Julia Rose. 24. A Vermonter living in Texas. Newly Married. Reader. Writer. Daydreamer. Loco-sustaino-vore. Crafter. Coffee addict. Internet junky. Woman in Technology. Runner. Aspiring DIYer. Geek. Knitter. Unapologetic Taker of Selfies. Romantic. Pinterest-aholic. Learning to Live with More Intention.
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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!
I love a knitting project that I can work on while I'm watching tv, or that I can pick up or put down without having to find my place in the pattern. This pattern is perfect for those occasions. It takes me only a couple of evenings to knit up, and there's really no need to create a swatch or block the finished piece (unless you REALLY want to, but I've never met a knitter who enjoyed either of those activities.
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.
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.)
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.
Spring is here in Northern Texas (I don't mean to brag, but it was 80* out today, and I'm sipping a mimosa while I finish writing up this tutorial) and it's time to begin swapping out winter scarves and hats for headbands and necklaces. This elegant multi-tiered necklace is super easy, and fairly quick (I spent about three hours from start to finish), and is the perfect spring and summer accessory!
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