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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who wants all my ephemera!?!? on: February 02, 2018 10:41:12 AM
Awesome ladies! I could stuff a flat rate mailer for you both if you'd like!
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Double Chocolate Espresso Energy Bars with Sea Salt (Copycat RX Bars) on: January 31, 2018 06:12:54 PM
If you're at all like me, you're always on the hunt for a clean, healthy snack that you can grab on the go. I was so excited to discover RX Bars, because they have no junk, no ingredients I can't pronounce, no added sugar!! Yay! What they do have? Real ingredients and a hefty price tag. For $2.50 a pop that isn't a bar I will be eating on the regular! However, since the ingredients are listed right there on the front of the label, you know you have to be able to DIY those bad boys!

It took a bit for us to choose which flavor to go with, but my kiddos picked chocolate (because, well, CHOCOLATE) and I wanted coffee (because COFFEE). We went with both and a little flurry of fleur de sel for fancy pants-ness. These took us literally 5 minutes to make. FIVE. And while you may not be someone who keeps all of these ingredients on hand, you should be now! Egg white protein is available in many health food stores and online, but you can always make these vegan by using vegan chocolate protein powder instead! I can't wait to try new flavors next!

Double Chocolate Espresso Energy Bars with Sea Salt (Copycat RX Bars)


3/4 cup egg white protein (or Shakeology!)

1 cup pitted dried dates

1/2 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

1/4 cup cacao nibs

2 tsp. espresso powder

2 Tbls. coconut oil

2 Tbls warm water

1 tsp. sea salt

Line an 8x8 inch pan with wax paper. In the bowl of your food processor, add all ingredients except water and pulse to combine. Add water slowly while pulsing until a soft dough forms. You may need to add a bit more water if the dough is too dry! Turn dough out into the pan and press firmly. Add a little flourish of salt on top if you like! Refrigerate about an hour and then slice into 6 bars. Refrigerate up to a week wrapped in wax paper.

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Who wants all my ephemera!?!? on: January 31, 2018 06:01:47 PM
Hello all! I am moving to another state, and in the process of purging and decluttering, have come across a lot of vintage ephemera I can not take with me. Who wants some? It's a mishmash of items from crochet patterns, photographs, postage stamps, book pages, library cards, maps, postcards, you name it! You understand how I can not just toss it, I'm sure! Would anyone like to take it off my hands? I could stuff a few flat rate mailers easily!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: November 20, 2013 11:07:03 AM
That glass bowl is so insanely amazing! GlassKicker, you rock! And Go Sox:) I'm a Boston die hard as well:)

I really like that baby tee toy, too! I think that is such a cute idea! Pinning!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: October 29, 2013 10:15:10 AM
Adding super hero masks to my list! And Ariadne is a beautiful name for a beautiful baby, myloveasdeep!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: OWS Round 98 Discussion on: October 22, 2013 10:59:14 AM
Ugh, sorry for stalling the thread everyone! I will  go back and add some things right now!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: October 22, 2013 10:58:22 AM
I love those gloves! I have a bunch of pairs from swaps and really need to pull them out!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 on: October 21, 2013 11:41:36 AM
I claim Watsonc7 for a bag of disguises.

This is my 3rd claim this round - 3/2/0

About Me: I'm 33 (gulp) and I'm in NJ (double gulp). I have an incredible son named Jude who recently turned 2 and a crazy awesome husband I met at 15. I'm currently running a small in home day care in our basement, baking up a storm, and piling up books in the stack I can never get to read. I love chocolate, the ocean and the beach, books, live music. I love turquoise and red, I collect recipe cards, old handkerchiefs, tea cups, ephemera, vintage scarves, cookbooks, old books, and vintage toys. There is a lot more info in my blog (see the link in my signature!) I love many styles, but nothing country or overly cutesy.

I have a ton of pins, so feel free to browse them all for inspiration, but these are your best bets if you want to choose something directly from Pinterest:

Crafted stuff:
For The Boy:
-We are driving to NC for Thanksgiving, so i need some road trip goodies to keep Jude busy! I did a Pinterest search and found tons of ideas: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=toddler%20road%20trip%20ideas&rs=ac&len=17 Anything you can make to help me with this goal will be so appreciated!
- A road trip pillow case! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/171559067027494915/
- Not sure if you could do part of this project as a medium since it has so many pieces, but I think a magnetic lap board like this would be great! Even if you only made one tray I could add the others! http://www.dirtandboogers.com/2012/10/diy-travel-lap-desk-for-kids/
- Applique, screen printed/stenciled tees size 4T inspired by old rap/rock/punk groups (think Run DMC and The Stooges), poets (Love Neruda, Shakespeare), artists (Basquiat, Picasso), or diagrams and science images Or the word BAZINGA! Love this one too! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/68891069272554550/
- Arts and craft apron/smocks with  sleeves. Here are some cute ideas: http://tinkerlab.com/15-apron-ideas-for-kids/
- Long sleeved tees/cardis/sweaters modified with elbow patches, cool phrases, in size 4T (I am ok with repurposed as long as the original shirt is in excellent condition). You can take a look at this board for some style ideas: http://pinterest.com/jojobean26/future-judems/
- A size 4T hoodie with a big applique like these: https://www.etsy.com/shop/internaht?ref=pr_faveshops or this http://pinterest.com/pin/84864774200114981/
- A sewn bunny is washable fabric. Inspiration here, but it need not have clothing!  https://www.etsy.com/listing/152624636/natural-canvas-stuffed-doll-bunny-softie?ref=shop_home_active
- A letter J plate inspired by these: http://www.rosannainc.com/plates-platters/now-i-know-my-abcs-plate-mug/
- Cool wall art inspired by my kiddo pins. I have soo many! http://pinterest.com/jojobean26/jude-s-new-room/
- Placemats with the place settings stitched on: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/05/place-setting-placemat-diy.html These are lace, but solid color or patterned fabric works better for messy boys! Would need to be about 20 inches by 15 inches.
- Love this face! Made with wood or laminated pieces or vinyl or something to make it sturdy and explore emotions! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/47147127322433144/
- A plastic painted wild animal planter for his room! Like an elephant, tiger, giraffe, lion, hippo https://www.etsy.com/listing/98721838/neon-elephant-planter-true-blue-great?utm_campaign=Share&share_id=88978&utm_medium=PageTools&hmac=3baf867e9195766f9fe84728274c2ac70648694b&utm_source=Pinterest

