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Meet the Maker: Amy Cluck-McAlister of Amy is the Party

Amy Cluck-McAlister, whom I met two years ago when she donated some wonderful handmade jewelry to a fundraiser I was organizing, is a creative force to be reckoned with in the Sacramento indie community. She runs Amy is the Party, … Continue reading

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DIY Inspiration: Wall Love

Our walls are borrrring. We’ve hung up two posters in our living room, and while we have some more to hang up…I would like to hang up more than just posters. I’ve been searching through thrift stores, flea markets and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Rosaura Unangst

While many may view Instagram as simply a photo-sharing app (that is, after all, what it is), I love that I have actually made a handful of connections on there – whether it’s finding a new person through comments or … Continue reading

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Crafting and the art of taking it slow

My attention span has always been incredibly short. If something wasn’t completed in the first few hours of me working on it, it was done. Tossed aside and never to be looked at again, unless by happenstance. So many cute … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Blooming

In the summer of 2011, I lost the office job I had for over five years. Knowing that I did not want to get back into the world of workers’ compensation claims, I headed back to school to concentrate on … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursdays: Repurposed cabinet doors

I haven’t worked on any restoration projects in a while, and I was starting to get in a slump. So I was excited to learn that my generous stepsister (who gifted me the barn windows I worked with earlier) had … Continue reading

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Annual Day of Giving: Nonprofit Love

Since I got introduced to several local nonprofits while interning at a local paper in 2011, they have always held a special place in my heart. It was my time at Vox Sacramento that motivated me to organize a fundraiser … Continue reading

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The Living Situation: My Creative Office

Now that I have a good grasp on what’s going on with Cecilia’s room, it’s time to move on to one of my other favorite rooms in the house: my creative office. Yup…it finally happened. I have an “office.” While … Continue reading

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Monday Inspiration

Whenever I’m feeling down and out, I always find a little light when I log in to my social media sites and see all the wonderful things people are doing. Whether it’s making a new recipe from scratch, finishing a … Continue reading

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Respect Your Mother – A Fundraiser

Quite some time ago, I happened upon Out of the Dark – a nonprofit in the UK where volunteers work with underprivileged kids to restore old furniture. The furniture is then sold online and the proceeds go back to the … Continue reading

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