Category: Domestic Me

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UP. and DOWN. and UP. and DOWN.

I’m pretty active and fit, right? Well…not this week. Just as an aside, I’m in a slump. I don’t want to do the 14 millionth “I’m Feeling Down!” entry chronicling it, so just know I’m in a slump. I haven’t run or done ANYTHING since Sunday. Except binge eat. It’s been awesome. But! Before that! Active and fit? RIGHT? Then why do I find my stairs SUCH a cumbersome thing to traverse? I’m telling you…spend the majority of my day trying to get out of going up my stairs. Here’s what’s upstairs in my house: The kid’s rooms and playroom,...

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The Christmas Of The Owl

It started with me finding some free owl vector downloads to play around with for a baby shower gift. It was basically a family portrait made out of owls that I matted and framed. It turned out so well that I made two more gifts with similar concepts/vectors. The problem is with free clipart/downloads, the resolution is not that great so I ended up not being able to print anything the EXACT size I wanted. I had to make some edits and tinker a bit and I always liked the product, but it was never perfect. But then – it...

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The 2-Cup-Of-Coffee Infinity Scart

I see ideas on Pinterest all the time that I think, It would be nice if I had the time/talent/money to do that project. Because most of the cute ideas require ONE of those three things in a quantity I don’t have. Usually it’s the “talent” category I’m lacking. Often the “time” category. Either way – I’m always lacking in SOMETHING. Until I saw the t-shirt infinity scarf! Money: FREE! As long as you have a t-shirt you don’t mind sacrificing. Talent: I can use scissors! I can cut! Time: It seemed like it wouldn’t take too long. So! I...

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How To Make Freezer Paper Stencil Shirts

The Easiest T-Shirt You’ll Ever Make Making t-shirts with freezer paper is my new favorite thing. I did a few Starkid totebags using this method for my friend Heather and I when we went to see Space Tour last year, but I hadn’t introduced the kids to the technique yet. And it’s too bad, too, because it’s SO EASY. First…you just need a stencil. Here is the Doctor Who one we used this weekend. I made it in Photoshop. You layer your freezer paper over the stencil and cut out the pieces where you want the paint to be on...

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My Half-Ass Attempt To Write A Recipe Blog

We went to our local Thursday Night Farmer’s Market downtown yesterday. Partly because I love going and partly because it’s on my summer bucket list. We bought a bunch of fruit because – with the kid’s being home every day – I need to provide some healthy snacks. I also bought some veggies because I love roasting random veggies during the summer. I wish I could do this like some sort of recipe entry to tell you exactly what to do with what vegetable, but I never roast the same vegetable in the same way twice. My standard method is:...