Category: Stories

White Chip Carrot Cookies

When money gets tight, baking gets interesting. While freelancing is fun, I haven’t found that job that has taken over my life – sadly counterbalancing with not helping out the checkbook. But a girl’s gotta eat (healthy and… Read More

I’m doing it…#CraftSabbatical

Quitting my job to take a breath was a really difficult decision. To be frank, it’s fucking scary. The moment I decided for sure I was going to do it, I felt like a huge weight lifted off… Read More

A Leaf Pile Christmas Cabin

When Brian told me he was renting a cabin to go record a Christmas album with his band, Leaf Pile and asked if I could come to document their adventure, I was all in.  We all packed our bags… Read More

Moving and Muffin Tops

Last weekend, my lady friends Alisson and Sarah came over for what we planned to be a lazy Saturday afternoon full of coffee and baking. In standard small apartment fashion, we all crunched into the kitchen. I suppose… Read More

Abstract Tan: what is chaotic organization? me.

While on an adventure in Chicago, I visited my friend Kaitlyn. Over margaritas and getting chatted up about our awesome shoes from men adorned in dresses while having beards, Kaitlyn and I began to chat about our color… Read More

How to Plan a Divorce Party

Why does divorce have to cause everyone to be a debbie downer? I say we change the way people look at break-ups and start celebrating the fact that two people can decide to love each other without being… Read More

The PickMeUp

Sometimes life gets messy and my life currently is: A. Mess. So, it’s time for me to start cleaning it up. In order to get through the chaos, I have to assign myself “projects” just like I’m back… Read More

Spring-Cleaning out Jars

I woke up this weekend like a bear coming out of hibernation. I awoke to the wonderful Spring sunshine pouring in through the curtains and walked into a nice living room full of light. Birds were chirping all… Read More

Honeycomb Hearts

My grandma’s house is magical. There is a lake and cabin, beautiful gardens, a sugar shack where I had my wedding and barns full of treasures. There is a “happy tree” straight out of a Winnie the Pooh… Read More

Caramel Apple Catastrophe

I woke up this morning from a nightmare that my HB was leaving me and running away to France. This may be because we ate at a French restaurant the night before or maybe he has a secret… Read More