How to Make the Ultimate Packing List

Packing can be one of the hardest parts of traveling, especially when you have kids. For today, I’m going to focus on a packing list for the average adult that can work for almost any trip. All the items with stars are great to take in your carry-on. Clothing Underwear Socks Bras Pajamas Casual Shirts Blouses Pants Shorts Dresses Skirts Sweaters / Sweatshirts Swim Suits … Continue reading How to Make the Ultimate Packing List

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Sneak Peek: CuRated

  It has been weeks and weeks since I have posted… but there’s a reason! I have recently began work on a goal of mine that I have had for a very long time. I am creating an independent magazine! The magazine is called CuRated and it features articles, interviews, paintings and more. Below I’ve included a sneak peek of the first issue. While I’m … Continue reading Sneak Peek: CuRated

Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Forewarning; I used honeycrisp apples so my apple sauce came out a bit chunky and tart. Regardless of this fact it was actually pretty fun and easy to make and it tastes delicious, but next time I might use a type of apple that’s a little softer and sweeter. Ingredients 4 Apples 1/4 cup Water 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Directions ┬áPut all … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

The first time I tried to make toothpaste I swear I almost threw up. If you haven’t heard it before; baking soda is salty. This time went a whole lot better and now I’m hoping to stick with it. Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Baking Soda 20-30 drops Peppermint Oil 1/2-1 teaspoon Sugar or Sweetner (Optional) Directions Combine all ingredients Add more baking … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

This is a recipe that is much easier than I ever would have thought. It’s cheap too! Ingredients 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas (Drained) Juice from 1 Large Lemon 1/4 cup Tahini Approx. 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 clove Garlic Directions Put all ingredients into food processor Blend everything together until smooth Add olive oil as needed for desired consistency Enjoy! See what I mean? … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

This one may or may not actually need instructions but I think it’s still worth sharing. Charcuterie boards are great at parties, for holidays and any other special occasion you can think of. Ingredients Cheese (at least 1 hard and one soft in most cases) Cured Meats Fruit Olives and Pickles Crackers Veggies Sauces (Mustard, Jam, Hummus, etc.) Nuts (optional) Directions Cut all ingredients into … Continue reading How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Tea towels are great because they are so easy to make, completely customizable and make amazing gifts. Supplies 1 Yard Muslin Ruler Pencil Fabric Scissors Pins Sewing Machine Thread Fabric Paint Stamp(s) Directions Fold muslin in half and with your pencil and ruler draw a 26″ x 18″ rectangle Cut out the rectangles and pin them facing each other Sew fabric together half inch from … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels