farm fresh desktop wallpaper

click to download 2560×1600 desktop wallpaper We’re going to get cold weather this weekend in Jacksonville! Below freezing on Sunday according to the news. I’m planning on cozying up with hot cocoa and the furry children, watching Christmas movies and, of course, continuing to move my things from the tiny townhouse to the new house…which…

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printable memos

Here’s some printable 5″x7″ memo pads, or note sheets if you prefer. I designed them to coordinate with the Mother’s Day card I’ll be sending up to my Momma in New York. The pads I put together are 50 sheets and there’s actually 4 different designs; one to-do list(lined), a notes page(also lined), then two…

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here i am, with cake

Did everyone have a nice weekend? It was Easter weekend for those that celebrate. As usual, I hadn’t really planned on doing anything major for the holiday. After goofing off with Mac and the cat for most of the day on Saturday (photo evidence: instagram), I decided to make a bunny cake. It’s one box…

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breaking bread

I conducted an experiment last weekend where I followed this recipe for Cranberry Swirl Bread, traded out the cranberries for apricot preserves, and used gluten-free flour instead of regular ol’ all-purpose flour. IT. WAS. A. COMPLETE. DISASTER. I started over with regular flour (because failure is not an option and I was making BREAD, damnit!).…

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lil’ fox cake update!

Since sharing my Little Fox Cake in 2012 it has been pinned over a hundred times (that I know of). But, since moving my blog and the way Pinterest works (some images have dead links or are not credited at all) I decided to refresh the template/tutorial with more pin – friendly images and an…

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paper and present

  I’m skipping Thanksgiving and moving directly to Christmas. I’ve got a lot of work going on right now and, sadly, Thanksgiving will be very short and sweet for me next week. So, now on to better news and sparkly things; like Paper and Present on Etsy! I cannot express accurately the JOY it brings…

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convivial pursuits

(photo) Super quick post to let you know I added a shopping checklist to the Living Small Workbook. So, that’s 14 pages of mini organizer goodness! But, more importantly, there was cake and ice cream at work today with candles and everything… which my co-worker-co-birthday person (Adam) and I had to blow out (barely made…

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up up and away

via superkid capes Halloween is just around the corner (so weird, right?). While I was on the couch recuperating this past weekend I spent a lot of quality time with my tablet on Etsy looking at fall decorations and drooling over fabric. So, I must know…when did kids Halloween costumes get so damn cute? My…

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let’s make a lil’ fox cake!

How about an adorable lil’ fox themed baby shower or kids party? Click the image above to download the tutorial. It’s an easy cake to make – I promise. The diagrams are actual size when you use 8″ round cake pans. This is how my first version  of the lil’ fox turned out (pardon the…

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