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Historical American Recipes for the 4th of July

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The American Independence Day is usually celebrated with a barbecue, but if you want to try something different, visit the Colonial Williamsburg website for American recipes from the 18th century. They have a whole department dedicated to researching and recreating colonial American foods, called the Department of Historic Foodways. They’re currently researching culinary topics like coffee, dairying, food preservation, beer brewing and military foods, but there’s a generous list of recipes already posted with instruction videos and background information about the dishes. Some examples:

Tomatoes and Eggs – recipe

Tomatoes and Eggs

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20 Inspiring Book Sculptures

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Last year, a number of anonymous book sculptures began to appear around Edinburgh. They were left as gifts in libraries, museums and cultural institutions, attached to brief notes that said some variety of ‘thank you’. The artist is still anonymous, but the artwork continues to amaze and inspire. (See the pictures and full story here.)

Book sculpting isn’t just a Scottish phenomenon. Here are some other awesome examples:

1. Vagabond Songs
via Brooke Schmidt

vagabond songs - book sculpture

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17 Unique Bird Feeders

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Usually, birds are more interesting than bird feeders–that is, generic factory bird feeders. Homemade feeders are a different species altogether. They can be made out of everything, it seems, and each is a unique piece of art.

1. Elegant and modern
via Ghenganette

Elegant and modern tray style bird feeder

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14 Cool Things To Wear From The Hunger Games

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You’d expect a popular young adult series like The Hunger Games to made into movies, but weddings? It’s happened: at least one real wedding and a couple of mock-wedding photo shoots – #1 and #2  – had a Hunger Games theme. Weapons and poisonous berries are just so romantic.

Then again, Hunger Games-inspired apparel is pretty cool, even if you haven’t read the books.

1. Arrow headband.

via Bella Mantra

Steampunk Arrow Headband- Metal Headband- Silver- Hunger Games- Katniss Arrow

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13 Creative Ways to Mark Your Garden

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Garden markers are useful in at least three situations: 1. your garden is so neat and orderly, you mark the sections simply to show them off; 2. your garden (or memory) is so chaotic, you need markers to constantly orient yourself; or 3. you don’t actually have an outdoor garden, but you pretend you do by marking your indoor herb plants.

In any case, garden markers are so pretty, it’s hard not to want them.

1. Twigs.

via No Jo Is Average

Twig Herb Plant Markers Rustic Garden

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