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Passions & Distractions
Crafty with a Twist of Lemon
Interests: Crafty things, shiny objects, food, theater, photography, fashion, life, working out, learning new things
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How often have you been warned, "Jack of all trades, master of none" when yet another interest threatens to take over your time? Since you're reading this, I'm going to guess you've heard it probably as much as I have. After all, it's easy to believe. Just look at any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links! For a full explanation, please see the end of this post! I think a lot of us have planned to get into better shape this year. Before you fall into the quagmire of generalizations, you should definitely assess what fitness level you are currently at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links. For a full disclosure, please see the end of this post. Reading: Turtles All the Way Down. I know John Green is considered geared toward the young adult set, but frankly I find his work intriguing at any age. Watching: Animaniacs Season 2. You didn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links. For a full disclosure, please see the end of this post. Reading: A Confederacy of Dunces. This has been on my reading list for pretty much my whole life! I'm excited I'm finally making it a point to read this Pulitzer Prize winner (and be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back to Mix It Mondays! If this is your first time visiting this series, you'll want to start here. Don't forget to follow the links! All caught up? Let's continue! This week I want to talk about the Greyhound. Because vodka is so neutral, it works well mixed into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links. For a full disclosure, please see the end of this post. For me, the hardest thing about banana nut bread is waiting for the bananas to over-ripen enough to use. After all, they need to be incredibly soft to make the bread dough the right... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links! For a full disclosure, please see the end of this post! Welcome back to Mix It Mondays! If you don't know what Mix It Mondays are about, start here! The first alcohol we're going to stock your bar with is vodka! Vodka is a great... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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I don't know about you, but my immediate reaction to that title is the ever silly phrase: let's not and say we did. So why am I even bringing it up? Because, like it or not, it's an important part of a well-balanced life. I was never an athletic child.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back to my series on savings! To refresh your memory, in Part 1 I talked about some common thoughts that derail our better judgment when it comes to starting our savings. I also provided a method and printables that would help you save over $300 or over $600 just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links. For a full disclosure, please see the end of this post. Also, as with all financial advice you find floating around on the internet, it's not one-size-fits-all. You have to do what's right for you. Remember, I'm not a financial expert. I'm just a person... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to my new series, Mix It Mondays! As the title picture tells you, this is a series devoted to building up your home bar, as well as your confidence as a home mixologist. You see, as anyone who knows me in real life can attest, I love a well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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This post contains affiliate links. For a full disclosure, please see the end of this post. Reading: Adultery by Paulo Coehlo. This novel has been, in turns, touchingly sensitive and shockingly blunt. In typical Coehlo style, the reader is guided through the emotions of the main character and, in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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Let's be really straightforward here: savings are important. Savings aren't just important, they're LIFE-CHANGING! You know this. I know this. Every financial expert in the world knows this and shouts it from the rooftops. So why are so many of us so bad at it? Well, one is just developing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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New year, new resolutions, amiright? This is the year I: eat healthier (right after I get all the bad food out of my house. All the tasty, tasty bad food. What does "bad" even mean though? And don't I deserve a treat sometimes? And how do calories even work? Aren't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome! I'm so glad you've found my corner of the internet! Clearly you are here for ideas for cooking, DIY, and just generally living your best life ever! Let's take the journey together! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Passions & Distractions
Aw! Thank you! She's such a little sweetie!
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I'm so excited!!!! I'm so glad they turned out great even gluten-free! I feel like that can be a gamble sometimes, so that's a huge relief!!!!
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Aren't they the best?! Yes, if there's something you can imagine, Kate Spade has designed it!
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I hope you do and I hope you love them as much as I do! They have been a standby for me for years!
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Thank you!!!! I'm thrilled to know they are striking a chord with you!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2017 on 365 Challenge: March Wrap Up at Scribbles & Bits
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A la mode is my choice too! and with pies this tiny, there's plenty of room for ice cream indulgence!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2017 on Mini Apple Pies at Scribbles & Bits
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Oh yay! Thank you!!!! Y es, decorating with free things is the absolute best way to recover while sick! And thank you! I know someone who is awesome born on St. Patrick's Day! Ok, we can hereby start this meeting of the Mutual Admiration Society! :)
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Aw! Thank you! I like to think it's getting better! but even if it's not, I'm really enjoying pursuing this project!
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on 365 Challenge: February Wrap Up at Scribbles & Bits
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Thank you!!!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Lucky You: A Freebie! at Scribbles & Bits
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Hey kid; it is! And it helps make it curtains for your cold. Or at least puts enough alcohol in your system that you don't even care....
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