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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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As I'm strolling into the last week of January, I'm proud to say I'm still going strong! I haven't purchased any craft supplies (even adhesive!) and I have taken a very full view of my stash, using things that have been sitting around, and trying projects that have been on... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Passions & Distractions
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Even for those of you who are relatively new around here, you've probably caught on to the fact that I love a good series! A series helps me really explore a topic. They also help keep me accountable. And if there is one area where I need to be kept... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Passions & Distractions
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Years and years ago, I went through a phase where I'd done a little bit of sculpting and became convinced that it was a calling and I should do a butt ton more of it (several doll faces, animals, and random shapes, for those who are playing along at home).... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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A while back, I started a series focused on ways to use small stamps. I had always intended for this to be part of a larger series doing a deep dive on ways to use my supplies. There were a few delays, but I'm back strong! And this time, I'm... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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As many of you may recall, last month was the end of the Crafty Collab Hop, dedicated to using supplies we've squirreled away. But my Squirrel Sisters (Anna, Marie, Karen) and I all agreed that, well, we still had a BUNCH of supplies that we could do more with. And... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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We are still rocking and rolling for Just Stash January! First if you have no idea what Just Stash January is, just click here. Now that you're all caught up, remember these paper stacks? Reducing those stacks have become one of my engrossing missions for this month! You'll see some... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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As I bring my focus on tequila to a close, I want to highlight one last drink, a delicious surprise I lovingly call the Mexican Ruby. This recipe can't get much simpler. You only need: 2 ozs. tequila 1 oz dry vermouth .5 oz. grenadine Ice for the cocktail shaker... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Those little round coins up there are the combination of several things I wanted to tackle in January: using up my stash, busting through some paper scraps, and working on loving myself more! So of course, as many of you know now, I issued myself the Just Stash January Challenge.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Part 3 of my series is here! We’re getting fancy now! In Part 1, I focused on making chocolate bark. It was about the simplest place to start. Part 2 led to dipping items in chocolate! But don’t be scared: part 3 is actually pretty easy too! A reminder of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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This year, as I organized the themes for my planner, I determined that January would be the ideal time to start working on a couple of habits I found I was woefully lacking in: self love and self care. In case you are wondering how I differentiate between the two,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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We are still rocking and rolling for Just Stash January! First if you have no idea what Just Stash January is, just click here. Now that you're all caught up, let me share what I've been working on! Ah. Well.... that doesn't look like much of anything. And in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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If there is one thing I want you to walk away from this month believing, it's that there isn't a lot tequila can't make better! Case in point: this adult take on a cherry Limeade! As always, my greatest goal (particularly these days) is keeping things simple. Mission accomplished here!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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I know I can't be the only one who takes the new year as an opportunity to take a critical look at my finances and goals. If this subject makes you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or even downright sick to the stomach, you're not alone. But I'm here to help as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
I've popped a video on YouTube today to show you how I organize my stamps! I promised I would include a list of categories with further details here! First, if you haven't seen the video, here you go! Now, to develop the categories, I briefly perused my stamps and dies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Raise your hand if your New Year's resolutions including something like, "This is the year I get healthy!" This is obviously not a bad goal, but it is hard to achieve in this format. Let's work together to set you up for success! First, if you're saying it just because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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We may be just 5 days in to Just Stash January, but that doesn't mean we aren't making the most of our time! First if you have no idea what Just Stash January is, just click here. Now that you know what I'm talking about, let me show you what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Ah, the things 2020 derailed, like Mix It Mondays and my ode to tequila! Well, while I am not where I thought I would be on this series for January, who is in this crazy world? So let's keep mixing it up and let me introduce you to another tequila... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Nothing really quite says Happy New Year for me like setting lots of goals and refreshing everything in my sight! If this sounds like you, perhaps a new wallpaper for your phone is in order! I decided to bring back some favorites from last year (plus an updated one). I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Well.... 2020.... That was a memorable year.... I'm ready for a better one. If you are too, read on! Around this time of the year, I always get excited and ambitious. I have a little more free time than normal, a little more rest, and the driving energy of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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I am delighted to say that Just Stash January is already off to a robust start! First if you have no idea what Just Stash January is, just click here. Now allow me to introduce you to everyone who has chosen to participate this year (in alphabetical order) Alison at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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January 1 means I get to share another 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team creation! This month we are working with QKR Stampede. I had such a great time perusing the extensive catalog to choose a critter to work with. I wanted to start my year with something magical, so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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It's back, y'all! Once again I'm embarking on my old standby, Just Stash January! If this is the first time you've ever encountered this, read on for the rules (and my invite to pay along). I started this challenge is 2014, fully expecting to hate it. Oh sure, the reasons... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Hello to my regulars and welcome to those who are stopping by as part of the final edition of the Collected Crafty Collab Hop! If you're following the hop, you should have gotten here from the incredibly talented Donna. At the end of this post, I'll link to the next... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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December 1 means I get to share another 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team creation! This month we got to choose a favorite critter stamp in our personal collection and I chose this adorable set by Waffle Flower, Happy Fall. The moment I saw this set, I fell in love... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Hello to my regulars and welcome to those who are stopping by as part of the Collected Crafty Collab Hop! If you're following the hop, you should have gotten here from the incredibly talented Boryana. At the end of this post, I'll link to the next stop! If this is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2020 at Passions & Distractions