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Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – June 2020

Rose: It’s My Birthday Month! I LOVE having my birthday in the middle of summer. While this year there are limited activities to choose from (thanks coronavirus), I was still able to have a fantastic birthday. I was worried about how the constant back and forth of opening and closing business would effect traveling. But,… Continue reading →

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter, Honey, & Oat Bars

You can probably guess from the title what three ingredients are involved in the recipe. I like making these bars when I want something sweet but can’t be bothered to preheat the oven.  Ingredients Line a 9×9 pan with foil.  Combine honey and peanut butter in a bowl and microwave until smooth (20-30 seconds).  Add… Continue reading →

Create Your Own Anthem

Music is a powerful way to send a message. Sonnets and poems have been written for centuries to tell stories and evoke emotion. The military uses cadence calls while running or marching to maintain the correct beat. Music can change your mood in an instant. A song you haven’t heard in years can teleport you… Continue reading →

Blackout Tuesday

I struggle with the correct words during times of difficulty. Usually, I try to keep things light, but as I scroll through endless videos of protests and millions of people fighting for change in the street, I cannot sit silent. The murder of George Floyd in Minnesota last week was tragic, leading people to take… Continue reading →

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – May 2020

Can anyone else see the light at the end of the quarantine tunnel? It’s bright and familiar. But also seems just out of reach from total normalcy.  Either way, we’ve made it through another month! Shots for everyone.  I want to highlight the highs (Rose) and lows (Thorns) from the month. Like any true Real… Continue reading →

DIY Cactus Planter

Remember a few weeks ago when we had nothing but time on our hands and I suggested 10 Things to Do While Self-Isolating. Well, this is me bringing suggestion #6 Crafting, full circle. Weeks ago, I spent HOURS expertly measuring and shaping each coil of this tiny pot. It was meditative and time consuming; at… Continue reading →


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