Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Recipe of the Month: August 2014

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Warm Gumbo Dip:        Start the LSU Football season off right   Ingredients 1/4 cup butter   6 green onions, sliced  2 celery ribs, diced 1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers 1 1/2 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, chopped  1 garlic clove, pressed 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese  3/4 cup sliced […]

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History Lesson: Emeco Navy Chair

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Emeco Navy Chair The Original 1006 Navy Chair     During World War 2, the U.S. government gave Wilton Carlyle Dinges, the founder of Emeco (the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company) a difficult task: make a chair that can withstand water, salt air, and sailors. The U.S. government wanted the chair to be light-weight and strong, […]

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Recipe of the Month- July 2014

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Pico de Gallo & Guacamole I usually make these together because there is a lot of ingredient overlap, but also because they go together awesomely. Ingredients: Pico de Gallo Roma tomatoes (as many as you need, depends on how many you’re feeding) Red Onions Cilantro Limes 2 or 3 fresh Jalepenos Garlic (powder is fine) […]

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History Lesson: Thonet Chair, #14

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Thonet Chair, #14 Last time we talked about the Tulip Table, and we said that the Thonet Table was our favorite chair to pair with the Tulip table: Tulip Table with Thonet Chairs Like the Tulip Table, the Thonet chair is a timeless piece of furniture design history. The Thonet is actually older than the […]

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Wallpaper is Back

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Wallpaper is back! Wallpaper fell out of popularity, but in the last few years, it is once again becoming a popular alternative to paint. It’s appeal is that, as opposed to painting murals (which depend on the skill of the artist), you can buy funky color patterns, or bold designs, and know that you’ll get […]

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Terrariums

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A Living Snow Globe (you shouldn’t shake it, probably) Terrariums are in. We are unofficially dubbing this summer the Summer of Terrariums.         Spruce up your living space with a mini-garden.  Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, your living space can be brought to life (literally) with some terrariums.                                                                     Walk the […]

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