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Coconut Lime Jello

It’s been a long couple of months and we’ve fallen off the wagon, as it were, from our diet. I’m looking forward to finally getting back into meal planning and hitting my goals again, but as usual I’m not looking forward to one thing: missing out on sweets/evening treats. We’ve been following the Four Hour… Continue reading Coconut Lime Jello

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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!