I know… it’s been a very long time since you’ve heard from me. It has been a wild, awful, wonderful, bizarre year. This year has been a reminder that within a moments time you can be swept up into a whirlwind of change. Often that change can be deeply painful and dark, but it also has the power to pivot your direction, and set you on a different, more magical path. That’s where I’m at now, in the magical part… and with the support of my amazing family and friends, proof that there can be wonder at the end of a very difficult journey.
I decided to open a little store because designing the seasonal headers has been one of my favorite parts of this process.
Society6.com is my custom retailer. It’s a really neat company that allows artists to print their work on different products. They handle all of the manufacturing and customer service, which I have tested and found to be prompt and helpful. They have a great return policy and are continually running sales on different featured products. And they frequently offer free shipping. Speaking of which… From Thanksgiving through Monday they are offering 20% off + Free Shipping on everything! That is their best sale of the season.
I am linking you to the pillows section of my store, but you can see other products in that pattern by clicking on the pillow of your choice. You can also view items using the directory on the left hand side of the screen.
Some colorful holiday gifts this year anyone?
Now that I am back in business, you can expect some new content soon. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be safe and give lots of hugs.
Sending love and thanks on this Thanksgiving to my Mom!
What is orange curry you ask? Well it’s not a real thing… technically. Technically this is a red curry but since I used orange vegetables and it turns out orange, I renamed it orange. This is an incredibly flavorful meal that comes together in just 20 minutes and is full of healthy ingredients. So try something new this week!
I’ll be frank, I know little to naan about naan bread making.
But I am good at improvising! So without having a Tandoor oven or years of experience under my belt, I set out to replicate the chewy, satisfying flavor of naan bread to go with my Easy Orange Curry recipe. I know this may seem goofy but I’ll tell ya’ it was super good to scoop with and really did have that chewy, carby texture that I was looking for. Make some and see!
If there was ever a topic that I would be considered an expert on, it’s living with tiny closets. My house is a delightful 1000 square feet of 50’s bliss, but 50’s houses have piddly closets! My grandma explained to me that this is because people had so few clothes back then, just some work clothes and a couple of nice church outfits.
Unfortunately, If you do a Google search for tips on organizing small closets, you will likely find big beautiful organization systems and substantial spaces that are barely filled. But that’s not helpful! I’m talking puny. If you want to know how to use an itty bitty, microscopic closet in real life then you’ve come to the right place.
My pal Dan over at Dan330 sent me a message the other day and said, ‘hey I’m getting into the spice business, will you check these out?’ Of course I said yes! I was so excited when my bundle of spice mixes arrived; I got right to work coating this and sprinkling on that. What I ended up with was this big time flavor tater.
I invented this recipe while in search of a healthy holiday appetizer to bring alongside the bread and cream cheese and candy that graced our parties.
I whipped up a lemony bean dip, a sweet sun-dried tomato topping, and carved out my cucumber rounds to bring to my grandmas. But with all the bread and cream cheese and candy, I forgot the cucumbers!! So in lieu of bite sized cuke cuties, I flopped the bean dip in a bowl, topped it with the tomatoes and served it alongside crackers and the veggie tray. It was still a big hit and I was happy to have something light to munch on.