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Coffee Bar Table

Jodee Schrlau

Coffee Bar Table

I've just finished a table for my coffee bar / break room and I love it! The table I started with was from the backroom at Hancock's, where I worked. It wasn't very pretty, so I sanded it down, stained it with a homemade coffee stain. then added graphics,I finished the top off with a polyurethane spray to seal the graphics in  and protect the top from coffee stains (ha ha). My husband was very skeptical  but generously helped prepare the stain, sand the table. and helped chisel the crate lines.  He admitted he had  doubts about this project, (as he does...

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Itsy Bitsy Spider/A Lesson of Perseverance and Waiting

Jodee Schrlau

Itsy Bitsy Spider/A Lesson of Perseverance and Waiting

  Isn't it wonderful how many ways the Father speaks to us!  He does, you know, every day, if only we were open to hear him.  Last week, I had lunch with my sister- in- law and her 2 year old grandson. While she was on a phone call, Murphy and I had a conversation about the Itsy Bitsy Spider. "The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout" he said in a sing-song voice. Then he stop and looked at me expectantly.  "Then what happened to the spider?" I asked.  He thought a minute and replied sadly, "He got washed away."...

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Tomato Jam

Jodee Schrlau

Tomato Jam

    Last week I picked the last of the tomatoes from  our garden.   As I was searching for something to do with them, I came across recipes for Tomato Jam and decided to give that a try.  I thought it would be a great appetizer for Thanksgiving, and I was right!  (Or it will be if there is any left by then). After comparing recipes, thinking about flavors, and searching my cabinets, this is the recipe I came up with:   Jodee's Jammin' -Tomato Jam.   I used beefsteak, roma, grape and cherry, left the skin on and seeds in.  I also found  a lone...

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