The PickMeUp

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Sometimes life gets messy and my life currently is: A. Mess.

So, it’s time for me to start cleaning it up. In order to get through the chaos, I have to assign myself “projects” just like I’m back in middle school – where learning was something that is forced upon you because you had no interest in doing it if you were left to your own devices.
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Spring-Cleaning out Jars

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I woke up this weekend like a bear coming out of hibernation. I awoke to the wonderful Spring sunshine pouring in through the curtains and walked into a nice living room full of light. Birds were chirping all around just like Snow White.

Then I walk into the kitchen, my favorite room in the apartment. But all I could see was MESS. Jars stacked onto jars. All of my dry foods sitting around and my cabinets barely closing because they are packed to the gills!
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Honeycomb Hearts

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My grandma’s house is magical. There is a lake and cabin, beautiful gardens, a sugar shack where I had my wedding and barns full of treasures. There is a “happy tree” straight out of a Winnie the Pooh story.

One day, I received a picture text from my mom. The picture was a bag full of honeycomb that she found on the ground under the “happy tree” – this grand old tree is central to many memories that we grew up with. Continue Reading

Banana Coconut Buckwheat Bread

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I’ve been buying a lot of bananas recently because they are the perfect on-the-go snack. However, after a long week of long hours at work, a couple of them were left behind. They turned to that perfect sickeningly sweet – way too brown – banana bread – bananas.

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A Very Crafty Christmas

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A very belated story….

This past Christmas was very different for me. Typically, I make about 70% of my gifts, along with Christmas cards and cookies. This time around, work took up most of my holiday, so I didn’t get to make much of anything handmade.

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Giraffe A Day For Kaitlyn K!

When we were in middle school, my best friend, Christine and I would do a lot of silly things. But our silly things were to make people happy – not cause trouble. We were pretty rebellious… One night, with a stack of hand written letters in hand, we randomly picked people’s addresses out of theContinue Reading

When the Husband is Away, the Crafts Come Out to Play

The HB is on a 10 day ramble somewhere very South. I get pictures sent daily to my phone of sights they’ve seen, food they’ve eaten and things they’ve done. They even sent me a picture of the bread I made them, getting sliced up on the side of the road! (you can read aboutContinue Reading

Work in progress

by CourTney So Tara and I have decided to start an Etsy store.  We have a lot of homemade items that could be useful to crafters and non-crafters alike.  At this point, we have a name, a digital store front, graphics and some merch.  Now we just have to put it all together. I thinkContinue Reading

…and I am Tara

by Tara Now. Ahem.  A little about me:  I live in small town Ohio, hopefully making the move to NJ soon to be with the best of the best of best friends, CourTney.  Right now I work as a consultant, helping college students with computer related projects for class.  I love my job, but…I alsoContinue Reading

A Very Crafty Christmas

A very belated story…. This past Christmas was very different for me. Typically, I make about 70% of my gifts, along with Christmas cards and cookies. This time around, work took up most of my holiday, so I didn’t get to make much of anything handmade. But my trip home to Ohio made up forContinue Reading

Didja Miss Me??

Since this is my first solo post for a while, here’s what I’ve been up to: Everything. I am in one of those strange transitional periods where I don’t know where I’ll be in six months, so there’s been lots of “figuring out” to do.  “Figuring out” doesn’t leave much mental capacity for creativity, butContinue Reading

Move! That! YARN!

Before I moved to New Jersey, I lived in Ohio. I had a quaint little three bedroom house. It was lovely. When Brian and I started dating, he would say that he was visiting the “Zen Castle,” whenever he would come over.Continue Reading