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This diy comes from .  Another little one you can make at home instead of spending a lot of money buying the real thing.

If you’re into home decor then you probably know, that chalkboard paint is quite expensive and usually comes only in black and green colors. Although that isn’t the problem anymore. You can make such paint by yourself. You just need some Non-Sanded Tile Grout and latex paint of any color you want. If you mix a cup of this paint and two tablespoons of tile grout you’ll get a perfect chalkboard paint you can apply right away. Isn’t that cool? There are so many DIY projects you can do with it.


Ancient or just simply old castles are some of the most interesting man-made places on Earth. They are often grand structures that are rich in history, but sometimes their history is dark and violent. This causes some people to look at these great historical sites in a different light. You can almost guarantee that if a person has been tortured, killed, or died of old age in a castle, that someone will claim it is haunted.
    European castles have been the home to ruling monarchs, both bad and good. They have seen the hardship, pain, tragedy and triumph of mankind. They have also served as prisons and torture chambers and in some instances, even tombs.     Many believe this is why castles are so closely associated with ghosts and haunting's. With so much agony being born within, it makes sense that some of that might permeate into the very structure itself.

    Perhaps no castle known to man holds the possibility of ghostly apparitions than that of the Tower of London. It w…


Did you know that the fruit this summer is supposed to be the best it has been in years? Apparently, fruit loves hot weather. I personally have eaten more peaches and cherries this summer than I have in about five years just for that reason. 

As I have been a little overzealous lately buying peaches and cherries I found myself with a few peaches that were going to be too ripe for me to eat on the same day. That is unless I wanted to have them for every meal plus a few snacks. So I decided to make this recipe for Vanilla Peach Coffee Cake. 

Vanilla Peach Coffee Cake Adapted from
Batter: 2 eggs 1 C milk 1/2 C oil 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 C sour cream 3 C flour 1 C sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 or 6 large peaches, diced. 3 Tbsp. butter, melted 11/4 C brown sugar 1Tbsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. nutmeg 4 Tbsp. flour
Vanilla Icing: 1 Tbsp. butter 1 tsp. vanilla or vanilla bean paste 3/4 C powdered sugar 2-3 tsp. heavy cream