RECIPE: Guinness Chocolate Syrup

Guinness Chocolate Syrup #stpatricksday #dessert

I ‘pinned’ this recipe a long time ago and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I had the perfect opportunity to give it a try. One of my favorite treats is having a bowl of vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate syrup. Simply delicious! I made up a double batch of this syrup and brought… 

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SHOW + TELL: Watch Ali Draw Words

I think that it’s one of life’s small miracles that no one has to listen to all the noises that go on in my head while I’m working. The cajoling, the reassuring, the brainstorming, the problem solving, the bickering, the promises, the compromises… you get it. It’s noisy, but generally productive (“What were you thinking, Ali?”… 

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DIY: Alphabet Hoop Art

Embroidery is one of my favorite hobbies. I always like to have a small lap project when watching a movie or TV show at night and a simple embroidery project is the perfect companion. What I like most is that you can pick it up and put it down at any time. A close friend… 

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March DIY Challenge: Letters #adventuresinmaking

March DIY Challenge: Letters

Sources left to right: Yarn Wrapped Letters by Let Birds Fly, Ombre Crayon Letter by Craft Cuts, Monogram Cork Coasters by Better Homes & Gardens, Felt Stuffed Letters by Buggy and Buddy, Decorative Vintage Plates by Angel In The North, Cross-Stitch Gift Tags by About The Nice Things, Pompon Letter by Craft & Creativity, Ampersand… 

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DIY: Washi Tape Tea Lights #candles #gift #favor

DIY: Washi Tape Tea Lights

I’m sure I’m not the only person out there with a washi tape obsession. I just love collecting all the different colors and patterns. I decided it was time to start using my collection and started researching some fun craft projects on Pinterest. I stumbled across this post and wanted to try it out. Not… 

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February DIY Challenge Results!

February DIY Challenge Results!

We are so excited to share the great submissions we received for this month’s DIY Challenge! The theme for this month was ‘Hearts’ and we were blown away by the creative projects everyone came up with. As promised we are awarding our three favorite projects and showcasing everyone’s submissions. DIY Challenge Award: Most Heartening These… 

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TOOLBOX: Samto 3D Printing Pen Review

I saw a “3D Printing Pen” for the first time a couple of weeks ago on an old Kickstarter. Which made the one that arrived on my doorstep yesterday that much more interesting. (Happy Birthday to Me!) How is it that there’s a bizarre doodling device that I hadn’t heard of? What else am I missing?… 

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RECIPE: 3 Healthy Drinks #lemon #turmeric #acv #ginger

Three Healthy Drink Recipes

This year it seems like I’ve caught a minor cold (lasting about 3 days) every other week! After the second one runny nose kicked in, I knew it was high time to bring out my cold fighting, immune boosting, and homemade concoctions. It’s so easy to ignore feeling tired and rundown, or push through daily… 

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DIY: Heart Soy Candles #tutorial #handmade #candlemaking

DIY: Heart Soy Candles

Candle making is a new craft I’ve picked up in the past year or so. It’s been a fun, but very trial and error process as is the case when learning any new skill. But after a few tries I think I’ve finally got the hang of it! I’m also lucky to work for a… 

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RECIPE: Pickled Cauliflower

RECIPE: Pickled Cauliflower

Homemade pickles are one of my favorite snacks. I’ve been caught more than once standing in the kitchen with the refrigerator open eating Lindsay’s dilly beans straight out of the jar! Lucky for me, Portland is bursting with hip restaurants serving up every variety of pickled delicacies. My love for pickles has recently made its… 

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SHOW + TELL : Lotta Prints Book

As lucky as we all are to have Pinterest, Instagram, and the rest of the internet; every once in a while all I want to do is flip through a book. There’s something about having an idea in print in front of me… It’s been a few years since I picked up Lotta Prints (on… 

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