Postcrossing: Why You Should Join

I've been on Postcrossing for a little over a year now and now have dozens of postcards lining my craft room walls! It's such a fun concept, I applaud whoever thought of this website. Now let me tell you what Postcrossing and why you should join! What is Postcrossing? And How Does it Work? To put it simply, postcrossing is a postcard exchange service. It's free to sign up! All you will be paying for is for the postage on all the postcards you plan to send out. (which by the way is $0.40 domestic and $1.30 international).  This is…

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Have a Harry Potter Party!

This year I decided I wanted to have a Harry Potter Party for my birthday. Yes I am a grown adult and yes I still wanted it! I am slightly obsessed with Harry Potter (if you didn't notice that already).  Here's what I did plus even more great ideas for you to have your own Harry Potter themed party. All ages welcome. :) Harry Potter Party Decorations *Halloween Stuff Halloween decorations are great for a Harry Potter Party. So take out your spider webs, spiders, pumpkins etc. If you're doing a party in the fall you can carve some real…

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Homemade Pesto—Vegan and Delicious

I can remember the first time I ate my mom's homemade pesto when I was a kid. I loved it so much I wanted it on my birthday dinner that year. This classic basil pesto is so versatile, you can put it on virtually any dish to give it a burst of flavor. Traditional pesto calls for parmesan cheese. I've always omitted that because I don't eat any dairy products, so now it's vegan too! One more difference from a traditional basil pesto is I use walnuts instead of pine nuts. I feel that the taste doesn't considerably change and…

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Best LGBTQ Romance

This lovely list is for the best LGBTQ romance! As you all know from past posts, I love romance books. It's just the perfect escape to be enthralled by a beautiful love story.  Below is a mix of contemporary romance, historical, and fantasy. Some are light and heart warming, others deal with more serious topics, but have transcendent love stories. All are published within the past five years. Get yourself wrapped up in your next lgbtq romance! and Happy Pride! Previous Next Best LGBTQ Romance The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller  5/5 Find on Goodreads Mythological gay reads…

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Hot Beach Reads This Summer 2022

Get your beach chairs ready because it's time for some hot beach reads! I've had a lot of these titles on my tbr list for a while, waiting for their imminent release. Some I've been able to read before this list so I can tell you what I think, but I also can't wait to dig in to the rest on this list. So what is a beach read? I would say it's a light, enjoyable, entertaining book. Something to keep you enthralled while you're sipping a cold drink, but nothing too serious. That kind of sounds like exactly what…

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The Best Beach Snacks

If you're like me, you are getting ready to go to the beach as much as humanly possible this summer. You're going to want some easy beach snacks to bring with you so don't get hungry laying out in the sun all day! Here are some of the best beach snacks to bring with you.  Best Beach Snacks: Fruit Fruit never gets old. It's the perfect cooling, yummy snack to munch on in the hot sun. Chop it up and bring it in a tupperware that you can easily pass around to everyone. Watermelon Canteloupe Honeydew Pineapple Peaches Grapes Berries…

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Easy Macrame Bracelet

The final video for my MacraMay series is here! If you've made the other macrame creations in this series already, this project will be a piece of cake for you! It's a simple beaded macrame bracelet that only requires one type of knot.  As with all the others, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions below with pictures, or you can scroll straight down to the Youtube video tutorial I made. Happy crafting! Macrame Bracelet Supplies As with most macrame crafts, there are very few supplies you will need for this bracelet!  Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape String 8 or 10mm…

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Easy Macrame Keychain Mermaid Tail

Next in my MacraMay series is an easy Mermaid Tail Macrame Keychain! It's a lovely little keychain that you can use to decorate your purse, car keys...anything!  The Youtube video is below along with step-by-step pictures on how to make this cutie.  Macrame Keychain Supplies There are very few supplies for this craft. That's one of the things that makes macrame even better, all you really need is string and scissors!  Here's the little list of supplies and I linked what I used myself. Scissors Tape Ruler/Measuring Tape 3mm single strand Macrame String in Two Colors: Latte and Mint 1…

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DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial

The first project in my MacraMay series is my easy macrame plant hanger tutorial! I have made so many of these by now that I had to start giving them away to family. This macrame plant hanger is fun and a great craft to do at a craft night with friends!  Scroll down for step-by-step instructions, a free printable diagram and Youtube video tutorial! Macrame Plant Hanger Supplies You'll only really need to buy 2 things for this craft and what you buy will most likely make you more than one plant hanger. I love macrame simply because of how…

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Beginners Guide to Four Basic Macrame Knots

Welcome to my "MacraMay" Series! Every week this month will be a new post and Youtube video on macrame crafts. This week we start with four basic macrame knots which you will need to know for the craft next week. Practice these basic macrame knots and you'll be on your way to becoming a macrame master.   Macrame Knot Supplies All you will need to practice these knots is some string. It can be any type of string really, but I am using a 3mm macrame cord that I bought on Amazon here.  You may also want some scissors to…

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