Honor Roll

Honor Roll

Sometimes I come across something so cute/sweet/charming/funny/pretty/inspiring/lovely that I just want to share it with you.  These are the things that have made my  honor roll.

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  • The Art of Doing Stuff
    August 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for the coop mention! I love my coop. I’m looking at my coop right now. I kindda wish I could live in my coop. But then I remember I’m not a chicken. I highly recommend getting chickens by the way. They’re very soothing, except when they scream at the top of their lungs and you’re afraid the neighbours are going to complain. ~ karen

  • Christy
    August 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Highly recommend getting chicks too! We have two, although no eggs yet (they are still young-ish). They are loads of fun & not as messy or stinky as people make them sound to be. Bonus, kids love them. :)

  • Allison
    August 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

    My husband taught me the best way to hard boil eggs… you put them in the water and bring it to boiling, then you turn it off with the lid on, and leave it sit for 15 minutes. Easy-peasy! They always turn out perfectly and never get that weird grey on the yolk.

  • Christen
    August 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Martha Stewart has a GREAT hard boiled egg “recipe.” Put your eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Let the eggs boil for 1 minute. Remove the pot from the heat and cover with lid. Let sit for 13 minutes. Dump the hot water out and fill with cold running water until the eggs cool.
    The yolks stay bright yellow (not gray) and the whites stay tender. The shells come off easily, too. (Hint: Gently crack the shells against the sides of your sink then run cold water over the egg as you peel. It helps the shell separate from the white without damaging the white.)

  • liz @ bon temps beignet
    August 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    ***THAT’S*** a chicken coop???? Insane. My house needs a chicken coop makeover.

    You should throw $5 at one of those egg-dicator thingies. You put it in the pot of boiling water along with your eggs and it shows you how ‘done’ the egg is.

    My parents have had this one for years. Works like a champ!

    • nita
      October 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      I think the eggs should come out hard boiled from that fabulous coop!!

  • Emily
    August 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I need a new house before our chickens get one that nice. haha. We have three chickens and their eggs are delicious! Last night some of our friends were commenting that eggs aren’t that expensive (true) but it’s a good experience raising them. :)

  • Alecia
    August 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Check out this. Definitely will help with boiled eggs (and cute too!)


  • Attiser
    August 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    cutest chicken coop ever!

  • Sue Ceglinski
    August 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Hard boiled eggs are the best! First thing I ever learned to cook. Link to my eggy secrets (I second the Martha recipe) and how to cut eggs into perfect tiny square dice. My boy is Eleanor’s age and he loves little egg sandwiches. He likes to line up all the squares and squish them in his fingers. Also recipe for the best deviled eggs E.V.E.R.


  • Liv
    August 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Why bother peeling an egg at all? I found a gadget that lets you have hard boiled eggs without ever dealing with the shell. Eggies Reviews

  • Daniela Conn
    August 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    That chicken coup is amazing!

  • Anna
    August 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I love that coop! I remember reading you post on coops before anddaydreaming about chickens then. But now I live in the country and have no neighbors. I think we’re going to get some this Spring. But we’ll build our own coop – as gorgeous as those coops are, they are pricey! For me, it’s less about saving money and more about having a steady supply of eggs that I know were raised humanely. And love chickens! I can’t wait to pick some out! Have you seen Mother Earth News’ chicken breed app?

  • Lacey
    August 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I cheat and use this little thing egg timer from Crate & Barrel…http://www.crateandbarrel.com/kitchen-and-food/thermometers-timers/egg-timer/s353892

  • Julia's Bookbag
    August 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Those sand pictures BLEW MY MIND. Incredible!!

  • becca
    August 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I learned how to boil the perfect egg from Martha Stewart. Cover eggs in cold tap water in pot and set to boil uncovered. Once water comes to a full boil, turn off flame, cover pot and set aside for 10 minutes. Works every time.