Apple Dump Cake

My Dad has been bringing me apples lately. Like, a lot of apples. So many apples that there is no way we could possibly eat them all, and we tried. With Covid-19 still a very real threat, I have been extremely vigilant about distancing. Two of my kids have compromised immune systems, so we have sheltered in place since early March. What does my Dad and apples have to do with that? Well, my Dad used to visit us almost every week, but since March, those visits have stopped. Recently though, he has been stopping by the house with apples.

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Seven Low-Key Halloween “Costumes” You Can Create Using A Face Mask, Some Makeup And A Few Accessories.

Halloween is on Saturday this year. We are also in the middle of a pandemic, and Halloween celebrations for the majority of people, will be low-key. That being said, there may be some of you that will still want to dress up, and be festive, without going full-blown costume. This post is for YOU! We are going to share seven low-key Halloween “costume” looks that you can recreate with a face mask (‘cuz safety), some makeup, and a few accessories (if you want). halloween look #1 – las monarcas -monarch butterfly Monarch butterflies are beautiful. They are also really on

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Top Five Places To Get Custom Fabric Printed

So, fabric. I’ve collected it for years, and once it enters my home, I form a very emotional attachment to it. Every time I think of “de-stashing” I start having a tiny panic attack. Dramatic? Yes, but I really do become attached to the fabric I buy , and I’ve made my peace with that. I have always wanted to design my own fabric. The problem? I lack artistic ability, but have a lot of design ideas. The solution? Hire a graphic designer to bring those ideas to life, and a place that will print the fabric. Lucky for me,

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Coloring Pages!

It’s been a time. Amirite?! We’ve all been quarantined at home since early March, and let’s be real. The walls feel like they are closing in, and our nerves are all a little frayed. I know it’s the best place to be right now, and I can totally see the “BIG” picture, but we are all human, and getting close to our wits end is NORMAL. My kids like to color and so do I. So, I very nicely asked my oldest daughter (and graphic design major) Sabrina to please design a couple of coloring pages to share with you.

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I Can Cook! Don’t Look So Surprised (Yeah, I’m Talking To You Dad).

I’ve been cooking a lot lately. Like, A LOT. If you know me, you know I am a fairly good baker, but regular cooking, like meals and stuff, not so much. I CAN cook, It’s just never been something I enjoyed doing. Since the beginning of February (BSQ-before self-quarantine), circumstances have demanded a change in the way I approach our family’s meals. I love take-out and relied on it for three or four meals a week. I know, I know, I’m not proud of it. Ordering food is not the healthiest, and is also super expensive. At the beginning of

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Vanessa
Vanessa

Hello, My Name Is…

I’ve always been a writer. My favorite method of communication, since I was little, has always been written. I used to save every card and letter I received, no matter how seemingly mundane or significant, both equally important. Birthday cards, Christmas cards, Valentines, and maybe most importantly letters. Hundreds of them that go back to my elementary school days. Letters from best friends and acquaintances. Letters from school crushes, and international pen pals. Short letters, long letters, and even letters that could pass for short stories. Some are simple. “What are you doing this weekend?” Some are more complex, but

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