry recipes. This tart is not only delicious but it’s so easy I let my 5 year old help make it! Ingredients: 1 sheet puff […]

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How to Stain a Basket

I admit it, I’m a basket addict! Baskets are one of the best ways to organize and accessorize your home but they can be very expensive when purchased new. Thrift stores are a great source of affordable baskets but they are often out-of-fashion colors and can have missing or broken pieces. Today I’m going to […]

White Chocolate Cookie Bar Recipe

Last month we got snowed in here in North Carolina-a whopping 3 whole inches. The day before the snow came I did what every good Southerner does before a snowstorm and stocked up excessively on my milk, bread and eggs. While I was at the store I thought to myself, if I’m going to be […]

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Desk Makeover {Paint Stripping with Citristrip & Painting with Latex Enamel}

One of the unique features of our home’s floor plan is a “tech room” with built in desks just off of our mud room.  When we first built our house I thought they would make the perfect place for our older boys to do their homework. The builders painted the desks with latex paint and […]