31 August

PESTO FIASCO

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PESTO FIASCO

Cooking isn’t something I was technically taught, it’s just something that I picked up along the way. I’ve watched my mom peel and chop (which she hates the most) and boil and whip my whole life. She never showed me anything specifically, I think I just picked up things here and there as I grew […]

26 May

FRONT PORCH: BEFORE AND AFTER

Posted in CREATE, DIY, HOME, STYLE
FRONT PORCH: BEFORE AND AFTER

Kyle and I finally finished our front porch. I can’t tell you how relieved we both are to have that checked off of our enormous home to-do list, but also how freaking excited I am with how it turned out. A lot of the things we used on it were things that his parents left […]

23 May

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

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AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

Sometime earlier in the year, I decided I wanted to get a starter for Amish Friendship Bread and write about it. But then school started and I became The Grad Student Zombie, and there was just no time or energy for such things. Or anything for that matter. Then, magically, at the end of the semester, […]

21 January

A COLOR STORY

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A COLOR STORY

A Beautiful Mess just released their newest app, A Color Story, and I am loving it. This app was designed to brighten and enhance photos without dulling the color or covering it completely with a tint. There are over 100 filters, including flares and light leaks. I have several photo editing apps on my phone, […]

12 January

52 HAND-LETTERED PROJECT: THE YEAR’S RECAP

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52 HAND-LETTERED PROJECT: THE YEAR’S RECAP

I admit, I got very behind on my hand-lettering challenge, but once I got caught up, I decided to just wait and show everything at once. Miranti Kayess started the challenge on her former website, Pen+Peplum, which she has now rebranded in her own name. She is an amazing calligrapher, and I loved following along […]