DOUBLE DIP AND PASTA

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Hiya! Here are some things I'm into this week. 

1. If you love cats you will love this

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2. Watching fresh pasta dry. Getting ready for Thanksgiving.

3. Cool stuff made from scraps. I think the movie projector is my favorite. Which is yours?

4. Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can. 

5. Also, this happened. After ten years I thought it might be a good idea to get a new computer lol!

6. “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I have a lot to be grateful for. 

BIKE HELMETS AND A BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week. Here are some new things.

1. I'm having a Black Friday sale in my Etsy shop November 24-26. Come on by and get 30% off. If you also sign up for my email list you can get an additional 30% off. 

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2. Love this quote!

3. I've been working on my Christmas cards. I am having a bit of trouble deciding between a couple variations but I should be sending them off to the printer VERY soon.

4. I need this bike helmet

5. Excellent article about optimizing your time. 

6. The above pattern is new and available in my shop. It is part of a set. You can check it out here.

ICE SKATES AND MERMAIDS

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Hiya!

1. Now that Halloween is over we can officially talk about Christmas! ha! I just created a hello winter/Christmas doodle set. So excited! I am really happy with how this turned out. The ice skates are my favorite. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments. If you would like to purchase: Etsy, Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Istock. Check my other sites below:

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2. I love love love packaging design , especially all the craft beer packaging. It is so creative. I am loving this mermaid sign I saw the other day. I was just wondering how she got all the tattoos? 1. Is there an underwater tattoo parlor? 2. Is there a tattoo artist waiting at the dock's edge to ink her up? 3. Is she like Daryl Hannah in Splash and can dry off and walk around pretending to be human get her tattoos and then dive back into the water? Clearly these are very important questions.

3. If you need any help making desserts for Thanksgiving this year. I got you covered with this video. Enjoy!

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4. This is the best thing I made this week. This is totally going to be in my rotation. Super easy meal as well. I adapted the recipe from a video I watched on Goodful's facebook page

Roasted veggies with sprouted brown rice and vegan cream sauce
1 Yukon Gold Potato, small dice
1 Sweet Potato, small dice
1 Can of Chick peas, drained and rinsed
2 Bell peppers, cut in large chunks
1/2 Red Onion, diced
15 Brussel Spouts, cut in half or quarters if they are very large

Put all the veggies on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425 for 20 mins. Serve with sprouted brown rice and cream sauce below. Enjoy! 

THE BEST DAMN VEGAN SOUR CREAM
Author: Savanna @ glutenfreeveganpantry.com 
INGREDIENTS
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tsp nutritional yeast
½ cup water

INSTRUCTIONS
Place all ingredients into your blender (I used my Vitamix)
Blend on high for 5-7 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed, until very smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container.

NOTES
The best damn vegan sour cream can be stored in your fridge for 1-2 weeks.

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. I hope you have a great week! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. It means a lot!

 

 

STAR WARS AND KOMBUCHA

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Hiya!

Happy Halloween! I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1.  I made caramel apples this week! Yes! I never made them before. At first I was a little intimidated by the whole candy thermometer thing. I actually had to buy one but it was fun and easy. I think they turned out pretty great. They were way better than the ones you buy in the store but everything is better homemade isn't it?

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2. Can we talk about the Star Wars themed costumes in my family this year? How awesome! I think Reed would have posed in his costume all day! Brig totally nailed the Rey look right down to the amazing hair style. My sage father playing Obi-Wan Kenobi was perfect. It was a super fun Halloween party. Great food and great fun. Thank you family!

3. I have been hearing about kombucha for a while now. How delicious it is and all the lovely health benefits. Well today I finally tried it. I am going to put it in the category of — I will finish it but I won't buy it again (and by that I mean Chris is finishing it). Also I forgot it was carbonated so I shook it up before I drank it. Please don't do this unless you don't mind spilling drinks all over the place and in that case shake it baby. 

4. I am working hard on a new doodle set that I hope to be done soon because it is Christmas themed. So stay tuned for an update.

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. Please subscribe to my email list. Thanks!

PANDAS AND AMPERSANDS

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1. Excellent article about the history of the ampersand. If you are into that sort of thing. I totally am. 

2. Right now I am reading: A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce I am enjoying it very much so far. I am on an Irish trend at the moment. The last book I read was Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt which was so amazing I want to read his second book 'Tis.

