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01.18.15 / Made Me Smile

cajun stew in the works

How was your week? Ours was spent tackling a few little projects around the house and mostly just trying to stay warm. One afternoon Mabrey helped me make the cajun stew from Martha’s One Pot cookbook. (…while the hood vent’s grease filters were soaking in soapy water.) It was soooo good. The perfect comfort food for a chilly evening.

Some comfort links ;) …

*An Ikea kitchen for kids.

*Woven wall hangings are all the rage but have you heard of soundweavings?

*In the future we’ll heat our home with…sweaters?

*A timeless tuxedo kitchen.

annabode coffee station

*The cutest lil’ coffee station. (The rest of the house is pretty cute, too.)

*Anyone looking for a historic house near Cincinnati?

Happy long weekend!

images: 1) Dana Miller for House*Tweaking 2) Anna Smith



Thank you so much for including me in your post Dana! You rock! :)


Love your style!


You may have gotten your vent filters clean already but for next time, I LOVE the trick of boiling water & baking soda in a big enough container (old pot or pan that you don’t mind getting a bit funky) to immerse the filters into. The MOST disgusting gunk will come right off & they’ll look shiny brand new. Awesome for us cleanliness freaks. :)


As soon as I saw it on AT, I saved that beautiful kitchen as “favorite kitchen of all time.” :)


Isn’t it the perfect combo of modern + classic?!


Oooooh! Can’t wait to try that next time. Thanks for the tip!


So is the cookbook good? I love one pot cooking and was thinking of buying it, do you recommend it?


This was my first dish from the book and it was superb. I’m trying one new recipe from it weekly for the next several weeks. I’ll keep you posted but the recipes sound (and look) delicious!


Loved seeing Anna’s house in your roundup. Love her!


So glad I found her!