MADE: Paper Roses

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Check out a new video from our collection, MADE: Inspirational Shorts for Homemade Living.
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How to Plan a Divorce Party

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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 with each other.

What better way to do this than with a party?! Come on guys and gals. Get your party hats on and let’s plan together.
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MADE: Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

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Welcome to our new video collection, MADE: Inspirational Shorts for Homemade Living.
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Pizza PickMeUp

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As I am trying to find new things to get my inspired, I discovered I really love making pizza. I just thought I would share my newest creations.
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The PickMeUp

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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 in middle school – where learning was something that is forced upon you because you had no interest in doing it if you were left to your own devices.
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Spring-Cleaning out Jars

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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 around just like Snow White.

Then I walk into the kitchen, my favorite room in the apartment. But all I could see was MESS. Jars stacked onto jars. All of my dry foods sitting around and my cabinets barely closing because they are packed to the gills!
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Honeycomb Hearts

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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 story.

One day, I received a picture text from my mom. The picture was a bag full of honeycomb that she found on the ground under the “happy tree” – this grand old tree is central to many memories that we grew up with. Read More

Banana Coconut Buckwheat Bread

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I’ve been buying a lot of bananas recently because they are the perfect on-the-go snack. However, after a long week of long hours at work, a couple of them were left behind. They turned to that perfect sickeningly sweet – way too brown – banana bread – bananas.

Darn, I have to bake. Read More

A Very Crafty Christmas

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A very belated story….

This past Christmas was very different for me. Typically, I make about 70% of my gifts, along with Christmas cards and cookies. This time around, work took up most of my holiday, so I didn’t get to make much of anything handmade.

But my trip home to Ohio made up for that. Here’s a brief tour of the crafts. Read More

Jamaican Me Crazy!

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This Thanksgiving started out rough. We weren’t going to make it home for the holiday. We decided to stay in town with our JC family, but then, slowly, everyone decided to travel elsewhere.

The HB and I were restless and plan-less. I got home from work the night before Thanksgiving and sulked into the office where he was sitting on the computer. He turned to me and asked “Do you want to go to Jamaica?”

So we did.
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