DIY: Jersey Macrame Hanging Planter

DIY: Jersey Macrame Hanging Planter

I’ve recently gone through some major life changes, one of them being a complete overhaul and reorganization of my home. I had piles and piles of ‘stuff’ accumulated over the years that was literally taking over my space and my life. Making room for a new roommate was the perfect motivation for me to sort… 

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TODAY: Be Inspired, Not Intimidated.

I’ve been kind of at odds with my work lately, and I’ve been drowning myself in busy work to keep from having to address the elephant in the room- What do I do next? I’ve spent the weeks since the store closed doing anything but the things I need to further my art, and the longer… 

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RECIPE: Infused Vodka For Bloody Mary Cocktails

RECIPE: Two Bloody Mary Vodka Infusions

In my last post, I mentioned that my 31st birthday is coming up and I am planning to celebrate by hosting a Bloody Mary themed party. I’ve been craving a good Bloody Mary ever since we got hit with our first heat wave in Portland. It felt too hot to cook or really eat much… 

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RECIPE: Candied Jalapeños by Adventures In Making

RECIPE: Candied Jalapeños

My 31st birthday is coming up and I’m planning to celebrate with a Bloody Mary themed party. To get ready I decided to make some creative garnishes including these candied jalapeños. I first discovered these sweet and spicy gems years ago when my friend Lindsay gifted me a jar. I can’t wait to try them… 

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DIY: Convertible Harvest Apron / Produce Bag

There’re still a million and a half things to do around here, but the garden has been calling. (Literally. The robins are LOUD.) More often than not I find myself walking around with a hose and eating vegetables right off the plants like an animal; but the harvests are getting to be too big for me to… 

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RECIPE: Homemade Banana Bread

RECIPE: Homemade Banana Bread

I’ve felt the urge to bake these past few weeks, but haven’t brought myself to turn on the oven with our 90+ degree heat wave here in Portland. It’s finally starting to cool down (to the 80’s), so I decided I was finally ready to use up my over-ripe bananas and turn on the oven…. 

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RECIPE: Mango Salsa with Garden Cilantro #homegrown

RECIPE: Mango Salsa With Garden Cilantro

Mango salsa is one of my all-time favorite dishes to make. Loading up a bowl of it with chips is one of my favorite summer-time meals. This year I planted some cilantro seeds in my garden and couldn’t wait to harvest it and try out a recipe from Doreen Shababy’s book, The Wild & Weedy… 

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RECIPE: Oven-Roasted Chickpeas, The Nut-Free Snack Sensation

I have never been a big fan of tree nuts (and I despise peanuts) so it wasn’t a big deal when I noticed that I was allergic to them; but it does make vegetarian life a little more complicated. Nuts seem to be the go-to protein rich snack, and I’ve spent years trying to find… 

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DIY: Allergy Balm #LLP #EO #essentialoils #natural #health

DIY: Homemade Allergy Relief Balm

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I am a seasonal allergy sufferer. It seems like every time the weather/season changes I start sneezing, my eyes get itchy and my nose gets runny and congested. Since I’ve begun learning more about essential oils, I’ve been looking for more and more ways to make… 

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DIY: Funky T-shirt Rag Quilt for Summer Picnics and Winter Snuggling

I come by both my weird sense of humor and my borderline hoarderness honestly. What that means is I have collections of really funny/awesome/unique/vintage/sentimental stuff that I can’t use, but I really don’t want to part with. Like a bin of old t-shirts. Now, I don’t really wear t-shirts. I don’t often find the need… 

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TODAY: It’s time to take a break.

If you know anything about my other venture, So There, you know that in a couple of weeks I’ll be closing our current brick-and-mortar shop. It’s been a whirlwind couple of years and I have big plans for the future; but right now all I want to do is spend a month getting to know myself… 

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