greeting card diy (+ my first ever .gif!)

greeting card diy | et ceteraI love to do things with my hands other than type and click. In the kitchen, I love to crack eggs, whisk brownie batter, knead bread, etc. When it comes to crafting, I love to cut paper, use rubber stamps, and tape things together.

It would be great to be able to buy fun supplies all of the time and have a well stocked arsenal, but that just can’t happen. I do my best to make do with what I have on hand- some blank kraft paper cards + envelopes, a pack of construction paper from Target, a few rolls of washi tape, some stamps, plenty of Sharpies… things like that.

So, as long as you have a few pieces of construction paper, a pair of scissors, and a roll of tape (or glue), you can make this card! Continue reading

gluten-free banana bread

gluten-free baking
I’ve been dabbling ever-so-slightly in gluten-free baking lately, as a result of my recent decision to eliminate as much gluten as possible from my diet. I know there’s really no such thing as an almost gluten-free diet, and I can certainly tolerate gluten, but I simply feel better and more energetic on the days that I don’t consume any. So, as often as possible, I avoid it.

My most recent baking experiment was with banana bread. I even made my own coconut flour for it, which was a rewarding but slightly time consuming process. I enjoyed it though, and the bread turned out very good.

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