Reviewing designs and building projects is made even more exciting when paired with a warm snack from the oven. These cinnamon cheese puffs are lovely with breakfast eggs and tea. They can also be spotted being taken out of coat pockets while looking at framed walls and electrical boxes. This recipe allows for endless variation.
Building a sustainable home is fun because you can create unique design solutions and details throughout the home that perfectly suit your life. This bookshelf that we designed and built for our family collection of children’s books, has a resting shelf that acts as a mantle for any decor and is a wonderfully convenient place to set books on while browsing and saying “Goodnight, Beloved Books.” We’ll be using this resting shelf design in our kitchen pantry and children’s room bookshelves.
Designer’s Tip: Painting a bookcase, desk, dresser, and wall & window trim the same colour (calm neutrals) as the walls creates openness, tranquility, and a sense of peace and flow in a space. A floor to ceiling bookcase with neatly applied trim of clean lines allows the bookcase more storage, less dust, and a beautiful statement in the room.
Builder’s Tip: To make the resting shelf, notch out the plywood to fit the back of the shelf and leave the front a little wider than the shelf width. Push it back and trim the edges of the front and sides of the shelf in the same minimally detailed trim as the other shelves.
Hand Made Baby Crib (You can see a peek of it in the above picture.)
In a while, we’ll be selling this gorgeous crib locally in Freeport, Maine, USA.
Oak and Maple, untreated, no coating. Certified Organic Crib Mattress & Bedding. If anyone is interested in buying this hand crafted piece later on or pre-purchasing it now and receiving it later, please message us for details. The wood has been reclaimed, reused, and repurposed in this beautifully clean bed for a lovely little one. Very lightly used, in perfect condition. The original wood pieces were parts for a bed frame and slats, so the original use was not far from this use. Everything was sanded clean, smooth as room temperature butter.
More of my husband’s amazing woodworking craftmanship will appear in our shop this year.
To make these cinnamon cheese puffs, follow our recipe here. Use 1/2 C cheese, and add 1-2 tsp of cinnamon. These make a beautiful addition to your weekly menu, are perfect for parties, and cozy for company too!
The Crayon Club Free Family Club, Sat & Sun in March:
*Update: Now also on: Saturdays, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (4 weeks) 1-1:40 pm at the Freeport Community Library 10 Library Dr, Freeport, ME 04032. We meet in the Children’s Room. Free Parking.
Sundays, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (4 weeks) 2-3 pm at the Freeport Lodge #23. 33 Mallet Drive Freeport, ME 04032. Come around the back. Free Parking.