3. This panda tumbling video is so ridiculously cute. Enjoy!

4. Ampersand print above

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. Please subscribe to my email list. Thanks!

YOU WILL BUILD STARKILLER BASE

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1. This time I sent Reed, Captain Phasma's Helmet and the phrase "On my Command..." How amazing is this? I LOVE IT! I hope he enjoys doing these as much as I do. 

2. The Drawfee Channel makes me laugh. Please check it out. 

3. You can now subscribe to my blog and get all the news, updates and discounts. If you are on a tablet or a computer you should see a box to the right of this post. If you are on your phone you should see a pop up box. I hope you decide to do it. So far I have 5 subscribers, 2 of which are me. It's an exclusive club. lol!

4. I have been spending a lot of time learning about marketing, a topic I know pretty much nothing about. I am trying to implement all that I have learned. I assume it will take some time to notice anything different. So I will just keep plugging away. 

5. If you like cat videos I am pretty sure you will like this one. I am not exactly sure why this is entertaining. It just is. 

Give me a comment below. I would love to know what you think. Have a great day!

FABULOUS FALL CLIPART

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Hiya,

Since Fall is here I thought I would share some cool Autumn/Fall Clipart I have found on Etsy and of course I have included some of my own in the mix. I hope you enjoy.

1. KennaSatoDesigns

2. StarJamforKids

3. KrisDreams

4. KellyAnneLeyman

5. LABFcreations

6. KaramfilaS

7. DreamsDigitalPapers

8. PaperFarms

9. KellyAnneLeyman

10. WinchesterLambourne

11. froufroucraft

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I would love to hear what you think. 

SOME STUFF I'M INTO THIS WEEK 4

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Hiya,

I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1. Reed sent me the below picture. I am a bit afraid to respond. He told me he likes the dark side because they have more power. I am on the light side. What if this is the exact moment that our relationship takes a pivotal shift and doesn't recover. What if this tears our whole family apart? What should I do?

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2. Hello Autumn even though it doesn't feel like autumn, it is 80 degrees. 

3. Very interesting article. Would love to hear your thoughts. 

4. For all my type loving peeps out there. This video will have an impact. 

I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

SOME STUFF I'M INTO THIS WEEK 3

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Hiya,

I hope you all had a great week! Mine was fantastic! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1. I have been wanting to do a collaborative art project with Reed for a long time, but I was waiting for the right moment. Last week I sent him a drawing of Boba Fett's helmet (He loves Star Wars) and the words "The Sarlacc pit is..." and asked him to finish it and mail it back to me. I was so excited thinking about what he was going to do and he did not disappoint. What I received in the mail was pure magic! He even decorated the envelope with lightsabers. Stay tuned for next week's character. 

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2. Chris: The girlfriend of my friend at work found out there are puppies available for the breed of dog she wants. 

Me: What breed?

Chris: Bohemian Bavarian Witch Dog

Me: hahahaha!

Chris: It's a large breed so he needs a hatch back car. 

3. If you love shapes and/or ballet you will like this video

4. Fun arrows

I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

SOME STUFF I'M INTO THIS WEEK 2

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

I just started reading Angela's Ashes. I am really enjoying his writing style but this book is so sad. 

If you love baking, this is the website for you. I have made a few of Smitten Kitchen's recipes and they are fantastic. 

I think Holly Exley is such an amazing artist. I could watch her speed paint all day long. Please check her out. 

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I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

SOME STUFF I'M INTO THIS WEEK 1

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Hiya!

It was pointed out to me earlier this week that my blog isn't blogy enough so I am going to try some new things. Please let me know what you think. I would really appreciate your feedbacks. 

This song just makes me feel all the feels, Thank you Nat King Cole. I never get tired of listening to your fabulous voice. 

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. I am halfway through and I am loving it. 

Let's all use less plastic, ok?

I absolutely love Frannerd's illustrations. They are so cute and quirky. She is also a fellow cat lover. 

What a cool game! Monument Valley really challenges the way you think. The architecture is so beautiful as well. M. C. Escher would approve. 

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I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

HELPING TEXAS

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Flood waters are continuing to rise in Texas. Every little bit helps! You can text "HARVEY" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross immediately, and Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555. Find it in your heart to help a fellow human. 

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