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April
12
2010

Summer will be here before we know it! Last week, it was over 90 degrees (in April!)... so I have been craving summer foods. I spent many hours perfecting this fruit cobbler recipe. I love fruit cobbler, but some recipes call for as much as 2 cups of sugar and 2 sticks of butter! I am not a health nut, but I knew I make one with far less damage to my arteries. Plus, I am in the Garden State after all, and no one can beat our peaches, strawberries, and blueberries in the summer. Why cover them up with all that buttah? I illustrated this recipe, and hope that you enjoy!

Click here for the FREE printable download: Fruit Cobbler!

Oh, and if you want the less-healthy version, or c...

April
12
2010

I come from a family of Hallmark employees: At one point, 2 of my sisters and my mom were working at a Hallmark store. I am one of the crafters who does her "market research" at Hallmark stores, reading almost every card they stock. 

So I was actually really excited to find this blog: http://www.hallmarkcontests.com

I have been keeping up with their contests and am going to enter a design for the anniversary card! What kind of anniversary card would you like? Funny? Serious? Sickeningly sweet?

I will keep you updated and post the design-in-progress.

April
9
2010


How to knit a flower! Disclaimer: I am by no means a knitting expert. But the fact that I ended up with neat-looking flowers should tell you that YOU CAN do this! I will share some of my trials and tribulations, and show you some pics along the way!

We're past scarf season here in Jersey, and I left my squares for Warm Up America at work... so I needed a new project. I used Nicki Epstein's pattern from Craft:. I have never used a pattern before or knitted anything other than a scarf!

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April
8
2010

Take this poll so I don't have to make a doctor's appointment.

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Allergies? Or Strep Throat?
Allergies
Sick
How should I know?!?
April
6
2010

I admit that this is borrowed from Design*Sponge. They are gurus over there, after all. After some searching, here's the original post's link.

Me and stamps, we have this relationship... I am not, in general, a proponent of rubber stamping. Please don't be upset with me-- I am a printmaker, and I do basically make my own rubber stamps, so how can I hate? But I still do.

But I wanted to let you know that, inspired by d*s and Amy Merrick, I went to Staples and got me one of those little kits, and what I've been using it for since....