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How to Build a Travel Dice Box with Built-In Tower

It’s time for another video! The husbot and I are in a new D&D campaign (or first together, and his first time serving as DM), and I wanted to make something special for the occasion. I went out and got a couple different wooden boxes from the craft store– a simple square box and a… Continue reading How to Build a Travel Dice Box with Built-In Tower

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Want to Learn ASL?

It might be easier than you think! I’m taking this week’s post a little different direction. Usually I feature things I’ve made, but this week I want to feature something I’m doing. For the past few months (since mid-fall, I believe), I’ve been working on learning ASL (American Sign Language).  It’s a beautiful visual language, and… Continue reading Want to Learn ASL?

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Ginger Peppernuts: Crunchy Cookie Wonder Recipe

Ever had a cookie made with black pepper before? Would you believe they can be addictively delicious? I was a little reluctant when I first came across the recipe for these ginger peppernuts (also known as “pfeffernusse,” which is just fun to say), but the rest of it sounded pretty good, and I am so… Continue reading Ginger Peppernuts: Crunchy Cookie Wonder Recipe

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Winter Perfection: Mulled Wine/Glühwein Recipe

Is there anything finer than curling up with a warm drink on a cold winter’s night? I argue that there certainly isn’t much! My first time enjoying glühwein (the German word for mulled wine, typically enjoyed around the holidays) was at a street market on the square in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was perfect: a heavy… Continue reading Winter Perfection: Mulled Wine/Glühwein Recipe

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A Stocking Hanger that WON’T Send Anyone to the ER!

In our last home, we had a four-inch-thick stone mantel over our fireplace. I also had a toddler and a baby on the way for our Christmasses in that home, and though I wanted all the luxuries of a happily decorated mantel, I didn’t want the risk of injuring small children. Or myself, for that… Continue reading A Stocking Hanger that WON’T Send Anyone to the ER!

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Muddy Road Ice Cream

What is it with me sharing out-of-season recipes? I did the same thing with my sorbet recipe in January and ice cream recipe in October last year. But, whatevs– yumminess ahead!! I decided to call this delectable treat Muddy Road Ice Cream, as it’s Rocky Road with the addition of a ribbon of homemade caramel, and it makes… Continue reading Muddy Road Ice Cream