Upcycled: Bedroom Dresser to Outdoor Buffet

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There is nothing better than sitting outside on a summer night with friends and family, campfire going, enjoying an ice cold beer* and whatever you’ve whipped up on the grill.
*adult seltzer for us gluten free maniacs

At our house, we have a set of great Adirondack chairs sitting on the porch with a view into Greenwich Bay, but our table space is severely lacking. Plus, with an excited pup waiting inside, a revolving door for friends and guests can become a little taxing.

I was browsing ideas for the Nautical Dresser I made this summer when I came across a DIY article from My Creative Days called How To Turn a Curbside Dresser Into a Bar. It was almost too perfect. I had been trying to figure out what to do with my childhood dresser so that our room wasn’t so cluttered with furniture; there was absolutely no room in the house for it and it wasn’t in good enough shape to sell for any real profit.

 

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Fall Apple Pie

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2015’s Apple Journey

A few years ago, I attempted to start a blog just like this one. I was busy at the time, with different priorities, and it never stuck — but I kept a few drafts that held content I enjoyed or recipes I really loved.

I was flipping through the old drafts today to find my apple pie recipe, and stumbled upon this one. I was going through a really hard time in my life, and was intent on treating myself better, so I had gone apple picking with my best friend and had made one of my favorite desserts.

I’ve kept the original text from the post here. It’s crazy to me how different my life is today, how much happier and more positive I’ve become, and how helpless and alone I felt during that time.

The one thing that hasn’t changed? Fresh air, sweater weather, and apple pie – the stars of the show and timeless cheerer-uppers. I hope you enjoy this seriously delicious SUPER FALL apple pie recipe – and warning, it is definitely not gluten free!!

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