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Homemade Holidays: Craft and Food Swap

Last year, I bought Kate Payne’s Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking and learned about food swapping. Through her site, I found the Food Swap Network and researched how to hold my own food swap. But here’s the thing. There are … Continue reading

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Hometown Tourist

Nowadays, it’s very rare that I get out and explore. Even in my own town. Our days already feel so packed as it is, and with a toddler, it can take a few hours to prepare for just one hour … Continue reading

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Where we do our Living

Right now, our living is in a transitional state. There’s Cecilia’s little cabinet that we got her at the antique fair, waiting to return to her room when space permits. We have an old bookcase that we’re not in love … Continue reading

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Specialty Coffee Week Happenings!

Today marks the kickoff of Sacramento’s very first Specialty Coffee Week. And with craft coffee roasters like Temple, Insight, Chocolate Fish and Old Soul putting Sacramento on the coffee map, it’s about time we dedicated a week to celebrate all … Continue reading

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DIY Work in Progress + Waffles!

I’ve been painting since I was a little kid. I never considered myself to be excellent at it, but it’s something I’ve always enjoyed. One of the things that I love the most about it is that it’s totally forgiving. … Continue reading

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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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