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Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

pickled vegetable sandwich slaw

If you’re one of those people who saw the word “pickled” in the title and said “Ugh, no, sorry, not for me,” do know, I was the same not too long ago …

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Love Stories

Told you so

Grilled Greek Panzanella

Take one of my favorite salads and mix it with grilled bread and you have the perfect way to win my heart. Need me to alphabetize your DVD …

A Very Large Bowl of Pickles for a Potluck

Last Saturday, I taught a class about cucumber pickles. We made quick pickles, we made preserved pickles, and spent the afternoon filling a church …

TOTW: Olive Oil... Cake with Strawberries

<i>The following post was written by my mom, WWW. Thanks, mom!</i><p>I am so excited for my dear friend, Mary Platis of California Greek Girl, who has paired …

There's Power In Your Story - (in)courage

You don’t know me from Adam. Oddly enough, I don’t know you either.<p>But this I do know:<p><i>You need encouragement.</i><p><i>You have a Story to tell.</i><p><i>You are</i> …

One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

One Pot Wonder Pasta – BEFORE<p>Once in awhile a dish comes along and stuns you and makes you rethink the way you cook. This miracle …

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars - Izy Hossack

First of all, I just wanna say thanks for all your awesome comments on my last post, after my rant about writing and pinterest, hahaha! It’s so easy …

Living Well: 11 Secrets To Freezing Fruits and Vegetables for Smoothies

Let’s talk about freezing fruits and vegetables for smoothies. When I was a little girl, I loved going to my Grandma Maxie’s house. There was always …

New Products and Some Neon

The teal stickers photographed a little lighter than they are in real life... they're actually a very lovely shade of teal that I can't get enough …

Farro Salad

I was invited to my friend Kasey’s birthday/picnic in Golden Gate Park over the weekend and I planned on making my favorite potato salad but then my …

citrus twist kits may reveal

The May kits from Citrus Twist are officially live on the site, which means that I can share what I've been doing with them for the last month! I …

Farro + Kale Salad

A few weeks ago Elsie and I got to travel to LA for a little work and a little fun. 🙂 Los Angeles is one of my very favorite cities to visit. I love …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking in Pink

And it’s officially here: a very happy NSD to you! That’s National Scrapbooking Day, of course. Of which nation is completely up to you at this …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking with 4x6 photos

Maybe I’m a little old fashioned, but I still prefer 4×6 prints. I love printed photos and really don’t think you can have too many! I love this size …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking with Spray Inks and Mists

A few of you may remember the days when flowers for scrapbook pages came in glass milk jars by colour. And that buying such an item then gave …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: An easy & effective way to write your scrapbook journaling

It says something to me that the pages I created for my journaling workshop, True Stories are actually some of my very favourite pages even now that …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking with American Crafts Papers

Sometimes you just fall in love with a scrapbook line so much that you barely even look at the paper previews before you add it all to your shopping …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking double page layouts

Believe it or not, there were several years of my scrapping wherein I only created double page layouts! Somewhere along the line that changed, and …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Line up small embellishments on your scrapbook page

The rhyme may go ‘pretty maids all in a row’, but in scrapbooking design terms, I tend to think it’s ‘pretty embellishments all in a row’, especially …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Ideas for Recording Gratitude in your Scrapbooks

I think it’s still pretty common to get started in this craft as an ‘event scrapbooker’, right? I focused on events for years – birthdays, …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking with Fabric

Hands up: who collects fabric in much the same way as paper? I know I am not the only one. I am slightly better at using the paper than the fabric!<p>I …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Using paint on your scrapbook pages

I’m tempted to treat paint as the scrapbook supply with the greatest potential for mess, but I’ve actually made a lot more mess with bits of paper …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Ideas for scrapbooking with divided page protectors

Whatever did we do before divided page protectors? I am not exactly sure. I didn’t sit around thinking I needed my page protectors divided into …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking with square photos

So far I haven’t joined the camp of scrapbookers who take pretty much all their photos with their phone, but I do take plenty with it. It’s just that …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Scrapbooking smaller photos

I suppose I could just be a big crafting contradiction, but I try to write it off as a need for variety: for as much as I love 4×6 prints for the …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: How to find your scrapbooking style: scraplift yourself!

Scraplifting is a pretty simple and useful concept for getting through a creative block or just diving in when you have minimal time to create – look …

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Is a digital cutter just what your scrapbooking needs?

When I think of my crafting tools, I tend to thing of things that are all powered by hand in one way or another – stamps, punches, even my printing …