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Camper Birdhouse – Handmade Fathers Day

Camper Birdhouse – Handmade Fathers Day

What does a son do when he can’t figure out what to get his dad for Father’s Day? Get creative of course! If you do a search for Father’s Day gifts it appears that all list makers, card designers, and retail stores think every dad is only good for three things, golf, drinking, and grilling.
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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

One of my favorite times of year is here. It’s asparagus season! Oddly enough while growing up I thought these tall thin green stalks were not appealing in the least. As I’ve aged though I’ve come to appreciate healthy foods and learned how to make boring things taste like little bites of heaven. Every year
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Square Foot Gardening 2.0

Square Foot Gardening 2.0

Another year of gardening has arrived and this time around I’ve decided to change things up with my raised cinder block garden. It will be getting a new location and a new shape. Last year my foray into square foot gardening was I guess a success. Apart from my odd bout with bugs such as
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Kitchen Rehab

Kitchen Rehab

Nothing much has been happening around here lately so I haven’t been updating this blog as often as I’d like to be. I know, shame on me! I should probably be punished. However, a couple weeks ago something awesome happened. Wait for it…. We ordered our kitchen cabinets! That deserves a thousand exclamation points but
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Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter

What do you get when you combine whipping cream, a mixer, and 10 minutes? Homemade butter!! I don’t recall where this stemmed from but several weeks ago I got it into my head that I wanted to make butter (I swear I was meant to be born 100 years ago sometimes). Whenever I come across
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Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter Campaign

So, I’ve been a graphic artist for a good number of years. Some of it has paid the bills but most of my graphic work was for my own benefit. I’m not a master, pro, or whatever you want to throw out there, but I really enjoy¬† the creative process. There has been many nights
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Grilled Peppers Recipe

Grilled Peppers Recipe

Aside from eating sweet peppers raw, my next favorite way to eat them is cooked on the grill. The heat really brings out some great flavors in peppers when cooked. Summer is the time for grilling, and with the high temps we’ve been having this month, who wants to heat up the house with the
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Lemon Cucumber Update

Lemon Cucumber Update

I knew that as soon as I posted about the lemon cucumber plant taking forever to fruit that it wouldn’t be long for it to start producing. If you like bite sized cucumbers, you’ll love this plant. Not only does it pack thousands of buds on such a small plant, the cute little lemon cukes
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Tomato Hornworm, Gasp!

Tomato Hornworm, Gasp!

I swear this has been a very strange year for bugs. I’m seeing so many insects that I’ve never seen before in the garden. At least this new one I’ve come across couldn’t fly and chase me around the yard. As always I was out in the garden checking on my vegetables, hoping that I’d
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Peach Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Peach Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Don’t miss out on the fun! Join TwoStudsandAHammer.com on facebook for more inspiration,¬† ideas and photos. I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for useful kitchen gadgets. We don’t have many but the few that we do have get used a lot. I’m usually not impressed with most of the gadgets out there since they’re usually
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