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Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Cookie Wonderland!

This year’s cookie selection! Clockwise from the top: Caramel Cappuccino Cookies, Black & White Brownies, Ricotta Cookies, Lemon Butter Cookies, Butterscotch Blondies, Sprinkle Cookies. Use the search function if you’re interested in the recipes.

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Brussel Sprouts & Butternut Squash

For me, the best part about Thanksgiving is having leftovers for days! Reheat and eat! This Thanksgiving, we had a crazy amount of side dishes – this combo of brussel sprouts and butternut squash was my favorite. Tossed in bacon … Continue reading

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Tuckered Out from the Holidays

A tissue box makes a fairly serviceable pillow for Plywood the cat. The hustle and bustle of the holidays has him all worn out.

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Cherry Berry Galette

It was a pretty laid back weekend – a trip to the market, the fellas went to the movies, and a cook out was in the works for Monday. The cook out looked iffy, the sun was a no show and there … Continue reading

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The Windup – Cigarette Russes

I haven’t made these cookies in eons. Probably because you make three at a time, yank them out of the oven and roll them up before they become too cool to roll. You’ve got to be quick and have fingers … Continue reading

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Making the Pinball Machine Costume

It has become our tradition of sorts to make costumes that light up and have a coin-operated or vending machine theme. In years past, we have made a a candy machine, a jukebox and a fortune teller. This Halloween was … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Circa 2002

It was 2002 and Sam Raimi’s take on the wall crawling web-head had just been released smashing box office records and forever raising the bar on what to expect from films about costumed crime fighters. I was fired up about … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year from Mrs Crankipants and the rest of the Willceau Illo crew!

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Merry Christmas!

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The Truck Mascot Christmas Special

Private refuse collectors get in the spirit of the season with this Christmas-y truck mascot. Nice wreath, fellas! Merry Christmas!

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A Christmas Carol – 1910

Thomas Edison presents what is probably the first filmed version of A Christmas Carol.

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Bow Tie Box

A bow tie should have it’s own storage box!

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Echo Tote Bag

A few weeks back, I went to the fabric store and was immediately drawn to Lotta Jansdotter’s new Echo collection. I chose Spring Buds in mustard, and the aqua Scattered Pods, I thought it would make a terrific tote bag! … Continue reading

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