“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

-Sam Keen


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    In the Kitchen

    Patriotic Puff Pastries Help Beat the Heat

    What I really sat down to write about (because it I need and want to write! It has been way too long), was to tell you all about these fun little puff pastries I made for yesterday's Independence Day party. I love puff pastry anything but I've never actually baked it, so this was a little something new for me.

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    Craftiness

    Homemade Hand Warmers from the Heart

    One little project that adds a bit of warmth to my outings, is a cute set of homemade hand warmers. I simply plop them in the microwave for a minute or so, drop them in my coat pockets and soak up the heat on cold, blustery days. Their warmth doesn't last as long as commercial hand warmers, but you also don't have to shake them until your fingers go numb. Plus, they are all-natural, reusable and super stinkin' cute!

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    Cards & Crops

    Be(e) Mine Valentine

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner; and if you're looking for a bit of homemade inspiration, I hope you will take a quick peek at my latest card creation. I love hexagons, but it's always hard for me to see a group of them without thinking beehives and bees. Hence, the "Be(e) Mine" sentiment.