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Valentine’s Day Bake Sale Success!

Exciting news, Crafts for Cause had it's very first bake sale on February 1st, 2014. This particular bake sale was to raise money to buy blankets for our local homeless centers. We managed to raise way more money than our intended goal. The very first monetary donation ever! We had our bake sale at Glen's Market during the annual I-500 snow mobile race, so I think that had a major impact in our success. Also, our group has some very…

Just the Beginning

So. It's been a rough few months for me. And I've found the best thing to get through a rough patch in life (aside from wine) is to stay busy. The main way I have wanted to stay busy, as always, is through creating and crocheting. And so "Crafts for Cause" was born, the little brainchild of a sad time. My friends and I are always looking for a way to give back to our little community. So we started…

Easy, Healthy Meals

Snow Day Quesadillas

Greetings from the frozen North. I am sick of the snow. I am sick of the 5 foot snow bank outside my house. I am sick of everyone around me being sick of the snow. And so I cook. Here is an unbelievably easy recipe to try. It's great for adults, for the kiddos, for events, for snacks, and even my 11 month old baby girl likes them. Miracle of miracles. TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes YIELD: 4 Servings 1 medium…

5 Reasons Why You Need a Glass of Wine and a Hot Bath Right Now

Dear readers, I don't know you. I don't know what your life is like, or how your day was. I don't know how you deal with stress, or if you are even male or female. But I think I can make at least one pretty convincing argument as to why you need to pour yourself a glass a wine and take a hot bath immediately (and by "immediately" I mean after you've left some sort of anonymous witty comment below).…

Saturday Night Rye

At least one Saturday every month, when the stars align and all my friends have a night off, we get together and watch horror movies. Typically on these nights everyone brings some sort of snack and probably a bottle of wine to share. Since I made it my New Year's Resolution to eat more pie, that is exactly what my friend Melissa and I made. Here is a hearty pie crust recipe that will work out well with any filling you choose…

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday my fellow Moxie Girls! Here are a few beautiful little pictures from my day with my daughter and some close friends. I woke up to a happy little baby and a beautiful snow storm. I tried to bring Audrey outside for a little bit, but she really hated me for it so we went back in and watched the snow from our living room window. Nothing wrong with that. Then my friends and I repainted some cheap frames…

Dear 2014…

I have you by the balls. I have figured out the secret. My friend Kayla and I were talking over laps this Wednesday and we decided that our motto for 2014 is: "AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!!" Time to get rid of the negative people in our life. We all have some one in mind when we read that statement. The energy sucker, the one you can never make happy, the one you never really want to text back,…

Happy New Year and here come the resolutions…

I had a great New Year's Eve. My friends had a small get together at their apartment and I rang in the New Year laid-back style with my little girl, Audrey, some sangria, buffalo chicken dip, and lots of cheese. All in good company of course. And, best news of all, my daughter started walking in front of everyone! Over the past week, I have been contemplating my resolutions for the year 2014. While I am not the type to…

Bye-Bye Baby Weight Full Body Fitness Routine

Dear readers, Disclaimer... I am not a personal trainer or fitness guru, this is simply the work-out that I use to stay in shape. Consult with your doctor before doing any strenuous exercise. So. It's 2014 and it's time, once again, to switch things up a bit. My work-out partner Kayla and I get sick of the same old work-out routine pretty quickly. Throughout the summer, as I was burning off my baby weight, we changed our routine up a…

The 12 Highlights of Christmas 2013

Dear readers, The time has come to reflect on the holiday events of the previous week, after all, it is New Years Eve, and all sorts of reflection is in order. I have officially eaten way too much (currently eating a piece of pizza... perfect material for the Fitness 2014 blog I plan on writing next), drank too much, taken too many pictures, and watched my daughter have a great time. It was Audrey's very first Christmas, and I think…