Craft Sabbatical: Fridge Magnet Makeover

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I’d say I have a pretty average kitchen refrigerator. White. Scattered with a few pictures, cards, old coupons, but mostly quite sparse.

The way I see it, it’s empty art space dieing to be used. A blank canvas. I decided to overhaul the wasted space on the front of my fridge. Though I can’t take credit for this use of the fridge magnet, I am excited to share the use of space.
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Earl Grey Pistachio Puddin’ Pops

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I love popsicles and pudding. So of course – I enjoy pudding pops! After rummaging my cabinets for ingredients, here’s what I came up with. Feel free to try out your own flavores. I would love to hear about your creations.

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Homeward bound – just for the weekend

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This past weekend was my dad’s birthday and he retired! He spent many years working way too hard and now he will probably continue working, but at home instead. He’s the type of dad who doesn’t know how to sit down and do nothing. Really, there isn’t a lazy person in my family. They all work incredibly hard.

Even though everyone works hard, it was a relaxing weekend visit to Ohio. In fact, it was one of the most relaxing trips we’ve ever had going back home. We didn’t get to see everyone, but I suppose that’s next to impossible in 3 days. So, sorry to everyone we missed! Next time I hope!
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Giraffe A Day For Kaitlyn K!

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When we were in middle school, my best friend, Christine and I would do a lot of silly things. But our silly things were to make people happy – not cause trouble. We were pretty rebellious… One night, with a stack of hand written letters in hand, we randomly picked people’s addresses out of the phone book. We sent them letters that said things like “Have a great day!!” and “Don’t worry, be happy.”

If you’ve ready any previous blogs, then you may know my friend Kaitlyn moved to Chicago. All of us Jersey folk are still slightly heart-broken.

One night, while a small part of the Jersey family were together, Kaitlyn and I began a text conversation about giraffes.
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Jello pies from the 1950s

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Ever decide last minute you need to make a dessert but don’t have much of anything in the cupboards, let alone cake ingredients?

I got this.

Recently, my friends Colin and Yeon both had a birthday falling on a craft day my HB decided to host at our apartment. We couldn’t have birthdays without a sweet treat, so I began to dig something up.

Rewind. Yes, Brian hosted a craft party.

I’ll give you a minute to process the effect I have had on his life…
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Apartment Recording Requires Whiskey

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My HB, just like Eve’s, is a wonderful musician. He plays percussion on anything – along with the bouzouki, the mandolin, the piano and the harmonica set my family and I got him for Christmas. It’s one of my favorite things about him. I love creativity and I appreciate it so much in him.

This past weekend, his real other half came to visit. The Jeff. They met in college, playing in a band together, NJs and the Jeff and together they really do make the greatest music I’ve ever heard. Their current band is “Midland Uprising,” so take a listen and judge for yourself.
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A Non-Work of Art: The Final Art Chapter

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If you haven’t read A Non-Work of Art, be sure to start there before reading ahead.

After a year and a half in the making, I think I will call my painting complete. It’s funny the amount of changes my life has gone through since I started. I was just starting this blog and living in another place. Life has changed and so did the direction of my painting. I had one thought for it when I started but it is now something totally different, but I love it. It’s full of color and texture.
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Love Stone for Plants

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When I was little, my grandma and grandpa would take my brother and I to Lake Erie to go “rock hunting.” I’m pretty sure this moment in time sealed in my love for rock beaches and cooler weather. We would walk the rocky water fronts in search for the perfect pebbles to paint. My grandma would then take us back to her shop and show us how to paint cute bugs, like ladybugs, lightning bugs and beetles.
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So much to learn in Montréal!

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The HB and I needed a mid-week vacation, so we took off a few days and headed across the border to Montreal. Most say, “Why go to Montreal when it’s cold??” Well, we are warm-blooded creatures who love chilly spots. The warmest vacation we’ve taken so far was 65 degrees F in Amsterdam!
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