open me
Jan03

open me

The old box said, “stored December 31, 1995, at 4:30 pm” “open me someday” so 25 years later on December 31 at 4:30 I did just that. Most of the objects in the box were ordinary things like candlesticks, salt and pepper shakers, sugar and creamers, and ashtrays. There were a few long forgotten surprises like the fourleaf clover in the chicken box and the teeth, but before I sent them off to a thrift store I...

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and then this happened…
Jan02

and then this happened…

Digital image timelines are on everyones phone and in the digital cloud, but there are so many other ways to look back. Here is a fun mini time capsule project I do with objects and the little stories around them. You can do it for a month or ten years or anything in between. It can be done with a family or a business or a friend group. Tell the short story on a piece of paper, something that happened on a certain day. If there is an...

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Date & nut cookies. Pretty. Ugly. Yummy.
Nov22

Date & nut cookies. Pretty. Ugly. Yummy.

A tasty dose of dried fruit adds sweetness to these moist, cakey goodies. I switch up the fruit and sometimes add candied ginger for a sweeter taste. Makes about 60 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 t baking powder 3/4 pound dates, pitted and roughly chopped 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped 1/2 cup dark raisins 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup dried cherries 3 large eggs 1/2 cup PLUS 2 T sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 T fresh lemon juice 2 t pure...

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appetite for APPS
Oct28

appetite for APPS

About 90% of my blog is created on the phone. I am on the go a lot, and it’s just more fun. I know I am not alone but I did want to mention a couple of things. First, I would always rely on a professional to do photography or illustration for a client. I consider my photos of digital images not always perfect for what a client might need to accomplish with just the right end result. Camera phones have limited control, small sensors...

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Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting
Oct17

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting This recipe is adapted from the kitchens of Martha Stewart. I have been making it every fall for at least ten years, it’s an easy recipe that always makes a moist, delicious spice infused cake, with a surprising honey icing finish. Cake One stick unsalted butter- melted 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 T baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t cinnamon 3/4 t ginger 1/2 t nutmeg 1/8 t allspice 1/8 t ground cloves...

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App 101 – working with type
Sep20

App 101 – working with type

When it comes to your small business or your personal brand having a plan is key, and how you execute the plan (the visual part of you) is what will stay in people’s minds. If you need to add type to an image, or a post, or product you don’t have to be an expert to work with one of my favorite Apps – Phonto. Available in both apple and android. This App is extremely thorough, has over 200 fonts and font families. You...

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