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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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Thanks Sarah!! Do give it a try, it's so cheap, and you can chalk up any accidental pricks to crafting battle scars :) So happy to have you here!
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on DIY felt pumpkins at the homesteady
This project is great even if it's your first time needle felting (which I know firsthand because this was my first time needle felting!). Beware though -- it's kind of addictive, and surprisingly affordable. I got all of my supplies here, which just so happens to be in the next... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at the homesteady
Hi Sheila! You have to use a laser printer. Unfortunately the process doesn't work with an inkjet printer. If you don't have a laser printer at home (we don't either), try printing them at work or at a copy shop. Good luck!
Haha I love that, Amanda!! Good luck in the race!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Here & there at the homesteady
Power thru girl!! :) Xx
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Here & there at the homesteady
Is it just me, or should today totally have been Saturday? This week felt super-long (not necessarily in a bad way, just like maybe they snuck an extra day in there), and after a night of trying to keep zombies away from Samson (at least in my dreams), I'm looking... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the homesteady
You can find the puzzles online ( or at a craft store like Michael's. And it's definitely possible to do this on the back of a regular puzzle, but they're usually brown and the photo might not show up as clearly.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Make your own photo puzzle at the homesteady
The movie is definitely next up for me as soon as I finish the book!! I really like the writing style so far :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Currently... at the homesteady
Peanut butter cookies are perennially delicious and always welcome, no matter what time of year. I've been using this recipe even before I stopped eating gluten -- it's amazingly both gluten- and dairy-free, although absolutely nothing is lost in the taste/texture departments. I originally found the recipe on the Whole... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the homesteady
Thanks Amanda!!! That really means a lot :) And yes, definitely!! I've been saving up some good questions and we'll definitely "meet for drinks" again soon, I can't wait :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Currently... at the homesteady
Oh yes, I know "the lean" very well, Amanda!! Bristol sounds like a big sweetie :)
On my nightstand: Inspiration, and my new favorite bowl from my online friend Amy Currently, I'm... Watching: Scream. Ha! Seriously, my brother and Kristie and I watched it last night. I think we're starting to get in the Halloween mood over here. We also canceled cable recently and bought a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the homesteady
As you might know (despite how much he looks like a shark sometimes), our beloved dog Samson is part pit bull. A few of our friends have pitties too, and every one we've met has been a total sweetheart. The history of the breed in the United States is, to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the homesteady
Ooooh Arlie that's so exciting!! Having a sewing machine is so much fun. And thank you for feeling me on that egg thing! My first time in a foreign grocery store when I saw eggs farrr from the fridge, I was totally weirded out. Like, "Somebody should tell them..." Haha. And then I realized WE'RE the weird ones!! Surprise, surprise :)
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2014 on Here & there at the homesteady
I remembered to pack my nice DSLR for our trip to Cape Cod last weekend but totally forgot to bring, you know, a battery. It ended up being a blessing in disguise, though. Snapping pics as we went along with my iPhone helped me feel a lot more present. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at the homesteady
I always put a lot maybe too much work into planning the decor for my dorm room at Mount Holyoke at the beginning of every new year. After all, the dorm room is a place where so much studying takes place! Just kidding. A little bit of studying, lots of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at the homesteady
Ahhhhhhhh that pic of her I CAN'T EVEN
Thank you so much, Michelle!! XOXO
I love the new holiday cards coming from Minted this year, don't you? Lots of handwriting, watercolors, and modern layouts. This is a brand I've worked with for awhile now, and I continue to be impressed not just by their products (which are adorable) but also their inclusivity. Browse through... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at the homesteady
Kristie and I met Charlie and Corinne a few years ago at a Valentine's Day party hosted by the LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts. We hit it off pretty quickly and kept running into each other out on the town in Northampton, and even watched a Bruins game together during... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at the homesteady
Hi Taylor! I think a 7-year-old would like it, but maybe with smaller pieces to up the challenge a little bit ;)
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on Make your own photo puzzle at the homesteady
I love ALL the thermal mugs!!
Hooray, it's Friday! Anybody else sagging underneath a barrage of work and projects and commitments? No? Well, either way, hopefully this weekend will offer a bit of respite. Kristie and I are headed to Cape Cod tonight to celebrate my momma's birthday for the weekend and I simply cannot wait.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at the homesteady
Like the perrenial Christmas elf that I am, I've started crafting a few holiday gifts, including this puzzle for my cutie pie nephew Jacob. I love this picture, and I think he'll like putting it together and realizing it's him! If you want to make one of these pictures too,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at the homesteady