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9 Month Break

Hi its Meg! Life got crazy and busy between me and Neysa and we took a step back. I’ll leave room for her to write her own story later, but I am ready to get back in the grove of things. So how are you doing?

I’m doing well. I’m recently engaged (I’ll tell you all about it in a future post!) and me and my lovely partner have trying to conceive. Work has been stressful. I’m trying to fight to improve my teams performance while grow it, which has been challenging. I’m trying to figure out how much pressure you apply to improve others ability to creatively problem solve road blocks while holding them accountable for failures without crushing morale.

So where is this blog going? How do I sort all my thoughts on weddings, fertility, slice of life, cooking, traveling and work? I don’t want to limit the scope of musings. So buckle in, I’m aspiring for daily blogs about all kinds of things. If you want some of a certain something, please leave comments!

Lets start this come back simple with a product review.

31172326_10155652601888651_2074345139542687744_n For Christmas, we received a Storm Trooper waffle maker with a box of Snoqualmie Falls Lodge pancake and waffle mix. Its a brand you can get in the Pacific North West grocery stores ($3.57 a 24oz box) or in bulk on Amazon ($20 a 5lb bag).

I’m not a pancake person (team waffles all the way), but my household loves pancakes with this mix!! All you have to add in water. I strongly recommend giving it a go for easy and delicious weekend breakfasts.

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My friend Callie, who is “the hostess with the mostest” personified, taught me a long time ago that if you scramble you eggs into the remaining pancake batter they will be fluffier and a touch sweeter. Since she was normally making meals for 5+ hungover adult, and her breakfasts were top notch, I carry this habit with me ever since.pancakes

 

 

Pancake and Eggs with Coffee 1.50 per person

 

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Custom Sculpted Pokeroses

These are unique hand sculpted Pokemon miniatures inserted into roses. Each one is unique and slightly different. Its fun to try new ones too, so message us about what you have in mind.

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So its been a while since I’ve offered these for sale through 8BitHealey. I’ll be honest, I’m hoping to come up with a tutorial on how to make these to avoid having an monopoly on such a simple craft project. They are too time consuming for me to want this to be a staple of the business sales – but I also don’t want to disappoint anybody.

We will sell them $20/flower. Each is unique so please contact us with what you had in mind. Message me to get exact shipping or click the link to use USPS priority mail prepaid box for $5in the US.

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What I’ve been drinking – The Fruity Edition!

One of the few pleasures I really indulge in is my coffee and nightcaps. I have subscriptions to Driftaway coffee and Winc. I also indulge in drinking sour beer and making cocktails. Periodically, I can’t help myself and will want to blog about all the exciting things I’ve been imbibing.

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Firstly – Summer means watermelon spiked with vodka. So I’ve ice cream scooped watermelon into a jar to soak in 1/2 cup lime juice, a sprig of mint and filled to the top line of scooped watermelon with vodka. After a few hours of soaking in the flavors, I blended it up. It was pretty dang refreshing.

 

 

 

 

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Schilling Hard Cider Mischief Maker Pomegranate was on sale and although cider is usually too sweet I figured I’d give it a go. I didn’t actually like it by itself, but mixed with equal parts sprite and assisted by watermelon balls soaked in vodka, A+++.

 

 

 

 

 

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Something I’d recommend without altering is 10 Barrel’s Raspberry Crush. I’m already a fan of their Cucumber Sour – so please try that as well! But this is a new to me flavor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last but not least – if you aren’t feeling too adventurous, but want a fruity beer to relax in the back yard with, the easiest to find Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is my recommendation. The fruit pebbles of beer. Its easy to drink and refreshing! 

 

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Smore Appreciation Day

Apparently Aug 10th was Smores appreciation day. I wasn’t aware because I celebrate almost daily. My fave fake smore is toast spread with nutella and a marshmellow smooshed in between.

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For my birthday, my beloved got me a safe to make at home smore kit.

It makes marshmellows puff up by blowing hot air on them. Its a weird little beast that doesn’t burn them – it just gives them a golden color. I personally like my marshmellows charcoal.

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If you are throwing a dinner party and making smores seems a bit messy – may I recommend the Jello Creations Smore Dessert Kit. I think its a great themed treat that is super simple to make!

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Cardboard Deer Head

This weekend project idea was brought to you by the bargain bin at Joanns! You can get the same kit on Amazon for $30 – so maybe check your local craft store for some deals before buying online! I would definitely recommend this as a fast weekend project if you plan on putting it together as plain cardboard. Its pretty attractive as is, slides into place easy and is matching numbers so not hard to figure out.

The original idea was to give to our parents as an RV decor job present for Father’s Day, but they politely turned us down. My beloved deer head mount stayed above our own fire place until we saved up enough to get the TV for our new living room. From there, the idea sprang that I would use spoonflower peel and stick wallpaper to cover all the panels and give it a glamorized reboot.

So I had a touch of the Rajkumari by Peacoquette Designs and also a whole roll of Coral Jubilee by Ivie Cloth Co. To mimic my results, you will need at least 5 ft of wallpaper. I was careful to arrange the pieces as close as possible to not waste. It you want to do two patterns as I did, 4 feet of the main color and 1 ft of the other should be adequate. It’ll run you about $37.50 + shipping.

I would unroll a small portion of the peel and stick wallpaper and lay the deer cardboard pieces down on top. Using an exacto knife and scissors Since you are covering up the numbers printed on the pieces – you will need to keep everything extra organized or assembly will be a challenge. I covered each piece, top and bottom, and put the deer head together piece by piece. It took me a whole Saturday while watching TV. I’m quite pleased with the results.

Neysa also has her own and she was going to paint hers. I’m excited to one day see what she comes up with!

 

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Handpainted Watercolor Rainbow Roses

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So its been a while since I’ve offered these for sale through 8BitHealey. I’ll be honest, I’m hoping to come up with a tutorial on how to make these to avoid having an monopoly on such a simple craft project. They are too time consuming for me to want this to be a staple of the business sales – but I also don’t want to disappoint anybody.

We will sell them $20/flower. Rainbow rose style can be a full flower bud or in the half painted alternative pokeball style. Message me to get exact shipping or click the link to use USPS priority mail prepaid box for $5in the US.

 

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Pokerose – Team Rocket ball

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So its been a while since I’ve offered these for sale through 8BitHealey. I’ll be honest, I’m hoping to come up with a tutorial on how to make these to avoid having an monopoly on such a simple craft project. They are too time consuming for me to want this to be a staple of the business sales – but I also don’t want to disappoint anybody.

We will sell them $15/flower. Team Rocket ball rose style has a sculpy “R” added to the fake flower bud. Message me to get exact shipping or click the link to use USPS priority mail prepaid box for $5in the US.