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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch



First off, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


I’m Mae from over at The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter. I was asked by the lovely ladies at TWSC to guest blog once a month and quickly said yes!

Though I’m not much of a gourmet cook (eek, recipe please!), I still enjoy being in the kitchen. Today I chose to take a super simple and well known lunch option, tuna sandwiches – and show you a fun way to green them up and make them a bit healthier for St. Patrick’s Day.

Green Tuna Sandwiches

1 can of tuna

1/2  an avocado

2 tbsp mayonnaise

relish *optional

1 tbsp



Drain your tuna and place into a medium size bowl. Add your avocado and mayonnaise and mix well.  If you like relish, add that as well. Because the avocado has a nice creamy texture, you’re able to use less of the mayonnaise making it healthier. Plus, I just love me some avocado’s. So, if you’re as big of fan as me, slice up the second half thinly and lay it onto your tuna sandwich.




I chose to eat mine spooned onto foccacia bread and added an extra punch of green by slicing a granny smith green apple as the side.

If you’re feeling extra green today, consider making this recipe, or you can use your imagination to dream up ways of turning some of your go-to recipe’s green. Pesto sauce? Spinach? I promise, it’s pretty fun! Have a great day!


Wanted: Small Fries and a Cherry Coke!


Ok, maybe not a cherry coke, but if you have one…

This is Crystal and I’m putting this call out there to all of you culinary HEs & SHEs!  We need some of you to spotlight in our Small FRY-day posts for November and our theme is “Thanksgiving Nomming” (Well, THEY’RE calling it “Family Favorite Recipes”, but I like Nomming).  If you have a favorite fall recipe that you think would be the bomb diggity on the Thanksgiving table, we want to feature you!  Fill out the form here and let us know what recipe you’d like to share with us.  If we pick you, we’ll let you know all the deets (that’s details in the language of “awesome”) as far as due date and content.  We want to spotlight you and your kitchen couture…kitchen calamity…whatever!  Thanks for letting us show you off.

Nom Nom Nom,


P.S. You do not HAVE to have a blog to contribute.  We want to hear from all of the lovely & creative folks out there!

Meet the SHE- Vievey!

Meet the SHE- Vievey!

I’m Genevieve affectionately known by my friends behind the screen as Vievey or Viever. I have two rugrats, Little Boy S and Baby Girl V. They both keep me on my toes with all the new things they get into and activities they have going on. My craftiness currently revolves around them and honestly so does everything else!

With the encouragement of one of my knitting friends, I branched out from my knitting needles and crochet hook after the birth of my wee girl and pulled out my sewing machine and serger both of which had been gathering dust (and the serger though owned by me for 2 years had only seen the inside of it’s own box). So I am a self described “newbie sewer.” I have lots of flubs, nubs, and own two seam rippers because I’m constantly misplacing them. All the same, I love learning new techniques and trying new patterns creating things for my kiddos and occasionally for myself (maybe one day Mr. Viever will get some clothing as well though he’s turned down every offer of me knitting for him, the silly man). I dive into “advanced” sewing and knitting projects with my trusty laptop at my side with google and youtube pulled up as lifelines.

Other interests include cooking (when it’s not a million degrees in my home), finding new fun ways to play with my kids (their current favorite game is using our couch as a pretend swimming pool), making learning fun (did I mention in my “previous” life I was an elementary school teacher?), being active (most recently in relay triathlons with Mr. Viever), reading, and anything else that may hold my attention.

As part of this 4 woman crew, I’m super excited to see where this will all lead us.  I know I’ll be learning tons from my fellow SHE’s and I hope you stop on back to see more of what we have to offer in the coming days.