Author: Rachel Barkowski

Peaches & Cream Popsicles

Healthy Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Summer is the perfect time for popsicles! These peaches and cream popsicles are yummy, satisfying, and also healthy! As a mom of four, I am often looking for snacks for my kids that are healthy and filling (so they don’t come back in an hour asking for another snack, ha!).  A lot of the recipes I’ve Read More

Great Burgers | Grill Hamburgers | How to Grill Burgers | Tips for a Great Burger

Tips for Making Great Burgers

This time of year, I start using the grill far more often than I use my oven – it’s just too hot! We put just about EVERYthing on the grill. In the summer here in Greece, it’s either cook outside, or eat a cold dinner! One of our family’s favorite foods to put on the grill Read More

How to Make Cherry Compote

How to Make Cherry Compote (& how to use it!)

During cherry season, one of my favorite things to make with cherries is a compote – it’s so simple to make, and you can do so many things with it! We like to put cherry compote on top of ice cream, plain yogurt, pancakes, toast, and even brownies! Here’s how easy it is to make Read More

Hard-Boiled Eggs | How-to | Perfect Eggs | Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs | Go to the Six Clever Sisters blog and get the secret on making perfect hard-boiled eggs that peel EASILY!

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD-BOILED EGGS Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed your hard-boiled eggs to look PERFECT – maybe you’re making them to cut in half for deviled eggs, or maybe you’re serving them whole when friends come over? I used to nervously hope that the peel would slide off Read More

Easy DIY Wedding Cake Topper

Easy DIY Wedding Cake Topper

We all know that planning a wedding takes a lot of work – mostly because we are trying to work everything into our budget so that we can have the most beautiful wedding possible, right?!  Well, I am doing that for a wedding this weekend…a friend and I have been doing everything we can to make Read More

Rustic Wood | DIY Trough | DIY centerpiece | wooden trough | Easy instructions for this Rustic Wooden Trough Centerpiece can be found on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

DIY Rustic Wooden Trough Centerpiece

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of rustic wooden trough centerpieces in the home decorating world. And they look gorgeous! Neutrals and rustic are my favorite lately! I mean, I DO love color, but how easy is it to change your accent colors now and then when you’ve decorated in neutrals?! This means that I can re-decorate for holidays and different seasons without it costing me much at all: swap out couch pillows, decorate the mantel, get seasonal plants, and more!

When I first saw the rustic trough centerpiece in a magazine, I immediately thought how fun it would be to put different things in it for different times of the year: ornaments and lights for Christmas, colorful sea glass and tea lights for summer, decorative fall leaves with pine cones and a candle for fall, and plants and candles, or even fruit, year-round! So many possibilities! Read More

Easy Crocheted Mason Jar Cozy

Easy Crocheted Mason Jar Cover

EASY CROCHETED MASON JAR COZY   This beautiful spring weather has put me in the mood to update some of my decor! I try to do this without spending a lot of money, which is actually a really fun challenge for me. 🙂 There’s something ultra-satisfying in creating something new and beautiful for your home by Read More