How to Make Pie Crust and Pear and Almond Cream Bourdaloue Pie

I Am So Excited To Share This Recipe For Flaky Pie Crust And Pear Almond Cream Bourdaloue Pie. Chef Monique Chan Is In My Kitchen Today And Teaching Us All How To Make The Best Pie Ever!

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It’s Friday and I am back in the kitchen. My good friend Chef Monique Chan is here. Monique is here and she is teaching us how to make homemade pie crust and a Pear Almond Cream Pie. This fabulous dessert is also known as a Bourdaloue Pie Tart, which is the street name of the Paris bakery where this Pear Almond Cream Tart was created.  I love that!

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Valentine’s Day Craft

I may be a bit nuts, but I am still making Valentine’s Day crafts. I love these projects and I will likey continue making them.

Valentine's Day Crafts

I think I might be addicted to Valentine’s Day craft projects. Just when I think I have come up with enough projects I am back in my craft room coming up with something else.

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Valentine Hearts DIY – Easy Elegance Wednesdays

I Am So Excited To Share With You Easy Elegance Wednesdays, Where We Celebrate Simple Elegant Decor. Today I Am Sharing A Wonderful Valentine Hearts DIY  That You Will Want to Make.

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I love making Valentine crafts. And I am happy I still have a few more weeks left to make more Valentine’s Day crafts. These cloth Valentine hearts are so fun to make and my friend Debra at Debra Hall Lifestyle shared this great craft with me!

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The Waco Airbnb is Ready

My dream for our Waco Airbnb is to create a vacation home where our home feels like yours. I have poured my heart into this home and I love everything about it. 

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It is finally happening. Today is the official day that our home is available to reserve on Airbnb. At 8:00am PST today you can click on the menu at the top of this page that says BOOK WACO AIRBNB. Follow the link to make a reservation. It’s that simple.

I thought it might be fun to take you on a tour of our Waco Airbnb rental. It’s a one hundred year old home that has been completely redone. Every single thing was redone. Fortunately, we were able to use the original wood floors, the wood ceilings, and the shiplap. There are lots of “before” photos on my blog if you want to see what it used to look like.

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How to Decorate Cookies with Royal Icing 101

I Have Been teaching myself How to decorate Cookies with royal icing. It is so much easier Since I found the  Royal Icing 101 Kit by Wilton. 

This post is sponsored by JOANN. It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

I made a goal this year to learn four new things. On top of my list is to learn how to decorate cookies with Royal Icing. I have no plans to become a professional cookie decorator. Trust me, that is not going to happen, Rather, I would like to be able to decorate cookies well enough to serve them at some of the parties that I will host this year.

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My Secret Life as an Abstract Artist

I started this blog three years ago because I wanted to paint abstract art that looked good in farmhouse style homes. It took me three years, but I finally painted some paintings for our Waco Airbnb.

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I am an artist who paints abstract art. Who knew! Previous to th8is job, I was a full-time artist. I traveled all over the country teaching art and art marketing workshops. I had a website, Instagram, a weekly podcast, blog and sold a lot of art. Three years ago I was watching my favorite show Fixer Upper and it occurred to me that there was hardly any art in the Fixer Upper homes. It was that day that I decided to start a new Instagram called My 100 Year Old Home. My goal was to build a following of about 5000 followers and then paint a collection of abstract art that would fit in farmhouse-style homes.

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