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Loving, Doing, Eating

In case you were wondering what I’ve been up to over the past couple of months, here’s a list: loving, doing, and eating.


The Ruth Heller coloring books my girls got for Christmas.

This post by Liz Smith (a fellow maker and friend) about the price of handmade.

We Three Illustration. Love her doodle-y style.

Bad Lip Reading, NFL. If you haven’t seen it yet, you must. Pure hysterics.

Handmade Charlotte. I had forgotten how great this blog is.


Shoveling. And sledding.

I’ve been following along with Jessica Swift’s #coloring me happy prompt. See her latest roundup, where one of my pictures is featured.

Working on a collaboration with Meera Lee Patel. I’ll share more on this as we progress, but in the mean time, check out her illustrations here.

Helping my small girl make “Squishy Buttons,” which she recently invented and is now gifting to everybody she knows.

Searching for fabric to make new dining room roman shades with. This one (red, on the right) is my absolute favorite, but it’s not exactly in my price range. Wouldn’t it make some amazing shades?

Making another Remembery Capsule. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love making these.


The Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon bun recipe. The best part is that the recipe makes an insane amount of buns, so you can gift them. Or in our case, so you can eat them nonstop for days on end.

This carne asada and salsa recipe. Since we moved from San Diego, we have been on a mission to find authentic Mexican food, with no luck. This recipe nails it.

This make-ahead ranch veggie dip recipe. So easy.

Thinking I’ll try this sandwich bread recipe, for something new.





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12 responses to “Loving, Doing, Eating”

  1. jacqueline

    Dearest sweeet Amy, i love your list of loving, doing, and eating!! Loving that gorgeous fabric and im loving your Remembery Capsule! Happy valentine’s week sweet friend and love to you!

  2. Heather

    Have you thought to be creative about using that fabric? Possibly as inserts in Roman shades (you do sew don’t you…if not learn–even your non-crafty cousin Luann is planning to learn, when I bring her a sewing machine I got for practically nothing, during my next trip to TX).

    And I’ll put up Texas Mexican food against SanDiego any day, any time. Even the chains native to TX!

  3. Heather

    Oh, and a tip for cutting the rolls, if you didn’t do this last time you made them: instead of a knife, use non-flavored dental floss tape to cut the rolls. Just slide a piece about 12″ – 15″ long under the roll, cross the ends over at the top of the cinnamon dough log, and pull. Much cleaner and faster than a knife. I made several batches using the King Arthur Flour recipe and I learned this tip made things much easier.

    I will be trying this recipe next time….the King Arthur Flour recipe makes a sticky bun type top and you really have to watch that the glaze, which you bake in the pan with the rolls, doesn’t flow over the sides — and catch the oven on fire! That happened with the first batch! The rolls themselves weren’t burned but there were flames coming out of the oven as the sugar content hit the electric element! (This happened at a church men’s breakfast and Chuck was quite embarassed, as he was in charge of the final bake for these rolls!)

  4. Dana Barbieri

    It is good to see you blogging again. Good to see what you have been up to. Recipes sound yummy, the fabric buttons are so cute and Yay for more remembery capsules. Can’t wait to hear what you are up to Meera Lee. And I agree on that Anna Maria Fabric. Really great.

  5. Concetta at Glittering Shards

    Ahh…you lovely creative bunny and gorgeous family! So nice to see what you have been up to – have missed you!

  6. erin

    Those curtains will be simply perfect. The buttons are adorable, Cami would probably love to make those for her little friends! Look at that snow, you don’t get that in San Diego (though you do get some pretty amazing mexican). I had never visited Handmade Charlotte, so thanks for linking that up!

    Love your list!

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