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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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I long ago discovered that I have a huge love for creating cellphone wallpapers. It's a low risk way to learn and practice new Photoshop skills. I thought it would be a lot of fun to create a set of three in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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I don't know about you, but for me March is all about St. Patrick's Day! Maybe it's because one of my best friends celebrates her birthday that day, although I was a big fan of it before then. Maybe I like the idea of everyone being Irish for a day.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to take a little time to talk about our alcohol of the month: whiskey. This is...a deep topic. So today there won't be any recipes, just a little knowledge drop. So why whiskey? Well let's start with history. While there are some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Heads up: this is a pretty personal post from me, but I think what I have to share is important enough for me to put a lot of this out there. So here goes.... I don't think it's possible for me to hide it anymore (if indeed I ever was):... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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That’s right: it’s the 25th and that means time for another round of Christmas in My Heart, my year long project attempting to make the holidays more manageable, more fun, and less stressful. Today is a quick tip to ease the financial strains of the season that can also double... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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As we wrap up February, we have room for one final recipe with vodka and Chambord. We have plumbed the depths of sweet and tart. Now I want to check out crisp, and I know just how to get us there. The delightful thing about Chambord is that it makes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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This week seems to be alcohol's week to shine on my blog (unintentionally), so I thought it would be only right to round it out with a playlist full of songs related to alcohol and drinking. As I mentioned in a blog post ages ago, I had the idea to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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I have caught some sort of gunk that makes many things a challenge. Mostly the little things, like breathing and sleeping. While I have been posting about wellness-related items on Wednesdays, I could hardly do that while I'm sick, right? That's how black holes are made. UNLESS, of course, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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As the month continues, so too do we continue exploring Chambord and vodka together. And today's delicious concoction is one I call Sweet Caroline. Why? Well, let's see: first, a drink needs to have a name. You don't think Sex on the Beach is popular just because of the flavor,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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This is it, guys! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Galentine's Day! Happy Love Everyone Day! All rolled into one! I've shared a lot of love with you over these last two weeks! I hope you've enjoyed the presents and tutorials! Now I'm going to ask for a little love back! If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Wow! Day 13 already! And I think I know what you might be a little panicked about today. Let's see if I'm right. Let me guess: is it cards? Cards for your best pals? Cards for your significant other? A card to set up on your desk so that one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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So today is Wednesday and a lot of times I like to make Wednesdays focused on wellness of some kind. I decided it would be nice to combine my 14 Days of Love and Wellness Wednesday because one of the most important things is to love yourself and taking care... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Remember those big plastic alphabet letter magnets? Those sure would be handy for expressing some feelings now. But they probably aren't exactly the answer to a mature décor. Thank goodness an adult version is super simple to make! All you need are some Scrabble tiles (you can buy a bag... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Day 9 and the countdown is getting serious. You might be starting to get REALLY interested in something simple you can whip out. Well have no fear: Rice Krispy Treats are here! I love these easy little treats so much, but I wanted them to be themed. I tossed around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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As I mentioned yesterday, today's day of love might just be helpful if you're planning a party. One or two planned activities are always a nice touch to have in your pocket. If you're planning a rather silly get-together, then look no further than Mad-Libs! People yelling out famous names... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Hi again! I'm excited to share another day of love with you! Today is focused on sharing the love with others! So let's be honest: one of the best things about Valentine's Day in my book is the built-in excuse to eat candy! Ok, let's be a little more honest:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Yesterday was a collection of tags you could make. Today I thought I'd cut you some crafty slack and provide you with a free printable of tags! Juuuuuust in case you're getting a bit desperate for tags, but also a bit short on time. I am happy to say that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back! Today's gift of love for you is a tutorial I hope you'll find useful and inspiring: three tag variations! They are all simple and all quick to make. These thin little guys are the first! I have a pretty constant love affair with tags. They are just endlessly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Fun Fact: I tend to get distracted or fail to make self care a priority. This is a terrible reality for me that I knew I needed to start conquering. Self care is integral to my sanity and health. But this is also something I've tried to handle before. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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One of my favorite things about the holidays is have the litany of bills and catalogs in the mail interrupted by a cheerful envelope or three! However, I am always so terrible at sending cards out myself. I cannot seem to reconcile my DIY heart with snapping up a box... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back! I hope you're enjoying my 14 days of love! I'm certainly having a great time sharing all these things with you! Ready to see what today has in store? Today's gift actually pays homage to some of my first loves! These are printable bookmarks you can color! Now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back! Today is all about a little something for you! One of the exciting things about blogging is a chance to focus on improving my skills and sharing the results with others. One creation that has been on my list quite a while is cell phone wallpaper. I'm pleased... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Today's post is a chance to immediately send some love out into your world. This idea was inspired by all the versions of "elfing" or "booing" your neighbors/coworkers that start around Halloween and go right through Christmas. I never seem to quite have my act together during the holidays, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Yes, you read that correctly: 14 days of love from me to you! I know people have some pretty strong feelings about this holiday. I do too. And that feeling is: just have fun with it. Does it matter where you are in a relationship or if you are between... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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A few years ago, having been inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a reluctance to deal with the stress and disorganization I'd dealt with in previous years, I issued myself a challenge. The Dickens quote that inspired me: "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at Passions & Distractions