Not for the Boy:
NEW! A Betty Boo Bat - http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/files/bettyboobat.pdf
NEW! A cape for Betty Boo:) http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2010/10/bat-couture.html
- A book page pumpkin or apple - http://thehiddenlist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/apple-book590tsl060810.jpg
- Needle felted drops.   I am now obsessed after finding this shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/124563406/green-leaf-like-drop-miniature-ladybug?ref=shop_home_active I want a bunch! One like this leaf and ladybug, one for every holiday Sooo cute!
- Hand-carved rubber stamps, funky florals, patterns, cool quirky stuff! For ideas: https://www.etsy.com/shop/creatiate
- A bag inspired by this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/73045806/sale-grey-water-resistant-bag-nylon-bow?ref=af_you_favitem
- Painted leggings or tights in neutral colors or darks for fall like plum or dark teal (Im a size 4-6 and I am 5'7" for sizing), there are so many awesome diys for this on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/49258189644941707/
- Faux metal letters that spell EAT http://www.pinterest.com/pin/99008891781532568/
- Awesome coffee mugs, dishwasher and microwave safe! Painted, vintage, whatever! I love these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/124332036/bob-ross-happy-trees-green-stoneware-mug?ref=v1_other_1
- Funky glassware for my mixed up dinner table collection. Goblets, juice glasses, etc. Old/New, singles or multiples are all welcome!
- A hello pillow done in any of these shades- cream/chocolate brown/dark red/tan/mustard: http://pinterest.com/pin/119063983871296155/
- Placemats for our dining table. Machine washable and sturdy fabric as my kiddo is messy:) Maybe something like the color of burlap? These are my curtains and slipcovers for color/style ideas: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/suzani-print-curtain-panel.do?&from=fn
NEW! Cloth napkins! We use tons of them:) Again, any of the colors inspired by the colors linked above would rock! Also, holiday napkins for Halloween or Christmas would be fun! http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2010/11/d.html

- Make me a craft kit! What craft do you adore? I love trying new things, so a little project kit with materials and instructions to make one little thing would rock!  Quilling, jewelry arts, tatting
- Metallic sharpies
- Screen for silkscreen printing
- Funky shaped picture frames for me to paint and embellish
- Lace, the older the better
- Old picture books
- Michael Moore, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, or Freshcut fabric, even your scraps are fine! Also any other pretty printed fabrics in these styles, but not necessarily designer.
- ink pads pigment ink,  archival and acid free, but Im super partial to Stampin Up, Tsukineko and Tim Holtz (I have lots of metallics, purple, pink, brick, black, brown already)
- Unusual/fun rubber stamps in zetti, victorian, retro, steampunk or background patterns (I'd love a harlequin print)
- Rubber for stamp carving (not eraser type)
- any issues of Crap Hound! Even photocopies of your issues work for me! http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/24/crap-hound-seminal-c.html
- Vintage ephemera, old sewing patterns, old paper doilies and hankies, text pages from old books, old foreign language text (think crumbly old, not 80's old  )

- I'd love items inspired by anything I've Pinned, but please PM me in case it's something I'm making! I also have an Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/38KGTSPJ8DPOU
and many etsy faves here: http://www.etsy.com/people/jojobeandesigns
Or feel free to check my blog for ideas!
- Really Spicy Hot Sauce from your area for the hubs. He likes the ones that obliterate taste buds for days.
- Your favorite real food recipe (we generally avoid mixes and processed add ins)

Thank you in advance for choosing me!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 98 Gallery on: October 18, 2013 11:40:48 AM
Thanks so much for posting the photo for me! I really wish I could upload directly from iPhone, because the whole process of photo hosting and editing ends up being too many steps for the all of 4 minutes of PC time I end up with each day:) I love these blocks, and so does Jude and his buddies, too! We have an in home daycare and hosted a toddler art class today, so they the kids were all running around with them. Jude's favorite thing is to build one very tall block tower and laugh at how weird it looks with faces and body parts mixed up. I even posted them on my facebook page so all of our pals could make them!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: OWS Round 98 Discussion on: October 15, 2013 11:32:43 AM
You're welcome! I need to go adjust mine as I am stalling:) I'm working on your hearts right now and they will ship either this afternoon or tomorrow, depending on my son's mood post nap!
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