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June 2017

June Goals

Me trying snorkeling (with my mom), in the ocean, in a two-piece. Normally a total no for me. Even though the first part of June is done and gone - and I've already dealt with some pretty tremendous events so far - I'm looking forward to accomplishing my goals this second half. My best friend [...]

How do custom orders work?

It's hard for most people to understand flowers in terms of felt. I like to think that the possibilities are endless with felt flowers. You can mimic the shape of real flowers, or create your own. Design a wonderfully wild and whimsical bouquet or create a classic, perfectly symmetrical bunch of flowers. I recently had [...]

Overnight Oats

I made the big, bad mistake of buying unflavored protein powder. I have been purchasing the vanilla flavor for months and I really enjoy it. So why the switch? A sale. Damn sales. Anyway, I've been trying to get through it. I decided I'd try to use it in some recipes, including overnight oats. But [...]

92 Days of Summer

Year Six. Good thing my best friend is having the wedding of a lifetime in the Canary Islands or my list would be seriously lame this year.

May 2017

Collard Green Wraps

This is a Tone It Up recipe that I'm pretty please with. I really like how well the collards hold up as a wrap - and stay fresh in the fridge for weeks. I also really like the idea of the parsnip rice, but made some modifications to mine that (I think) made it taste [...]

New product alert!

Recently a momma inquired about matching felt floral crowns for and her soon-to-be three-year-old. I couldn't resist this adorable opportunity. Via email we chatted about colors and styles of my already completed bouquets and brooches to come up with the color palette perfect for her idea. I think the matching set came out so sweet, [...]

Mother’s Day Fiesta!

I decided to "go easy" for Mother's Day and just do a taco bar for the family. Crock-pot shredded chicken, beans, tortillas, all the fixings...simple. Until I saw on Pinterest the cutest cactus cut-out cookies and decided I just needed to make them! And for those of you who know me, know I am not [...]

Wedding Flowers

Back in March I showed off the beginnings of these beauties, but now they're finished. The total amount of flowers? Too many to count!  The final order included one bride bouquet, five bridesmaids bouquets, 11 boutonnières and five corsage/brooches.  You can see the details of the listing, or even create a custom order for yourself [...]

April 2017

Workout Planner

Occasionally I do things other than cooking and felt flowers. And by occasionally, I mean every day I design things. Signage, brochures, invitations, flyers, marketing plans, billboards....and so on. And while we're being honest here, I'm also a keep-it-on-the-down-low-Tone It Up-er. As cheesy as some of it may be, the workouts, change of pace and [...]

Cabbage Slaw

What's great about this recipe is you use whatever you have available, and the outcome can be very different every time. What you need: 1 head of cabbage, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted roasted red peppers (mine came from a jar), plus juice 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 tomato, [...]