Easy Artisan Bread

You can make an easy artisan bread with great texture!

Note: our artisan bread recipe was one of the first recipes I published when AOC began in spring of 2009 and it quickly became one of our most popular posts. Super easy, with an effortless artisan crust that forms from baking in an enamel pan, it’s also just pennies to make vs. $4-$6 artisanal loaves […]

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Three Things 6.27.15: Marionberries {&worms!}, Dinner Out, & Lemon/Lime Juicer

Late June Marionberries

Happy Saturday! Welcome to our weekly ‘Three Things” post where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. I’ll start with three things, however, I don’t want to be limited by that, so don’t be surprised if there are often ‘bonuses’ at the end – just to keep you on […]

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Video Tutorial: How To Repair a Garden Soaker Hose

How to repair a leaking soaker hose in just a couple minutes!

If you’ve read any of my gardening tips about creating an easy care garden throughout the years of this blog, you know that soaker hoses are a key component to making gardening easier (click the following link [affiliate]: Miracle Grow soaker hose to see what I’m talking about, though I’ve never used that brand [or anything of theirs […]

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Tuesday Garden Party 6.23.15

6.23.15 Tuesday Garden Party Features

Happy Tuesday Garden Party- you guys are always so inspiring to me with your tips, ideas, and recipes, thanks for taking the time to link and comment! How are things going this late-June week – can you believe there’s only a week left until July? I was late with planting our corn and while it’s all […]

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The Best Chunky Guacamole Recipe

Chunky Guacamole and Chips

So I’m going to come right out and say it: I don’t like avocados. I know they’re having a moment and avocados are everywhere – on and in lots of new recipes, including smoothies and desserts (sorry, I just can’t go there…). It’s the texture and the blahness probably, because I do admit there’s not a […]

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9 Simple Steps to Your Easiest Garden Ever

9 Simple Steps to Your Easiest Garden Ever

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gilmour for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve written quite a bit about how you can design your gardens for easy care, because I’m passionate about letting people know that you can have beautiful garden spaces without hours and hours of work each […]

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Tuesday Garden Party 6.16.15

An Oregon Cottage June Flowers

Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another Tuesday Garden Party, where we share over our virtual garden fence – what’s growing for you now? What’s blooming? What tips have you learned that you need to share? Come on, spill the beans! As for me, as I’m running around watering WAY earlier than we’re used to around […]

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