Gluten Free Potstickers

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 9.17.54 AMPotstickers are super yummy! When I’m at Costco I usually pick up a bag of their potstickers to keep in the freezer. Yesterday I decided to make my own and make them gluten free for my daughter. Making them from scratch is a lot of work, so make sure you have a couple of hours to devote to this yummy recipe. Mine may not be the prettiest pot stickers in town but they tasted good. And since it was my first attempt we’ll call it a success!

1 cup white rice flour or sweet rice flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons oil
2/3 cup boiled water (adjust if necessary)

1 lb. ground pork
4 cups chopped cabbage (I used pre-packaged cabbage for cole slaw)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce

Combine filling ingredients and set aside. Combine flours, salt and oil, add boiling water and mix to form a dough. Dust a cutting board with rice flour and roll out dough, not too thin. I used a mason jar lid to cut circles. Fill with pork and crimp closed either by hand or you can use a fork. You can also use a tortilla press if you have one to make perfect wrappers. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a pre-heated pan and add potstickers. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, then add a 1/2 cup of water and cover and let steam for 4-6 minutes. I like to take the cover off and cook them a little longer so they have a slight crunch to them. Dip in vinegar/soy sauce and enjoy!

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Personalized Journals – Perfect Grad Gift

Looking for a fun gift for Grads? Personalized journals make a great gift and kids love to see their name in print. It’s fun to buy a set of personalized gifts for the grad. For elementary kids, I’ve gotten a lunch box, journal, coloring book and a few other items. My kids love writing in journals and bring them with us on trips so they make the perfect gift for summer and road trips! Click here to check out all of our products on And don’t forget the invitation, click here (scroll through to see all of our designs including graduation) and here for a selection of Simon+Kabuki designs.

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Happy Easter – Freebies!

Hope you have a fun and relaxing Easter with lots of chocolate bunnies and easter eggs! Here are some free tags to download and also free coloring pages to keep your kids busy! Click here for Tags, Frog Coloring Page and Lady Bug Coloring Page.Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 10.34.37 AM Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 10.45.11 AM

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Comfy Guest Room

My daughter went away to college and when she didn’t move back home after the first year my sons went on a campaign to put a pool table in her room. So we did. After 4 years away, she came back home for a few months until she could afford her own place. Since her old bedroom is now the Pool Room, she moved into our guest room. With her effin’ cat. Who tore up the carpet trying to escape.

This is how a lot of my home projects start, with one repair that snowballs into a total makeover. I figured if I have to replace the carpet, I might as well paint while the room is empty. And now that I’m painting a new color I’ll have to get new bedding. And since I’m starting over, I might want to rearrange the furniture because I haven’t hurt my back lately.

Vintage-y guest room

Vintage-y guest room


Sitting area, comes with a free dog.


Vintage family photos mixed with antique prints warm up the room.


Homey collection of prints and photos in a simple arrangement.

The afternoon sun shines on the bed so this room might have to double as the Afternoon Nap Room. Now I just have to redo the attached bathroom, stay tuned!



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