RECIPE: Pumpkin Spice Syrup

RECIPE: Pumpkin Spice Syrup + Chai Latte #autumn #drink

Nothing says autumn like pumpkin spice. Instead of treating myself to a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks this year, I decided to make my own! Now I can have pumpkin spice lattes all season. I gave up coffee about a year ago, so I like to make my own Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte instead. It’s… 

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COLOR INSPIRATION: Autumn Breeze

It may be less than a week away from our first official day of fall, but the weather is still warm and breezy here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m itching for homemade soups while still enjoying light summer clothing, open windows and garden harvests. How are you sipping up the last moments of summer? (Sources… 

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TOOLBOX: Dremel Micro Review for Glass Etching

I have a secret. I’ve been hoarding glass bottles… and jars. Sure, I’ve been drinking out of a set of 6 jars, but what no one know is I have a whole box of them in my closet. Shoot. Now you know. The big plan was to use etching cream to mask and etch them… 

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RECIPE: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

RECIPE: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Fresh tomatillo salsa is one thing I live for every year. I plant tomatillos in my garden and eagerly wait for September to come when they are finally ripe and ready to pick. If James and I don’t immediately devour it all with chips, I like to make chicken enchiladas or even this delicious soup…. 

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DIY: Owl Plushies + Free Sewing Pattern #craft

DIY: Owl Plushies + Free Sewing Pattern

This was one of those projects that has taken me months to finish, but I’m so glad I finally did! The idea all started when I was coming up with gift ideas for my two nieces. Four months later I’ll finally be able to give these cute little owl dolls to them! This project was… 

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Crafty Comic #1

It’s been one of those weeks where I can’t seem to finish anything. I had intended on sharing a new sewing pattern for cute Owl Plushies today. Alas, I wasn’t able to finish the tutorial in time (but stay tuned for next week!). In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the very first Behind The… 

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BIZ: Feedback makes things better.

In advance of their Fall Conference, Schoolhouse Craft asked me to write a little post with some business advice, and I decided to take the time to write about one of the things I’ve learned from running the store. One of the best things about my job is that I have daily chances to interact with… 

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6 Dreamy Work Spaces #inspiration #studio #artist

INSPIRATION: 6 Dreamy Work Spaces

Do you ever daydream about what you’re perfect work space would look like? Where would it be? What would it look like? My dream would be to have a spacious studio with big windows, hanging plants, multiple work tables, ample storage for all my art and craft supplies, a record player and comfy overstuffed chair… 

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RECIPE: Popcorn Seasoning Kit

Every fall, my boyfriend James and I love to curl up on the couch and have a movie marathon. We usually watch movie franchises like Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean or Twilight. With each movie night we like to stock up on our favorite snacks and popcorn, of course, is a movie watching staple…. 

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DIY: Crayon Candles #craft #crayola #recycled

DIY: Crayon Candles

My obsession with bright colors got me hooked when I saw this tutorial by Brit+Co. I already had a bunch of old crayons on hand from my previous DIY crayon post and I’ve been interested in making candles lately, so this was the perfect project! Once you’ve gathered your supplies and setup a work space… 

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RECIPE: Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix

RECIPE: Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix

While on the lookout for new snack ideas, I came across this recipe from Martha Stewart. I liked the idea of using the crunchy ramen noodles (reminded me of all the ramen I ate as a kid). Baked in the oven with nuts, corn flakes and sesame sticks, this snack mix turned out addicting and… 

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