Quick and Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

These crescent rolls are perfect to throw in the oven after work before an evening event. The recipe is super simple (almost all of the ingredients are in the title) and it's so easy to change out a few ingredients for something different. Last month, I left out the blueberry jam and instead added almond extract to the cream cheese filling. You could swap the cream cheese with Nutella for a chocolaty treat, or go savory and leave out the sugar and add chopped up bacon or fresh herbs. The possibilities are endless!

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A Road Trip to Waco!

If you've been watching HGTV at all over the past couple of years, or happen to follow one of the many bloggers who, like myself, adore the work of Chip and Joanna Gaines, then by now you've probably heard of a little TV show call Fixer Upper.  The Gaines's live and work in Waco, a 90-minute drive south from our home here in Texas. Along with their show on HGTV, the couple currently run several business ventures, including their homegoods store, Magnolia Market. They've recently relocated from their tiny shop to a much larger venue, the silos. Last weekend my husband and I braved the chilly Texas winter weather (40 degrees and cloudy, oh my!), to journey south to visit a few of our favorite spots in Waco, as well as seeing the silos for the first time after they opened in October. 

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DIY Seabreeze Beaded Earrings

Winter has finally arrived in Texas, and that means two things for this blogger. A) I now spend much more time inside, and therefor have plenty of extra time for crafting, and B) I desperately miss the sun and warmth of every other season. To cheer myself up over this chilly, gloomy week, I whipped up a pair of earrings using some brightly colored beads I had in my collection. (Pro tip: If you horde craft supplies like I do, always refer to it as a collection. It sounds more pleasant, and you don't have to admit that your "collecting" may be a problem.) 

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New Year, Old Me.

It's not what you think.

If one were to hop into a Tardis, a souped-up Delorean, or any generic time machine to visit 7-year-old Julia, one would find a child who was undoubtedly a maker. Armed with a screwdriver, I took apart almost every electronic toy I owned just to put it back together again.  I painted, I sewed, I glued and glittered. I made mini purses out of fabric scraps to hold my embroidery floss for making friendship bracelets. Often, I made things with much less purpose than that, and I made them just for the sake of taking an idea in my head and turning it into a tangible thing.

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy: Which is Right for Me?

A year ago I discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes. It seemed like every week, and new box was coming out, full of stuff I wanted. Makeup, snacks, geeky toys, dog treats, even underwear! I decided to delve into the subscription scene, and signed myself up for Birchbox. I waited impatiently for the first box to arrive. I wasn't thrilled with the contents.

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The Best of Intentions

So much has happened since my last post. I interviewed for a job, got married, went on our honeymoon, found out while I was there that I'd gotten the job, changed my name, starting working a 40 hour week, then Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. These past few months have been some of the best of my life, but it's been all I can do to keep my head above water and not drown in the sea of deadlines, paperwork, and expectations (cheesy metaphor over).

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Work in Progress Wednesday!

Work in Progress Wednesdays is a series where I get to show you what I've been up to so far each week. Whether it's a book I've been reading, a knitting project I'm in the middle of, or a recipe I'm trying to perfect, this give me a chance to share about things that aren't necessarily blog-post-worthy on their own, and can give you a sneak peak of upcoming posts!

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Introductions

I am Julia, a 22 year-old recent college grad. A Vermonter living in Texas. A soon-to-be wife, a loco-sustaino-vore, a reader, a crafter, a daydreamer. A coffee addict, an internet junky, an aspiring DIYer, a geek, a romantic, and (somewhat reluctantly) a homemaker. A house-fiancée.

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