I know cooking is overwhelming. If you’re new to it, it’s easy to brush off and say “I’ll never be a ‘cook’.” But there are some very simple common sense guidelines I believe every single person should know, and it may be the difference between life and death for your health habits. This isn’t for fitness gurus, it isn’t for homemakers, it’s for everyone. College kids, adults who weren’t taught, even adults who still don’t fully understand their kitchen. These are the basics, the necessary essentials, that will hopefully make cooking a practical and approachable topic.
I have a slight addiction to meringue cookies, aka, Forget About It cookies. The idea is that you set the oven then turn it off and leave it, and that’s enough to cook the meringues without having to remember you set them in there. I’ve polished up my own forget about it cookie recipe… Continue reading Robin’s Egg Easter Meringues
Character creation is my favorite part of any type of writing. Novel, short story, or role playing, characters are always the entire reason I read or write. Plot is ok, setting makes a huge difference, and you have to have a good theme, but we fall in love with characters. But something has often bothered… Continue reading Why “Funny” is Not a Character Trait
So there’s bin a recent dip in activity posting, and that’s pretty much because I took a job at Michaels Arts and Crafts (again). I was a crochet instructor and sales associate there in California, and now in Pennsylvania I figured it was something familiar to go back to. Shortly after I started up, the… Continue reading My First Floral Arrangements!
Quite a few of my interests over the years have involved custom heraldry, from D&D characters and fictional families, to the SCA kingdoms, to history in general. Heraldic symbols have distinct meanings, and each family crest tells you something about a family’s history. In fictional settings, the Coat of Arms that a character or a… Continue reading Hand Painted Heraldry Glasses
Thrift stores have become a second home to many crafters. I’ve loved and resented them for years, learning my lessons from the school of hard knocks. If you’re interested in tapping into this inexpensive DIY resource, or if you just enjoy walking the aisles and seeing the potential in second-hand objects, take a look at my list! Hopefully it will give you some tips and advice for having the best possible thrift store experience ❤
I’ll openly admit it, I’m terrible with a sewing machine. Something between my poor measurements, lack of practice, impatience for pinning, and the pure intimidation I feel toward actually cutting fabric, somehow my projects just don’t turn out right! But I’m glad to say that, at least in the eyes of this novice, my sweater blanket turned out pretty cute. So for my layman’s tutorial, as well as a link to a much better tutorial, come check it out!